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Publisher's Summary

"This is a beach listen with a youthful feel narrated by two pros who deliver."—AudioFile on The Good Girl Complex

Full of romance, hijinks, and longing, Good Girl Complex is Elle Kennedy at her very best.

She does everything right. So what could go wrong?

Mackenzie “Mac” Cabot is a people pleaser. Her demanding parents. Her prep school friends. Her long-time boyfriend. It’s exhausting, really, always following the rules. Unlike most twenty-year-olds, all she really wants to do is focus on growing her internet business, but first she must get a college degree at her parents’ insistence. That means moving to the beachside town of Avalon Bay, a community made up of locals and the wealthy students of Garnet College.

Mac’s had plenty of practice suppressing her wilder impulses, but when she meets local bad boy Cooper Hartley, that ability is suddenly tested. Cooper is rough around the edges. Raw. Candid. A threat to her ordered existence. Their friendship soon becomes the realest thing in her life.

Despite his disdain for the trust-fund kids he sees coming and going from his town, Cooper soon realizes Mac isn’t just another rich clone and falls for her. Hard. But as Mac finally starts feeling accepted by Cooper and his friends, the secret he’s been keeping from her threatens the only place she’s ever felt at home.

A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Griffin.

©2022 Elle Kennedy (P)2022 Macmillan Audio

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Amazing!!

I didn’t want this to end! Joe Arden was simply amazing in his delivery. So heartfelt!!! Love love love this story!

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If you love Elle Kennedy…skip this one

Not worth a credit. Lots of unnecessary angst, and the story really dragged on. I typically fly through her books but I struggled to finish. Characters are annoying and don’t have many redeeming or compelling traits

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Such a Good Plot but…

Okay this story had me consumed! I couldn’t stop listening! I normally only listen on my commute to and from work but I found myself sneaking times throughout the day to get more in. The narrators did such a fantastic job and the pacing was excellent.

The only thing that ruined this story for me was the cheating. I just couldn’t get past it. Especially when the heroine was so vehemently against it when it was done to her or when he friends talked about having it done to them. I really tried but from that point on the heroine became unlikable to me. No thanks.

Hoping the next book has the same great pacing and plot but without the cheating.

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Meh

I’ve read a lot by Elle Kennedy, but I feel like this one was different. Not as exciting. It wasn’t a bad story, just not as captivating as I’m used to from her.

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Beautiful Ending!

Love the story, full of passion, and besides the rocky beginning as it pertains to the "gang" Cooper's friends and his twin brother, Evan, the story developed nicely and totally enjoyable. In order to create drama and even tension the writer does a beautiful job in escalating so in various scenes. Ava Erickson was good as she always is, but Joe Arden is spectacular! Frankly, Joe made this book enjoyable to the point, I don't think some else would have made justice to this book. 💘 how Cooper expressed his feelings for MacKenzie to her, passionate Joe all the way!

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Good Girl Complex

I loved this book. I give it a five stars! I loved how author really defined the characters before she got into the story. Not only was this story amazing but it taught me a lesson of friendship and trust. This is my comfort novel so thank you Ms. Kennedy for helping me throughout this book and my journey!! Love you, and five star read!! Def recommend

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So freaking good!

My first Elle Kennedy book! I love the story! It’s sassy, romantic, witty and just freaking good!

Cooper is my new book boyfriend! 😊
Of course I love Mackenzie for her brain, sass and wit!

Joe & Ava did a really great job of bringing these characters to life! 💗

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Brilliant storytelling

loved the story but the readers what really made the story. good pacing and drama. and smut was fantastic.

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Great story with awesome narration

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I’m not usually a fan of the date-someone-for-revenge-without-their-knowledge plot but it worked in this case. Elle Kennedy has great writing and really brings her characters to life so you can feel what they feel throughout the story.

Now the narration…holy guacamole. Ava was excellent and she is one of my favorite female narrators. But I think the real standout was Joe. He is rarely less than stellar but he went beyond on this book. How he can go from sarcastic to happy to holding back tears so easily just baffles me. I truly think this is one of his best books.

I was hesitant to read because some of the reviews on Amazon weren’t forgiving, but glad I did. 5 stars, highly recommend.

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Fantastic Surprise

I listened to this for Joe Arden. I literally searched for books narrated by him and then the title and cover intrigued me. The synopsis made me think “hey, this could be ok”. I think I’ll like anything he does, but this one really surprised me.

It was a good story. It was good writing. Even if I could predict the overall plot, there were enough twists and turns and random things thrown in there to keep me engaged. Plus, it was funny.

Also, I LOVED that HE was not a random millionaire - it was refreshing since most of what I’ve read lately includes a male lead who is a gazillionaire.

I would definitely recommend.