Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Good Girl Complex - Book Review

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. 

Book Review 

Okay, I admit, I’ve been in a bit of a reading slump lately. Or maybe it’s just that I have no time to read after class and homework. Either way, I’ve not been reading a lot and when I do read I haven’t been enjoying it very much.

Well! This book changed that! It pulled me in right away with it’s She’s All That kinda vibe and I was hooked! I couldn’t stop reading and when I pulled my eyes away from the book, I couldn’t stop thinking about wanting to keep reading!

Here’s the low-down. Mac is being forced by her parents to go to a college she doesn’t want to go to. She’s already got her own money and doesn’t need them but she’s too nice to say anything. She’s also dating some loser who she doesn’t seem to get is a loser... until later when the plot needs her too, even though all the signs. (My only gripe with this book.)

Then we have Cooper. Sexy bad boy with full tattoo sleeves who’s trapped in the college town where the students treat him and his friends like peons. Everything’s set off because a stupid rich jerk gets Cooper fired and he wants revenge. He and his friends come up with the idea for Cooper to seduce the rich jerk’s girlfriend and get her to fall for Cooper and break up with her rich boyfriend, then dump her.

Only nothing goes to plan after he actually talks to Mac and sees she’s not the person he thought she’d be... now Cooper’s in much deeper than he ever expected and how long till it blows up in his face?

I loved these characters. So much. They each have their own family trauma and watching them bond over it was just sweet. It showed how much they were alike, even if their backgrounds were vastly different.

I loved being in his little seaside town and Cooper’s friends. Evan’s book can’t get here any faster! I already preordered and am counting down the days!