Bad Girl Reputation
An Avalon Bay Novel
by Elle Kennedy
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Pub Date 04 Oct 2022 | Archive Date 18 Oct 2022
St. Martin's Press, St. Martin's Griffin
Bestselling author Elle Kennedy returns to Avalon Bay in this sexy second chance story about two exes who can't stay away from each other, Bad Girl Reputation.
When former bad girl Genevieve West returns home for her mother’s funeral, she’s prepared to keep her distance from her ex-boyfriend, Evan Hartley. Their history is rife with turbulence. And passion. A heck of a lot of passion...which she’s trying desperately to forget.
But it’s impossible not to run into Evan in the small coastal town where they once ran wild. And the moment she sees her gorgeous ex again, it’s clear to Gen that Evan is still as unruly, sexy, and irresistible as ever. This time around, however, she’s resolved to walk a new path. No more partying. No more foolish mistakes. Her plan is to temporarily remain in town to help her father run his business, but the second he finds somebody else, she’s out of there.
Evan has other ideas. He knows they can be good together, but he just has to convince Genevieve of that, even if it means turning over a new leaf himself. But can a bad reputation ever truly be shed? Do second chances really work? Genevieve and Evan are about to find out.
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OH MY GOD THIS BOOK IS SO GOOODDDDD!!!! The chemistry between Gen and Evan is absolutely P O P P I N G and every time their in a room together 🔥🔥🔥🙈🙈 I really, really love the character development in this book. And even tho normally second chance romance is not my thing, Elle Kennedy DOES IT SOOOO WELLLLL
Gen and Evan have been in an on-and-off relationship since they were quite young. Their relationship def had some toxic tendencies so Gen decides to jump ship and yeets out of town to work on herself. A year later, she's forced to return to their small beach town for her mother's funeral, and Gen not only has to find her new place in life, but reconnects with Evan.
The growth the two characters go through, with themselves, their families, and together, is so inspiring. You can tell in the beginning of the book the two are definitely not meant to be together, but as they mature and find themselves, they begin to really blossom.
The relationship is both steamy and sweet, and I've never wanted a bad boy more 😫😫 This def made me want to read the first book as well, so looking forward to more Elle Kennedy!!
Outer Banks meets One Tree Hill! Elle Kennedy knows how to write the best book boyfriends! Another great book with lots of lovable characters. I love all the recurring characters we met in the first book. This book is a second chance love story that tugs at your heart while also making you laugh!
I LOVED THIS BOOK. I’ve been in a bit of a rom-com hole lately, reading so many and not finding any of them actually satisfying. THIS ONE, however, broke the mold. It was the perfect about of pining, of sex, of backstory, of storyline. I’m prepared to read everything Elle Kennedy writes.
I loved the first book so I had high expectations and wow did it meet them! I love this story and the mcs I desperately wanted more every step of the way (in a good way). Can’t recommend this one enough
Wow this book definitely does not disappoint! A second chance romance between bad girl Genevieve and bad boy Evan you can’t help but get sucked in it’s sexy, funny, and heartwarming all at the same time
Elle Kennedy did it again for me. I thought I was in love with Cooper Hartley but here comes Evan proving me wrong! I absolutely loved this story and the transition the characters went through. Evan's personality and his love for Gen pulled on my heart the whole way through. Thank you so much for this ARC! I enjoyed every minute.
This book is everything you need..
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You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll wonder where half the day went as you read it. This second chance, dual POV, small town romance will swift you off your feet and entertain you from the very first sentence to the last. I really love this book, Elle Kennedy, you did it again. This book is a instant buy for me.
After reading Good Girl Complex, I expected to like Bad Girl Reputation, but even coming in with high expectations, this book surprised me in a wonderful way. Gen and Evan had a disastrous on and off romance until Gen abruptly left. When sad circumstances force Gen to come back to Avalon Bay, their chemistry runs as hot as ever, but can they change the bad decisions from their past? I loved how strong Gen was. She made hard decisions that put her well-being first and took and honest look at herself and changed for the better. Evan is impulsive and immature, yet he understood what Gen needed and became better to be worthy of her. This story had sizzling chemistry, fantastic character development, and made me laugh out loud several times, but mostly it was a very romantic second chance that put a huge smile on my face.
If there's anyone who has small-town love down, it's Elle Kennedy. After reading GOOD GIRL COMPLEX, I became an auto-buy fan of hers. I love her angsty love challenges and the passion she puts into her books. In this book, Evan and Genevieve are so fun, and I love a good second chance romance. Hooked!
I truly loved this book, it was even better than Good Girl Complex! The drama was better in this one and I loved the second chance romance, I don’t read that type of book often enough. Evan and Gen were great, I loved seeing their journey of forgiveness and redemption. This was a quick read and I enjoyed it very much!
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