Bad Girl Reputation: Avalon Bay Series Book 2

Our summery sequel is here! We are so excited to bring you the next novel in the Avalon Bay series; Bad Girl Reputation. Through the lens of Genevieve West and Evan Harvey, we’ll follow a journey that unearths the profound intensity of their connection – no matter what.

Bad Girl Reputation is the second novel in the Avalon Bay book series by Elle Kennedy. These adult romance books feature a consistent summer theme in a familiar setting. Whilst these books aren’t strictly connected, reading all will provide you the best reading experience!

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Bad Girl Reputation: Avalon Bay Series Book 2

Bad Girl Reputation

bad girl reputation

Return to Avalon Bay in this sexy second chance story about two exes who can’t stay away from each other . . .

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.

Our Review

Genevieve West returns to her hometown of Avalon Bay for her mother’s funeral after abruptly leaving over a year ago. Her complex relationship with her mother leaves her struggling to process her emotions. She knew she would cross paths with her ex-boyfriend, Evan Hartley, but encountering him at the funeral was unexpected. Seeing Evan reignites past feelings, but she’s aware that he could jeopardize her efforts to change her reputation.

Evan, still in the dark about why Gen left, is determined to discover the reason behind her sudden departure and ensure she remains in town with him.

We thoroughly enjoyed this book. The characters felt authentic, and the romance was incredibly intense. Gen and Evan share undeniable chemistry, yet they’ve also caused each other pain. Gen initially comes across as a difficult character, but as we learned about her reasons for leaving and the challenges she faced upon returning, she gained a special place in my heart. I understood why she had to break Evan’s heart.

We appreciated the grounded atmosphere of Avalon Bay and the sense of community it exuded. The author skillfully crafted relatable characters dealing with genuine problems in a realistic manner. There are no billionaires or Ivy League graduates hereā€”just ordinary, yet compelling individuals.

And yes, the book does offer a hint of sensuality, but the central focus remains on the captivating story.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you need to read Good Girl Complex before Bad Girl Reputation?

Each book in the series are standalone novels! However, we’d suggest reading Good Girl Complex first as it sets up the town and the love interests of the novels!

Is Bad Girl Reputation spicy?

It is a bit steamy! But the story is the main focus of the book, so fans of spice and non-spice will surely find this book a compelling read.

Is Good Girl Complex a standalone?

Bad Girl Reputation by Elle Kennedy is the second installment within the Avalon Bay series. Although you don’t need to read Good Girl Complex beforehand, as the series contains interconnected standalones, we encourage it to get a better sense of some of the minor characters and the community of Avalon Bay.

How Many Books are in the Good Girl Complex series?

This wonderful series of Avalon Bay includes three heartwarming and complex novels:

  1. Good Girl Complex (2022)
  2. Bad Girl Reputation (2022)
  3. The Summer Girl (2023)
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