Birthday Girl by Penelope Douglas
on April 17th, 2018
Genres: Romance, Contemporary
From New York Times Bestselling author Penelope Douglas comes a new forbidden love story…
He took me in when I had nowhere else to go.
He doesn’t use me, hurt me, or forget about me. He doesn’t treat me like I’m nothing, take me for granted, or make me feel unsafe.
He remembers me, laughs with me, and looks at me. He listens to me, protects me, and sees me. I can feel his eyes on me over the breakfast table, and my heart pumps so hard when I hear him pull in the driveway after work.
I have to stop this. It can’t happen.
My sister once told me there are no good men, and if you find one, he’s probably unavailable.
Only Pike Lawson isn’t the unavailable one.
I took her in, because I thought I was helping.
She’d cook a few meals and clean up a little. It was an easy arrangement.
As the days go by, though, it’s becoming anything but easy. I have to stop my mind from drifting to her and stop holding my breath every time I bump into her in the house. I can’t touch her, and I shouldn’t want to.
The more I find my path crossing hers, though, the more she’s becoming a part of me.
But we’re not free to give into this. She’s nineteen, and I’m thirty-eight.
And her boyfriend’s father.
Unfortunately, they both just moved into my house.
*BIRTHDAY GIRL is a stand-alone, contemporary romance suitable for ages 18+
It’s so wrong yet nothing about this book was anything but right.
“Everything felt easy. But the girl of my dreams is off-limits. She’s Cole’s, and she’s nineteen. There’s no way.”
My favorite book by Penelope is Corrupt because that kind of story is just my kink as far as reading goes. This is nothing like that story but this is easily one of her best books. I read everything she puts out but this one just hit me in a way that none of her other “lighter” books ever did.
“It’s hard to find that one person who speaks your language.”
There are a couple spots that had me in tears and there was a few parts that had me with tears in my eyes. My hear broke in several spots and then it soared in others. Being able to draw actual emotions from your readers is one of the things I love about Penelope’s books. Nothing about the way Pike and Jordan felt about each other was wrong but the journey was nothing but difficult.
“I don’t know if I love her, but I’ve never wanted anything or anyone this bad.”
I know we had all thought we knew what she was releasing and when. This book was a big surprise and I can’t say that I am upset or even remotely bummed about it. I loved this book. I loved Pike. I loved Jordan. I love it when an idea consumes a writer so much that they can’t think of anything else and they have to write it. Those books lead to ones like this one. Ones that are flawless and phenomenal. Ones that are unique and heart-stopping. It was everything and I’m glad she wrote it.
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