Birthday Girl by Penelope Douglas

From New York Times Bestselling author Penelope Douglascomes a new forbidden love story…

Birthday Girl – Penelope Douglas


Birthday Girl – Penelope Douglas


Birthday Girl

by Penelope Douglas


Published April 17th 2018

Birthday Girl – Penelope Douglas


Birthday Girl – Penelope Douglas


A book by Penelope Douglas is always a top priority. She has a style of writing that just works for me. When I saw the announcement of Birthday Girl and read the BLURB – I had to read it. I love forbidden, taboo, and anything that’s edgy and outside the box.

Birthday Girl, was different than I expected.

The characters, Jordan and Pike were really meant to be together. Besides being attracted to each other, they had so much in common. They loved spending time together, took care of each other, and just felt comfortable around each other. That most of all was because of Jordan.

She had to grow up quickly and early on. She was much more an old soul than a young nineteen year old. Compared to her boyfriend Cole and many of her peers, she was grown up, mature and just new what was important in live and didn’t have the time or interest in wasting her life away with parties and gossip. She had plans, bills, and goals.

When she met Pike, she was immediately drawn to him and would have liked to spend more time with him, before she even knew who he was. And Pike felt the same. When they both found out who they were to each other, it was quite the SHOCK.

The first half of the book was a slow burn romance. It was more about getting to know each other, than a steamy forbidden romance novel. Which was somehow what I expected, or let’s say hoped for. The second half of the book got intense but still not as much as I would have liked.

So, in the end, Birthday Girl was a much sweeter novel than anything I have ever read by this author. It was sweet, captivating, and alluring. I’m intrigued to see what the author comes up with next. Because one thing is sure, I’l be reading it. 😀


Birthday Girl – Penelope Douglas



He took me in when I had nowhere else to go.

He doesn’t use me, hurt me, or forget about me. IHe doesn’t treat me like I’m nothing, take me for granted, or make me feel unsafe.

lHe 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 am.


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+.


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Penelope Douglas is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Her books have been translated into thirteen languages and include The Fall Away Series, The Devil’s Night Series, and the stand-alones, Misconduct, Punk 57, and Birthday Girl. Please look for Kill Switch (Devil’s Night #3), coming later this year, and the stand-alone, Motel, coming in 2019.

She lives in Las Vegas with her husband and their daughter.

Birthday Girl – Penelope Douglas

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9 thoughts on “Birthday Girl by Penelope Douglas

    1. Yeah, that’s were social media excels. You just can’t escape it 🤣 that day all I saw was Birthday Girl – but I’m sure you’ll like it.

  1. Great review. I’m glad you enjoyed it! This book is everywhere. You assured me that it’s not super intense which a plus for me (most of the time lol) <3

    1. Thank you Amel. I’m glad I could help. It was more sweet than intense. A nice change from her regular books. I don’t think you’ll have any trouble with it. 🙂

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