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

JORDAN

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
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ebook, 349 pages
Published April 17th 2018 by Penelope Douglas LLC (first published April 15th 2018)
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Kelly Watters Hi. No this book is a stand alone. The devils night series consists of two books at the moment. Corrupt and hideaway. The next two are due next year.…moreHi. No this book is a stand alone. The devils night series consists of two books at the moment. Corrupt and hideaway. The next two are due next year. (less)

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Penelope Douglas
Mar 26, 2018 marked it as finished-writing  ·  (Review from the author)
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Christy
Apr 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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5 stars!

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Birthday Girl by Penelope Douglas blew me away! Once I read the synopsis for this book, I knew it would be one that I would drop everything to read. And I did. I stayed up till 4 am reading this book the night it landed on my kindle. I wanted to slow down and enjoy the story, but I had to know what would happen. I could not put it down. This book was straight up addicting and I loved every minute!

Jordan is a strong and independent woman. She may be only nineteen, but she’s a hard worke
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Cristina | CristiinaReads
Mar 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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➳A forbidden fruit, a romance filled with angst, and the struggle of battling your inner thoughts of the forbidden and desires, making your craving enhance more and more for Pike and Jordan...



➳There are truly no other novels that can utterly compare to anything that is by Penelope Douglas. To me, sometimes I find it hard to believe that once I finish a book by Pen I think to myself "let's google, 'books similar to Penelope Douglas'" but nothing ever seems to come up because every search I make
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I'm not even going to write up my review how I normally would, just go in blind, enjoy, love like I did, this surpassed all my expectations, it easily went from a 5 star to jumping onto my favourite shelf of 2018. And that alone should tell you how much I loved this book. Get ready to swoon because swoon you will!! Pike crash landed into my heart the very first chapter and he's still there even after I inhaled that la
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Melanie
“Whatever the birthday girl wants”

Friends, I really wanted to love this, and I still enjoyed it! Penelope Douglas is the queen of writing enemies to lovers. I am obsessed with Corrupt, Bully, and Punk 57! So, when I heard she was releasing a new taboo standalone, I knew I couldn’t resist one-click buying! But… dare I say? This book wasn't taboo enough for me. It read just like a normal romance, where the characters have a big age difference.

Jordan is a nineteen-year-old girl who comes from
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Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
5 STARS

You make my heart pound so hard it hurts, Jordan. You, your mouth, and who you are, it all makes me want to touch you. It makes me not want to stop this.”


When I saw that Penelope Douglas was coming out with a surprise release, I didn't even blink before adding the book. When I read the blurb, I think a small part of me cringed, while a bigger part of it was screaming GIMME!! See, I love a forbidden romance. But there's something about the whole father thing that just gives me the ble
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Blurb:
JORDAN
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 sto
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Dana Ilie
May 02, 2018 rated it liked it
3.4 Stars.

Birthday Girl is a must read for all forbidden romance lovers and those who enjoy their taboo stories. I know without a shadow of a doubt that this is one story I will never forget.
The book is good, the story interesting, but the gap age was to much for me....
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THIS IS A MUST READ!!! Go get it!!

⭐5 AMAZING STARS ⭐

I freaking loved it, I couldn’t put it down!It was so good and this goes immediately to my top favorite books for 2018!Penelope Douglas did an amazing job, she delivers an addictive story with amazing characters and a heavy romance!

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The chemistry between Pike and Jordan was something else .They were intense,passionate,sensual and super hot!!They were perfect for each other!Their romance has e
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Sabrina
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If you ever need the definition of sexual tension, read this book. Pike and Jordan had me cursing them with the best kinds of insults as I read and waited to finally see them give in to their chemistry. I really enjoyed that it was almost like a slow-burn type of connection they had and then when they finally did give in it was an explosion of all kids of smexiness.

This book completely blew my mind with how amazing it was. In all honesty, I was a little nervo
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Melanie (mells_view)
“You don’t have a clue what to do with me, do you?”

Age gap. Taboo trope: falling for your boyfriend’s dad. A heroine who is young, but knows what she wants out of life and is working her butt off to get there. A hero who is a bit stagnant, but is sparked to life by our heroine. A love story that you think will be illicit, and surface, but turns out to be so deep and emotional, that you’re left tearing up and smiling and turned on all at the same time.

Penelope Douglas took what can sometimes be
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“Birthday wishes don’t always come true, so I don’t waste a chance when I blow out a candle.”


Penelope Douglas is right up there as one of those one click authors for me. Chances are, if I’ve read one her stories then it has utterly consumed me and I’ve loved every minute of it. As good as her past books have been, Birthday Girl is my favorite book of hers thus far. It really knocked me off my feet, captivated me and I became addicted almost instantly by Penelope’s signature flawless storyte
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Jodi Bibliophile
(Please note that this review contains curse words. If you don't like the F word then please don't read on).

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HOLY SHIT! Someone please come and hold me while I cry! Why does it have to be over??!!

It’s been 2 hours since I finished Birthday Girl by Penelope Douglas and I don’t quite know what to do with myself.

Normally when I’ve finished a book I’m so quick to write up a review but with this one I’m lost for words. I feel like I’ve just said goodbye to a loved one and I’m really fucking sad, lik
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Lacey (Booklovers For Life)
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I DEVOURED this book. I was reading up until 2 am and picked it right back up as soon as I woke up, because I couldn't put it down. I was absolutely hooked onto Jordan and Pike's forbidden romance. It's perfectly sexy, angsty, fun, and I'll admit, the emotions were coming across so strongly I even teared up a time or two. I fell in love with these two characters and how much they wanted but couldn't have each other. The chemistry is ON FIRE. I honestly never wa
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Sabrina The Trash Queen
May 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I'm trash for good romances books, no surprise there.
I love forbidden slow-burn romances with good writing and relatable characters.

“You ever going to tell me what you wish for?” I ask.
“It’s bad luck to tell. But I will say, I always wish for the same thing, and every day it comes true.”


The chemistry was out of the charges with this characters.
I adore it that it had both POV, it wouldn't have been the same without it. It made the story so much more interesting because you know that both charac
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April
Apr 17, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 candle wishing stars!

When I started this book I was expecting it to be this taboo love affair, it turned out to be an honest and emotional love. The two characters compliment each other perfectly despite their age difference. Pike has alpha tendencies that I found quiet yummy 😍 Jordan is sweet and a bit timid but after spending some time with Pike we see that she is also fierce! Another great one from PD!!
Jan
Apr 19, 2018 rated it it was ok
Oh dear… Let me grab a metal shield!

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I am so disappointing, people! This is not going to sound nice but it's my most sincere opinion.
Cutting to the chase:

.) The angst factor I was expecting from this was completely missing.
.) At some point I felt it was dragging out as I had a feeling I read this typical story line before, (good girl from trashy caravan park, drunk father and stepmother, striptease job offers, slutty sister and so on).
.) I found the characters development flat and the chemistr
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Aurelia
I loved, loved, loved this book so much, and now that it's over I've got this gripping feeling in my chest that makes me feel like something has been taken from me ya know? On the one hand I'm at peace with the book's ending and then on the other I've got this hollow feeling in my stomach knowing that it ain't coming back, that it's a standalone.

I absolutely adored the characters. Pike with his sexy brooding ways and what a strong independent woman Jordan is. These two just had such amazing chem
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R. Kitt
Apr 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 I Just Want The Life Stars

Not what I expected! I really enjoyed the sweetness of the story.

Jordan Hadley just turned 19, lives in a small town, is going to school, working a job, and holding onto a boyfriend (Cole Lawson) that has his priorities askew. Some money troubles happen for the couple so they end up living with Cole's dad.

38 year old Pike Lawson owns his own construction company, has never had a wife, has a son that dislikes him, and has a quick interest in Jordan when he sees her at
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destiny ♎ [howling libraries]
“Time passes by you like a bullet,” he says, “and fear gives you the excuses you’re craving to not do the things you know you should.”

This was my very first Penelope Douglas book ever, which felt like an important milestone in and of itself, as many of my friends adore her writing so much! I’m fairly new to the adult contemporary scene (though not new to this type of book, as I used to read them online a lot—but it’s been a long time!), so I wasn’t one hundred percent sure what to expect, bu
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RATING: 5 "Dreams" Hearts!! <3

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Birthday Girl is a fast-paced and sexy read, the forbidden and taboo never before as enticingly delicious as in the hands of Penelope Douglas.

It’s always the same wish. Every candle. Every time. I want a life I never want to take a vacation from.

Jordan is everything we might hope for in a heroine; strong in mind and personality but with a few noticeable soft spots that remind us that despite being mature beyond her years, she’s still a young woman at heart.
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Jessica  (Angie & Jessica's Dreamy Reads)
This was SO GOOD. So so so so so freaking good. Birthday Girl is a slow burning forbidden romance that's perfectly peppered with just the right amount of angst and emotion. I could not put this book down. From the very beginning I was overwhelmed with thoughts and feelings on how this was going to work, how this could possibly end the way I wanted it to. It's a roller coaster of blistering emotions, a relentless barrage of intense, complicated feels... And I seriously loved it so hard.

This book
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NMmomof4
4 Stars

Overall Opinion: I liked this. Instantly the message "you can't help who you fall in love with" comes to mind when writing this review. It wasn't quite as angsty as I was hoping, but I still enjoyed it. I liked both characters and by the time they cross the line I felt 100% like they were meant to be together. I know this is a taboo subject, and one many will have an issue with, but I like to push my moral boundaries in a naughty book every once in a while 😜. That being said, I didn't hav
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chandler ainsley ❁
"You ever going to tell me what you wish for?"
"It's bad luck to tell...
But I will say, I always wish for the same thing, and everyday it comes true."


holy mother of sweet sweet taboo. this was so damn excellent.

reading the synopsis (kinky and fucked up) and seeing the author (devour every book she writes) i knew i had to have this. and in true chandler-reading-p-doug fashion, i finished this in a day.

the story follows jordan and her relationship with her bf's dad, pike. it sounds totally ridicu
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19 year-old Jordan didn't have much growing up.
She's working hard to pay her way through college.

Her boyfriend Cole is not the most dependable person, but they need each other.

When they're kicked out of their apartment, they move in with Cole's dad.

Pike. The hot guy she kinda flirted with in a movie theater the other night.

And the attraction is not going away once they live in the same house.

But she loves Cole, right? And Pike is way too old with his 38 years... right????

What will happen with
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Angie - Angie's Dreamy Reads
Apr 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
“Turns out my dream girl belongs to the one person it would kill me to hurt.”

The moment I read the blurb for Birthday Girl, I knew I HAD TO HAVE it. I absolutely love the sultry lure of a wicked forbidden romance. And this, a father falling for his sons girlfriend? I don’t think it gets anymore salacious than that. I was curious to see how Penelope would twist that concept and I have to say, she slayed it! Birthday Girl was one of the most unputdownable romances I have read this year. From beg
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Jennifer Kyle
Apr 20, 2018 rated it liked it
3 - 3.5 Stars
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I couldn't finish it. I really, really tried but this book just wasn't for me at all. NOPE! NOPE! NOPE! I'll post why on my blog or podcast later.
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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 fourteen 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.

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“Time passes by you like a bullet,” he says, “and fear gives you the excuses you’re craving to not do the things you know you should. Don’t doubt yourself, don’t second-guess, don’t let fear hold you back, don’t be lazy, and don’t base your decisions on how happy it will make others. Just go for it, okay?” 10 likes
“Baby,” he whispers, his hands shaking. “I hope you love me, because I love you like crazy, and I’m going to want you the rest of my life. I tried to stay away, because I thought it was the right thing, but I fucking can’t. I need you, and I love you. This doesn’t happen twice, and I’m not going to be stupid again. I promise.” 7 likes
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