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Birthday Girl

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  16,586 ratings  ·  2,243 reviews
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
Kindle Edition, 349 pages
Published April 15th 2018 by Penelope Douglas LLC
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Penelope Douglas
Mar 26, 2018 marked it as finished-writing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
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Apr 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018-five-stars
5 stars!


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
Cristina | CristiinaReads
➳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
“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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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
Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾

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
SueBee★bring me an alpha!★


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
Dana Ilie
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....
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤

THIS IS A MUST READ!!! Go get it!!


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!


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
Jan 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: i-fell-in-love
[4.5 ⭐]

There’s something about forbidden romances/taboo topics that tests and pushes and makes you questions your original stances on it, whatever they may have been, and from whatever preconceived notions they may have originated from.

Birthday Girl was that novel for me. I thought I would be uncomfortable reading it, because really, who would want to get themselves into a predicament where they develop feelings for their boyfriends father? It’s not even something you think about. (I hope…)

I lo
Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
Holy mother of smut 😳🤤 this was pretty nasty and I’m About It. My main complaint is that it took forever for them to actually get together but once they did it was on like donkey kong and I was a BIG FAN.
J o d i  B i b l i o p h i l e ♥
(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

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
Melanie (mells_view)
Mar 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
“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
Megan✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦

“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
Apr 19, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
Lacey (Booklovers For Life)
It's live!!

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
Sabrina The Trash Queen
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
Sara➽ Ink Is My Sword
This book made me finally come to terms that older men are one of my weaknesses in romance books.

“You look at each other like…”
He swallows, an unusually troubled pinch to his brow. “Like the two of you have your own language.”

I bet everyone is shaken by me giving 5 stars to a Penelope Douglas work. I was so hesitant to pick this book up, I even restricted myself when it came out because all the previous books by this author that I have read have been a disappointment full of pro
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
More like a 4.5

Holy fuck I loved this book aklsjdlakjsa. This is my first book from Penelope Douglas and I wan't expecting to love this as much as I did. This is a forbidden romance story that follows a nineteen-year-old girl named Jordan. She is at the movie theater alone on her birthday when she meets this sexy older guy named Pike, and they have a ton of chemistry right from the beginning. Shortly after though, she finds out Pike is her boyfriend Cole's Father. Pike is 38 years old and he had
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
R. Kitt
Apr 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
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
Maria✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦
If you love age gap romances, this one's for you. I seriously loved this book.
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
RATING: 5 "Dreams" Hearts!! <3


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.
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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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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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), available now.

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

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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?” 18 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.” 12 likes
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