BIRTHDAY GIRL by Penelope Douglas

BIRTHDAY GIRL by Penelope Douglas Book Cover

AUTHOR: Penelope Douglas – Author Website HERE

TITLE: Birthday Girl

SERIES: Stand Alone

PAGES: 349

GENRES: Daddy Romance

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ISBN/ASBN:ASIN: B07C7N5CBS

MY STAR RATING

4.5/5

SYNOPSIS

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 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.

PIKE

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.

MY REVIEW

BIRTHDAY GIRL by Penelope Douglas

This book is such a freakin’ good read! It knocked my wee socks off, as well as my knickers!

It was hot!

I needed something angsty but not too dark (for a change) and this fit the bill.

The characters were awesome sauce and the story really sucked me in. 

I don’t mind tellin’ ya that I was holding my breath and squirming a little while reading the sex scenes.

JORDAN

I really liked Jordan. She’s had a bit of a lousy start in life and has had to grow up too fast. 

She’s a really good girl, to be honest. Just trying to make it in life but life is so freakin’ hard right? especially when you constantly feel like a burden to everyone who should be happy to have you in their lives.

She’s been walked over too many times.

She and her (bit of an ass) boyfriend Cole are having money issues (his fault) and they end up having to move into his dad’s house whom Jordan had never met him before because Cole doesn’t really like him.

However, she kinda bumps into him one night by accident (before knowing who he is) and immediately feels something for him. Cue awkwardness.

PIKE

Damn, y’all. This man is all kinds of hot.

He has his own construction company knows how to take care of himself and has a drool-worthy body.

He’s a good guy and tries so hard not to be attracted to Jordan but shit happens and they end up spending quite a bit of time together…alone.

Pike is a little set in his ways. Stubborn and moody. He needs someone like Jordan but he can’t go there because he’s trying to make things work between him and his son.

Guys, this relationship was just…ugh, taboo and passionate. My favourite kind!

SEX SCENES

Like I said earlier the sex is bangin’. It’s forbidden and therefore excellent 🙂

I’m telling you, you could cut the sexual tension with a knife with these two.

I can feel the slickness between my legs, and his breath is so hot. I lower myself to my feet but keep my eyes on his. “I love how you worry about me and want to protect me,” I say. “But a girl has needs, too, and eventually, I’ll have to find another man who can do your job better.” Rage burns behind his frozen stare, but he doesn’t blink. “Another man will kiss me,” I breathe out, “and take off my clothes and go at me in his bed, in his shower, and spread me wide over breakfast on his kitchen table…” Pike’s lips are almost twisted in a snarl, and he’s breathing hard—in and out, in and out as he glares down at me. It’s there. I can feel him. It’s like we’re wrapped up together, the heat between us almost suffocating, and all he has to do is reach out and pull me into his arms. Take me. I wait. I’m yours. Just reach out and take me. But he doesn’t. He just stands there, and tears burn at the backs of my eyes as he hovers, unmoving. Unwilling. My heart is breaking. I shake my head. “You don’t have a clue what to do with me, do you?” I scoff and push away from him, but then suddenly, he grabs my arms hauling me back to him. I gasp as he puts his hands under my arms and lifts me off my feet, bringing me face to face with him like I’m five years old. “Oh, I may be out of practice, little girl,” he bites out in a threatening tone, “but I think I’ll figure it out.” And he brings me in, kissing me and stealing my breath so hard all I can do is wrap my legs around him and hold on. Fuck yes.

FINAL THOUGHTS on BIRTHDAY GIRL by Penelope Douglas

I was so impressed with how this book made me feel. I had never read anything by Penelope Douglas before but I will certainly be reading more of her books!.

I could picture every one of these characters and my chest kinda hurt over some of these intense scenes.

 

4.5 Stars

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