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Lissa's Review: Birthday Girl by Penelope Douglas


REVIEWER PURCHASE PUBLISHER: Penelope Douglas LLC RELEASED: April 15, 2018) GENRE: new adult, contemporary romance LENGTH: 407 pages FORMAT: ebook, paperback

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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. FIVE BOUNDLESS STARS

Just like any of Penelope’s books, Birthday Girl was just as easy to fall into and honestly love. Jordan hasn’t ever really honestly felt what it was like to be loved. Yes, she has her sister and her friends. But to feel as if she is everything to that one single person. But she does find him. In the most unlikely place. Now, most have an issue with a vast age difference. But the way that Penelope writes it is so easy to not to have any problem with it. Pike is one of those characters, that would be so easy to love. Jordan is one of those characters that you hope will have her happy ending. I loved how this was written. I did take my time with this; I didn’t rush read it. I probably spent a couple of weeks going back and forth. I Honestly didn't want it to be over. Penelope’s writing is brilliant. The way that she’s able to make you feel with your whole heart, how these characters are feeling. I loved this story so much that I wanted to purchase the signed paperback right after. Overall, I have to give this Five Boundless Stars.


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