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From New York Times best-selling 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 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 19, and I'm 38. And I'm her boyfriend's father. Unfortunately, they both just moved into my house.  

Birthday Girl is a stand-alone contemporary romance suitable for ages 18-plus.  

Cover design by Cassy Roop of Pink Ink Designs.

©2018 Penelope Douglas (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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  • Misty
  • Washington
  • 08-09-18

Serious perfection

From every character to every scene, from the build up to the climax, this book was darn near perfection. Jordan and her boyfriend, Cole, are down on their luck and move in with Cole’s dad, Pike. Jordan and Cole grow distant while Jordan and Pike grow close. You can only imagine the drama that ensues.

The chemistry between Jordan and Pike, the way their relationship built and the things that they found in each other were so simple but so endearing and man, were they sizzling. I do wish there had been more sex but I lived with it because of the intense chemistry that I felt in my bones.

Andrew and Jennifer were excellent choices for Birthday Girl. I felt they embodies everything that these characters were meant to be and sound like. I never once felt like I was being drawn out of the story because of the narration, it only enhanced it.

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ANOTHER 5 STARS FOR PENELOPE DOUGLAS!!!

This story was amazing and had everything you would expect from Penelope Douglas, hot alpha male and a headstrong female with a soft heart. And even though the dynamic of this story was a little different than what I am used to with this author, her brilliant writing and the great narration completely make the story of an older man and younger woman work without being weird at all. the narrorators do a fantastic job of making you feel what the characters are portraying. Do not miss this one!

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  • Kellee
  • Charlotte, NC
  • 08-08-18

Love Taboo!!

This was a great audible. The narrators did a fabulous job. Andrew sounded so smooth, confident and mature. Just like an older man should. He is now one of my favorite male narrators. And Jen Mack always kills it! The storyline was so sexy and sooo taboo. I loved it and stayed up all night listening to the last 8 hours of it. It was sexy and the "birthday girl" wasn't immature for her older man. I hope the author explore the other charactors - like the sister and the bar owner. I just did not want this to end!!!

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WOW!

Honest engine! If I read this I wouldn’t have, listening to it was 100 times better. Love Jennifer Mack’s voice. This book was so awesome. Forbidden love with a HEA. Loved it!

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it's a great, hard to put down, read. <br />

I wish the tension between the main two characters didn't last as long to begin the story. I found myself saying..."just tell him!"

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Perfect summer read and realistic

Ok don’t get me wrong...... I love with then girl snags the big rich alpha and he gives her all she could want and more. But I love it when an author can make me feel like the girl in the story and the couple doesn’t have to be billionaires to be happy ever after. So there at least you know that. Otherwise this book....pure GOLD. Yes, there is a little taboo on the relationship end but that’s what made me want to read it. No daddy issues or a man trying to hold on to his youth. Just two like minded individuals that happen to enjoy the same thing. Just perfection and hats off to Jennifer and Andrew for great narration. I was not taken out of the story at all. I felt completely submerged. And it wasn’t too long.

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Best book ever!!!

Loved the narrators and the story. I feel in love with this book immediately and I highly recommend it to everyone. The audiobook was so good. it's very difficult for me to say my feeling since English it's not my first language, but there were times so filled with emotions and angst that I nearly cried....I had to be very careful because I was in the bus going to work :)) I want a Pike in my life!

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Bye bye book slump!

Perfection! This book had it all....the perfect amount of character development mixed with angst that will make you cry mixed with a wonderful slow burn. I enjoy some hot sex mixed with a great storyline and this book delivered....not too much and not too little.

I did have a few times when I wanted to throw my earbuds across my desk, but isn’t that what a good book does? It makes us feel! The narrators did a good job bringing the characters to life. I would definitely recommend using a credit on this one.

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Make a Wish and Blow Me Away

Parts of this book made me want to slap a someone. Other parts of this book made me want to do a silly dance. Other parts of this book gripped at my heart. It was Hilarious, HOT, and Heartfelt. And Yes, I shed a few tears. Though it might be slightly taboo, I think everyone can relate to some aspects of this book. I felt like I was falling in love with both characters because you get both their points of view. The main characters aren't perfect..and I love that. I inwardly groan when the Guy has no faults and can do no wrong. Same goes for Jordan. She is a bit childish at some points, but that's expected. Pike, oh Pike. I love you. Get your cake and beer..and enjoy the magic both narrators create, bringing this book to life <3

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Better than I imagined

Penelope Douglas did an outstanding job with this book. Jordan and Cole would have never worked out because he had a lot of growing up to do. The developing relationship throughout the story between Jordan and Pike was good, it was realistic and melted my heart. Pike tried to fight it, he tried to do the right thing actually they both did. They developed a friendship that blossomed into a lot more. I just really loved this book, it was worth my time, money. The narrators Andrew Eden and Jennifer Mack were outstanding.

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  • Book addict
  • 09-02-18

Very enjoyable listen

I was utterly absorbed in this story and there was good chemistry between the characters. Although it’s a taboo subject it was handled well and wasn’t too over the top or annoyingly angsty - just felt real. Wish this author had more books on Audible as there’s only a small handful at the moment.

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  • barbora
  • 09-03-18

I loved this book so much I want to cry

Love love loooved this book. At first I was like, nope, not for me, it's a big age difference, not for me thanx, but then I was bored and coz I love all Penelope Douglas's books (expect Punk 57, sorry) I gave it a go and it was just the bestest story ever. Loved both main characters and their chemistry. Narrators were great. I just wanted more of the story, more interactions, more of everything. Scenes between Pike and Jordan were hot and funny. Very well written.