Thursday, September 26, 2019

Birthday Girl - Review


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.

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. 

Book Breakdown

Jordan is trying her best to make it in life, she's far more mature than most girls her age and her home life is probably one of the reasons. When her boyfriend gets them evicted from their apartment they go to live with his father till they can get back on their feet. Well, her boyfriend is not treating her well and kind of horrible so she slowly falls for Pike, her boyfriend's amazingly wonderful father. They go through a lot to get together but the freaking journey is everything. 

There's no cheating at all by Pike or Jordan and that makes me so happy. No drugs. There is an age gap which normally I don't go for, they tend to kind of turn me off but this one... I love it. It worked so well because Jordan is so mature for her age in some ways she's even more mature than Pike. I love how they grow together as characters and how Pike even learns new things. 

The writing is perfect! This is a slow burn that just kept me reading way into the night. Which is something I never do, I love sleep more than anything in the world but I gave sleep up for this book! That on its own should say how amazing this book is! Like holy freaking cow, my mind is blown! I need more books like this in my life! Pure Perfection!