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4 Slow Burn Stars ⭐️
18 April 2019
For some, Birthday Girl would be considered a taboo read due to the large age gap between the hero and the heroine and their family connection.
For me, this is the story of a young girl Jordan who hasn’t had the easiest upbringing, but against all odds has managed to become the best version of herself. After a chance encounter with a stranger in a cinema on the night of her birthday, things take a twist when we realise he is the father of her boyfriend Cole. In a turn of events both Jordan and Cole find themselves homeless and living with his dad, Pike.
This is a very long and slow burn novel.... In the first half of the book we see the breakdown of Jordan and Cole’s relationship with Pike always being the one constant in the background. Pike was an incredible character. Not only was he swoony, he was a man that was sorted. He never gave up on his son who was predominantly a twat, and always provided the stability Jordan required.
During this neither Pike and Jordan could deny the connection that was made from their first meeting and continued to grow whilst living under the same roof. The second half sees them struggling to deny their attraction with Cole no longer in the picture. This part of the story was sexually explosive yet emotional seeing all the obstacles that needed to be overcome before anyone got their happily ever after.
This was never going to be a 5 star read for me. Even though I loved the storyline and Pike is one of my favourite heroes, I couldn’t get past the age difference and not because it was creepy. I just needed Jordan to be at least in her early 20s to have made it credible for me.....just saying! (less) 
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