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Birthday Girl
Birthday Girl | Penelope Douglas
From New York Times Bestselling 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 nineteen, and I'm thirty-eight. And her boyfriend's father. Unfortunately, they both just moved into my house. *BIRTHDAY GIRL is a stand-alone, contemporary romance suitable for ages 18+.
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IndianBookworm
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As much as I don't like this trope, I started reading the book with an open mind. 3 chapters in and I couldn't let it get off my mind. Boyfriend's father, seriously?
I like me some forbidden romances, but not this. DNF'd it after the 3rd chapter.🙈
Any other recommendation from the author?

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Morton7
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Pickpick

⭐️⭐️⭐️🌟

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Sabrina3.14
Birthday Girl | Penelope Douglas
Panpan

Was disappointed with this read

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KelseyMilstein
Birthday Girl | Penelope Douglas
Pickpick

This book was great. I have been wanting to get back into reading for a long time and this book jump started that! This book is sooo steamy and I could not stop flipping the pages.

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Geemom1118
Birthday Girl | Penelope Douglas
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I just started reading this one today after all the hype I‘ve seen. I‘m less than 100 pages in and I just want Jordan and Pike together. Is this wrong?

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La_Cori
Birthday Girl | Penelope Douglas
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Mehso-so

⭐⭐⭐ 1/2
This is my first try at the "boyfriend's dad" trope and I picked Birthday Girl after reading some more than positive reviews online.. I liked it, but didn't loved it and a few things made me cringe more than I expected.. I can say this trope is not my cup of tea!

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Saraalways731
Birthday Girl | Penelope Douglas
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My two favorite things. Books and wine

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🍷 ❤️📚 7mo
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QueenEvi
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“Time passes by you like a bullet,” he says, “and fear gives you the excuses you‘re craving to not do the things you know you should. Don‘t doubt yourself, don‘t secondguess, don‘t let fear hold you back, don‘tbe lazy, and don‘t base your decisions on how happy it will make others. Just go for it, okay?”

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sprainedbrain
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Mehso-so

Must. Stop. Falling. For. Booktok. Thirst. Traps. 😅

The romance is forbidden, you have to totally suspend disbelief or risk damaging your eyesight with all of the eyerolling, and the main dude‘s name is freaking Pike 😖, but it was steamy enough and I read it in one day.

🤷🏻‍♀️

⭐️⭐️⭐️

Ruthiella But your review was so entertaining! 😂 9mo
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QueenEvi
Birthday Girl | Penelope Douglas
Pickpick

Love the book!!
Relate to Jordan so much!
#LoveStoryForTheAges

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atl_scfl
Birthday Girl | Penelope Douglas
Mehso-so

8/100 (forgot to review book 7 🤦‍♀️)

Definitely a so-so for me. Nothing bad... but nothing that great either. Just... ok. Interesting storyline with the age gap, but there was nothing really appealing about any of the characters.

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damselsgotballs
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There‘s something about forbidden romances that tests & pushes & makes you questions your original stances on it
Birthday Girl, an age gap romance, was that novel for me. I thought I would be uncomfortable reading it but she handled it beautifully. Its a sensitive issue & I felt that it was approached & told in a respectful way. I fell in love with the main characters. The development of their stories & their characters made sense to their story.

WJCintron I LOVED this book! I agree with you. Penelope Douglas did an awesome job. 😃 1y
damselsgotballs @WJCintron I love her writing! I was so engrossed in it I couldn't put it down. 💜😄🍻 1y
WJCintron @damselsgotballs 😂 😃 me neither!!! I own a copy of Bully. I need to add it to my TBR SOON! lol 1y
damselsgotballs @WJCintron Oh I loved Bully! It's such an addictive book. I hope you enjoy it!💜💜 1y
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KristiAhlers
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Suspend disbelief and appreciate this book for what it is which is basically a guilty pleasure kinda read and you‘ll be good. This is an age gap romance so If things like this bother you avoid this one.

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Koffeejazzandbooks
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Pickpick

Well this was scandalous...overall it was a fun read, pretty steamy. Did this feel like something that could have been reality? Nope, but fantasy is just fine with me.

WJCintron I LOVE that one!! Penelope Douglas is my favorite smut author! The slow burn was sloooowww though. LOL 😂 You end up rooting for them, and can't wait for them to at least kiss, lol. I have Punk 57 on my TBR, can't wait to read it. Have you? Have a great day and a Happy New Year! ⭐ 🎉 🎉 🎉 13mo
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Samary
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Pickpick

So hot! Late last year I started getting into contemporary romance and I‘m all in! Never thought it would be my thing but hey, I like the sessy times!

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WJCintron
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That last part/quote is so true!! Great advice!! #birthdaygirl #novel #romance #agegapromance #kindle #ebook #quote

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WJCintron
Birthday Girl | Penelope Douglas
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Reading “Birthday Girl”. A new author for me.
#birthdaygirl #newauthor #book #romance #ebook #penelopedouglas

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SandieForsythe
Birthday Girl | Penelope Douglas
Pickpick

Very good read if you‘re looking for a forbidden romance book! Could not put this one down!!

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CourtSmall
Birthday Girl | Penelope Douglas
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Pickpick

221-2020 ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Age Gap Romance
If a 19 year old female being with her ex's Dad who is 38 doesn't appeal to you this is not the book for you.

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chlolovesbooks
Birthday Girl | Penelope Douglas
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️⭐️ 3/5

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vamp
Birthday Girl | Penelope Douglas
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Pickpick

This book totally knocked my socks off it isn‘t what you would normally expect from Penelope Douglas it is a very sweet story filled with battling to do what you think is the right thing to do against what is right for you.
#romance #love 💖💖💖

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Manoshgirl51
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Pickpick

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If you are a fan of slow-burn romance, you NEED to pick this book up! Penelope uses her skills as a writer to build up the romance naturally. Jordan and Pike are such relatable characters as well. This is such a great read for the beach or just by the pool!

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LitsyBirthdays
Birthday Girl | Penelope Douglas
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Here‘s wishing @dariazeoli the most wonderful birthday!

🎂🎈🎂🎈🎂🎈🎂🎈🎂🎈🎂🎈🎂🎈🎂🎈

Daria, the birthday fairies are sending you lots of #birthdaylove and #birthdaysparkle and we hope that your birthday is as special as you are!

🌟🎁🍰🌟🎁🍰🌟🎁🍰🌟🎁🍰🌟🎁🍰🌟🎁

squirrelbrain Happy Birthday @dariazeoli - have a wonderful day! 🍰📚🎁🍰📚🎁 3y
BookwormAHN Happy Birthday @dariazeoli 🎂🥂 3y
julesG Happy Birthday @dariazeoli 🎉🎁🎂🎈🎊 3y
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gradcat Happy, happy birthday, @dariazeoli ! Wow-I haven‘t seen you in such a long time—I guess we‘ve just been missing each other here—it‘s so nice to catch up with you today by wishing you a great birthday & a lovely day...and a lot of love coming your way. ♥️📚🎂🎉🥂♑️🐐🎊🎁🎈🧚🏽‍♂️🥳 (edited) 3y
DieAReader Happy Birthday @dariazeoli 🥳📚🎶 3y
robinb Happiest of birthday wishes to you @dariazeoli for a day that‘s perfect in every way!! 🎈🎈🎈📚 3y
AnneCecilie Happy birthday 🎈🎁🎂🎉 📚 @dariazeoli 3y
LauraJ Happy Birthday 🎈🎂 @dariazeoli !!! 🧁 3y
Cinfhen Happy birthday @dariazeoli 🥳💓🎉 3y
CarolynM Happy birthday @dariazeoli 🎂🎈🎉 3y
HannaPolkadots Happy birthday!🎉🤩🎉 Hope you will have a great day filled with smiles and sugar and books 😀 3y
Ddzmini Happy birthday 🎂🎉🎁🎈🎊 🥳📖 3y
maich Happy birthday❤💕 3y
erzascarletbookgasm Happy birthday @dariazeoli ! 🥳💖 3y
KarenUK Wishing you a lovely day! 💕 3y
Megabooks Happy birthday!!! 🎉🎉📚📚🎉🎉 Enjoy your day!! 📚📚🥳🥳🥂 3y
JessClark78 Happy Birthday! @dariazeoli 🎊🎂🎉 3y
Librarybelle Happy Birthday @dariazeoli ! 3y
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Crazeedi Happy birthday @dariazeoli ! Have a great day!!🎉🎂🎈🧚‍♀️ 3y
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Jas16 Happy Birthday @dariazeoli 🎉🎁🎈🥳🎂 3y
Susanita Happy birthday! 🎉🎈 🥳 3y
dariazeoli Thank you, everyone! ☺️ 3y
rubyslippersreads Happy 🎂🎂🎂 @dariazeoli ! 🎉📚🎉 3y
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LitsyBirthdays
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@megzlynn - Megan it‘s your special day today! The birthday fairies send you lots of #birthdaylove and hope that your day is filled with books and cake, and then more books and more cake!

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squirrelbrain Happy Birthday @megzlynn - have a wonderful day! 🎉📚 🎂 3y
julesG Happy Birthday @megzlynn 🎉🎁🎊🎈🎂 3y
AnneCecilie Happy birthday 🎉🎈🎂🎁 📚 @megzlynn 3y
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youneverarrived Happy Birthday @megzlynn have a great day 💛💛 3y
HannaPolkadots Happy birthday @megzlynn !🎉🤩🎉 Hope it will be a good one 😃 3y
gradcat @megzlynn Happy Birthday! And now, a sage message from Oprah: “The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” Ah, such truth!! ♥️📚🎂🎉🥂🎁🎈🎊♑️🐐📖🥳 3y
Librarybelle Happy Birthday @megzlynn ! 3y
Amiable Happy birthday @megzlynn ! Enjoy! 3y
erzascarletbookgasm Happy birthday @megzlynn ! 🎂 3y
Chrissyreadit 🥳 Happy Birthday! @megzlynn 3y
KarenUK Wishing you a lovely day! 💕 3y
JessClark78 Happy Birthday! @megzlynn 🎊🎂🎉 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Happy Birthday @megzlynn 🎊🎉🎊❤️ 3y
Kappadeemom Happy Birthday! 3y
MoonWitch94 Happy Birthday @megzlynn !!!!! 📚📚📚 3y
readordierachel Happy birthday! @megzlynn 🎉🎉🎉 3y
robinb Have a wonderful day and celebrate BIG @megzlynn !! 🎉🎉🎉 Happy Birthday!! 🎈📚🎁🥳 3y
wildwoodreads @gradcat Thank you! And I love that quote. 💕 3y
Ddzmini Happy birthday 🎊🎂🎉🎁🎈 🥳 3y
SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime Happy Birthday 🎉 3y
Crazeedi @megzlynn a bit late but sentiments are the same, happy happy birthday!!🎈🎂🎉💞 3y
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Lauren_reading
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Pickpick

So uncomfortably good! Jordan got on my nerves here and there, but this book was 🔥🔥. #romance #romantsy

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Yuna67876
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Panpan

I wanted to love this book, but it just did not click for me. That is mainly because of the romance it just was not appealing to me, and I hated the main guy character he was just unlikeable to me. This was not the book for me.

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jensini
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Current read

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Yuna67876
Birthday Girl | Penelope Douglas
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My next book that I plan on reading, I have been in a boom reading where I have only given like 3 stars so I hope this gets me out of it this book week interesting

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ravenlee
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About to have some Lemon Zinger in my new birthday mug (tomorrow‘s my birthday!) from my mom. The back has the constellation and Virgo qualities.

I told my husband I‘m not planning to go to the used book store on our upcoming Dallas trip, in favor of other things. He said, “well, of course not, you just went.” That was in June and I only got stuff for the kid. It‘s like he doesn‘t know me at all. 😆

Hoopiefoot Happy birthday! 🎂 3y
DaveGreen7777 Hope you have a wonderful birthday! 🥳🎂🎁🎈🎉 3y
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swishandflick
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YOWZA. Super scandalous (verging on taboo) and seriously steamy. Probably not for everyone though - basically this 19yo girl ends up having off-the-charts chemistry with her boyfriend's dad. Say whaaa?? 😳🙈🔥 #romantsy

Now don't mind me while I hunt down more of Penelope Douglas' books bc this was my first but definitely not my last!

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akckitty
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#nonbookishpost BUT I just had to share. Today is my birthday and my hubs surprised me this morning with my favorite snacks and the beautifully wrapped present are books that I have been wanting. He set this up before he left for work in the AM. I‘m feeling so grateful ❤️

Thank you for being so sweet @Tanless_Tanner

Shout out to all the other September babies out there!

corycatelyn Happy birthday! 4y
JoScho So sweet! Hope your birthday is amazing! 4y
Erofan Happy birthday!!! 🤗🎂🍾🎈🎉🎊 4y
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DarcysMom Happy Birthday! 🎂🍰🍫🍬🍭 4y
AmyG How sweet! Happy Birthday! 🎈🎉🎂🎁 4y
TrishB Happy birthday 🎉🎉 4y
Bamazin Happy birthday!🎂🎈🎂 🎈 4y
Jemgirl2014 Awww! Happy Birthday! 4y
HOTPock3tt Omg so sweet! Happy birthday!! 🎉🎂🎁 (edited) 4y
JaclynW How sweet! Happy birthday! 4y
CouronneDhiver Nice! Have a great day 👍🏽 4y
That-Bookish-Hiker So sweet! Happy birthday! 4y
Mimi28 That‘s sweet!! Happy Birthday!! 🎁🎊🎈🎂🎉 📚 4y
GripLitGrl Happy birthday!!🎂🎈🎉 4y
Alfoster Yay you!🎂😍👏👏👏 4y
MStew Awww 😍😍😍😍 4y
xicanti Happy birthday! 4y
Kaye Happy birthday. 🎂 4y
JessClark78 Happy Birthday! 🎊🎂🎉 4y
QuietlyLaura Happy Birthday! 🎉🎂 4y
tracey38 Aww, what a sweet hubby. Happy birthday!!🎂🎉🎂🎉 4y
mabell Happy Birthday! 😍🎂📚🎁 4y
laur89 Sending birthday wishes your way!! 🎂🎈🎁That was so cute of him to do! 😍 4y
inthegreensandblues Happy birthday! 4y
Karkar Happy birthday!!🎁 4y
erzascarletbookgasm Aww, Happy birthday! 4y
akckitty @laur89 thanks sweet girl. It was a great bday :) :) 4y
akckitty @TrishB @AmyG @corycatelyn @JoScho @Erofan @DarcysMom thank you for the birthday wishes!! I had a great day so thanks a bunch :) 4y
DivineDiana So thoughtful! Wishing you a fabulous year! 👏🏻🎉📚 4y
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Catiebugs
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“Birthday wishes don‘t always come true, so I don‘t waste a chance when I blow out a candle.”

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LitsyBirthdays
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Sending special wishes and loads of #birthdayLove to @EllieDottie Hope your day is filled with lots of fun and goodies 🎉🛍📚🧡🎂 #TheBirthdayCrew

Cinfhen Hope your day is wonderful @EllieDottie Happy Birthday 🎂🎁🎉🎈 5y
niha923 Happy Birthday @EllieDottie 🎂🎉❤ 5y
julesG Happy Birthday @EllieDottie 🍫💐🎉🍰🎁🎈 5y
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Eggs Happy Birthday @EllieDottie 🎉🎂🎊❣️ 5y
Oryx Happy birthday! 5y
Sarah83 Happy birthday @EllieDottie 5y
JessClark78 Happy Birthday @EllieDottie 🎊🎂🎉 5y
Ddzmini Happy birthday 🎂🎈🎁🎊🎉 5y
MinDea Happy Birthday @EllieDottie !!!! 🎉🎉🎉🎉 5y
Kalalalatja Happy birthday! 🎉🎉🎉 5y
erzascarletbookgasm What a pretty pic! Happy birthday! 5y
TrishB Happy birthday 🎉🎉 5y
rohit-sawant Happy Birthday, @EllieDottie! 🎉🎉 5y
dariazeoli Happy Birthday! 🎈🎂🎊 5y
JoScho Happy Birthday @EllieDottie 💕 5y
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GripLitGrl Happy birthday @EllieDottie 🎉🎈🎂 5y
robinb Happy, Happy Birthday @EllieDottie ! 🎉🎉🎉🎉 Wishing you a wonderful day! 🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈 5y
Bookzombie Happy Birthday @EllieDottie ! 5y
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Redwritinghood Happy birthday @EllieDottie ! 🎂🎂 5y
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BrandyNic12
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I enjoyed this book. I liked Jordan and Pike together, even though they have a 19 year age gap, Jordan is ahead of her time. She loves 80s movie, music and paraphernalia, and she's simple. She just wants to not be a burden to anyone and she wants someone who will love her. She wants a home of her own one day, with kids and a husband. Her relationship with Cole (Pike's son) wasn't really a relationship, so I'm happy she ended up with Pike