Book & Author Details:
Fairly Safe by Deborah Ann Davis
Published by: D&D Universe LLC
Publication date: July 7th 2016
Genres: Suspense, Romance
JACOB HAS COME A LONG WAY FOR AN ORPHANED FOSTER KID. He has a mentor, a great job, and has finally fallen in love. Granted, she mistook him for a stalker when they met, but every relationship has its little problems. Unfortunately, for the past few years, as the object of his affection pops in and out of his life, she has refused to share any personal info, like where she’s from, or her real name. Regardless, Jacob is ready to take their relationship to the next level. Now, if only he can locate her so he can tell her.
CASEY’S FAMILY IS IN THE WITNESS PROTECTION PROGRAM. Safety has to be their only priority. Their cover has been blown before, so Casey knows at any given time they could be forced to disappear again. Obviously, a shy young man with hopeful eyes cannot possibly be added to the mix. You cannot build a relationship like that. Now, if only she can stop thinking about him.
JACOB’S AND CASEY’S WORLDS UNEXPECTEDLY COLLIDE when Jacob inadvertently helps hide her family. Exposed to their 24-7 vigilance, Jacob realizes he must come up with a plan to keep them out of harm’s way, because this time if Casey disappears, she will be taking with her Jacob’s heart, and his hopes of finally having a family of his own.
This really is an unusual love story, and on the whole, I liked it.
It was an incredibly frustrating read at times. As the reader, I could see where everything was leading, and the resulting confusion and inability of the characters to simply talk to each other and resolve the issues made me want to bang everyone’s heads together. Hard. Some people will enjoy this approach. I’m not one of them.
That said, the characters and relationships which the author developed throughout the book were given a light touch, and the growth that we see felt more organic as a result.
My other issue is that, given the build up, the final resolution was perhaps a little rushed. However, overall, this wasn’t a bad book.
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.
DEBORAH ANN DAVIS writes Quirky New/Young Adult Fiction with a Twist. She began by searching for inspiration for her 5th grade English Journal. Lo and behold, she found her world was full of funny tales just waiting to be told. As she grew older, it never occurred to her to pursue writing, not even when she discovered her flare for telling stories at college parties.
After a string of undergrad majors, she realized she could reach a captive audience EVERY DAY in the public school system. As you probably know, teenagers love to laugh, and what could be more entertaining than Biology, Earth Science, and Environmental Science? Then there’s an added bonus: Once kids know you like to laugh, they want to make you laugh. Go figure.
In addition to Writing, she is also an Educational Speaker and a Certified Personal Trainer. She taught for 25+ years, although somewhere in the middle of all that educating, she stepped out of teaching to do the Mommy Thing, and run the office for their family construction company.
Even though they had followed separate paths, Deborah reunited with, and married her childhood sweetheart, twelve years after their first kiss. Together they coached their daughter’s AAU Basketball Team, which swept States two years in a row. (Yay!) Then, for several years, their daughter and their money went to college.
They currently reside on a lovely lake in Connecticut. When she isn’t writing novels for her Love of Fairs series, she enjoys dabbling with living a sustainable life, dancing, playing outside, and laughing really hard every day. She also promotes increasing your movement throughout your day via Wiggle Writer in her Merry Meddling blog.