FAIRLY SAFE by Deborah Ann Davis
Publisher: D&D Universe, llc
Length: 356 Pages
My Rating: 4 Stars
JACOB HAS COME A LONG WAY FOR AN ORPHANED 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. 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.
I have not previously read any books by Deborah Ann Davis, so I’ll be honest I was a bit skeptical about this one. The blurb that I read on it perked my interest but I wasn’t sure it would be a home run. However – I was quickly proven wrong. I did not read her debut novel, Fairly Certain, but I want to now. The prologue & beginning chapters introduce us to the magic & legend that surrounds the Kissing Booth and from then on we were hooked to see how it would affect the main characters. This was an enjoyable read, and it was such a fun journey to watch how the characters lives are affected and intertwined throughout the story.
This book is written in third person and it showcases all sides of the story line so that the reader can better relate to the characters. There were a few times that the characters frustrated the mess out of me – if they had just simply discussed a few personal things. But I guess that is what helps lend a realistic feel to the story? The author manages to keep the reader guessing as to what the outcome of the story will be; only letting out enough clues for us to think we figured out the ending. There was sad times, suspenseful moments and sweet love connections that all came together to make this well rounded book worthy of 4 stars from us!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
I currently reside in lovely Connecticut where I enjoy dabbling with living a sustainable life, developing my Girl’s Guide To Good Guys: The Power of Being Patient & Picky program to promote an empowering way for teenage girls to see themselves, writing novels for my Love of Fairs series (Fairly Obvious will be out in 2017), dancing, playing outside, and laughing really hard every day. I promote increasing the amount of movement throughout your day via Wiggle Writer posts on my blog, Merry Meddling, and on Twitter @WiggleWriter and @DeborahAnnDavis.