Fairly Certain by Deborah Ann DavisFairly Certain by Deborah Ann Davis

Fairly Certain

byDeborah Ann Davis, Becca DavisEditorKate Richards

Paperback | December 3, 2015

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After falling out of a tree in CT, Petir Capota, a 19 year old computer geek, finds himself back in Robin Hood’s time surrounded by a band of young British scavengers. Confused by their presence in the CT woods, Petir decides it's a dream, which rapidly escalates in potential with the appearance of Maid Rianne, a captivating girl with a penchant for the bow and arrow. To his delight and her dismay, the elders allow him to join the outlaw camp.

Maid Rianne is tasked with tending to the newcomer’s injuries. She finds herself conflicted with her interest in Lord Petir because she doesn’t trust him; and she has an intended of her own, the handsome and loyal knight, Lord Robert Gisbourne. Unfortunately, he sympathizes with Prince John, and is angry she has sided with the outlaws.

EXCERPT:

"Are you injured, m'lord?" She inspected his battered cheek.

Petir stopped breathing and stared at her blankly. This was different. In the last two years, the only females who ever touched him were related to him. Or cleaning his teeth. They certainly weren’t cute British girls garbed like a female Robin Hood.

Even though it hurt when she touched him, the simple act of running her fingers along his arm was reducing him to stupid, leaving him with all the capabilities of a puddle, including a puddle’s ability to hold a conversation. He had nothing to say. Absolutely nothing.

What was there to say anyway? Come here often?

She shifted to his collarbone. “M’lord?” This time she spoke louder and slower as if talking to a simpleton. “Were you in a fight?” Her prodding fingers moved to his ribs as he grimaced.

Yeah. You should see what I did to the other guy. “No,” he managed to mutter. He didn’t want to appear to be an actual idiot, but… “I fell out of a tree.”

“Pardon, m’lord? I did not hear you.”

“I fell out of a tree, okay?” Petir’s face heated.

A moment of silence greeted his confession, followed by a burst of laughter from the boys. The girl by his side ducked her head, hiding her own grin.

Embarrassed, he snapped, “And who are you supposed to be? Robin Hood and her Merry Men?”

With the boys snickering behind her, she chuckled as she reached across his body to examine the other side. “Not likely! You may address me as Maid Rianne. And your name, sir?”

Squirming, Petir grabbed her wrist. “Look, I really appreciate the exam and all, but it’s my leg. Okay? My leg needs help.”

Startled, her eyes swung toward his, and whoosh! All the air left his lungs.

Brown eyes. Very brown eyes. Very brown eyes with—

Her very brown eyes narrowed. 

Uh oh. Petir released her like she was a hot potato. “No, honest. I can’t stand. Watch!” He rolled to his side but she restrained him.

“That will not be necessary, m’lord.” She assumed a position closer to his leg. Her skilled fingertips resumed their examination.

Whoa! This is way worse. Computer jockeys hardly ever got hot babes checking out their ribs, however, they absolutely did not get them feeling up their legs. Wish I had my cell phone so I could take a selfie. Hey there, Mistress Hottie, would you mind posing for a picture so I can prove you groped my leg?

?Whoops! Her fingers drifted a little too high. Okay, this could end up being a problem. He needed a distraction.

"Hey, uh, you really know—Yowww!" His attempt to chat her up ended with a yelp as she located his injury.

DEBORAH ANN DAVIS writes Quirky New/Young Adult Fiction with a Twist. An award-winning author, speaker and personal trainer, she is popular with students, parents, readers and authors alike. With an insightful and quirky approach to life, she shares life lessons with wit and compassion. Twelve years after their first kiss, she reunite...
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Title:Fairly CertainFormat:PaperbackDimensions:250 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.57 inPublished:December 3, 2015Publisher:D&D UniverseLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1942009038

ISBN - 13:9781942009030

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"Adorably romantic!" The plot was extremely unique and I l-o-v-e-d just how unusual it was. It was thoughtfully planned out and written with a smooth glide, seemingly effortless on the author's part. The ending was surprisingly unexpected. I really, really like this new-to-me-author! I'm already anxiously awaiting her next book. Don't miss Fairly Certain or I'm completely certain you'll be upset you did! Review by bookshellz"Entertaining, Funny and Action Packed" Wow! This story takes you on whimsical ride of make believe with great characters. So unique and creatively written I was caught up from the beginning and didn't want it to end. This book is full of action and oh my gosh moments that have you cheering for Petir and Maid Rainne. I loved the fairytale ease of it and the way Petir the Geek falls for Maid Rainne. UpAllNightReadAllDay.blogspot.com "Will Make You Smile, Laugh and Believe In Love" Characters are well developed, humorous, and vividly depicted. Although this story takes place in two different time periods they manage to intertwine. I am Fairly Certain, this book will make you smile, laugh and believe in love. Fran Lewis, Radio Talk Show Host"An explosive start to a novel." Davis manages to draw readers into her world and captivate us with her writing and characters. Vivid descriptions make the reader feel like they are in the world with the characters. Novel News Network "Action packed from the beginning" Petir's character is very well developed and he really is a great lead, though you wouldn't expect him to be one. He is someone readers will be rooting for from the very beginning! I liked the way it evolved. One thing that was definitely not lacking was the action... most definitely kept me flipping pages! The Steamy Side"Unique." I loved that the main character wasn't some Casanova or supremely popular kid. He was a bit geeky and had plenty of problems that stemmed from that. It made him compelling and easy to get behind as a character. I can't wait to see what's next! A Life Through Books"A witty, funny and romantic read." With an original plot, the story flows with a steady pace, introducing us into a fantastic world by the hand of a geek! Smart and witty dialogue. Full of twists and turns, some laugh at loud moments and two really likeable main character. Davis has a beautiful way to describe situations, moments, feelings. The writing is excellent!! Romorror Fan Girl"Get ready to be immersed" There are a lot of moving parts to this novel and a good amount of drama and action without being action packed. I liked the way the characters were relatable. Get ready to be captivated by the characters. On A Reading Bender"Nothing is as it appears." The book lives, it is amusing, it is quirky, it is vibrant; it has a heartbeat all of its own. In no time at all, or at least in the space of a couple pages, disbelief is suspended. D. A. Barker on Amazon"A quirky and satisfying ending." Her writing is fluid and easy to read, worthy of her imagination. The story has a charming simplicity to it, allowing the reader to immerse himself in the tale and enjoy what's coming. Stefan Vucak on Amazon"Female Robin Hood?" I gave this five stars because I just loved it. Especially the way Deborah brought the story to conclusion. My hats off to Deborah for pulling this story off in such good fashion. A. G. Moye on Amazon"A mix of comedy, drama, intrigue, and romance." A very creative and enjoyable retelling of the Robin Hood story. Definitely well worth the read.The author has created a very engaging storyline, with a mix of comedy, drama, intrigue, and romance. The reader will enjoy many of the characters who are well developed and distinct. Reading Alley