Published on January 5th, 2015 | by Kelsey0
✰Saving Poughkeepsie✰By Debra Anastasia-Review
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Beckett Taylor’s quest to be a better man has brought Eve Hartt back into his life, but sometimes it feels like they’re bound together with barbed wire. Though he longs to love her without causing pain, the wreckage of their past continues to crash down around them.
Yet with the help of this brothers—and for his brothers—Beckett won’t stop trying. He’s determined to make them all a family, to make a life they want to live, and to make Poughkeepsie a place that’s safe to live it.
He can feel their futures balanced precariously on his shoulders: Blake and Livia and their children, Cole and Kyle and the new baby they’ve just brought home, and Eve…always Eve. He wants their dreams to be real. But murderers don’t just get Happily Ever After handed to them. They have to wrench it away from Satan himself.
Good thing Beckett is prepared to do just that. After all, saving Poughkeepsie is the only way his story ends.
Prepare your heart and your head for a wild ride in this final installment of the Poughkeepsie Brotherhood series. Debra Anastasia does not disappoint as she weaves the last chapter of a story that blends true love, turbulent emotions, and life’s harsh realities into an uplifting tale that calls to the good in each of us.
I’m a huge fan of Debra Anastasia and I love The Poughkeepsie series. I found that it evoked every emotion in my body.
Saving Poughkeepsie is the final book of the series and a grand finale it was. One of my fave book boyfriends Beckett Taylor ran the show and he didn’t disappoint me. However I have to be totally honest and say the finale to the series slightly did. I still really liked it I just didn’t absolutely love it. The reason being was the plot line. Personally I just thought it was too far fetched to believe.
But!! This is fiction and I had to look at it as an escape from reality. So I ploughed my way through it and enjoyed most of the ride.
The characters are as fabulous as ever and it was beautiful to see how they’d progressed and were living happy family lives. The bond between the brothers was as tight as ever but Beckett, Eve and Ryan were centre stage. The banter created by Debra between Beckett and Ryan was hilarious. Both men jealous of each other and hating each other’s guts but deep down sharing a mutual respect for certain qualities they possessed. At the end of the day they both had the same goal which was to keep Eve safe.
There were many twists and turns, some dark and twisted moments (I loved those) and some very sad times. There was also some prize worthy Debra Anastasia style incredibly funny scenes. I adore the way Debra has the ability to make you laugh and cry in the same scene, her talent is second to none.
My predictions were right as to the ending and it was action packed and fast paced in the final third. I found myself smiling a lot and I was content enough when it ended. On the whole this series and characters will live with me as one of my all time loves and I recommend anyone to read it. I’m sad to see it end .
Poughkeepsie (Book 1)
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“I’m not worried about tomorrow. I’m worried about right now, with you, under this Christmas tree.” Blake supported her neck as he laid her on the floor.
Livia turned her head. “You’d better convince me. So far you’ve talked about the dog going to the bathroom, trash, and dirtiness.”
Blake kissed her jaw and turned her head gently, kissing her mouth as she bit her lips together.
“Can’t I just convince you with my manly ways?” He wiggled his eyebrows.
He could, of course, do just that—but she shook her head. She loved the playful sparkle in his green eyes. His five o’clock shadow just made him more handsome, framing his kissable lips with scruff.
“Okay.” He put his fingers at the bottom of her shirt, lifting it gently so he could circle her belly button with his index finger. “You’re the sexiest, most beautiful woman on this planet. So sexy, in fact, that I had to have you. I had to make you bear my children because my universe and yours had to be combined. Everything I’ve ever been needed to be buried inside of you, so deep, so full of love that we created life. Twice.”
He lifted her shirt and kissed the tops of her breasts, whispering his devotion into her skin. “And it’s never enough. Unless I can hear you coming, I can’t think of anything else. All day every day. For years now. You’re that powerful, Livia. This. Us. It’s so intense that years haven’t cured me. I can’t stop wanting to make love to you.”
“Wow.” Livia smiled and pulled his face back to hers, kissing him and effectively stopping his beautiful words.
“Come with me.” He led her to the beach again, but during dinner a few people had been busy. It was now lined with an aisle of candles, and a man stood close to the breaking surf, hands crossed, waiting. Someone had used the surrounding sand as a canvas, creating a swirling pattern. Their names were part of the art.
What? She asked without a sound.
“I want you to marry me. Here. Now.”
Beckett let go of her hand and strode away. When he turned around, close to the water at the end of the aisle, he hoped to hell she wasn’t running in the other direction.
Summary: Prepare your heart and your head for a wild ride in this final installment of the Poughkeepsie Brotherhood series. Debra Anastasia does not disappoint as she weaves the last chapter of a story that blends true love, turbulent emotions, and life’s harsh realities into an uplifting tale that calls to the good in each of us.