REVIEW: Saving Poughkeepsie by Debra Anastasia

Saving Poughkeepsie 

Debra Anastasia

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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.


Debra Anastasia blew me away with this final installment in this series!
I had been introduced to this book series back in 2012 by a book club member who told me I must read this!  Well, once I did, I was hooked.  These books totally suck you in and I love how Debra’s writing is just pure raw emotions that come alive as your read them.  I devoured and savored each word of this book.  I did not want it to end.

I was sad to see this series end but the way Debra ended it, I have my happily ever after.  I loved each of these characters in my own way.  I've felt as though I have grown with these characters just like they have in this series.  

Blake, Cole, Beckett: the brothers who bond is strong & who love is even stronger!
Livia, Eve Kyle: the woman that the brothers love & will do anything for.

I will say Beckett holds a flame in my heart the most.  For being the big tough guy he is, he has said things that just purely melted my heart.

"Where there's you, there's always gonna be me.  As long as I breathe." - Beckett

This book will make you cry & and melt your heart!  There were times where I had to put the book down and compose myself to read on because I was afraid of what was going to happen next.  I love books that do this to me!  To me it means that they totally have me & that is what Debra Anastasia does.  She has captured my heart into her art of this beautifully, well written series!

A must read for 2014!  The whole series that is!

GO get this book & fall in love like I did!

5 Cherries Popped


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Excerpt 1:

“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.

Excerpt 2: 

“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.

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