Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Review! Saving Poughkeepsie (The Poughkeepsie Brotherhood #3) by Debra Anastasia

Available November 22

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.

My Review ...

This is epic conclusion of the Poughkeepsie Brotherhood series.

What a ride it has been.

While all the brothers and their spouses make an appearance, this is, in principle, Beckett and Eve’s story. 

He has earned quite a reputation even if everything he has ever done was to fight for his family. Now Beckett is really trying to abide by the law and be an outstanding citizen. Trying being the key word.

Eve is a survivor. She’s overcome many tragedies and grew up to be a strong, determined woman who won’t allow anything and anyone to put her down.

Her relationship with Beckett it’s explosive. In a good way. You’ll be in for some hot and steamy love scenes here but, if you have read the previous installments, you probably know already what to expect. Then again, maybe not.

There are so many twists and turns in the plot and the whole story is packed with dark humor, action, emotions, drama, angst and, with every turn of the page you’ll find it more and more interesting. It will draw you in from the very first page.

The bonds between the brothers are incredibly strong even if their journey in life has been filled with nothing but pain and loss at times but there’s still love, trust and devotion.

Now it’s the time for them to take one last stand and make Poughkeepsie safe again.

I don’t want to give you spoilers and ruin the book so you’ll just have to read and find out more.

About Debra I can tell you that she has an unique writing style and knows how to capture a reader’s attention and hold it until the end. I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next.

Poughkeepsie has become one of my favorite series and I highly recommend it. It’s worth it.

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“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.



There are a lot of eyes in Debra Anastasia’s house in Maryland. First, her own creepy peepers are there, staring at her computer screen. She’s made two more sets of eyes with her body, and the kids they belong to are amazing. The poor husband is still looking at her after 17 years of marriage. At least he likes to laugh. Then the freaking dogs are looking at her—six eyeballs altogether, though the old dog is blind. And the cat watches her too, mostly while knocking stuff off the counter and doing that internal kitty laugh when Deb can’t catch the items fast enough. 

In between taking care of everything those eyes involve, Debra creates pretend people in her head and paints them on the giant, beautiful canvas of your imagination. What an amazing job that is. The stories hit her hard while driving the minivan or shaving her legs, especially when there’s no paper and pen around. In all of the lies she writes hides her heart, so thank you for letting it play in your mind. 

Debra is eternally grateful to Omnific Publishing, which has now published five of her books: two in the Seraphim Series and three in the Poughkeepsie Brotherhood Series, as well as her novella, Late Night with Andres. That one is special because 100% of the proceeds go to breast cancer research. (So go get it right now, please!)

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