Friday, November 28, 2014

Saving Poughkeepsie (book #2) by Debra Anastasia *~*~*~*~* New Release, Review & 2 Giveaways

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.

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Saving Poughkeepsie (book #2) by Debra Anastasia
Review by Wennie Conedy
Stars: 4

After reading Return to Poughkeepsie, I wondered how Debra Anastasia would wrap The Poughkeepsie Brotherhood series.

Haven’t heard of the series? Well, it’s the story of three brothers – brothers by choice and circumstance, not blood. Blake, Cole and Beckett’s friendship and bond all started in a foster home where they experienced ignominious situations from the hands of their foster parent. Blake was a dreamer, and artist who almost got lost in a safe haven he created, deep in the recesses of his mind. Cole was the spiritual one who quaffed the guilt he carried by turning to God and religion. And then there was Beckett, the protector who would do anything, and I mean anything, to ensure that his brothers were safe.

The Poughkeepsie Series are stories of romance, survival, family and faith. Beckett Taylor has seen and done things in the name of keeping his brothers, his friends, and the place he has called home safe and secure. He sacrificed his own happiness to ensure theirs. At the end of Return to Poughkeepsie, the second book, I wasn’t quite sure where Beckett would end up. I knew that the third book would be all about him, but I wasn’t quite sure if and how Debra was going to deliver a happy ending. And by god, I wanted to see a happy ending for Beckett.

Of the three characters she created, I was rooting for Beckett. I justified my support by offering excuses - I felt he was misunderstood, he got the raw end of the deal, and he sacrificed a lot. I could go on and on. But in truth, Beckett was not a nice man. He manipulated, threatened and killed people to gain power over his hometown of Poughkeepsie. He would be a character that I would love to hate, but Debra wouldn’t let me. She was able to draw a picture of the horrible acts he committed and yet temper it with instances of his goodness, his soft heart, and his love for his friends and family. His love for Gandhi, his love for his brothers, his love for Mouse and his love for Eve.

Blake and Livia’s love story can be described as sweet, Kyle and Cole’s love story can be described as rooted in faith. Beckett and Eve’s love story can only be described as fiery, haunted and eternal. Both Beckett and Eve have faults. Both Beckett and Eve accept those faults. There are no secrets between them, making their bond stronger than platinum. I suspect there would be nothing that would break these two apart.

The theme of brotherhood, family love, loyalty amongst friends resonates in Saving Poughkeepsie. But I believe the strongest theme in this book is redemption. Is this the ending I envisioned for Beckett? Not quite, but I’ll take it.

Saving Poughkeepsie. A strong finish to an already solid series. Well done.


“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.

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