Saving Poughkeepsie Book Review

November 24, 2014 / 0 comments

Saving Poughkeepsie Book ReviewSaving Poughkeepsie by Debra Anastasia
Series: Poughkeepsie Brotherhood #3
Published by Omnific Publishing on November 22nd 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: eARC
Source: ARC
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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.

Liezel’s Thoughts:

Saving Poughkeepsie” picks up with right after “Return To Poughkeepsie” with Beckett and Eve attempting to deal with the aftermath caused by one psychopath that is Rodolfo Vitullo. One would think that Vitullo’s primary goal would be to seek vengeance with how his very own Mary Ellen met her end but that was not really on top of his priority list. His atrocities had no bounds which in hindsight provided this story with one worthy adversary.

His only thought was to  ensure that his bloodline lived on no matter what the cost.The old man wouldn’t just settle on just anyone to procreate with. He needed someone scary, someone dangerous and someone strong and smart enough to continue his heinous legacy .Who would  better would fit that bill than the weapon known as Eve?

 If you’ve read the first book you know that this plan is ridiculously impossible yet Debra Anastasia manages to effortlessly weave yet another captivating story  further  proving just how innovative she can be.

I  personally could not even begin to tell you how interesting I thought the entire plot was. While that alone  was a huge game changer for me it was yet again the characters that impressed me. All  three couples are each in their own way right magnificent but  it was always Beckett and Eve who overshadowed the rest.

Beckett and Eve are each in their own  right  cold-hearted  killers but in this story  we see this gradual change that was  brought on by unconditional love. For me it was  moving to see  someone as dark as Beckett turn over a new leaf in the name of loyalty and love – love for his brothers and their growing families and most importantly his love for  Eve. He would literally move mountains for any of them and in a sense he does just that with the entire  Poughkeepsie community behind him.

It’s been almost two years since I wrote one of my all time  fav reviews – Poughkeepsie. Back then I begged to see Beckett in a different light and our imaginative author does just that a million times over.

For me , “Saving Poughkeepsie” was beyond fantastic. Hats off to you Author Debra Anastasia for delivering such a magnificent conclusion to this  series!

The Verdict:



“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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About Debra Anastasia

Debra Anastasia is busy, just like every other mom. There’s dinner, the dogs, the kids, and their homework. The laundry pile turns into a big, heaping monster. When the clothes finally make it into the washer, it gets unbalanced and puts on an elaborate show before it cuts out. This crazy job that never ends is her first love and her crowning achievement.

Her writing started a decent handful of years ago when along with the dogs, cat, kids, and husband, the voices of characters started whispering stories in Debra’s ear. Insomnia was the gateway for the plots that wouldn’t give up, wouldn’t let go. In the shower, a twist would take hold and–dripping and frenzied–she’d find somewhere, anywhere to write it down.

Debra grew up in New York and got a bachelor’s degree in political science at SUNY New Paltz. At the start of her marriage, she moved to southern Maryland with her husband. She still doesn’t trust crabs and all their legs, though everyone else in her family thinks they’re delicious. Her favorite hobbies include knitting, painting furniture and wall murals, and slapping clowns.

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