Title: Saving Poughkeepsie
Author: Debra Anastasia
Rating: 3.5 stars
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 feel like this is a quote for all the brothers (Blake, Cole, Beckett) and their loved ones. This is the story of the one brother who keeps it all together in honor and defense of his family, and most of all, the woman he loves and refuses to give up. All of the changes Beckett has done is in order to keep them all safe in the streets of Poughkeepsie.
Blake and Livia have their little family and have moved on from their past. Although it wasn’t easy for them, we know this from book 2, Cole and Kyle were able to conceive and start their own family. So now it leaves us with Beckett and Eve.
In Saving Poughkeepsie we still get the multiple POV’s with bits and pieces to everyone else’s lives. There’s just one crazy plot thrown into the mix.
This time old man (Virtullo?!) has a plan to leave a legacy but not with his own living child. He wanted a child from Eve. Creeper. We know Eve can’t conceive but what we didn’t know will surprise you. You’re in for one of those WTF moments and how is this going to happen?!
I wasn’t drawn to this story as much as the first and second book. I am very happy with the way everything turned out. Beckett and Eve deserved happiness and Debra Anastasia managed to give them one hell of an HEA. Not just to Beckett and Eve but to The Brotherhood. Even Ryan got one. Go Midian!!!
Thanks to all the craziness and jammed packed action, we can now say Poughkeepsie is a safe place for Beckett and his gang to continue their lives.
*An ARC was received for an honest review.
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Poughkeepsie (Book 1)
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Return to Poughkeepsie (Book 2)
“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.