Jenn Reviews Saving Poughkeepsie by Debra Anastasia.


About Saving Poughkeepsie:

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.

Jenn’s Review:

4.5 stars

Blake and Beckett and Cole, oh my! The brothers are back! I have loved this series from the first word to the last, and this final installment of the Poughkeepsie journey certainly did not disappoint. Debra Anastasia has taken us on a journey down a slightly different path. She has given us these characters who aren’t perfect but are a little damaged but amazingly beautiful.

This book mainly focuses on Beckett and Eve and their story. Don’t worry, there’s plenty of Blake and Livia and Cole and Kyle! Beckett is truly the bad (and oh can be so bad) boy with a heart of gold in there. He wants nothing more than to create a safe place for his family and to love Eve. Both Beckett and Eve were characters that scared me a little at first, but I absolutely adore them and their crazy explosive journey together.

I must say that I am sad to see this series end, I fell in love with these characters so hard! From their quirks, to their dirty, dirty mouths to their beauty. Debra created something truly magical with the Poughkeepsie series, combining drama and humor perfectly.

This is a must-read series! You will learn to love in ways you didn’t expect. Thank you Debra Anastasia for creating this world that I love! I will always remember to count smiles.


 About the author:

4831831 (2)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!)

You can find her at and on Twitter @Debra_Anastasia. But be prepared…


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