Beast Review

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He thinks he is a beauty but he really is a beast! Beast by Debra Anastasia is definitely a five star read. It has the laugh factor, the sweet and loving factor and of course what is typical for Anastasia, the WHAT THE HECK AM I READING factor.

From the very beginning of this story I knew it was going to be a good but I just didn’t know how much I would fall in love with these characters. You think you know where the story is going but you are far from the truth. Dick Dongy is a sketchy character all across the board.

He shows up in a hoodie hiding his face, a face that is basically covered in abs. In fact his whole body is covered in abs. He has a shovel, bleach, rope and a tarp in his vehicle, which are all the makings for a…

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Illustrated Temptations: Poughkeepsie Begins by Debra Anastasia

Bookish Temptations


“You will never be alone! We’re together. Do you understand?.”Beckett

How could you not love Beckett? Cole? and Blake? These three have always been on the list of my favorite book boyfriends. They made a comeback after the happily ever after on Saving Poughkeepsie. It’s not a continuation though. It’s a rewind from the start, when the bromance blossoms between the three. I had a love-hate moment reading Poughkeepsie Begins. There were so many heart wrenching scenes that I truly cannot imagine happening to these young boys. But everything that they went through really defines and molds the strong foundation of their brotherhood.

Debra will always be on my top favorite authors.

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Susi Reviews Saving Poughkeepsie by Debra Anastasia @Debra_Anastasia

“Saving Poughkeepsie is the third book in a series and the perfect ending for the characters who stole my heart. Be sure to read Poughkeepsie and Return to Poughkeepsie first.

Read, take the memorable journey along with the brothers, their wives and families. Enjoy!” Susi from Reading & Writing Between The Wines Blog

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Susi Reviews – Saving Poughkeepsie

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Saving Poughkeepsie 

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Beckett Taylor’s quest to be a better man has brought Eve Hart 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…

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Book Review: Poughkeepsie by Debra Anastasia

“While the course of this book takes less than a year, it has a decidedly epic feel to the depth and breadth of the storytelling. When you pick this book up, be ready for a journey that will take you from safe and sound to the brink of heartbreak and back again. When you pick up this book, be ready for your definition of family to be forever changed for the better. When you pick up this book, be ready to be whisked away on the backs of these extraordinary characters and their intense stories. When you pick up this book, be ready to be touched in a way that happens seldomly.”

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4.5 heart melting Stars

I’ve written about family before. About how family is a choice. And it comes in all shapes, sizes and forms. And that at the end of the day, blood often has very little to do with what ends up being your real family. The family we choose for ourselves has everything to do with unconditional love, honesty, respect and the continual choice to keep showing up for whatever your family needs.

Poughkeepsie is about family in the truest sense of the word. It’s about people that never should have found each other, coming together to form the closest knit group of people I’ve read about in a very long time. A group of people where everyone has a job, a place and purpose. From being the protector to being the very heart and soul that keeps thumping its way towards weaving that bond through their very…

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