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summary Poughkeepsie (Poughkeepsie Brotherhood, #1) , series Poughkeepsie (Poughkeepsie Brotherhood, #1) , book Poughkeepsie (Poughkeepsie Brotherhood, #1) , pdf Poughkeepsie (Poughkeepsie Brotherhood, #1) , Poughkeepsie (Poughkeepsie Brotherhood, #1) 2bc95397ae He Counts Her Smiles Every Day And Night At The Train Station And Morning And Evening, The Beautiful Commuter Acknowledges Him Just Like She Does Everyone Else On The Platform But Blake Hartt Is Not Like The Others He S Homeless Memories Of A Broken Childhood Have Robbed Him Of Peace And Twisted Delusions Into His Soul He Stays Secluded From The Sun, Sure The World Would Run From Him In The Harsh Light Of Day Each Day, Livia McHugh Smiles Politely And Acknowledges Her Fellow Commuters As She Waits For The Train To The City She Dismisses This Kindness As Nothing Special, Just Like Her She S The Same As A Million Other Girls Certainly No One To Be Cherished But Special Or Not, She Smiles Every Day, Never Imagining That Someone Would Rely On The Simple Gesture As If It Were Air To BreatheWhen The Moment Comes That Livia Must Do Than Smile, Without Hesitation She Steps Into The Fray To Defend The Homeless Man And She S Surprised To Discover An Inexplicable Connection With Her New Friend After Danger Subsides, Their Smiles Become Conversation Their Words Usher In A Friendship, Which Awakens Something In Each Of Them But It S Not Long Before Their Bond Must Prove Its Strength Entanglements From The Past Challenge Both Their Love And Their LivesBlake S Heart Beats For Livia S, Even If Her Hands Have To Keep Its Rhythm Love Is Patient Love Is Kind Love Never Fails Love Never Fails, Right In An Interwoven Tale Of Unlikely Loves And Relationships Forged By Fire, Debra Anastasia Takes Readers Into The Darkest Corners Of Human Existence, Only To Show Them The Radiant Power Of Pure Adoration And True Sacrifice Complicated Families And Confused Souls Find Their Way To Light In This Novel, Which Manages To Be Racy, Profane, Funny, And Reverent All At Once

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  1. says:

    There has been a great discussion in the comments about pulled Fanfictions and whether they are morally reprehensible for their past or should be judged based on their quality and degree of separation from their source material.Unfortunately this book fails both tests Yes, it is a reworked fanfiction I was willing to maybe put that aside if it was good because I remember the relationship dynamic and characters being very different from the source material and, indeed, being very different from any book I d ever read.That part is still true but I m saved from having a moral dilemma over whether to give this book a high rating or not because this is not a good book.I could rattle off the usual The characters are two dimensional and unconvincing, the plot is a haphazard hodgepodge of nonsense and the writing is mediocre The exboyfriend was mustache twirling ridiculous, the three brothers lacked a realistic bond or even respectable backstory The main female protagonist was laughably incomplete as a character and still managed to be scarily dependent on her boyfriend despite the fact that he was both homeless and mentally ill.All of this would usually still leave you with somewhat of an okay story Readable but nothing spectacular Unfortunately, the novel s history caught up with it in the least expected the way.You see, Fanfiction and novels appear on the outside to be similar mediums Both narratives that span similar lengths from novellas to sprawling epics Yet, it s in their conception and delivery that makes them markedly different.A novel is written, edited and then published for public consumption This hopefully means that the story has been smoothed out and any plotting problems sorted The consumers receive the book whole and can read it in one sitting The author then has the luxury of evenly spacing the story arc and gives the book balance.Fanfictions, are written and published or updated in the fanfiction world chapter by chapter Sometimes the author has a plot worked out but often not Updating sometimes happens as often as weekly or can stretch out to be several months between updates As such, readers follow many stories at once and thus the skills of a successful fanfic deviate heavily from a successful novel.For starters relationships can not take an entire book to develop After some general polling a couple of years ago, fanficers reported that they would abandon a story should the main characters not unite within 9 11 chapters considering many fanfics have 30 chapters, this is a rather short amount of time Then it s a matter of dragging the story along for awhile until people start to get bored In the last five chapters or so, fanfiction authors tend to shit out a resolution, wash their hands of it and move on.This is exactly what happens in Poughkeepsie The couples mostly resolve their issues and are happily together There is a visible moment in the story when the author shits herself, realizes she needs a tidy way to resolve the plot and then sets about creating a ridiculous ending.What I had hoped was that this novel, when pulled, would be seriously and with great consideration edited into a respectable piece In this I was disappointed I can t see anything new or different from the Fanfic I would go through my version to see if the author has done anything than find and replace the names, but I can t be bothered.The chance I had been willing to give this novel is now squandered I guess now we ll never be able to know what brilliant argument I would have come up with to justify the morality in its publishing Which is a shame I love arguing.This review can be found on my blog, Cuddlebuggery Book Blog

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    Debra Anastasia scrubs hand over face WOW I m not sure I can adequately tell you how much I absolutely adored this book I have read some pretty great books, and I have read some amazing books this year Opinions are always subjective and in my opinion this book fell into the amazing group This was the kind of book that made me look back and rethink some of the 5 stars I have given this year when I actually just want to give this book than 5 stars Poughkeepsie is an amazing story that will definitely stay with me for a while to come Debra Anastasia has a well put together story, and an amazing, colorful cast of characters that all play a major role in this book Let me ask you this would you ever give a homeless guy a second glance I likely wouldn t either, but Livia McHugh did, Blake Hartt spent his days waiting to see her as she would come and go from the Poughkeepsie train station, counting her smiles She would always see him there, always keeping to himself in the shadows, never asking for handouts, and it wasn t until some bully s were picking on the homeless guy and Livia stood up for him that Blake Hartt and Livia finally met This setting in motion the events of the story After seeing Blake up close, she could no longer ignore his handsomeness , with his beautiful green eyes As the story begins, Livia has a boyfriend that she s trying to rid herself of, and after she and Blake meet and start getting to know each other, she really wants to get rid of him She finally does, but Chris will not accept that Livia is done with him He s all about his image, and he feels that Livia has shamed him by dumping him for the homeless guy All he has on his mind is getting her back, and doing something bad to Blake He s just too self absorbed to believe that Livia truly doesn t want him There s to the Chris story, but I m going to leave that to you.Blake has two brothers, and while they re not biologically related, they re bond couldn t be stronger if they were Blake and his two brothers Cole, and Beckett aged out of the foster care system from the same foster home, a home where events happened that bonded them as the brothers they are Each of the brothers carry a heavy load of baggage from their past that ultimately have shaped them into the men they are Blake and Cole had someone along the way during childhood that showed they cared, people that didn t have to but they did and it stayed with them over the years Apparently Beckett didn t have that, he was the first to age out of foster care, and his sole purpose was to look after his brothers the best he could, by any means necessary Beckett is naughty, eyebrow waggle and does bad things His business is all things illegal I just loved all 3 of the brothers, but Beckett tugged at my heart strings most, I think it s because he has no concept of his self worth Yes, he s a criminal with no limits, but he loves fiercely, he will go insane, and lay down his life to keep his family safe He has a foul mouth, and I thoroughly enjoyed him He s intense one minute, and cracking me up the next, and has quite the knack for stealing a scene So between Chris s devious plotting, and Beckett s dirty business we get the action and suspense of the story I could go on and on about the Characters in this book To say the characters outside of Blake and Livia are secondary doesn t feel accurate because their stories are just as much a part of this book They all carry a load of personal issues, and things from their past that have shaped who they are, and Debra Anastasia has woven their stories together beautifully Blake is beautiful man, and sweet, and proud Livia is the only one that seems to have her crap together, full of love and hope Livia s sister Kyle has abandonment and misplaced love issues, and absolutely no filter between her brain and her mouth, I loved her Cole has a lot in common with Kyle, except the filter, and he s deadly when necessary Eve Where to start with her, stealthy like a ninja, and deadly as an assassin I love her character, and my heart broke for her back story Then there s Mouse, I can t go without mentioning this beautiful soul The ever loyal, brave, and selfless friend.This is a gorgeous book, just beautiful storytelling, and one of my favorites this year I m crossing my fingers for a sequel Thank you Debra Anastasia, you blew my mind, made my heart pound, brought tears to my eyes, and made me laugh a lot 5 AMAZING STARS DON T MISS THIS FANTASTIC TRAILER http youtu.be 3tHdSFrxnp4

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    Every time I think I couldn t love you a bit , you stretch my heart again The first half of this book was wonderful it made me want to give the book 5 stars The story hooked me from the beginning, I loved the characters, and the writing style was beautiful But I felt the second half of the story was brought down by all the drama There was too much it it needed editing I d probably give the second half 3 3.5 stars I felt that the story kind of exploded, it became a little less focused on the characters and I felt myself lose a bit of my connection to the story.Blake Hartt God, don t you just love that name sees Livia McHugh every day at the train station Every day she smiles at him, and he counts each of her smiles as though they were a precious gift But Blake is homeless, no one sees him except Livia No one has really seen me in years But when you saw me for the first time, you actually saw me You saw me, and then you smiled like I was just the same as everyone else on that platform When some bullies try to pick on Blake one day, Livia steps in to defend him leading to their first official meeting Each day they spend a little time together in the mornings and in the evenings, inexplicable drawn to each other until finally they can t deny that what they have is than just friendship.Blake was a beautiful character He was a refreshing change from so many typical male leads He wasn t dripping in money, he was vulnerable and deeply tormented by his past but oh so sweet, charming, thoughtful, and chivalrous beyond all means He was both gentle in so many ways but growing in up in the foster system and being on the streets hardened him making him far from defenseless I loved how he worship Livia how grateful he was for every moment with her and treasured every aspect of her being Blake has a tremendous sense of pride, which he will not see compromised He finds no glory in accepting help If he hasn t earned it, he wants no part of it Livia was a strong female lead She was kind, and caring, but very tough and not one to hide from a dangerous or difficult situation I loved the way she saw Blake she saw him for who he was as a man, not for for who his situation made him She fell in love with him and didn t care that they weren t in the same tax bracket She liked him, then she loved him, and that was all that mattered to her Blake also has some issues left over from his horrible childhood and I loved that she dealt with them in such a non judgmental, completely understanding way Do you love him I feel like I ve always loved him, and now I just got lucky enough to find him This book is almost equally about the side characters as it is about Blake and Livia Blake s two foster brothers, Beckett and Cole play a huge and wonderful in the story Bound together by the horrors of their foster home, they forged a deep bond of family, love, loyalty and dedication to each other that you couldn t help but feel your heart I loved Cole he had a horrific past and got a delightful HEA in this book But Beckett was the one who really stole my heart He s the big brother of the three and feels responsible for Blake and Cole I LOVED him and I am ridiculously excited that he is getting his own book He is like Kellan and Travis long lost brother He s the one who gets his hands dirty to protect his brothers who are, by the way, a seriously awesome kick ass trio He is, not out of choice but out of necessity, a pimp, a drug dealer, a murderer, but with a heart of absolute gold and there is nothing that he wouldn t do or give up for his brothers and his family he made me totally swoon y Did I mention I love him I hit the streets first So I knew what we were in for To live in this world without a dime or a pot to piss in, you have to sell your soul or your body I sold my soul, Livia, and I sold other people s bodies But when my brothers stepped out of our foster home I had respect Respect enough to keep their souls clean I m going to hell for all three of us The writing style really gives a beauty to the story especially in regards to Blake and Livia s scenes They almost feel magical He moved to her earlobe and breathed, First, I will blow, then I will lick, last I will bite Blake took his time blowing an elaborate pattern on her stomach, and Livia was pretty sure he d spelled the word torture You make the rest of the beautiful things in the world cry for even trying at all You make it hard for me to breathe And its a great contrast to the gritty feel of Beckett and Cole s scenes The author does a very good job of inserting humor to help lighten up the darker undertones of the story.There really is a little bit of everything in this book a beautiful love story or two , drugs, parties, a helluva lot of murders, kidnapping and hostages, creative swearing, steamy moments, gunfights, a jealous scheming ex boyfriend, quiet times in the meadow, midnight masses at church, vengeance sprees The book is really about finding ways to be together and not allowing the future to be ruled by the hurts of the past.Here s how I see Blake and Livia For of my reviews, visit Aestas Book BlogAnd come join the Aestas Book Blog Facebook Page

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    3 Stars A fun story Poughkeepsie takes us on a rocky, inspirational journey of faith where characters struggle to overcome personal demons brought on by damaging childhoods and social injustices As delicate as this story seems, there are surprisingly many laugh out loud moments courtesy of its very quirky, tormented, but lovable characters Livia is a student who boards a train each morning where she sees Blake a beautiful, mysterious homeless man to whom she offers an honest smile daily She doesn t know it, but Blake counts her smiles and dreams of someday deserving them Words remain unspoken between the two until the day Livia decides to defend Blake s honor from a group of taunting teensand then bringing Blake happiness becomes all Livia can think about.I loved the somber, yet uplifting messages provided by this story How being born into an unfortunate circumstance may bend you, but doesn t have to break you How homeless may be your current status but doesn t define you With the amount of emotional weakness presented through this story, I felt nothing but an intense strength protruding from its pages at almost all times.The gorgeous imagery and symbolism, as well as the deep spiritual element woven into this story added a unique depth Many secondary characters take center stage, and the way the author maintains this story s charm is impressive The only issue I came across Some of the ending s occurrences seemed a bit over the top I don t mind outrageous happenings in fiction, as long as they blend well with the story s overall tone Nevertheless, the unbreakable bond between brothers, and the love strong enough to conquer all made me embrace this wonderful story from beginning to end Livia, you make the rest of the beautiful things in the world cry for even trying You make it hard for me to breathe Book Stats Genre Category Contemporary Romance Steam Caliber Very steamy Romance Sweet and slow building Characters Original, lovable Plot Centers on overcoming life s obstacles Writing Witty, humorous, emotional POV 3rd Person Perspective Cliffhanger None Next Installment Character spinoff

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    4.5 STARS Us being in the same atmosphere is either a great cosmic catastrophe or the most serependitous rendezvous My Livia and Blake Everyday on her way to work, Livia smiles at everyone on the train station The homeless man in the shadows is no exception When the group of boys decide to bully and attack him Livia has to step up And so begins her unusual friendship with beautiful homeless man. Blake is haunted by demons from his past and he prefers to be secluded from ordinary world He lives for smiles and banters with lovely Livia But soon, friendship is not enough for them and they cannot deny this intense pull between them. But there are too many obstacles to overcome for them to be together and happy Is love enough to face all the problems life presents them with It was clear from the very beginning that author invested a lot of time into creating supportive characters I was fascinated by bound between Blake and his foster brothers 3 different guys, 3 matching tattoos, 3 lives connected forever Beckett and Cole would do anything to protect Blake and his fragile state of mind Will be Blake s feelings for Livia his salvation or his undoing I quickly got to like Blake He was different from ordinary book heroes He may seem crazy to the outsiders but the truth is that he is contemplative, perceptive, gentleman and very fascinating young man.Livia was always sweet and caring person, putting needs of others before hers own But when someone was threatening her loved ones, she was the first one to defend them I really loved her feisty nature.However, for me, the biggest hero of this book was Beckett He is guy with the biggest heart ever and extremely sacrificing when it comes to those he loves I don t remember last time I had so much respect for some character I cannot wait for his book Return to Poughkeepsie I love stories which are out of the norm and I love to be wowed when reading somehting unique and original Poughkeepsie fits exactly into this category I loved everything about it characters, pacing, plotline Debra Anastasia did excellent job writing this book Just be prepared, this story deals with some heavy topics like abuse, mental illness and murders.Poughkeepsie is beautiful and captivating story of 6 people, their lives, problems, hopes and dreams This story touched my heart and I will never forget it MORE REVIEWS ON MY BLOG Reading Is My Breathing

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    I originally read this book several months ago, and have been struggling with how to write a review that properly conveys just how special this book is And just how much this story, and each and every character has come to mean to me.Blake has been watching Livia from the shadows of the Poughkeepsie train station for months He loves her from afar, and counts each of the smiles she bestows upon him as she makes her way to and from work each day Her smiles are full of kindness, and not pity He senses no fear from her, even after she realizes he is in fact homeless One morning, as Blake is being harassed by a group of thugs, Livia steps in to defend him And what follows is in my opinion the most romantic, and beautiful love story I have ever had the pleasure of reading.There has been a lot of talk about fan fiction lately With the success of Fifty Shades of Grey some people are taking a second look at something that has been to some, myself included, a somewhat guilty pleasurable addiction And while Poughkeepsie and Fifty Shades may have started out the same way as Twilight fanfic they are in completely different galaxies as far as story line, character development etc Yes, i am a fan of the FSOG series, but Poughkeepsie is hands down the superior book on every level.Debra Anastasia is a brilliant author Period She managed to take a very simple story, and bring it to life in such a way that I truly felt I was in their world I knew these people, I knew where they lived, who they loved, and what their thoughts and feelings were as if I were experiencing them myself With the exception of the physical description of Blake, and his tendency to speak in a formal manner, Poughkeepsie is nothing at all like Twilight Something you definitely can not say about FSOG.Another thing I absolutely loved about this book, was the cast of supporting characters Blake s foster brothers Cole Beckett Livia s sister Kyle And, I can t write a review without mentioning my beloved Mouse A huge, tough as nails bodyguard who loves his family and knitting.This book made me smile, laugh, squirm in my seat in a VERY good way Blake is a sexy devil and the chemistry he has with Livia is insane And don t get me started on Beckett Guh , and sob my eyes out on than one occasion It has become my 2nd favorite book of all time, and if I succeed in getting one person to read this book based on my review, I will be a happy girl.Bottom line if you loved Twilight, or if you hated Twilight If you loved Fifty Shades of Grey, or hated Fifty Shades of Grey None of that matters If you enjoy losing yourself in a story, reading about wonderfully realistic and flawed characters, like your romance with a bit of humor and a lot of spiceif you don t mind crying from both happiness and sadness, if you want to read a book that will stay in your heart foreverthen read Poughkeepsie You ll thank me later My YT Channel blog

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    Where to begin Two words Mind Blown I ll start with casting I couldn t only cast Livia and Blake as there was so much to this story, so I ve picked what I think the six main characters would look like.Eve BeckettKyle ColeI loved the idea behind the story of Livia and Blake That in itself would have been enough for me but that isn t what you get with Poughkeepsie the story isn t about two people falling in love, it s about everybody surrounding them and the insane life they lead The surrounding characters were great I absolutely adored Beckett I think he was my favourite, ironically, as they don t come badder than Beckett Taylor, the murdering, pimping, but gorgeously muscled drug dealer, who commits crimes to protect his young brothers I know, right Not to mention he has the most hilarious, filthy mouth He has some priceless one liners that had me LOL ing all over the place.The author does such an amazing job of developing every single character in this story that actually, I think it goes a bit far the other way there were times when I forgot that this was a story about Livia and Blake and I felt that important parts of their story were compromised at the expense of things that were going on with the other characters.It took me a couple of days to get through this book, which is unusual for me, but I just kept putting it down to give my mind a break, it was that intense There was copious amounts of grit, bloodshed, crime, drama, action and for me, not enough romance in what, essentially, when you strip all of the drama away, was an extremely romantic story of an ordinary, kind hearted woman falling for a homeless, vulnerable young man who counts her smiles swoon worthy isn t it I just wish we d heard of it.Blake is just the most adorable character I fell head over heels for his innocence and his chivalrousness You can t help but want to take him home and keep him safe.I absolutely cried my eyes dry at Beckett s final scene in the story As such a Beckett fan I was not at all happy with that ending and it broke my heart If I m not careful I ll end up with a house full of these troubled brothers, because I d have brought him home and kept him safe too.So yeh, parts of it I couldn t get enough of and parts of it felt like wading through treacle It was a mixed bag for me If you like a tonne of action and drama with your romance, then this is one for you but personally, I prefer a bit sex and shmoosh with mine.Plot There were sub plots for sub plots for sub plots in this book There was so much going on that sometimes I found it difficult to keep track I adore the initial idea for the romance between Blake and Livia and I also did really enjoy some of the gritty dramatics, but it was a little toooo much in my opinion Characters Fantastic set of characters Really, some of the best character development I ve read in a book You felt like you knew each of the so well Blake and Livia first, the Blake s brothers Cole and Beckett, and Livia s sister Kyle And it goes beyond that even Debra Anastasia is the boss when it comes to creating characters Steaminess There are a couple of steamy scenes I d say the scenes between Blake and Livia are intensely emotional and romantic than steamy First, I will blow, then I will lick, last I will bite Angst More than you shake a stick at Murders galore, crimes, explosion, shootings, stalkers, kidnapping, drive bys, romantic break ups think of a source of angst and Poughkeepsie likely covers it However, the romantically linked characters are pretty steadfast for most of the book Obviously there are a few stumbling blocks for them, but that isn t really where the angst features so much It s all the crazy going on around them.Ending Well, overall it s a happy ending, but with so many characters and so much crap going down, it s not possible for every one of them to get their HEA Cue the tears I cried like a baby on two occasions Favourite Quotes You make the rest of the beautiful things in the world cry for even trying at all You make it hard for me to breathe If I told you once, I told you a million times you re a handsome motherfucker I m almost gay for you If you re playing on fucking me to death, I m so on board with that Dear Livia McHugh I ll be your husband I ll be nothing but yours for the rest of forever A single, simple day with you is something I ll refuse to take for granted You have been the reason my heart beats since the moment I saw you, long before your hands actually had to do the job for me Sleep in my arms Wake up by my side My beautiful love, be my wife and make me the happiest man And I will never, ever lose count Love always, Blake Hartt You ve smiled at him four hundred and forty six times as of a few minutes ago He announces the number every time I see him Captain Romance back there wants to inject himself into you like a vaccine I could go on there are some truly brilliant pieces of writing in Poughkeepsie I d recommend the read just for those alone.

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    Us being in the same atmosphere is either a great cosmic catastrophe or the most serendipitous rendezvous you make the rest of the beautiful things in this world cry for even trying at all You make it hard for me to breathe.Wow What a fantastic story It s books like Poughkeepsie that make me rethink who really owns the publishing stage now a days There seems to be and hidden gems either being self published or picked up by the smaller houses that are starting to cause a major shift in the reading world I ll be honest, I ve never heard of Omnific Publishing and still after reading this awesome book, don t know much about them, but what I will tell you, it s stories like this that give credibility in my opinion to those authors that choose either by default or otherwise to go the non traditional route in getting their works out to readers I m inclined now, than I ve ever been, to try a book that doesn t have the big marketing dollars and well known publishing machines behind them Great job Debra Anastasia for proving to readers such as myself that awesome stories don t need to be branded with the likes of The Publisher Elite to show it s a story worth my attention.Well, now that I ve got that out of the way, let me tell you a little bit about what I experienced in this pretty awesome book.In Poughkeepsie you take a journey with a cast of characters that equally resonated to me through their unique voices and command of their stage These six main characters are so well defined by their presence, and each of them made such an impact with me that I couldn t stop but listen to their story and feel their emotions We get to meet three brothers, including Blake the homeless musician , Beckett the gangster , and Cole the priest s assistant that grew up together in the foster care system These three brothers are both banded and branded by a symbolic tattoo in their commitment to each other, as evidence in the book cover, where you ll notice the arm is a tattoo of a music symbol, a knife and a cross Each of those represents what the brothers mean to each other and what they re willing to do for their survival There s so much symbolism in this book that I actually waited a couple of days to write this review so it could all sink in It was awesome to experience what these brothers meant to one another Beckett has spent his years after leaving the foster system making the world safer for Blake and Cole by means of force and power as a gang leader, Cole is in constant struggle for their salvation as they had to commit some crimes in the name of survival, and Blake the main protag of this novel strives to bring hope through his music so his brothers can stop and reflect the beauty that s hidden in the world they live.When the story commences, we meet Livia who is special in her own right as she takes the time to do something that many of us would never think twice to consider She stops and smiles at a homeless guy and gives him the time of day Now mind you, I m probably hesitant do that, but I can t help but consider how that can change someone s day if you took the time to acknowledge them and not look through them It can be just any ordinary person that crosses our path on a daily basis What would that mean to someone to have you smile at them and offer a kind word Would it pick up someone s spirits Change the outlook of their day Well for Blake, it changed his life and alongside Livia s as well There was so much happening in this story, that for the first 100 pages I was having a hard time wrapping my arms around everything, but there was a moment of revelation that occurred where everything started to make sense and there was no way in hell I wasn t going to see this journey to the finish line.The language in this novel is sharp and at times shocking, especially when Beckett and Kyle enter the scene The stuff that came out of their mouth had me both cringing and guffawing at the same time I m prone of the first, but seldom the latter and when done simultaneously, you know I m being entertained.Poughkeepsie is unique, powerful and profound all in one punch If you doubt my opinion, take a look at some of the current reviews see below and my fellow readers reviewers of this book can further attest to the impact of this story Well done Debra Anastasia You caught my attention hardFavorite Blake quote Hello beautiful, Blake answers.How did you know it was me Livia respondedThe phone looked sexier when it rang, said Blake. smiles Favorite shocking Eve quote I can rip your heart out of your chest and take a bite while it s still beating I can kill your body before your brain dies Am I pretty now, motherf cker O.OIf you re still not certain whether you want to read this book, take a look at this trailer and this review to help you make your decision Please, check it out

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    Quick review Cover It s fitting Rating NC 17 Steaminess Slow Burn Thumbs Up 4.5Overall Wonderful storyCharacters Rich, colorful and well thought outPlot A crafted tale that mixed than one life together.Page Turner Absolutely Series Cont N A Recommend HighlyBook Boyfriend BlakeSUMMARY 50 words or less This book has been recommended to me long ago And I regret the wait This was a delightful heartstings pulling tale that warmed me It s a story of selflessness told through many points of view The kind of story that makes you think and want to be a better person.To see my full review and yummy pic, check out my blog post below.http mybookboyfriend.blogspot.com 2So I had the opportunity to post this review on my group blog site Torn between two yummy pics, I posted the second pic with this blog post Check it out.http passionatebookdivas.com p 2072

  10. says:

    This book started out as a 5 star read for me, then about halfway through, the book took a turn that annoyed me, but it still held my interest, so I kept going Then it just got ridiculous, and very violent I have no qualms about reading about violence, but it didn t belong in this book, not to the level it was taken Over the top is an understatement Icing on the cake, and not in a good way family coming out of the woodwork, and I won t say any than that about it I started out reading a sweet, charming, albeit unconventional romance, then I felt like I had the script in my hands for a Quentin Tarantino movie starring Angelina Jolie with some daytime soap opera mixed in TOO MUCH Simple would have been better The heart of the story deals with the issue of being homeless, the stigma attached to it, and how people perceive those who are Beat them when they re down, is all too often the mentality we have when we come across someone who s dealing with these circumstances In Blake s case he was set loose by the foster care system due to ageing out He was pushed out onto the streets with no resources to care for himself, very sad, but all too often, very true He meets Livia, and a lovely friendship and romance ensues We meet a slew of unique and wonderful characters who take front and center in the story Among those are Cole and Beckett, Blake s brothers, foster care siblings who have forged their own family together Cole was wonderful, but Beckett was hysterical He is a nightmare citizen, very, very bad, but when it comes to those he cares about, he is one big softie He says some of the raunchiest, most disgusting things that are totally unexpected and so funny Sometimes they are said with love and endearment, if you can imagine that, but they are Beckett through and through Kyle, Livia s crazy, wild sister was a surprising treasure too Together with Beckett, they had me rolling on the floor I was laughing so hard Mouse, I loved him, just a delight The author did a wonderful job of having the reader connect to these characters The story transitions easily from present to past, giving you the history of their circumstances, what came before and brought them to where they are now Not pretty, but necessary for you to understand what drives them, or in Blake s case, how he came to be at the train station, and why he feels that he is so unworthy of love I wanted to rescue him myself I m in the minority when rating this book, but I can t help how I feel Debra Anastasia is definitely a talent, with tremendous potential Her writing is smooth, the dialogue fits the characters, and she is very imaginative, but in this case she got carried away From my understanding this story was posted on the Fan Fiction website and then published because of its popularity It s unfortunate that her publishing company didn t allow an editor to step in, direct her focus back to the original story, and publish what could have been a true gem For some reason the length of the book was important to them than the quality

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