Saving Poughkeepsie (Poughkeepsie, #3)
by Debra Anastasia
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.
Kelly - 4 Crowns
Saving Poughkeepsie is the concluding installment in what has been a truly incredible journey of love, brotherhood, loss, beauty, pain, trust and devotion. This isn't just a story about family, but about putting things right - fighting for a cause that is bigger than most, and yet one man and his loyal crew prove that anything is possible if you just believe.
What I truly adore about this series is all its multifaceted brilliance; it's brutal and hard hitting but with a solid core that derives from a good place, one of heart and soul. As much as I love all the characters in this book, Beckett is the pivotal. The glue. The foundation upon which this series is built and it was only right that the last two books feature him and Eve so prominently.
In this series finale we delve back into the mess left behind in book 2. Eve is still a target for Roldolfo Vitullo, the Father of the woman she murdered and crime boss with unprecedented power and deep pockets.
Eve's past takes centre stage here, while Beckett focuses his attention on putting back into the community he once ruled with an iron fist; he wants a safer home for his Brothers and nieces and nephews. With a new threat to their future plans taking effect in a secret location, Beckett, Eve and Ryan Morales band together once more to finally put rest to the turf war fought on Poughkeepsie streets.
I'm going to leave it there for now as I refuse to plant spoilers. I was however surprised at the direction this story took. I wouldn't have guessed it in a million years but that is certainly not a bad thing.
The second half was definitely more thrilling than the first, but it was set up beautifully making this a long and entertaining read with a fitting ending.
Debra, I can't thank you enough for putting Poughkeepsie on the map and introducing me to an incredible band of Brothers. This is, and will remain, one of my favourite series of all time!