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    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 uality and degree of separation from their source materialUnfortunately this book fails both tests Yes it is a reworked fanfiction I was willing to maybe put that aside if it

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    5 Stars He counts You've smiled at him four hundred and forty six times as of a few minutes ago He announces the number every time I s

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    Debra Anastasiascrubs hand over face WOW I'm not sure I can adeuately tell you how much I absolutely adored this bookI 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 bac

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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 35 stars I felt that t

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    3 StarsA fun story Poughkeepsie takes us on a rocky inspirational journey of faith where characters struggle to overcome personal d

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    45 STARS Us being in the same atmosphere is either a great cosmic catastrophe or the most serependitous rendezvous

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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 meBlake has b

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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 likeEve 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

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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 breatheWow What a fantastic story It’s books like Poughkeepsie that make me rethink who really

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    uick reviewCover It’s fitting Rating NC 17 Steaminess Slow Burn Thumbs Up 45Overall Wonderful storyCharacters R

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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 Poughkeepsie Poughkeepsie Epubsmiles politely and acknowledges her fellow commuters as she waits for the train to the city She dismisses this kindness as nothing. Debra Anastasiascrubs hand over face WOW I m not sure I can adeuately tell you how much I absolutely adored this bookI 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 youBlake 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 uite 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 friendThis is a gorgeous book just beautiful storytelling and one of my favorites this year I m crossing my fingers for a seuel 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 TRAILERhttpyoutube3tHdSFrxnp4

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Poughkeepsie Poughkeepsie Brotherhood #1

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 mu. 45 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 withIt 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 undoingI uickly 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 manLivia 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 natureHowever 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 PoughkeepsieI love stories which are out of the norm and I love to be wowed when reading somehting uniue 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 murdersPoughkeepsie is beautiful and captivating story of 6 people their lives problems hopes and dreams This story touched my heart and I will never forget itMORE REVIEWS ON MY BLOG Reading Is My Breathing

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St 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 rightIn 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 onc. 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 breatheWow 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 attentionWell 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 bookIn Poughkeepsie you take a journey with a cast of characters that eually resonated to me through their uniue 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 liveWhen 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 lineThe 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 entertainedPoughkeepsie is uniue 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 readersreviewers of this book can further attest to the impact of this story Well done Debra Anastasia You caught my attention hardFavorite Blake uote Hello beautiful Blake answersHow did you know it was me Livia respondedThe phone looked sexier when it rang said BlakesmilesFavorite shocking Eve uote 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 ckerOOIf 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