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Poughkeepsie kindle Í Þ debra anastasia Þ 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 peaceIke 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 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 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 storyBlake 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 friendshipBlake 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 “Blakehas 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 eually 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 forTo live in this world without a dime or a pot to piss in you have to sell your soul or your bodyI sold my soul Livia and I sold other people’s bodies But when my brothers stepped out of our foster homeI had respect Respect enough to keep their souls clean I’m going to hellfor 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 storyThere 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 jealousscheming ex boyfriend uiet times in the meadow midnight masses at church vengeance spreesThe book is really about finding ways to be together and not allowing the future to be ruled by the hurts of the pastHere's how I see Blake and LiviaFor of my reviews visit Aestas Book BlogAnd come join the Aestas Book Blog Facebook Page

reader ✓ Poughkeepsie Brotherhood ↠ Debra Anastasia

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 dayEach 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 l 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 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 an 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 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 readingThere 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 levelDebra 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 FSOGAnother 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 knittingThis book made me smile laugh suirm 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 girlBottom 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