Blog Tour: ARC Review & Giveaway: Return to Poughkeepsie (Poughkeepsie #2) by Debra Anastasia

Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 1:25 PM
Published December 30th 2013
Return to Poughkeepsie by Debra Anastasia
Series: Poughkeepsie #2
Book 1: Poughkeepsie 
Release Date: December 30th 2013

Beckett Taylor is a murderer. His calling, his craft are destruction and intimidation—whether he wants it that way now or not. He left Poughkeepsie to keep his brothers safe, to keep Eve safe. Set up with happy lives to live, they’re better off without him, right?

But all his willpower crumbles when he hears his brother Blake’s frantic voice on the phone. An unknown enemy has moved in on his old territory, and Livia’s been taken. In an instant, Beckett knows it will take an attack only he and Eve can execute to bring her back. All his self-imposed embargoes are torn to shreds, perhaps along with the new man he’s struggled to become.

“Brother, call Eve. I’ll be there soon.”

In this emotional and action-packed sequel to Poughkeepsie, Debra Anastasia conjures a tale of love at its most raw and ragged. With Beckett and Eve, how could we expect anything less? But even when it’s messy, not magical, true love perseveres. Real love finds a way—for better or for worse until death does part.

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

“She loved him, and it hurt her.”

“I'm not worth your heart yet, but I'm gonna be. Eve, the next time you see me, I'm going to be a man worth it.”

When I read Poughkeepsie I fell in love with Livia and Blake and with their family as well. I loved everyone in that book. This book made no difference!!!

In Poughkeepsie Blake's brother, Beckett sacrifised everything in order to save his family and had to run away. Now the time has come for Beckett Taylor to Returns To Poughkeepsie heal and once again help the ones he loves.

I loved this book. It was freaking magnificent, wonderful, spectacular, remarkable. In most books our hero is usually that, a hero. He's the "good" guy, honorable with morals and so on. Beckett may not be those things but he's definitely a hero in his own way. He has fought and keeps fighting anything that endangers his family. He's honorable(well mostly!), he lives by the rules he makes, he's an "Alpha", a protector and he wouldn't hesitate to sacrifice anything and everything for his family. For him family is EVERYTHING!

In this book we get to meet new chracters but also see how the characters we already know are doing. We get introduced to Ryan Morales (who btw I loved) and his ex, Trish (who I wanted to murder)and Mary Ellen (that b**** is soooooo dead). We also got to see Cole and Kyle, who were a bigger part of this book, and I was so sorry for them (they had fertility problems) and Blake and Livia, who were such an incredible couple. 

All in all I highly recommend this series. It has drama, action, passion, humor and it's sooooo unpredictable. 

“Damn it, Eve. Why’d you come here? Why are you here?” He was suspicious, hurt, sexual. He stepped behind his couch, giving them both a barrier.

“I don’t know. I couldn’t stop myself.”

Looking forward to reading more!

*Quotes are taken from the ARC and are subject to change in the final version*


About The Author

Debra Anastasia is busy, just like every other mom. There’s dinner, the dogs, the two kids, the two kids, and her ongoing battle with…ahem… digestive issues, which combined with her adolescent boy sense of humor makes for colorful and sometimes cringe-worthy social media updates. Her first love and crowning achievement is her thriving career as the weirdest mom on the block.
Her writing started a decent handful of years ago when–along with the animals and humans in her house–the voices of characters started whispering stories in Debra’s ear. Insomnia was the gateway to plots that wouldn’t give up, wouldn’t let go. Now they stalk her everywhere. Halfway through making lunches, a twist takes hold and–fingers full of peanut butter–she finds somewhere, anywhere to write it down.

She’s eternally grateful to Omnific Publishing, which has now published four of her books: two in the Seraphim Series and two in the Poughkeepsie Brotherhood Series, as well as her novella, Late Night with Andres. That one is special because 100% of the proceeds go to breast cancer research. (So go get it right now, please!) She also very much appreciates her open-minded readers, who embrace everything she has to offer, with a focus on anti-heroes and bathroom humor.

Debra lives in Maryland with her family. You can find her at and on Twitter @Debra_Anastasia. But be prepared.

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