Poughkeepsie by Debra Anastasia

5 stars

What a difference a smile and giving a damn about someone down on their luck can make.

How many of us have passed a homeless person on the street and not given them a second glance?  After this story I don’t think I ever will again.

Blake is such a sweet and beautiful character and I was cheering him on from beginning to end. He stole my heart and my heart ached for him.

I loved all the main players in this book and the secondary characters are so wonderful that they actually add so much depth to the story.
Here is part of they synopsis:
“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 breath”.

Blake and his brothers Cole and Beckett are not biologically related but they are closer than most blood brothers.  Their relationships are so wonderfully woven and so unique, you can actually feel the close bond they share and the dynamics between the brothers makes for some interesting and heart-warming reading.
You will giggle like crazy over the conversations between the two sisters when they are home on their own.  They were hilarious.
Beckett stood out for me as one of the main players in this book. A bad boy who is so deliciously naughty, has a mouth like a sewer, yet a heart of gold when it counts.
I just loved Beckett . He was a lot of fun to read and I found myself looking forward to seeing Beckett throughout the book.
But it is Livia and Blake who will steal your heart.  Theirs is a love story that you will cheer from the beginning.  You want these two to succeed.  You want the best for them. You will love them. You will cherish them.  They will definitely capture your heart.
Reviewed by Jenny

2 Comments

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2 responses to “Poughkeepsie by Debra Anastasia

  1. Jennifer Hukari

    This may be my favorite book of the year! I had every emotion known to man from this book. I can’t recommend it enough to my friends ❤

  2. Loooooved this book! A must read.

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