OMGGGGG! It's finally here betches!! Saving Poughkeepsie is finally out for sale after a whole year long of dry panties, err, I mean waiting. The release of the highly-anticipated third book in Debra Anastasia's Poughkeepsie series calls for a special occasion. I mean, shit. It should be a national effin holiday. For reals, yo. So ladies, drum roll please. Get your Kindles fired up because Becket fuckin' Taylor is baaaack!!
For the crazies out there who haven't picked up this series yet (*cough* Sandie *cough*), y'all better get on that. Like stat. In fact, I do believe the first book, Poughkeepsie, is on sale and it's only 99 pennies(limited time only). I mean, come ooonnnn, it doesn't get any better than that. So why don't you click right here to buy >Poughkeepsie on Kindle< now, then take your sweet ass time to read it followed by book two, Return to Poughkeepsie, before coming back and reading this review. Actually, I'm gonna tell you right this minute: if you haven't read the books, don't read Saving Poughkeepsie yet until you do. AND if you have read them and are obsessed, then I'd still recommend that you go back and read them. It's been way too long since the last book, and a little refresher will do you some good. Truuuust me. Alright. Deep breaths everybody. I'm gonna do my best to not write any spoilers, but I am reviewing book three....soooo I'll be tacklin' the impossible. At the end of Return to Poughkeepsie, Becket and Eve are left in a very precarious situation. I mean, shit, talk about a tension so thick you'd need a freakin' chainsaw to cut through that mess. And of course, dear ol' Debra thought it'd be hilarious to leave us hanging by a thread like that.
But because we're all flippin' awesome, hard-core fans, we waited. Not so patiently, but still we waited. And after a (rushed)reread of the first two books I was finally able to soak up the dirty, raunchy glory that Debra Anastasia delivered. And boy did she deliver. That nasty, sexy, foul-mouthed, but oh-so-adorable Becket had me swooning and laughing my ass off with lines like,
"Right now? I'm keeping you alive by not killing you. Say thank you, Sevan." "Thank you, Sevan," the insolent bastard sassed before walking out the door. "He's a pecker plug."Yet for you all my Poughkeepsie peeps out there, you know Mr. Becket is really a big, soft teddy bear under all that badassery. And it definitely showed. This time around we get a really tender Becket in scenes with Eve that are so effing heartbreaking, all you want to do is chew your fingers off and go through a million tissue boxes. I have never fallen more in love with a character as much as I did with Becket Taylor. I loved him from the very beginning in book one, but in this Saving Poughkeepsie...my god. It hurt. It hurt sooo bad, but oh-so-good. The tension, drama, heartbreak, and danger surrounding Becket, his brothers, and his killer Eve make you want to hide under a freakin' rock until all the explosions calm down.
But don't worry. You'll power through because lines like this one are what make the whole Poughkeepsie experience worth it.
"Everybody in my life has their match. I just want you to be mine. It was stupid."The perfect combination of danger, suspense, kink and romance make for an exceptionally executed read. I was left so, so satisfied that I'm pretty sure my bones would have melted with all the swooning going on if it were possible. You will not be disappointed in this book. But the very, very best part of this book is the seamlessly written story that's layered by multiple storylines. So if you're fans of Blake & Livia or Cole & Kyle, don't you worry you pretty little hearts, because they're just as pivotal to the book as Becket and Eve. Honestly, to me that's the best thing any author can give me in a book. It's the pleasure of reading not a one-dimensional story, but a multiple one that has so many facets, it's never-ending. Don't believe me? Take a little sneak at this exclusive excerpt:
“I’m not worried about tomorrow. I’m worried about right now, with you, under this Christmas tree.” Blake supported her neck as he laid her on the floor.
Livia turned her head. “You’d better convince me. So far you’ve talked about the dog going to the bathroom, trash, and dirtiness.”Blake kissed her jaw and turned her head gently, kissing her mouth as she bit her lips together.“Can’t I just convince you with my manly ways?” He wiggled his eyebrows.He could, of course, do just that—but she shook her head. She loved the playful sparkle in his green eyes. His five o’clock shadow just made him more handsome, framing his kissable lips with scruff.“Okay.” He put his fingers at the bottom of her shirt, lifting it gently so he could circle her belly button with his index finger. “You’re the sexiest, most beautiful woman on this planet. So sexy, in fact, that I had to have you. I had to make you bear my children because my universe and yours had to be combined. Everything I’ve ever been needed to be buried inside of you, so deep, so full of love that we created life. Twice.”He lifted her shirt and kissed the tops of her breasts, whispering his devotion into her skin. “And it’s never enough. Unless I can hear you coming, I can’t think of anything else. All day every day. For years now. You’re that powerful, Livia. This. Us. It’s so intense that years haven’t cured me. I can’t stop wanting to make love to you.”
“Wow.” Livia smiled and pulled his face back to hers, kissing him and effectively stopping his beautiful words.