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Return to Poughkeepsie

(The Poughkeepsie Brotherhood #2)

4.28  ·  Rating details ·  2,750 ratings  ·  460 reviews
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 h
Paperback, 395 pages
Published December 30th 2013 by Omnific Publishing (first published December 28th 2013)
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Alexis *Reality Bites*
MILD SPOILERS -mature content reader discretion advised
4 STARS out of 5
Genre: Suspenseful Romance

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I am mixed bag of emotions people. SO MUCH goes down in this book I have no clue where to start. We have characters set with nothing but revenge on their minds and revenge is the catalyst that puts everything in to motion.

In Return to Poughkeepsie both Eve and Beckett are separately on a mission to keep the ones they love safe and alive. Danger strikes close to home and they both find themselves in a
Oct 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 I L♥VE Beckett stars!

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I feel like I’ve been waiting forever to read Return to Poughkeepsie. After reading book one last year, I was blown away. I fell hard for Blake, Cole, but most of all, a killer named Beckett! I am happy to report that Beckett’s book lived up to my expectations! It was fantastic! Return to Poughkeepsie was intense, steamy, suspenseful, funny and just an all around amazing read! Although the focus of the book is on Beckett and Eve, all six of these main characters have a
Oct 17, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4ish stars

While I enjoyed catching up with the brothers, one brother was MIA for way too long. Once he showed up at 50% things started moving a much better pace. Add in Debra's unique humor and this book was a solid read.

My favorite parts

*Trish - Ryan's jaded ex, I would not want to be on the receiving end of her fury. lol.

*Beckett and all his little rescue missions, especially Gandhi.

*Blake playing daddy.

*Cole and Kyle - Their struggle broke my heart.

*Ryan - I really like him...

Return to Poug
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
Well, we "Return to Poughkeepsie" to see what the brothers are up to. We heard this is supposed to be a Beckett and Eve book's so much more.


• Beckett and Eve - Wow, just wow. They were everything you thought they would be...and more. Explosive describes them in more ways than one! And badass ...shesshh, they take the cake on that!


• I know, I know, this is suppose to be a Beckett and Eve book and at first, I was sort of mad that there was so much time invested in the other c
Aestas Book Blog
Oct 14, 2012 marked it as to-read
SQUEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!! Omigish it's BECKETT's story!!!! *happy dance*

Beckett Taylor is a murderer. Destruction and intimidation are his calling, his craft —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. Mob forces have moved in on his old territory, and Livia’s been taken.
Georgia ♥
Oct 15, 2012 marked it as to-read
Expected publication: December 2013



DECEMBER? As in a year and 2 months away December??


*Gasping* Slowly dying...
Mar 19, 2014 rated it really liked it

★★★★ 3.5 stars!

Return to Poughkeepsie picks up right were Poughkeepsie left off. This time the focus of the story is on Eve and Beckett, two badass, tough unflinching individuals who've built almost impenetrable walls around their harts and who've perfected their skills at fighting and killing people. Although the main focus is on Eve and Beckett, the story is divided over the three main couples: Eve and Beckett, Blake and Livia, Cole and Kyle.

♦♦ This review contains minor SPOILERS for those who
Kellie Maddox-Ward

Review to come!

this is anything like number 1 I'll just give it 5 stars now LOL..
seriously though?! DECEMBER 2013!?

In the words of the self proclaimed "Princess of Poughkeepsie"


Because of my review Debra sent me a small sneek peek into number 2.

IT WAS AWESOME!! I still can't believe it doesnt come out for 13 fucking months!!!





♪♫♪Say something, I'm giving up on you
I'll be the one, if you want me to
Anywhere, I would've followed you
Say something, I'm giving up on you

And I am feeling so small
It was over my head
I know nothing at all

And I will stumble and fall
I'm still learning to love
Just starting to crawl

Say something, I'm giving up on you
I'm sorry that I couldn't get to you
Anywhere, I would've followed you
Say something, I'm giving up on you

And I will swallow my pride
You're the one that I love
And I'm saying goodbye...♪♫♪
Lady Vigilante (Feifei)
**FULL REVIEW POSTED** Release date: December 30

3 stars!


For the most part, I liked it. And with a 200% certainty, I can say I liked this book more than the first. So why is it that book 1 got a 3.5 star rating and book 2 only gets a rounded up 3 star one?

(view spoiler)
Ang C
Oct 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
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Located on the banks of the Hudson River, approximately 90 miles north of New York City, lies the scenic town of Poughkeepsie. A town which is home to three brothers, bonded not by blood, but by their circumstances, their past and their destiny. "Return to Poughkeepsie" is the continuing story of Blake, Cole and Beckett’s lives, their growing families and their romances.
All I can say is WOW - this st
Smitten's Book Blog
Nov 12, 2012 marked it as to-read
Shelves: cant-wait-for
Just read the first chapter of this (huge thanks to Debra Anastasia for sending it to me) and now I'm itching to get my hands on the rest!!

I think I'm going to love this even more than I loved the first one. Beckett was my favourite character in Poughkeepsie and I can not wait to read his story!

*does happy dance*
I am rating this book 3.5 stars. The main reason for this rating is that my expectations for this book were not what I received. It doesn't mean that the story was bad, it is just not what I had hoped for when I cracked it open.
First of all, Eve and Beckett were my favorite couple in book one. Anyone who read that book knows that this couple literally were explosive when they got together. "Return to Poughkeepsie" promised in the blurb a storyline about these two. We get them..but lets just say
Jul 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
5 MILLION STARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is one of my favorite series ever!!!

It's loaded with emotion,

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hot hot hot sex,

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Eve is so effing badass!!!

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And Beckett???

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I didn't think she could beat the first book. I had no idea where she would take the story. Well, Debra, you blew my mind, ripped out my heart, and put me back together again! This book is literally crazy awesome. I loved every single moment, character, word.....everything. And I mean, it
✝✝ Ⓓaisy ❣ ✝✝

Return to Poughkeepsie was one book that I had in my must read list. I had a very very high expectations especially after seeing the blurb was on Beckett!

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But, I needed to

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As there was less of Beckett, more new characters that I really didn't care about and a gap of 5 years!

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But, It was heartwarming to see how Blake and Livie's relationship has grown. And their love for each other is simply so strong. Finally, Beckett and Eve came in picture and I was happy.

It was nice journey if you
Oct 14, 2012 rated it liked it
My Beckett and Eve:

"His heart overflowed with good intentions but his feasts felt the best covered in blood."

Such a damaged life, yet such a strong person.
Such a flowed person, yet a lovable man.
Such a rough man, yet he would do anything for the ones he loves.
That is Beckett Taylor.

Beckett's story, his self-loathing and sadness broke my heart. His situation is the most difficult one among the brothers we got to know in previous book, his life is the most complicated one. Can this se
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VB Book Reviews
5+ Incredible Stars!!!

Wow! Books like these, are the reason that I have my exclusive 10 STAR list! That was like watching a Quentin Tarantino movie in my head! I have no words! LOVED IT!!!!

Once again, I am stumped on choosing the words that are worthy enough in aiding to describe this book, this series, everything!

Is it totally romance? Um, no. And you will find that some other reviews on here will tell you that they were disappointed in the book because of this. That is fine. We are all en
Jennifer Kyle
Oct 14, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.75 Stars

"I love you, Eve. You're the only heart I have."

I just loved catching up with all my favorite characters from Poughkeepsie!

Unfortunately, this sequel had way too many povs pratically ever character in the book has a pov (Shark, Mary Ellen, Mary Ellen's Dad, come on). The five year jump annoyed me (the two sisters in Maryland life...lame) and sadly, I dragged through some portions of the story.

On the bright side, I loved Beckett, Ryan, Cole and Blake's pov and recommend going forw
Midian Sosa
May 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The feelings… I’m feeling all the feelings dude.

I’ve been waiting for his book since, well, since I read Poughkeesie back in May. If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, you can tell I’m obsessed with my Cavemama, I love Debra to bits, and I’m admitting this because no, I’m not biased.

So, I start the book, and then I’m like

Midian Sosa is starting
Dear Lord of all things holy I'm going to DIEEEE


Midian Sosa is 5% done
Yup, won't be able to put this down. I won't.

And then I get to a part a
Amber Rose
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I was struggling on how I was going to rate this book. Poughkeepsie was a lovely story and I remember everything about it. I was shocked that while reading Return to Poughkeepsie, that I was remembering everything from the previous book. Anyhow, there is so much going on in this book. SO MUCH. I would love to rate this book 4 stars because I really did enjoy this book. I loved getting into Beckett's head and Eve's. But I had a couple of problems with it that made me not give it 4 stars
I'm at a loss here... I just finished this book and my first thoughts were What the f*uck just happened?!?! This book is a mess and I have to say that it just didn't need to happen.

This book is about Beckett and Eve. Thank the heavens it's filled with Cole/Kyle and Blake/Livia because if not it would be a zero start book. Basically it's a really bad B-Movie made into a book. There are so many unbelievable fight scenes and strange choppy moments that I almost just wanted everyone dead so this wou
J.m. Darhower
Dec 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I don't know why I never reviewed this when I first read it. Return to Poughkeepsie was absolutely brilliant. Beckett is everything. Without a doubt one of my favorite fictional characters. Deeply layered, complex, neither fully good or really bad. He's so REAL and I think that's what I love most about Debra's writing... she can weave a believable story that is so fucking deep and multi-layered, it leaves me awestruck. Love this series hardcore. ...more
Nov 02, 2012 added it
Chapter 2 was HOT!!

I expected more Eve and Beckett than what there was.
Lise *friends don't flag*
Love Eve and Beckett!

FEELING PRETTY STOKED about this one...

Dawn   Nicholson
** 5 Brilliant Stars **

'She Loved Him, Really Loved Him. With Her Heart. The Wave Of It Hit Her Hard.'

Really Amazing second installment of 'The Ploughkeepsie Brotherhood'
Eve and Beckett are so 'Bad-Ass'... They are awesome!!
Nov 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love these brothers!
And a book three... Awesome!
Donna ~ The Romance Cover
Oct 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Return to Poughkeepsie by Debra Anastasia
4.5 stars!!!

“But if all this time between them had taught him anything, it was that they were orbiting the same fate. Together, always together, even when physically apart.”

It seems like I had waited a lifetime for this book, I totally adored Poughkeepsie, I fell in love with the brothers then and was eagerly waiting for the next instalment. I was under the impression that this was going to be Beckett’s story, it is and it isn’t, well not what you would p
MK~ Picky Girl
Dec 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Those who love an action packed story with a ton of heart
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Wow, simply wow!!

Return to Poughkeepsie was everything I expected and more. Debra Anastasia created a perfectly woven sequel to the Poughkeepsie series. It delivered a powerhouse punch that kept me on the edge of my seat the entire story.

As in her previous book from this series, Return to Poughkeepsie was more than just a love story. Its three different stories intricately put together that take the reader on an intense, emotional ride. There was humor, suspense, a little angst, romance,
Jo - •.★Reading Is My Bliss★.•
If you have not read Poughkeepsie yet then you really need to, it is one of my favourite books, in fact I have it in e-book, audio book and paperback so I can share it round all my book loving friends :)

We all wanted more Beckett, Debra delivered and completely exceeded my expectations. Once I started reading this I could not put it down.

At the end of Poughkeepsie Beckett leaves town so that his brothers and Eve can have the happy lives they deserve. He set them all up financially but he has so
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