Poughkeepsie Begins

Poughkeepsie Begins It ends with the beginning This legendary indie cult favorite series ends its tale with the story of the Poughkeepsie brotherhood before the tattoo Before the train station before the church befor

  • Title: Poughkeepsie Begins
  • Author: Debra Anastasia
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 435
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • It ends with the beginning This legendary, indie, cult favorite series ends its tale with the story of the Poughkeepsie brotherhood before the tattoo Before the train station, before the church, before a criminal empire there was a foster home and three teen boys who chose each other as family, because the ones they were born into didn t existStill in high school, BecketIt ends with the beginning This legendary, indie, cult favorite series ends its tale with the story of the Poughkeepsie brotherhood before the tattoo Before the train station, before the church, before a criminal empire there was a foster home and three teen boys who chose each other as family, because the ones they were born into didn t existStill in high school, Beckett is already laying the groundwork for a grander life ahead, one where his brothers want for nothing and get some respect for once But even as he plans, Beckett must decide if he s ready to make that choice diving in to a life that trades his chance at a future, his chance at something as simple as first love with a girl named Candy Cox, for their chance to find happiness.Blake, Beckett, and Cole s devotion to each other is forged by fists and the driving need to belong somewhere, to do than just survive this life Readers of the series know they each get there in the end, but before we count smiles, we must first shed tears These early days of the Poughkeepsie brotherhood will play on your heartstrings before serrating them with a knife they ll lift your soul with music, only to leave you with nothing but a desperate prayer for hope.And when you reach the end of the beginning, you ll be ready to start the series all over again.

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    1. Debra creates pretend people in her head and paints them on the giant, beautiful canvas of your imagination What an amazing job that is The stories hit her hard while driving the minivan or shaving her legs, especially when there s no paper and pen around She has written a smattering of books in a few genres paranormal romance, contemporary romance and romantic comedies She lives in Maryland with her husband and two amazing children.DebraAnastasia


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    1. Brothers he asked Brothers, Blake responded, smiling Forever, Cole added solemnly.The end of the Poughkeepsie series, brings us back to the beginning Debra Anastasia gives fans of the series the opportunity to walk to halls with Blake, Beckett and Cole as teenagers These three foster brothers form an unbreakable bond that will carry them through the horrors of adolescence, and adulthood As a senior in high school Beckett is not the best student, but he is determined to take care of his foster br [...]

    2. Special Note This book was released after the third book and that s the order in which I read and reviewed them.I have to admit that I had some trepidation about starting this book I mean we ve been through a lot with these brothers and we left them all in a happy place I just wasn t too excited about reading what happened to them in foster care Butn t let that stop you because while, yes, there are some harsh things that happen, the brothers are so strong together already that that is the main [...]

    3. Quick review Cover Pretty Rating NC 7 Steaminess Hot Thumbs Up 5Overall Damn GoodCharacters Well WrittenPlot How it all beganPage Turner Yes Series Cont Yes Recommend YesBook Boyfriend Blake Beckett Cole SUMMARY 50 words or less One of the favorite books of the year It s told when they are in high school, but the story is not the subject of YA books So it stays firmly in the NA Adult category I love it, love it, love it Can t say enough good things about this book.For a full review and yummy pic [...]

    4. He wanted to believe he was good for one fucking moment.Words are not enough to describe how I feel, but here we go.I am still picking up the pieces of my shattered heart Thank you for that Debra.The Poughkeepsie Brotherhood series has a special place in my heart It s a beautiful story about unconditional love and the sacrifices we are willing to make for our family If you haven t met Blake, Cole and Beckett I suggest you one click the series NOW You are missing a lot If you already read the ser [...]

    5. FGMAMTC Blog Author Character Interview Excerpt from an Upcoming BookFGMAMTC Blog Review Excerpt GiveawayThis story made me aww, swoon, cringe, cry and fall in love I adore a tale about friendship brotherhood even than a romance this has both I also can t get enough when the characters are survivors of hell yet still possess good hearts Poughkeepsie Begins has everything I want and need in a book.Blake, Beckett and Cole come from terrible backgrounds Many heartbreaking details are given In a wo [...]

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    7. ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest reviewEvery story has a beginning and so Debra Anastasia takes her readers where it all began The beginning of the Poughkeepsie Brotherhood series where the lives of Beckett, Blake and Cole are intertwined with one another in ways than one In this prequel novella, Poughkeepsie Begins, Ms Anastasia takes us back to the time where Beckett, Blake and Cole are teenagers and in doing so, readers like myself can witness and understand that their strong [...]

    8. 4.5 Brothers to the End Stars Lovers of bad boy, heroes from the wrong side of the tracks, will not want to miss the Poughkeepsie Begins prequel to the Poughkeepsie Brotherhood Series Whether you are looking for the answers to all your questions as to how these characters first began their connection, or you are looking for the background to the series to gauge your interest in reading this series, Poughkeepsie Begins is sure to fit your need Although chronologically the first, Poughkeepsie Begi [...]

    9. Wow.This way so amazingly fantastic.I haven t read a book I have wanted to put on my all time favorite shelf for a while, but this was so great that I don t even need to think about it It s funny that I loved this book so much than the first book in Poughkeepsie series or the second one It had just enough of suspense, romance, heartache and happiness It was very balanced and nothing was too much Although, there was everything that makes an epic book, I have to admit that for me it was the broth [...]

    10. It s no secret that I am a HUGE fan of this author s other series, so when the opportunity came up to review this one I jumped I was a tad hesitant only because I know they are so different, and I wasn t sure what to expect.Here are my reoccurring thoughts while reading 1 Zyler, Tyler, Mylar Whatever your name is I hate you2 Candy, you are a bad ass and I love it3 Beckett, how does every girl not fall in love with you Beckett has to be one of my favorite bad boy characters ever I don t want to g [...]

    11. 4.5 Romantic and Emotional StarsI am a huge fan of Poughkeepsie and absolutely adored seeing the boys as young men in high school They each suffered savage mental and physical abuse at the hands of their foster families Their protectiveness shone through especially with the younger foster children, and with each other They were forced to protect each other and have each other s backs at all times Never Alone But this story is not all about fighting and surviving There s a gorgeous and sweet and [...]

    12. Once upon a time, I fell in love with a man that lived in the shadows and counted the smiles of the girl he adored from afar And thus began my journey to a small town in Upstate New York and into the lives of three brothers, bound not of blood, but by destiny Poughkeepsie Begins brought me full circle, as Debra Anastasia beautifully recounts the heartbreaking events, trials and tribulations that forged the everlasting bonds between three memorable characters.Seeing into the horrors they endured [...]

    13. This story takes us back to where it all began, with three brothers Beckett, Cole and Blake It adds another layer to the story of the brotherhood between these three men They are all living in the same foster home with that awful caregiver Rick, though he really has no care for them or the other children living in the house, all that matters to Rick is his weekly pay check They are safer there than they were in the homes they were moved from Together they take hits to make sure that the rest of [...]

    14. I am used to the zaniness of Debra Anastasia with Late Night with Andres and Fire Down Below This is an author that can take humor to a level where you are cringing.Poughkeepsie Begins is the polar opposite The raw emotion of the story just stunned me stupid at the completion More to follow closer to release dateC provided by author with thanks, in exchange for a fair review

    15. I m a newbie to the Poughkeepsie world I don t know why I haven t read this series before now, but I m so glad I started with Poughkeepsie Begins I m not sure what it was I was expecting, but this emotional and intense story wasn t it I really believe my reading experience was enhanced by the fact I did not re read the blurb of the book before I started it or read the blurbs of the other books in the series My introduction to the Poughkeepsie Brotherhood was fast and furious and left me a fan.Be [...]

    16. Review by Jen HagenOne of my favorite books of all time is Poughkeepsie and if I had to pick a favorite character, it would be Blake I love his simpleness and his broken thoughts My recommendation is to read Poughkeepsie first and then read this prequel Blake continued to win me over with his daily inner struggles and how he fights victoriously to win I m a huge music lover so it may be this common factor that binds me to Blake He knew that to the rest of the world it looked like he was standing [...]

    17. What are you supposed to write about a book that is the prequel, yet the last book about characters that are so near and dear to you, so special, you smile whenever you remember them Is it bittersweet Yes Is it amazing Yes.I loved the boys all grown up I loved what they became, after what they had been Or the glimpse of what they had been, while kids The three books Just that, a glimpse This This is the book that truly has all the good, bad and ugly details about three teenagers that were broken [...]

    18. Oh my goodness I m not even sure what to say This story is compelling and heart wrenching and had my emotions everywhere It s sad but full of hope at the same time It was a beautiful introduction to the series.Beckett, Blake, and Cole, are these complex characters who are deeply wounded from past experiences but find family in one another Even though hard things are happening it s really uplifting I had all these questions and just wanted to know why they were how they were because some of their [...]

    19. WOW This serie grabbed me by the heart and held on tight Debra has become not only my favourite author but one of my favourite people with her kind heart, sweet soul, freakishky crude and funny sense of humour and her magical stories.Amazing characters as usual that jump to life in front of your eyes and connect to you You don t mis out on anything.Blakes sensitive, compassionate gentle soul comes through right from the beginning but in this one we see a little bit of him and that he is t a pus [...]

    20. I just received the Arc, thanks Debra I m so scared, I know I m going to cry.will update my review soon.As I read I m already laughing Their nights had to be as taxing as a fart I m loving on Beckett as he s trying to defend Candy Cox ha the name.As always Blake is so sweet.I finished this and it took me a bit to come back and finish my review.I have no words, it was beautiful I m so sad to have this story end As always Debra perfect

    21. Beckett, Cole Blake are back or rather should I say if you haven t read this Series then it the beginning to how it all began I freaking loved this book It brought me back to when I 1st read this series as a fan fic and I just had my feelings all over the place again.This book will make you cry, hurt, hot tingly Cause Beckett is just soo freaking hot even as a teenager.Debra wrote this story characters from the heart and it shows as it pours on to the pages and into your soul as you read it.I m [...]

    22. Book Review 5 stars I can t even find the words to describe how much I loved this book I cried all the time, I cried for the boys, Becket, Cole and Blake I cried for their pasts, for the presents and for their uncertain future I cried for how much they fight to be together, for how they protected each other, for how much they loved those little girls, Wintery and Summer I m crying right now while I m writing this review I have to be honest, this isn t my kind of read I avoid angsty books because [...]

    23. I received and ARC of this book from the author for my honest review.Let me start by saying that Debra Anastasia became one of my favorite authors when I read her hilarious book Fire Down Below She has a wonderful sense of humor that knows no bounds Poughkeepsie Begins is a completely different genre that completely blew me away I was so shocked such a heart wrenching, emotionally intense story came from her This is proof that she is an amazing multifaceted author.Beckett, Blake and Cole are 3 b [...]

    24. This book can not be the end.I m not ready to let go Debra has killed me with this beautiful story, and I wouldn t change it for the world I love all of these boys and was so so thankful to have Mouse back again.

    25. Deb has outdone herself This book is brutally beautiful, and the brothers will be in my heart always.

    26. 4 strong, faithful stars for Poughkeepsie BeginsOnce again, I am reading this series in chronological order rather than publication order Always the rebel, I know Therefore, this is the first book that I have read in the Poughkeepsie Brotherhood Brothers he asked Brothers, Blake responded, smiling Forever, Cole added solemnly.Three hopeless foster kids trying to survive the shitty hand that they have been dealt in Poughkeepsie Each one has their own demons and a different background that put the [...]

    27. For a few heartbeats, three teenaged boys raged at their childhood They hollered at fate They screamed out of pure need It was the sound of Peter Pan fucking dying, the ghost of dreams that would never be Hauntingly beautiful Stunning Breath taking Terrifying Erotic Tragic A perfect beginning or ending If you haven t read the Poughkeepsie series, start now and don t stop until you ve read every last word You can thank me later.The wonderful thing about Poughkeepsie Begins is that no matter wheth [...]

    28. Does Debra Anastasia know her readers or what As soon as I finished Poughkeespie Begins, I wanted to crawl back into the lives of Beckett, Blake and Cole and dive in to a re read of the Brotherhood series These boys, who later become outstanding men, kinda own me I love every bad thing about them errr, Beckett and their incredible resilience The story line is mesmerizing and wholly addictive But this review is about Poughkeepsie Begins, a treat release if there ever was one.We come to know and l [...]

    29. It ends with the beginning Never Alone Along time ago a friend of mine told me to read Poughkeepsie so I did what we all do I added it to my TBR and walked away But you see, this friend she was quite persistent, y all know how our book friends can be when they love a book lol I m never like that Anyway, I don t think I was but a couple chapters in and I fell madly and deeply in love with Blake, Cole and Beckett I couldn t wait to dive into book two and then three and well here we are now with t [...]

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