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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Quickie Review: Poughkeepsie by Debra Anastasia


He counts her smiles every day and night at the train station. And morning and evening, the beautiful commuter acknowledges him-just like she does everyone else on the platform. But Blake Hartt is not like the others . . . he's homeless. 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 breathe. When the moment comes that Livia must do more than smile, without hesitation she steps into the fray to defend the homeless man. And she's surprised to discover an inexplicable connection with her new friend.

After danger subsides, their smiles become conversation. Their words usher in a friendship, which awakens something in each of them. But it's not long before their bond must prove its strength. Entanglements from the past challenge both their love and their lives. Blake's heart beats for Livia's, even if her hands have to keep its rhythm. Love is patient. Love is kind. Love never fails. Love never fails, right?

In an interwoven tale of unlikely loves and relationships forged by fire, Debra Anastasia takes readers into the darkest corners of human existence, only to show them the radiant power of pure adoration and true sacrifice. Complicated families and confused souls find their way to light in this novel, which manages to be racy, profane, funny, and reverent all at once.

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Linda’s Quickie Review:

Blake is a homeless man spending his time by the train station. Livia commutes every day. One day, she stands up for him and from there a relationship blossoms. We also get to know Blake’s brothers, not by blood, but by choice – Bennett and Cole, and Livia´s sister, Kyle.

What starts as a fluffy romance grows into something deeper. This is a great read full of action, threats, humor, and gruesome revenge – not to mention it´s a tearjerker now and again, too.

This is a book you start to read and just can´t stop. I gave up my sleep just to know how it would end!








  1. I really want to read this book. I've heard it's like 50 Shades, a Twilight Fanfic that got published, one question- is there sex in the book? Or is it more YA? Welcome aboard Linda! Glad to have you!

  2. Glad to be here! =) Loved this book and it doesn´t really make you think Fanfic or Twi. Fifty´s got more smut (BDSM) than this one, but i still wouldn´t call it YA, it´s got too much action/drama/suspense for that.


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