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 weren't related by blood. But damn if they aren't closer than most blood families by their choice.
Still 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 into 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 the chance for his brothers 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 more 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.
~*~Over-readersanonymous Book Blog~*~
It's hard to express exactly how amazing this was. Debra far exceeded my expectations with PB. I finished reading it a few days ago and it is still with me. It's got the feels. I hear that word a lot in reviews, but with this book you are getting a look into the beginning of Beckett, Blake and Coles brotherhood. Where it all began. It was so fitting for me to have this series end with the beginning. Cole, Beckett and Blake had beyond crap childhoods. Parents you wouldn't wish upon your worst enemy. To see the love, devotion and depths that they would go for one another is remarkable. This book made me love these characters with a bursting heart. I love a book where characters overcome and come out on top. This book leads to see these love able characters getting to that point in life where they get the love and redemption they so deserve. After reading PB it made me want to read the series again. I just can't get enough of this series.