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Together Again

(Second Chances #3)

3.80  ·  Rating details ·  59 ratings  ·  19 reviews
Deputy DA Margo Keyes is looking forward to this trip with as much enthusiasm as she’d have for a root canal. There’s the Philly summer heat, the high school reunion she’d rather avoid, and the speech she’d be giving as a last-minute stand-in for her boss. Mostly there’s facing high school crush Tony Alessandro. When she’d last seen the Philly cop, he’d danced her out of h ...more
Paperback, 184 pages
Published January 14th 2013 by Crimson Romance
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3.5 stars
Margo Keyes, a Portland D.A., double purposes a trip back to her native Philadelphia for a school reunion and work presentation. She's not looking forward to being back there for a whole week, until she bumps into her old high-school buddy, Detective Tony Alessandro. They had some past chemistry she was keen to rekindle...

Together Again was my first read by Ms Bird, and I came into the story with no previous knowledge or expectations of Margo and Tony’s characters. I enjoyed the pacing
Mar 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: one-of-the-best
Together Again by accomplished author Peggy Bird was a funny, thrilling and delicious story of a long-term friendship between heart-throb Philadelphia Detective Tony Alessandro and Portland Deputy DA Margo Keyes. The age-old question as to whether a future relationship could be sustained when sex was added to the mix was the core storyline.

Feisty, intelligent and passionate Margo had escaped to Portland to restore control to her previously vulnerable and dominated life. She had felt crushed a
Shalini Ayre
Jan 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
When Deputy District Attorney, Margo Keyes is conned into going back to Philadelphia for a school reunion, she thinks of all the reasons why she shouldn't go back. Going back to Philly means dealing with the awful summer heat, echoes of who she used to be and a high school crush - Tony Alessandro.

The journey doesn't start well - an obnoxious passenger in the airport followed by him sitting right behind her on the plane, leads to a final encounter at baggage claim but all is forgotten by the time
Jan 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Tony Alessandro is the most swoon-worthy hero - I want one of my own.

Once I started reading TOGETHER AGAIN by Peggy Bird, I couldn't put it down. This fabulous, spicy, suspenseful, contemporary features a hero that will make your knees weak, your heart flutter, and have you wishing you could smack Margo right upside the head for turning this loving, honest, sexy man away. From the moment this man first appears on the street outside her mother's house, you know he's a keeper. He goes the extra m
Jan 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
Margo Keyes is a thirty something deputy district attorney currently living in Portland, Oregon. She grew up in Philadelphia however she left the area as soon as she could, even changing the college she had planned to attend just to get out of the area and move to the Pacific coast. Her mother still lives there and she goes back a few times a year to visit.

This current trip is an extra one, a last minute trip for her boss as his stand-in at a conference. And since she is in town, her mother sig
Stephanie Freeman
Jan 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A Review of Together Again
Stephanie Freeman

5 Stars for the Steamy Story about Second chances!

Together Again, by Peggy Bird is a wonderful story about how two people that have known each other for a lifetime discover that love has the capacity to cross the chasm of memory, healing the wounded while putting to rest the insecurities and “hamsters” that plague us all...
Margo Keyes is dead on as a straightforward no-nonsense attorney that seems to be dead set on relationships. She guards her hea
Brandy Dorsch
Apr 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
I was given a copy of this book by the author in return for my honest review. I love sexy, hot Italian men and this author nailed it with Tony! Falling for the girl he grew up was easy but getting her to realize that what they have is special and forever, is not all it is cracked up to be!
Margo feels the attraction between her and Tony but as great as the passion is, she has trouble getting out of her own insecure head. When they realize that a series of chance meetings have put her right in the
Cary Frates
Apr 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Wow. Ms. Bird has done it again. I love her characters, I love their strength, and once again she does not disappoint. Margo and Tony have known each other forever, and it’s entirely possible they’ve loved each other for nearly that long, but time, distance and life have kept them apart. Once again, murder and intrigue crash into the everyday lives of unsuspecting Oregonians, however this story has cross-country ties and implications – perfect for bringing Margo and Tony together, at least for a ...more
Carol Smith
Feb 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
Peggy Bird creates strong, believeable characters with snappy dialogue. The plot of Together Again was tight, and the writing ,well paced. Ms Bird's love scenes are sensual and tastefully written. Pair that with the criminal element, so adeptly interwoven, and you've got yourself a great read.

District Attorney, Margo Keyes, finds herself connected to a murder. The investigating detective, Tony Alessandro, is a childhood friend and highschool crush. They soon reconnect, but Margo is too stubborn
Midnight Magic Reviews
Feb 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
Together Again by Peggy Bird is a satisfying read. It’s a contemporary romance with a twist of suspense. And even though it’s officially the third book in a series, I found the story easy enough to read without having read the others. (A problem I will quickly resolve, by the way. Books 1 and 2 will now be on my to-be-read pile.)

Quite honestely, my favorite part of Together Again was the couple themselves. Childhood friends, the whole boy-next-door/girl-next-door scenario, to the Detective falli
Tricia Skinner
Jan 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars
I love a good, "what could have been" story. There's always that "what if" behind every glance, every sigh. I also know that in the wrong hands, those "what ifs" begin to grate on my nerves. Oh thank Heaven, Peggy Bird is NOT one of those writers. The plot of her novel moves forward quite well. Characters Margo and Tony provide the necessary spice for this very sexy story, but I was surprised by the solid suspense vibe throughout. Once or twice I forgot what the heck I was reading -- sexy fun ti ...more
Sep 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
I received this book as a First Reads winner and had not previously read the other books in the series. I really enjoyed this book - I was both happy and sad at the end - happy with the ending, but sad that the it was over. The only complaints I have about this book is that I wanted more and that I feel the need to get the other books in the series - both MY problems and not the authors. She is a fantastic writer and will be added to my notebook of authors I follow. This is a good, quick and ste ...more
Feb 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
Peggy Bird has a gift for weaving internal and external tension into her stories. But it's her characters that keep drawing me back.

Together Again did not disappoint. I fell for her sexy detective, Tony. Her heroine, Margo, was likable but infuriating at times. I wanted to slap her upside the head for over-thinking everything and warn her not to muck things up with him. Only a character who feels so real could drive you that nuts.

There was danger, drama, and tasteful love scenes. I personally
Jan 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
Steam, romance and suspense. This was a great story about childhood friends who never really get together then end up on opposites sides of the country, although they still have a connection. They have to figure out how to make it work, while Margo inadvertently gets herself involved with some very bad people. Tony is one of those sweet, thoughtful guys that I adore. This is the third book in Peggy Bird's Second Chances series and I have loved them all. They stand alone, but the characters show ...more
Becky Lower
Mar 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
Knowing a bit about this author, I was expecting a fun, spicy, and tight novel--and I got that. What I got that I wasn't expecting was a suspenseful tale including a Russian mob and intellectual espionage that had me gripping my seat in anxiety. It was a fast read, a romantic love story, complete with a to-die-for hero and a reluctant heroine. I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
Lisa Filipe
May 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
Well Well Well....Anthony Alessandro....YUMMO!! Reminded me of all the Italian boys from back home!

Another wonderful addition to the series, a great suspense, some STEAMY lovin, and I loved the relationship between Margo (straight-laced, a little tough) and Tony (um...yeah...just yeah), I highly recommend the complete series, qucik reads, but a whole lotta fun!!
Jul 28, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: chick-flick
This book was fairly predictable and the main character was not interesting. She consistently pushed people away and the reasons why weren't explained well. Some information but given but it was highly underdeveloped. The story also made attempts at suspense that fell short. This is worth reading for a happy ending story but I did not feel very attached to the plot or the characters.
Nov 09, 2014 rated it it was ok
Took too long etc.
Peggy Bird
Jan 14, 2013 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Read--and wrote--this one so I know what I think. Would like to know what other people think about it.
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