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Loving Again

(Second Chances #2)

3.80  ·  Rating details ·  46 ratings  ·  14 reviews
One spring evening, at an art gallery opening, Portland police detective Sam Richardson meets Amanda St. Claire, a talented, young glass artist. He's immediately attracted to her. Trouble is, they're introduced by Amanda's boyfriend, restaurant and club owner Tom Webster.

Then, Webster is murdered and Amanda's accused of killing him. Amanda and Sam grow closer as they try
Paperback, 224 pages
Published February 11th 2013 by Crimson Romance (first published November 12th 2012)
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Lisa Filipe
May 04, 2013 rated it liked it
This one had a Romance Suspense kick to it, still very good! We get to see how Amanda and Sam get together and I have to say, they are quite the sexy pair! Who doesn't like a Tall Handsome Detective who wears Cowboy Boots and Loves his Sons!
Shalini Ayre
Oct 19, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When glass artist Amanda St. Claire and Detective Sam Richardson meet, it's under dire circumstances. Her boyfriend, Tom Webster has been murdered and Amanda is apparently his killer. Throughout the investigation, Sam can't deny the growing attraction as they endeavor to clear her name.

One year later, the attraction has grown but neither have acted upon it. To escape the backlash of the murder trial she heads off to Seattle. They spend a passionate night together but make a deal - for her to
Christi Snow
Nov 04, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My Review:
This is a very involved story which covers about a year's worth of time. In the beginning Sam and Amanda are newly dating, but she's just gone through a really tough time and is in the process of relocating for six months to Seattle to get her life straightened out. They've just discovered each other and Sam doesn't really understand Amanda's need to leave for such a long period. He doesn't want her to go. That's where the story starts, but then it covers the next year of Sam and
Oct 24, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Poor Amanda. She just can’t catch a break, can she? First she chooses a major loser boyfriend in the form of Tom Webster, who has the audacity to be killed. Worse, Amanda is accused of that killing and it takes a lot to prove she didn’t do it. The Portland police department is basically using her as a scapegoat it seems, since there are dirty police involved. When it is all over, she is moving to Seattle. Much as the police detective who is falling for her,
Nov 01, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Terrific mystery romance worthy of 4 and half stars!

LOVING AGAIN, book 2 in the Second Chance series by Peggy Bird is a gripping, fast-paced story that sucks in the reader very quickly and holds them there as the mystery surrounding Amanda St. Claire deepens even as the passion between her and Sam heats up substantially.

Having not read book 1 in the series, I was surprised and pleased by how quickly Peggy caught me up with the back story and kept me glued to this one. LOVING AGAIN by Peggy Bird
Cary Morgan
Apr 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
I love delving in to the art world of downtown Portland, and Peggy Bird brings all its richness to life once again, in Loving Again. As in her first book in this series, Beginning Again, we are immersed in a world of beauty and passion . . . and treachery! In this well-turned story, our heroine, Amanda, is getting her life back together after having been framed for the murder of a boyfriend she didn’t know was a crook. She might even have the spark of a promising relationship getting underway. ...more
Nov 20, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed Peggy Bird's Loving Again very much but couldn't help kicking myself for not having read Beginning Again first. So I'm going to do things backwards because now I have to see every exciting thing that was merely alluded to in the follow-up. I want to see the first sparks of attraction, be witness to all the deception and danger that spilled over from that first book and propelled this one. And I don't mind learning more about art glass nor will I mind warming to the hero all over again. ...more
Oct 27, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved Amanda and Sam. They were attracted to one another from the beginning, but the timing was never right. Then they finally get together and she is set up for another murder and she doesn't want to feel like the damsel in distress, which causes problems. Amanda starts to put some distance between them to try to keep Sam safe. Smart? Of course not. But people do stupid things all the time. I wanted to give her a hug and tell her it would be ok. So, I liked this one. There is steam, suspense, ...more
Lynn Cahoon
Nov 25, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Peggy Bird's Loving Again focuses on the attraction between a very hot cop and a glass artist/murder suspect. When Amanda moves to Seattle, the attraction is strong enough for Sam to drive up to surprise her and has his own surprise when she admits to being willing to move home to give their relationship a chance. I love the glass making details that give depth to the story. When Amanda's threatened, she keeps silent, not wanting to make their relationship all about the victim and the protector, ...more
Oct 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Peggy Bird’s Loving Again is the perfect way to spend an evening. Her smooth writing style carries the reader effortlessly through the developing story, and the romance between glass artist Amanda St. Clair and cop Sam Richardson is hot and fulfilling. Readers will root for both Amanda, a glass artist and murder suspect, and Sam, a cop who believes Amanda is innocent.

Loving Again is a well-developed, smoothly flowing romance that will leave you satisfied and eagerly awaiting her next book.

Peggy Bird
Jan 12, 2013 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Yes, I read this book. I wrote this book. I'd love it if you'd read this book, too, and tell me what you think. That's much more interesting to me than what I think.
Feb 01, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
My opinion: This is not a very strong genre for me to review in. I find that I can review some in this area fine and I thoroughly enjoy them while others turn me off completely. Unfortunately for Loving Again, I found the latter. The book was VERY HEAVY on romance and sex versus using it to support the mystery storyline.Furthermore, minus the sexual scenes, I found the writing to be incredibly superficial in its' presence.

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Born in Philly, raised in the suburbs, I moved to the Northwest as an adult and, other than a year in England and a couple years in Montana, have happily lived here ever since.

My work life has been more complicated. I was a nurse, political staffer, lobbyist, association executive and community affairs consultant before I followed my passions to writing and art glass. Not as much money but a

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