Publisher: Tirgearr Publishing
Publication Date: September 2, 2013
Origins: From Author for Review
Order Links: Amazon
Synopsis: A lonely man in his late thirties living an average life of missed opportunities and regrets especially regarding the opposite sex, dies in a plane crash somewhere over the English channel. When he awakens in a subdued and bizarre subconscious state, he is granted by the powers that be, one chance to spend a day with the two women in his life who made an impact on his heart, yet he never had the courage to let go of his fears and act upon his instincts and desires at the time of meeting them.
Review: ‘The Universe Doesn't Do Second Chances’ is a story which emphasizes living in the now, so while you may have regrets at least you've tried. Liam’s last day on Earth has him getting on a plane which ends up crashing. As it is going down, his thoughts are of the risks he never took in love throughout his lifetime. Liam wakes up back in 2004 and spends the day with Cheeky Czech Alex, a beautiful tourist whom he was hesitant to speak to the first time around. When his day with Alex is over, he wakes up and is back in high school on Cyprus with Sarah. Sarah is a pretty tomboy with family troubles and they quickly become close after a rocky start. Liam is an endearing character, with his flaws and foibles, who has lived a life unfulfilled in love. ‘The Universe Doesn't Do Second Chances’ is a sweet story of what might have been. I think it will appeal to most readers, especially considering we all have events in our love life where we wish we’d taken a risk.