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Here I Go Again: My Second Chance

by Liza Devereaux

Published: 2023-05-04. 105,275 Words.

Categories: Fiction » Coming of Age

Format: EPUB

Content Rating: Extreme Contents

My name is Harrison Parker, and my life is in the dumpster. I made an offhand comment to my bartender that if I could go back, I’d make different choices.
"If you could go back, what date would you pick?" The pretty bartender asked. Without hesitation I knew: "August 25, 1983."
She sits a slightly glowing drink in front of me. I reached for it when she stops me. “Be sure, Master Chief Parker. If you swallow that drink, be sure you make the changes you wished you made. Don’t take the same path you took before.
“Make a different life, with different choices, better choices. This is the only opportunity you will get to do things differently.”
I looked her in the eyes and downed the drink in one shot. Then I passed out, thinking I’ll do better this time around.

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Good read.

Reviewed it on June 3, 2023

Wasn't long enough.
Thoroughly enjoyed it.
Hopefully this will be a series of books.

Worth it, but leaves you wanting...

Reviewed it on May 28, 2023

Really fun brain fodder.
Not thrilled with ending


First rate do-over story

Reviewed it on May 28, 2023

Well done!


Entertaining, well written do-over story.

Reviewed it on May 26, 2023

Great addition to the do-over genre. Good characheter development, good future glimpses without being too heavy handed. Builds a great foundation for a completely entertaining series. Look forward to more!

Kept me reading

Reviewed it on May 24, 2023

Cannot wait for the next book


Great growing up story

Reviewed it on May 22, 2023

This is a great story, looking forward to the next book.

A Great "Do Over" life

Reviewed it on May 21, 2023

Great Story that keeps me turning the pages to discover what underlying values motivates both the good and the bad guys and their friends and families. Keep up the good works.


Exelent book

Reviewed it on May 20, 2023


A good read

Reviewed it on May 20, 2023

Looking forward to the next one.


Not too farfetched do-over story

Reviewed it on May 9, 2023

Very good read improbable but not impossible storyline.


Very good, entertaining story

Reviewed it on May 8, 2023

Very good story. In fact, I read the entire story over two days. I just kept wanting to see what was going to happen next. Very good story. I really liked the characters in the story. I had an old boss that told me one time that his highest praise for people was to call them "good people." This story is full of good people. Although it has many typos, I figured them out and ignored them because the story was so enjoyable.


It is a good start

Reviewed it on May 8, 2023

I'm a fan of the Do-Over genre and this is a welcome addition. I look forward to seeing the story develop.


Great story!

Reviewed it on May 6, 2023

Very well written, draws you in (I lost track of time reading it), and very entertaining.

I can't wait for the next one!!!

A good do-over

Reviewed it on May 6, 2023

Very readable. I ended up staying up till 2 am. to finish the book. Am looking forward to any further books in this series.


Great redo story

Reviewed it on May 6, 2023

I read the 1st couple chapters, then decided that I couldn't wait for the rest. I am eagerly awaiting the next book!



Reviewed it on May 5, 2023



Good, but a little over the top.

Reviewed it on June 2, 2023

I thoroughly enjoyed this tale, and can't wait for the next part.
That said, the grammar and spelling could be a lot smoother. I'm not a grammar Nazi, though. I didn't let it disturb my enjoyment, perhaps because I taught upper-grade elementary/Junior high school and separated content from mechanics while encouraging mastery of both.

Interesting Story

Reviewed it on May 21, 2023

The theme was good. More detail is required to make each story line flow better. I think I understand the way the story ended but it was very disappointing. It could have been done better to force you into the next volume. Give more detailed teasers to peek your interest for the next chapter of the story line. Now I am do I want to go through this same thing in the next volume?


Captivating story

Reviewed it on May 21, 2023

Couldn’t put it down.

ending too quick

Reviewed it on May 20, 2023

good but ending to quick


Great story

Reviewed it on May 19, 2023

Loved it unfortunately Robert reminds me of my father,not physically but both verbally and emotionally abusive.


Just my thoughts, I love the story so far

Reviewed it on May 10, 2023

Great so far but a lot of repetition of details already discussed. A mere mention should be enough for future instances when clarification may be needed.

Then some things are sprung up that were not mentioned before like his bike lights. When did he buy them?

Otherwise it is a good take on some previous Do-over stories. Good pace too!

Evil author has cliffhanger ending

Reviewed it on May 10, 2023

Good story. Needs some work on spelling and grammar that through proof reading could cure easily.
That said, where is the next book? I have been left wanting MORE!
Liza has covered about 4 weeks of story. The protagonist is only 15 at the beginning and 55 at the end. She has 40 more years to cover, so pace the action over longer periods perhaps.
But please write more soon, this junkie needs another fix!

It's a fun story. I look forward to the sequel

Reviewed it on May 8, 2023

This is a quick read that is fun and funny at times.

Good but….

Reviewed it on May 7, 2023

Loved the story and really enjoy the premise.

Got a bit tired of the repetitive rehash of the same story, background to each audience. The reader can follow ‘I told him/her/them the story I’d told…’ Rules regurgitation too much too often and finally ‘wow only 15, can’t believe how incredible you are’, spoiled the story.

Good writing skills, well developed story, would be happy to purchase the sequel.




Reviewed it on May 28, 2023

This "story" is about one molecule deep! None of the characters have any believable depth. For the main protagonist, you can almost hear the stadium-announcer intoning: 'One man takes on a corrupt town...and takes no prisoners. And the man is just a boy."

Several characters point out the obvious contradiction of the father's actions but the story never makes any attempt to explain the man's motivation. How could Pap-pap's son turn out like this?

The second girlfriend's actions make utterly no sense. Consider, even, the first girlfriend's experience. She is in a terrifying situation where 3 large guys are pawing her and have ripped her clothes. Then she witnesses a guy--whom she only met a couple of days earlier--savagely beat and disable these guys with a bo staff. But she has absolutely no qualms that he did it "only to protect her". A more reasonable reaction would be for her to be deathly afraid of him, too!

Regarding that fight, the author stresses that he is the smallest, weakest kid in his freshman grade. Despite that, he demolishes 3 presumably well-conditioned athletes that are seniors in high school. And then a military hand-to-hand combat instructor. I'm sorry but physical strength actually plays a role in reality and he wouldn't have enough.

And really, are Americans so deeply fascinated with the 'judge, jury and executioner' vigilante?

All in, this story gets a very low rating from me. The main redeeming factor is that the dialogue in the story sounds natural and is easy to read. Other than that, it is just a pile of cliches hacked together.



Reviewed it on May 7, 2023

terrible ending