Book Review for Karina Bartow’s ‘Forgetting My Way Back To You’

One thing that can happen during blogging is authors make contact and ask if you’ve time to read their book and review it.

Now, I don’t usually accept these requests as its a huge responsibility and undertaking to agree to read a whole book for someone you may not know by a certain deadline.    But Karina had followed my blog and read a few posts and knew I enjoyed a love story.    What’s more, she gave me eight weeks’ notice and the word count is approx 54,000 so I accepted the challenge.   I read the book in just over 24 hours in the end and really enjoyed the story of Charlee and Hunter.

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At one point or another, everybody finds themselves wanting a second chance, whether it be missing the mark on an investment, failing to live up to a certain goal, or letting a true love slip away. It’s very seldom, however, that one receives the proverbial do-over.

Charlee Stoll and Hunter Jett become the modern-day exception. After a decade-long estrangement, the high school sweethearts reconnect when Hunter, fresh off a career in arena football, returns to his hometown. Their reunion catches both of them by surprise, and they quickly recapture the love they once shared. When Hunter begins to rethink his choices, though, tragedy strikes. During a heated confrontation, Charlee’s thrown off a horse and sent into a week-long coma.

When she awakens with no clue who he is, he seizes the chance to right his wrongs, but it proves more challenging than he expects. On top of romancing her, he must overcome her father’s displeasure, another ex-boyfriend vying for her love, and her own mission to regain her memory. Through charm and deception, can he win back her love…before she discovers the truth?

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Karina Bartow grew up and still lives in Northern Ohio, USA.  Though born with Cerebral Palsy, she’s never allowed her disability to define her.  Rather, she’s used her experiences to breathe life into characters who have physical limitations, but like her, are determined not to let them stand in the way of the life they want.  Her debut novel, Husband in Hiding was released in 2015 and was well-received by readers.  She’s excited about her new love story, Forgetting My Way Back to You, available now from  She may only be able to type with one hand, but she writes with her whole heart!

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What did I enjoy about it?  

It had all the required anxiety-filled moments of will they/won’t they?   Plenty of hurdles to overcome but moments when I wanted to shout at her mistrust – the clever result of giving us both their POVs.  The characters are believable and the problems they encounter, potentially preventing their HEA, are well dealt with and diverse.  I liked Hunter, helped I’m sure by the front cover choice!

The plot is straightforward and nicely followed through to its conclusion.  An ultimately uplifting read with some laugh out loud moments provided by a couple of side characters which do not detract from the main storyline.

This novel can be purchased direct from the American publishing company Inspire or

Buy it now on Amazon here!