Hello Book Lovers! Today I’m happy to share with you promotional post for Forgetting My Way Back to You by Karina Bartow. I hope you enjoy reading the book details and excerpt in this post.
Publication Date: October 15th 2018
Genre: Fiction / Romance
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?
Her age almost double what it was [when they first met], the same trepidation that plagued her at fifteen rushed over her when he caught her eye and started to approach her. She debated whether to pretend she hadn’t seen him and continue walking, but she knew it would only delay the inevitable. From his clothing, she could tell he’d taken a position on the coaching staff, meaning she’d be working with him…every day. Almost frozen, she couldn’t believe after all this time, there he stood with the same features, while more mature, she’d observed in him the afternoon the met. With the many years that’d passed, she went through the emotions one might have when looking at a unicorn, a mere myth abruptly becoming a reality.
Three steps away now, he hadn’t said a word but gazed at her with a look she knew all too well, one she hadn’t seen him give anybody else. The hints of green in his dark eyes gleamed with tenderness, and his entire posture was oddly relaxed. The once-typical behavior astonished Charlee, who would’ve expected him to manifest the anxiety she knew she must be displaying. They’d gone through so much and many years of silence, yet in that moment, time evaporated away.
“Hi, Charlee.” He hugged her. “It’s good to see you.”
“You, too,” she replied, although not in the same warm tone. “I didn’t know you were back in town.”
“You’re not alone. I’ve tried to stay under the radar. I didn’t know for sure if I was going to stay around or try to make a comeback with Spokane until my physical last month. After the results came back, I heard about the opening here and decided to give this a try.”
“Yeah, I heard about your torn meniscus,” Charlee stated, referring to the injury he’d suffered twice during his arena football career. “Same one as before?”
“Sure enough.” He patted his right knee. “Twenty years of tackles and three surgeries did it in, at least professionally speaking.”
“A broken femur gave me my fill of pain and rehab for a lifetime,” she related, trying to show empathy. When the awkwardness of the subject struck her, she fought the temptation to apologize but switched topics, “Whose position are you taking?”
“I’m Coach Wilson’s replacement in the school, but with Langdon’s promotion, I’m taking over as offensive coordinator.”
“You’re the new phys. ed. teacher, too, then.
“I only needed to take a couple more classes over the summer to earn my teaching credentials,” he stated. “I heard about your dad’s stroke, by the way. I’m so sorry. I can’t imagine anything holding him down like that.”
“Neither can he,” Charlee informed him with a somber smile. “He took it easy for a little while, but the old stubborn horse came around in time. He’d really give the nurses a runaround if I didn’t work there. On that subject, I come with his yearly gift to the team.”
As opposed to giving it the halfhearted glance the other coaches did, Hunter opened the cover and leafed through the book’s pages with admiration, running his fingers over the handwriting. He and her dad might have had their differences over him dating his coach’s daughter, but his respect shone through. Charlee didn’t dare admit it, but her ex’s appreciation for her father helped his case with her.
“I’ll definitely try to implement these in our strategy. He created a system all his own.”
“That’s an excellent way to put it,” she agreed, going on to convey her dad’s suggestion about Carlisle.
Hunter expressed his gratitude before they fell silent, knowing they needed to get to work. Mere minutes after she hated the thought of even greeting him, Charlee didn’t want to say goodbye for fear the naturalness they’d somehow eased into would be lost, making their next conversation just as awkward. Judging by his reluctance to turn away, she perceived he had similar reservations.
“Well, I have some supplies to store in the locker room.” She took on the daunting task of bringing the exchange to a close. “Guess I’ll see you out there.”
“Yeah, I guess we’ll be seeing a lot of each other.” He raised his eyebrows and smiled, causing her to wonder what the coming weeks would bring.
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 upcoming love story, released by Vinspire Publishing on October 15, 2018. She may only be able to type with one hand, but she writes with her whole heart!
To learn more, visit www.KarinaBartow.com
Purchase link– https://www.vinspirepublishing.com/forgettingmywabacktoyou
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