Forgotten by You by Carlie Sexton
Some decisions in life seem wonderful and wise. For Charlie Andrews and Mitch Hawkins, who have been blissfully happy together for seven years, nothing could have prepared them for that one fateful day. What they thought would be one simple choice to bring their future together sooner, became a disaster causing their future to change to bleak and bereft of hope, direction…and each other.
When Mitch falls and hits his head, suddenly his past becomes his present, and his beloved Charlie, a stranger. Charlie’s heart is broken into thousands of pieces as she mourns the loss of her fiancé, who although alive, is dead to her. Will they be able to find their way back to each other, and overcome overwhelming obstacles, or will the domino effect of their choices cause ramifications beyond redemption?
Carlie has given us another angst-filled journey with the story of Mitch and Charlie. They’ve been together for 7 years, so their relationship has been the longest between their group of friends (Kate & Neil and Natalie & Mac). Carlie doesn’t fill her novels with fluff as the story reads straight through. Mitch and Charlie encounter many hurdles throughout this novel that kept my anxiety on edge. Their story was fast paced so at times interactions felt rushed while other times I was thankful because I wanted the resolutions to the situations at hand. Manipulation is at an all time high in this novel which justified my hate towards Mitch’s mom (Lillian) and Heather as they took advantage of Mitch’s mind-state. The dedication and support Mitch and Charlie have from their friends is loyalty at its finest. They take “never give up” to a completely different level. If you’ve yet to read a novel of Carlie’s, prepare for the angst, the anger, and the intensity of which you’ll experience every emotion her writing evokes. Give this a try and find your next book crush! Rating: 4 stars