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One day he found a pair of her undies that were stained with blood. He immediately suspected that she had tricked him into the marriage and that she wasn’t pregnant at all. He left his wedding ring and her undies for her to find.
They’ve not seen one another since. Gena took back her maiden name and now runs a bed and breakfast in their hometown. She has a fifteen-year-old daughter, Mia.
Gena hoped never to see Travis again. She didn’t tell him about the baby because she was afraid that he and his parents would take the child from her. Her fears are about to be realized.
Kristen Sinclair has reserved a weekend at the bed and breakfast to look it over for as a possible wedding and honeymoon site. Gena sees the man retrieving the luggage and pretty soon recognizes Travis.
The world that Gena has so carefully built up over these last fifteen years is about to come crumbling down on her. She debates whether or not to tell Travis and decides to wait. Unfortunately, she doesn’t get the chance to tell him before he sees Mia in the park with a friend and recognizes her.
The confrontation between Gena and Travis is brutal. He says things to hurt her worse than she already hurts. A tentative détente between the parents is reached for Mia’s sake.
Shannon Stacey has taken a very tender subject and makes a gripping true-to-life story that will grab you on page one and not let you loose until the very last word. The emotions run high as the adults try to deal with one another and come terms with how this will play out. Gena hurts more and more every time she sees Travis. She still loves him, has loved him since kindergarten.
If you don’t read another book this month, read this one. I can only describe it as a true love story. A story that will have you crying one minute and cheering on one of the characters the next. This story is so real, you’d think the author lived it.
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