I don't know where to start. This book had an OK premise, and if the story went more along the lines of Travis recognizing his sins and begging or at least trying to make a life with Gena, it might have been better. Stacey's writing portrays the emotions of her characters and that is great, but bad when the main characters have so horrible principles - especially for the caliber of a romance story.
As it is, Travis blamed Gena for everything - which I could not understand as he knew she was pregnant, but chose to leave. Never mind the spotting issue - if he had cared, he'd have checked with her doctor to make sure. And in the intervening years, all those friends - the art gallery owner for one - should at least have mentioned Mia. Now lets get to the meat of the story. (Let me just say - the meat was skin-thin.)
Travis spent 3/4 of the book saying he hated Gena, told his daughter he did not like Gena, told himself that he only wanted her to scratch an itch, that he had no feelings for her other than wanting to sleep with her. And during this 3/4 of the book, he worried about hurting Kristen with his lust for Gena. He never once thought of how he was hurting Gena. When our lovely doormat Gena pointed this out, Travis was surprised that he should even think such a thing... then went on still not caring how he hurt Gena. To top this off, he kept on touching and lusting after her even when she tried to maintain a distance for her sanity. And her sanity is questionable in the first place - in love with a guy who treats you literally as s**t beneath his feet? Right like that is believable. And through the story, the guy never apologized nor did he try to even talk to the heroine. Ever. How could love grow? I believed he loved Kristen, he did nothing to show he loved Gena but did plenty to show he loved Kristen.
And I'm amazed not 1 review pointed out that Travis was a cheating hero. He was living with, kissing with and sleeping with Kristen until the very end of the novel. He put Kristen above Gena at every turn of the page until the last chapter (or thereabout) when he suddenly, out of the blue and some magic prompting from Mozart, decided he was in love with her. Then he still went home with Kristen, consciously letting Gena think he was choosing Kristen.
Then, in the last 3 pages of the novel (Ok, I'm exaggerating there) he comes back, brings a ring, tells Gena he loves her and she falls at his feet and they have an HEA. This is one book where I would not have minded if the heroine kicked the hero to the curb and told him to get lost. She did tell him "No" to marriage - for about 2 seconds, but she evidently is not a strong lady. Gena got no justice and I just can not see how she could believe that guy loved her. Ladies... if a guy ever treats you like 1/10th of the way Travis treated Gena, get rid of him!