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Leah Curtis is a struggling teenage mother who has uprooted herself in order to provide a better life for her baby girl, Addy. Everything seems to be going great; she rents a room in a beautiful home where a cute boy named Chris happens to live. For the first time, Leah feels safe and loved. There’s only one thing: her entire life is a lie. She isn’t Leah Curtis, but Faith Kurtz, daughter of an addict mother, and Addy isn’t her baby. Leah does everything she can to shield the truth from Chris and his family, but it’s only a matter of time before her past catches up with her. Can love prevail even if it’s built on lies? This is a heartwarming suspenseful read that will have you rooting for Leah despite her flaws and mistakes.
— From Sarah Chen
Can true love be built on lies? A teen on the run seeks relief and redemption in this gripping, romantic read.
Leah Kurtz has finally found a place to call home, a town where she and baby Addy can live in peace, far from the drug-infested place she grew up. Chris is one of the best parts of her new life, the only person who's ever made her feel safe. And now that she's found him, there's no way she can tell the truth:
Her real name is Faith, not Leah. She's seventeen, not nineteen. And the baby isn't hers--Faith kidnapped her.
Faith's history catches up with her when a cop starts asking questions and Chris's aunt spots her picture in the newspaper. She knows it's time to run again, but if Faith leaves, she'll lose Chris. If Chris is in love with a lie, though, did Faith ever really have him in the first place?