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Seventeen-year-old Patience McCormick’s life is on track for the good stuff: Cute guys, college, a chance to breathe outside the goldfish bowl of her small Southern hometown.

Then she meets Gabe Lucas, the broodingly handsome and mysterious new boy in school whose skin is stained with the same peculiar birthmark that blemishes her own skin, and who can speak to her without so much as a twitch of his perfect lips.

And the closer Patience gets to discovering the mystery that is Gabe Lucas, the closer she gets to a life she never had a choice in choosing.

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