Essy Sheldon, eighteen years old, arrives in Hollywood seeking stardom and fame, when unexpected circumstances leave her destitute. Nealy Theaston a wealthy heiress hiding out in Beverly Hills from her famous and domineering mother, is willing to help Essy and goes out of her way to do so, but what price will they pay? They find themselves pursuing a path that will alter their lives, and ensnare them in an emotional struggle, with a shared secret that threatens them both. They can be a stepping stone for what the other needs, but t without threatening, to destroy their most cherished dream. Essy's caught up in a world she's never before experienced, and through unexpected twists of fate, finds herself linked to an array of unusual people who will forever change her life. Blue Dinmore an eccentric director discovers Essy, and she finds herself latched into a repressive contract with him, and thrust into a strange environment that's hard to endure. Her close relations with the peculiar people around her, plunge her into an unavoidable nightmare. Mary Summer ather of Blue's protgs befriends Essy, but leaves her puzzled, as to what she suspects is Mary's real agenda. Essy becomes entangled in the daily lives of Blue's brain-damaged sister Margo whom Blue has an obsession to find a miracle cure for, and his 'has been' Uncle Cedric, for whom Blue has a long-standing personal vengeance. Essy's victimized by all of them, but they're inescapable to her. Though she needs to cling to them, she finds herself feeling more alone, than she could ever imagine. She finds herself especially, victimized by Nealy. Essy has a charmed life with Nealy, and an addictive one, With so much to be desired. Essy's eyes are greedily cast, on all that Nealy has. On top of the existing entanglement, of their lives, they will reach a deeper level of ill-formed roots between them. Roots, that will bring about contempt, and certain destruction to possibly, both of them. The crushing over-weight, of their burdens, is when Essy discovers they have their heart set on the same guy. Will this be the final straw that brings the destruction they're headed toward, and plunge at least one, if t both of them into a void as to the outcome? Blue's uncle Cedric, had owned the studio Blue swindled from him many years ago, with good reason. Cedric is thing more, than Blue's gopher, and lives in constant fear of his nephew, and niece. With Blue saying belittling, and mean things to Cedric in front of Margo, and with her child's mind, he knew she was out to get him. Blue's quick temper, and bazaar behavior, scared Cedric more than he cared to admit. He wants thing more, than to find his way, and redeem himself from the clutches of his despaired life. Mary Summer becomes Cedric's only friend, but Blue's great anger for Mary's problems with alcohol, and his determination to break her contract and drop her from the studio when he doesn't need her anymore, threatens to take away the only friend Cedric has. Abandoned at birth on the doorsteps of St. Ann's convent in Des Moines, Iowa, Essy yearns to kw who she is, and is plagued with life-long, unanswered questions about her identity. But will her world implode, when the unsuspecting, truth is revealed? As this unique string of colorful characters unfold, through despair as well as hope. Along with romance, humor and suspense, we see the heart of the human spirit at its best, in this intriguing story.