Small-town girl's Frannie Luttrell's whole life changes when beautiful young summer resident Marianne Nyland takes a sudden liking to her and sweeps Frannie into her glamorous country club world in Bar Harbor. Re-christened Francesca, she enters a world of decadent pleasures there and back in New York, where Marianne offers her a job as her personal assistant. But when Marianne is found dead and Frannie's surprisingly named her heir, anda sex tape shows up of Frannie, she finds herself the lead article in all the gossip pages. Deciding to make the most of her 15 minutes of fame, Frannie becomes a publicity princess, walking the celebrity tightrope, partying like there's no tomorrow, and juggling two lovers, all while trying to discover why Marianne killed herself. And when she learns the truth, will it come between her and the man she loves - or bring them together?