Cate, Renee, and Abby have come to New York for very different reasons, and in a bustling city of millions, they are linked together through circumstance and chance. Cate has just been named the features editor of Gloss, a high-end lifestyle magazine, but her new job comes with more complications than she ever anticipated. Cate's roommate Renee will do anything to nab the plum job of beauty editor at Gloss but snide comments about Renee's weight send her into an emotional tailspin. Then there's Abby. Once a joyful graduate student working as a nanny part-time, she abruptly fled a seemingly happy life in the D.C. suburbs. As the three women navigate the complications of careers and love, they find the lifeline they need in each other.