Chloe Lorraine Kimball is born on her family's estate of Ivy Manor in the wee hours of January 1, 1990. The happiness surrounding her birth will not last long. For despite a home filled with everything a young girl could want, Chloe lacks the one thing she desires above all else: love. She's young and beautiful, bright and kind, yet she's nothing more than a pretty decoration for her mother's social circles and a tool for her father's political career. And so, with the help of friends, she escapes to New York.