Evie's struggling to maintain her nine-to-five, and it doesn't help that she keeps switching minds with Lynn, a mysterious drug dealer in an alternate Newport. Ronaldo tries to help her stay alive as she bounces back and forth from her mind to Lynn's, but Evie is weak and inexperienced with street life. Unlike Lynn, Evie's heart is kind, attracting Ronaldo to her at the expense of his relationship with Lynn.
Felicity finally has a chance to leave her nine-to-six job in insurance when her estranged uncle leaves her a cabin in the backwoods of the Pacific Northwest. She intended to turn the cabin into a B&B, but becomes unsure of her life change when a tall, dark, and hairy creature begins to stalk her. Leaving her little gifts and constantly peeping in her windows, she’s scared right out of her commitment to fix up the cabin.
Each successive edition of the Pleasant View Gazette spins a breathtaking tale of kidnappers, pirates, and forbidden love. Between volumes, however, Pleasant View resident Mary Clarence, the story’s toughest critic, hears a rumor that Penelope Pottifer is not, in fact, the author’s real name. Determined to uncover the mystery, Mary drags her friend Elizabeth Black into a hunt for the elusive author’s true identity. But fiction and reality seem to entwine when along the way, Mary and Liz discover unexpected truths, exciting adventures, and dramatic romances of their own.