Affected by her parents’ highly publicized divorce, Isabel grows up isolated and alone, with a resolve to never fall in love and repeat their mistakes.
When Jesse Cain enters her life, she falls hopelessly in love with him, and every sadness she’s ever felt is washed away by his intensity and passion. But people change as they grow up. Things can never stay the same forever.
Jesse and Isabel fight to stay together, determined to hold on to what they once had. Isabel wonders if a second love can ever be enough to make her forget her first.
The story takes place in the Cebu Province of the Philippines, and we meet our main character Isabel and her family. While one could envy Isabel's life in which she is extraordinarily privileged and seems to have most of life's luxuries at her disposal, she lacks the one thing that would mean the most to her - a normal functioning family. Her mother and father are going through a messy and highly publicized divorce, and as a result, she is separated from her two sisters in a custody suit that leaves them in the care of her father and her in the care of her unstable mother - who is addicted to prescription meds and even tries to commit suicide.