A strangely unfamiliar novel about a girl who is inclined of achieving her goals in life. A very determined and optimistic girl who wants to strive harder to her studies. Ever since she was a child, she dreamed of a fairytales, destiny, prince charming and love. But because of academic failure, peer pressure and competencies, she realized that what she believed in since she was a child doesn't really exist--only break-ups, failures and heartache does. She was afraid to disappoint everyone around her--even herself. She was frightened that once she enter romantic relationships, she would neglect her studies. She hates anything related to love. For her, love is just a hindrance for self-actualization. But something unexplainable happened. She felt butterflies in her belly upon seeing one man for the first time. Could it be love? But how about her studies and goals, would she neglect it? Would she let her heart beats for someone? or Will she disregard that 'feelings' that can hinder and disturb for striving her dreams?
Hope was an emotionally deprived teen who would soon inherit her father's company with the price of giving her hand in marriage to the son of the Hao family. Growing up Hope was not very obedient and got into trouble often but its through her misbehavior that she met Khalil the boy who would change her life. Years after high school Hope finds herself moving back and fourth between two of her own families, each of which was a secret from the other. How could this happen? Will she be found out? Only time will tell. Let's start at the beginning of Hope's eye opening story. (Written in First person point of view)
The most awaited school sports festival will be coming. Being one of the players in our classroom's basketball team, we are all busy practicing. One day, after the practice, Coach Roy told me to clean up and so I did. Suddenly, a girl poked me on my arm. I saw people that looks like her friends at the court's door. She smiled when I looked at her and said "Hey! I like you!" I was very surprised with what she said. I don't even know her!
Elijah Marie Roque has been victorious in every battle she enters. Living her life with the idea of winning as her fun, it was her strength as well as her weakness. Proving her worth everyday is a responsibility. Trapped in everyone's high expectations, she never knew what she really wanted. Whenever Elijah enters a battle, she makes sure that she will win it. But she never thought that once in her life she would regret entering a fight she never thought she wouldn't win. She eventually loses her fights but then she eventually finds herself.