The Jilted Bride
“The heart wants what it wants - or else it does not care” - Emily Dickinson.
That was all Anton could say to me when he eloped with my best friend, Laurie, during our wedding day. I didn’t understand it. For me, people quote Dickinson to justify their wandering heart. But years later when I met Brian, I realized what Anton meant. Indeed, “the heart wants what it wants…” More
Alexandra Marquez a.k.a. Alex, a socialite from Cebu, thought she had found the one in her beau, Anton Gerardo. She had even defied her father to marry him. However, on the day of their wedding, just when everything's all set, her fiancé called her up to tell her he cannot go through with it. And the most painful part was he eloped with her bridesmaid, Laurie, her best friend since kindergarten.
To forget her past, Alex went to Japan in search of a new job and a new life. She went to Muromachi City in Okayama and worked as an English Teacher. There she met the hottest English teacher in town, Brian Thorpe, a British guy who hated Filipina women. Brian had been arrogant towards Alex since day one. He made sure he insulted her every time they see each other. But despite his insolence, Alex felt there's something between them. Just when she thought she could fall for the man, she found out he's engaged to a beautiful Japanese girl. Alex was about to give up on him when fate somehow worked its way to bring them closer. She discovered that Brian's hatred towards Filipino girls had something to do with his roots. His Filipino mom left them when he was a baby! And the happy coincidence is, his mom came from the same hometown as her mom – the beautiful city of Vigan, Ilocus Sur!
Alex helped Brian searched for his mother. When they finally found her, she has come to understand what her fiancé had told her before, “The heart wants what the heart wants.” Their search for his mom made them closer and Alex realized that she had fallen hopelessly in love with him. Just when things were going well between them, she found out that Maiko, Brian’s fiancée was pregnant. Will she still hold on to her feelings and his promise to her now that she has found out that he’s going to be a father?
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