Ryan loves photography and would do anything to capture life on celluloid. Ever since he was a child he was waiting for certain answers from his uncle about his parents. After he broke up with his girlfriend, Melina, he was withdrawn and got entrapped in a web of uncertainty. His life, he thought, is a big question mark. In contrast, Ria, being an orphan feels terrible with the way her step-sister, Simmy treats her. The only liking she has in her life is dentistry. After attending a seminar in Singapore, she meets Shawn. They date with utmost passion, but face a bumpy ride ahead.
Days pass by and Genelia is counting hours when she would complete her double undergraduate programs to establish her dream project. She gets so involved that forgets that loving someone would not be too bad. She ignored the simple feelings of intimacy because of her failed relationships. Alternatively, working and making money make Miguel so ambitious that he was willing to travel all the way to India. He falls for the new, flawless internee, Alysia, and life starts to bare the reality of relationships. As time passes by, more complications arise and everything looks blurry.
With an unexpected network of unplanned rendezvous, the protagonists eventually meet at a party. The shock that ensues makes them wonder: what is going to happen? Will Ryan get over Melina and finds answers to his questions? How is Ria going to solve her problems with Shawn. Can Genelia trust her expertise to steer up her establishment to newer realms of business? What changes Miguel’s mind from being a workaholic? Will a new love bug bite into the hearts of the characters of this story? Would love enhance their outlook towards subsistence?
Well, life is like a Cocktail! How each one of them fills up their glasses with tempting happiness is just a mystery. When the glass begins to be empty, they forget they need a refill – an alternative solution or a new compassion to reignite the magic of love.
A Positive Book Review of Maples: Rejuvenating Cocktail by Bangkok Post, Bangkok 2011 was Published.