An ordinary girl is admitted to the most prestigious school in the country where she encounters F4, an exclusive group comprised of the four wealthiest and handsomest boys in the school - Dao Ming Si, Hua Ze Lei, Xi Men and Mei Zuo.
Eighteen-year-old Shancai kicks off her first year at Ming De University with misadventures, drawing the ire of popular school heartthrob Daoming Si.
After Shancai turns down his condescending offer, Ah Si deals her friend Qinghe a Joker card. Ah Si and Huaze Lei come to blows over Shancai.
Shancai sees a different side of Ah Si when he visits her at her family home. In Sanya, she overhears Lei and Tengtang Jing discussing their past.
Jing makes a shocking announcement about her career at her 24th birthday celebration. Shancai decides to help reconcile Jing and Lei.
After Shancai loses a card challenge against the F4, she and Ah Si wind up on a date, where an elevator mishap brings them closer.
Lei returns from France a changed person and confesses to Shancai he's heartbroken about Jing. Shancai realizes she's not over Lei.
Ah Si is determined to shut Lei out of the F4. Shancai is deeply moved by Daoming Zhuang's stories about Ah Si as a child.
A heated game of bridge pits Shancai and Lei against Ah Si and Meizuo, but Ah Si forfeits at the last minute. Shancai's dad makes a bold career move.
Before going to London, Ah Si makes a scene at Shancai's workplace. Tian Ye is about to lose his shot at becoming head chef, but Shancai saves the day.
Shancai learns Tian Ye's real identity. With Ah Si's encouragement, Shancai joins a culinary competition to win a cash prize and help out her family.
Under Zhuang and Ah Si's guidance and encouragement, Shancai refines her cooking skills for the competition -- but she faces a formidable opponent.
When Shancai panics in the final round, Ah Si gives her motivation to make a Shanghainese dish with a creative touch that impresses the judges.
Business soars at the tea shop, thanks to Lei, Ximen and Meizuo, giving Shancai a chance to holiday in Canada, where she and Ah Si continue to bicker.
Ah Si braves the storm in search of Shancai. Despite their wrongdoing, Shancai comes to Xinhui and Baihe's aid when they face expulsion from the lodge.
Jing calls Lei with unexpected news. Jealous Ah Si sabotages Shancai's reunion with friends and scuffles with her old classmate's brother, Yan Shunping.
Shunping's ulterior motives come to light. Shancai taunts her abusers, praying that Ah Si doesn't come to her rescue and put himself in danger.
Shancai arrives at Ah Si's upper-crust birthday celebration, where an incident pits Ah Si against his mom, who's keen on humiliating Shancai.
Daoming Feng arranges a date for Ah Si and invites Shancai to watch, but her antics backfire, and prospective match He Yuanzi befriends Shancai.
Ah Si reluctantly agrees to meet with Xiao Zi, but his heart still belongs to Shancai. During an incident at the spa, Lei rushes to Shancai's aid.
A misunderstanding leads Shancai to believe Ah Si and Xiao Zi are an item. Daoming Feng and Shancai engage in another heated confrontation.
Shancai fulfills her cleaning duties as Ms. Yu lays down the law around the house. Ah Si asks Shancai to give their relationship a chance for one month.
Jiang Xiaoyou's boyfriend shows his true colors, and Ah Si storms out of the double date in anger. Ximen offers to help Xiaoyou get back at her ex.
To ward off Terence, Zhou Caina calls Meizuo for a date. Arriving home unannounced, Daoming Feng spars with Ms. Yu, who firmly defends Shancai.
Meizuo runs into Terence at Caina's house. Lei warns Shancai that Daoming Feng will resort to malicious maneuvers to strike at her closest friends.
Daoming Feng leaves Shancai no choice but to cave into her demands. Caina finds the architect her father seeks -- and it's someone she knows.
As Shancai's whereabouts remain unknown to her friends, Ah Si shuts himself in. Shancai considers a business proposal from her family's landlord.
When Ye Mingchuan accepts a globe-trotting job offer, Caina faces a dilemma. Lei stumbles upon a video of Shancai selling squid at her bustling stand.
Meizuo confesses his selfless, unrequited love for Caina and urges her to go after Ye Mingchuan. Ah Si confronts Shancai, who gives back his necklace.
Shancai confesses to Ms. Yu her true feelings toward Ah Si. With his violin, Lei makes a public display of his affections for Shancai.
After Ah Si announces he won't give up on Shancai after all, Lei tests Ah Si's resolve and asks Shancai to turn off her phone for 48 hours.
Ah Si and Shancai decide to turn over a new leaf. A band of suited men follow Shancai home, and Meizuo suspects they're linked to Daoming Feng.
Ms. Yu tells Ah Si how Daoming Feng tore apart Zhuang's love life. Xiaoyou confesses her feelings to Ximen, but he responds with mixed messages.
Despite Ximen's efforts to keep her at arm's length, Xiaoyou refuses to give up. Shancai notices someone has rented out the flat next door to her.
Faced with strict surveillance from Daoming Feng's guards, Ah Si and Shancai come up with various schemes to outwit them, and Zhuang lends a hand.
Ximen opens up to Xiaoyou about the cause of his commitment issues. Zhuang bribes the guards to keep mum about Ah Si's whereabouts.
Xiaoyou shows Ximen what Xiao Geng once wanted to him to see. Ah Si realizes he and Shancai can't keep things under wraps for much longer.
Daoming Feng cuts off Ah Si's bank account access and sends guards after him. Shancai winds up in London in search of Ah Si.
The Daoming family's fortune rests on a deal with Xiao Zi's dad, and Ah Si is forced to make a difficult decision about his relationship with Shancai.
After Xiao Zi urges Ah Si to get in touch with Shancai, the couple spend a bittersweet day together in London before bidding each other farewell.
As Daoming Feng scrambles to track down the abductors, Shancai and Ah Si find themselves on a deserted island -- and at the center of a friendly ruse.
Ah Si wakes up in the hospital, claiming to have no memory of Shancai. Shancai's mom begins to doubt her daughter's relationship with Ah Si.
Xiaoyou asks Ximen to give a workshop to the students at her tea society, only to discover that Geng Yifen is Xiao Geng from Ximen's past.
Xiao Zi asks Shancai to convince Ah Si to give up his hunger strike. Ximen, Meizuo and Lei recall Ah Si's secret business plan for the Daoming Group.
Xiao Zi announces her final decision regarding her marriage to Ah Si. The Daoming Group draws funding from investors, thanks to Ah Si's business plan.