Bartered away in marriage as a settlement for her father's sizable debt, Chiquita expects nothing more in life than what she's already experienced: harshness and anger. Her days have been marred by the cruelty of her parents and the feeling that she is unworthy of kindness. Eduardo Villegas thought he knew what he was getting into when he married Diego Garcia's daughter. Within minutes of the ceremony, though, he finds he's facing the challenge of a lifetime. His temper and her silence bode trouble for the future. When danger befalls Chiquita and Eduardo, they realize they do have feelings for one another - but will the love blossoming between them weather the sinister plot of an unknown enemy?