The new love between Cecilia and Julio seems doomed. She is conservative and religious. He is progressive and an atheist. Back from a ski trip in the Alps, the students stop the bus near the Spanish border to watch erotic movies. And so Cecilia and Julio discover that they share a secret desire.
They live in Spain in 1976, just after the death of dictator Franco. Cecilia is guarded by her fascist father and brother, and is being indoctrinated by Catholic conservatives of the Opus Dei. She tries to forget Julio, but the changes inside her are as irrevocable as the ones that Spain is undergoing.
Defying her family, Cecilia discovers love guided by Julio. However, her father makes good on his threats to lock her up. Separated from Julio, Cecilia risks losing him to his classmate Laura, a stunning, wealthy blonde.
Torn between Cecilia and Laura, Julio proposes an open relationship. Cecilia initially hates it, but then discovers that it brings new dimensions to her freedom. But if she goes too far, she risks having her heart broken.
A historic romance novel that takes place in Spain during the 70s, when the country transitioned from dictatorship to democracy.