The story begins with Santos Martinez de la Garza, a young, handsome and carefree millionaire, who owns a car company. He is deceived by one of his closest partners, his friend Bruno. When Santos is accused of fraud and money laundering, he flees to Mexico and changes his name. Maria Mendoza is a humble, pretty, and brave young girl who lives with her mother and two sisters. Ever since her father died, Maria has worked to support the family since her mother is very ill.