Victoria had an affair with her husband Samuel’s, friend, Antonio Lombardo, resulting in the birth of twins, Bruno and Raquel. Antonio also had a son, Alejandro, with his wife Adriana. After their respective spouses died, they reunited and got married. However, they didn’t tell their children that they are half-siblings, as that would reveal their infidelities. Instead, they raised their children to recognize each other as step-siblings.
Years pass, and Bruno comes to be an irresponsible man who does not respect laws. Alejandro, on the other hand, is very responsible. Antonio prefers Alejandro over Bruno and decides that Alejandro should inherit his money when he passes away. Antonio and Victoria have a meeting at Bruno’s high school about Bruno’s behaviour and are told that he is expelled. While leaving school, Antonio is run over and killed. Bruno upon learning that Antonio left everything to Alejandro comes up with a plan to pretend to be Alejandro and marry Maria Jose, a sweet innocent girl and then kill Alejandro. Making Maria Jose a very rich widow. When news comes of Alejandro’s death Maria Jose and her sister Paula travel to Merida for the funeral. Maria Jose is heartbroken to learn that Alejandro has died. However, she also learns that the man she fell in love with is named Bruno and not Alejandro. Maria Jose is furious to learn that Bruno tricked her and wants nothing to do with his evil plan. Bruno then threatens to send her father to prison if she doesn’t pretend to be Alejandro’s widow. Maria Jose is trapped and reluctantly accepts to deceive everyone into believing that she did get married to Alejandro. Just as Bruno thinks he has gotten away with his plan, Alejandro returns alive and shocked to learn that his family thinks that he married Maria Jose. Alejandro must then discover the truth about his supposed marriage to Maria Jose, who he is slowly falling in love with. Thus begins a story of intrigue, sibling hatred and rivalry, two sons in love with and fighting for the love of the same women, corporate espionage, and twin sisters torn apart by circumstance.
NB: This is the DVD version of the telenovela, each episode is around 1 hour and 30 minutes. This is a shortened version and smaller than what aired on TV.