But Ivana (Isabel’s only child) is consumed with envy and jealousy toward Valentina and believes she deserves everything her cousin has.
Valentina is in love with and engaged to marry Alonso Peñalvert (David Zepeda).
She lives in a beautiful mansion in Mexico City with her aunt; her cousin, Ivana Dorantes Rangel (Gabriela Spanic); and her faithful nanny since her birth, Benita Garrido (Ana Martín).
Valentina is a generous woman who shares her fortune and home with her aunt and cousin.
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Instead he flees Mexico and the loan sharks to whom he is deeply indebted.
Devastated over Alonso’s betrayal, and unaware of Ivana and Alonso’s secret relationship and also of Ivana’s affair with Oscar Ampudia, Valentina changes from a young sweet, fair, and sensible woman into a cold, authoritarian, and despotic woman, full of bitterness.
She swears never to fall in love again and decides to isolate herself at her family’s hacienda, “Los Cascabeles”, where she intends to live while managing the hacienda.
At “Los Cascabeles” and the neighboring community she becomes known to all as “La Vibora", Spanish for viper or snake, due to her implacable and cold-hearted personality.
There she meets her neighbor, José Miguel Montesinos (Fernando Colunga), an attractive, intelligent, sensitive man who falls immediately in love with her beauty and strong personality.
With his father and mother, Federico (Eric del Castillo) and Leonor Montesinos (Jacqueline Andere), José Miguel has relocated from Mexico City to his family’s rundown and neglected hacienda due to his father’s poor health.
He has built the country's tallest building, shopping malls, industrial and residential subdivisions and facilities.