While Kathleen struggles to perform alongside the unwelcoming men of Mexico s bullfighting scene, she is befriended by Julio, better known asEl Cabrito The Kid. Much to Fermin s displeasure, not only does Julio show Kathleen techniques that defy his strict instruction, but a forbidden romance quickly ignites between them. As time passes, Kathleen s confidence in her ability increases though so too do her suspicions of Fermin s intentions. She has become a sensation, selling out arenas asLa Diosa Tejana, the Texan Goddess. But while Fermin gets rich, Kathleen s pay remains pitiful and her instructor s control over her life remains absolute. Will she always be a vehicle for another person s success? Or will she finally face her own moment of truth and seize the success that she has worked toward for so long, in a worldthat hasalways belonged to men? "