The Spanish word for butterfly is “mariposa,” and is often used as a symbol of transformation, freedom, and growth, due to its metamorphosis from caterpillar to adult. The word can be found in various Latin America idioms and expressions, such as “No hay mal que por bien no venga,” which literally means “There is no bad from which good does not come.”
Emily and her millionaire boyfriend Matthew have had a whirlwind romance, traveling to the most exotic places in the world. When he finally asks her to marry him she is the happiest woman in the world. To celebrate their engagement they reserve a private villa in an exclusive resort in the Caribbean for the high season.
One day, Emily returns to the villa to find Matthew, her fiancé, making love to Monique, who she soon learns has been impregnated by Matthew. Matthew tells Emily he must marry Monique and allows her to stay in the villa until the season is over. Then he leaves with Monique, abandoning Emily without another word.
After drinking, drugging, and crying herself to sleep for two weeks straight, Emily decides to get her act together. One afternoon while sun bathing at the pool she meets Rhonda and Adam. Adam is a crypto billionaire and Rhonda is a former hand model from the Hands On agency.
As the three get to know each other, Emily learns that Rhonda and Adam are in a polyamorous relationship, and she is very curious to learn more. The threesome forms a tight bond, and when the summer season ends in the Caribbean they travel to Bali where Emily continues her personal transformation and explorations of each other.