This is one of my very favorite books.
Romantic? Yes. On every level.
Young, extremely beautiful Irish girl leaves her fiance, (who doesn't kiss very well) and travels to Spain for just one year so she can experience the real world before she gets married. She takes a job as a governess to a rich, influential Spanish family, whose father and son have secret communistic dreams. She becomes a "Miss" to three intelligent but boring Spanish girls and drives the other Irish "Misses" that work in her profession crazy with jealousy. She even spurs one to confess her lesbian dreams of a romance with her.
She tastes Spanish life and it is very good indeed. Bull fights, daily life, hot chocolate and beauty of the city she lives in. Are you reading a travel guide, a romance, or a philosophical discourse of communism? You are reading it all and it is much much better than my bare bones description of this book which was banned in Ireland when it was first published in 1937.
Go out and buy it and read it. You won't be sorry.