Once and Always (Sequels 1st) by Judith McNaught
Victoria Seaton is an orphan and alone somewhere, but she later decides to sail to the vast ocean determined to reclaim her heritage at Wakefield, the sumptuous English estate of her own distant cousin, the notorious Lord Jason Fielding. Puzzled by his arrogance and yet drawn to his panther-like grace, she feels and senses the painful memories that rave in his eyes.
When Jason brings Victoria closer to him and shelters her in his arms, suddenly something is aroused and the next thing is a wedding. Mixed with the past cruelty, and the present consuming joy, Victoria then discovers the treachery at the heart of their love something so different from what she thought.