Mark Van Holden was one of the most attractive men Joanna Sinclair had ever met. But the shy young widow was all too aware of his scandalous love affairs that had shocked society from New York to Newport. When Joanna became Mark Van Holden's bride, there was still much she didn't understand about the wealthy and powerful oil tycoon. And much she didn't understand about herself. In Mark's arms she discovered for the first time a passion born of her own desire. But soon the innocent young bride is caught in a vicious rivalry between father and son. Only after their marriage is ripped apart by bitter jealousy are Mark and Joanna able to admit the true depths of their love.