These are the very sketchy and highly questionable details that I remember:
Hero: I think last name Lazlo, but it could’ve been anything from Rodriguez to Potter. His family owned either a jewelry store or a big company that manufactured something (glass?). He met the heroine at a party in his house (or his parents?).
Heroine: Her father worked for the hero’s father but had embezzled money from them or something so hero forced her to marry him to save her father from going to jail.
Other stuff: At some point they go to Venice (I think he cheats on her there?). There’s a skinny doctor the heroine wanted to marry. Heroine’s mother was blind (deaf?)? I think hero forces himself on heroine at some point.
Don’t look so confused; this sounds convoluted and strange to me too LOL.
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