Blush sensuality level: This is a sweet romance (kisses only, no sexual content).Emma is running from a tyrannous uncle bent on killing her young brother, just to gain his fortune. John, the Earl of Compton, is looking for something to change his unfulfilling life. When they meet on a dark street, nothing can change their fate.John is so instantly smitten and socially inept, he proposes in less than twenty-four hours. Emma's plight to save her brother has her so shaken, she agrees to the hasty Christmas wedding.The threats to Emma's life, and John's fierce defense of her, demonstrate to both that the match might be more than just a convenient arrangement. If only they can thwart her uncle's devious assault and live to enjoy each other.