Emma is running from a tyrannous uncle bent on killing her
young brother, to gain his fortune. John, the Earl of
Compton, is looking for something to change his unfulfilling
life in the House of Lords. 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. Emmaâ€™s plight to save her
brother has her shaken to the core and she agrees to the
hasty Christmas wedding.
Johnâ€™s fierce defense of Emma and her brother demonstrates
the match might be more than just a convenient arrangement.
They may live to enjoy a life togetherâ€”if only they can
thwart her uncle's devious assault.