Noelle Armstrong's father had been a delightful rake in his day, but when he died his only legacy was a mountain of debts and a houseful of puppies -- the offspring of the exotic dog the viscount had brought home to his wife during his days with the Foreign Office.
Happily, when Noelle inherited her aunt's townhouse and a bit of money, a London debut was once again a possibility. What better way to attract the attention of the ton than by creating a new rage for delightful little Maltese dogs? Noelle's puppy ad in the London Gazette brings quick response . . . from one of London's most eligible bachelors, the Earl of Wrenthe. And amid a flurry of white fur, spirited sparring and secret capers, the lovely young Noelle quickly wins her entrée to Almacks and to the heart of the Earl as well!