Andrea Jameson isn't a destitute governess. She's young, rich, and toothsome, and adores her Dandie Dinmont terrier, George. And Andrea doesn't have a single dream of marrying Mr. Right. Instead she strikes a bargain with the older, widowed Earl of Devbridge who promises her all the razzle-dazzle without the obey part. She's perfectly happy with the deal until she meets the earl's nephew and realizes she might have made an exceptional blunder. But she doesn't have much time to ponder her choice because strange things have been happening in Devbridge Manor.