Smart women can get the guy with the help of a dog.

My Fair Lily (The Farthingale Series) (Volume 1) - Meara Platt

This is the story of Lily and Ewan. She is a very bookish young lady with spirit and a very big heart. Her first encounter with Ewan involves a dog who falls in love with her at first sight. It takes the Highlander a while longer to realize the same. Ewan feels very protective of Lily and does his best to watch over her, especially after an attack on Lily. As they try to figure out who attacked her and why, Lily teaches Ewan and his estranged family that family is of the utmost importance and helps them overcome their differences. I look forward to the next story.