Up and coming architect Nicholas Wright is totally focused on his career and achieving goals - mainly partner in his architectural firm. But when he inherits a high maintenance dog from his eccentric late aunt (think Auntie Mame!) he needs serious help. He advertises for a dog sitter who turns out to be a sexy blond who exudes a farm girl type of charm.
Vinnie moves into Nick's penthouse and the differences in their upbringing and lifestyles is vast. He's boarding school, prep school, Ivy League and designer chic. She's high school grad, minimum wage and K-Mart. Moving to New York has been a difficult adjustment for both Vinnie and her little brother Adam. Vinnie's issues are more cultural and economically driven. But Adam was used to being the smartest kid in his class back in Kansas. Now, he is just one of lots of smart kids in this exclusive school and his difficulties fitting in break Vinnie's heart. Nick can identify with the kid's problems, but figures the experience will "build character" and toughen him up. He thinks Vinnie is too soft-hearted with Adam - and with everyone. Vinnie is horrified that Nick could be so callous but then she learns about his childhood, his cold and distant parents and she comes to understand his succeed-at-any-cost attitude. But she begins to see that he his, underneath it all, not fulfilled by designing boring box-like office buildings and the like. She knows deep down, he'd rather be using his talents for more creative pursuits, but that's not where success lies. And he needs success, praise, one more achievement that might just make his parents proud - show them how he made something of himself without them.
Meanwhile, he is becoming increasingly attracted to Vinnie and she to him. Their late night architectural tours of Manhattan are particularly charming but both are trying hard not to let this relationship turn sexual. Of course they fail (their first sexual encounter was a bit wild for their first!) and then they must begin to deal with where their relationship can ever go. And when Adam is bullied in school and moves in for a few weeks, a weird sort of family vibe takes hold. Nick begins to like Adam and together they design and build a home for Adam's pet frog. But can two people from such different worlds really make it in the long term? You'll hope so!
Ordinarily, small-town girl Lavender "Vinnie" Hart would never have come to New York, but her younger brother, a boarding school student, needs her support. So she finds a job as a live-in "nanny" for a high maintenance pooch and moves into the luxurious Manhattan penthouse of architect Nicholas Wright.
Ordinarily, small-town girl Lavender "Vinnie" Hart would never have come to New York, but her younger brother, a boarding school student, needs her support. So she finds a job as live-in "nanny" for a high maintenance pooch and moves into the luxurious Manhattan penthouse of architect Nicholas Wright. In a snap, Vinnie's living the high life, but there's an unexpected snafu: the difficult dog's gorgeous owner takes Vinnie's breath away!
Nick's too busy with his hectic, success-obsessed life to deal with the spoiled haute couture canine he inherited. Now Vinnie, with her sexy exuberance and charming unpredictablility, is becoming an even bigger distraction! Nick's all Big City stress and sophistication; she's genuine, warm-hearted country. A relationship could never work since they have absolutely nothing in common--or is a girl like her perfect for someone like him?