First published as a short story in Debbie Macomber's Family Affair
In Darlene Panzera's debut full-length romance, an entire town places a bet on just whom pretty Jenny O'Brien will marry . . . and her choice surprises them all
Marry her and win
When tall, handsome out-of-towner Nick Chandler first sets eyes on Jenny O'Brien, she's storming into the Bets & Burgers Cafe, wielding a broom and threatening the safety of every man in sight. Hey, he figures, she's got the right to be annoyed--the whole town seems to be laying bets on whom Jenny will marry.
Nick's annoyed as well. He didn't think he'd have to propose to romance the land away from her, but to save his sister and his ill-fated business, he jumps into the fray and bets $10,000 that Jenny will marry him.
Now the only thing stopping him from seizing her land . . . may be his own heart.
About the Author
Darlene Panzera writes sweet, fun-loving romance and is a member of Romance Writers of America's Greater Seattle and Peninsula chapters. Her career was launched when her novella The Bet was picked by Avon Books and New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber to be published within Debbie's own novel Family Affair. Darlene says, "I love writing stories that help inspire people to laugh, value relationships, and pursue their dreams."
Born and raised in New Jersey, Darlene is now a resident of the Pacific Northwest, where she lives with her husband and three children. When not writing, she enjoys spending time with her family and her two horses and loves camping, hiking, photography, and lazy days at the lake.