The Harder They FallUnknown - 1997
Food fight, love match, or both? She's a lovable klutz trying to save her family's restaurant chain. He's a stuffed shirt angling to buy it. Who will trip up and fall in love first?
Darcy Welham's dad is ready to sell his five-star restaurants and retire, but she's determined to prove she can be trusted to keep the family business going. Darcy's sure it's what her mother would have wanted. Only one problem: her life turns into a comedy show when she's nervous. Pratfalls, spills, slips and fires-all in a day's misadventures for Darcy. She can't even wait on tables without dumping food into the customers' laps.
When supper lands on a sensitive area of businessman Michael Davidson's finely creased trousers, he tries to have his gorgeous but careless waitress fired, only to discover that she's the person he has to win over if he wants to buy the restaurant chain for his bosses.
From that antagonistic start, Darcy and Michael soon find that there's more to each other than first expected. She's clumsy because she's got low self-esteem. She may be a disaster as a waitress, but she's a genius as a cook, with a talent for creating mouth-watering new dishes. Darcy begins to realize that Michael is not a stuffed shirt at heart-he's patient, strong and brave, which any man who dates Darcy has to be, because she turns into a Danger Zone every time he makes her heart flutter.
Trish Jensen is the bestselling author of STUCK WITH YOU. Look for more funny and romantic Trish Jensen novels coming soon from Bell Bridge Books. Visit Trish at http: //TrishJensen.com.