Review of The Harder They Fall by Trish Jensen
Published: May 1, 2012
5 out of 5 smirks
Synopsis: "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
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."
They Fall by Trish Jensen is a laugh out loud, hilarious story about being
yourself and finding the one who loves you because of it. Darcy is a very matter of fact character
whose frankness is both endearing and oddly funny. Michael is an uptight character who starts to
loosen up once he's been in Darcy's company.
Though these two characters do not make sense as a couple, but they
really do complement one another and reveal one another's true path. I love the courtship of Darcy and Michael,
how it evolves to something more than business with Michael as soon as he
spends significant amount of time with Darcy.
I also love how clumsy Darcy is except when she feels confident. All in all this is a must read, own, and
recommend book I give 5 smirks to.