‘The secret to having people give you money is to act as though you don’t want it.’
Meet Ella Canfield, highly qualified evolutionary biologist. Attractive, if a little serious-looking in those heavy glasses—but then she’s about to put her career on the line. Dr Canfield is seeking funding for a highly unorthodox research project. She wants to prove that an extinct animal still roams in one of Australia’s most popular national parks.
Meet Daniel Metcalf, good-looking, expensively dishevelled millionaire. Quite witty but far too rich to be taken seriously. He heads the Metcalf Trust, which donates money to offbeat scientific research projects. He has a personal interest in animals that don’t exist.
Problem number one: There is no such person as Dr Ella Canfield.
Problem number two: Della Gilmore, professional con artist, has never met anyone like Daniel Metcalf before.
Someone is going to take a fall.
A sparkling, sexy read from the author of Addition, Fall Girl is a story about passion and loyalty, deceit and integrity, and the importance of believing in things that don’t exist.
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Praise for Fall Girl
“Like its witty predecessor, this is intelligent romantic comedy at its deft best … Jordan has a gift for dialogue that would stand her in good stead if she ever tried her hand at television or film scripts. With both her novels she has shown that the boy-meets-girl-but-love-doesn’t run-smoothly genre of fiction has a lot of room for new twists. ”
— The Age
“Toni Jordan is funny. Her writing can make you laugh out loud. Her style has a certain seductive lightness … Fall Girl is a fun read written by one of Melbourne most accessible writers. I will be surprised if Fall Girl does not become the book to take to the beach, pool, or park over summer. Sometimes we all need a little escape from our own mundane lives and with Toni Jordan, one is in very safe hands.”
— Readings Review
“An elegantly orchestrated romance, with some sizzling sexual chemistry between the conwoman and her ‘mark’. An assortment of comedy characters ensure there are plenty of laughs along the way – details of a disastrous camping trip are simply a joy to read. Della’s search for her true identity is a central theme of the novel, and Jordan uses her intricate plot to keep readers on their toes with some unexpected twists and turns.”
— The Courier-Mail