By Toni Jordan
A conwoman and a millionaire meet in a story about passion and loyalty, deceit and integrity, and the importance of believing in things that don't exist.
Remember the rules. Rule one is easy. Never ask for money.
Since she was a child, Della Gilmore has been taught how to con people. Today she's attempting to pull off the biggest coup of her career. Her family is depending on her.
It all looks good on paper. With a pair of glasses and a sheaf of impressive papers she's:
Ella Canfield, a highly qualified evolutionary biologist seeking funding for an unorthodox research project.
And her mark is:
Daniel Metcalf, a handsome millionaire who donates money to offbeat scientific projects.
What could go wrong?
The problem is Della has never met someone like Daniel before. She knows he shouldn't trust her. But can she trust him?
As the plan begins to unravel and Della finds her feelings interfering with the job, she begins to wonder if you can put a price on deceit and love.
Toni Jordan was born in Brisbane in 1966. Her debut novel Addition was first published in 2008 to critical acclaim. Toni lives in Melbourne where she works as a freelance copywriter.
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21 Jul 2011
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Intelligent romantic comedy at its deft best — The Age
'Bringing a quirky humour and a sympathetic view of diversity to her story, the author sustains the momentum to the end of this engaging romantic comedy'
— The Times
An unusual and intriguing novel, written with a very light touch — Daily Mail
Brimming with sarcastic humour — Guardian
Toni Jordan's debut is mature, witty and entertaining — Irish Times
It's laugh-out-loud funny and painfully sad in turns . . . It is a quick read and extremely hard to put down, as you get addicted to Grace's addictive personality — Amanda Ross, Richard & Judy Summer Read
You'll be hearing more from this talented author — Choice
A sweet, charming, witty, romantic book — BBC Radio 2, The Weekender