Aces Up by Lauren Barnholdt

By Lauren Barnholdt

Seventeen-year-old highschool senior Shannon Card wishes funds. and plenty of it. She's been admitted to Wellesley, yet her dad simply misplaced his activity, and by some means she has to come back up with a 12 months of university herself. yet Shannon's dream of constructing tremendous dollars waitressing on the neighborhood on line casino, the Collosio, disappears speedier than a gambler's fortunate streak. Her boss is a tyrant, her coworker is nuts, and her possibilities of balancing a tray jam-packed with beverages whereas donning high-heeled sneakers are narrow to none. Worse, time is working out, and Shannon hasn't made even part the cash she'd hoped.

When Shannon gets a mysterious invitation to affix Aces Up, a mystery community of hugely proficient university poker gamers, at the beginning she thinks No method. She has adequate to fret approximately: retaining her activity, profitable the coveted math scholarship in school, and tutoring her mystery overwhelm, Max. but if Shannon musters up the nerve to kiss Max and he doesn't react in any respect, the attract of Aces Up and its attractive eighteen-year-old chief, Cole, is abruptly too robust to ignore.

Soon Shannon's stuck up in an online of lies and deceit that makes caring approximately university funds or a highschool overwhelm look like child stuff. nonetheless, whilst the money's this sturdy, is the terror of having stuck cause sufficient to fold?

This enjoyable, attractive, recession-proof tale is a bubbly summer season learn with spectacular depth--great for lovers of Sarah Mlynowski.

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And as he hated books, what was the point of that? Worse still, the food would be strange, the people would speak little or no English, there would be flies everywhere and he would have to spend hours either walking through ruins or struggling up the Atlas Mountains. All in all, he would much rather have stayed at home. But as usual, of course, he was going to have no choice. Charles was fifteen years old, the only son of Rupert Atchley, a successful barrister. His mother, Noreen Atchley, produced illustrations for women’s magazines.

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