Paperback: 288 Pages
Published: August 10, 2010
Seventeen-year-old high school senior Shannon Card needs money. And lots of it. She's been admitted to
, but her dad
just lost his job, and somehow she has to come up with a year of tuition
herself. But Wellesley Shannon's dream of making big
bucks waitressing at the local casino, the Collosio, disappears faster than a
gambler's lucky streak. Her boss is a tyrant, her coworker is nuts, and her
chances of balancing a tray full of drinks while wearing high-heeled shoes are
slim to none. Worse, time is running out, and Shannon
hasn't made even half the money she'd hoped.
Shannon receives a mysterious invitation to join Aces Up,
a secret network of highly talented college poker players, at first she thinks No way. She has enough to worry about: keeping her job, winning the
coveted math scholarship at school, and tutoring her secret crush, Max. But
when Shannon musters up the nerve to kiss Max
and he doesn't react at all, the allure of Aces Up and its sexy
eighteen-year-old leader, Cole, is suddenly too powerful to ignore.
Shannon's caught up in a web of lies and deceit that
makes worrying about tuition money or a high school crush seem like kid stuff.
Still, when the money's this good, is the fear of getting caught reason enough
This fun, sexy, recession-proof story is a bubbly summer read with surprising depth—great for fans of Sarah Mlynowski.
Shannon Card needs money. And lots of it. Not for anything bad, but for her education. After her father lost his job it's up to
As her nights at the casino making money get dangerous she meets Cole, a sexy 18 year old leader who is too powerful to ignore. Spending time at the casino and in Cole's company,
Shannon finds herself in a web
of lies that keeps getting bigger and bigger. Overall, it was an okay book. I
read this book when I didn't have anything to read so I wasn't really
interested in this story. It was alright for a stand alone, the characters were
likable, and the plot was good enough to keep me awake.