By Lauren Barnholdt
Seventeen-year-old highschool senior Shannon Card wishes funds. and many it. She's been admitted to Wellesley, yet her dad simply misplaced his activity, and by some means she has to return up with a 12 months of college herself. yet Shannon's dream of creating tremendous greenbacks 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 packed with beverages whereas donning high-heeled footwear are slender to none. Worse, time is operating 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 collage poker gamers, initially she thinks No method. She has adequate to fret approximately: preserving her task, successful the coveted math scholarship in class, 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 horny eighteen-year-old chief, Cole, is abruptly too strong to ignore.
Soon Shannon's stuck up in an online of lies and deceit that makes being concerned approximately college cash or a highschool overwhelm look like child stuff. nonetheless, while the money's this strong, is the terror of having stuck cause adequate to fold?
This enjoyable, attractive, recession-proof tale is a bubbly summer season learn with miraculous depth--great for lovers of Sarah Mlynowski.
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Aces Up by Lauren Barnholdt