Wednesday, August 4, 2010

"Waiting On" Wednesday (1)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

I am waiting for "Aces up" by Lauren Barnholdt.

Summary: Seventeen-year-old high school senior Shannon Card needs money. And lots of it. She's been admitted to Wellesley, but her dad just lost his job, and somehow she has to come up with a year of tuition herself. But 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.

When 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.

Soon 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 to fold?

This book looks really good! I can't wait to read it.


  1. I couldn't get into Two Way Street by her, but One Night sounds great. If I read it and like it then I may have to check out this one as well.

  2. I definitely understand the need for money, tuition is so much lol. The book kind of reminds me of the movie 21. Sounds good.

  3. This is the first time I have heard about this one. It sound interesting. Thanks.

  4. I know I'm late, but thanks for stopping by the Hop!

    I hadn't heard of this book, but it sounds interesting. I might pick it up!

  5. Looks like a fun read! Thanks for sharing!!

  6. I can't wait to read Aces Up! I love Lauren Barndholdt's novels!! ^.^


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