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read & download Aces Up author Lauren Barnholdt Aces Up author Lauren Barnholdt characters à 107 T react at all the allure of Aces Up and its sexy eighteen year old leader Cole is suddenly too powerful to ignoreSoon 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 foldThis fun sexy recession proof story is a bubbly summer read with surprising depth”great for fans of Sarah Mlynows. When I found out that Lauren Barnholdt had an upcoming YA novel about a love triangle mixed in with a bit of poker I knew it was going to be right up my alley I really enjoyed reading Two Way Street also by Lauren Barnholdt so I knew I had to read Aces UpSeventeen year old Shannon Card I like how her last name fits with the theme of the book needs to get a job to pay for college Her father recently got laid off from his job his car got repossessed and he had to sell his beloved boat Needless to say there s no college fund waiting for her Shannon doesn t just get any job she gets a job at a casino as a cocktail waitress where she can make the big bucks And because one would have to be 21 years old or older to work in a casino Shannon has to get a fake IDSoon after starting her job she gets an invitation to an exclusive club Aces Up She is sought out by Cole the leader of the secret club because of her amazing math skills Shannon doesn t know how to play poker but Cole teaches her the basics and hones her craft using mathematical strategiesThen there s Max Shannon s best friend since they were little but the two have been divided after an awkward almost kiss moment Max has moved on with another girl and the friendship between him and Shannon is on hiatus Then Max asks Shannon to tutor him in math but chemistry seems to be the topic at hand if you catch my driftShannon is making loads of money from gambling in the casino using her newly acuired skills but it s still not enough to get her into college Cole wants her to join him and his crew in a poker tournament where they will basically need to cheat in order to win Shannon is caught between a rock and a hard place and has a decision to make either go with Cole s plan or do the right thing and rat him out Aces Up reminded me of the movie 21 except in this book the game is poker Texas Hold em style I think one of the reasons I liked this book so much is that I love playing Texas Hold em even though the hubs beats me most of the timealthough I can pull off a good bluff every once in a while Barnholdt does a great job at setting up the game rules for the reader however the storyline doesn t center around poker handsI liked the ending it wasn t what I had expected but it played out well Aces Up definitely lived up to my expectations From the beginning all the way to the end I was drawn into Shannon s world I swallowed this book down in one gulp Barnholdt s books do that to me they capture me and reel me in She has mastered the art of tapping into a young adult mind Reading her books make me feel 17 again which in essence is why I enjoy reading YAMost of us read books to escape and Aces Up was a great escape This book is a perfect fit for a summer read It s a fast paced fun and entertaining read that will leave you wondering how everything is going to play out Aces Up gets your adrenaline going like when you re holding pocket rockets and the flop is laid down with a pair of hockey sticks and a deuce You re sweating it out waiting for that boat to come your way and it all comes down to that river card Like with any of Barnholdt s books I m all in baby

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read & download Aces Up author Lauren Barnholdt Aces Up author Lauren Barnholdt characters à 107 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 h. 3 Secret gambling society Stars Plot Shannon has a problem Her family is in financial difficulty and can no longer afford to send her to Wellesley her dream college So she decides to bankroll her own way and finds a high paying job waitress in a casino The problem she s underage and has to lie to get it To top it off Shannon accepts an invitation to join a secret gambling society Aces Up and finds herself tangled in a massive web of illegal activity The love interests Cole The leader of Aces Up He is the stereotypical bad boy and eludes a mysterious vibe that s often unsettling He is rebellious and takes high risks Max Shannon s secret crush He is sweet and charming But he has problems expressing and handling emotions and has broken her heart before What I liked I liked that Cole view spoilerdidn t get the girl I ll admit for a good 30 40% percent of the book I thought Shannon would end up with him Why The way they met was textbook for a classic hero and heroine s first encounter He was also was edgy rebellious rugged mysterious and loaded hide spoiler

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read & download Aces Up author Lauren Barnholdt Aces Up author Lauren Barnholdt characters à 107 Eeled 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'. I have to clarify that this is really a 3 12 I mean who wouldn t want to read about a secret society of poker players seriously This book was awesome in a light hearted laugh out loud funny uick and meaningful read I really enjoyed it Something about the writing style really appealed to me it was like I was actually there apart of the story and going along for the rideI loved all the characters Shannon was so real I could really understand her why she does what she does not to mention it s really hard not to love her Her relationship with her sister Robyn I loved they were in the same boat yet do completely different things to resolve the issue but they re there for each other always Mackenzie is probably my favorite character on account of how many times I laughed out loud at something she said And Max who pissed me off at times for being an ass was a great guyThe story itself was slightly unbelievable at points it just so happens that a kid at her school knows how to make fake birth certificates I don t think so The gambling and not getting caught slightly believable Despite that it was actually a great story about how taking the easy way out won t work And had some great poker talkOverall though it s short and sweet Aces Up sends a message that I think is worth a lot and definitely worth the read

  • Paperback
  • 272
  • Aces Up author Lauren Barnholdt
  • Lauren Barnholdt
  • English
  • 14 September 2018
  • 9780385738743