Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday


Ace's Up by Lauren Barnholdt


Release Date: August 2010

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?

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How awesome is it that Lauren Barnholdt is not having one but TWO books coming out this year?! (It feels weird saying this year too, btw.) I saw this on Amy's blog the other day and let out a squeal! I knew it was coming out, but I guess I somehow missed that the cover had been released. Anywhoo, Lauren is just flat out awesome in her writing so I'm pumped for this one as well!

♥amber

10 comments:

LovesSam said...

the premise for this story reminds me a little of that movie 21...don't you think?? this still sounds really interesting, great pick :-)

Thao said...

I don't like the cover at all but the synopsis sounds pretty good! :)

brizmus said...

This kind of sounds funny to me, but I don't know it it's supposed to. . .

brizmus said...

This kind of sounds funny to me, but I don't know it it's supposed to. . .

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Love the cover! I want that dress. This sounds like a totally cute read.

confessionsofabookjunkie said...

Dropping by from A Passion for Books....This book sounds like a very interesting read...Off to add it to my wishlist!

P.S. adding you to my google reader so that I can visit on a regular basis! :)

Sab H. said...

Sounds good!!! I'll be adding it to my tiny little miniature TBR pile. ;D

prophecygirl said...

Hasn't Lauren got 3 books out this year? (Watch Me, One Night That Changes Everything + this?)

Sounds great to me! :)

Just Your Typical Book Blog said...

Yes, she does have three books coming out this year. Watch Me isn't a new book though, it's a re-release of Reality Chick.

Lauren said...

I'm looking forward to this one too! :)