Aces Up. Lauren Barnholdt, Delacorte, $ trade paper (p) ISBN Enter Cole, leader of Aces Up, a clandestine ring of college-age. Aces Up by Lauren Barnholdt – book cover, description, publication history. Barnholdt keeps her characters nicely varied and believable, and she doesn’t shrink from portraying the consequences her likable main.

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So when some hot guy actually offered you in a secret organization called Aces Up, I think there’s that curiosity to find out more.

ACES UP by Lauren Barnholdt | Kirkus Reviews

The book Aces Up was definitely an interesting and weird read. It was then when things had gone really wrong and she had made enough mess that she cried to the person whom she had ignored in the first place. I don’t think so. Preview — Aces Up by Lauren Barnholdt. Which, surprisingly, was actually a really great idea if she would have pulled i This book doesn’t even deserve the OK rating I gave it.

Anyway, the book was really good. I found this story particular interesting because it feels exciting knowing that a groups has a game plan to win money. Shannon, is extremely smart and I find her quirky and hilaious. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The quick and easy money seems a pretty big tempation, but it is only after Shannon is rejected by her long-term crush, Max, that she seems keen to try Aces Up. I just wanted to get on with the story.

All in all not one of my favs of Barnhold Aces Up was just an ok read for me.

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She gives the guy a huge smile and drops it in her tip cup. 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. The way they met was textbook for a classic hero and heroine’s first encounter. All in all, this was a very surprising read!

I think I was expecting something cutesy and fluffy and something closer to what the cover feels to me when I look at it, but instead the tone felt scandalous more then anything. Things start to heat up when she’s approached by a mysterious card player who is part of a secret poker society and makes her an offer she can’t refuse. I would, too, if I was risking hundreds of dollars. Apr 23, Amy rated it liked it.

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So she decides to bankroll her own way and finds a high-paying job waitress llauren a casino. Most of us read books to escape and Aces Up was a great escape.

Throughout the book this girl just whines and complains and says the dumbest things. Luckily for her, she got brains and began to use them. Not too friendly around here, are they? She is sought out by Cole, the leader of the secret club, because of her amazing math skills. Me gusta el que se mostrara el valor de la amistad; porque asi como amistades nacieron de este lio otras se reforzaron: A flimsy, totally stretchable piece of fabric.

Her boss is a tyrant, her coworker is nuts, and her chances of balancing a tray full of drinks while lajren high-heeled shoes are slim to none. U; plot moves fairly quickly after the initial gambling starts and the real fun begins.


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But when Shannon musters up the nerve to kiss Max and he doesn’t react bqrnholdt all, the allure of Aces Up and its sexy eighteen-year-old leader, Cole, is suddenly too powerful to ignore. Now, Max is the one that I like. Both in her love life and in the choices she has made regarding school, her family, her job and with Aces Up.

I just loved how he could sympathise with girl troubles as if he really understood. Quotes from Aces Up. Out of ten, I give this book a 2 and I would not suggest reading it. This story totally reminds of laurren movie After all the secrecy, Shannon learns some secrets and finally gets her heard on straight.

She gets a fake ID and a fake birth certificate to trick her boss into believing her. The story started off with a high school girl name Shannon who was hired to be a coctail waitress at a casino without being revealed that she was an underaged. Ah, who knew I would fall in love with Aces Up?

What I liked – I liked that Cole view spoiler [didn’t get the girl. She sets her pen down on her clipboard and looks at me. Recap of the night so far in numbers: To view it, click here. And then a bunch of other stuff happenes cause I don’t wanna ruin the book for anyone. I feel like she just throws a bunch of people together and calls it a book.