Wednesday Wishlist is a feature I started years ago. I spotlight a book that has been out for some time that I want to read and review.
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
Why I want to review it:
I read her book Watch Me a year or so ago. It was incredibly enjoyable to read. I read it all in one sitting. I am hoping this one will be just as refreshing.