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!Download Epub á Card Sharks Ö Where are all the good men Marianne and her best friend, Bijoux, are dying to know Turns out they ve been holed up around card tables, playing Texas Hold em So Marianne and Bijoux decide it s time to up the ante and get in on the action But they never imagined that Marianne would have a seriously talented poker player lurking inside her And everyone knows what they say about lucky in cards I really wanted to like this book I really did As a female and a serious poker player, I thought the premise sounded intriguing I was sorely disappointed in the writing For example On page 76Bijoux shrugged and began picking her steps carefully up the stone walkway toward the front doorThen, not a paragraph laterBijoux picked her steps carefully up the stone walkway to the doorSame walkway, same front door.Later in the book, the author describes a scene at a table in the Wor I really wanted to like this book I really did As a female and a serious poker player, I thought the premise sounded intriguing I was sorely disappointed in the writing For example On page 76Bijoux shrugged and began picking her steps carefully up the stone walkway toward the front doorThen, not a paragraph laterBijoux picked her steps carefully up the stone walkway to the doorSame walkway, same front door.Later in the book, the author describes a scene at a table in the World Series of Poker WSOP main event She explains that a man in a green tracksuit is sitting so many seats to the character s right Only, a few sentences later, he s suddenly sitting to the character s left.In another spot, Marianne is sitting in the small blind holding two cards Supposedly the next hand, she s holding two different cards, but she s still in the small blind So not right.Half the time the names of professional poker players were spelled incorrectly.That s not to mention just the general typos Hello Where was the editor With respect to the author s research Well, some things were so bang on it was down right weird, because so much of it was so completely off She had obviously never been to the WSOP, let alone the main event, and she d obviously never been to the Rio hotel casino I ve been to both played in the main event The ending was too easily wrapped up, IMO.Needless to say, the book was a let down I only wish it were that easy to progress and so successfully achieve what Marianne did First of all, you have to know poker to read this book, otherwise you ll be completely lost The accuracy of the game was very well done and it was a good read altogether I enjoyed the characters very much in this book They were very easy to relate to and bring to life through your imagination The idea of having the main character be a female poker player is good in and of itself, and the rest of the book makes up for any possible shortcomings Great read