Wednesday, January 16, 2013

WAITING ON WEDNESDAY (41): "The Trouble with Flirting" by Claire LaZebnik

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine to highlight upcoming releases we're anxiously awaiting. 

The Trouble With Flirting 
by Claire LaZebnik

Expected Publication: February 26, 2013
Young Adult Contemporary/Romance -- Harper Teen

Franny's supposed to be working this summer, not flirting.  But you can't blame her when guys like Alex and Harry are around. . . . Franny Pearson never dreamed she'd be attending the prestigious Mansfield Summer Theater Program.  And she's not, exactly.  
She's working for her aunt, the resident costume designer.  But sewing her fingers to the bone does give her an opportunity to spend time with her crush, Alex Braverman.  If only he were as taken with the girl hemming his trousers as he is with his new leading lady.  When Harry Cartwright, a notorious flirt, shows more than a friendly interest in Franny, she figures it can't hurt to have a little fun.  
But as their breezy romance grows more complicated, can Franny keep pretending that Harry is just a carefree fling?  And why is Alex suddenly giving her those deep, meaningful looks?  In this charming tale of mixed messages and romantic near-misses, one thing is clear: Flirting might be more trouble than Franny ever expected.
WHY I'M WAITING: I love Jane Austen retellings and Mansfield Park isn't one that is used very often so I'm excited to see how the author does with it.  Also, I read and enjoyed LaZebnik's other retelling, Epic Fail, which was inspired by Pride and Prejudice.  My review of that book can be found here.


  1. I have not come across this book before. Thanks so much for bringing it to my attention. Happy Reading! Here is my WoW for this week!

  2. This sounds cute and fun although I'm not a fan of love triangles and worry this is heading there. I have ever read anything by Jane Austen so I rarely notice when things are retellings lol Thanks for stopping by!

    1. I'm not usually a fan of love triangles either, but I think I can deal with this one because of the Mansfield Park connection.

  3. I've never read any of Jane Austen's work, so I'm not sure what to expect, but it does sound like a fun read! Enjoy!

    1. Austen is one of my favorites! Mansfield Park isn't the best book she wrote, but it is still good. LaZepnik did a good job with Pride and Prejudice so I'm trusting her with this one. Thanks for visiting!

  4. I haven't read Mansfield Park, but The Trouble with Flirting sounds like a cute romance :)


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