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.