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The Trouble With Flirting by Claire LaZebnik Book Review

The Trouble With Flirting
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.
I remember reading Epic Fail when it first came out and I love Jane Austen retellings, so I was happy to give The Trouble With Flirting a try. It was a very cute, fun book that told a great story!

The Trouble With Flirting centered around Franny’s summer at theater camp. While there, she reunites with her childhood crush, Alex, and also starts flirting with another camper, Harry. 

Franny was an awesome main character. I think all the great different characters definitely contributed to what made this book so good. She was working with her aunt on wardrobe for summer, and was a very down-to-earth, friendly person. At first, I liked Alex. He soon became just too wishy-washy, especially with him never seeming to figure out which girl he liked. Over time, he definitely lost his appeal. Harry, on the other hand, was someone I didn’t even consider at first. I eventually realized just how funny and nice of a guy he was. I hoped Fanny would also grow to realize that, too ;)

Their was so much humor in the plot. That’s part of what I think made this book great. I loved the jokes, and the drama between various characters. Certain quotes had me laughing out loud. Also, the relationships between the characters were very realistic and relatable to read about. 

There were some side characters that I didn’t like too much, but overall, The Trouble With Flirting was great. I’d give it 3 1/2 out of 5 flowers.


  1. I'm still dying to read Epic Fail and now I have to bump this book up as well! The characters sound excellent and the humor sounds wonderful. Of course, bonus points for it being at a summer camp! It just sounds so entertaining and cute! Love the review :)

    Sunny @ Blue Sky Bookshelf

  2. I still have to read this one. I really liked Epic Fail.

  3. I haven't read Epic Fail and I haven't heard of this one before but I think I'll skip both. I have read one retelling of Jane Austen's books and I still have nightmares. I'm glad you enjoyed this one :)

  4. I love Jane Austen retellings, so I'm glad to hear this one is good. :) I'll have to give it a try soon! Great review.

  5. I am so excited to pick this book up. It sounds so cute and I also love humour in contemporary books, and I'm looking forward to reading all the jokes. I can't wait to meet the characters and the romance sounds intriguing. I'm glad it was realistic. I love that too! :D

    Glad you enjoyed this one, Montana!

    Awesome review!

    ~ Maida
    Literary Love Affair


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