Lauren Price‘s second YA novel has been snapped up by Campbell Brown at Black & White Publishing! The hilarious romcom Behind Frenemy Lines is set to hit shelves in May 2022.

Lauren’s debut YA novel, The Bad Boy Stole My Bra, was published by Black & White Publishing in July 2018 and rights have sold in France, Italy, Indonesia, Poland, Germany and Turkey.

Lauren Price’s new YA novel, Behind Frenemy Lines, follows star student Erika Monroe, who is approached to plot the expulsion of Chase Thatcher in return for a scholarship to her dream college. She finds the idea of ending his reign as Lindale High’s notorious flirt and rule-breaker too tempting to refuse. 

But as Erika finds herself increasingly entangled in a web of lies, moral dilemmas and bad behaviour (not to mention those pesky feelings), it quickly becomes clear that her path to Stanford won’t be as clear-cut as she had hoped. Confronted by decisions about who she is and what she stands for, how long can Erika continue to hide behind frenemy lines?

Campbell said: “We love the authentic way Lauren writes and how close a relationship she has to her readers. Behind Frenemy Lines is a creative, fun-filled premise, with delightful characters that had us laughing out loud. Lauren has such a distinct voice in the YA genre, and we are so pleased to be working with her again to publish her new novel.”  

Lauren said: “I cannot believe that it’s almost time for Behind Frenemy Lines to meet the world. This book has been a passion project since I was 15 years old, and we have both grown so much since that wobbly first draft. This book means so much to me, and I am beyond thrilled to be able to share it.” 

Lauren Price hails from Coventry. She has loved writing for as long as she can remember, and spent her childhood with her nose in a book or writing short stories. She quickly discovered Wattpad and started posting online. It rapidly became a huge motivation for her as the reads and votes clocked up. She is currently studying English literature at the University of Lancaster.

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