The Flatshare by Beth O'Leary | Book Review

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I am a huge fan of rom-coms, if you have read my Recent Reads posts you might have noticed. As soon as I heard about this book, I couldn't wait to get my hands on it. I had heard nothing but great things going into this book and I was a little worried that it wouldn't live up to the hype. But I don't know what I was worried about because I absolutely loved it and I am already recommending it to everyone! 
The Flat Share by Beth O'Leary

"Tiffy and Leon share a flatTiffy and Leon share a bed, Tiffy and Leon have never met...

Tiffy Moore needs a cheap flat, and fast. Leon Twomey works nights and needs cash. Their friends think they're crazy, but it's the perfect solution: Leon occupies the one-bed flat while Tiffy's at work in the day, and she has the run of the place the rest of the time. 

But with obsessive ex-boyfriends, demanding clients at work, wrongly imprisoned brothers and, of course, the fact that they still haven't met yet, they're about to discover that if you want the perfect home you need to throw the rulebook out the window..."
My Review 

Tiffy and Leon are both unique characters and I loved that about them, even the side characters all had interesting storylines that I really enjoyed. I really liked Richie and I would have loved a bit more of him, especially at the end. All of the characters are really likeable, apart from that ex-boyfriend who made me really mad whenever he popped back in. I found Tiffy to be quite relatable and I loved her style!

 The writing style took me a couple of chapters to get used to but once I did I loved it and I found it to be brilliant. Tiffy's chapters are packed full whereas Leon's are to the point, exactly how his character is. 

This book has more depth than many of the rom-coms I have read recently and I'm glad about that because the topic of emotional abuse is important and it did resonate with me. I loved how Tiffy and Leon got to know each other through post-it notes and when they finally met, I couldn't stop smiling, it was one of my favourite chapters. Through the notes, you learn so much about them and the way they are sharing the flat. It's such a unique idea. 

This was my 100th read of 2019 and from start to finish, I really enjoyed it. I am usually not a huge fan of epilogues but that ending was perfection. It has a great pace, it's witty and a really enjoyable read. I was sad when it ended as I wasn't ready to say goodbye to these characters quite yet. 

The Flat Share is available in Hardcover and Kindle Edition - HERE



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