Review: The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary

This book did not fit any of my challenge criteria.


Tiffy and Leon share a flat
Tiffy 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…

Image via Goodreads

What I liked:

This book is as comforting and inviting as Tiffy’s blanket. It’s the perfect blend of humour, emotion, suspense and love.

The premise was the first thing that caught my attention, and then the hype added to my want to read it. I wasn’t let down at all. It’s a real rom-com with a difference, and definitely one to watch in 2019.

I felt the story really picked up about halfway through the book, and once I was in, I was in. It’s a superbly strong debut novel, and has got me very excited about what could come next from Beth.

Each of the characters are warming and loveable. Except for Justin, who can get in the sea. I think every sibling pair should aspire to a relationship like Leon and Richie’s.

What I didn’t like:

There are a couple of rom-com tropes in here dotted throughout the book, but it’s nothing to majorly take away from my enjoyment of the book.

Out of five:

Four. Grab a plate of your favourite comfort food, wrap up in a blanket, and stick the fire on, and your evening is sorted.

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