The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary

The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Today on my book blog, I’m sharing another one of my 5 star reviews from 2020. I read and reviewed debut novel, The Flatshare back in February 2020 having read a copy on my Kindle. I have subsequently read and reviewed The Switch (see https://mentoringmumof2bookreviews.home.blog/2020/04/07/bookreview-the-switch-by-beth-oleary-publication-date-16-4-2020/ ) and I’m looking forward to reading The Road Trip, being published by Quercus in April 2021.

Synopsis:

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…

My thoughts:

I bought the ebook in the summer of 2019 and finally read it in February 2020 after seeing many positive reviews on Readers First, Twitter and the Motherload Facebook page. I’m happy to be able to say that I also enjoyed the book, great characters and story, and I didn’t want the story to end.

I enjoyed the way the story moved between following the two main characters Leon and Tiffy – it was a little slow to start with as we got to know the characters and their back stories but quickly became a “I don’t want to put this down” page turner.

Loved the idea of them leaving helpful notes and home cooked meals for each other – sounded much better than some of my experiences of sharing a house as a student. Certain events were definitely laugh out loud moments, especially the shower in the morning.




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By Karen K is reading

An avid reader from the age of 4. Love escaping into a good novel after a busy day working with students. Mum of teenagers. Adopter of dogs.

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