Review: The Flatshare by Beth O'Leary
Tiffy Moore and Leon Twomey each have a problem and need a quick fix.
Tiffy’s been dumped by her cheating boyfriend and urgently needs a new flat. But earning minimum wage at a quirky publishing house means that her choices are limited in London.
Leon, a palliative care nurse, is more concerned with other people’s welfare than his own. Along with working night shifts looking after the terminally ill, his sole focus is on raising money to fight his brother’s unfair imprisonment.
Leon has a flat that he only uses 9 to 5. Tiffy works 9 to 5 and needs a place to sleep. The solution to their problems? To share a bed of course...
As Leon and Tiffy’s unusual arrangement becomes a reality, they start to connect through Post-It notes left for each other around the flat.
Can true love blossom even in the unlikeliest of situations?
Can true love blossom even if you never see one another?
Or does true love blossom when you are least expecting it?
The Flatshare was such a wholesome, cute and comforting book. I absolutely adored the way that Leon and Tiffy each have their own sort of writing styles when we get each POV, and you could easily tell who was speaking.
This is the sort of book where you pretty much know what's going to happen and you know there will be a happy end, but you still love every moment. You just love the journey the characters go through. It's kind of like watching a Rom-Com with Jennifer Anniston in it - you pretty much know what's going to happen, but does that stop you?
I have to say, this isn't the genre I usually go for when I'm picking out a book - I generally tend to go with a Fantasy or Thriller or something, but I definitely loved it. It was so cute, so quick and so easy to read. Just coming out a reading slump, it was just what I needed.
The characters are cute, the story is unique and it's an easy, light-hearted read. What more could you ask for in a book like this?
The issue was I had a 2000 word essay due in the next day, but I just couldn't put this one down. But I regretted nothing and if there's an issue with a book, the book being too good to put down is a pretty good issue to have.
The only reason why I gave it four stars instead of five, is because it's not really the sort of book I would read again. I will absolutely be reading more from this author, but I tend to keep my 5 stars for those books I would come back to.
Anyway, if you're looking for a lighthearted romance with a happy ending, this is absolutely the book you need.