Title: The Flatshare
Author: Beth O’Leary
Published: April 18th 2019
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…
Tiffy and Leon … This book was a slow whiny start but if you push past Tiffy’s terrible life choices you will hit a pretty great read. The plot was something I had not seen before and that was pretty refreshing. I have been reading a bunch of adult romance and to hit something new was amazing. Not sure what is going on with character job selection by authors, but the last 3 books I have read the main character is in the publishing world.
The story follows TIffy and Leon as they attempt to share an apartment and bed. The story starts with Tiffy as she is leaving a pretty toxic relationship, with low funds and newfound debt she begins to flatshare with Leon. He has the apartment and bed 9 to 5 and she has it nights and weekends. The two share notes back and forth to make the smooth transition of 2 strangers sharing a place. The beginning is quite slow and frustrating, but once the relationship takes off the story pace picks up and the plot gets cute.
The characters are easy to relate to and throughout the story, you are able to watch them grow. With both characters coming out of terrible relationships and making new life choices. They both rebuild and become better people as these two strangers build a relationship and help each other through life’s trials and tribulations.
I really enjoyed this book I flew through it in only 2 days. When I finished the book I had given it 5 stars, but after sitting on it a few days and writing the review for the book I finished right before it I have had to revise that to a 3.5 to 4 star. The story is high on my favourites this year but when compared to the other 5 stars I had recently there really is no comparison. That being said I do highly recommend this read. It was fast, fun and quirky; if you love romance you are sure to love this.
READ, ENJOY, AND ESCAPE!