Book Review: The Flat Share by Beth O’Leary

A gorgeous Rom-Com that is guaranteed to leave you with that warm fuzzy feeling!

The Flat Share by Beth O’Leary
432 Pages
Out Now! 

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…

4 / 5

It really is such a lovely book, everything you could want from a rom-com. At times I felt like it was a movie rather than a book (it would definitely make a great film). 

Each chapter is from the narrative of either Tiffy or Leon. As they share a flat but never see each other, they instead communicate via post-it notes left around the house. I really enjoyed these parts of the book and could quite happily have read more notes between the both of them. 

As with all rom-coms I think we all know what’s going to happen. But even if I did already predict the ending it was a fun ride getting there, especially the horrible ex boyfriend ruining things along the way – as I said it could be a film! 

My favourite character was Leon, he was just so sweet, although I did find the writing style for his sections a little hard to read at times, just because his sentences were brief and quite stuttered. It makes sense though as it reflects his personality compared to Tiffy who is flamboyant and very chatty which is reflected in the writing style of her chapters! 

Overall I loved it and would quite happily read it again because it just made me smile….plus I’m missing Leon.

Have you read this? What did you think? Let me know in the comments below.

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