Book Review: The Flat Share by Beth O’Leary

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Published: May 2019 by Hachette Australia.

Price: $32.99

Genre: Contemporary, Romance Fiction.

Page Count: 394

My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars.

Sypnosis from Hachette Australia:

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 Review:

I recieved a copy of this book to review from the publisher, Hachette Australia, in exchange for an honest review – all thoughts are my own.

This was such a cute, wholesome read! I absolutely adored the uniqueness of this story, especially how Tiffy and Leon, who become flat mates but due to their very different schedules, they don’t actually meet for a good while and communicate by post it notes that they dot throughout the flat, it’s such so refreshing and quirky!

I love also how this book was told from both Tiffy and Leon’s perspective, I just loved reading from both their points of view! It was so cute and fun when their narratives started to intersect and I found myself just dying for them to meet face to face!! I loved their instant chemistry and curiosity towards one another though, their thoughts on one another, Tiffy, as she moves into the Flat, noticing aspects of Leon’s life, and in turn I just thought it was so divine how Leon couldn’t help but be intrigued by how Tiffy decorated the flat with a cozy but very colourful blanket, actually, I found myself loving (and being slightly amused) by his reactions to her eclectic and colourful taste, which I loved! They’re both just such a perfect contrast to one another and I loved every minute of this book!

Tiffy herself is such a great character! She’s got such a unique taste in fashion and is so quirky, I thought it was just wonderful and refreshing! She also has a small but wonderful circle of friends, there’s the dynamic duo that is Gerty and Mo, and Tiffy’s workmate Rachel, who I just found to be such a crack up sometimes! I love how Tiffy’s friends were able to help her come to terms with how much of a creep her ex boyfriend is and how toxic his behaviour was towards her! I was definitely cheering at how fabulous this friendship circle is and I love their playful banter with one another!!

I found Beth O’Leary’s writing to be so addictive and enjoyable, this book just felt like such a wholesome, heartwarming read! Often, it felt like I was falling into a warm embrace as I was reading this, I couldn’t not get caught up in the utter cozy that was this book!! There were definitely some heart wrenching moments too, when Justin just thinks he can worm his way back into Tiffy’s life, causing her to relive some of the sheer trauma he caused her, I just wanted to hug her! All the more reason I am glad that Tiffy has such a supportive network of friends and her blooming bond with Leon! Both characters had such great development and in turn it was just fabulous as their interactions grew!

If you enjoy romance novels or are just after a super cute, cozy read, I definitely recommend this book!

Happy Reading,

Brooklyn.

Q: Have you read The Flat Share? Let me know your thoughts below!!

About the author (from Hachette Australia):

Beth studied English at university before going into children’s publishing. She lives as close to the countryside as she can get while still being in reach of London, and wrote her first novel, The Flatshare, on her train journey to and from work.

She is now writing novels full time, and if she’s not at her desk, you’ll usually find her curled up somewhere with a book, a cup of tea, and several woolly jumpers (whatever the weather).

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