Blogmas Book Review: The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary


GoodReads Summary:
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…
The FlatshareReview:
Wow, I was not expecting to like this book as much as I did. I’ve heard so many people raving about it, but when I started, I was underwhelmed. That quickly changed.
I really liked Tiffy. She’s quirky and interesting. I adored her job and how much she loves it. I adored what a hard worker she was. She was also a good friend. Seeing her learn that her past might not be what she thought it was, was interesting and empowering in a way. Seeing her realize that her ex wasn’t who she thought he was, was relatable because I’ve been there and it’s hard to come out of that and piece yourself back together.
I had a bit more trouble with Leon’s chapters. The way they were written was honestly just irritating. Incomplete sentences and half thoughts. It was annoying. But I grew to love him. He valued family over everything and I adored that about him.
Two people sharing an apartment and a bed was honestly just so funny. Seeing these two try to live with one another but not actually with them was full of hilarity. I absolutely loved the back and forth through their notes to one another. It was wholesome as hell and well done.
Overall, I was surprised by how much I loved this book. It covers tough topics while also being a sweet romance. I think it was all very well done and I will definitely be reading more by this author in the future.

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.