The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary @OLearyBeth @QuercusBooks #BookReview #20BooksforSummer #Book4 #Book623 #NetGalleyCountdown

Posted August 14, 2020 by Zoé in Book Reviews / 10 Comments

The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary @OLearyBeth @QuercusBooks #BookReview #20BooksforSummer #Book4 #Book623 #NetGalleyCountdownThe Flatshare by Beth O'Leary
Published by Quercus on April 10, 2019
Format: eARC
Source: Net Galley
Pages: 336

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...

So many thoughts are running through my head, the tears down my face but unequivocally this is what I believe love should be about. I will be ridiculed but I don’t care. I am a romantic by heart and I love all things romantic. I loved this story!!

In the beginning, I must admit when I read from Leon’s point of view I found it a struggle but that is because it was different. It wasn’t proper sentences, more like random thoughts by him. But when you get in the flow of the book, you see Leon grow in confidence and then his perspective begins to formulate better and he becomes whole.

This book has made me happy, I spent the book smiling. So much is going on, friendships are formed, mysteries to be solved, complete pig of an ex (that’s the PG rating of what I want to say), near misses and then that meet up. I always say this, I don’t care that we know what will happen, I am here for the journey. I love the journey that the characters go on to get where they need to be. By heck, this was a fab journey.

I am in awe of Tiffy, not only is she everything I’m not, shes tall I’m short, she’s gorgeous and most of all I WANT her flame-red hair! How can I be jealous of a book character but I am! Plus I want a post-it type of love like she has.

It is weird thinking of the main premise of the story, sharing someone’s bed but never meeting. I mean you just don’t know who you could end up with but it’s also a refreshing idea for a story and gives us a completely different take on a gorgeous love story.

The characters, and I mean all of them (bar 2), won my heart. They drive this book, they make this book heartfelt. The characters are dealing with different issues, and these aren’t the heart and flower issues. Everything is tackled delicately, and in a way that when Tiffy reflects, we reflect and we begin to see the truth. She has her own journey to go on, and this is not an easy one. It makes her more appealing to the reader because she is made real and she could be your friend. The whole ordeal had me raging, to experience that is no easy feat, but her own self-discovery is something that drew me to her and wants to go and get drunk with her because she is so much fun!

I am probably blinkered with this book, I’ve not read any reviews but I have seen the hype and I knew that I would love it before I read it. It’s my type of book when I’m not all up in the doom, gloom and ghosts. (Couldn’t think of a word to rhyme). I am a sucker for hearts and flowers, Prince Charming and the eccentric type of love and for me, this book has it all. If a book can make my face hurt from smiling so much, it’s done a job for me. I already feel this is a book that I will read again. It is such an easy and fun read, why would I not! And yes it’s so going to be on my book list at the end of the year, how can it not!!

I can’t wait to read The Switch and I have spied a new book coming out next year so I will quickly be adding that to my TBR list. I am excited already and I have not even read the blurb! LOL.

Until next time xxx

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10 responses to “The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary @OLearyBeth @QuercusBooks #BookReview #20BooksforSummer #Book4 #Book623 #NetGalleyCountdown

  1. Wonderful review Zoe. I love that it made your face hurt smiling. I loved The Switch, so will probably enjoy this one as well. I will have to get a hold of it, maybe the audiobook.