The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary

the flatshare

4/5 stars


Fiction – Contemporary Romance

Goodreads Summary

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… 


This was a super sweet contemporary romance! It took me a little bit to get into this book, although I think that was more of my being in a book rut than the book’s content. I also found that I had to adjust to the writing, as a lot of it is written in sentence fragments. As a grammar freak, this wasn’t ideal for me, but I did get used to it.

I enjoyed both main characters, the depth to each of them, and the overall flow of the book. The chapters switch between Tiffy and Leon and are only a few pages each, making this very readable. I loved the build up to Tiffy and Leon finally meeting. The author really established them both well as individual characters before combining their lives in any way. The way in which the two communicate via post-it notes is quite adorable.

Another notably well done feature of this book was that Tiffy isn’t your typical petite blonde bombshell. It was super refreshing to have a female lead that was tall, big boned, and a redhead. Her eclectic taste and spunky ways only enhanced her character in positive ways.

I enjoyed the overall premise of this book, which is why I gave it 4 stars, but it definitely is a forgettable one for me. I finished it about a week ago and am already having a hard time remembering most details.

(I also just finished another rom-com last night so that one is at the forefront of my mind currently. Note to self: write review immediately after finishing book.)

Available May 28th!

Thank you to Flatiron Books for my Advance Reader Copy. All opinions expressed are my own.

Author Beth O’Leary’s website

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