Prompt: A book with at least a four-star rating on Goodreads
I am late to The Flatshare party! So many people have read and recommended Beth O’Leary’s bestseller. It has recently been published in paperback and was My Book Moment’s popular fiction choice for February.
What it’s about:
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…
What I think:
I loved this book!
The weather this Easter has been glorious, and we’ve been stuck at home so this made perfect feel good lockdown read sitting in the garden sunshine.
I really like Tiffy and her friends. There is something about the bonds you have with university friends and Tiffy has these with Mo and Gerty. They support her, even when they don’t agree with her decisions and. Her friendship with colleague Rachel is fun and generous and between them they help Tiffy come to the realisation that her relationship with her ex-boyfriend was not what she thought it was.
Leon is introverted and kind and attractive. While Tiffy is warm and fills a room with colour, he is quiet and doesn’t open up to people. His feelings for Tiffy develop slowly and it is so wonderful to read.
The notes that Tiffy and Leon leave each other and the alternate chapters told from each other’s point of view are funny and sincere and so heart-warming, I devoured this wanting to know what was going to happen next.
This is absolutely the perfect book to be reading right now. It’s full of fun, kindness and people coming together in unexpected ways. I’m off to order The Switch which is out next week 😀
If you want to read The Flatshare head to:
Waterstones: click here
Amazon.co.uk: click here