I have just finished reading a really new book, actually. It was published on 10th April 2019, and this is the book I am going to post about today! The story turned out nothing like I thought it would, but it was still good anyway, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I will explain more throughout my post.
This weeks book is –
The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary
“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 rule-book out the window…”
I really try not to include spoilers in my book review posts, but they are really hard to avoid in this one, so please don’t read on if you haven’t read it and would like to!
So basically, I thought Leon was going to turn out to be a super creepy person that was going to murder Tiffy (haha). But in fact, Leon was a sweet guy, and him and Tiffy end up being together. Leon is a nurse at a hospice and works night shifts, and Tiffy works as an editor during the day – so they always get the bed to themselves. Tiffy actually moved in without even meeting Leon – I thought this was a red flag to say that he was a murderer, also. Months go by before they actually meet each other. They mainly communicate via sticky notes, then it becomes texting, then finally talking in real life. They met each other in the funniest way.
Leon was pretty quite, reserved and awkward, but really ends up opening up more towards the end. Tiffy was kind, loud and surrounded by drama. Leon also has a brother that has been wrongfully imprisoned, so there is drama on his side regarding that.
There wasn’t a dull moment in this book. It always made you wanting to find out more. I couldn’t wait for the part where they met, as I wondered how it would happen. But even after this, there were so many things happening that it didn’t get boring afterwards.
I would recommend this as a read, for a cute and quirky fiction and romance book.
About the Author
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 within reach of London, and wrote her first novel, The Flatshare, on her train journey to and from work.
You’ll usually find her curled up with a book, a cup of tea, and several woolly jumpers (whatever the weather).
The genres for this one is romance, contemporary, women’s fiction, fiction & adult.
I rate this one a 9/10!