The Flatshare #BookReview #NetGalley

Written by Beth O’Leary

 

 

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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…

 

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Original, Unique .. and Quite Enthralling!  Stars 5

 

What an amazing debut! Original, unique .. and quite enthralling!

Tiffy needs a place to lay her head at the end of the day – quickly, cheaply and in London. Leon needs to raise some extra cash – and fast. Working constant night shift and staying over at his girlfriend’s home each weekend, gives him the notion to not only flat-share, but as he has a one-bedroom apartment, it also needs to be a room-share and a bed-share. Not the easiest choice, but needs must and as it suits both of them, so begins home-sharing for Tiffy and Leon who have yet to meet each other.

This is a book which grabbed my attention from the first and kept it til the last. We learn so much about the lives of Tiffy and Leon; their work, their friends,, their relationships and then they need to learn about each other without actually being able to picture their opposite number. I loved the idea of this before I opened my kindle, and I love it even more now I’ve read it all. The basis of the story is cleverly developed, and expands into an excellent first novel with beautiful writing and a tale which flows smoothly with plenty of ups and downs so the reader is never absolutely exactly sure where it’s leading. With several intertwining stories all wrapped up into one, it’s a fab read! I really hope that Beth O’Leary is making progress with her second novel, because I want to read it! An absolutely splendid 5* book.

My thanks to publisher Quercus for my copy via NetGalley. All opinions give here are, of course, entirely my own.

 

Tags: rom-com
  • Format: ebook, paperback, hardcover
  • Size: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Quercus
  • Publication Date: 10 April 2019
  • Purchase Links: Google Play
  •                                 Barnes & Noble
  •                                 Kobo
  •                                 W. H. Smith
  •                                 Waterstones

 

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Meet the Author

 

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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 in reach of London, and wrote her first novel, The Flatshare, on her train journey to and from work.

She is now writing novels full time, and if she’s not at her desk, you’ll usually find her curled up somewhere with a book, a cup of tea, and several woolly jumpers (whatever the weather).

 

 

Follow Beth

Twitter: @OLearyBeth

 

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