Sunday, March 7, 2021

The Flatshare by Beth O'Leary


Title: The Flatshare
Author: Beth O'Leary
Publisher: Macmillan Audio; Unabridged edition
Release Date: May 28, 2019

Tiffy and Leon share a flatTiffy 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 a delightful story!

Meet her: Tiffy is going through a bad time. Her ex-boyfriend has kicked her out of his apartment and she needs a place to stay. She is a tall woman who dresses with things she enjoys and doesn't care what people think of it. She is an editor and currently, she is editing a crochet book. She has 3 great friends who support her despite her troubled relationship with Justin. 

Meet him: Leon is a hospice nurse. He is a quiet person, an introvert, bordering on a loner. His brother is in prison and Leon constantly worries about how to get him out. His relationship with his current girlfriend is at a standstill. Leon needs more money to be able to help his brother out and sharing his flat sounds like a good idea. 

As you can imagine, Leon offers his flat to Tiffy but they never meet. He works nights, she works days. 

They will never cross paths or will they?

I laughed, I smiled, I couldn't get enough of Tiffy and Leon. I loved how they started learning about each other because of what they ate, drink, read, dress, etc.

The best part was all the post-it notes. Really a fun read.

The audio was fantastic. Carrie Hope Fletcher and Kwaku Fortune brought both characters to life for me.

Cliffhanger: No

4/5 Fangs

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