Book Review: The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary

April 29, 2019 Book review 7 ★★★★★

I can’t remember the last time I gave a romance book 5 stars. They just don’t seem to fully do it for me anymore. Well until The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary came along and stole my jaded heart.

Thanks to Quercus for giving me for giving me a copy of this book for review consideration. As always, no matter what the source of the book, you get my honest, unbiased opinion.

Book Review: The Flatshare by Beth O’LearyThe Flatshare by Beth O'Leary
Published by Quercus on April 18, 2019
Genres: Chick Lit, Humor, Love & Romance
Pages: 400
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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Tiffy and Leon share a flatTiffy and Leon share a bedTiffy 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…


First Line of The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary

You’ve got to say this for desperation: it makes you much more open-minded.

My thoughts on The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary

I’ve all the love for

  • the unique blurb. It’s genius!
  • the adorable characters that I immediately fell in love with, especially our leading duo Tiff and Leon
  • the quirky friends who were loyal, hilarious and outspoken as the occasion demanded
  • all the post-it notes, from funny to tender, I was smitten with them
  • the chemistry and the lack of stupid misunderstanding which drives me crazy in most romance books.
  • the heartwarming feels that I got watching love triumph (yes even this cynic was charmed.)
Post it review!

If you need a laugh, a romance to swoon over, and quirky characters to fall in love with, then The Flatshare is the book for you.

Beth O’Leary…you have a new fan! If you keep writing fun, unconventional books with delightful characters, I’ll be queueing up to read them.

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Rating Report
Did I feel it?
Overall: five-stars

Who should read The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary ?

I’d highly recommend this to you, if you are looking for a light-hearted, fun book, that will give you all the warm and fuzzy feelings. Fans of authors like Sophie Kinsella, Lindsey Kelk and Carmel Harrington should also enjoy.

About Beth O'Leary

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).


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7 Responses to “Book Review: The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary”

  1. Sam@wlabb

    I keep seeing great reviews for this book. I am so glad I have an ARC of it. Quirky friends and low drama with heartwarming interactions is the perfect combination for me. It’s not too far down my spreadsheet. So excited about it!

  2. Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

    I like that the author incorporated sweet and tender post it notes in to her love story. Sounds unique and romantic. I love that this book had such great characters and gave you so many feels. I can see what it was a five star read Trish!

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