Book Review: The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary

Published: 28th May 2019 by Flatiron Books
336 pages
Kindle edition

Tiffy Moore and Leon Twomey each have a problem and need a quick fix.

Tiffy’s been dumped by her cheating boyfriend and urgently needs a new flat. But earning minimum wage at a quirky publishing house means that her choices are limited in London.

Leon, a palliative care nurse, is more concerned with other people’s welfare than his own. Along with working night shifts looking after the terminally ill, his sole focus is on raising money to fight his brother’s unfair imprisonment.

Leon has a flat that he only uses 9 to 5. Tiffy works 9 to 5 and needs a place to sleep. The solution to their problems? To share a bed of course…

As Leon and Tiffy’s unusual arrangement becomes a reality, they start to connect through Post-It notes left for each other around the flat.

Can true love blossom even in the unlikeliest of situations?
Can true love blossom even if you never see one another?
Or does true love blossom when you are least expecting it?


I simply adored this book!

As soon as I read what it is about I knew it will be an enjoyable read. Such a great idea for the plot. How many of us are only half living in our flats, if we could rent it out for the time we are never there for some extra cash, would we? Seeing signs of someone living ‘with’ you but never meet them? It’s mad, isn’t it? How about sharing THE SAME BED!

Hilarious post-it exchanges sent me to hysterics on many occasions and definitely helped to connect with characters more.

I don’t remember when a book made me laugh so much. Leon’s awkwardness and Bo’s craziness. I just loved them! And heartbreaking back story made it even so much more than just a ‘funny’ book.

This book won’t be out until next year but if you can, pre-order it or put in on your wish list as it’s so worth the read.


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