The Flatshare: Book Review


41393171._SY475_Title: The Flatshare
Author: Beth O’Leary
Genre: Romance/Contemporary
Publication Date: May 28th, 2019

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“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?” (Goodreads)


I had tried to get this one a couple of times from library and each time I ended up having to return it before I ever got to it. Too many books to read! You know what I mean? It’s hard to prioritize. I’m glad I did try for this one again because I ended up enjoying it quite a lot.

The book is split into two point-of-views. There is Tiffy who has been single for a couple months but has still been living with her ex who has moved on. She has a lot of emotional baggage due to that relationship and there is a lot of personal growth through out the book because of it. Then there is Leon. I wasn’t sure why his chapters had a different writing style and I wasn’t a fan of it. It just felt clunky. His character was pretty laid back and introverted. He was definitely the opposite of Tiffy and it was fun to see them share a flat. I will say that I didn’t feel like I ever connected with them but I did like reading about them.

My favorite part about this book was the notes between Tiffy and Leon. They were adorable and hilarious. I really enjoyed that they built their relationship from them and that it was such a slow-burn. It was just perfection!

The plot kept my attention throughout and I thoroughly enjoyed the twists that were included. I really wasn’t expecting a majority of them especially when it came to Tiff’s ex. He was a real dillweed and I wanted to just punch him. There were important topics discussed like emotionally abusive relationships and seeking help like therapy. I thought they were nicely written.

Overall, I really liked this book and its one that I think everyone should read if they like a slow-burn romance!


16 thoughts on “The Flatshare: Book Review

  1. This is a cute read! I’m always a fan of post-it notes in romances 😀 I’m glad I wasn’t the only one who thought the writing style for his chapters felt a bit… odd. Fab review Joanna! Jen

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  2. Lol dillweed! I love it! But he really was and I wanted to sucker punch him so bad too. Great review, Joanna! I’m so glad to hear that you ended up enjoying this one too. Definitely one of my favorite romances this year — it was so feel good in the end! Reading about Tiffy and Leon was like getting lots of warm hugs 🥰 I’m keen to see what the author comes up with next!

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