Alison here ~
Title: The Flatshare
Author: Beth O’Leary
Release Date: May 28, 2019
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Blurb: 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?
So, I just finished The Flatshare and very much enjoyed it! In the beginning it threw me off following Leon’s character because he doesn’t like using pronouns but I got the hang of it. This is definitely a story for those of you that enjoy quirky characters. Tiffy loves to dress herself and her home in lots of color and flare. And she enjoys talking. A lot. Leon, not so much.
But they strike up a connection through sticky notes and that was one of my favorite things about this story. The sticky note cuteness just made the story for me all the way through. I also enjoyed watching the growth in Tiffy’s character. She’s coming out of a relationship that isn’t pretty, but she struggled to see it as such. I think this book could be a great eye-opener for a lot of women!
There are also some very sweet and sometimes tough stories going on with the side characters, and I enjoyed watching how those story lines played into Leon and Tiffy’s story. And I appreciated that although there were some tough topics handled it never felt heavy or full of angst. I just wasn’t in the mood for anything heavy.
The only dislikes for me were the negative political mentions (y’all know I just don’t enjoy politics in my romances whether I agree or not), and I would have liked to understand Leon’s not using pronouns. It was such a unique trait, but there was never any explanation or exploration into the why.
Overall, I definitely recommend it for contemporary romance fans! 4.5 Stars!