Title: The Flatshare
Author: Beth o’Leary
Genre: Fiction / Contemporary / Romance
First published: 2019
Edition: Kindle e-book, published by Quercus
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…
Yes, I absolutely get what the fuss is about. This was a very good romance book indeed.
Not only are both main characters absolutely adorable, but their voices are distinctive and the writing of their POV chapters suit their personalities so well.
Although the romance was cute, the thing brought it just that notch above other books in this genre I have read in recent times were the subplots. The emotional abusive ex (unfortunately been there…), Leon’s brother in prison, even the search for the illusive Johnny White. They really elevated the story beyond a simple romance story.
The storyline was definitely a little too convenient times, sometimes a tad implausible, but it did not stop me from really warming to this story and these characters.
If you are thinking about reading this book and you haven’t yet, just do it, it’s fun and it will lift your spirits!
6 out of 7 stars