- Title The Flatshare
- Author Beth O'Leary
- Year 2019
- Genres Romance, Contemporary
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...
I really enjoyed this book. I picked it up because Apple’s Bookstore was recommending it and I liked the concept of a couple that never meet but correspond mostly through notes.
It was even better than I thought it was going to be, especially considering the two heroes don’t even meet until at least halfway through. But you’re gripped by the two lives, each having their own problems that somehow keep them apart but also drive them closer together.
It wasn’t at all predictable but totally believable, and it really dragged you into the situation these two find themselves in - wanting to know more about each other whilst also respecting the rules. And it all works out into a happy ending, of course, but it’s a hell of a ride getting there.
Rating: 5 / 5