The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary

flatThe Flatshare
Author Beth O’Leary
Publisher Quercus | 2019
Pages 400
romance | contemporary

4 stars

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… (from Goodreads)

This review is spoiler-freeeee! 🙂 

I put this on hold at the library last month during my rom-com marathon, but it didn’t come through till last week! Work has been insanely hectic the past couple of weeks, so when I finally got around to starting this, I was super tired. My sleepiness resulted in my outrage when I got to Leon’s first chapter and thought my brain was broken because the writing and the format was so weird. It actually made me say NOPE and resolve to DNF it (which I’ll admit, was a sleep-induced overreaction). A couple days later I decided to try again because I saw so many great ratings for it on Goodreads, and I’m really glad I gave it another shot!

“It’s weird how easily you can get to know someone from the traces they leave behind when they go.”

Leon and Tiffy’s relationship was super cute and it was fun to see it evolve through their post-it conversations. The premise is really interesting and made it all the more fun when they finally met and started hanging out! Most of the supporting characters were great, too. There’s definitely some darkness to this book, mostly involving stalking and emotional abuse from Tiffy’s past relationship, but other than that it was a fun, quick read!

Trigger warning: stalking, gaslighting, emotional abuse

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