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The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary

Tiffy and Leon share a flat

Tiffy and Leon share a bed

Tiffy and Leon have never met…

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…

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I one clicked the audio book on this one, as it was narrated my Carrie Hope Fletcher who I adore, she voiced the MC so very well, I loved listening to her voice as Tiffy!

This is a cute, heartwarming story that features Tiffy and Leon who have agreed on a rather unusual living arrangement, not only is Tiffy renting a room in Leond flat, but she’s renting his bed… however, the pair will never been in the flat at the same time, due to Leon’s long night shift hours. I was immediately intrigued by this arrangements, it’s such an unusual plot line, so original.

During their unusual flat-share living situation, they start to leave simple notes for one another, their unique way of communicating as they never see each other, in fact they’ve never even met.

Along with the fluffy, cute and entertaining elements sighing the story, there was a whole other underlying storyline dealing with struggles such as emotional abuse, stalking and another character going through false imprisonment. These were pretty serious subjects, weaves through the story and written so very well, the way the characters dealt with these struggles was portrayed in a way that was believable. It all felt rather realistic and on some parts worrying, obviously some of these things might be trigger warnings for some, I think the author wrote those parts very well.

I think the first half of the book was a slower lead up, it’s within the second half that most of the bigger things happen, I didn’t however get bored at any point, I loved the story the whole way through.

I really enjoyed the dual POV’s, I always love when the story is told from both characters! I loved the interactions, the side characters, the quirkiness and humour that was mixed in with the drama and romance, it was all in all a really great read, and really well written.

I highly recommend this one, I’m so glad I chose the audio book as well! The narration was brilliant!

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