Book Title: Flat Share
Author: Beth O’Leary
Release Date: 20th February 2020
Book Type: Romantic Comedy
My Rating 5/5
Blurb on the back of the book
Their friends thing 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 pace the rest of the time. But with obsessive ex-boyfriends, wrongly imprisoned brothers and, of course, the fact that they still haven’t met yet, it seems this flatshare is more complicated than expected…..
I was totally captivated with this book. Right from the start i struggled to put the book down on several occasions. I especially loved the split dialogue and the way it was written. It really showed each characters personality and thoughts.
Leon is a palliative Care nurse who only works nights and is at his girlfriends, Kay at the weekend. Tiffy works as a publisher during the week. Leon needs cash and Tiffy needs somewhere cheap to live. So when she sees and advert for Leon’s flat she goes for it, despite her friends concerns. They share a flat and share a bed long before they even meet. As a form of communication Tiffy and Leon leave each other post it notes. Leon’s notes are quite short as he doesn’t always have much to say and is always in a hurry. Whereas Tiffy leaves long chatty notes. This reflects their personalities brilliantly.
Life is not all plain sailing!
Their lives are not smooth running as Leon’s brother Richie is in prison for an armed robbery that he didn’t do. With the help of Tiffys Lawyer friend Gerty they managed to get Richie out of prison.
Tiffy has a manipulative ex boyfriend Justin who left her for another woman. Justin is being fed information from one of Tiffys work colleagues, Martin. Justin keeps showing up at events Tiffy is at and even turns up at the flat only to be fended off by Leon. With the help of her friends and Leon Tiffy manages to escape the clutches of Justin for good.
Leon has a really big heart and is on a mission to find one of his patients, Mr Prior’s wartime lover Johnny White. With the help of Tiffy they visit lots of ‘Johnny White’s’ it could possibly be but it appears they were not having much luck.
At the end of the story Tiffy and Leon find their romantic connection and admit their feelings for each other. Leon surprises Tiffy with the most perfect proposal. They also manage to find Johnny White, Mr Priors wartime lover just in time.
It was a lovely romcom that i thoroughly enjoyed reading and i would recommend it. I really loved Beths writing style and i can’t wait to read The Switch.
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