Hi there booksters!
Today, I'll be discussing a wonderful romance by author Beth O'Leary.
The Flatshare by Beth O'Leary
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've heard a couple of mixed reviews about this one, but I got to say that I really enjoyed The Flatshare. The story was heartwarming and sweet, the characters were funny and complex--I think this is a book that's going to stay with me for some time.
While I truly did enjoy the plot, the protagonists, and all the post-it note shenanigans, there were two elements I wasn't crazy about: the author's voice and Leon's tone throughout the narrative. Some scenes in the novel felt overly detailed. I actually found myself skimming through excerpts a couple of times from how frequent it was. In regards to Leon's character, like other readers, I also noticed that his tone was strange. The words that come to mind are cold and standoffish.
Despite these two issues I had with The Flatshare, I did like the book overall.
To those who are interested in O'Leary's latest: pick it up and give it a shot! Just remember that if you're a reader who prefers steam and witty banter, this may not be for you.
Have you read The Flatshare?