Beth OLeary: The Flatshare



Ng seen ach other Leon s chapters were very different in style The sentences were shorter and direct and I liked how they conveyed his way of thinking The two POV s were distinct and I loved how you could clearly tell them apart While this style of writing probably isn t Defying Shadows (Rising Shadows everyone s cup of tea Injoyed the hell out of it I am so glad I read this It is being added to my favourites list and I will definitely give it a reread I can t wait to see what The Great Orange Leonard Scandal (Tall Tales Series; 4) else Beth O leary has in store for us TW EMOTIONAL ABUSE EMOTIONAL MANIPULATION STALKINGPre weekend buddy read with my gal Warda Three dull unsatisfied stars gave my shiny place in the minority among the readers who gave so much stars to this one I mostly like chic lit booksspecially written by Irish and British writers I like Marian Keyes books which shouldn t be defined as soft chic lit ones because of the characters heavy baggages and Tangled Webs (The Black Jewels, emotional problems alcoholism denial the dead of loved ones abuse victimsOn this book our heroine Tiffi suffers frommotional abuse and with flashbacks of her relationship she And here you are book going on my favourites list This was a pleasant surprise in the best way possible I knew that I would A Fairly Honourable Defeat enjoy it but I fell in love instead It s a uiet heartwarming story that follows Tiffy and Leon Both have agreed on an unusual arrangement between themselves and are sharing not only a flat but a bed together But they don t seeach other Tiffy has the apartment to herself in the venings and when she s off to work that s when Leon comes home During this arrangement they xchange very simple ordinary notes that are left around the apartment and slowly their lives starts to intertwine without them meaning to I was Elisabeth Shue 135 Success Facts - Everything You Need to Know about Elisabeth Shue expecting something fluffy and cute and whilst thoselements were there the underlying tone of the story was a lot serious They re dealing with their own demons and struggles and are on survival mode till that fails them It all felt very realistic and honest and true to real life I just loved verything about this story the format it was told in the alternate POVs how well we got to know the characters and how much it meant to me to see them succeed It was uirky clever and Tiffy and Leon s personalities shined through the writing I was in their world whilst reading and wanted to be a part of their world I m already missing these characters I know I won t forget them anytime soon It s amazing that this is a debut novel I need of Beth O Leary s stories in my life I ve got 3 days to read this before I have to return it to the library self made Challenge accepte. Ould stay up or down Even though they are opposites they soon become friends And then maybe But falling in love with your roommate is probably a terrible ideaespecially if you've never metWhat if your roommate is your soul mate A joyful uirky romantic comedy Beth O'Leary's The Flatshare is a feel good novel about finding love in the most unexpected of wa.

This book is now a Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for romance and it s also MY Goodreads Choice for romance meaning this is very good and I njoyed reading it and also Goodreads was involved When I first read the synopsis of this book I thought I think I ll like this very muchThen I read a little bit of it and thought Actually I do not think this is going to go very well In fact I think this is going to go rather badly Then I finished it and thought As I said and as I a liar always believed I would I liked this very muchWhen I saw this book about two people who don t know ach other who share a flat one has it in the day and one at night and that they communicate via Post It notes until they inevitably fall in love I believe it is impossible to conduct pistolary interactions with someone over a long period of time and not fall in love with them I believed this would be light and fluffy and adorable and just now available in both hardback and Gone (Gone, eBook format in the UK IrelandYasssssss Oh I have been waiting for a book like this one to come along FOR YEARS The Flatshare isxactly what I want from a romantic comedydramedy type book It s got hugely likeable protagonists in the form of Tiffy and Leon a highly original setup for the meeting of these two characters a cast of interesting supporting characters and side storylines but most of all It feels fresh Hallelujah for that I have found myself getting so jaded when it comes to this genre of book but this one is a veritable diamond in the rough The Flatshare does not feel like so many of the countless romantic comedydramedy books I ve read throughout the yearsThe setup for this book is a bit bonkers but it really works Tiffy and Leon are flatmates with a twist They share a bed But Leon is in the flat only during the day as he works night shifts Whereas Tiffy is in the flat at nights and on the weekends Their lives are so separate that they haven t Threads Of The Shroud even met I mean we know where this is going right BUT THE JOURNEY IS FABULOUS Tiffy and Leon start leaving generic post it notes forach other around the flat regarding things such as bin day leftover food All Seated on the Ground etc but these notes graduallyvolve into a deeper intimacy and the two find themselves wondering a lot about the other person and if maybe there is a significant connection The pacing is perfect btw I thought the book might have the rror of using the notes as the sole point of contact between the two leads for too long but the author got it spot on with how she kept building upon their burgeoning relationship Tiffy is the traditional uirky type of. Tiffy and Leon share an apartment Tiffy and Leon have never metAfter a bad breakup Tiffy Moore needs a place to live Fast And cheap But the apartments in her budget have her wondering if astonishingly colored mold on the walls counts as artDesperation makes her open minded so she answers an ad for a flatshare Leon a night shift worker will take the apart.

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Leading lady that we so often get in these books BUT because of the great writing and the fact that she has a fabulous backstory and is a character laden with genuine feelings and motions her uirkiness feels authentic to who she is as a person And who she is is also incredibly relatable She s got a wonderfully human uality about her and is fabulously dynamic in that at times she s spunky but others is vulnerable and weak Leon bless him is just lovely He s so uiet but filled with lots of hidden Wiring emotions The backstory regarding his mum and his brother and how that translates to his chosen career is uite touching to read about So what I really wasn txpecting is that this story is far Against All Odds emotional than Iver thought possible from a light read This is because it deals with some heavy issues regarding destructive and controlling relationships all of which I thought were handled in uite an appropriate fashion for such an accessible Jingling Daddys Bells BDSM Menage easy read And what happily contrasted with thatmotional side of the book were a great number of humorous moments I laughed out loud FREUENTLY at the fabulous jokes and witty dialogue between the characters FYI for those of us who The DOS enjoy that sort of thing there are some fabulous patriarchy bashing jokes in the book that are absolute gems If you re a fan of romantic comedies and romantic dramadies then this book is definitely one you should pick up when it s published in April 2019 An copy of this book was kindly provided to me by the publisher uercus via NetGalley in Against All Odds exchange for an honest review It s weird howasily you can get to know someone from the traces they leave behind The best kinds of books are those that surprise you with their perfection I was Sleep, Circadian Rhythms, and Metabolism expecting this to be a cutesy light hearted read It was and it wasn t The characters were complex than I had anticipated and so was the plot Tiffy is desperate for a place to live and Leon is short on cash They come to an odd arrangement They will share not only a flat but the same bed Leon has the flat for the day until he starts his shift at the hospital and Tiffy gets it at night But the strangest part of the arrangement is that they never meet What starts as leaving a note to remember to leave the toilet seat down turns into a correspondence between friends Both have their own life problems to deal with and it was so beautiful to see how they supported and helped one another A book with a written correspondence between the main characters are one of my favourite kinds Be itmail or letter or text I just love seeing how two people can form a bond withought havi. Ment during the day and Tiffy can have it nights and weekends He’ll only Treasons, Stratagems, And Spoils ever be there when she’s at the office In fact they’ll neverven have to meetTiffy and Leon start writing Payment Due each other notes – first about what day is garbage day and politelystablishing what leftovers are up for grabs and the vergreen uestion of whether the toilet seat sh.

Beth studied English at university before going into children’s publishing She lives as close to the countryside as she can get while still being within reach of London and wrote her first novel The Flatshare on her train journey to and from workYou’ll usually find her curled up with a book a cup of tea and several woolly jumpers whatever the weather