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#BookReview The Flat Share By Beth O’Leary #FlatShare

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Thank You very much to the publisher – Quercus for the review copy.
ISBN13: 9781787474406
Genre: Literary Fiction/ Romantic Comedy
Release date: 18 04 2019
Price*: Kindle £6.49 (GBP)/  Hardback £7.79 (GBP)
Kindle $13.99 (USD)/ Hardback $17.70 (USD)
Pages: ~ 400
My rating: 10/10
You can get this book here:
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What I learned from this book: Flatshare is definitely not for me.

Description of the book: 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…

How this book made me feel: This book has been taking over the internet, the marketing campaign for this book was exceptionally well done. After reading this book, I really can see why there is so much buzz about this novel, it is simply great.

The protagonists of this story are Tiffy and Leon. Tiffy works in publishing, is an absolute extrovert who needs people in her life even to help with simple decisions, and she is coming to terms that her ex-boyfriend was an emotional abuser. Leon is a night nurse in the hospice, an absolute introvert, who needs money to help his wrongly imprisoned brother. So, yes, this book seems to be a cute rom-com, but it carries way deeper issues within itself. The book is told from a dual perspective, and I loved to find out more about each and every character. I really loved all the characters in this book, they are unique, very realistic and truly charming. Author picked the protagonists very well as well, everyone can relate either to Tiffy or Leon, and I am definitely a house Leon, I really liked his personality and his determination. 😀

The plot of this novel is very unique and original. The whole flat sharing thing is very intriguing, and I was dying to know when and how are the characters going to meet. 😀 There are a lot of things going on in this novel, it has rich but at the same time an easy going story to tell. I was simply glued to this book because I needed to know how the story will end. 😀 The topics discussed in this book were property crisis, failed justice system, emotional abuse in the relationships, friendships, personal development, Love and many more.

The writing style of this book is very masterful, the author took serious topics, and covered it in funny, enjoyable, and easy to digest coating. The language used was easy to read and understandable. The chapters are short and sweet, and I didn’t even notice how the pages flew by. The ending rounded up this book perfectly and left me very satisfied with the outcome.

So, to conclude, this book deserves all the praise it gets, it is witty, enjoyable but at the same time has a punch to it. I loved the diverse and well-developed characters and the unique narrative, and I strongly recommend it to everyone. Please do give this book a go, and I hope you will like it as much as I did. Can’t wait for more books from this author. 🙂

Thank You for Your time, 🙂

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80503692-9c16-4a64-b569-c5bf1da61ed6._CR0,0,3736,3736_PT0_SX300__.jpgAbout the author: 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 in reach of London, and wrote her first novel, The Flatshare, on her train journey to and from work.

She is now writing novels full time, and if she’s not at her desk, you’ll usually find her curled up somewhere with a book, a cup of tea, and several woolly jumpers (whatever the weather).

Twitter: @OLearyBeth

*-the price was taken from Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com on the current date. The price might change at the time of your purchase. The links used in this post for book purchases are affiliates.

7 thoughts on “#BookReview The Flat Share By Beth O’Leary #FlatShare

    1. Thank you 🙂 I don’t think it is heady heights though… I found a tweet, answered to it, and they were kind enough to send it. 🙂 I hardly get surprise bookpost, I normaly participate in giveaways or reply to publisher’s tweets. 🙂

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