The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary (Review)

The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary

Format: Audiobook

Source: BorrowBox

Publisher: Bolinda Audio

Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Fiction

Narrator: Carrie Hope Fletcher and Kwaku Fortune

Length: 9 Hours & 27 Minutes

Publication Date: 1st August 2019

Synopsis/Blurb (Taken from Goodreads):

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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My Thoughts & Review

I wasn’t planning on reading this book but a friend asked if I would buddy read it with her, so I agreed. I went into this book knowing very little but worked out the what it was going to be about from the title. 

It took me a while to get into and at times I felt like I would never get to the end, but I did, and honestly I didn’t love it like so many, including my friend.

The book is written from two points of view. One from Tiffy’s and the other Leon’s. I didn’t mind reading the two separate POVs but this is where I found the writing was a let-down. I felt the chapters did not flow as well as they could have and the whole thing felt like I was reading some kind of play rather than a full novel. 

I personally found the plot to be very predictable and I wasn’t a fan of the multiple storylines. I  wish the author had concentrated on just one main one. the multiple storylines made the book feel like the author wasn’t quite sure which direction she wanted the book to go  into. While reading I was also left with so many questions, somewhere answered in the end but new ones came up and those weren’t answered by the time I finished the book.

When I started The Flatshare I was keen to learn about the characters, but sadly as I carried on they really started to feel flat and two dimensional. most of the way through I found them annoying. They did get better by the end but a little too late for me.

Sadly, this book wasn’t for me but so many others have loved it so worth giving a go as you never know you may fall in love with it.

My Rating


Have you read this book? What did you think of it? Leave a comment below and let’s have a chat.

Happy Reading!!!

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  1. It took me some time to get into it too but I did eventually and ended up loving it. Maybe a bit predictable but aren’t all romance novels predictable? Her second novel is more about friendship (although there’s a small romance sideline too) so maybe you’d enjoy it more, or maybe this just isn’t the author for you.. I do appreciate the honest review, we can’t all love the same books!


    • I’m not much of a romance reader for the reason that I find them too predictable and nearly always ends with a happy end. My friend wants to read the new book,but told her I need a break after this one 🤣

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    • I personally didn’t like it but my friend loved it so it may be worth borrowing a copy from someone or library if you can and giving it a go as you may end up loving it like so many others!! Happy reading!!

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    • I don’t read a lot of romance either but my friend really wanted to do a buddy read. I find it really interesting to find out everyone has different opinions on the same book.

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