Book Review: The Flat Share by Beth O’Leary

This is my first book by the author so I had no expectations except from the few reviews I read about the book.

Tiffy is in urgent need of an affordable accommodation and the only one that seems right is the flat which is advertised by Leon on Facebook. Leon is a nurse who works night shifts and needs extra money so he puts his flat up for rent on the condition that his flat mate would only be there from 6pm – 8am when he is at work.

Tiffy moves in and has a lot going on in her life and at work. Soon, both Tiffy & Leon become great room mates even though they have never met in person. They leave notes and food for each other and before they realize it, they form a close friendship. Eventually, a couple of events fuss them to meet but with both Leon and Tiffy dealing with several personal issues, they wonder if it would be a good idea to take the relationship to another level.

I really loved this story. It was a breath of fresh air from most of my recent reads. I loved both Tiffy and Leon’s characters and even other characters like Leon’s brother and Tiffy’s best friends. The story was believable, the characters, relatable and I had many laugh out loud moments while reading this book. I also loved the themes around emotional abuse in relationships and the importance of a good support system in our lives, family or friends that really care about our well being. This was an amazing one.

I highly recommend this book not just to romance lovers but every one. It’s a quick read that would help you escape life’s hustle and bustle even if for just a while. I’m off to reading her next book. Fingers crossed!

Rating: 5 Stars

Published: April 18th 2019 by Quercus (first published April 10th 2019)

Pages: 394

Genre: Contemporary Romance


The Author:

Beth O'Leary

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 work. You’ll usually find her curled up with a book, a cup of tea, and several woolly jumpers (whatever the weather).


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