The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary review
Published: April 18, 2019
To be honest I only picked this up because of bookstagram. The premise is basically two roommates who share a flat (and a bed), never see each other, and communicate solely through notes they leave around the house. It sounded weird and like it would only be okay. As someone who has a massive TBR and has been reading a ton of romance this year; I was considering skipping it and well I AM SO GLAD I DID NOT SKIP. This might be one of my favorite reads of the year and gosh it was a delight.
I am so bad at writing reviews about books I like, but I recommend this for those who like romance with witty banter and cute moments, but still have some emotional depth. I read 2/3 of this in one night and then could not wait to pick it up and finish it.
WHAT I LOVED (aside from basically everything):
- Tiffy is TALL. She is 6 feet tall and isn’t thin. We love a tall female MC!!
- Leon was a sweetheart
- Their notes where so sweet and how they could tell details about each other from what they said, how much they said, and their handwriting.
- How Tiffy has a group of friends that feels real. She has a work best friend and other friends and they care SO much about her but let her figure out her stuff on her own. When she asks for help THEY ARE THERE.
- Leon and Richie and their dynamic
- Tiffy and Richie and their first phone call
- THE WHOLE BRIGHTON TRIP
- That Leon is a nurse. Male nurses are not depicted in media that often
- Also, that none of his patients die. I was not here for a SAD TIME
- That the whole book isn’t told in notes. I love books told in alternative formats, but I was worried how a book told solely with post it notes would work
WHAT I DID NOT LOVE:
- I did not love how Kay was so not into Leon’s life and he did not see that, I get why it was written like this, but it was so frustrating.
Basically I just had so much fun reading this, it’s not a perfect novel, but I did not have any serious critiques.