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The Flat Share

4.43  ·  Rating details ·  230 ratings  ·  126 reviews
Tiffy Moore and Leon Twomey each have a problem and need a quick fix.

Tiffy’s been dumped by her cheating boyfriend and urgently needs a new flat. But earning minimum wage at a quirky publishing house means that her choices are limited in London.

Leon, a palliative care nurse, is more concerned with other people’s welfare than his own. Along with working night shifts looking
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Kindle Edition, 336 pages
Expected publication: May 28th 2019 by Flatiron Books (first published April 18th 2019)
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Emer
YASSSSSSS!!! Oh I have been waiting for a book like this one to come along FOR YEARS! The Flatshare is exactly what I want from a romantic comedy/dramedy 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 ...more
Cortney LaScola - The Bookworm, Myrtle Beach
I just adored this book. Cute and fluffy love story about two amazing characters with their collection of equally amazing friends and family.

Fantastic book, especially for a debut author! Cannot wait to see what else she writes.

ALPHAreader
Jan 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
My first read of 2019 and it’s a favourite! Beth O'Leary’s 'The Flatshare' was AMAZING - I inhaled it in two days, and then went back for a re-read straight away.

"Tiffy & Leon share a flat. Tiffy & Leon share a bed. Tiffy & Leon have never met."

It's a clever romantic premise that plays out in duelling-narrative chapters, when our protagonists initially communicate via Post-It notes left around the house, and by picking up on one another's moods, days, and personal battles via the so
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Stephanie
Jan 28, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was super cute and fun. Full review to come.
Stacey (prettybooks)
The Flatshare was technically one of my favourite books of 2018, despite being published this year!

Tiffy Moore needs a room. Leon Twomey needs extra money. The solution to their problems? To share a bed, of course... You've heard about flatsharing, but bed sharing? It may sound unusual, but in today's London, with sky-high rents and extortionate house prices, it probably does exist. Tiffy and Leon are never in their flat at the same time due to different work hours, and so have never actually sp
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michelle
Feb 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thank you NetGalley and Quercus books for a copy of The Flatshare by Beth O’leary. I absolutely loved this book from start to finish. For a debut novel, this is amazing. If you like writers like Jojo Moyes and Marian Keyes, this is the book for you.
Tiffy Moore has moved out of her flat after ending a difficult relationship. But, having problems finding a flat in London, when she sees Leon Twomey’s advert to for not only a flat share but, also a bed share. Leon needs money. Leon is a Palliative C
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Tamsien West (Babbling Books)
Funny, sweet and oh so very readable! The story features some really wonderful, nuanced friendships, lots of publishing industry jokes, and a really mature exploration of the impact of emotionally abusive relationships.

The tag line, that the main characters share a bed but have never met, could easily have become very silly very fast. But it really worked! Living in a city with skyrocketing rental costs I can understand the financial strain on young people working in jobs that pay poorly, and th
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InBooksILive Reviews
Dec 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs
I was given an ARC by the publisher, FlatIron Books, in exchange for an honest review!

I really loved this book! I love Tiffy, so, so much! I love how the story shows how a relationship doesn't have to be physically abusive to be abusive. People can mentally or emotionally abuse as well. This may have been a lighthearted, fun, romance but it has a good moral behind it all. Never settle! Never let anyone take away what makes you you. Never let anyone diminish your spark! Be strong. Stand up for yo
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Jaclyn Crupi
Jan 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It took me a little while to fall in love with this charming, sweet and joyous book and I worried that it was too light but before I knew it I was head over heels. It’s Bridget Jones’s Diary and The Rosie Project meets Me Before You and it’s delightful. Tiffy is emerging from an emotionally abusive relationship and watching her find herself again, make professional gains and develop feelings for her flatmate Leon is lovely. Leon (who may well be a feminist fantasy) is dealing with his brother’s ...more
Laura
Dec 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tiffy and Leon share a flat and they also share a bed but Tiffy and Leon have never met.

TELL. ME. MORE. (This is going to be an epic love story, right?)

I adore the premise for this book and had it ranked as probably my most anticipated 2019 read. The publicity and marketing around this book has been excellent; I don’t think there’s anyone who hasn’t heard about it (and if they haven’t then they are MISSING OUT.) The cover is also particularly stunning and will entice so many readers in. So thank
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Olha
Jan 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Romance novels are like meditation for me, but only if they are good. And “The Flatshare” by Beth O'Leary is just amazing!

I liked the book for the healthy atmosphere. I mean, there was a man who cried or a woman with incredibly strong character (in other books it is mostly the other way around). There were situations, when someone would tell something a little bit sexist, but another character would disagree with that. Some characters did not like Trump and his intention to build the wall betwe
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Libby
Aug 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Flatshare is a lovely, uplifting book that made me laugh uproariously, cringe sympathetically, fall in love with the characters, and race to the end to find out what happens. The characters are relatable, funny, flawed, often clever and insightful, caring and charming, and it felt like they could have been my group of friends. The book is furnished with hilarious and poignant observations of being a 20-something in London navigating the demands of a job, rent and relationships. It beautifull ...more
Latkins
Feb 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is an entertaining novel about a couple who share a flat, and indeed a bed in London, but have never met. Leon is a nurse at a hospice who works the night shift, and with his brother Richie in prison for a crime he didn’t commit, he has lawyers bills to pay for the appeal. So he decides to rent out his flat, just for the hours 6pm – 9am when he’ll be at work, and for the weekends, when he will stay with his girlfriend Kay. Meanwhile, Tiffy is a crafts book editor who has just come out of a ...more
Emily
Feb 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this British romantic comedy. It was the perfect escape on a cold winter weekend.
Tiffany and Leon are both having some financial and romantic troubles.
So, in order to pinch some pounds (save $), they agree to share a one bedroom flat.
Leon works nights and Tiffany works days so they are able to share the flat and a bed without ever seeing each other. They have actually never even MET each other.
They get to know each other via post it notes left around the flat.
There is a delightful cast
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Mhairi
Very adorable and pretty fun.

TW: emotional abuse.
Zuzana N
Dec 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I simply adored this book!

As soon as I read what it is about I knew it will be an enjoyable read. Such a great idea for the plot. How many of us are only half living in our flats, if we could rent it out for the time we are never there for some extra cash, would we? Seeing signs of someone living ‘with’ you but never meet them? It’s mad, isn’t it? How about sharing THE SAME BED!

Hilarious post-it exchanges sent me to hysterics on many occasions and definitely helped to connect with characters mor
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Lucinda Tomlinson
Fresh out of her on-again off-again relationship, Tiffy Moore needs somewhere to live. Leon Twomey works nights as a nurse and needs some extra money. A flatshare seems to be the answer to their problems, the idea being that they will never be in the flat at the same time. They begin communicating through post-it notes and leftover food, and a connection begins to form.

I got an incredibly privileged early read of this book out in 2018, and I cannot wait for it to be out in the wild! It's charmi
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Debbie at Snuggling on the Sofa
Such a delightful rom-com! Tiffy and Leon are completely different people living opposite lives but sharing the same bed. Their adorable notes made me laugh and gave me that gooey feeling inside. Genuinely heartwarming.
owlsandstags
Feb 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thank you to Quercus for kindly sending me a review copy.
Tiffy, an under paid book editor desperately needs somewhere new to live and with the opportunity to share a bed with a stranger at different times of the day arises, she decides to take the offer on a whim (without even meeting said stranger!) and before she knows it, she's fully settled in. With the narrative being split between Tiffy and Leon's point of view, readers are given the chance to know the two main characters very early on in
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Georgia
Jan 19, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019
A very high 3 stars for this one. I don’t want to say too much about where this novel goes since I appreciated not knowing in advance. But know that the plot does much more than wind toward an inevitable happy ending. (See trigger warning at bottom, but avoid if you don’t want a spoiler.)

Thus book is a sweet love story with interesting and creative subplots (a hunt for a long lost WWII veteran being one of them), but equally the story of a woman coming to terms with and overcoming some serious s
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Lindsey
Feb 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thank you to the publisher for allowing me early access to this book! I received a complimentary copy of this book from Flatiron Books through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

I'm going to come back and post a full review in a month or so, after my brain has been given time to settle and I can work all my jumbles of love surrounding this book into something somewhat coherent to share .. but for now let's just say that I freaking. loved. this. book. I'm only ten
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Jill Hart
Feb 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Do you ever just KNOW that you'll love a book? That's how I felt about The Flatshare after reading a short summary shared way back in September by another author on Instagram. I've had my eye on this book ever since, and was delighted to be given the opportunity to review it! Not only did The Flatshare live up to my (very high) expectation, but it far surpassed them!

Tiffy and Leon share a flat in London (apartment before us US readers). However, due to scheduling, Tiffy and Leon have never met.
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Lindsey
Feb 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Thank you to the publisher for allowing me early access to this book! I received a complimentary copy of this book from Flatiron Books through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

I'm going to come back and post a full review in a month or so, after my brain has been given time to settle and I can work all my jumbles of love surrounding this book into something somewhat coherent to share .. but for now let's just say that I freaking. loved. this. book. I'm only ten
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Sara Oxton
Jan 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary a five-star read that you won’t want to share. I don’t know where to start with this review as the first time I tried picking this read up I put it down after a couple of chapters, but then someone was raving about it and I though eughh I will give it a go, I hate not finishing anything. What can I say other than I’m so glad I did, I loved it. There was something so heart-warming about this one, I adored Leon and his passion for his patients. The descriptions and se ...more
Isabel Ibanez
Jan 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the most darling book! Tiffy and Leon made me laugh, cry and just want to hug all of my friends. There’s so much to this story. Yes, it’s a cute romance but there’s depth—particularly in Tiffy and Leon’s sad backstories. I expected to smile, maybe even laugh out loud (and I did, many times. British humor at its finest), but I didn’t expect to get teary eyed. Also, this had a great cast of side characters, all with such distinct voices!

I highly, highly recommend this book. Enjoy, and you
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Shalini | Book Rambler
I loved reading this romantic fiction by Beth O'Leary. It's a story about two people -Tiff and Leon- who have to share a flat due to money problems.

Although Tiff and Leon share a flat,they don't see each other ever due to their schedules and other reasons. This is a love story but the author has beautifully interwoven heavy topics like emotional abuse, unfair treatment of POC by the justice system,etc into it.

I loved reading it and I would love to read Leon's brother, Richie's story.

Thanks to
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Sammi
Feb 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: twenty-nineteen
This book was so freakin adorable!
Full review to come
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Who's that man in the chair by the door, reading .... "Twilight?" Leon blinks at me, putting the book down in his lap. 'You went from unconscious to judgemental very quickly there.”
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“We're so overdressed for a daytime event about crochet.”
Priyasha
Jan 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
ARC provided from the publisher(Quercus Books) via Netgalley+ in exchange for an honest review (Thank you, Publisher!!)
Well, this quirky book just makes up my day, I started reading this yesterday and well, I couldn’t but help getting excited when I read the synopsis , yes its completely cliché and what you say illogical, but you cant help but get excited reading.
I was really down and particularly unwell , when I read this , finished in just five hours max .. The story in short, I loved
Tiffy
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CwtchUpBooks
Dec 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When you get past the ick of sharing sheets and into the love notes and leftovers you find yourself TOTALLY invested in this beautiful love story. The darker threads are entwined in the sweetness which adds credibility and realism without taking away the feelgood factor. Highly highly recommend!
Alex
Feb 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 Stars, absolutely enjoyed this, such a heartwarming story loved all the different characters and their quirks!
Would reccomend for anyone who enjoys JoJo Moyes books!
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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.
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