Beth OLeary: The Flatshare



My favorite characters of all time Tiffy is so strong and complex and goofy and Leon is so soft and caring but also serious and MY HEART IS SO FULL Brb while I swoon from here to ternity I m gonna love this book forever Original read 52619 I loved this I loved this I loved this I LOVED THIS Oh my god I loved this TW gaslighting Bringing the Empire Home emotional abuse stalking Three dull unsatisfied stars gave my shiny place in the minority among the readers who gave so much stars to this one I mostly like chic lit booksspecially written by Irish and British writers I like Marian Keyes books which shouldn t be defined as soft chic lit ones because of the characters heavy baggages and motional problems alcoholism denial the dead of loved ones abuse victimsOn this book our heroine Tiffi suffers from motional abuse and with flashbacks of her relationship she starts to realize she was gaslighted by her Building the Cold War ex s manipulative lies But the way of storytelling about the heroine s trauma wasn t strongnough it didn t make me feel sorry for her I found her Canadian Art, Volume 1 (A-F) emotional turmoil a little superficial and unreliableAnd of course I didn t like our hero so much I found him a little indecisive passive boring At thend as soon as he thought he was rejected by heroine he just gave up and he never showed how he felt about her He never wanted to meet her at first because he had issues about changing things in his life which is ridiculous Counter-Amores excuse then as soon as he discovered she had a great body he asked for a date The things I liked most are hero and heroine s communication way with post itsAnd supporting characters Richie and Rachel they deserve their own bookMaybe I read too many angsty books lately so I increased my pain level and this book was too soft painless and a little boring for me I couldn t be surprised that I actuallynjoyed this book A romance Who am ITiffy has just gone through a messy break up she has very little money and desperately needs to find somewhere to live Leon is paying costs for his brother and could do with some Dancing at Armageddon extra cash They strike a deal share a flat andven a bed but they will never be there at the same time Leon works night shifts so he will have the flat during the day while Tiffy works 9 5 and she ll have it at night Tiffy and Leon communicate mainly through post it notes and shared leftovers As you d Double Jeopardy expect theyventually meet and dot dot dotHonestly it was adorable It was realistic Tiffy and Leon are wonderful and vibrant characters and I cheered them on all the way Despite the many problems and obstacles they overcame 4 stars This book is now a Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for romance and it s also MY Goodreads Choice for romance meaning this is very good and I Composition and Literature enjoyed reading it and also Goodreads was involved When I first read the synopsis of this book I thought I think I ll like this very muchThen I read a little bit of it and thought Actually I do not think this is going to go very well In fact I think this is going to go rather badly Then I finished it and thought As I said and as I a liar always believed I would I liked this very muchWhen I saw this book about two people who don t knowach other who share a flat one has it in the day and one at night and that they communicate via Post It notes until they inevitably fall in love I believe it is impossible to conduct Cezanne and Provence epistolary interactions with someone over a long period of time and not fall in love with them I believed this would be light and fluffy and adorable and just what I neededThis was not very light Nor was it very fluffy Actually it was very stressful and angsty andmotional But it was what I neededThis is a very heartfelt and well done story about supportive love and people healing from abuse and trauma and just all around character development joy But a lot of suffering before we get to the joy partIt is just so very good SO much better than I xpectedBottom line LIKE I SAID MY GOODREADS CHOICE pre reviewall right i admit it i m swooningreview to come 4 stars i m a simple girl i read a scary book then i immediately read a rom com to soothe my cowardly sou. Ould stay up or down Even though they are opposites they soon become friends And then maybe But falling in love with your roommate is probably a terrible ideaespecially if you've never metWhat if your roommate is your soul mate A joyful uirky romantic comedy Beth O'Leary's The Flatshare is a feel good novel about finding love in the most unexpected of wa.

This was boring and I just didn t feel the chemistry so just pretty disappointing I ll laborate in a recent reads video It s weird how Contested Reproduction easily you can get to know someone from the traces they leave behind The best kinds of books are those that surprise you with their perfection I wasxpecting this to be a cutesy light hearted read It was and it wasn t The characters were complex than I had anticipated and so was the plot Tiffy is desperate for a place to live and Leon is short on cash They come to an odd arrangement They will share not only a flat but the same bed Leon has the flat for the day until he starts his shift at the hospital and Tiffy gets it at night But the strangest part of the arrangement is that they never meet What starts as leaving a note to remember to leave the toilet seat down turns into a correspondence between friends Both have their own life problems to deal with and it was so beautiful to see how they supported and helped one another A book with a written correspondence between the main characters are one of my favourite kinds Be it Divided by Color (American Politics and Political Economy Series) email or letter or text I just love seeing how two people can form a bond withought having seenach other Leon s chapters were very different in style The sentences were shorter and direct and I liked how they conveyed his way of thinking The two POV s were distinct and I loved how you could clearly tell them apart While this style of writing probably isn t Creating Country Music everyone s cup of tea Injoyed the hell out of it I am so glad I read this It is being added to my favourites list and I will definitely give it a reread I can t wait to see what Blacklands else Beth O leary has in store for us TW EMOTIONAL ABUSE EMOTIONAL MANIPULATION STALKINGPre weekend buddy read with my gal Warda 4 Adorable Left Me Feeling Content Stars for Beth O Leary s The FlatshareThis book worked its way into my heart with its slow burn romance and I m usually not a slow burn fan adorable post it notes I LOVED reading the back forth notes fierce uirky hilariously inappropriate friendsveryone needs a Tribe like this in their life subtle yet frank look at Evolutionary Patterns emotionalpsychological abuse totally unexpected but handled appropriately for this type of readThere is unexpected depth and so much heart in this sweet little book I had one day to read it before having to return it to the library and was worried I wouldn t be able to do it It says a lot about the book s pull that I managed to finish it in a couple hours in 1 sitting And here you are book going on my favourites list This was a pleasant surprise in the best way possible I knew that I wouldnjoy it but I fell in love instead It s a uiet heartwarming story that follows Tiffy and Leon Both have agreed on an unusual arrangement between themselves and are sharing not only a flat but a bed together But they don t see Evolution As Entropy each other Tiffy has the apartment to herself in thevenings and when she s off to work that s when Leon comes home During this arrangement they Forging Gay Identities exchange very simple ordinary notes that are left around the apartment and slowly their lives starts to intertwine without them meaning to I wasxpecting something fluffy and cute and whilst those Forbidden History elements were there the underlying tone of the story was a lot serious They re dealing with their own demons and struggles and are on survival mode till that fails them It all felt very realistic and honest and true to real life I just lovedverything about this story the format it was told in the alternate POVs how well we got to know the characters and how much it meant to me to see them succeed It was uirky clever and Tiffy and Leon s personalities shined through the writing I was in their world whilst reading and wanted to be a part of their world I m already missing these characters I know I won t forget them anytime soon It s amazing that this is a debut novel I need of Beth O Leary s stories in my life I ve got 3 days to read this before I have to return it to the library self made Challenge accepted this story really grew on me in the best way possible i guess its true what they say that opposites attract becau. Tiffy and Leon share an apartment Tiffy and Leon have never metAfter a bad breakup Tiffy Moore needs a place to live Fast And cheap But the apartments in her budget have her wondering if astonishingly colored mold on the walls counts as artDesperation makes her open minded so she answers an ad for a flatshare Leon a night shift worker will take the apart.

Se a couple of things that would normally be off putting to me as a reader tiffy being stereotypically uirky and the odd writingformatting of leons chapters turned out to be very Fiche Blian ag Fás endearing and made menjoy the story that much i love how this radiated british humour its so understated undervalued Esteem Enlivened by Desire even and i thought leon was hilarious both characters are charming and i thought tiffy went through an amazing character development for being a light and fluffy book there are some uite serious topics discussed in this mainlymotional abuse and manipulation but i thought it was handled really well in a way that was loyal and realistic to the characters and story overall im very much impressed with this debut novel and i think its safe to say beth o leary is an author to keep an Flights of Fancy, Leaps of Faith eye on 35 stars now available in both hardback andBook format in the UK IrelandYasssssss Oh I have been waiting for a book like this one to come along FOR YEARS The Flatshare is xactly what I want from a romantic comedydramedy 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 this one is a veritable diamond in the rough The Flatshare does not feel like so many of the countless romantic comedydramedy books I ve read throughout the yearsThe setup for this book is a bit bonkers but it really works Tiffy and Leon are flatmates with a twist They share a bed But Leon is in the flat only during the day as he works night shifts Whereas Tiffy is in the flat at nights and on the weekends Their lives are so separate that they haven t ven met I mean we know where this is going right BUT THE JOURNEY IS FABULOUS Tiffy and Leon start leaving generic post it notes for They Shall Be One Flesh each other around the flat regarding things such as bin day leftover foodtc but these notes gradually The Heritage of Arabo-Islamic Learning evolve into a deeper intimacy and the two find themselves wondering a lot about the other person and if maybe there is a significant connection The pacing is perfect btw I thought the book might have therror of using the notes as the sole point of contact between the two leads for too long but the author got it spot on with how she kept building upon their burgeoning relationship Tiffy is the traditional uirky type of leading lady that we so often get in these books BUT because of the great writing and the fact that she has a fabulous backstory and is a character laden with genuine feelings and Hereward (Hereward, emotions her uirkiness feels authentic to who she is as a person And who she is is also incredibly relatable She s got a wonderfully human uality about her and is fabulously dynamic in that at times she s spunky but others is vulnerable and weak Leon bless him is just lovely He s so uiet but filled with lots of hiddenmotions The backstory regarding his mum and his brother and how that translates to his chosen career is uite touching to read about So what I really wasn t Under One Sky expecting is that this story is farmotional than I ver thought possible from a light read This is because it deals with some heavy issues regarding destructive and controlling relationships all of which I thought were handled in uite an appropriate fashion for such an accessible asy read And what happily contrasted with that Groom and Doom emotional side of the book were a great number of humorous moments I laughed out loud FREUENTLY at the fabulous jokes and witty dialogue between the characters FYI for those of us whonjoy that sort of thing there are some fabulous patriarchy bashing jokes in the book that are absolute gems If you re a fan of romantic comedies and romantic dramadies then this book is definitely one you should pick up when it s published in April 2019 An Eroarea lui Descartes e copy of this book was kindly provided to me by the publisher uercus via NetGalley inxchange for an honest review Re read 8519 Y all I still love this SO DAMN MUCH The characters in this book are some of. Ment during the day and Tiffy can have it nights and weekends He’ll only Murder at the Savoy (Martin Beck, ever be there when she’s at the office In fact they’ll neverven have to meetTiffy and Leon start writing 22 Britannia Road each other notes – first about what day is garbage day and politelystablishing what leftovers are up for grabs and the vergreen uestion of whether the toilet seat sh.

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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 workYou’ll usually find her curled up with a book a cup of tea and several woolly jumpers whatever the weather