Tiffy and Leon share an apartment. Tiffy and Leon have never met.

After 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 art.

Desperation makes her open minded, so she answers an ad for a flatshare. Leon, a night shift worker, will take the apartment during the day, and Tiffy can have it nights and weekends. He’ll only ever be there when she’s at the office. In fact, they’ll never even have to meet.

Tiffy and Leon start writing each other notes – first about what day is garbage day, and politely establishing what leftovers are up for grabs, and the evergreen question of whether the toilet seat should stay up or down. Even though they are opposites, they soon become friends. And then maybe more.

But falling in love with your roommate is probably a terrible idea…especially if you've never met.

What if your roommate is your soul mate? A joyful, quirky romantic comedy, Beth O'Leary's The Flatshare is a feel-good novel about finding love in the most unexpected of ways.
May 28, 2019  |  336 pages
(Read from May 28, 2019 to May 31, 2019)
Grade: A    (switch to numeric scale)
L/E Ratio: 80% Entertainment, 20% Literature
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An absolute gem of a romance that brings us 2 winning protags sharing the same 1br flat. They don't meet until halfway through the book (she works days, he works nights, it's a ~convenient arrangement~), but you'll hardly notice, because between their (quirky, confessional, increasingly flirty) notes to one another, each protag getting their own internal arcs of development, & the well-developed cast of friends, family, coworkers, patients, & shitty exes, the book flies by at a delightful clip.  (+2 votes)