By Beth O'Leary
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Tiffy and Leon share a flat. Tiffy and Leon share a bed. Tiffy and Leon have never met… Tiffy Moore needs a cheap flat, and fast. Leon Twomey works nights and needs cash. Their friends think they’re crazy, but it’s the perfect solution: Leon occupies the one-bed flat while Tiffy’s at work in the day, and she has the run of the place the rest of the time.
But with obsessive ex-boyfriends, demanding clients at work, wrongly imprisoned brothers and, of course, the fact that they still haven’t met yet, they’re about to discover that if you want the perfect home you need to throw the rulebook out the window…Tweet
I was delighted when our reading group chose this book, partly because I have already read it so less homework for me, but also I think it's a very clever, well written, easy-to-read book that deserves to be read by many ! I look forward to what Beth has in store for her second book.
I loved this book - the characters are wonderful and you will fall in love with them! Also funny, well-paced, and with some serious bits cleverly worked in. Highly recommended!
I have to admit this book was a complete surprise to me! It's not my usual read at all, but I absolutely loved it.
I found the premise really interesting, the characters were really well written and the whole thing was compelling. I felt it handled the potentially difficult subject matter in a really sensitive way, and managed to be both realistic and uplifting.
I really enjoyed this novel. Great characters that I warmed to and the story was really witty throughout. The story is only ever going in one direction, but that doesn’t matter and it’s a pleasure getting there in the end. This would make a great TV series or movie. A definite favourite that I’ve read so far this year.
This novel is based on a really interesting concept: a Flatshare where two people share a home and a bed but never actually meet.
It's well-written and engaging, with a cast of likeable characters (plus the off villian).
However, I felt it was too long - the story could easily have been told in 100 fewer pages - and the plot was fairly predictable.
But, overall it's an uplifting and fun read.
I enjoyed the book. Took a while to become used to the style of writing - short sentences, constructed as thinking rather than talking. By about page 69 I was hooked. It covers various aspects of life - easy, pleasant read.
A well written debut novel that is both uplifting and enjoyable.