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The Flatshare de Beth O'Leary
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The Flatshare (edició 2019)

de Beth O'Leary (Autor)

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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. 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.… (més)
Membre:Andorion
Títol:The Flatshare
Autors:Beth O'Leary (Autor)
Informació:Quercus (2019), 400 pages
Col·leccions:La teva biblioteca
Valoració:*****
Etiquetes:2021, romance, general

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The Flatshare de Beth O'Leary

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I love this book! I read from 10 pm to 2 am and then more as soon as I got up.

In some ways, it's a tropey rom-com. She works days, he works nights. She needs a new place after a breakup; he needs some extra income. So they start splitting his flat on a time basis -- they're never there at the same time, and in fact have not met face to face. They start communicating via notes and become closer over time. Other tropes come into play as well, including multiple instances of Only One Bed.

But there's also more going on. There are layers and echoes, there is some true to life personal and relationship psychology, there are struggles in their lives. It's not just fluff, is what I'm saying. There's depth, texture, and structure.

Also a happy ending.

Highly recommended.

But -- if you have issues from past relationships and might get triggered, do a web search for "the flatshare content warnings". I'm not going to go into more detail because I want to avoid spoilers -- there are things that only become clear over time that I think are done well and I don't want to undercut that. But on the other hand, there's stuff that I know would be upsetting for some people to read. ( )
  AmphipodGirl | May 23, 2021 |
Really enjoyed this light hearted feel good book. A great take on a rom com- Bridget Jones diary vibes ( )
  Annievdm | May 17, 2021 |
{Stand-alone. Chicklit, romance} (2019)

When Tiffy's controlling, rich ex-boyfriend wants her to leave the flat he rarely uses or pay the rent, she has to look for another place that she can afford in Central London and the only decent offer is an ad from someone whom she may never meet as they work the nightshift and will be away on weekends.

Leon is a palliative care nurse at a hospice. His brother, Richie, is in jail for a crime he didn't commit and the only ways Leon can afford the fees for an appeal are to do nightshifts, which pay more, and sublet his flat for the times when he's not there.

We see a little bit behind the scenes at Tiffy's and Leon's jobs and the people they make friends with there. We also see a lot about the emotional abuse that her ex boyfriend put her through without her being aware of it at the time although her friends could see it.

Although they never meet (for the first few months), Tiffy and Leon build up a friendship through the notes and the food that they leave in the flat for each other so that when they do meet, they feel like they already know each other. Tiffy has a huge, bubbly personality whereas Leon is more thoughtful and quiet and it comes through in their notes, too.

The story is told in the present tense from a first person point of view and through their notes of both Tiffy and Leon in alternating chapters. Leon's chapters were written in a sort of note form which irked me a bit (I'm always going on at my kids to use their conjunctions and verbs properly) though I do see that O'Leary was trying to differentiate his chapters from Tiffy's and, for the most part, it worked.

Fun, feel-good and everyone gets their HEA. (I'm pretty sure that that's not a spoiler.) The bedroom scenes are hot but not heavy, as in they take you as far as the bedroom and leave the rest to your imagination.

3-3.5 stars ( )
  humouress | May 13, 2021 |
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
  CarolBurrows | Mar 9, 2021 |
When Tiffy and her boyfriend break up and she has to move out, she needs somewhere to go on short notice that she can afford. She answers an ad for a flatshare. Leon, who works nights as a hospice nurse, wants to share his flat with someone who works during the day. It’s the perfect arrangement – Tiffy will work while Leon sleeps and he will work while she sleeps. They never even have to meet. In fact, Leon’s girlfriend prefers it that way, which is why she agrees to make all of the arrangements with Tiffy on Leon’s behalf.

Tiffy and Leon communicate with each other through Post-It notes. Their notes are short and sweet at first – don’t forget to take the trash out, help yourself to the brownies I made, that sort of thing. But as the arrangement goes on, the notes become more and more personal. The Flatshare is a romantic comedy so I’ll bet you can guess what happens next!

The Flatshare alternates between Tiffy and Leon’s first-person narration. The author gave each of them such a unique voice that there isn’t really a need for the chapter headers indicating who is narrating. I love Leon. His clipped, droll way of speaking and note-writing was endearing. Tiffy was fun but she was similar to most female leads in British rom-coms – slightly daffy and unable to fully function without relying on her small friend group every step of the way. I would have liked for her to be a little less needy.

The Flatshare was one of my book club’s January pick. There was a surprising amount of discussion to be had. Probably because there is some substance in this book in addition to the rom-commyness. Leon and Tiffy have some serious stuff going on in their lives apart from all of the note writing. It’s got a good balance of humor and pathos. Recommended. ( )
  mcelhra | Jan 31, 2021 |
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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. 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.

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