Sunday Book Club – The Flatshare, Beth O’Leary

Every Sunday we are taking a look at the world of books. I read a lot and always want to share my opinions on what I read, so I thought it would be fun to write reviews. Today we are looking at a book that has recently been turned into a television show.

The Flatshare (2019)

Beth O’Leary


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…

– from Waterstones

Positive Points

If you are looking for a fictional book that is a good read then this may be the book for you. It is a story that flows and it is obvious why Paramount+ have decided to turn it in to a television show as there are a lot of key factors that make it something that will transition well. I would recommend reading this if you want to know the story before you watch it.

Negative Points

The first time I heard of this book was when they were advertising it on television and I thought I would give it a try as they promoted it as a romantic comedy. I would have to disagree, I would say that it is more romantic drama as it covers some pretty heavy subjects at times.

Overall Review

This is one of those books that I am glad I have read it but not sure I would read it again. I would definitely say it is more a romantic drama then a comedy even though there are some light parts to it.

Rating : *** 3 Stars

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