The Flatshare

The Flatshare

A Novel

Book - 2019
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"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."-- Publisher.
Publisher: New York : Flatiron Books, 2019
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9781250295637
Branch Call Number: OLE
Characteristics: 328 pages ; 25 cm
Alternative Title: Flat share

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Chapel_Hill_MarthaW Jul 14, 2019

This has a great premise -- you'd think not having the two main characters meet in person until midway through the book would somehow make the buildup of the romance less satisfying, but it TOTALLY works somehow -- and it's a really nice mix of rom-com fun and a more serious subplot involving an emotionally abusive ex. I found the beginning few chapters to be sliiiiightly slow going, and the author makes a stylistic choice with the male protagonist's chapters that I found a bit irritating at first, until I got used to it, but I still found this a very, very enjoyable read.

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jac523
Jul 08, 2019

The Flatshare was an amazing debut. It was a romance with a lot of meat. Both Leon and Tiffy were great characters, and I especially enjoyed Tiffy's development as she moved on from an emotionally abusive relationship. This one reminded me of Elinor Oliphant is Completely Fine. And, if you get a chance to listen to the audio, it only makes the reading experience that much better.

JCLStefanieE Jul 01, 2019

Absolutely pitch-perfect romantic comedy. I haven't read something this funny and heartening in the genre since Bridget Jones' Diary. The main characters and their friends/family are lovable and fascinating. Highly recommended for lovers of brainy romance like The Kiss Quotient.

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RosaReads2
Jun 30, 2019

I will admit, the story started at a slower pace. I think that was possibly due to the story structure and the initial epistolary meet-cute through post-it notes. I desperately wanted this couple to meet and had to wait through their unique slow-building friendship. So, it may have been a slow start, but I enjoyed every single minute of it. I was never bored and the reward of Tiffy and Leon's romance was worth the slow-build. The story was full of great banter between Tiffy and her friends, Leon and his brother, and, of course the sometimes awkward, but always endearing interactions between Tiffy and Leon. I was attracted to this novel before release by an enticing description and it proved to be just what I wanted.

JessicaGma Jun 25, 2019

This one was great as you're expecting a light fluffy romance, but this has some deep layers to it, which makes it quite gripping. I had to finish this one as I needed to make sure Tiffy and Leo made it out okay. What a ride.

DPLSaraQT Jun 21, 2019

Was expecting a fun, light, amusing story (which it was). Was not expecting a very serious look at what it might take to recover from an emotionally abusive relationship (which it also was). Great story, wonderful characters, and I look forward to reading more from the author.

JCLGreggW Apr 18, 2019

Not just a 90s chick lit throwback, THE FLATSHARE is an absolutely charming romance between two flatmates - Tiffy works for a small publisher, Leon is a nurse who works the night shift - who communicate mostly through sticky notes and leftovers in the fridge. This is a delight.

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