Wednesday 12 June 2019

Audio: The flatshare - Beth O'Leary

Narrated by: Carrie Hope Fletcher, Kwaku Fortune
Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
Unabridged Audiobook
Release date: 05-28-19
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Romantic fiction
To review

This was sure one strange arrangement. They share a bed, but have never met! He works nights, she works normal hours so they never meet. But they share the same flat, the same bed. A start to a new fun friendship.

Tiffie needs a place to live, and fast, so she goes for this. She has recently broken up with her boyfriend, he is already engaged to someone else and she had been living with him up until now. Yes he sounds like quite the charmer. She is colorful, fun and with a smile on her face. I liked her at once. She also starts writing notes to the flatmate she has never met.

Leon is more of an introvert. He works nights to pay for his brother's lawyer and he needs even more money. 

They interact through notes. Everywhere in the house. They get to know each other. She coax him out of his shell. And other things happen.

Like his hunt for someone a patient used to know.
Her realising that she does not need her ex.
And them falling in love.

It was a sweet story with heart, but also a lot of depth. There are realisations to have and they dealt with a lot of emotional heartache.

 I wonder how they did the notes in the book. Here it does work well when they just read them out loud. There are also phonecalls and they work too since they use some kind of muffler? They narrate well and the story really flows through their narration

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.


  1. wow this sounds really good
    O'm sorry i've been awol for awhile but we're dealing with a flood situation. I hope to do a blog post about it soon

  2. It definitely sounds sweet

  3. This sounds fun. I like the idea of them not knowing each other but living in the same apartment.

  4. I want this! It's not at my library yet though. Boo!!!

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

  5. I've seen this one around and on the shop shelf, great that the narration worked well for it, might give that some thought.

  6. Interesting concept! I don't know how that would work out in real life, especially since these days people just pick up the cellphone and text whenever they want to let the other person know something, lol. But I do love the leaving notes idea. Makes for a cute story.

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    1. They did text each other too, but she noticed he wrote more on notes

  7. Yeah, this set up for a romance does sound good. I like that it starts through notes and friendship.

    1. The notes were fun, they truly got to see other each through them

  8. What a crazy arrangement! I wouldn't do it xD LOL

  9. This sounds cute, especially with the little notes and getting to know each other.

    1. I do wonder how that looks in print. I hope they made it nice



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