"Add this to your summer reading list (and get out your checkbooks, Hollywood): Beth O'Leary's debut novel The Flatshare is a 21st century rom-com that will please hopeless romantics...Everyone needs to devour immediately."
"O'Leary's tender, funny debut is a millennial romantic comedy with an old-fashioned twist: You'll never look at a Post-it the same way again."
"A delight from start to finish...A warm, enchanting love story perfect for fans of classic rom-coms."
--Kirkus, starred review
"The Flatshare is a huge, heartwarming triumph."
--Josie Silver, #1 NYT bestselling author of One Day in December
"The new Jojo Moyes...This has all the ingredients of Me Before You...Seriously funny."
"This charming debut features lovely characters being nice to one another. It's easy to root for them to get together and solve the problems in each of their lives. Be prepared to hand-sell this one. It's a sweet romance that will win over readers once they discover it on the shelves."
--Library Journal, starred review
"The Flatshare is the novel equivalent of a cup of hot tea. It'll warm you up -- and heal you if you're hurting."
"The Flatshare is undeniably a romance between Tiffy and Leon; it will give you butterflies, and make you laugh. But it's also a deep-dive into the realities of relationships gone wrong, and what it truly takes to dig oneself out of the depths... An empowering look at resilience and healthy love."
"O'Leary's debut is a sweet, quirky novel about two complete opposites falling for one another under the cutest of circumstances...Perfect for fans of Helen Hoang's The Kiss Quotient and Sally Thorne's The Hating Game."
"I finished The Flatshare in one sitting - it is, as promised, incredibly uplifting and joyous. I spent the last few hours with a massive smile on my face. I have fallen head over heels in love with Tiffy and Leon, and indeed with this book."
--Louise O'Neill, #1 international bestselling author of Asking For It
"Such fun...A thought-provoking work of fiction. But fun. Definitely fun."
"We were genuinely tickled by this book; we loved the concept, the writing, the characters. This is such a great book to take on vacation and read in one go with your toes dug into the warm sand."
--Christina Lauren, Publishers Weekly's 11 Essential Summer Romance Novels
"This quirky romantic comedy has surprising depth...Colorful storylines, generous-hearted characters, and British banter make this a refreshing novel."
--Christian Science Monitor
"Clever debut...O'Leary's story packs plenty of laughs and gasps; fans of Bridget Jones's Diary will want to give this a look."
"Its breezy prose and fun plot will have you hooked from the first page."
--RealSimple.com, 5 Best Summer Beach Reads
"The Flatshare starts out as a sweet, funny, beautifully written romance with great dialogue and characters you'd love to share a flat with...and then, once you're hooked, it deepens and becomes so much more. It's a cheering, lovely look at friendship and love and learning to trust after heartbreak. I never wanted it to end." --Maddie Dawson, bestselling author of Matchmaking for Beginners and The Survivor's Guide to Family Happiness
"The Flatshare has a lot of laughable moments, but there's a great deal of depth, too. It's also refreshing. ...The Flatshare proves [romance is] possible; you just have to get creative. O'Leary's book is a fun read and a hugely promising debut."
"Feel-good fiction at its best."
"Tiffy and Leon will stay in your head long after you turn the final page. This is a gorgeously written, highly original love story that will resonate with anyone who has ever experienced the questionable joys of shared living. I absolutely loved it." --Phoebe Morgan, #1 bestselling author of The Doll House
"In the league of Bridget Jones and Marian Keyes' Walsh sister books ... Fresh, funny and feel-good."
--Claire Allan, bestselling author of The First Time I Said Goodbye
THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP FIVE BESTSELLER
'Set to become the romcom of the year - a Sleepless In Seattle for the 21st century'
'The new Jojo Moyes... This has all the ingredients of Me Before You'
'Funny and winning... a Richard Curtis rom-com that also has its feet firmly planted in real life. A real treat'
'The last book to completely emotionally absorb me in this way was Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine, and I think fans of that will adore this'
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...
See what everyone is saying about The Flatshare, 2019's hottest debut!
'I devoured The Flatshare. Original, funny and touching. Read it'
'One of the most talked about books of 2019... Fans of Jojo Moyes's Me Before You will love this UpLit romcom'
'It's fiction to make you feel good - endlessly enjoyable and brilliant fun'
'In the league of Bridget Jones and Marian Keyes' Walsh sister books'
'Funny, emotional and uplifting'
'A quirky, feelgood read, bursting with character and warmth'
'The Flatshare is a huge, heartwarming triumph'
'Uproariously funny with characters you fall for from the first page'
Woman & Home
'Deliciously funny and truly uplifting'
'Touching, funny and skilful, a delightful read'
'It's funny and charming but there are moments of real poignancy, too. Guaranteed to leave you with a smile on your face'
'Heartwarming and brilliant'