Book Review

The Flatshare Book Review ~ Romantic Roomates

by Beth O’Leary

narrated by Carrie Hope Fletcher and Kwaku Fortune 
set in West London, present day

Book Review

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

The Flatshare is the definition of a romcom. It’s sweet and funny, in a witty way and a breath of fresh air after all the deep thrillers I’ve read recently.  Tiffy’s struggle in life and love is totally relatable to everyday life. I found myself laughing out loud during walks around the neighborhood. O’Leary is clearly talented, her characters full of life and thoroughly defined. Each of their personalities are so distinctive that I could open the book to a random page and tell immediately if it was Tiffy or Leon narrating. I totally relate to Tiffy’s panic baking. Filled with emotions, exes and brutally honest best friends, The Flatshare is a slow burn and has a believable build up. The fact that O’Leary addresses psychological and emotional abuse in a sensitive and yet direct way gave substance to the story.

Audiobook Review

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

I’m a sucker for accents and the British lilts of Fletcher and Fortune are uplifting and fun. He is endearing and she is packed full of energy- just like Tiffy. They both have a great range of emotions. I love the back and forth of Leon and Tiffy’s perspectives. Romance novels with both viewpoints are my favorite and it’s fun to hear the male and female narratives.

Food Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

The food! ❤️ I loved the food in this book! I’ve learned about so many British baked goods that I cannot believe I have lived 40 years without!! Tiffin? Come on! Why did I not know about tiffin?! 

The Nerdy Gourmet
The Nerdy Gourmet

Hi friends!! I’m Jenni, The Nerdy Gourmet. I love books and I love food. Combining the two with a splash of travel has become my passion. I am a self taught cook/baker and I believe that everyone can cook from scratch! I’m here with recipes and Nerdy Tips to help along the way.  
I review books, mostly ‘read’ via audio, and I create recipes inspired by the story lines. Sometimes if I am deeply moved by a story, I will travel and try my best to experience the book- and bring you along via my blog! I provide all the photographs and content for the Nerdy Gourmet (unless otherwise noted). \

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