Author: Beth O’Leary
Pages: 336 pages
Genre: NA Contemporary
Published: April 2019
Rating: 5 Stars
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…
I’ve had this book on my TBR for ages and finally read it, and was not disappointed. It was an enjoyable and easy book. I didn’t want to put it down!
The book is told from the dual perspective of Tiffy and Leon, and at first Leon’s POV took a while to get into, as it was told in short sentences. But after a while, I didn’t notice it. I really liked Tiffy and thought she was a great character. It begins with her looking for a flat to live in because she has broken up with her boyfriend and needs to move out of his house. The cheapest place available is a flat share with Leon. It is quite an unusual set up as he works nights so only ever needs the flat in the day, and he spends the weekends with his girlfriend. His flat is only one bed, and Tiffy works 9-5, so Tiffy and Leon share a bed, but never actually see each other. They start leaving notes around the house and having conversations with each other, and I just thought the whole premise of the book was so cute.
‘It’s easy to talk, which is even more surprising to me than her, probably, because there are about three people in the world I find it easy to talk to.’
Tiffy definitely helped bring Leon out of his shell, and the growth of their relationship was adorable. They didn’t actually meet till about halfway through the book, but the suspense was built perfectly. Whilst this is a romance, there were other subplots throughout which were really good too. Leon’s brother is wrongly in prison, yet Leon’s girlfriend doesn’t fully believe he is wrongfully in prison, which creates issues within their relationship. I really liked the relationship between Leon’s brother and Tiffy too, and it definitely added to the cuteness of her and Leon’s relationship. Tiffy’s ex is also emotionally manipulative and I think the author dealt with her trauma very well, and I liked the way she progressed with other relationships.
‘It was never home until you were there, Tiffy.’
There were many cute moments in this book and it is definitely one I would read again. If you love romance books then this is 100% for you, I really enjoyed it and could not put it down. Let me know if you’ve read this!