The Flatshare

Beth O'Leary with Carrie Hope Fletcher (Narrator), Kwaku Fortune (Narrator)

fiction contemporary romance
hopeful lighthearted medium-paced

9 hours, 27 minutes | first published 2019

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...

Double bedroom in sunny one-bed Stockwell flat, rent £350 per month including bills. Available immediately, for six months minimum. Flat (and room/bed) is to share with twenty-seven-year-old Palliative care nurse who works nights and is away weekends. Only ever in the flat 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday. All yours the rest of the time!Perfect for someone with 9 to 5 job. To view, contact L. Twomey.

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lighthearted 76%
funny 70%
hopeful 58%
emotional 55%
relaxing 22%
inspiring 12%
reflective 11%
sad 4%
tense 4%
adventurous 3%
challenging 1%
dark 1%
informative 0%
mysterious 0%


medium 63%
fast 30%
slow 5%

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