Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by The Purple Booker. If you want to join in grab your current read, flick to a random page, select two sentences (without spoilers) and share them in a blog post or in the comments of The Purple Booker.
This week my teaser comes from my current book obsession The Flat Share by Beth O’Leary. I won a copy of this from Readers First and couldn’t resist starting it yesterday morning despite having other books further up the reading list. Needless to say I finished it in a day with the biggest smile on my face pretty much the whole time and I’m already kind of tempted to re read it (thankfully it’s a hardback and too heavy to cart around with me or I’d be reading it all the time). Anyway, I couldn’t resist posting a teaser with a literary reference that made me laugh out loud. I’m pretty sure you can guess the high quality work of fiction under discussion.
“This Bella Swan is a very popular lady for one who declares herself to be so unattractive,” he tells me. “Seems every single man in the book who isn’t her father is in love with her”.
I nod solemnly. “It’s very hard being Bella”.
“Sparkly boyfriends can’t be easy,” Leon agrees.
Pg237 The Flat Share by Beth O’Leary
Tiffy Moore and Leon Twomey each have a problem and need a quick fix.
Tiffy’s been dumped by her cheating boyfriend and urgently needs a new flat. But earning minimum wage at a quirky publishing house means that her choices are limited in London.
Leon, a palliative care nurse, is more concerned with other people’s welfare than his own. Along with working night shifts looking after the terminally ill, his sole focus is on raising money to fight his brother’s unfair imprisonment.
Leon has a flat that he only uses 9 to 5. Tiffy works 9 to 5 and needs a place to sleep. The solution to their problems? To share a bed of course…
As Leon and Tiffy’s unusual arrangement becomes a reality, they start to connect through Post-It notes left for each other around the flat.
Can true love blossom even in the unlikeliest of situations?
Can true love blossom even if you never see one another?
Or does true love blossom when you are least expecting it?