Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Review: Tequila & Tea Bags @BarnardLaura

TITLE: Tequila & Tea Bags
AUTHOR: Laura Barnard
RELEASE DATE:January 2017
PUBLISHER:Amazon Digital Services
FORMAT: paperback & ebook

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Sent to live with her cousin Elsie in the Yorkshire countryside, Rose has only one thing on her mind; joining her friends as a club rep in Mexico.

When she hears about a council incentive offering the promise of free flights to the person who clocks the most volunteering hours at the local care home, she’s got her plan set.
But she doesn’t plan on bonding with the old ladies, going after the village bad boy and trying to persuade Elsie not to become a Nun.

Soon she’s questioning who her real friends are and whether her old life is one she wants to return to.

Can the village win her over and will she win the chance to leave it behind? Will she even want to?


Laura Barnard lives in Hertfordshire, UK and writes romantic comedy or 'chick lit' as its so often described. In her spare time she enjoys drinking her body weight in tea, indulging in cupcakes the size of her face and drooling over hunks like Jamie Dornan, Ryan Gosling and Leo Dicaprio.

She enjoys wearing yoga pants and reading fitness magazines while sitting on the sofa eating chocolate. She's a real fan of the power nap and of course READING!

She writes not to get rich or famous, but because she LOVES writing. Even if one person tells her they enjoyed her book it makes the midnight typing worth it!


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Rose is a young woman who enjoys parties, sleeping around and have fun. It doesn't sound so bad (having fun is not wrong) but her parents think she could do something more with her life so they send her to live with a cousin in a small town. She is desperate to fly away from there so volunteering for hours in a local care home in exchange for a free flight seems like her best option. However, little by little she will learn important life lessons and will discover that maybe this little town is not so bad after all.

Rose is not a bad character but is not my favorite either, she is a twenty-three-year-old woman who seems a bit superficial and shallow. She needs a good dose of reality and is what she gets when she moves. Her cousin, a future nun, is a sweet character and acts as a big sister for Rose. There are other characters who add some variety to the story, each one bringing something different to the story.

If you ask me why the two stars?  Well...  I didn't love the book, it was just ok. The story was a bit predictable, the romance was good but also predictable.

The book is easy to read and it's a good choice if you are looking for something simple and light to read.



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