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Tequila and Tea Bags

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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 ladi
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Published (first published November 17th 2014)
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Cissa
Feb 19, 2017 rated it did not like it
This is horribly written, to the point when I- a novel completist- could not bear to read more than 25% before I quit.

Rose, that narrator, is 23 but acts more like 13. She throws fits, and is so emotionally volatile as to seem in need of psychiatric care. I got really bored about her simpering will-she-won't-she sleep with the local Bad Boy- which she does at the first possible opportunity. And regrets it. Maybe.

Chick Lit depends on likeable protagonists. Not only is Rose
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Zakirrah BookBlogger
Dec 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
4 Stars!!


I saw this cover and thought ohh is this really a book for me? I have to admit the cover matters to me and I usually go for the more darker mysterious looking ones than the bright ones.I have a friend who always (well, alot of the times) reads books with bright pink, colourful covers and it reminded me of her! But when I read an excerpt I was eager to start it and see how it went
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Ane Lotherington
Feb 20, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf, books-i-own
DNF-ed at 26%


I can't finish this book. I wanted to finish this book. I wanted to like it and think it was charming, and all of that other lovely stuff you hope when you pick out a book. Granted, this isn't the type of book I usually go for, but I recently had some success in the "chick-lit" genre with another book and decided to give this one a try.

Now, for the explaining portion.

I cannot stand Rose. The way she behaves is absolutely abhorrent. Yes, she's only 23 y
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Nicole
Jun 14, 2017 marked it as did-not-finish
Did not finish @ 8%

I just couldn't get into this one. I found the main character to be very unlikable and I didn't care for the writing.
Romance Readers Retreat
Nov 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book, from the title it wasn't what I expected, but I was impressed all the same! It's set in the Yorkshire countryside (near me) and I loved reading the Yorkshire-isms... I love how the author kept the speak authentic to the area and didn't try to change it to make it main stream. 
I found this book to have a little bit of everything, laughs, emotion, betrayal and some downright eye rolling stuff ... It was brilliant. Rose is a 23 year old self-centred not so adult wo
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Jenny Thompson
Feb 22, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: romance-novels
I cannot think of a single nice thing to say about this book.
Erin Lewis
Jul 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 Star review of Tequila & Tea Bags by Laura Barnard
 
Audio Review:

Having read or listened to several books by Laura Barnard I was interested to listen to Tequila & Tea Bags narrated by Deborah Balm who is a new narrator to me.
 
I was drawn in by the blurb of this book and was excited to dive in. Deborah Balm dod a good job with the narration and I found her voice pleasant to listen to.

The characters were intriguing, although at times I was extremely fr
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Amy Mcpike
Oct 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book made me cry with absolute laughter (especially the poo and Peggy part) and also made me cry my eyes out and gave me severe heart ache (Betty part). Really enjoyed it apart from I felt there was too much swearing when it wasn't needed.
Julie
Feb 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Crazy stunts, nights spent in random beds, and other crazy antics litter Rose’s life. Her parents have had enough and send Rose away for a while. ‘Banished’ if you will to a house in the country with a long lost cousin. The one thought that drives Rose is finding a way to head off to sunny Mexico to join her friend as a employee at a club. Which is every young gals dream….or maybe not!!!

Rose finds life a bit stifling living with her cousin Elsie. After all - who wants to devote their
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Caroline Barker
Jan 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Romantic comedy and chick-lit fans will LOVE Laura Barnard‘s work, and Tequila & Tea Bags is no exception! Poor Rose! She’s young and hasn’t a clue which direction to go in. With no real true friends, apart from Janey who is swanning off to Mexico for a good time, and no solid boyfriend, she spends her time living the high life, drinking and having sex! After her parents have had enough they decide to drive her up to a small village in Yorkshire where she can stay with her cousin Elsie who i ...more
booklover4life
Jan 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
***I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review!***

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Tequila & Tea Bags is a romantic comedy in the likes of Confessions of a Shopaholic, Bridget Jones’ Diary and Wallbanger. It is irreverant and hilarious, filled with drama and love, anger and tears. I thoroughly enjoyed this book.

Rose is one of those characters who is completely ridiculous but you fall in love with her anyways. She is always up to her eye
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Nikita (Njkinny's Blog)
Mar 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: All romance lovers above 16+ years
Recommended to Nikita by: Laura Barnard
http://www.njkinnysblog.com/2015/03/b...

Tequila & Tea Bags is the first book by Laura Barnard that I have read and I absolutely loved it. Isn't it so great when you take up a new book not knowing whether you will like it or not and then totally adore it! Same happened when I took up this book to read. I had just heard about the book from a friend, loved the colourful cover and was intrigued by the blurb so much that I wanted to check it out as soon as possible. So when Laura contacted me about reviewing the book, I jumped
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Kat
Nov 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: any reader over the age of 16+

* I received this book from the Author in exchange for an honest review*

I'm Originally from the North East of England, and I really enjoyed reading this book,
The title is quite apt, Rose (a Southerner!) wants to be Chugging on Tequila in Mexico but instead she's been sent to her Cousin in Yorkshire where the favourite tipple is Tea (well Non Alcoholic choice that is) her parents have sent her there to try and steer her from her delinquent ways! Of course she sticks out like a sore t
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Diane
Nov 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I laughed and I cried – awesome!

Rosie is still living with her parents and after one “walk of shame” too many her parents have had enough. She is horrified when she is sent to her nun-in-training cousin Elsie’s home in the English countryside. Rosie’s first order of business is finding a way to Mexico to work as a club rep with her best friend who is already there living the high life. Elsie, a devout, religious woman immediately drags Elsie to the local care home for soul-enriching
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DJ Sakata
Nov 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Favorite Quotes:

“I’ve never trusted religion; all that stuff about heaven and hell. It always sounds like they’re threatening you, and I swear half the people attending church are only there because they’re terrified they’ll be struck down otherwise.”

“’No,’ I say as sexily as I can. I attempt a giggle, but it comes out more as a fog horn noise. Sexy. Real sexy, Rose. This is so much easier when I’m drunk.”

“God, he’s hot. He’s making me stupid.”

I re
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Two Ordinary
Nov 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Tea bags and tequila
5*****
I had tears running down my legs!!!
Laura has done it again!
I've read a few of Laura's books and there all fantastic, there not your everyday read, she has a great sense of humour and it comes across so well in her books!
Tea bags and tequila.... we read about rose's endless journey of trying to setting in to small Yorkshire village she's been sent to live in by her dad. She is an southerner in north territory, who can't quite seem to get a b
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ByoBook Club
Feb 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A delightful diversion! Rose’s story had me laughing, shaking my head, crying, and wondering what else could possibly happen.

Growing up South of London, 23 year old Rose led a life of partying and one night stands. When her parents have had enough of her antics, they send her to a small village in Yorkshire to live with her cousin, Elsie, a nun-in-training.

Within 24 hours, Rose has a plan to escape to Mexico to join her friend working at a resort and living the good life. This plan depends on her putting in the most
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R.C. Martin
Jun 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
When I started reading this book, I dove in with an open but apprehensive mind. I wasn't really sure what to expect (Laura is a new author for me) and the synopsis was enough to get me to try it--but I wasn't convinced I was going to love it....

...then I met Rose.

To say she is all over the place would be putting it mildly. She's a freaking mess! But as I got to know her and as her story began to unfold, I totally fell in love with her. She's so ridiculous and she gets her
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Josette Reuel
Nov 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
So, I signed up for this tour because I liked the title. I admit it whole heartedly. I mean, how could I go wrong with a book that had "tequila" in the title. Which means, I went into this book with no idea of what to expect. I had never heard of the author or read her work before.

When I began reading, I quickly realized that it was written in British English. Until recently, I hadn't realized the differences between the Brit's version of the language and what us American's mangle...
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Karin Lewis
Jan 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone who enjoys British wit and a good chuckle
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

A delightful diversion! Rose’s story had me laughing, shaking my head, crying, and wondering what else could possibly happen.

Growing up South of London, 23 year old Rose led a life of partying and one night stands. When her parents have had enough of her antics, they send her to a small village in Yorkshire to live with her cousin, Elsie, a nun-in-training.

Within 24 hours, Rose has a plan to escape to Mexico
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Bella
Nov 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
* I received this book from the Author in exchange for an honest review*

Wow just wow. This is the first book of Laura Barnard I've read and this has become one of the best romantic comedy books I've ever read.

This book is about Rose, who was 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 clo
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Mary Myers-Huff Barscz
Dec 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was given this book for an honest Review at Books Are My Escape.
The blurb had me very interested from the start.
Then I started reading it and I really could not put this book down. It went everywhere with me, to the doctor, to the bathtub, and into the night, when I was reading instead of sleeping.
This is the story of Rose, and how she is sent to live in the country with her cousin Elsie, who by the way wants to be a nun. When you are a party girl who is looking to go live it
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Alison
Jan 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
4 Stars!!!

I was given this book to read in turn for an honest review!!!

Being a city girl, Rose struggles to settle in to life living in the countryside. Mexico is her dream and she will do everything it takes to win that ticket to freedom. Will Yorkshire hold more for Rose than she can imagine? Can she find love and affection like she has never felt before?

Overall I found the story funny and inspiring. First few chapters I found a little slow going because Rose and her p
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Monique
Mar 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I won this book some time ago, and I am slightly embarrassed to say, I put it into my treasured book case and plum forgot about it. After reading Laura's other two books, I went downstairs to make and cuppa and retrieve this book to settle in. I just knew it was going to make me laugh and keep me entertained all evening.

Rose is a spoilt brat that has upset her parents once again, and she is shipped off to her country cousin - Elsie. Elsie has her own issues, having lost love, and fee
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iloveladyporn
Nov 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Rose's adventure in Yorkshire is hilarious. She gets herself into some crazy situations. When she arrives, she is miserable but finds herself in the village bad boy's bed. She soon realizes she doesn't want to be that girl anymore- the one who thinks with her "LuLu". She volunteers at the local care home and even know her initial intentions weren't honorable she soon loves it there and all the residents as well. Things slowing evolve, and she finds herself in a relationship with Will but just wh
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TEQUILA AND TEA BAGS is a hilarious and heartbreaking tale of one woman’s journey to maturity. Rose’s behavior has led her to be sent to live with her cousin Elsie in the country. However, Rose has a plan…get the heck out of Yorkshire and met up with her best friend in Mexico to be a club rep. Rose learns of an incentive for volunteers at the nursing home, she’s the first in line to sign up. Yet things don’t always turn out the way Rose plans. TEQUILA AND TEA BAGS is filled with quirky and uniqu ...more
Book Hangover Page
Mar 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is an incredibly written story that has pretty much everything in it! You want a love story you say? Well take a look you have Rose and Will. You want a sassy grandmother figure in the book, who also has a story to tell for every problem out in the world...look no further you have miss Betty. You want a cousin who is quietly going through her own turmoil...Enter miss Elsie.
This book is written as if it is a diary but it is so much more. The story line flows effortlessly and the twists
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Witchy Richey's Booktastic Reviews
4 Stars

Let the laughs begin. I giggled through the majority of this book. It really was an adventure! Written in British dialect it was neat to read.

Rose is a woman who's goal is to sleep with as many men as possible, party, never fall in love (because it doesn't exist), get drunk, and go to Mexico to be with her best friend. When her parents have had enough they send her to live with her cousin, Elsie. Elsie want to be a Nun!

Elsie lives in a small village where there is nothing to
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Linda Field
Dec 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Tequila and Tea Bags by Laura Barnard.

5*****

Yet again another funny story from the fabulous Laura Barnard.

Rose is having the time of her life,out drinking with her friend having lots of one night stands. Just living her life.
But her mom and dad have had enough.

Rose is pushing her luck and her parents have now decided to ship her off to live with her cousin Elise in Yorkshire

Omg the character Rose is absolutely hilarious she is also a walking disaster.
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Shelly Thomas
Nov 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was given this book by the author for a honest review. When Rose is sent to live with her cousin in the small dull town she decides she will do anything to get out of it. So when she finds out she can win a trip doing charity work at the old folks home she jumps at the chance. There she meets an old woman named Beth who is at the end of her life and regretful of her lost love. She also meets William the man who runs the home and it seems like he doesn't like her from the beginning. Needing to ...more
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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. S
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“unlock the door and creep into the hallway, cursing as my dirty feet leave marks on the beige carpet. This whole house is beige. My parents are beige. Boring and normal. The idea of being stuck here with them on a Friday night is enough to send shivers down my spine. Even worse than the idea of spending” 0 likes
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