No More Horrible Dates

What do you do when you’ve agreed to a dating pact with your friends, but you’re stuck in a fake relationship with the last guy you’d ever want to date?

Erin Andrews has got a problem. She works for the country’s most successful rugby team but a bitter past tells her all pro sports players are self-satisfied, arrogant jerks. There’s no way on this sweet Earth she’d date one. That’s why she agrees to a pact with her best friends to find good guys to date, and for her that definitely does not include guys like the “Wild Boy of Rugby,” Nick Zachary.

So, when Nick is in desperate need of a reputation rehab, the big bosses turn to her as the nice, ordinary girl who can get his image back on track. For Erin, being Nick’s fake girlfriend is the last thing she would ever want to be. That is until she realizes just how much the publicity could do for her dream of becoming a fashion designer.

Playing this game of make-believe begins to feel real, and Erin wonders if the “Wild Boy of Rugby” could be her happily ever after.

But Nick has a secret that could bring Erin’s world crashing down.



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Acclaim for No More Horrible Dates:

Awarded a bronze medal in the Readers’ Favorite Book Awards 2020 – Chick Lit

Paced 3rd in the 2020 Romance Writers of New Zealand Koru Award of Excellence

Named as Hidden Gems’s Top 10
Romance Reads LOVED by their readers
★ ★ ★ ★ ★No More Horrible Dates by Kate O’Keeffe is a humorous romantic comedy that takes place in New Zealand . . . My favorite part of No More Horrible Dates by Kate O’Keeffe is the humor. Nick shows up in a pink fluffy gorilla suit as a courting gimmick. The grandma and great-aunt are hilarious because they think the rugby player is actually on a home-improvement show on the TV. I appreciate that there are serious issues in this story, such as Erin’s mother, who taught Erin to sew, is in long-term care due to Alzheimer’s. I enjoyed the loyalty of the three girlfriends, and how the other two friends support and encourage Erin. I liked that Nick was loyal to his sister. This was what I consider a “clean” story, although there are a few bad words. There is a surprise twist at the end that sheds light on Nick’s bad behavior.” – Readers’ Favorite

Readers LOVE No More Horrible Dates:

★ ★ ★ ★ “Kate O’Keeffe delivers another delightful read, full or fun, humor, and a wonderfully romantic happily ever after.” – Whitney Dineen, bestselling author of Relatively Normal

★ ★ ★ ★ “Fantastic book. I loved every minute of it.” – Laura Heffernan, author of the Gamer Girls series

★ ★ ★ ★ “Super cute story!!” – Goodreads reviewer

★ ★ ★ ★ “This was another cute and funny story about the horrors of the dating world and how the ladies survived it. Grab your copy – you won’t want to miss this hilarious story line and the great dialog that keeps it happily moving along.” – Bookbub reviewer

★ ★ ★ ★ “It’s funny, sad, realistic and just an enjoyable read. Cheering for Erin’s happy ending makes the book difficult to put down. I only wish that there were more friends in the pact!” – Goodreads reviewer

★ ★ ★ ★ “Great final story in this adorable series.” – Bookbub reviewer

★ ★ ★ ★“These books SLAY me. They’re seriously incredible and I’m obsessed. These books are oh so funny and oh so romantic. I recommend these to anyone and everyone.” – Amazon reviewer

★ ★ ★ ★ “I couldn’t put this book down from start to finish!”- Amazon reviewer

★ ★ ★ ★ “Oh my goodness! I loved this book!” – Amazon reviewer

★ ★ ★ ★ “I enjoyed this book so much that I’m going to read the first six books in the series.” – Goodreads reviewer

★ ★ ★ ★ “Loved this laugh out loud, sexy, fun and engaging adventure filled with exciting charters, fun to quote witty banter and undeniable, unexpected passion…. was a great read from beginning to end.” – Bookbub reviewer

★ ★ ★ ★ “Love the High Tea Books! Must Read!!” – Amazon reviewer

Titles in the High Tea Series:

All titles in this series can be read as stand-alone stories, but if you want to read them in order, here they are:

Book 1: No More Bad Dates

Book 2: No More Terrible Dates

Book 3: No More Horrible Dates