Four Last First Dates

What do you do when you’ve agreed to a dating pact with your friends, but the one you want is a hot mess?

It’s official: I’m the last single girl standing.

All my friends in the Last First Date pact have found their loves. Me? Let’s just say Lady Luck must be in a mood because, despite trying everything right down to speed dating four guys in one night, Cupid’s arrow has evaded me.

Don’t get me wrong: I love my life. My friends are amazing, I’ve got my dream job running the Cozy Cottage Café, and I love where I live, Auckland, New Zealand, the City of Sails.

And then there’s Ryan Jones.

Ryan Confusing-with-a-capital-C Jones.

He may seem like the perfect combination of Prince Charming meets Thor without the hammer (clearly) but talk about sending mixed messages. Is he into me? Is he not? It’s a daily guessing game, and one that’s begun to mess with my head.

You see I’ve been in love, and I lost that love. Tragically. It took me a long time to get over and one thing I can tell you for sure, at 30, I never saw myself on the wrong end of an unrequited love situation.

Still, that’s exactly where I find myself.

That is until Ryan rescues me one night from a sleazebag’s advances like the Norse God he is.

And then he sweeps me up in a kiss, turning my world on its head.

But does Cupid have us in his sights? Or will Hot Mess Thor and my tragic past be our undoing?


Readers LOVE Four Last First Dates!:

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Another fabulous escape thanks to author, Kate O’Keeffe!” – Whitney Dineen, bestselling author of The Event

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “The perfect feel-good romance” – Bookish Lifestyle

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “O’Keeffe writes beautifully of the experience of love and loss that prevents Bailey from opening her heart to another man. Her tender, emotional journey toward healing makes this a very special book. Add in a tasty hero, humor, and, oh, those cakes! and Four Last First Dates proves to be a most delicious top layer on the confection that is the Cozy Cottage series.” – Author Diane Michaels

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “The writing is good, the inner conflict heart-wrenching and raw, yet the book overall light-hearted and fun. I adored it. Very highly recommended!” – Author Laura Heffernan

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “Author O’Keeffe deftly mixes clever, spot-on dialogue, with whimsical happenings and sweet love as we gather at the Cozy Cottage Café. The author gives us fresh, vibrant characters- they are so well created that it’s been easy for me to remember who they are and what makes them special.”  – Author Jena C. Henry 

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “Wow, this one is my favourite out of this series that I have read . . . This book gave me that happy feeling when I finished well done Kate O’Keeffe on a wonderful series.” – Goodreads reviewer

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “Totally delightful story that everyone should read.” – Goodreads reviewer

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “Page-turner. Very current. Fourth in a series of great books. Great storyline. Funny. Easy read. All of her books were just as funny and easy to read, page turners. Highly recommend this author.” – Amazon reviewer

Titles in the Cozy Cottage Café 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: One Last First Date

Book 2: Two Last First Dates

Book 3: Three Last First Dates

Book 4: Four Last First Dates 






The High Tea series is a 3-book spin-off series of the Cozy Cottage Café series. Catch up with what’s happening with your favorite characters from the Cozy Cottage and meet some more friends who agree to a new dating pact. The titles are:

No More Bad Dates (High Tea Series, Book 1)

No More Terrible Dates (High Tea Series, Book 2)

No More Horrible Dates (High Tea Series, Book 3)