Would you agree to a pact to marry the next guy you date? Follow four friends in their quest to find “The One” in these heart-warming, laugh-out-loud rom coms.
This is the complete Flirting with Foreveré series. Four full-length romantic comedies about the road to finding love, set in Auckland, New Zealand, the beautiful “city of sails.”
One story picks up where the previous story leaves off, so you can binge read all of them together in one box set!
ONE LAST FIRST DATE
I’ve made a pact with my friends to marry the next guy I date. What could possibly go wrong?
I am so over dating. It’s time to find The One. It’s either that or buy a habit and veil and abandon the whole thing. But I believe in love, and I’m not ready to give up on it yet. That’s why I agreed to the One Last First Date pact. I’m going to marry the next guy I date.
Necessary? Heck, yes.
After months of searching, I find the ideal candidate: Parker Hamilton. He’s good-looking, smart, cultured–and a doctor. But I’m not taking any chances. I’ve vetted him so thoroughly I could offer some pointers to the CIA. He passes with flying colors, and our romance begins.
Enter Will Jordan, my irritating work colleague who thinks it’s fine to muscle in on my dream job and my love life. I’ll admit, his good looks and relaxed, easy nature can be distracting. But I can do without that kind of distraction right now, no matter how good he looks with his shirt off.
And he does look good.
Problem is, the more I get to know Will, the more I like him, even if I know Parker’s The One.
I just need to keep reminding myself that.
TWO LAST FIRST DATES
Making a pact with my friends to marry the next guy I date is a huge mistake.
You see I’ve given up on love. I got burned and came second best, and now I’m over it. Dating, men, looking for The One, all of it. I’m done.
And even if I hadn’t given up on love, I have an impressive list that shows how terrible I am at choosing the right guy. The emotionally unavailable ones. The ones who don’t choose me back. The ones who steal my shoes (true story).
But then Marcus Hann walks into the Cozy Cottage Café and I forget all the reasons. Because oh, my. Handsome, funny, charming, and totally into me. He’s my perfect guy.
Problem is, my friends have taken things into their own hands and have set me up with Josh Bentley, the coffee delivery guy with the terrible pun T-shirts. Sure, he’s cute and he’s fast becoming a good friend. But dating material? Sorry Josh but that’s a hard pass from me.
Now, I need to convince my friends that I can choose the right guy for my Last First Date – and Marcus Hann is The One.
I’m counting on it.
THREE LAST FIRST DATES
When it comes to men, I am totally committed to not being committed.
But here’s the thing. I’m pushing 30. Hard.
I know it’s not exactly old, but it’s not young, either. As cliché as it is, my biological clock is ticking louder than a clap of thunder.
But more than that, I’m lonely. I want what my friends have.
I want love.
So, one evening, my besties and I agree to a pact to marry the next guy we date. Chardonnay may have been involved. Lunacy definitely was.
I mean, what’s a commitment phobe doing agreeing to a pact like that?
It’s a question I’ve asked myself a bunch of times lately, and the very reason why I’m widening the net from One Last First Date to Three Last First Dates, all in one day.
And it’s not like I have to choose any of these guys. Except one of my dates—sexy construction worker, Nash Campbell, the guy who makes jeans and a tight T look like they were made for him—somehow manages to change my mind.
I begin to fall for him.
But there’s one thing I didn’t count on. One person I didn’t expect to see ever again. And when he comes rumbling back into my life on his motorbike, all bets are off.
FOUR LAST FIRST DATES
What do you do when you’ve agreed to a pact with your friends to marry the next guy you date, 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?
What people are saying about the Cozy Cottage Café Romantic Comedy Box Set:
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “I SO loved all the books in the Cozy Cottage Café series (actually got hooked from book one and stalked Kate’s author page for each new book release after that). We get to know Cassie, Marissa, and Paige as they embark on their individual journeys toward love. I felt like I knew these women as if they were my own besties by the end of each book! There are several LOL moments and definitely book boyfriends who’ll make your heart flutter.” – Joslyn Westbrook, author
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “This is an adorable series! I finish each book glad that the characters find their happy ever after, but sad that the story has to end, kind of like I’m leaving behind a good friend. But then there’s another book to dive into, and I’m happy again!” – Holly Kerr, author
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “If you’ve never read a Kate O’Keefe novel and you’re a fan of romantic comedies, here’s what you need to know: the Cozy Cottage Café Series is one delicious serving of ooey gooey, heart-warming storytelling after another. Friends united by a love for the treats at their favorite bakery and their unlucky attempts at finding love make a pact to marry the next man they date. This simple thread unwinds in multiple directions within each book as we get to know unique and uniquely strong women who need to forge their individual paths toward their happily-ever-afters. Their stories are as compelling as the men they meet. These books are really easy to read and equally satisfying. Count on a lot of laughs, even more contented sighs, and a lingering desire to sample each and every one of the cakes from the Cozy Cottage Café.” – Diane Michaels, author of Ellen the Harpist
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “Kate O’Keeffe almost single-handedly resurrected my love of chick-lit with this series. Cassie’s story in Book 1 had me hooked from the first page, and I fell in love with her and the yummy Will Jordan (who just so happens to look like one of my other favourite male leads, Poldark). Books 2 and 3 focus on Cassie’s best friends, Paige and Marissa, who also go through the journey of finding “the one” by choosing the next guy they date. Kate has a way of bringing the Cozy Cottage Cafe to life and making you wish the love interests in these books were real people! Highly recommend.” – Kirsty McManus, author of 1996
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “I thoroughly enjoyed following these women, who start to feel like old friends, on their journeys. Some of my favorite book boyfriends are here as well. A cozy, warm, wonderful set of books that will leave you wanting more — and maybe wanting a little cake as well.” – Laurie Baxter, author
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “I LOVE this series! Each heroine is so different and utterly compelling. They are all strong, determined women with funny and endearing foibles and quirks – and they are so much fun to root for! The heroes are eclectic and wonderful as well – some maddening or suave or down-to-earth or jocular or swoony or irresistible or with an inescapable charm that sneaks up and won’t let go. Every page of every book is a delight, entertaining with laugh-out-loud descriptions and dialogue. And how these books captivate with sigh-inducing, toe-curling moments of romance! I highly recommend this box set for any lover of RomCom! And talk about the perfect gift!!!!!” – Geralyn Corcillo, bestselling author
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “Can’t say how much I love Kate O’Keeffe and her books, they get me involved and make me feel apart of their lives. I didn’t want them to end.” – Amazon reviewer