No More Horrible Dates

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

Pretending to be the girlfriend of rugby star and major party boy Nick Zachary might do wonders to rehabilitate his damaged reputation, but I’m seriously beginning to question my sanity.

Sure, being seen around town with the high profile “Wild Boy of Rugby” could help my fashion design business get off the ground, but having to pretend to not only like the guy but get affectionate in front of the cameras with him is one huge ask.

Then, surprisingly, things between us begin to change. As we spend more and more time together, I start to…like him. I know, right? Me, Erin Andrews, self-professed jock hater—especially hot rugby jocks like Nick Zachary, whose sexy muscled torso taunts me on billboards on my way into work each day.

Seriously, does the guy really need that many abs?

The thing is, lately I’ve begun to see another side to Nick—and it’s a side I’ve begun to fall for. Hard.

But is Nick really the guy he is when we’re together? Or is he the playboy cad the media makes him out to be?



No More Horrible Dates is the final title in a Cozy Cottage Café spin-off series called High Tea. Check out the trailer below…




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Acclaim for No More Horrible Dates:

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

Finalist 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