Ever been stuck in a fake romance with the human embodiment of your “Nope, Never” list?
Here I am, enmeshed in a love charade with none other than Nick Zachary, New Zealand’s “wild boy of rugby” himself. Player on field and off, Nick’s the last person I’d ever date in a million years.
But you see an opportunity presented itself for me to pretend to be in a relationship with the guy to repair his tarnished rep. Why do such a crazy thing? While I’m being photographed on his arm I can raise the profile of my fledgling fashion designs. That’s why. Smart, right?
It’s a win-win—if I can stomach the public PDAs with a guy with more abs than brain matter.
And then the plot twist lands. As if playing make-believe with Nick isn’t challenging enough, enter the transformation nobody saw coming—ours. Spending time in Nick’s orbit reveals a side to him that doesn’t scream “stay away” in bold lettering. In fact, the man behind the image isn’t what I expected at all, and I find myself catching feelings. Yep, you heard it right. Erin Andrews, committed jock avoider, is turning into a heart-eyed emoji around the country’s answer to Casanova.
But which version is the real Nick? Is the guy who holds my hand the same one splashed across tabloids in compromising poses?
In the end, I’ll need to unravel this romantic enigma faster than a rugby scrum, all while trying to keep my sanity—and my heart—intact.
Set in New Zealand, No More Horrible Dates is the final title in a Cozy Cottage Café spin-off series called High Tea. Check out the trailer below…
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
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
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “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
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “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