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.

Scary? Yes.

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.



Finalist in the Readers’ Favorite Book Awards

Praise for One Last First Date!:

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “This is a hysterically funny and well-written romance story. Cassie is a great protagonist, relatable and realistic; I have friends exactly like her. The love/hate relationship between Will and Cassie is funny and heartwarming. Will is the type of character you always want around to lift your spirits; his insults and nicknames for everyone made me gasp. The chemistry is built gradually and the way Will speaks to Cassie in a cheeky, self-assured manner made me laugh out loud. Every character’s dialogue is unique and shows off their personalities perfectly. The conflict throughout the story kept me engrossed. You really want Cassie to choose the path of excitement and passion and not a steady, boring future with Parker. The question of who Cassie is going to choose kept my attention right up until the end. This is a brilliantly written comedy romance and I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series.” –  Readers’ Favorite

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “A must-read! This book had me chuckling right on page one and didn’t stop there . . . I couldn’t put it down.” – Melanie Summers, bestselling author of The Royal Treatment

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “Kate O’Keeffe is the Sophie Kinsella of New Zealand!” – Kirsty McManus, author of Saved by the Celebutante

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “I was hooked from page one . . . The story is well-written with a ton of laugh-out-loud moments. Bravo, Kate O’Keeffe.” – Joslyn Westbrook, author of The Fifty-Two Week Chronicles

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “If you like stories written with quirky humor and toe-curling romance, stories about dates fraught with mishaps and workplace situations gone asunder, and stories about finding love where you least expect it, One Last First Date is the book for you.” – Geralyn Corcillo, Amazon bestselling author

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ One Last First Date is a cute, sweet romantic comedy . . . this book is a ‘sit on the beach with a Mai Tai’ read….just don’t make a pact while there!” – InD’tale Magazine
★ ★ ★ ★ ★“Artfully plotted, with just the right dose of you-are-ahead-of-the-heroine to make you turn pages in anticipation … I loved it from beginning to end.” – Laurie Baxter, author 

★ ★ ★ ★ ★“Loved this book!” – Melissa Baldwin, author of Friends ForNever 

★ ★ ★ ★ ★“This book is well written, romantic, funny and everything a great chick lit book is.” – Aimee Brown, author of Little Gray Dress 

★ ★ ★ ★ ★“Kate O’Keeffe will bring you to tears with laughter in One Last First Date. Clever, funny, and romantic — the perfect Chick Lit read!” – Tracy Krimmer, author of Dating For Decades

Readers LOVE One Last First Date!:

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “I loved it so much I’ve red it 3 times!” – Amazon reviewer

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “This is a fun, delightful and thoroughly enjoyable read!” – Marianne Hansen, book blogger, Comedy of Errers

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “Rom-com at it’s best!” – Amazon reviewer

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “This is rom com at its finest! – Goodreads reviewer

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “I love it so much I read it 3 times!” – Amazon reviewer

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “Perfect romantic read” – Goodreads reviewer

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “I really enjoyed the sharp wit of this author, she kept a grin on my face and laughing out loud throughout the book.” – Amazon reviewer

Titles in the Flirting with Forever 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 Friends & Forevers series is a 3-book spin-off series of the Flirting with Forever 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

No More Terrible Dates

No More Horrible Dates