One Last First Date

Cassie Dunhill and her friends make a pact to marry the next guy they each date. What could possibly go wrong?

Cassie is sick of dating. It’s been ten years and it’s time, time to find The One. It’s either that or buy a fetching habit and veil and abandon the whole thing. But Cassie believes in love, and she’s not ready to give up yet.

Cassie and her best friends make a pact that the next date they go on will be their One Last First Date. The pressure is on to find Mr. Right, and Cassie’s the first to find him: Parker Hamilton. He’s good-looking, smart, cultured—and a doctor. Despite his obvious credentials, Cassie’s not taking any chances. She’s vetted Parker so thoroughly she could offer some pointers to the CIA. Needless to say, he passes with flying colors.

Things get complicated when Will Jordan, her irritating work colleague, muscles in on her dream job and her love life. Will is a typical guy, complete with nicknames for everyone, even Cassie. His good looks and relaxed, easy nature can be distracting. But Cassie can do without that kind of distraction right now, no matter how good Will looks with his shirt off.

In the end, is there only One Last First Date?


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Finalist in the 2018 Readers’ Favorite Book Awards

Readers absolutely LOVE 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.” – Lesley Jones for 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 best selling 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

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

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “Rom-com at it’s best!” – 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)