Monday, November 13, 2017

THREE LAST FIRST DATES

Blog Tour || Three Last First Dates by Kate O’Keeffe

Congrats to Kate O’Keeffe! The third book in her Cozy Cottage Cafe series, THREE LAST FIRST DATES, is available now!

Release Blitz || Three Last First Dates by Kate O’Keeffe
Three Last First Dates
by Kate O'Keeffe
Series: Cozy Cottage Cafe #3
  Published by Wild Lime Books on October 31, 2017
Genres: Romantic Comedy

 



When it comes to men, Marissa Jones is totally committed to not being committed. One major heartbreak is enough for her.
Against her better judgment, Marissa agrees to a pact with her friends to marry the next guy she dates. But she isn't going to take any chances. For her, it's a numbers game, and one last first date just isn't enough. So, she ups the ante--three first dates with three very different guys, all in one day.
But can any of these men live up to her high standards?
Despite a few bumps in the road, from the three, she chooses The One. That is until the motorcycle-riding ex she never got over turns up, changing everything.
In the end, do you choose love or does love choose you?
Escape to New Zealand in this fun, feel-good chick lit story.


Kate O’Keeffe – Three Last First Dates
Chapter 1


MY NAME IS MARISSA Jones, and I’m totally committed to not being committed.
There, I said it. It was out there.
In fact, I had a long and impressive history of avoiding commitment. I was the Commitment Phobia Queen, if you will. I was good at it, really good. If you looked “commitmentphobe” up in a dictionary, I wouldn’t have been at all surprised if you’d have found a photo of me, running away from some bewildered-looking guy as quickly as my feet could carry me.
That was why, when it came to dating, I was fussier than an OCD patient off their meds. And why not? A girl had to have standards, right? I never expected to “settle” for someone, and nor did I want to. No way. No one but Mr. Absolutely Right would do for me.
Only problem was, I was having a hard time finding him.
That’s why I agreed to a pact with my best friends to marry the next guy I dated. Which in hindsight, for a commitmentphobe like me, was an off-the-charts crazy thing to do. Certifiable. I had really only agreed to the pact because I was sick of dating—that and the large amount of chardonnay I had imbibed that evening.
To be perfectly honest, I hadn’t really taken it all that seriously at the time.
And then “the thing” happened and I knew I had to find him, I had to find The One. There was simply no more time to waste.
But, instead of going on a regular old date with some random guy, I decided to go on three dates in one day. I liked the math: one of me, three of them. It more than worked in my favor.
Not only that, I had thoroughly vetted each of the three guys before I even threw on my outfit for the first date. If this was going to work—and I really, really wanted it to—I needed to go in with my eyes wide open.
“I still can’t believe you’re doing this,” Paige said, shaking her head and smiling at me over our cups of coffee, what was left of our slices of cake in crumbs on our plates. “Three dates in one day? You’re brave.”
“Why not? You and Cassie put all your eggs in one basket, and I don’t want to do that. I mean, I know you ended up with the right guys in the end, but they weren’t the men you went on your Last First Dates with, right?” They nodded. “Well, I figured going out with three different guys has to improve the odds.”
“You’re right about that.” Paige nodded, her eyebrows raised. “Can you give us the lowdown on who these guys are? We need all the details, right, Cassie?”
“Oh, yes. Especially how good they look with their shirts off,” Cassie added with a wicked grin.
“Well, I’m hardly going to find that out on a first date, but”—I raised my hand in the Girl Guides’ salute—“I do solemnly swear to report all important details to you as they transpire.”


Who doesn't love hearing about dating disasters - as long as they are not happening to you?
This group of outgoing, intelligent single women has had enough of the dating scene, especially first dates. So they form a pact that the next "first date" each goes on will be their last.
So far, for Cassie and Paige this pact has turned out well. 

 Marissa starts out being so sweet and seemingly vulnerable and there were points in this story that I truly disliked her! 
I will give the author one point in her favor. I am an animal lover and treat my dogs like kids but Kate O'Keeffe even had me gagging with some descriptive passages.
So this is a story where you are not sure who you are rooting for except the dogs.

T
his is a love story of multiple levels. It is rom-com, good clean romance, a story of friendship and opportunity. I had fun with it, even when Marissa made me angry. 
I look forward to reading more about all of the couples and perhaps speed dating!

Read my full review and others on Goodreads


About Kate O’Keeffe


Kate O'Keeffe is a bestselling author of fun, feel-good romantic comedies. She lives and loves in beautiful New Zealand with her family, two scruffy dogs, and a cat who thinks he's a scruffy dog too. He's not: he's a cat.
She is a wife, a mother, and a chocolate expert. Seriously. She loves to read, to hang out with friends, and to hike up the big hill behind her house each day.
To date, she’s written the Amazon bestselling chick lit series, the Cozy Cottage Café, the Wellywood Romantic Comedy Series, a fun holiday novella, and co-authored One Way Ticket with fellow author, Melissa Baldwin.

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