Four Last First Dates

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This is the fourth book in the series and is another great read. If you are looking for a good well-written fun read then you cannot go wrong with this book. After reading and enjoying the previous three books I could not wait to read Bailey's story and what another great read it was I would recommend this series.
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Loved the book! Can’t wait for the next book. Cute and thoughtful. Definitely a enjoyable fast read!!
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This is Bailey’s story.  She and her friends promise each other they will each have one last first date.  Bailey is not really looking for HEA as she lost her fiancé when he died 3 years ago.  But Bailey is enjoying some flirting with Ryan, her best friend’s brother.  But Ryan is not just flirting! You’ll love this feel-good HEA! 

I received an ARC of this book courtesy of Net Galley and the publisher. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and given freely.
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Loved this book! This is the forth in the series and now i want to read the other 3. Not because i need to to under stand this one but because i loved this one so much! This is cute and sweet and funny and you fall in love with the characters.
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Four Last First Dates by Kate O'Keeffe is the 4th book in the Cozy Cottage Cafe series, and a really fun book. Four  friends are sick of dating the wrong man and make a pact to marry the next guy they date. This book contains Bailey De Luca story.   Bailey starts by attending speed dating,  to find her forever man, with terrible results.   Will Bailey finally throw caution to the wind and open herself up?  I have read all four books in the series, and have enjoyed them all. If  you enjoy fun romantic comedies, I recommend this book and this series. I laughed and giggled my way through this book. I will definitely read this author again. 

I received this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.
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It is no surprise to me, how much I fell for this book. I read all the last first date books, and I couldn't wait for this one to come out. This is Bailey's story and she is the last of the friends who made a pact to find their "Last First Dates". 
Bailey runs the Cozy Cottage Cafe that all her friends drink coffee and eat cakes at. It is a place where the four ladies get together and discuss their careers, and men of course! When it comes to love Bailey knows that she promised her friends to give the last first date idea a chance, that's why she's doing the most horrible speed dating night of her life. However, Bailey's already had the love of her life in Dan her fiancé, who died almost 3 years ago today. She simply cannot imagine giving her heart to anybody else. 
These books are the perfect feel good romance to curl up with. I devoured it, with in hours. I would highly recommend it to all of you!
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I needed this book to get out of a book slump. Thank you for allowing me to review this book. This was perfectly perfect from the first page to the last. Exactly what I needed to stop a slump.
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I didn't know this was the last of a series when I requested it, however, it's definitely a stand-alone novel as well. Nowhere in reading it did I feel like I was missing chunks.
I loved the premise of the series and that's definitely what drew me in (and the adorable book cover). The characters were cute and likeable, not to mention they felt like they could truly be your friends. The dialogue was great and the storyline with food was yummy (couldn't resist!) However, I didn't know going into the book that the MC's old flame had passed away. I have no problem with sad stories or sad parts of stories, but I wasn't prepared for it and I think I wasn't in the right mood for it, which is why I had to give the novel a lower rating than it probably deserved. I'm going to wait and reread it prior to posting a review on any other website to give it a fair go. Loved Bailey and Ryan an their interactions and relationship though!
Despite my hesitance to the subplot, I would stil recommend this novel to a girlfriend.
Thank you to Netgalley and the Publisher for letting me read this ARC!
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Four Last First Dates is the fourth book in the series but it can be read as a standalone.
This time Bailey is giving speed dating a chance desperate to find that perfect one for herself. All her friends are in love and one is even getting married, but Bailey isn't sure that she will have another shot at love  being that she already had her soulmate and lost him. However, her best friends brother looks mighty fine even though he is not open to love.
Sweet and funny, contemporary look on love, relationships and dating will have you laugh ou loud as we navigate Bailey's dating disasters. Author paints realistic picture of today's romantic world, it's good and not so good points. 
Warm and heartfelt ending will suprise you but delight nevertheless.
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Bailey, Cassie Marissa and Paige are great friends who made a pact. The pact was that their first date will be their last and that they will find their "the one". Bailey had that 3 years ago and has been by
busy running her café, the Cozy Cottage Café and keeping her friends in coffee, cake and gossip. There's a speed dating event at a pub and they all go along. This book is Bailey's story and she is the last of her friends to try her luck at finding her Mr Right.

The friends all get on and everyone but Bailey is in their own happy relationship. As she meets Fake Jamie, Lt Reginald Barclay (a Star Trek enthusiast- why is Star Trek always seen as so boring/ geeky in books? I LOVE it). Adam or Ryan, who will be the one? Will she find her own Thor? There is a sad reason behind why she is single and not wih Dan, her ex-fiancé, anymore.

The book is detailed and has a quick pace. I could really get the speed dating/ pub vibe from the descriptions and the anticipation of a wedding and people finding their soulmate. The book is set in New Zealand which is a different setting to anything I have listened to in this genre before. It's very romantic and realistic. I liked Adam and was swept up by the atmosphere in the pub. Bailey's friends are all supportive and the kind of friends I like.

Marissa has an older brother named Ryan. Will sparks fly between them? Bailey is fun, quirky and honest and I really liked her "voice." She and Paige run the Cozy Cottage Café, an idea born of Bailey's visit to Devon and her love of the quaint area a short time before she decided to open it. I was ravenous with the descriptions of the snacks and sweet treats and whizzed through this book.

Would Bailey ever find the man of her dreams? How does she feel when one of her friends announces she is getting married?

Thanks to Kate O' Keeffe Wild Lime Publishing and Karan and Co Author Solutions for my ARC in exchange for an honest and voluntary review. I took part in the Release Blitz on 9th August 2018 and Blog Tour on August 17th for this book. 4 stars.
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It’s finally Baileys turn! 

After losing her fiancé in a motorcycle accident three years ago, opening up her Cozy cottage cafe and making three awesome friends and seeing their first last dates become their boyfriends, Bailey is getting antsy and wants to join in on the pact!
Little does she know that her first last date has been around for a while....
Baileys past is discribed in this book, her Nona, Dan and her almost mother-in-law Meredith and their connections to her. In this book I was not fond of pushy Paige and Marissa who it felt like didn’t want to share her brother.

All in all this is a good ending for all 4 ladies!

I received this ebook copy from the publisher and NetGalley for an honest review.
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If you're looking for an easy romance /cutesy drama that you can read in a few hours (if that much), then this is for you. It was cheesy and read like a YA when the characters were in their 30's but man I enjoyed it. Maybe because I read it right after I read the Lake House when I just wanted an easy read, but whatever it was it worked. I like cheesy romances anyway. If that's not your cup of tea, skip this one.
PS. I should note that its the last of a series but read well as a stand alone. I didn't read the first three of the series and I'm not sure I will since I read the last one first but I will certainly keep reading Kate O'Keeffe.
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Four friends Cassie,  Marissa,  Paige and Bailey all made a pact that the next date that they went on would be their last first date because they would marry this person.  Bailey is the last of them to go on her date but although she runs her own cafe she never seems to meet anyone suitable....... apart from Ryan,  Ryan is the brother of a friend and has his own relationship issues....... can they overcome this and make a go of it. 

A good final book to this series,  tying up a few loose ends, and although predictable was a warm lighted hearted story perfect for the beach
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A big thank you to NetGalley and Wild Lime Books for the ARC. I am voluntarily reviewing this book. This is book 4 in the Cozy Cottage Cafe series.  It is set in Auckland which made for a fun change. 4 friends decide to marry the next guy they date, I found this sort of over the top.  This is Bailey's story.  I found her relationship with Ryan unbelievable. I didn't buy into the whole conflict.  That is not to say that this isn't a cute book.  I believe I have read the first book in the series.  This book brings things together nicely.  I give this a 3.5.  I enjoyed the wedding and the cafe more than the romance.
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“Four Last First Dates” is about as substantial as the cakes that Bailey (the main character) makes.  This is not to say the book isn’t cute, because it is. A heartbroken woman, a heartthrob potential new guy, matched-up friends trying to help the two, the requisite romance…but it all felt fairly unsubstantial.  The will they/won’t they aspect of the romance was more of a “when will they” because it was obviously apparent early-on what was going to happen.  A few wrenches thrown in felt like half-hearted attempts to create drama, but they weren’t followed-through to create an actual conflict.  I did like the setting of Auckland, New Zealand, and would have loved a few more descriptive passages that gave me a sense of the place, but in reality it could have taken place in any city.  This is the fourth book in a series, and the first of the series that I have read. After finishing it, I don’t feel the need to read the first three, mainly because there were enough references in this one to give me the gist of what happened in the previous books. If you’ve read the others, you will definitely want to read this one, as it ties up some relationships and also introduces a spinoff book.  But as a one-off, it was a light, quick read that didn’t leave much of an impression.  Thank you to Netgalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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This is a sweet version of friends-to-lovers romance.  The heroine, Bailey, runs a successful cafe, but she is a failure at love ever since her fiance died in a tragic accident.  She can’t find a new guy in their small town even though her friends all seemed to find the love of their lives.  She keeps trying since she and her friends had made a pact to find the man they’d have their last first date with.  Unfortunately, the only guy whom she is attracted to is Ryan, the older brother of one of her friends.  Unfortunately, Ryan has had his own bad experiences with love and can’t get over it.  But he keeps showing up at her cafe and even coming by her house to hang out.  

It’s clear where this is heading, but these both seem like nice people so you can’t help pulling for them to figure things out.

I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book that I received from Netgalley; however, the opinions are my own and I did not receive any compensation for my review.
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“This could not be more perfect.” So said one of the lovable characters from this equally lovable book, as she opined about romance and life. But she could have also been commenting about this Book #4- it is indeed a perfect ending to the Cozy Cottage series.

I’m sure all of you have been keeping up with Cassie, Paige, Marissa and Bailey at the Cozy Cottage Café. In the first book in the series, these best friends pledged that their next first date would be their last date. They agreed to find the last man they’d ever go out with, the man they would marry. Cute, right?

Cassie, Paige and Marissa each had their own time in the spotlight of this series and each did find their Last First Date. Now it’s Bailey’s turn. As Bailey said, “I was good-enough looking, I ran my own business, I didn’t do mean things to kittens.”

Bailey is the owner of the Cozy Cottage Café and her warm, comfortable shop and even warmer personality ties this group of friends together. Or maybe it’s the delectable desserts that are tantalizingly described.

“To me, love was the pinnacle-what we were all looking for, what we all wanted in this life.” When speed dating, which is a hilarious scene, doesn’t come through for Bailey, she turns her eyes to a familiar guy. But, he’s been through a terrible breakup, how could he be Last Date material? Endearing plucky Bailey listens to her friends and tries to follow her own heart, which has also been broken. 

Author O’Keeffe deftly mixes clever, spot-on dialogue, with whimsical happenings and sweet love as we gather at the Cozy Cottage Café. The author gives us fresh, vibrant characters- they are so well created that it’s been easy for me to remember who they are and what makes them special. I was especially excited to get a quick glimpse of a cameo appearance by another memorable character.

The finale to this book and series surprised me, but it will make you happy ever after, just like our good friends at the Café. Highly recommend.

Thanks to NetGalley, the publisher and Karan & Co. Author solutions for an ARC.
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