Unlikely Allies by C.C. Koen


My Review

This was a touching story with laughter and even had me tearing up at points.  People say that children and animals know a person at a soul level.  This seems to be so when it comes to Cecily and Herbert.

Out of anywhere Herbert could have scurried into, he did so into Rick’s office.  Cecily came in looking for him.  When Cecily waltzed into his office looking for her rodent, he had no idea that she would waltz right into his heart.  Once her mom, Maggie, comes to find Cece, Rick knows he is in real trouble.

Maggie has been through a lot.  Moved in with her sister, she is working nights for a security firm whiled during the day she attends culinary school.  When her daughter wanders into an office, she had no idea that fate would step in and her life would never be the same again.

I love how this book takes us through the precious meeting that leads to a wonderful love story.  I love how sex is not the prominent part of this story.  But most of all, I love how we follow the couple and Cece all the way through Cece is old enough to go to work herself.  I don’t feel like there is any holes in the love story of Rick and Maggie.  I am hoping that we get to know Kat’s love story next.

What happens when a single mom’s four-year-old daughter falls in love with Mr. Right and she doesn’t?

Maggie Tyson’s rule: no bad boys. Her incarcerated ex-husband broke her of that attraction. Needing to escape his threats and the scrutiny of the people in her hometown, Maggie relocates to New York City. Determined to not make the same mistakes, she has a mile-long list of dos and don’ts. Unfortunately, her daughter, Cecily, doesn’t like to follow them. When Cecily wanders away from her and right into Rick Stone’s office, Maggie knows he’s the exact type she’s been trying to avoid. Can she resist him or will she succumb to his willful charm?

Rick Stone’s rule: bed them don’t wed them. Running a multibillion dollar business doesn’t leave him with much time to do anything else, particularly with an overbearing grandfather breathing down his neck. But when a man works hard, he needs to play even harder. Voted America’s most eligible bachelor, Rick doesn’t have any problems getting women into his bed—except one.

Two auburn beauties stumble into his life.  One will break his heart.  The other—heal it.  Will he love or leave them?

pleading for anything and everything she could give.


            About the Author

C.C. Koen writes contemporary romance with a twist. An avid reader who enjoys mystery and suspense, her stories will never be what you expect. Determined to find adventure in her dreams and life, she enjoys skydiving, sailing and any activity that challenges her. Teacher by day, romance writer at night produce an active imagination that comes to life in her writing.




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August 11, 2015 12:30 pm

Thank you for participating in the Unlikely Allies tour and taking time to review. So glad you enjoyed the story 😉