NEW RELEASE & REVIEW!!! ~ Finishing In The New Year by Krystyna Allyn

Title: Finishing In The New Year
Series: Sexy Romantic Standalone #2
Author: Krystyna Allyn
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 20, 2018
Cover Designer: Jena Brignola, Bibliophile Productions
Danger! Men with big umm … egos can be hazardous to your health.
Have you ever had a moment of pure insanity, landing you up against an elevator wall with a total stranger?
Just me then, huh?
Well, he wasn’t exactly unknown, but that’s besides the point.
The second I met Jared Carrington, I couldn’t decide if I wanted to throat punch him or kiss him. Choosing the latter was a mistake of epic proportions, and after two of the best months of my life he broke my heart.
Big surprise.
If you’re on the fence about hooking up with a guy like him, use my story as a cautionary tale. Stay away from arrogant jerks with skillful hands and a tongue that … 
You get the point.


In Finishing in the New Year we meet Jared, playboy extraordinaire. He’s rich, he’s gorgeous and he is totally skilled in the art of pleasing a woman. Well, many women and that’s kind of the problem. Jared spots Marla and he is instantly gobsmacked. Smitten. In lust.

But Marla has a cheating ex in her recent history and she’s not interested in a guy like Jared, in fact, she hates his gorgeous guts. Between healing her heart and taking care of her teenage brother, Marla doesn’t have time to waste her time on a guy like Jared.

Until the elevator. That’s right, the friggin’ elevator!!!

And that’s all the setup you’re getting for this fun-ish story.

What I liked about the story was that Jared knew who he was and unlike plenty of playboy stories, he wasn’t ashamed of his past or how he behaved with women in the past. No one got hurt and it’s not his fault if the woman got the wrong impression…but despite all that he’s decided he wants to change and find his forever girl.

Watching him pursue Marla while trying to handle her mouthy teenage brother was hilarious. Oliver was exactly what a guy like him needed, someone who wasn’t easily impressed by him and that gave the story the real-ness it needed because the villains were, in my opinion over the top. I pretty much guessed what they were up to and I know the story needed it, but it was my least favorite part of Finishing in the New Year.

This story kept me engaged, even when I wanted to toss my Kindle and yell at Marla so for that I’m giving it a solid 4.25 stars because I think we should all, as book reviewers, adopt Star Search scoring practices!!

“I seriously thought my tablet was going to melt at one point.”


“Jared Carrington will make you swoon.”

“It will pull at your heartstrings and leave you begging for more.”

Krystyna lives in somewhere USA with her amazingly awesome husband. Though she works full time, blogs and reads like a maniac, she still manages to find the time to write all her crazy stories. 
Her hobbies include baking, skydiving, karaoke and general mischief. The list of her favorite authors is endless, so rather than singling out anyone particular, she’ll just mention her number one go-to cookie is oatmeal raisin.



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