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Finishing in the New Year (Sexy Romantic Standalone Book #2)

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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 wa
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Kindle Edition, 208 pages
Published July 20th 2018
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Julia Red Hatter Book Blog
Jul 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Marla and Jared are so stinking cute. Jared, the manwhore, has decided he's ready to settle down with the right woman. After being punched in the gut by Marla's beauty, he decided she's the one. Marla has had it rough these last few years, her parents died and she's raising her teen brother, and her boyfriend of a year cheated on her with her friend. The sexy Jared is determined to knock down all her walls. He does, but when exes agree to team up and break up the happy couple drama and heartache ...more
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Jul 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
-Kacie, ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Not going to lie, the prologue kind of shocked me. It’s not a big deal but I’m a little bit of a prude and it’s definitely not what I was expecting.

Over all I thought this was a great story. Jared is a man whore to the highest degree. He wants to make a change in his life and Marla is his turning point. Marla has his number from day one! It leaves Jared in shock! I love how Marla left Jared awkward and unsure. His awkwardness was so hilarious at times, that I was laughing so hard I w
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Tanja Kezmic
Jul 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: omgreads
I always find it strange when a woman finds or she thinks her man is doing someone else that she chooses not to confront him. In my opinion is not a normal reaction but without this "choice" we wouldn't have a good book to read cos let's face it - we all love these kinda a books.

But now back to this book - I really liked these two. The banter between Marla,Oliver and Jared was so funny at times I had tears in my eyes. I loved the part where he was persuading her that Die Hard is Xmas movie 😂. A
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Kizzy
Jul 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Loved Jared and Marla😍.

We met Jared in Coming For Christmas :) So happy he was getting his own story!
I never thought that Jared would find someone to catch his attention..In comes Marla, Beth's friend. He is at a loss for words when he sees her, so I knew this was going to be good. LOL

All I will say is...elevator scene. wow!

Marla has had trust issues since her last boyfriend cheated on her. Watching her fight her attraction to Jared was hilarious because he was so persistent. Of course things
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Jenny
Jul 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! A sexy, sweet and fun story. The banter between Marla and Jared kept me pulled into the story. These two characters are perfect together. Jared is a manwhore. Marla has had a rough few years, from her parents deaths to her boyfriend cheating on her. I love the chemistry between Jared and Marla! An absolute must read book!
*Magic Beyond The Covers Book Blog*
Krystyna Allyn
Jun 12, 2018 added it  ·  (Review from the author)

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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 stran
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Sandra
Jul 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Before reading Krystyna Allyn’s Coming for Christmas, I’d never heard of her, but I grabbed the Christmas short story, reading it in one sitting. It was super sweet and very sexy and surprised me. I was glad to have the ARC of Finishing in the New Year so I could jump right into sexy Jared’s story.

Like Coming for Christmas, Finishing in the New Year is sexy; and while it’s not super sweet like its prequel, the story carries itself nicely with characters I enjoyed reading about. It’s got a bit of
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LMR
Feb 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Readers Over 18 Only Please
Recommended to LMR by: Krystyna Allyn & Booksprout
Finishing in the New Year (Sexy Romantic Standalone Book 2) by Krystyna Allyn Finishing in the New Year (Sexy Romantic Standalone Book 2) By: Krystyna Allyn
Deceptions, Lies, & Betrayals... Their Relationship Is A Rollercoaster!
He doesn't make a Great 1st Impression,
But, HIS Second IMPRESSION is FAST, Hard, Deep, & Lastin'!
The Guy just won't give UP,
NO matter how BAD his Luck...
You see, He's Determined to WIN her HEART,
Even if she's Against it from the Start!
Too BAD there's Sooo MANY Elements Working Against HIM,
Otherwise he'd have Nailed Down his Woman Months Ag
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Vivian
Jul 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
What happens when a rich manwhore meets the woman he wants for more than one night, but she hates his guts? Well you have to read Krystyna Allyn’s Finishing in the New Year. This is the second boon in her Sexy Romantic Standalone Series. The characters overlap form the first book, but it is easy to follow along so it doesn’t matter if you haven’t read the first in the series.

I really enjoyed reading Finishing in the New Year and I loved the two main characters. Jared is the arrogant but charming
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Kristina Montigny
Jul 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
So I haven't read book one, but after reading this one, I need to go back and do it stat...the little bit at the end has me sucked in and the whole Cooper/Josh thing is throwing me off lol. I need to know more!

Anyways, I loved Jared and his persistence with Marla. I love how he's kind of thrown off his game because Marla's a bit of a firecracker and her lil bro Oliver makes things more interesting. The interactions between Marla and Jared and Jared and Oliver kept a smile on my face throughout
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Jennifer Pierson
Jul 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was my first story by the very talented Krystyna Allyn, and I could do nothing else until I devoured it in one sitting. So Marla, she was forced to become responsible quickly in life, when after her parents died, because she did everything she could to keep her younger brother with her. And she's just come out of a bad relationship where her ex cheated on her with a close friend, so when she meets Jared, she's not too anxious to spend time with him. But the manwhore, Jared, has decided that ...more
Jami
Jan 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
I was really torn between 3 and 4 stars on this one but Oliver saved the day and pushed me to a 4 star review and Oliver wasn’t one of the main characters. Jared and Marla are where my emotions got torn. I had a hard time liking Jared. I have no problem with reading about playboys that finally meet the woman that makes them see only her but that is not what happened with Jared. He seemed reluctant to stop his playboy ways even as he was thinking he had found his forever girl and then there is Ma ...more
Ria -  Reading Is Our Satisfaction
One hilariously sexy read

Meet Jared, manwhore, sexy, egotistical and someone who has just been knocked off his feet. One look at Marla and he's smitten, he's decided that she's his forever girl. Meet Marla, gorgeous, sexy, hard working and guardian of her younger brother Oliver. She's also still getting over a cheating ex. One look at Jared and she's decided she hates him.

So begins one hilariously sexy read by Krystyna Allyn. With Jared, Marla and Oliver you have the perfect RomCom. I don't thin
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Katie
Jul 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Finishing in the New Year
By Krystyna Allyn
4 stars
Reviewed on behalf of 3 Degrees of Fiction Book Blog

I loved this book! It was funny, sexy and the characters were really great! This is the first book that I have read by this author and it definitely won’t be the last. Her writing style was engaging and easy to read. Her characters were well planned and thought out – I really did love Marla. She had had such a rough time in her past that I desperately wanted her to find some happiness – I wanted
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Rachel
Jan 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
At first, I was not sure if I would enjoy this book, however at the end I couldn't get enough. The book starts out in the voice of Jared, who is a cocky, self assured womanizer who it seems doesn't realize what it is he wants. In getting ready for his best friends wedding, Jared meets Marla, the best friend of the bride. From the first time they meet, there is a sort of love hate relationship - Jared wants to get together with Marla, she hates that she is attracted to him. Through lots of effort ...more
Sharon Jones
Jul 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Reviewed on behalf of 3 Degrees of Fiction book blog.
This is my first book by Krystyna Allyn, and I really enjoyed it. This is the second book in this series, but it does completely read as a standalone so I didn't feel like I was lost at any point.
I liked the relationship between Marla and Jared. Marla knew exactly what type of man Jared is, but he didn't give up pursuing her. He went to great lengths to get her attention, and I wouldn't say he wore her down, he just showed a different side to
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Lauren R.
Jul 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Jared, Jared, Jared.

The man is just...Insatiable in all things naughty & nice!

I mean I already claimed him in Coming for Christmas where Author Krystyna Allyn introduced us and I just knew there was more to him then what he was masking under that smirk of his.

Well Jared delivered in this book.
He is sexy,
such a cocky alpha male,
exciting,
sweet,
funny,
loving,
and who would have known he had such a romantic side to him.
Marla brings out things in Jared he never knew he could be or feel.
Loved the
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Wendy Livingstone
Jul 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the first time I have read any of this authors’ work, and my word it will not be the last! Jared is a cocky manwhore, who is stunned into speechlessness when he first meets the feisty and fiercely independent Marla, and he has his work cut out for him in persuading her that he is the man for her. I loved the witty banter between these characters, and the laugh-out-loud moments throughout. This is a well written flawless story, which is filled with humour, twists, drama, and is an all rou ...more
Wendy
Jun 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Love this latest release by Krystyna Allyn, Finishing in the New Year is standalone, it is a romantic comedy, that really does have plenty of laughs.
Jared Carrington, is a sexy, cocky hunk of a male, who decides Marla is the one for him after a meeting of bodies in a lift!!

Marla has a protective brother called Oliver that he must convince that Jared is worthy of her, she has had her heart broken by her ex Derek, who shows up wanting her back.

Jared has a psycho one night stand wanting him back, D
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Heather
Jul 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book was so fun to read, it was a page turner from the start. The story is very sexual with a lot of description . At first I was concerned it would take away from the story line, but for me it did not. I really like the characters and their interactions with each other. This is the first book I have ever read by this author and she absolutely nailed the game of cat and mouse that often happens between Men and Women when they begin dating. I enjoyed the witty banter between Jared and Marla, ...more
Clare
Jul 16, 2018 rated it liked it
I received an ARC of this book for an honest review. This is my first book by Krystyna Allyn. This book is meant to be read as a standalone, there is a novella that precedes it. However, the novella does not have to be read in order to read and enjoy this book. Jared and Marla make a good couple. Marla is a tough woman who has had a really bad few years, but doesn't let it get the best of her. Jared, who I really struggled to like in the beginning, takes obnoxious to a new level. It was really a ...more
A.BookNerd.Bookseller&Bibliophile.Blog
Jared.....you cocky SOB. You've met your match with Marla.

This book was super sexy fun from start to finish.

This was my first book by Ms Allyn and it won't be my last.

Reviewed by: Heather S.

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This is my first book by Krystyna Allyn. This book is meant to be read as a standalone, there is a novella that precedes it. However, the novella does not have to be read in order to read and enjoy this book. Jared and Marla make a good couple. Marla is a tough woman who has had a really bad
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KReader
Dec 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A great story with tons of heat

Jared can have any woman he wants and he knows it. Until he meets Marla and all his smoothness flies right out the window and she shuts him down instantly. Jared being Jared, simply cannot take no for an answer especially when he knows deep down inside she just might be his "one". Can he convince Marla to give him a shot and will Marla change Jared from the "manwhore of Manhattan" to a stable and trustworthy partner? Such a great story with tons of heat and intrigu
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mybookcraze
Jul 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-2018, july-2018
*Received an ARC in exchange for an honest review*

Jared is your typical playboy who finally wants to settle down and start a family. He meets Marla who won't give him the time of day. Of course, he decides Marla is the one for him. Marla had rough few and now has trust issues because her boyfriend cheated on her one of her friends. She also lost her parents and now is responsible for her little brother. He's decided to break down all her walls. Its a super cute story. Love all three of them tog
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Jen
Dec 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is book two in the series but it didn't steal the little place in heart from book one. It was still a good read, very hot moments and some funny moments too. I agree with other reviewers that the flow was not as smooth. Overall, though still a good story and read. Looking forward to continuing with this author and this series.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Maria
Jul 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Loved Jared right from the start, he is a smooth talking cocky womanizer that loses the ability of speech the moment he sets eyes on Marla.
Some very enjoyable moments that lead to some very steamy scenes.
And as for Oliver, Marla`s little brother, well I for one can`t wait for his story which is next in the series.
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Jeanne Richardson
Feb 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the 4th book I've read written by Krystyna Allyn; she has done an great job at writing a good book; I will definitely be reading more of her books.

The story line caught my attention at the very beginning and kept me interested throughout the entire book.

I loved the characters.

I received a free copy of this book via booksprout and I’m voluntarily leaving a review.
Tanya
Apr 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Watch who you make out with in a lift as it can become.dangerous. He was a stranger and they got not and steamy in a lift. Now just two months later he broke her heart by dumping her. Read and learn to be more careful about who you book up with

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Lindsey Kramer
Jul 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book was fantastic. I have yet to read Coming For Christmas, but that one is going to be next on my reading list. This book was funny, snarky and suspenseful. I seriously thought my tablet was going to melt at one point.
Amy
Feb 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is my first book by Krystyna Allyn and I really enjoyed it. It has great chemistry between Jared and Marla and the banter was fun to see. This was a great read and I am looking forward to more of her books.
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Krystyna Allyn 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 time to write all of her crazy stories.
Her hobbies include baking, skydiving, karaoke and general mischief.