The Barter System (The Barter System #1) by Shayne McClendon
Some people will go to great lengths to get their research. Riya O’Connell requests applications from men around the country willing to participate in the research she needs for her dissertation on Male Sexuality. She narrows down her thousands of submissions to eight men. In return, Riya will give them…whatever they want. As her project progresses, Riya realizes she’s chosen the eight men in the country who would love her well and that she could easily love in return. She leaves subject after subject with a small piece of her heart. Ultimately, Riya discovers where she truly belongs…and gets an education she didn’t plan on. NOTE: This story contains explicit sexual scenes and languageand is intended for mature audiences only. Do not read this novel if intense sexual situations offend you.
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The Barter System by Shayne McClendon My rating: 5 of 5 stars Five Mind-Blowing stars!!!!!! This beautiful story has me currently floored!!! I fell in love with this story from the beginning! I was so grounded in this story that the few times I tried to start another book and read them both at the same time, I couldn't!!! My mind kept wandering back to this book!! Riya was easy to connect with. Smart, witty and hilarious! But she was lacking from the beginning. You just knew there was something wrong with her. She seemed closed off, held back from herself and those around her. Losing her mom and a strong yet struggling relationship with her father, had much to do with the way she held herself. Working full time and running a blog as well as writing a few books kept her extremely busy. But she was looking to figure out more about herself and her relationships, with her dissertation. She planned on throwing herself into the lives of eight men, Learning from them and allowing them in turn to use her as they will. What she didn't expect was how much of herself she would be giving away and how much this experience would change her! Each week she engrossed herself with each "Subject." She felt such a connection to each one that half way through her time with them, she found it hard to detach herself enough to leave them, when she needed to. Sean, Victor, Joshua, Lucas, Ricardo, Bobby, Max, and Micah.....each unique in their own right. She was so frail after her 5th subject, she was emotionally exhausted, and on the brink of a complete breakdown! What she didn't expect was to be caught by four strong hands. They helped her heal herself and made her stronger. And each and every moment spent with them had her growing more and more in love with them, until there was no turning back!!
"You healed my fractured heart. How I love you both with all of me." Definitely worth 5 Screaming O's!!!!
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The Barter System by Shayne McClendon My rating: 4 of 5 stars This book was hot. It had it all. Sex. Life. Truth. Redefinition. The book is big on shock value. Well it did open with us learning about Riya’s Barter System. Now standard definition of a Barter system is: “…is an old method of exchange. This system has been used for centuries and long before money was invented. People exchanged services and goods for other services and goods in return.” The definition explains the basics of this simply perfect system, but I do not believe it was meant to be taken how our Heroine and all her subjects/Hero’s used Riya’s physical use of the system, for research purposes, of course. The basis of Riya’s research is to study the sexual habits of men. For Riya to obtain the most accurate data she exchanged sex for lodging, food, clothing and the information needed to complete her dissertation. So I have provided you with the basics of this story. After reviewing the synopsis, I was like, “This is about WHAT!” I was very shocked to have enjoyed this book. Only because I was in such shock of a new story line. Shayne is giving the reader something new and not just the same old, story line. One woman’s tell about how she has relations with various men in the book. But it is really not that simple. Riya was raw and uncensored. At first, I was concerned about her lack of emotion and distances with the subjects, because her interactions with the men are crucial to the flow of the story. She was blah, well to me, in the beginning, but she grew on me and in the story. Her personal story is the pinnacle part of this book. Her past defines her character and the power of the story. The subjects, well Shayne new what she was doing when she created all these fine subjects. I really want individual books for all of the subjects in the book. Prequel, sequel, epilogue, I do not care. But I want more of them! What I really enjoyed about the book was what each of the subjects brought to the Barter System. Special request: Dear Author (Shayne), Can we have Barter book two for Riya. I am eager to see what kind of ending(s) she can continue to have. I am prepared to Barter for this. LOL. I may want to rethink that. This is a very hot, sexy, HEA, and dangerously addictive book. I have read it three (3) times. So if you like it raw and a fresh creative theme, this is the book you need.
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Also writes under Shayne M Shayne McClendon is an indie author who has received rave reviews for her premiere novel "The Barter System." Other projects recently released are "Completely Wrecked," "In the Service of Women," "Yes to Everything," "Damaged," "Being Delightful," "The Hermit," "Hudson" - the second book set in "The Barter System" world, and many more. Writer, mom, and hermit...Shayne listens to the voices in her head because their ideas are awesome. Those around her have learned not to question the crazy. Coffee consumption is too high, amount of sleep is too low, but the words always feel just right. She currently lives in Oklahoma wrangling teenagers, opening doors for her pets, and running her content writing company. She dreams of peace, quiet, travel, and always having a viable internet connection. You can contact her by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, stop by her Facebook page, or visit her website and subscribe for your free story! Shayne McClendon's work is available at Amazon. Signed print editions of her work are available on her website.
Current Book List: The Barter System Hudson Yes to Everything
In the Service of Women Damaged Love of the Game - The Complete Collection Quickies - An Anthology The Hermit *survival romance* Completely Wrecked *survival romance* Being Delightful Permission to Come Aboard - The Great Outdoors Special Delivery - The Great Outdoors A Sunny Heart - The Great Outdoors Embrace the Wild - The Great Outdoors Obsession Gravity Roadside Assistance *always free*
Compilations: Just a Little Kilted - with Alexandra Andersen Just a Little Crazy - with Alexandra Andersen Just a Little Extra - with Alexandra Andersen Books Available in Print on Website: The Barter System Damaged Yes to Everything Love of the Game - The Complete Collection Not a Bride - with Alexandra Andersen