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The Barter System by [McClendon, Shayne]
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4.7 out of 5 stars 322 customer reviews
Book 1 of 5 in The Barter System (5 Book Series)

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THE BARTER SYSTEM by Shayne McClendon - 5 stars
Wow! Just wow! This story! This book is SO original! It's astoryline that I haven't seen yet.
Riya O'Connell - half Brazilian/half Irish, doctoralstudent. Enter 8 men. All handsome, all clean - medically and criminally.Willing subjects that have promised to take care of her for at least a weekeach.
Follow her journey of education, loss, and love in thisamazing book! Meet the men that enter her life and, as much as she learns fromthem, they learn from her. Hang onto the tissue because, even though this is aHappily Ever After, there are plenty of tears as you get there. You will haveyour favorite(s) when you're done! 
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THE BARTER SYSTEM by Shayne McClendon - 5 stars
So I read this book a while back and made myself wait towrite a review. Why? It was so incredible, I literally needed to come down frommy high. Did I come down? NO! I can't stop thinking about this book! I telleveryone I meet to read it!
I was skeptical when it was recommended to me. I thought,"Would that really work?" Let me tell you, Shayne took something thatI thought was going to be impossible and made it abso-freaking-lutely the mostincredible, amazing, beautiful story! My heart broke with every chapter! In theend, I said, "Holy sh*t...she really pulled it off!" This book mademe laugh and cry at the same time. The main character is deep...I mean, REALLYDEEP! Who would have thought that an experiment on human sexuality could be soheartbreaking and heart WARMING at the same time?
Well done, Shayne!

From the Author

Love It or Hate It byShayne McClendon
Let me put it all outthere about The Barter System.
There are two verydistinct "camps" when it comes to the book I'm most known for.  The lovedit group and the stupidest-book-ever-and-the-author-should-crawl-into-a-holecamp.  You think I'm kidding.  I'm certainly not.
Fortunately, I tend toget more positive feedback than negative.  Those people who love it will fight for TBS tothe very death.  I heart those people.  Those people who hate it...well, I try toavoid all their commentary.  Let meaddress the two biggest negative comments I get:
Too much sex.  Thisparticular complaint makes me chuckle.  First,I've read erotica with far more (bad) sex and zero plot. Riya's dissertation isabout male sexuality.  I tried to make itPG, I'm kidding.  I knew fromthe first word it was going to be packed with sex. *snicker*  In the revised edition - I've added more than50K new words and some of those words are more sex.  Yup, there's more but I think it fits.  The sexual content always worked for me.
Riya hate.  She's been called a whore, atoo-perfect angel who sprinkles fairy dust everywhere, and I'm inundated withcomments that she knows too many different things.  Dancing, cooking, motorcycle riding, etc.  I based her hobbies off mine (you write whatyou know) so...I don't know what to tell you.  The fact that not every woman hates her isalso a big issue.  This wasn't aboutjunior high drama and all adults were consenting.  I chose to make the characters all grownups.  When I treated the book, I added more of thebehind-the-scenes with Riya - I wanted to introduce you to the woman I've lovedfrom the beginning and I hope you enjoy meeting her as much as I enjoyedwriting her.
I hope you'll give The Barter System a chance.  That you'll look past the sex to the storybeneath because there is one.  A good onethat I love and truly enjoyed writing.
If you're in the loved it camp...thanks!  
Much love,

Product details

  • File Size: 1628 KB
  • Print Length: 686 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Always the Good Girl LLC (July 19, 2014)
  • Publication Date: July 19, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00851LBKO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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