Wednesday, June 29, 2016

THE BARTER SYSTEM by Shayne McClendon



Author:  Shayne McClendon

Publish Date:   05.20.12

Publisher:  Always the Good Girl LLC

Category /Genre:  Erotica

Recommended for:  18+ due to sexual content (intense, mind-blowing, explicit, screaming-orgasms of sexual content!)

Grammar/editing:  A – near perfect

Received from: purchase

Tour by:  This Redhead LOVES Books

Goodreads:  The Barter System

Date completed: 01.25.14


Description from the publisher:

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 language and is intended for mature audiences only. Do not read this novel if intense sexual situations offend you.


This is the first book in The Barter System series.  It was intended to be a stand-alone, but sometimes the characters decide for our authors.  This book has no cliff-hanger and absolutely can stand-alone, but why would anyone want to leave such wonderful people?


Riya O’Connell is a trust-fund baby intent in making her own mark on her life.  For her dissertation on Male Sexuality, she has chosen eight men to interview in person in exchange for a week of her time to do whatever they want.  Each is a man she discovers she could fall in love with if the conditions were allowed to ripen.  Instead, she leaves a bit of her heart and a legacy behind her as she moves on to the next, until she finds herself, her place, and her home where she hadn’t planned.


Riya’s first stop was Orlando, FL, where I live.  I am keeping my eyes out to find Sean – what a sweetheart!  She also visited Georgia, Texas, Montana, California, New York, and Boston.  It was the visit with Lucas that affected me most deeply.  I think this is the first time I have ever identified with a male character, maybe because I relate so completely with his situation of loneliness.  Nobody warned me that I would need tissues. 


As I sat here crying, my husband came home from work and says “oh it’s one of those books.”  I said, “nope, it’s erotica” and the hysterical crying continued with laughing now mixed in and him remaining clueless as to why I was so lost.  I laughed often, cried with heartbreak a few times, and gasped with the passions of the people in this story.  I was so glad to know that I already had the next book in the series and began reading immediately.


The Barter System series:

  1. The Barter System
  2. Hudson
  3. Backstage (not yet released)
  4. The Playground (not yet released)
  5. Brie and Izzy (not yet released)

Also from Shayne McClendon:

  • Damaged
  • In the Service of Women
  • Yes to Everything
  • Roadside Assistance
  • Gravity
  • The Hermit
  • Being Delightful
  • Just a Little Kilted
  • Just a Little Crazy
  • Somebody
  • All the Better To
  • Not a Bride
  • Woman's Best Friend
  • Revenge is Best Served Hot
  • Ready to Rumble
  • A Little Bit Country – Book One

Endurance Series:

  1. Obsession

The Great Outdoors Series:

  1. Permission to Come Aboard
  2. Special Delivery
  3. A Sunny Heart
  4. Embrace the Wild

Love of the Game Series:

  1. Breaking the Ice
  2. Time to Make the Doughnuts




Originally posted 01.25.2014 on my previous website closed that site because I promoted authors and their books


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