Friday, January 30, 2015

**Review** The Barter System ~ Shayne McClendon ~ Kat's Review

Title: The Barter System 
Author: Shayne McClendon
Released: May 21, 2012
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

Oh, to be Riya and have her nerve! What a fantasy! *sigh* A girl could learn a lot about herself if she did all that Riya did...and Riya did just that. She learned a lot about herself, not just about men.

Be prepared for a long read! This isn't a short read, but it is a good read. As Riya goes from test subject to test subject, each one different in some way, one gets a deep sense of what Riya is learning with each one and the reader takes away something as well. So, this book, while being a HOT read, isn't just a fluffy book, there is something to also be learned as well. 

I understand why Shayne felt the need for this book to be so long. She felt the need for there to be each test subject so there was something "taught" with each one, however, I will say closer to then end, there were a few things that could have been left off that would have shortened the book. That is my only complaint of the book. I wish it had been just a bit shorter.  

However having said that, I enjoyed the book. I love Shayne's writing style and character development and let me tell you, she can write those sex scenes! So, you never have to worry about being without heat! :) Oh, and I loved who Riya ended up with. NICE!

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.

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