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(The Barter System #2)

4.22  ·  Rating details ·  446 ratings  ·  90 reviews
The Barter System – Book 1
Hudson – Book 2
Pushing the Envelope – Book 3
Backstage – Book 4
Liberation - Book 5
Radiance - Book 6

Refuse to compromise.

Hudson Winters is in control of every aspect of his world. From his earliest memories, he’s been driven to succeed and has allowed nothing to get in his way. Starting from poverty, he built his empire on opportunity and intim
Kindle Edition, 298 pages
Published October 24th 2013 by Always the Good Girl LLC
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Love Those Books
Jan 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
*Katrina's Review*

So I first want to thank The Redhead for inviting us to join this tour! She recommended we read book one first but you don't have to... however I agree because I absolutely fucking loved The Barter System!!!!! Riya and her men hold a special place in my heart... (Little teaser graphic for the Barter system further down the page) Okay now on to why we are hear today... HUDSON!!!

Gabriella Hernandez is a very independent woman. She has learned how to earn her things through life
Christina Racich
Jan 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I have so much to say about this book, but will have to keep it short for right now and return later to add more!! If you enjoyed "The Barter System," then I believe you will enjoy this book so much more! I had a hard time putting Hudson down, and had some crazy emotional attachment to these characters!

Some of the characters form TBS do make appearances in this story, but not too much where this story loses it's identity. Shayne did an amazing job of connecting my emotions with the characters an
Out of Wonderland and Back to Reality

Hudson takes place within the same world as The Barter System. Riya and Max and Micah do make an appearance in this book; they are still the same characters I loved before in that book and this book does make a few more passing nods to the fact that it's in the same world/time frame as that work, however this book is not, for me, a true "sequel" to it. This book just happens to share a world with The Barter System. It's very much its own work. I honestly don'
Lustful Literature
Jan 27, 2014 rated it really liked it

*4 Menage à Trois Stars*

For two years Gabriella Hernandez carried on a long distance relationship with Hudson when he would visit her in Washington. On a whim she packed her bags and moved across the country to NYC to start her life in a new city to be near her man. Upon arrival she quickly realizes Hudson was not the man she thought he was.

Gabriella finds herself unsure of where her life will take her and what she will do to rebuild her life in this new city. Unwilling to tuck
Jan 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
**Arc was provided by author in exchange for an honest review**

I’m a huge fan of Shayne McClendon. I’ve read 12 of her books, so going into Hudson, I was ready for the hot sex, drama, a bit of suspense and heartache. I knew Shayne would take care of me and put me back together as her characters healed and fought through their past demons and current difficulties. This time, though, I still feel broken, and I’m not sure why. At 40 percent in, I took a break from the text; I was over the top with
Between the Covers Reviews
Jan 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Gabriella Hernandez has spent the last two years having a long-distance relationship with Hudson Winters. She's grown up in a small town in Washington state in a family that has worked hard for everything they have. Brie decides one day to follow her heart and move to NYC to be with Hudson and start a life of love and independence. Upon seeing Hudson when she gets to New York, she realizes Hudson is not the man she expected.

Hudson Winters is an incredibly successful businessman that has not forg
Angela Mink
Dec 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: on-my-kindle
Shayne McClendon Continues to Blow Me Away

Hudson is an amazingly hot story written by the incredible Shayne McClendon. How she hasn’t been snatched up by a publisher is beyond my comprehension. But because she publishes independently, we get these incredible stories that you never see coming out of New York. They are real and the characters are relatable, and could be any person on the street. You are drawn into their lives because they just aren’t that different then you. Maybe a little more op
Mary Lou Hoffman
Jan 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Category /Genre: Erotica
Received from: Shayne McClendon (in exchange for an honest review)
Tour by: This Redhead LOVES Books
Recommended for: 18+ due to sexual content
Grammar/editing: A – near perfect

This is the second in The Barter System series. While I believe it could stand alone, the relationships of the supporting characters will make much more sense if you have read THE BARTER SYSTEM.

Gabriella “Brie” Hernandez has arrived in New York to be with her boyfriend, only to discover that she has
Amazeballs Book Addicts
Jan 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing

I loved this book.
I was looking for a book that had sex and an storyline. There is nothing worse than reading a book and after wondering what the book was about besides sex. HUDSON was the perfect mix of sex and storyline.

I loved Hudson, he is a strong alpha male who is always use to get what he wants. The book starts when Brie lands on Hudson's door as part of a con she fell for. She's a strong character and has no problem standing up to Hudson. Natalia is also a great character. Characters f
Jan 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Strong female...check. Sexy alpha male...check. Hot, kinky sex...CHECK! The Barter System introduced us to Rhiya, Max and Micha who make a few appearances in Hudson as a parallel story

beginning where TBS ends. Hudson, Gabriella and Natalia are "real" in their emotions, as they are by-products of their upbringing.

Hudson and Natalia are childhood friends that evolved into friends with benefits....make that kinky friends with benefits. So when Gabriella follows love cross country to New York, she
May 13, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: series
I enjoyed the first story in this series, and this promised to feature some of the characters we had met, so I was intrigued how the storyline would continue.

Gabriella Hernandez had taken the plunge and chased her heart to New York. She had been having a quasi relationship with the wealthy Hudson Winters, when he could visit her, and he suggested she should move to his hometown.

On arrival, her excitement was curtailed, when she found out things weren’t quite what they seemed. Luckily for her, Ri
Sherry Galloway studdard
Jan 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
If you loved The Barter System you will love Hudson. Shayne McClendon has done it again with Hudson. The story is Amazing. I fell in love with all the Characters. With every word she has written you are captivated and wanting more. Hudson is an Alpha with a I am who I am attitude and if you don't like it then that's too bad for you. Brie is Strong but so underestimated by everyone. Natalia is so in love with Hudson she can't even see it. The book goes to show you that sometimes Timing is Everyth ...more
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There would be no lovemaking in this man's arms. He fucked. She wanted that experience and she wanted it with him.

Hudson is an off shoot of The Barter System in the essence some of the players in TBS are in Hudson. As most of you know.....I loved The Barter System so so much, so I was really eager to get my hands on this ARC by Shanyne McClendon.

I loved Hudson and the angst he had in his life. He was arrogant and cocky, but underneath it all had an extremely kind heart that not many people got t
Philomena Callan Cheekypee
Jan 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved The Barter System but if it's possible I loved this even more. Be warned... Make sure you got time to read all this as you won't want to leave it for even a minute.
One of the great things about this book is we get to read more about the characters from The Barter System. The characters in this book are fantastic. The story gripped me from the start to the finish. It was non stop action in this book. Did I mention Hudson is oh so hot?? They females are also fit as f**k.

I HIGHLY recommend
Dec 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book is hot! If erotic romance is not your thing move on to something else.

This is a sequel to The Barter System with the return of Riya and her M&Ms with a few others. Their characters aide the story of Brie (Gabriella), Hudson and Natalia. An unfortunate event takes place and turns Brie's world upside down but with the help of strangers - Riya & Hudson - she gets up and moves ahead. It's a coming of age of sorts but a love story between two people. Mind you there is a twist on this love
Jan 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
OMG, HOT SEX........
If you loved the Barter Systen you will absolutely love this story! the sex scenes in the story is panty wetting hot, so beware, you might attack you significant other during this book.... Lol. Hudson, the big ,beat my chest, alpha male that we all love. The attraction between Natlia, Brie and Hudson is crazy..... I don't want to give away the story, but WOW....

Can't wait till the next book....

Shayne McClendon you have a gift for stories....
Nikitia Smoke
Jan 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2014
I was able to get an ARC of this because I absolutely loved the Barter System. This book gripped my attention from the get go and didn't release it until I finished and my eyes were crossed! I loved it! <3 great job Shayne! ...more
Jan 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
If you not read any of Shaynes books then you are missing out. And especially on this one. so glad I got the chance to read it. Just one piece of advice :Read in the bathtub. That way no one can tell how wet you really get!! Yeah its that good!
Kate ✨ is a dreamer
Jul 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Thoroughly enjoy this series and its exploration of sexuality <3 I'll write a review someday! ...more
Rough Draft Book Blog
Jan 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Hudson by Shayne McClendon

Brie & Hudson & Natalia


Well, I'm not actually speechless...ha, like that would ever happen! I am however a little distressed over this book... I think I'm on my way to a "book hangover!" I can't say if I'm content or not with this book... I must say this right off the bat... it's excellently written and carried out well, but I sincerely thought it was going in a different direction and I'm not so sure I like the direction it took! Does that m
Fierce & Fab Promotions
Jan 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
**An ARC was provided for an honest review**

This is the second book in the Barter System Series and although this book can been read as a stand-alone, I believe you would appreciate it a lot more if you read Barter System prior. Unfortunately, I had not read Barter System prior, but I wished that I had the pleasure of doing so, to fully understand and appreciate all the characters who made appearances in Hudson.

The story begins with Gabriella Hernandez making the decision to move from her home i
Michele McMullen
Jan 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing

This is the sequel to the Barter System which I truly loved and Riya and her men are back!
We are introduced to Gabriella (Brie), Hudson and Natalia. Brie comes to New York and finds herself in quite a predicament. She is unable to tell her family what has happened and now has no choice but to surround herself with the assistance of the beautiful, helpful strangers that have taken her under their wings. She comes face to face with Hudson and she quickly realizes that he is always in control and
Jan 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: goodies, arc
This is a book that I read straight through to the end, and after I finished I couldn't fall asleep because I couldn't stop thinking about the characters and what had happened and could happen in the future. It was stuck in my brain. I won't rehash the plot here, because one of the things I loved about this book was that despite me thinking I knew where things were going, I was proven wrong more than once. This author proved she was the boss of me, and I liked it.

It was fantastic getting to spe
Brittany Reece
Jan 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
HUDSON takes us back into the world of TBS (The Barter System). A few supporting characters visit us- Riya and her M's, as well as Tawny and her fellas. And though this is an entirely separate story line, the characters from TBS are still so very true to their persona.

Hudson is a grade A Alpha Male, with a predilection towards being a hard ass. He doesn't take any crap from anybody, and comes off as insensitive. The guy's had a hard life; and we soon learn it's more of a coping mechanism than an
Jan 28, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: have, read-in-2014
OK - so I can't think of how to review this book without spoilers. So if you don't want to be spoiled, don't read this.

I had no idea that this book would be about a threesome - yea, I guess if I had read book 1 I would have had some kind of clue. Now, I am not at all skeeved or turned off by sex in the books I read. Actually, I prefer lots of good sex in the books I read, and this would be my first menage (i know rightt?). I liked that part - a lot (blushes)

My absolute favorite thing in this bo
Karen Hrdlicka
Jan 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
I really love Shanyne McClendon's writing. Her book the Barter System is one of my favorites. Some of the characters from the Barter System reappear in this story. I like the story a lot, even though it has a tone that is a little more somber. Brie is an engaging character, that grows into her own throughout the story. She comes to NYC as an innocent and becomes a much more worldly incarnation of herself. Hudson is a brooding man, but aren't they all? He is all alpha male with major control issu ...more
Jan 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: hudson
I was given an ARC for my honest review.

I LOVED the barter System and I love Shayne's book. This woman blows my mind.

Gabriella is in a whirlwind of a long distance relationship with a man who she thought she knew, but clearly does not at all. Gabriella is trying to make a new life and a fresh start and then things happen and things change for Gabrielle. Life isn't always as it seems and she finds herself drawn to a person she never thought she would. Can she and Hudson make their relationship w
Jan 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is an incredible read. After finishing the Barter System I thought I knew where the books would lead- but I was WRONG. And I am so happy for that.

The story starts with Gabriella- finally stepping out of her comfort zone, moving for love. Unfortunately everything that can go wrong does. But she meets Riya and her M’s (LOVE THEM ALL) and becomes a fast friend. She also meets Hudson- super Alpha male and Dom. She sets him quickly in his place and he is intrigued.

Over the next year Brie and Hud
Niki Hoffmann
Jan 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A spinoff of Shayne McClendon's popular erotic novel The Barter System, Hudson is gradually becoming just as popular among readers. Bringing back some favorites such as Riya and her M's, and giving more insight to, who was initially a minor character, Natalia. New major characters are being introduced such as the self-titled Hudson and the luscious beauty, Brie. Hudson,a delicious combination of cold and compassionate, brings his own to the table. While Brie a newbie to Manhattan, under unorthod ...more
Jan 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
I loved The Barter System because Shayne always does a great job at catching the readers attention. She writes scenes that would make anyone blush (or almost anyone). In Hudson, she takes characters from The Barter System and gives us some more on them. Characters we all fell in love interact with the new characters of Hudson.

Hudson is a man who doesn't like giving anyone the chance to take over. He keeps his hand on the reigns tightly. That is until he meets Gabriella.

Gabriella comes in and t
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Shayne McClendon is the author of more than fifty published books and over five hundred short stories (and counting).

She writes heart-pounding romantic fiction as Shayne McClendon, thrilling paranormal romance as Sabrina Rue, and LGBTQ+ action-packed erotica as Charlize Rojos.

In 2020, she published her first official non-fiction titled Love and Live Fearlessly after spending more than a decade as

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The Barter System (10 books)
  • The Barter System (The Barter System, #1)
  • Pushing the Envelope (The Barter System, Book 6.1)
  • Backstage (The Barter System Book 3)
  • Liberation (The Barter System Book 4)
  • Radiance (The Barter System Book 5)
  • Choice of Subjects (The Barter System Book 6.2)
  • The Barter System Companion: Volume One
  • The Barter System Companion: Volume Two
  • The Barter System Prequels: The Barter System Series

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