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Wednesday, February 01, 2006

A Brother's Price by Wen Spencer

Role reversal gets a workout in this novel of a world where women work and the scarce men are sex objects. (Not that there is much in the way of sex in this book) . Boys are dressed to attract women and advantageous marriages are arranged into clans of sisters by sisters. The Eldest daughter calls the shots and life can be boring for boys. Jerin has the misfortune to fall for two of the royal sisters--how can they get together so he doesn't have to marry into the local pig-farmers family? Some of the role reversal is really stretching things, but the story moves along well after the first chapter.


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