REVIEW: Filthy Gods by R. Scarlett

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“So, the god bleeds.”

Back of the book blurb:

Prelude in the American Gods series.

  Young. Wealthy. Elite. Attractive. The gentlemen’s secret society at Yale was filled with them.

  And Nathaniel Radcliffe, the bane of my existence, was one of them.

  As the right hand of the American Gods, he was conceited and arrogant. A dangerously handsome man in a tailored custom suit and shiny black oxford loafers.

  The classroom was our battlefield. We made a sport out of arguing and debating, ready to do anything in order to win over the other.

  Deadly opponents, deadlier minds.

  I'd sworn I'd never give him the upper hand, until...

  The secret I’ve been hiding for the last three years?

  He just discovered it… and now he has all the power.

Chase’s thoughts:

Publication Date: May 15, 2018

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My rating:

            R. Scarlett is a new-to-me author and I was generously given an ARC in exchange for an honest review. R. Scarlett is an extremely talented writer who is able to grip the reader’s heart and twist and squeeze until you’re absolute putty in her hand. Her writing is sophisticated, sexy, and romantic.

            Filthy Gods was an exceptional prelude to what is most likely going to be a powerful and seriously addicting new series.

“I was the maid; he was the owner’s son. I was a poor girl; he was a god. He wasn’t mine. He would never be mine.”

            Juliette and Nathaniel have been rivals since they both started at Yale, competing for the top spot. Nathaniel seems to have the upper leg since Juliette doesn’t have the power, the connections that Nathaniel has and that she so desperately needs. When her future is put in jeopardy, Nathaniel strikes a very dangerous deal with her: be with him for the summer and he won’t leak the information that Juliette does not want to be public knowledge.

Okay, so, the back of the book blurb makes the book seem a little campy, and it might be. But there is something so addicting about really powerful people and all the things that go on behind closed doors. And that was my favorite part about this book. Secret societies, wealth, unlimited power. It was so fun and intriguing.

“I fought him—thrust for thrust, kiss for kiss, nip for nip, and he met me each time, working each other to a pleasure so intense, I feared it would end us both.”

            The chemistry between Juliette and Nathaniel was unreal. I was scared because there was very, very little build up at the beginning of the story and normally that’s hard for me to get into, but with Juliette and Nathaniel, it was so very easy. It would be extremely easy to get caught up in the fire that is shared between these two.

            Juliette is my favorite type of character: driven, outspoken, and doesn’t take any man’s shit. Like the quote says, she constantly fought him throughout the entire novel. She called him out when needed, and didn’t let him take advantage of her. It was beautiful. It truly was.

“I felt like delicate glass in his powerful hands.”

            Nathaniel was one cocky son of a bitch. He might’ve used the word “bastard” a lot, but honestly, it was so hot. He was so hot. That’s exactly how I like ‘em: hot and cocky.

            Filthy Gods was wonderfully captivating and I’m very excited to see how the rest of the series pans out. I’m sure we are all in for some surprises.  

Happy Reading!

The Wandereader

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