Filthy Gods by R. Scarlett
Series: American Gods #0.5
Published by Self-published on May 6, 2018
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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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.
Filthy Gods was a quick and entertaining beginning to a new series. I instantly connected with both Nathaniel and Juliette and their forbidden attraction. As the only son of a wealthy and influential family, Juliette is not on his family’s radar as someone in Nathaniel’s future.
The book introduces readers to Nathaniel and Juliette and the young men known as the American Gods. Nathaniel and his friends were labelled as American Gods early on in their teenage years. It was an acknowledgement of their potential clout. They were the triple threats, wealthy, good-looking and powerful. Their strength lay in more than their good gene pool with their loyalty and honor that strengthened their bond creating a substantially united force.
Competitiveness to succeed drew Nathaniel and Juliette together but it was vastly different upbringings which kept them apart. That was until they crossed paths during summer break at the Country Club Juliette worked at. With her financial struggles revealed to Nathaniel, they were no longer equals and Juliette found herself at the mercy of Nathaniel’s discretion. One word from him had the capacity of blowing the misconception she was just another wealthy student who happened to be academically talented.
I enjoyed their summer romance which quickly morphed from an uneven playing field into a hot combination of equally matched minds working each other out of their systems. Well, that was the plan but of course hearts and minds are known to work independently of the other.
It was as their summer break was coming to an end and college resumed that the cracks in their plans began to surface. This brought out aspects not uncommon in an NA setting but it frustrated me a tad. The problems they encountered were resolved quickly, resonating more like a superhero story rather than a romance. But these moments were minor and it didn’t impede my overall enjoyment of the story.
While I need another series to follow like a hole in the head, I am delighted I listened to the hype around American Gods. I will be looking out for the next book in the series to see what the gods have in store for us next!
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