Prelude in the American Gods series.
Coming May 15th, 2018!
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.
I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review
My Rating: 4 Stars
First of all, let’s take a nice looooong moment to appreciate that cover. I know the expression is ‘hats off to -‘ but I feel that the more appropriate wording in this scenario is pants off to the cover designer. I mean seriously, where the hell do people find these romance novel cover models? My wet dreams? Pretty sure that’s exactly where this guy came from – no joke.
My pervy dreams aside, I really enjoyed Filthy Gods. It appeared on my kindle, all dark brooding sexiness, this morning and I read it straight through without breaking focus. I was actually late to work because putting down my kindle long enough to shower and do my makeup was TORTURE. I got ready in a record 13 minutes only to sit back down on my bed and keep reading like a woman possessed.
Nathaniel was dark, powerful and oh so sexy. He even turned out to be just a little bit sweeter than I expected him to be. OH and did I mention that the man was hoooooot? Those sex scenes had me on fire! Not a state that I welcomed while sitting in my office. I had to close my door to fan myself (yes, just fan myself – get your minds out of the damn gutter).
Juliette was such a perfect match for Nathaniel too. She let him take control in the bedroom but she was fierce everywhere else. She wasn’t afraid to go toe to toe with him, debating anything she felt she could. I loved her background, the way that she handled herself among the wealthy elite, and just her narration in general.
The only thing that bumped Filthy Gods down a star for me, was the constant reminder that Nathaniel and his friends were gods. The word just popped up too frequently for my liking. Other than that, it was a really great read!
My Takeaway: I loved Nathaniel and Juliette – their banter, their chemistry, just their romance in general. I liked the glimpses I got of the other Gods and can’t wait to read their stories. GIVE ME MORE!!!!