Filthy Gods by R. Scarlett was a quick read, but a bit underwhelming. It was one of those judging-a-book-by-its-cover moments since the cover is beautiful in my opinion. The beautiful title only deepened my wish to read it. Well… the book/novella isn’t necessarily bad. It is just a bit disappointing. The plot was almost non-existent, which isn’t unexpected since the page count is so low. The steamy scenes are a bit under-described for a book I would call smut. It wasn’t dirty enough to be smut, but also the plot wasn’t developed enough for me to call it a romance.
“Life is ten percent what happens to you; ninety percent is how you react to it. I chose not to engage.”
This is a prequel novella for an upcoming American Gods series if I understood it right. I’m not sure why one of the American Gods got only a short novella while the other’s will have full-blown books. Even though I’ve said that I was underwhelmed by this novella, I will most certainly be checking out the other book when they come out. I am most excited about Arsen and James’ books since they seem like bad boys, and we all know I love my bad boys…
I’m not sure when the books are meant to come out since the publishing date for the first one, Rich Boys Don’t Have Hearts, is in 2019.
I won’t reveal anything about this one since it is only 168 pages. We follow our protagonists Juliette and Nathaniel. We have the usual tropes: a rich guy with a cool squad, a struggling girl with no friends. There is nothing actually innovative about this one. We get a snippet of our future male protagonists and their dark pasts, but its only a bait.
And so, it wasn’t boring or tiresome. More like short and sweet. If that’s something you are looking for, I would recommend this one, but don’t expect something spectacular!