Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Filthy Gods (American Gods, #0.5)” as Want to Read:
Filthy Gods (American Gods, #0.5)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Filthy Gods

(American Gods #0.5)

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  9,970 ratings  ·  1,586 reviews
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
Paperback, 1st Edition, 168 pages
Published May 6th 2018 by Library and Archives Canada
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Filthy Gods, please sign up.
Popular Answered Questions

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
really liked it Average rating 4.00  · 
Rating details
 ·  9,970 ratings  ·  1,586 reviews

More filters
Sort order
Start your review of Filthy Gods (American Gods, #0.5)
SueBee★bring me an alpha!★

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2! Filthy Gods, book 0.5 of 3. Juliette is blackmailed into a secret affair, by fellow law students, that soon spirals out of control jeopardizing her future!

“He was a mere man, I knew that, but he and his friends were treated like gods. It didn’t help they looked like it, too. Intimidating, perfect and deadly.”

Books in American Gods series are stand-alones:
Book 0.5: Filthy Gods - Nathaniel’s
Book 1: Rich Boys Don't Have Hearts - Gabe’s
Book 2: Good Guys Don't Wea
Alex ✰ Comets and Comments ✰
“I examined the risks and you’re worth the fall.”


I swallowed this whole.

American Gods
Ms. Scarlett is perhaps one of the cleverest authors with the publication of this prequel. She has safely guarded a fanbase for three characters, who we met very briefly but most likely have already fallen in love with. This novella is brilliant in its purpose.

There are many authors out there that set prequels in order to build the hype around the rest of the series. So that there is a re
Carol [Goodreads Addict]
Filthy Gods is the prequel to the brand new series, American Gods, by R. Scarlett. Wow, what a start into this new series. R. Scarlett has proven that she can make the transition from paranormal romance to contemporary seamlessly. I wasn’t sure what to expect with this new series and am now most definitely hooked. I can safely say that I will follow this author anywhere!


Juliette Monroe is not the typical Yale Law Student. She is not rich, nor even well off. Being raised in the foster care system
May 24, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle-unlimited, why
Facile plot line, and one-dimensional characters. The usual anodyne of uber wealthy, blindingly beautiful college guy, who somehow knows how to f*ck like a porn star. Gosh, I’ve never scoffed or eye-rolled as much as I did while reading this book.

ARC provided to me by the author in exchange for an honest review.

“The only thing I was afraid of was my own mortality in front of him. Gods fell in love with mortals and demolished them piece-by-piece.”

Filthy Gods has the atmosphere and feeling of The Secret History, but the romance and the sexiness of nothing else I’ve read before. Best new adult romance I’ve read all year. And my heart breaks that it’s only a novella, because I need so much more.

This is a story about a girl named
R. Scarlett
Mar 16, 2018 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
NOW LIVE for 99cecnts!

Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2wJgdTU
Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2L13DCs
Amazon CA: https://amzn.to/2k0wuuh
Amazon AU: https://amzn.to/2jW6MHm

Do you feel like a young god?


Jessica ❥Chatterbooks Book Blog❥
R. Scarlett has been on my radar for quite some time now. Somehow, I still never got around to picking up one of her books, but I'm so glad I finally did!! Filthy God's blurb called to me. Secret societies, danger, and a couple that engages in regular verbal sparring matches? It's like the author wrote this book for me!
 photo loved_zpscjzmjuyb.gif

What I wondered about this book more than anything was if it would live up to the hype. I've been disappointed in the past due to the overinflated buzz surrounding a
chan ☆
edit 1/14/20: i have such fond memories of this novella, i think i need to give it a reread soon

experto crede

but i did not, unfortunately, trust the expert this time. me sort of a sad girl. this started out SO PROMISING but kind of let me down. let me explain:

novellas are really difficult in telling a convincing start to finish romance. i'm supposed to believe in love after 168 pages? not likely, friends. but i really did want to! nathaniel was pretty fucking hot and seemed like the stuffy ralph
❥ KAT ❥ Kitty Kats Crazy About Books
Image and video hosting by TinyPic Image and video hosting by TinyPic
Image and video hosting by TinyPic Image and video hosting by TinyPic Image and video hosting by TinyPic

MY REVIEW can also be found on my blog:

Gods fell in love with mortals and demolished them piece-by-piece. I had been fighting against the electric pull between us.

‘FILTHY GODS:’ Is the prequel to R. Scarletts brand spanking new series ‘American Gods #0.5’ In this we meet our Heroine ‘Juliette Monroe’ and our Hero ‘Nathaniel Radcliffe the third’

Twenty one year old Nathaniel was truly born with a silver spoon in his mouth, the superior
Nissa | Of Pens and Pages Book Blog
4.5 stars!

Review at Of Pens and Pages.

I AM SO READY FOR AMERICAN GODS! I don't think R. Scarlett had anything to worry about transitioning from PNR to Contemporary because my god, this novella is a fantastic start to a new sexy series. Filthy Gods promised filthy and will give filthy.

He was a mere man, I knew that, but he and his friends were treated like gods. It didn't help they looked it, too. Intimidating, perfect and deadly."

Unlike most of her classmates at Yale who were born wit
Jenny••Steamy Reads Blog••
I have fallen for princes. I have fallen for assholes and jerks. I've even fallen for murderers and cheaters. And now I can calmly say, I HAVE FALLEN FOR A GOD!!

I can not wait to get more to this brilliant series!!! I want, I want, and I mean I want more. I love Nathaniel & Juliette. I love the writing. I love the story!! I am so excited to get more American Gods.

I can't wait to see where these stories go. This short, sexy, sizzling story I couldn't get enough of. I'm still dreaming......
Astrid - The Bookish Sweet Tooth

As a rule I don't rate novellas 5 stars. It's an extremely difficult task to write much of a story into a very limited word count. So when there comes one along that actually feels almost like a full length novel I make an exception.

Filthy Gods is the first in the American Gods series by R. Scarlett - it's a longish novella I didn't want to stop. This enemy-to-lovers story is addictive as hell and reminded me in that sense of Erin Watt's The Royals. The setup is similar - a couple boys who are
Dri ✰
May 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
★ 4 solid stars!! ★

Why did this book have to end so soon?
I want more, much more!
I'm so ready for American Gods! Can’t wait to read more about Gabe, James and Arsen (I'm very intrigued and with eyes shining by him) *swoon*!!!

“Gods fell in love with mortals and demolished them piece-by-piece. I had been fighting against the electric pull between us, but I was becoming hungry for more of him.”

Juliette é inteligente, determinada, batalhadora e não se intimida fácil. Apesar de seu passado d
Hulya Kara Yuksel
Apr 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Woohooo it's LIVE! Go and grab Nathaniel! :D


OMG this was absolutely fantastic! I LOVE Nathaniel sooo much and I'm so excited for you'll meet with him too. So ladies, please mark your calendars for him! You don't wanna miss out this thoughtful and sweet but also sexy man. He was so delicious. :) Oh also trust me, he will melt your heart...<3

Coming May 15th, 2018!

*ARC kindly provided by author in exchange for an honest review. ❤❤❤

Prelude in the American
Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾

He was a mere man, I knew that, but he and his friends were treated like gods. It didn’t help they looked like it, too. Intimidating, perfect and deadly.

What if Paper Princess and The In Crowd had a book baby? A sexy, thrilling, and addicting book baby that will captivate you from the very first page and have you hooked on a new series of bad boys? Well, my friends, that would be this book and it would be this series. Because holy mother of book crack was this good!
****4.5 Stars!!****

I loved this novella and I am very eager for book one in this series! This was a great introduction into the Filthy Rich world our heroes will all come from! I can’t wait to find out about all of the secrets these men hold! Add on some blazing hot sex, and we have a series that will be hard to put down!

As for this book, I was hooked from the first chapter! My only complaint was that it didn’t last long enough!
Melanie (mells_view)
May 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Perfect introduction to the American Gods series. Juliette and Nathaniel’s story is a hot and tension filled enemies to lovers. This story is quick, but it still packs a powerful punch. I fell in love with the characters and their relationship pretty quickly. I also really like Juliette. She was strong and willing to do anything for her goals. In Filthy we get to spend a summer hot and heavy with the main couple, and we also get the American Gods popping in throughout the story. What more can yo ...more
Natalie  ~ The Biblioholic
May 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
First of all... that cover!! I am so sorry for the objectification, but...

Not sorry!! Hmmmm... Nathan(iel)

What is it about stories that revolve around characters that seem to hate each other that I love so much? In Filthy Gods, Juliette and Nathaniel gave me the push-and-pull, the resistance, and the undeniable chemistry that I was looking for.

Young. Elite. Wealthy. The American Gods ruled. Today it may be Yale, but one day they would control the world. Men wanted to be them and women wanted to
Jennifer Kyle
May 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
It's not that often that I give novella's five stars. However, this book was really good. I could have read about this couple hundreds of more pages.


Very well done story which leaves a reader excited for the other books in the series. This is a standalone as this is one of the "Gods" romance story. It wasn't overdone in that it didn't contain too much sex, or too mean of a hero, or drama that leaves you exhausted. This one is just right!
May 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 stars!

Wow!This was freakingtastic! I mean if this was the introduction for “American Gods” I can’t wait for the rest!

Loved everything about the sexy and “filthy God” Nathaniel and his sassy Juliette. The passion these two had was crazy hot from page one I felt their undeniable chemistry. Nathaniel/Juliette were so different with their upbringing yet, so similar in their passion for reaching their career goals. They saw each other toe to toe neither would back down that just made their passion
Sophia Triad
May 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
“This will be the only time you ever see me on my knees before you”


This sounds like a challenge... Especially for Nathaniel Radcliffe the Third, one of the future leaders of USA. Hahaha

Juliette needed the job at Hawthorne Country Club because she needed the money in order to finish her studies in Yale and to meet new important and influential people. What she didn't know is that the Club belongs to Nathaniel’s mother. Now she has to stay under the same roof with her biggest competitor
May 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Boom. That’s how it’s done! Filthy Gods is the perfect introduction to R. Scarlett’s upcoming series American Gods. Filthy Gods takes off immediately leaving me no time to fasten my seatbelt. I just had to hang on for this fabulous and entertaining ride that it was. I was intrigued with Juliette and the sexy Gods Nathaniel, James, Gabe and Arsen.

Juliette and Nathaniel were so much fun and their chemistry off the charts. I’m talking combustible. Hot as hell. They challenge each other in every wa
✰ Liz ✰
"They were the Kennedys of our world."

Filthy Gods is the first book in the American Gods Series. The American Gods live in a world where rich collegiates rule with their kingdom. With an intoxicating blend of passion, intrigue, and intensity, this novella packs quite a punch.

"He was already inside me. Consuming me. Burning me. He had been for years and now I was laid out in front of him to feast on."
When Juliette Monroe reports for her summer job as a maid at the Hawthorne estate, she i
Mar 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 6-stars, favorites
★6 Stars! Filthy Gods... Is off the bat one of the top most sinful but elegant, powerfully beautiful, intense, passionate and intoxicating masterpieces of 2018!
Rating: { ★★★★★★ }
”Nathaniel was like a pressure point in my body. One look from him, one scalding hot glance, and my body reacted to him like oil and fire. We were combustible and a destructive force to both of us.


What a way to start American Gods off!
R Scarlett wasted no time bringing me to my knees and leaving me utterly breathless.
A new contemporary romance series from R Scarlett

that's ALL the reference I need...

Gabe Easton.
James Rhodes.
Arsen Vasiliev.

Remember these names...

They are called The American Gods and they attend Yale, they are rich, privliged and most of all powerful beyond the grasp. They are the future of this young generation and they tend to own it.

Nathaniel Radcliffe is one of the four mentioned "Gods" and he had his eyes set on Juliette Monroe , a girl who is anything BUT rich, privliged or sp

RATING: 5 “Experto Crede” Hearts!! <3

Filthy Gods is a quick, tantalizing jaunt into Ms. Scarlett’s world of the wealthy and powerful, Nathaniel and Juliette delighting with their sweet and sexy romance. Though the setup—a rich boy and a poor girl—is one we’ve seen before, Ms. Scarlett does a really nice job of creating a distinctly different, more edgy and erotic, feel to Nathaniel and Juliette’s story. Nathaniel and Juliette could not be more different given their social and financial status, y
Feb 21, 2019 rated it liked it
EDIT (23/12)

i remeber reading this bc of the hype when it first released and actually liking it. I saw myself continuing w this series bc the premise of the entire series sounded promising but then Scarlett disappeared—now we know why.

Please come back, Scarlett and finish this series 💕😭 i know there so many others out there who were (and are still!!) waiting for updates on this series just like me

if only they debated MOOORE
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog
LIVE AMAZON https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07D32K9WG/...

⭐️5 Stars ⭐️

"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 only mine."

Wow I don't know what to say this book was fantastic!I was hooked from the first pages, I couldn't put it down and when I finished I wanted more!!R. Scarlett doesn't stop surprise me with each one of her books!The story was captivating and I was intrigued!


Juliette and Nathaniel are intense,explosive and passionate!
Nov 09, 2021 rated it really liked it
This wasn’t enough, I need more!!!! PLS COME BACK!!!!!
TJ *Book Twins Reviews*
Decadent, Exciting and Sexy as hell! What a fantastic introduction into this sinfully sexy world of privilege and wealth. I can't wait to learn more about these Gods among mere mortals.

I love it when new-to-me authors impress! And that’s exactly what R. Scarlett has done. This sexy enemies to lovers novella is a fantastic start of something great. The chemistry between the main characters is off the charts. The character and relationship development is well done, especially for a book this lengt
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next »
topics  posts  views  last activity   
YA Buddy Readers'...: Filthy Gods by R. Scarlett (Starting May 18) 2 28 May 23, 2018 02:32AM  

Readers also enjoyed

  • A Million Kisses in Your Lifetime
  • Terms and Conditions  (Dreamland Billionaires, #2)
  • Sidetracked (Mindf*ck, #2)
  • Scarlet Angel (Mindf*ck, #3)
  • All the Lies (Mindf*ck, #4)
  • Ruthless Bishop (Sinners and Saints, #3)
  • A Beauty So Cruel (Beauty & The Beast, #1)
  • Paint It All Red (Mindf*ck, #5)
  • The Predator (Dark Verse, #1)
  • Twisted Hate (Twisted, #3)
  • The Risk (Mindf*ck, #1)
  • Chasing the Moon
  • The Reaper (Dark Verse, #2)
  • Remorse (The Rhodes Series, #0.5)
  • Again: A Marriage Redemption Novella
  • Sicko
  • Things I Wanted To Say (But Never Did)
  • Vow of Deception (Deception Trilogy, #1)
See similar books…
See top shelves…
R. Scarlett lives in a small quaint town in Southern Ontario, Canada and has an unhealthy obsession with mythology and romance.

From studying English literature and minoring in History, she loves losing herself in a good book and snuggling up to her Brittany Spaniel.

When she's not writing or plotting a delicious novel, she can be found hanging out with friends and family, going on long car ride

Other books in the series

American Gods (3 books)
  • Rich Boys Don't Have Hearts (American Gods, #1)
  • Good Guys Don't Wear Leather (American Gods, #2)
  • Ruthless Men Don't Seek Pleasure (American Gods, #3)

News & Interviews

Need another excuse to treat yourself to a new book this week? We've got you covered with the buzziest new releases of the day. To create our...
10 likes · 2 comments
“I found the most comfort in books though. When everyone around me was too busy to talk to me, I read. It was my only solace, my only comfort at night.” 25 likes
“Life is ten percent what happens to you; ninety percent is how you react to it. I chose not to engage.” 6 likes
More quotes…