✭Book Review✭ The Filthy Series #1-4 by Megan D. Martin

:::: Filthy is a dark erotic serial novel that will release monthly in segments of around 50 pages each. 
This book is not for those who like a traditional heroine. 
Faye and Rhett's story is dark, complicated, and twisted with themes that are not acceptable to all readers. 
Read at your own risk. ::::

 
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22701304-filthy-1 
Faye Turner is a nineteen-year-old homeless prostitute addicted to cocaine.

Her life is simple, bouncing from one high to the next, bent over greasy truck seats for faceless men. But everything changes when Rhett Hale comes back into her life. Her devilishly handsome step-brother brings life-changing news and a special kind of hate reserved only for Faye. But all the hate in the world can’t hide Rhett’s lust for her.

He wants something wild. Something filthy.

And Faye is tempted to give him just that.

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After running away from home at sixteen, a piece of Faye Turner's past comes driving back into her world.

Selling her body to random, lusting men has kept her alive, and the drugs have allowed her to get through it. They numb her when she starts to remember that one person who ever really made her smile. The one guy who she gave her heart to unknowingly and never received anything in return. Her step-brother.

Rhett Hale tracks Faye down to bring her home, just to say a final goodbye. Faye has no intention of going back until she hears the terrible news Rhett has for her. Going back to the world where she felt unloved has no appeal, especially now that the only person who was kind to her back then, despises her now.

Hate doesn't even begin to cover what Rhett feels for Faye. He looks at her and disgust fills his face. But occasionally something else blends into his disgust. 
Lust.

Faye catches onto it and decides to take full advantage of it. She may have agreed to go back, but she's not going to make it easy for him or for his pretty, innocent girlfriend.

Another book about a poor, young prostitute. Or is it?
Faye's life isn't glam and fab. There are no pent house suites, no champagne, no sexy lingerie. What she does is for survival. This girl may be young on the outside, but she's seen so much and been through hell and back.

This was incredibly short. Probably the shortest book I've ever come across amongst serials. And it sucks! Especially when the writing is done well and there's so much to explore within the complex characters. I hope the next book is longer or the author plans to release about 20 of these. 
I can already tell these characters are going to demand to be heard. There's simply too much to them and their story to not make that happen. 
4 Kisses

 
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22873608-filthy-2 
Faye Turner’s nose itches for another bump of cocaine and her body burns for the man she can’t have—Rhett Hale, her step-brother. He is completely different than the guy she fell for four years ago—the guy who turned her down. Now he’s a clean cut stranger with eyes that burn with a constant war of lust and hate. 


But he isn’t the only one with eyes for Faye. 

Someone else is back from her old life… And Faye finds herself falling further into the past she tried to forget.


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This book is disgusting, hideous, sickening, and horrific in the most awesome way!

This second installment kicks off right where the first book ended. It’s finally time for the funeral, and Faye has to come face to face with her step-father once again. This is the man that ruined her and made her live through the most painful seven years. 

Faye reveals more of herself and her past in Filthy 2. She lets out a lot of that darkness she has bottled up, but she still has so much left inside of her. While Faye has built this tough, resilient exterior for herself, she’s actually the opposite. Being back home, around the man who gives the devil a run for his money, brings that out of her. Underneath it all she’s vulnerable, weak, and innocent. 

It was painful to find out what happened to her, so much so that I shed a few tears here and there. I was shocked at just how sadistic and disturbing her step-father was and still is. 

The suspense of this series is slowly building up and drawing me in with its dramatics and tragedy. I can’t wait to see what happens next!
4.5 Kisses

 
Faye thought she could run from the past. 

Again.

She thought she could go back to the seedy life. The one where men pay for her body and she snorts cheap coke off the back of her dirty hand. 
But the past has found her. 

Again.

The past with green eyes full of hate and lust.
And this time he plans to keep her.

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I don’t think I’ve ever seen characters more f***ed up and flawed than the ones in this series.

The things that happen in this series are disturbing and disgusting to the point where I’m not only shaking my head at the absurdity, but also about ready to vomit in revulsion. 
And still I want more.
While this is no common story, there are pieces of the characters that are relatable. You can sympathize with some, loathe others, and punch all of them in the face at one point or another.


Faye has gone back to her safe haven; the truck stop where she can find someone to feed her cravings. She nearly has the money she needs for the coke she thirsts for, when Rhett finds her and puts an end to it. He brings her back to his home, which I assume is to help her fix up her life. He spouts of harsh words, but his body obviously wants her in the fiercest way. Yet his actions are what win. I have no idea what goes on in that head of Rhett’s, but he has ended up on my s**t list after this book. He brought Faye back only to torment her in the worst way. 

She feels betrayed by Rhett and can no longer stay in the same house as him and his girlfriend. But in a moment of desperation, she turns to the first and only person she can think of; a monster.

Faye is now in the hands of her stepfather Taylor. He takes her back into the home she grew up in. The house that brought her nothing but tragedy and torture. 

There was actually a moment in the story where I felt the honesty and purity in Taylor’s words and I felt pity for him. In that messed up head of his, he believes that his actions are okay because he truly loves Faye.

There might be few pages in each serial installment, but I can’t imagine reading a full-length novel of this story. I’m sure my heart and brain would give out in an instant. This story taps into so many emotions and hardly ever any good ones. The entire book was painful, but the end is the most gut-wrenching part. 

Despite that, I’m still jonesing for the next installment.

4.5 Kisses

Faye ran. She was good at that. 
She made a choice. Things were supposed to be finished. Done.
But they wouldn’t allow it. Neither of them.
And now she’s back. Twined up in the razor sharp lies. 
But lies only bloody the path to the truth…

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Disgusted? Should be. Confused? Absolutely. Enraged? Without a doubt. Jealous? Crazy enough, yes. 
Why was Faye in his father’s bed? How could he have possibly seen what he saw?
Faye’s desperation and need for cocaine was clear, but how could his father feed her addiction like that.

Rhett knows Faye’s health and life is in his hands now. 
Faye is finally ready to get clean and fight for a good life, and she heals during her stay at a psychiatric clinic. Though she’s recovering, she still feels trapped by her dark past. Faye is convinced her happiness will soon be doused by the monstrous villain that is Taylor. 

She will never truly be free of him, because he will always be one step ahead of her.

"All I could see was Taylor. His blue eyes. The way he stared at me. All of his emotions. All the things he wanted to do to me. He would destroy me. He would break me down into something less than I already was."

This series is one of the darkest, messiest, depressing, sick and twisted stories I’ve ever read. All those things are what make it so damn good. The story, the characters, it’s all so real.
Faye started out as a damaged soul who to many, was nothing but a lost cause or a warm body to fill. Over the time though, she started to wake up and allow her vulnerability to show. Luckily Rhett could see a light trying to show through, no matter what she did or what happened.
I was so happy to finally see Rhett shed a bit of the hate he’s been carrying around from day one. 

The ending. Holy moly, that ending. It was like the big bang. People’s true colors are shown and the cliffhanger left me on the edge of my seat.
I can’t wait to see what happens next! 
4 Kisses


Faye didn’t choose her path. Not really.
She didn’t choose the drugs. The sex.
She didn’t choose Taylor.
But those are the things she ended up with. 

Faye wants a choice now.
She knows who she wants. 
Is it too late to get him?

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Megan D. Martin is a multi-published author, mother, student and editor. In her spare time she enjoys decorating her house with strange things that do not match, playing her old school Nintendo Entertainment System, and buying fish for her many fish tanks.  


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