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The Deepest Well

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The same night Lady Katherine Blakely discovers just what a monster her husband is, she meets a charming stranger, a gentleman from top to toe, not a wolf in gallant evening dress as so many of them are. But even he is not all that he seems.

Lord George Draconis Thornton has returned from abroad as Earl of Melbourne. As the commander of the Dominus Daemonum, demon hunters

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Kindle Edition, 304 pages
Published July 31st 2017 by Entangled: Select Otherworld (first published February 16th 2016)
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Carol [Goodreads Addict]
This fantastic book is being re-released today. A brand new publisher and a brand new beautiful cover.

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The Deepest Well is book #0.5 in the Dominion series by Juliette Cross. This book was generously provided to me in exchange for an honest review by the author.

regency women:

I have read all of Juliette’s books to date, including The Vessel Trilogy of which this is a spin off series. So, I thought I knew what to expect more or less when I started this book. I couldn’t have been more wrong.

blonde braid:

In The Vessel
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Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads-no-more
2/2/16 - Now available!

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When I started reading THE DEEPEST WELL by Juliette Cross, I didn't know what to expect. I'd been interested in reading her books for awhile, b/c tons o' Goodreads friends love her (including book bff), so I jumped when I was offered an opportunity to read it for review, and then . . .

The first few paragraphs read like something from a Jane Austen novel.

o.O

Katherine Blakely was coaching herself into her public face while silently despairing her
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Nicola
Jul 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
This has been on my radar for a few months and what better time could there be to dive in, as whilst the first in the Age of Grey series, it also links into the Dominion series: the first of which, Darkest Heart is imminent.

description You would start a war over a woman?
“Yes. In a heartbeat.”


If there’s one thing you can expect from Juliette Cross it’s the unexpected. And this book has it. First of all there’s George. I’ve fallen in love with the men she’s created before, but George...

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Lord George
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Dianne
It wasn’t a marriage of love, but when Lady Katherine Blakely was shown proof positive that there wasn’t even any respect, Fate stepped in and introduced her to a charming stranger, a true gentleman. Even gentlemen have secrets, but were they as unbelievable as Lord George Draconis Thornton’s?

THE DEEPEST WELL by Juliette Cross is filled with the atmosphere of Gothic romance with a supernatural twist as one strong heroine will face the horrors of monsters because she fell in love with the right
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Beth
George is Flamma of Light. His main purpose is to protect mortals from demons and the evil they raught with Damas being his arch enemy.

When George meets Katherine, he is surprised by their instant attraction but after realizing she is married, George puts all thoughts of romance aside…until George sees that her husband, Lord Blakely, is in the service of the Demon Damas and his association puts Katherine’s very soul on the line.

While George tries to save Katherine, the mutual attraction grows
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Carvanz
Wow, this story ended up being one wild ride and a complete surprise! I absolutely loved Katherine and George. Both of these characters are fighting against all odds but never against each other. Outside forces keep things stirred up and the story line moving. Secondary characters are vital to the plot even as some of them endeared themselves to me. This has a bit of an element some readers will not appreciate and I must admit I stumbled with it a time or two but it didn’t take me long to get ...more
Sylvia
Mesmerising
Amorous
Passionate
Forbidden
Devotion
Love

Just a few soft spoken words, whisperings along time, that are present throughout the telling of Lady Katherine and Lord George's love story. Their story spans centuries and stirs up a plethora of emotions, from their first fleeting encounter with a simple dance at a ball, through the depths of the darkest hell and into the apocalyptic Age of Gray. It definitely is utterly alluring and devastating all at once.

The Deepest Well is a spin off of The
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Christina
May 26, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 Stars - 3 Flames

After finishing the Vessel Trilogy, there was only one thing on my mind. I NEEDED Kat and George's story! Surprise, surprise...look what we've got here. Just the story I was looking for. But there was a catch for me. You see, I'm not usually a historical reader. But I needed their story so desperately that I KNEW I had to at least give this a go. Boy of boy, I'm so happy I did.

Having the ability to experience how these two met and fell in love was something special. We knew a
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Rhenna Morgan
Sep 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow. Just holy cow and wow. I went into this story having read all of the Vessel series, so I was totally stymied at how Juliette would make George and Kat's story work. I mean, come on...it's romance. It HAS to have a HEA.

She did it. And not only did she do it, but she wove in beautiful history and rich details for an absolutely stunning result. I loved the romance, I loved the imagery, and I loved the characters--all the same details I appreciated in her previous works. But this story has to
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Kahea
***4.5 stars***

I’ve had this ARC sitting for awhile, not because I didn’t want to dive into it ~ far from it actually because Ms. Cross has become one of those authors that I truly enjoy reading and find myself chomping at the bit for news of her next release (mmmm Morgonkind anyone??) but more because I have a slight OCD when it comes to reading my ARC’s in order and because I wasn’t quite in the mood for historical fiction at the time. But the planets aligned to where it was one of the ARCs up
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Stacy
Oct 24, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I don't know why I didn't put it together before, but I was pleasantly surprised when I realized THE DEEPEST WELL tells the story of how Kat and George from The Vessel Trilogy met and fell in love and the hardships that they faced.

Kat and George's relationship has always been a mystery to me and THE DEEPEST WELL really cleared up all the questions I had about them as individuals and as a couple. I'm not usually a fan of historical fiction, but I had no problem enjoying this book one bit. I knew
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Katharine
Feb 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amazing!

I'm amazed again on another amazing read by juliette! I fell in love with kat and George's story! I cried alot sometimes sad tears but alot of happy ones too:) A must read
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Cheryl La Pa
Dec 12, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved it. I have read the Vessel trilogy and loved it, so I was rapt when I discovered that this book was about George and Kat's. I loved getting to know their past and how it impacted on the present day relationship. It is a beautifully told, emotional recount of their past. There are some dark moments and I truly felt for both George and Katherine during those times.

There were just a few things that kept me from giving it 5 stars. Firstly, I found it hard to believe that Katherine was so
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The Word Nerd Reviews Blog
This book is the prequel to the the Vessel Trilogy spinoff, Dominion. Although all the characters are in this book, don't think it's simply a filler backstory. What it is is a look at the events prior to the main events of the Vessel Trilogy and it changes everything! There are many comprehensive reviews of this book, so in all honestly there is not much I can add except to say...

Juliette Cross is an author I trust to always write a book with a unique storyline, enthralling characters, in-depth
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KathyAnne
Jun 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh my gosh... I loved this book so much! This is the story of Katherine aka "Kat" and George. Kat and George were major characters in the Vessel Trilogy. Kat is also one of my favorite female characters ever. She was the tough, beautiful, don't mess with me demon hunter and I loved her from the very beginning of that series all the way to the end. There was a story to be told about how she became a demon hunter and the tense relationship she had with George. We always knew there was a love story ...more
Carra
Feb 06, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm a huge fan of Juliette Cross' Nightwing series, but haven't yet read her Vessel trilogy. I didn't realize until after finishing The Deepest Well that it is a spinoff of that trilogy, telling the story of two of the characters from it. For a very large portion of The Deepest Well, that didn't really matter though and this story can stand on its own.

I really liked George (Lord Thornton). He is a complex character who is strong, protective, loyal and dedicated. Katherine is a woman trapped
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All Things Urban Fantasy
Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy.

A sweeping romance that spans centuries, THE DEEPEST WELL is a spin-off of the dark and sexy Vessel Trilogy. THE DEEPEST WELL bookends the Vessel Trilogy, with the action taking place both before and after that series, and I think the people who will most enjoy this book are those who have already read it.

There is a lot I would warn you about in this book - infidelity, dubious sexual consent, and a suicide attempt top the list, and this is not really a
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Julie (Jewlsbookblog)
While reading the Vessel trilogy, hints of George and Kat’s past came up, leaving me in state of frustrated curiosity. I didn’t even realize this was the prequel when I picked it up; I was just happily binging on Cross’s books!

All I can say is George and Kat’s tragically doomed love tugged my heartstrings like nobody’s business!! This book was like a fantastic Gothic romance-but with a peppier heroine and a truly amazing hero. Granted, it wasn’t all doom and gloom. There were some highly
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Deanna from Deanna's World
Juliette Cross writes a tense emotional story of the age old battle between good and evil woven into a wrenching love story which is certain to make your heart ache.

The short version of my thoughts: this story made me cry, many times, so it gets 5 stars. The long version? Read on ...

This story asks a very interesting question. Is it okay to fall in love with another man, an honorable, upstanding man, because your husband is a lying, cheating brute who abuses you? That's never an easy question to
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Nikki
Feb 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ugh. This book. I don’t even know how to express the gut wrenching awesomeness that it is. The Vessel Trilogy was one of my favorite urban fantasy series ever and the characters of George and Kat have intrigued me over the span of those three books. Their background was shrouded in guilt and secrets that neither of them seemed inclined to share. Over the span of those three books I became invested in their struggle to engage with each other. It was obvious they had feelings for each other but ...more
Bambi Unbridled
So it's my understanding that The Deepest Well is a prequel spinoff to The Vessel Trilogy, which I have not yet read. For once my procrastination is paying off, because I usually like to start with the prequel if given the chance. So now that I have read this one, I am all geared up to start Forged in Fire soon.

I heard lots of chatter about this book from blogger and Goodreads friends before I started reading, so I kinda knew what to expect going in. My friend Deanna told me not to read it until
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Riley
The Deepest Well is supernatural tale that starts in historical London about 200 years ago. The action travels to several places, including an alternate plane of existence, possibly hell, skips forward in time, and even includes a stop in New Orleans. I was expecting a paranormal/historical novel, but I got a bit more.

Lady Katherine Blakely and Lord George Draconis meet at a party. It was one of those intense attraction-at-first-sight meetings. There are two problems. Katherine is married and
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Gemma Brocato
Dec 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this amazing prequel story to Cross's Vessel Trilogy. George and Kat, characters I loved in the first books, have a chance to tell their story. A ill-fated affair is hinted at in the Vessel Trilogy and in The Deepest Well we discover the rest of the story.

George is Flamma of Light - meaning he is all that's should be good and right in the world. He protects mortals from demons. It's a job he's done for a millennia and he is really good at it. But he has a wicked rivalry going with Damas,
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ZARIA (Sheldon Cooper lover)

"A woman's dress should be a like a barbed-wire fence: serving its purpose without obstructing the view." —Sophia Loren


Lady Katherine Blakely is married to a monster. On the same night she witnesses how low her husband can sink, she meets a charming stranger, a gentleman from top to toe. Yet even her gallant rescuer is possessed of a dark side.

Lady Katherine Blakly


Lord George Draconis Thornton, commander of the Dominus Daemonum, is on a mission to expel the demon prince Damas back to the
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Debbie
Independent reviewer for Paranormal Romance and Authors That Rock, I was gifted my copy of this book.

Lady Katherine is married to a monster of the human kind. Lord George dances with Katherine and seals her fate with a monster of the demonkind. George must save Katherine before it's too late.

This is, I believe, a spin off from The Vessel trilogy, and I have not read those. I did not feel I was missing anything by not doing. There is some overlap, after reading the blurbs of those books, of those
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Laura.125Pages
Feb 10, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This review was originally posted on [www.125pages.com] whatareyou Angels, demons, supernatural fighters, what's not to like? Starting in the early 1800's in England, George meets Lady Katherine, an average woman married to an asshat. What Katherine doesn't know is that her husband is in league with demons and George is destined to fight them. A deep attraction begins that endangers them both. George will stop at nothing to save the woman he loves, even if he puts the future of the world in danger.

The
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Kaitlyn
Jul 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Juliette Cross has finally given us the story of George and Kat - - and it is perfect.

If you read my reviews, you know that Juliette Cross is an insta-buy for me, with everything she writes. This book is the first in the off-shoot series from The Vessel Trilogy - one of my favorite series from Cross. This one tells the story of two major characters from TVT, George and Kat. We have been teased with bits and pieces of their history from the very beginning, but we FINALLY got the whole enchilada
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Sapphyria
Jul 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have just discovered that The Deepest Well is actually about two characters I've already met...I'm a little slow at figuring out things sometimes. I met Lady Katherine Blakely and Lord George Draconis Thornton in Forged in Fire. Forged in Fire is book 1 in The Vessel Trilogy by Juliette. Both Katherine and George are completely different characters (in terms of time period) in Forged in Fire, a modern paranormal/urban fantasy, than they are in The Deepest Well, based in a historical time ...more
Taylor Hull
Nov 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book broke my heart, but was so beautiful at the same time. Ever since I read The Vessel Trilogy, I have been curious about Kat and George’s story. You see the monster Kat was married to, how she and George met, her abduction to Hell by Damas, her rescue, and some present day excerpts from The Vessel Trilogy. Juliette Cross did not disappoint, I didn’t want to put this book down!
Amber
May 07, 2019 rated it it was ok
I enjoyed this author’s books about Genevieve and Jude. I expected George and Katherine’s story to be good, but it was surprisingly lackluster.
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