The Deepest Well
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 s...more
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.
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.
In The Vessel T ...more
Reviewed by: Rabid Reads
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.
Katherine Blakely was coaching herself into her public face while silently despairing her si ...more
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...
Lord George Dr ...more
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 m ...more
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 st ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 trus ...more
Juliette Cross is an author I trust to always write a book with a unique storyline, enthralling characters, in-depth ...more
I really liked George (Lord Thornton). He is a complex character who is strong, protective, loyal and dedicated. Katherine is a woman trapped larg ...more
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 ...more
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 entert ...more
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 ...more
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 ...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 Ge ...more
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, ...more
"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 under ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
JULIETTE is a multi-published author of paranormal and fantasy romance & the co-host of the podcast, Smart Women Read Romance. As a native of Louisiana, she lives in the heart of Cajun land with her husband, four kids, her labs, Kona and Jeaux, and kitty, Betty. When she isn’t working on her next project, she enjoys binge-watchin ...more