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Hardest Fall

(Dominion #2)

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4.56  ·  Rating details ·  81 ratings  ·  66 reviews
The tattooed demoness, Bone, doesn’t like anything except the magical weapons she makes. But she has hidden talents few know about. When I was brought to her near death, she used her Seraph song to manipulate flesh and bone to heal me. But she wasn’t happy about it.

Now I must return the favor. Even though she refuses to take sides in the apocalypse, there’s one job she’s n
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ebook, 301 pages
Published February 25th 2019 by Entangled: Amara
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Carol [Goodreads Addict]
Hardest Fall is book two in the Dominion series by Juliette Cross. I have been reading Juliette’s books since she published her very first book. Every book is a new experience, a new journey. I have been so looking forward to Xander’s story and it was everything I could have imagined.

Xander, who is George’s cousin, is a demon hunter. In true Juliette Cross form, the book starts out right out of the gate grabbing you. Xander has been severely hurt in a battle. George and Dommiel are desperate to
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Kat Valentine
Jan 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hot Damn!!! Another fabulous tale from the AMAZING juliette cross!!! I love every book I've Read by her and Hardest Fall was out of this world good. Her characters are always so interesting and her storytelling is flawless! I love both bones the ex seraph angel now demoness who creates and sells weapons to both the good guys and bad guys,she takes neither side and likes it that way. But that all changes when dommiel brings Xander a demon hunter to bones to help save his life,because she is more ...more
Nicola
Mar 01, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
After loving The Deepest Well and Darkest Heart I expected to love Hardest Fall, particularly as I was already half way in love with demon hunter, Xander before even starting.

description A demoness who heals demon hunters. That’s something new.”

Each time I’ve picked up a book by Juliette Cross, I’ve devoured it like a starving woman and there’s no denying this had all the elements for a great read—a fallen angel, a witty British demon slayer, places I’m familiar with and a heavy presence from all the ch
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Mindy Lou's Book Review
Book 1 and now 2 in the Dominion series are my first taste of this authors work and I have to mention that the biggest take I've gotten, is how vivid the scenes are written. The detail in which the author has brought this paranormal world alive has me wishing to see this made into a movie.

Right from the start the action is on and doesn't stop until the end. There are battles that involve angels, demons, demon hunters and even humans. I like that the author doesn't make the good and the bad as bl
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Carvanz
Holy Heaven and Hades! I’ve loved every book in this series but I never expected to fall so deeply into this one!

In the previous books we’ve been introduced to both Bone and Xander and I was curious to see what the future would hold for these characters. I never imagined they would each have such dark, painful backgrounds. While Xander seemed more adjusted to his past, he still needed to share it with someone he could trust and he found that in Bone. As for Bone, she was hiding from her past as
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Tanja ~ T's Book ~ KT Book Reviews
Just when you think no one can top the sex and brimstone of Dommiel, Cross gives us Xander. He is the perfect combination of lip-biting seduction and snarky rogue.

"Does this usually work for you?" "What? my irresistible charm?" "Is that what you call it?"

And let's not forget, mahogany tattooed covered bad-ass, Bone. Everyone needs something from her and she makes sure to deliver with a side-promise of remaining neutral. But alas, has this former Seraph decided to take a side?
"It's who we choose
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♥ WishfulMiss ♥
A fallen angel and a demon hunter? I was sold after reading the blurb and I got just that. Bone aka Carowyn has tried to stay neutral in the battle between heaven and hell. After loosing faith, she lost her wings and gave herself a new name, for a new life where she doesn't pick a side.

When Xander is brought into her workshop, on the verge of death, something in the demon hunter sparks feelings she hasn't allowed herself to have for too long. She works her magic and heals him but Xander doesn't
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Kahea
***5 Stars***

When it was announced that the next book in the series was going to be Bones and Xander, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it….Well, truth, I get all kinds of excited whenever this author announces releasing more words into the world, so *sheepish grin8 But, regardless, I couldn’t wait to see what was going to happen next and I wasn’t disappointed. It had it all for me: humor, smexyness, heart and a whole slew of characters I adore.

I loved Bones from the first time I met her in D
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Juliette Cross
Jan 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Beth
In a post-apocalyptic world, demons are battling for control with the humans caught in the crossfire. Bone, a fallen angel and superior weapon maker, has declares herself neutral and won’t takes sides until is asked to make an unthinkable object and is forced to face her role in the war.

Xander, a demon hunter, was just saved by Bone when he witnesses Rook, the demon prince, request a weapon from Bone. He knows if Rook is asking for it, it can’t be good for him or his friends fighting for human k
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Anne Z.
Jan 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
so so so so so so so so so FREAKING GOOD!
Another fabulous book by the fabulous Juliette!

I will be writing a full love letter.... sorry, I mean review, soon :)

update: review up in the blog- http://glimpsesofmybooks.blogspot.com
Julie (Jewls Book Blog)
Alexander (Xander), is a golden-haired rake, Master demon hunter (he’s just really cool kicking butt), and has this direct way of seeing straight to the heart of someone. He also had a wonderfully biting relationship with the demon Dommiel, similar to Pamela Clare’s bromance between Hunter and D’arcangelo, with jokes, sarcasm, and an unspoken loyalty forged in life threatening circumstances.

Bone, (aka Carowyn) was bloody fantastic! Whip smart, creates weapons for anyone and tries so hard to pla
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Tara
Jan 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this, there was a different twist To this than the usual good vs evil, heaven vs hell books. The lead characters are well written and likeable. The action and story kicks of from page one and has a good pace all the way through. This is part of a series but is also standalone, I hadn’t read any of the others and works and it works really well as standalone, you don’t miss as anything because of it and I could go and read the others without too many major spoilers. Great read that keeps ...more
Cherie
Jan 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow! I didn't think Juliette could top Dommiel with her alpha males but Xander gives him a very close race. Xander, former member of the London ton turned demon hunter, appears to be a smooth, aristocratic and dapper gentleman - until he meets Bone, fallen angel, weapon master and demoness. She truly brings out the sexy, domineering, beast of a man who will settle for nothing less than all of her. While both of them must overcome the darkness of their pasts and battle the demons trying to rule e ...more
Sissy's Romance Book Review
HARDEST FALL by Juliette Cross is book Two in the Dominion Series. This is the story of Bone and Xander. I haven't yet read the previous book, so for me this was a standalone book.
Bone has fallen from grace but is making her way alone in the world taking neither side of the on going post-apocalyptic war, building weapons for any who pays the highest price. Keeping to herself and her secrets has gotten her this far, but when a man who is near death is brought to her to heal..a choice is to be ma
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Sheryl Nantus
Jan 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Her name is Bone. Not her real name, but the one her customers know her by. Because she makes the best weapons for whoever pays the most, catering to both sides in a supernatural post-apoc world where angels and demons fight openly in the streets.

But when a dying man is brought to her door, she has to choose sides. And when love gets in the way... she can't stay on the sidelines any more.

The second book in a fantastic series, Hardest Fall will have you scrambling to reread the first one and wai
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Heather andrews
Jan 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Xander loves to tease his woman, "I leaned my head down to her. “You think I’m pretty? I wondered when you’d notice.” She rolled her eyes..." Xander loves to take care of his girl, "I smiled. “Well, then.” A soft sweeping of lips. “A shower. Then round two.” I liked this book, I fell in love with Xander the man just had a likable personality and I don't mean that sarcastically.
Karen  ⚜Mess⚜
Death is beautiful
The undeniable attraction and chemistry between Bone and Xander made these two the best couple Juliette Cross has created. They are by far my favorite.

I loved Juliette's dragons in her Nightwing series, but I think she hit the center of that jelly donut with Angels, Demons, and Demon Hunters in the Dominion series. The best part of that sweet treat!

"And the lover I once was drawn to like a bloom to the sun peered back at me."
My biggest attraction to this story was
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Linda Romer
Feb 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, reviews
Loved Hardest Fall, this is one of my favorite Authors and series. Book #2 in the Dominion series was a great read. Bone and Xander's story was full of passion and excitement. I love the Authors quick wit that she weaves throughout the story. Great music references as well as hunky Demons and Demon Hunters. I loved the addition of Maddie and her connection with Bone. A great story that leaves you with all the feels. I also enjoyed the reappearance of Dommiel and Anya. Looking forward to more gre ...more
Christina
Jan 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
*I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion.

What do you say about a book so good, you literally felt apart of it? Nothing. You can’t. Words literally escape me because all I want to do is crawl in to my Kindle and take up permanent residence. Sigh....this is soooooo good.

Bone. My goddess hero. Ok, technically, she’s not a goddess, she’s a demon...well...sort of, but I digress. She’s known for forging metal and weapons with essence powerful enough to take down both de
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Colliding Worlds
Another perfect, action-packed, stunning story by Juliette Cross. The characters of her Dominion-series make such great heroes, because they and their beautiful love stories seem so real to me. As always, I loved this book so much!

Auch in diesem Band zeichnet sich die Dominion-Reihe vor allem durch ihre ambivalenten Charaktere aus, die in ihrem Leben nicht immer das Richtige oder Gute getan haben und dazu stehen. In ihrer Suche nach Wiedergutmachung und dem richtigen Weg wirken sowohl Xander als
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Teresa
Feb 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
**I received a copy of Hardest Fall by Juliette Cross from Entangled Publishing and Net Galley in exchange for a voluntary and honest review**

Hardest Fall by Juliette Cross is the second book in her Dominion series. I read this as a stand alone without reading Darkest Heart without any issues. But this book was so good so I'll definitely be reading Anya and Dommiel story. This book has all the check marks of : 1) Kicka** Hero and Heroine with awesome demon fighting skills and a epic final battle
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Suzanne
Jan 23, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great second story in this paranormal romance series! Continued world building, action and sexy times.

We met Bone in the previous book as the loner weapons maker who fixed Dommiel’s arm. Xander is a demon hunter on death’s door until Bone manages to repair his heart with her special kind of healing. The evil princes, Rook and Simian, show up and ask (demand) Bone to forge a special crown. In the past she would just complete the piece as requested but something doesn’t feel right so she needs t
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Ash P Reads
Jan 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Who’d have thought that Xander would be such a romantic. If he could get a reader’s heart fluttering, Bone did not stand a chance. I loved her character though. Tough as nails with a sweet and gooey centre. And man did I do the dance of joy at the climax that was the battle at the end. For a moment I thought What? That’s it? It’s done! And then came the happy dance.

But do you know what I really want. I want a story about Uriel. That archangel has my curiosity burning like a river of lava. Can’t
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Lubnaa
I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
”Gravity no longer pulled my body to the earth. It pulled me toward her. Always to her.”
I would technically rate this book 4.5/4.75 stars, but I enjoyed the romance so much that I’ve decided I won’t be picky with my rating. Wow. This book snuck up on me in the best possible way. I don’t even know when I fell in love with it? It just hit me out of nowhere that I was in love with Bone and Xander. I was excited to read their book
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Juliette does it again, I can't recommend an author enough! I've been devouring her books like candy and I don't think I'll ever get enough of them. Hardest Fall was my airplane read and I couldn't put it down, well maybe during some crazy turbulence, which had me reassuring that I fully prefer being on the ground than up in the air ... Anyways, the Dominion series has quickly become my  recent obsession, which had me falling absolutely in love with
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Zeee  (I Heart Romance & YA)
Mar 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is my very first Juliette Cross book and it won't be my last! In fact, I already purchased Darkest Heart, the first book in the series, so I will start reading it soon! I seriously finished this book early this morning so it's pretty much fresh on my mind!

I can't get enough of Bone and Xander! I mean, how badass is the demoness Bone? Also, Xander reminds me of my favorite historical romance heroes! 😍 all the love for this couple!

And did I ever mention that the chemistry between Xander and B
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Katrina Berry
Mar 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hardest Fall by Juliette Cross is Book 2 of the Dominion Series. While this is part of a series, it can be read as a standalone. This was the first of the series I read and I had absolutely no problems whatsoever in following the story.

Ms. Cross never fails to deliver and in her typical fashion, she brings her A-game with Hardest Fall. This is a unique story that sucks you into a vivid world that is defined and solid, and incorporates engaging characters and paranormal goodies aplenty.

Please n
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Sheila Kaye
Feb 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I've read Juliette Cross' Nightwing and Vale of Stars series and loved them but didn't have the chance to start her Dominion Series so I was hesitant to start on the third book before reading the first two. I'm glad I did! Hardest Fall was awesome! The story compelling and the characters so rich you're engrossed in the action from the get-go. I loved Bones, aka Cara, and Zander's love story despite the ongoing apocalypse. I will definitely go back and read the other books not because I didn't un ...more
Sona Via
Feb 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I don’t think i need to say much about this book as I find myself in a love daze every time I finish one of the Juliette’s books!

She is an incredible word-enchantress! Every time she amazes me more and more with her creativity and wonderful ability to create such beautiful, mesmerizing, endearing, kickass and oh so vulnerable characters!! She goes deep into the darkness of their souls, pulls them inside out and bares them to the point you cannot help but adore adore adore them!!

Xander and Bone’s
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