The Devil's Due (Morgan Kingsley, #3)
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The Devil's Due (Morgan Kingsley #3)

3.85 of 5 stars 3.85  ·  rating details  ·  2,555 ratings  ·  112 reviews
Possession was never this much fun.

Trust me or die?

That's the choice Morgan Kingsley, exorcist, is given by the gorgeous rogue demon who's gotten inside her. The truth is, Morgan has dozens of reasons not to trust anyone, from the violence that torched her house and killed her father to a love life that's left her questioning her relationship with her erstwhile boyfriend,...more
Mass Market Paperback, 336 pages
Published November 25th 2008 by Dell (first published January 1st 2008)
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Kelly  Maybedog
3.5 stars. I have to admit that the main reason I love this series is the beautiful loving relationship between Adam and Dominic. In this book, Morgan even realizes that there's is the most healthy relationship she knows despite the BDSM. I'm not a fan of that myself but the way it's presented here, it does sound reasonable and healthy. I like that Morgan admits that even thinking of them together arouses her.

As usual, Morgan's mouth needs an off button but several times she forced herself to s...more
Julie (jjmachshev)
I'm obviously a series junkie. Jenna Black's latest book in her Morgan Kingsley Exorcist series was another book I just could not put down. Morgan is an exorcist (duh) living in a contemporary world where demons are real and people can volunteer to become a demon host. Morgan is called in when demons don't play nicely with humans and commit crimes or seize control of a host without permission. She's one of the most successful and strongest exorcists working in the U.S. today. In the first book,...more
Nichole (Dirty H)
Another great installment in one of my new favorite series.

I am giving this five stars, not because it's any better than the first two, but because it was just as good and this series has been so consistently entertaining and fun to read, I feel like it's earned it's way to 5 star status. I'll continue to give these books 5 stars unless they start to slip and disappoint.

Only two problems with this book: 1. Not enough Adam and Dom (though it would take a lot of Adam and Dom for me to think there...more
Sandy Williams
I love these books. This one was a lot tamer than the first two, in my opinion, but it had a great plot and Lugh, the demon king, is finally starting to do something (ie, create his court in the human world).

Oddly, I found this book in the romance section instead of SFF where I found the first two, but this book had a lot less romance than the others. I'm starting to like Brian more, but there's still something about him and his relationship with Morgan that's bothering me. I think it might be t...more
CJ - Drop Dead Cute
Dec 01, 2008 CJ - Drop Dead Cute rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Morgan Kinsley fans, Dante Valentine Fans
Ok, I don't know what it was about this book but about half way through the book I just wanted to be done with this particular Installment. I'm tired of Morgan's whiny, complaining, selfish, narrow minded ways (and to this I refer to Adam). Yes, she has a couple of good qualities and I would like to see those explored but for me, she needs to grow up already.

I get that she's supposed to be really tough and emotionally f*d up and really really scared of losing control but at this point I sort of...more
Shera (Book Whispers)
Thoughts:

Black's exorcist series has been my guilty pleasure read for a quite a while. The Devil's Due is another solid entry into a world where demon's are among us and some humans willingly allow themselves to be possessed. It's hard to beat the crazy fabulous ending from the previous book, The Devil You Know, but Black comes close to it.

The constant battle of Morgan—our loud mouthed exorcist—and Lugh—the yummy demon king--has been the highlight of reading this series. This time around Lugh a...more
Shelley aka Gizmo's Reviews
I've now read the first three books in this series, and still, I find the sex scenes disturbing, and the main character to be a whiney, dense, little brat. I can't, nor will I rate this series any higher than 3 stars. Some of the action scenes are good, but, there's not enough of them to keep my sanity in check. C'mon already! Enough of the BDSM and S&M scenes! Are you LKH by any chance? I stopped reading her books for the same reason! This is the storyline of this book. Morgan gets in troub...more
Angela (Reading Angels)
I love this series! Morgan is one kick-ass chick, but she always knows her faults and admits them. In this book Morgan is approached by a mother that claims her son has been taken over by a demon against his will, but all evidence shows that it was a legal demon...
As Morgan digs deeper and realizes that the boy, a member of God's Wraith (the demon hate group), was actually a part of something else all together, and now, it's getting more personal. With thugs coming to beat her and warn her off a...more
Kelly
I'm still really liking this series. Morgan can be abrasive and annoying and hard-headed and she sometimes acts without thinking, but she's interesting. Her relationship with Lugh is convoluted but she likes him, even though he's a demon. She's harboring an attraction to Adam but she has Brian that she loves. It's all very complex.

The story: Morgan is approached by a distraught mother to investigate whether her son was coerced into becoming a demon host. Meanwhile, Lugh is planning on assembling...more
Marianne
Morgan's life is still in turmoil: In the third book she's continuing with her role of keeping the demon king Lugh safe from his brother Dougal, trying to learn to live with him, working out her relationship with her boyfriend Brian who refuses to let go of her, despite the role he played in the last installment. (A painful memory Morgan is unwilling to forgive and forget.) However Morgan is also hired to look into the demon possession of a man who was known to be a member of God's Wrath; a fier...more
Erika  Badass
Slightly better than the first two. I don't know why I keep reading them. Seems I am a glutton for punishment. Or rather, I am waiting on new books to come in, and these are all I have left that I have not read.


The plot was OK.
For an Exorcist, she really doesn't exorcise very much in the series. Altho in this book, she did more than in the first two.


I still wish she'd stop telling me she is such a badass, mean, cold bitch.

Elaine
While I liked the book well enough, I am over Morgan. I know she has a long standing hatred of demons, however, based on her situation, her level of whining is annoying. This is the third book, and really her whining and bitchassness has increased. I'm not sure I can read books 4 and 5 if this is how it's gonna be.

Also, Brian, grow a pair.
Sophia
meh, the other ones are better, its the same old stuff. getting beat up and not using her exorcist skills.
Marsha
Morgan is still annoying and still making letting her stubborn attitude and mouthy responses rule much of her decision making, but she does (finally) seem to be making some progress with her control freak nature. I liked this book better than the previous two, though I still have a few questions about a few things that just didn't make sense. Why does Brian keep coming back? Yes, I know he loves her and thinks that Morgan will eventually come around and relent some of her selfish, stubborn ways,...more
Ithlilian
This was a fast easy read for me, and didn't really live up to my expectations. After the secrets revealed in the previous novel, I expected things to become more serious with The Devil's Due. Unfortunately, this novel is mostly a self contained mystery about someone that appears to be hosting an illegal demon. Now that I think about it, the plot could be summed up in a sentence or two, and it's hard for me to think of what actually filled the pages of this novel. One thing is for sure, Morgan h...more
Starry
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Aimee (Coffee Table Reviews)
I'm liking this series more and more. The story is great and starting to get very interesting. The counsel members was very interesting. I'm excited to see where this goes in the next book.

I have to be honest. I'm glad Brian's still around. The relationship is still shaky, but I'm still hoping for the best. I had a good laugh with the little phone call with Lugh and Brian. That should be interesting in other books!

It was good to know I wasn't the only one starting to get fed up with Morgan and h...more
Mello ❣ Illium ✮Harry✮ ☀Myrnin☀ Torin Ichimaru
And the series continues. There's less sex this time, but some progress towards getting Lugh on the throne is finally made. This group of allies is really a mixed group. It'll be a miracle if one of them doesn't kill one of the others. Especially with Morgan and her ability to make anyone dislike her hanging around. It's no wonder she got her ass kicked twice by her supposed allies. The woman just can't keep her mouth shut.

Morgan still needs to work on dealing with her emotions. Her first reacti...more
Jess
Morgan Kingsley is back, and still doing her best to get back to her regular life as just an exorcist. This one picks up with a woman coming into Morgan's office claiming that her son was illegally possessed by a demon. Meanwhile, her son signed all the paperwork and she insists he would never willingly host a demon. Morgan tells her she can't do an illegal exorcism, but that she will look into the matter. It ends up being a little fishy, and she enlists Adam's help to figure out the matter. Mea...more
Kathy Davie
Third in the Morgan Kingsley urban fantasy series set in an alternate Philadelphia where the story revolves around Morgan Kingsley, an exorcist who happens to be possessed by the King of the Demons, Lugh.

The Story
Their God's Wrath son is suddenly possessed while the Brewsters are on vacation and they want Morgan to perform an illegal exorcism—Claudia Brewster "knows" that Tommy, as a member of God's Wrath, would never have agreed to being possessed. While Morgan refuses to do anything illegal, t...more
Steph
Book Three in the Morgan Kingsley series.
A lady named Claudia comes to Morgan asking her to perform an illegal exorcism on her son Tommy. She belives that he has been illegally possessed seeing as he was in the God's Wrath hate group only Ten days ago. This group hate demons and any person 'weak' enough to allow a demon to take his/her body. So how is Tommy now possessed? And worst of all, all the legal documents have been signed by him to say that he was very much a willing host?
I again lo...more
Sarah
This is the third book in the Morgan Kingsley series so there may be spoilers for the first 2 books included in this review. If you are new to the series then I recommend you check out the reviews for book one, The Devil Inside, rather than reading any further.

When Morgan is asked by Claudia to investigate the circumstances surrounding her son Tommy's decision to become a demon host she soon realises something isn't right. All of the paperwork is in order but something is very strange when some...more
Alisa
This is the best of the three in this series so far. Morgan Kingsley has a tendency to be pretty abrasive, which can get tiring in a hurry, but in this one, it seems like she's finally learning to come to terms with the shit that's been happening to her. Not that she's ever going to be happy about it, but she's learning to cope, so some of the antagonism is fading. She's still a pretty kick-ass, hardcore character, and that's probably not going to change, so if you hated her in books 1 or 2, you...more
78sunny
5 von 5 Sternen
*Kurzmeinung:*
Zu diesem Buch gibt es nur eine kurze Meinungsäußerung von mir, da es der 3. Teil einer Reihe ist und ich mit fast jedem Wort was ich zum Inhalt sagen würde, alles aus den Vorgängerbänden verraten würde. Diese Reihe ist allerdings so genial, dass ich niemanden, der die Reihe noch nicht kennt, den Genuss versauen möchte. Diese Reihe ist eine einzigartige und extrem gut geschriebene Urbanfantasy-Reihe. Es ist eine Schande, dass der Knaur Verlag nach 3 Bänden das Überse...more
Miki
Cet avis a été précédent publié sur mon blog Lecture Toute une Aventure

De très bonne facture, ce tome se place parfaitement dans la lignée des précédents avec une intrigue propre à chaque tome le tout se plaçant dans un schéma bien plus vaste : La sauvegarde de Lugh et la restitution de son trône au royaume des démons.
Cette fois, Morgane se retrouve impliquée dans un cas étrange où une personne supposée ardente opposante aux droits des démons change subitement de bord et en quelques jours devi...more
Kimberly
Morgan Kingsley's trust issues has gotten worst after Lugh & Brian killed her father, with her powerless. Morgan & Lugh are having a power struggle and Morgan is too hard headed to let him in, even if it might save her life when she is in danger. As for her relationship with Brian, it ain't going well. It seems that she is seeing another side of Brian and she doesn't know if she could accept that.

Other than her personal drama, Morgan has a new case on her hands. A demon is possessing so
...more
Pamela
This is another strong entry in the Morgan Kingsley series. The reason I give this a B+ instead of an A is simply because the story isn’t quite as engaging as the other two in the series. This story feels more like it’s building up the next book in the series, and while it stands on its own well enough, I was left wondering what’s going to come next, and not necessarily in that nail-biting, anticipatory kind of way. I enjoyed it, but it didn’t stick in my mind the way I’d have liked it to.

There...more
Erin (Paperback Stash)
The Morgan Kingsley series brings in mixed impressions, appeal and reviews as readers react with varied responses about the dark sexual humor, Morgan’s rather uptight personality, and the adventures written within. Since I’m part of the fan boat, I dipped into the third with eagerness, delightfully finding that the series continues strongly upstream in a positive direction of good times, steady pacing, and continued mysteries surrounding her complicated life.

While the mystery itself doesn’t stan...more
♦Jennifer♦
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Bookworms
The story starts where tha last book was ending. Morgan have some trouble with Bryan because on the one side she love’s him, on the other side he have helped Lugh to take over the controll of her and murdered her father.

I don’t want to tell you a lot of the story because it happens many in this book, again. Adam and Dom are part of this book again and they both are take care of the humor in this book. Raphael has a bigger part in the story and Morgan is confronted with a lot of situations she do...more
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