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That Old Black Magic (Living in Eden #3)

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Reluctant witch Eden Riley knows that codependent relationships aren't good, especially when you're possessed by a sexy but troublemaking demon. Darrak's physical form makes good girl Eden want to go bad, but the constant itch to use the soul-destroying black magic she's recently acquired might force Eden to explore her dark side in an entirely different way.

And when her m
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ebook, 320 pages
Published December 1st 2011 by Berkley Books
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Lainey
Jul 30, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good ending to a trilogy. It wasn't my favorite of the books, but was definitely satisfying for an ending. Glad I read the series because I love the author.
Karen
Mar 26, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Starry
Jan 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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valee
Jul 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it. For some weird reason I'm becoming very fond of this series. I'm getting extremely attached to the characters. They are just too funny not to.

I never imagined a woman and a demon sharing a body could make such an interesting story but they really made it. I just can't help to love them. While the fist 2 books were pretty funny and enjoyable, this one got a pace increase and I LOVED it! so many life-changing facts were discovered and lots of paths were forever changed. I just know thing
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Samantha (Book Lover's Cozy Cafe)
A great conclusion to a great trilogy, though I am quite sad that it only lasted three books, but that's okay because it fit just right. In this one Darrak and Eden have to come to terms with how they truly feel for each other, because if they don't it just might cost them their lives.

It's always sad to see a great story end, especially when you get so involved in the story and the characters themselves, it's just so bittersweet to turn that last page knowing that you've just completed the seri
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Marianne
A good conclusion to the series.
I liked the depiction of Lucifer as a flawed, fallen angel, longing for his former home, rather than that of a soulless beast, although he carried that darkness inside him as we'll. Guess he acted true to his name in the end...

As for Eden and Darrak: All the secrets they kept from each other made me want to smack them in the head, but at least they got their act together in the end. Eden's little threat to take Darrak with her when her time came, was cute. And the
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Alysse
Mar 14, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
disappointing. i knew there would be a happy ending, that i didnt have a problem with. it was that ***************SPOILER ALERT*************

Lucifer decided to be good? i mean really, prince of hell, of darkness of all things evil does the heroes a favor, come on. BOOOOO to this author for not having a better ending idea.
Rose
Jan 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A wonderful way to end the series! Darrak & Eden outsmarted Lucas at his own game...Ben redeeming himself in the end. I was hoping for more interaction with Eden's Dad Daniel but was not lucky enough. All in all it was an enjoyable read.
Catherine
Ah, the conclusion to the Living in Eden series. I didn’t realize this was going to be a trilogy, so that was a bit of a surprise, but it was a welcome one. I love that the author didn’t draw it out too long. I’m sorry to say goodbye to Eden and Darrak, but I’d much rather end on a high note, still wanting more, than have the series drag on forever.

This has been a really fun series. If you haven’t read the two previous books, I don’t recommend you start here. It doesn’t stand on its own very we
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Teagan
Jun 29, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Ellie
Nov 29, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Jenn Shanks Pray
I am not a girl who likes first installments of series....usually. I don't know if it was a combination of having read this author and just enjoying her writing style or her gift with words, characters and dialogue that hooked me from the start, but I absolutely adored this series from the start with The Demon In Me! The plot line of a "psychic consultant" inheriting the 300 year old wandering spirit of an arch demon from hell displaced from his physical form by a curse was amusing. Having said ...more
Joelle
That Old Black Magic (Living in Eden #3)
by Michelle Rowen
4 out of 5 stars

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Reluctant witch Eden Riley knows that codependent relationships aren't good, especially when she's possessed by a sexy but troublemaking demon. Darrak's physical form makes good girl Eden want to go bad, but the constant itch to use the soul-destroying black magic she's recently acquired might force Eden to explore her dark side in an entirely different way.

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Amber
Jan 10, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: series-i-love
This is definitely a good conclusion to the series. I liked how everything ended. Although (view spoiler) Th ...more
Beckyloohoo Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ aka Mrs. Acheron Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ
I love the way this trilogy wrapped up, but I'm kind of sad that it's over. I'm really hoping for a spin-off with some of the other characters, especially Lucas. :) What a great ending to a great, fun trilogy! A solid 4 stars from me.


It has some cheesy moments (expect lots of puns about going to hell), lots of funny snarky ones, some very frustrating ones (really Eden, by now you should stop falling for the old "I just want to talk to you for a minute in private" line, especially when it's a ba
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Charity
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I have to start out by saying this is the first book I have read in this 3 books series, and it’s not always smart to start at the end. It took me a while to sit down and write this review after finishing because I am on the fence with my rating. I generally stay away from Demon books because they either rub me the right way or rub me the wrong way- the religious aspect is a thin line for me. Unfortunately about the middle to the end it re
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Sara
Sep 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I liked this trilogy from the very beginning and fell in love with Darrak immediately!
And this book was probably my favorite of the three. In fact, I gave it 5 stars.
I admit, I would have throttled Darrak some times. And Eden other times. I won't reveal much of the reasons though. You'll have to read it to know.
I got to even like Lucifer in the end. He was originally an angel after all. I can't say I liked everything he did - because I didn't, obviously, he was a very bad guy for most of the
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Sara
Sep 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I liked this trilogy from the very beginning and fell in love with Darrak immediately!
And this book was probably my favorite of the three. In fact, I gave it 5 stars.
I admit, I would have throttled Darrak some times. And Eden other times. I won't reveal much of the reasons though. You'll have to read it to know.
I got to even like Lucifer in the end. He was originally an angel after all. I can't say I liked everything he did - because I didn't, obviously, he was a very bad guy for most of the tim
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Jenni Ebba
Oct 20, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Laciea
Feb 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nice conclusion to this triology! I love Darrak with his comeback comments and I love it when Eden backs him up right behind it!

Such as “How do you feel about his taking ownership of you? You’re an independent woman. Must feel a bit uncomfortable.”

She shook her head. “Feels fine. I am his. And he’s mine. It’s an equal opportunity relationship.”

I'm hoping Michelle rowen would like to do a future book on "Lucy" because there would be potential ;) anyways I will read more by this author, I do like
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Nickyrian
Dec 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very nice story to end the series. I didn't think beating the Prince of Hell would be easy. Well, Eden and Darakk found his weakness and used it against him. I guessed even the badass fallen angel had a soft spot for humanity. After all, he was an angel back then. On the other hand, Darakk was freaking hilarious with his witty-smart-ass response to everyone. Even though his half-demon and half-angel now, I could just picture him how his interaction would be with his daughter's suitors. He would ...more
Trish
Well I did not know this was the third book in a series until I was into the book. I don't mind reading out of order if it is not following a single character. This time I was lucky and it did not seem like I missed too much of the storyline. I will probably go back and read the other two later. This is the conclusion of Eden and Darrak as they figure out how to work out living with the curse. There is danger, tear jerking moments, and loving. I stayed up way to late reading this. I love a book ...more
Becca
Jan 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone, beacause it's awesome!
Recommended to Becca by: Salma Wahba
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Lara Boonzaier
okay, so I have not updated in a while... but here it goes:

This book was fun, I mean I love the author.... such a fan girl right here. This book is a really fun, I'm on holiday, don't many brain cells to finish kind of book. The characters are great, the story is different to anything I have read... It's just clean fun.

I'm glad I read it. Worth the time and money
Kristi
Aug 03, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this one and the way it ends is very fitting. I think there were some convenient appearances that helped saved the day and wrap things up, but all in all, the end was what it needed to be. There were some things I saw coming, a couple that surprised me and a couple characters needed more dimension, but all in all, it was a fun series to read.
Jackie
After a 5 day absence finished this last book in series. Eden and Darrak have entertained me well and although sad to flip that last page there was a satisfying conclusion with all loose ends tied up and an HEA for the pair that was very sweet.
Amanda (The Literary Hoarders)
I was so sad that this story has come to an end but I really did enjoy it. Maybe she can do a series with Ben or Eden's mother or Andy *wink wink nudge nudge Michell's rowen* But great book love all the characters and will miss them.
Sonik
Mar 06, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not disappointing but.....things are getting a little cliche for me,specially after finishing 'Immortality bites' , "Angel With Attitude" & the previous two books in "Living In Eden" series. from the same author!

This books major attention was towards Darrak's CURSE-REMOVAL.
Angie
Oct 26, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ainsi se clôture ma semaine spéciale Rowen avec ce 5ème titre, ainsi que la trilogie Eden/Darrak.

C'est sans surprise que j'ai découvert que Mead et Myles, dont on ressent la nette influence, sont ses amies. :-)

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“Come on, Eden, don't be naive. Demonic children are a dime a dozen in Netherworld. Need I mention Children of the Corn? Damien? Justine Bieber?” 9 likes
“I don't think he can hurt. Wizards and witches go hand in hand, after all. Didn't you read Harry Potter?"
Eden stared at him. "Well, yeah."
"I didn't read the books," he continued. "But I did get to see the movies. A previous host was a fan. He even wore dress robes and pretended he'd been sorted into a house. Hufflepuff, if you can believe it. Who liked Hufflepuff best? I mean, seriously.”
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