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The Devil You Know

(Morgan Kingsley #2)

3.82  ·  Rating details ·  4,295 ratings  ·  149 reviews
The beautiful. The bad. The possessed.

Some people worship them. Some people fear them. And some people—like Morgan Kingsley—go up against them toe-to-toe, flesh to flesh, and power against power. An exorcist by trade, Morgan is one of the few humans with an aura stronger than her possessor, even though her demon can tease her body senseless. She’s also a woman who has just
Paperback, 336 pages
Published July 29th 2008 by Dell
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Julie (jjmachshev)
Aug 04, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2008-reads
Whew! I'm almost at a loss for words. "The Devil You Know" is book 2 in Jenna Black's Morgan Kinsley, exorcist, series. Absolutely fabulous! BUT, you can't read book two without reading book 1, "The Devil Inside", or you will be way behind the powercurve. Also I should warn you that this book is very dark...I would classify it as Urban fantasy with heavy sexual overtones rather than paranormal romance. Indeed, Dell is marketing this series under Spectra, their Fantasy line.

Morgan is back and sh
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I feel like I want to re-read this book. I feel like maybe I was having a bad day? anyways, it is on my bookshelf and I told myself to re-read this see if I am right.

I almost didn't finish this book, I am giving up honestly. Mogan is not my favorite character, I love Adam, love him. Even tho he is an ass hole he cares, and he loves Dom. Which is just a beautiful thing? Morgan tho she's selfish, very selfish. She treats everyone like crap then cries when no one wants to help her or be around her
Wow..I have to say, I really like the direction this series is taking. 4.5 stars. This one was really dark, just like the first. I have a feeling that the next installment in this series will be darker yet. The action just keeps going and the tension just keeps piling up!

After reading other reviews of this one I was expecting the "sexual situations" in this series to be offensive..which I didn't feel in the least. There really isn't an overwhelming amount. More inuendo than anything. And it's a
Mrs. Badass
Jul 27, 2009 rated it it was ok
You know, this series could really be something. The concept is cool. It's just that the writing is mediocre at best. Jenna black is a teller. Not a show-er.
In the two books that I have read, there has been no character growth, and the heroine is a nasty bitch. Now, I'm all for bitchiness when it's necessary, but Morgan is over the top, in your face, trying to be so tough by being telling us how bitchy she is, that it makes me bang my head against the wall and want to put the book down and just
Oct 25, 2009 rated it really liked it
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So, I’m continuing my reread of Jenna Black’s Morgan Kingsley series. She lives in a world where people willingly allow a demon to possess them to make them heal faster and become stronger. There are some who even worship these demons like gods and feel it is an honor to sacrifice your life, so the demon can walk this earth. See, when you’re possessed by a demon, you become a passenger in your own body.

Morgan is an exorcist. She has never liked the
Kathy Davie
Aug 10, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: erotica, fantasy, urban
Second in the Morgan Kingsley urban fantasy series set in an alternate Philadelphia.

The Story
Morgan Kingsley is an exorcist, a caster-outer of demons in a family that worships demons…so you can imagine how much fun the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays are in the Kingsley homestead.

Then Morgan finds out the truth about her birth. Worse, Lugh catches her at a weak moment and hypnotises her into remembering what happened at the hospital and she learns the truth about the "encephalitis" when she
Fiendishly Bookish
Jan 13, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: urbanfantasy
There are a lot of paranormal authors out there in literary land who have delved into the demon plain. In the demon realm we do have a few heavy hitters: Lilith Saintcrow (one of my favs), Kim Harrison (of course), Keri Author, Rachel Cain, naughty Emma Holly (smoldering) and a spattering of more, but Jenna Black clearly has a distinctiveness of her own.

It's refreshing! I love championing the veritable bad boy/and or girl, and Black's Morgan Kingsley series is a virtual horn of plenty. It's got
Apr 23, 2010 rated it really liked it

The beautiful. The bad. The possessed.

Some people worship them. Some people fear them. And some people - like Morgan Kingsley - go up against them toe-to-toe, flesh to flesh, and power against power. An exorcist by trade, Morgan is one of the few humans with an aura stronger than her possessor, even though her demon can tease her body senseless. She's also a woman who has just discovered a shocking truth: everything she once believed about her past,
Dec 09, 2013 rated it did not like it
Sorry to say book two by Jenna Black in this series was an absolute shocker! Pity, because the whole concept of this series a kick ass female exorcist fighting against illegal demons on the mortal plain is very interesting. Unfortunately this one fell below par. I enjoyed the first book but felt it could of been better so I picked up the second book in the vain hope it would improve as the series went along. Wrong. I have the third book in the series but I just promptly put them all in the chari ...more
Jun 28, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011
This was a good follow up to the first. Things aren't getting any easier for Morgan. Lugh is still stuck in her body. After finishing the first book, I had time to think things over. I was starting to wonder just how this series would play out. How far it could possibly go. I'm liking the direction of it, to be honest. This stands out from most of the other recent books I have read.

What I still love about this series, is that Morgan is strong. She's somehow able to control her body but able to l
Christine Kirchoff
Oct 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
I love this series! Can I just leave my review at that? No? Okay, fine. The second book in the Morgan Kingsley Series and I love this world just as much as the first book. Full Review -
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The Devil You Know is another highly recommended read in the Morgan Kingsley series. If you love paranormal romance, this is a must read!
Sep 14, 2008 rated it it was ok
Rating this was MATURE, I don't even think I was mature enough to be reading it....
Mar 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
So far, this series has been great. I really like the direction it's going in.
Aug 10, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2017, read-uf
Reread 7/3/17
May 28, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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Nov 29, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2018
Wow. I feel so incredibly depressed. There's absolutely nothing wrong with this book; I'd even say that the world, plot, and some of the character building is excellently done. But I just don't like Morgan, even if I understand her. I just feel depressed.
Feb 11, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: not-recommended
Getting repetitive.
Dec 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
It was a fun, quick, read. Nothing spectacular but entertaining.
keikii Eats Books
May 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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88 points/100 (4 stars/5) [revised from 4 stars].
Alert: LGBT themes and BDSM sex scenes

Morgan Kingsley has gone through a lot of changes recently. She recently found out she was possessed, she lost her home, she lost her best friend, and she has lost her view on the world. Now, she is even losing her past, as she finds that what she thought happened to her as a child isn't actually what happened. Also, there is a hunter
The Devil You Know is an excellent sequel in one of my favorite series: Morgan Kingsley, exorcist extraordinaire, drives out illegal demons from unwilling human hosts. Ironically, Morgan shares their plight as she recently learned she had become host to the future Demon King; Lugh. For some unknown reason, demons cannot possess her as easily as other hosts, and it takes a demon from the royal family to withstand her exorcisms, or possess her. Despite Lugh's strength, she maintains control of her ...more
Jul 01, 2009 rated it liked it
We met Morgan Kingsley in THE DEVIL INSIDE, she's an exorcist that get pays by the government to well, exorcist unwanted demons. What makes things even more complicated - and deadly - is that somehow Morgan ended up possessed by a demon herself. And just as a ironic twist of fate - it's the Demon King, the most powerful demon there is.

But no matter how powerful Lugh is, Morgan's mental barriers are pretty good and the only way he can control her is when she's sleeping or when she's um, otherwis
Anna Tulley
Aug 06, 2011 rated it really liked it
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Erin *Proud Book Hoarder*
In ‘The Devil you know’, the series first sequel kicks off with problems, exploding in all directions - personal, physical, emotional, it’s probably there. Hosts of issues for our Urban Fantasy host, Morgan, who is still housing the amusing and powerful demon Lugh.
She is again in trouble as one of the King’s enemies is trying to hunt down and destroy whomever the demon is possessing. And remember, possessing is using in the loosest term possible as it’s different for this series than what we usu
Morgan Kingsley is trying to keep her life as normal as possible, meaning nothing to do with Lugh's problems. The past few months have been hard on her, she discovered that she is possessed by a demon king, her best friend is trying to kill her, someone wants to burn her alive and she is putting her boyfriend, Brian, in danger so Morgan deserves a break. However, she cannot continue on with her denials any further.

Adam, a demon cop, has been investigating Morgan and her family and it seems that
Mar 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I have to say first that I wasn't expecting too much after reading the first installment in the Morgan Kingsley series. It started off rough in The Devil Inside, not understanding which genre Jenna Black was trying to fit her series into. But when I stopped trying to analyze it and where the book could go, it didn't matter. I'm glad I stuck with it.

The characters, but most especially Morgan herself, have really grown. Morgan is much more appealing to me in the The Devil You Know than she was in
Mello ❣ Illium ✮Harry✮ ☀Myrnin☀ Torin Ichimaru
So I read this book in like 6 hours. Seriously, this series just sucks me in. I'm addicted to it.

Morgan still has a lot of the same emotional issues that she has in book 1 and just when she starts to make some progress, she comes full circle. I hope it won't continue to be that way. Anger is a big part of Morgan's personality, but she needs to find a way to stop making it her go to emotion. It hurts her relationships with pretty much everyone. There are times when I don't find fault with her ang
Dec 06, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle-read
The second book in the Morgan Kingsley series.
I enjoyed this book just ass much as the first one. The Devil You Know starts off only a few weeks after The Devil Inside. Morgan has been trying to cut herself off from the world. She needs a break, time to wrap her head around the things that are happening in her life. But she soon realises that her problems will not just go away and they're already starting to catch up with her.
Morgan is missing Brian (after dumping him in the last book, she b
May 14, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2010
This is the second book in the Morgan Kingsley series so there may be spoilers for the first book 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.

Morgan is still trying to get used to the fact that she is now unwillingly hosting the King of Demons Lugh. Luckily Lugh isn't able to take over complete control of her - he is only able to influence her body when she is asleep and he can onl
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Jenna Black is your typical writer. Which means she's an "experience junkie." She got her BA in physical anthropology and French from Duke University.

Once upon a time, she dreamed she would be the next Jane Goodall, camping in the bush making fabulous discoveries about primate behavior. Then, during her senior year at Duke, she did some actual research in the field and made this shocking discovery

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Morgan Kingsley (5 books)
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