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The Devil's Due

(Morgan Kingsley #3)

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  3,495 ratings  ·  131 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, B
Paperback, 336 pages
Published November 25th 2008 by Dell
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Kelly H. (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
Julie (jjmachshev)
Sep 15, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2008-reads
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
keikii Eats Books
May 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
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72 points/100 (3 stars/5)

Now that Morgan Kingsley's life is back to being stable, she is investigating a possession. Typically this wouldn't be a big deal. The possessed guy, Tommy, is registered and possessed legally. Only, his parents have legitimate reasons to believe that he would never, ever agree to host a demon. Morgan finds that there is more to this investigation than she could have ever imagined.

The Devil's Du
Nichole (DirrtyH)
Feb 02, 2009 rated it it was amazing
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
CJ - It's only a Paper Moon
Sep 05, 2008 rated it liked it
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
Oct 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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So, I’m continuing my reread of Jenna Black’s Morgan Kingsley series. I still really enjoy this series.

In The Devil’s Due, Morgan is approached by a well-to-do woman who asks Morgan to exorcise her son. This woman is sure her son didn’t agree to be possessed. He was a member of God’s Wrath, which is a demon hate group. They believe in killing the human hosts, along with the demons. Problem is, if Morgan exorcises him, she can be charged with murder
Shera (Book Whispers)

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
Sandy Williams
Jun 05, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: urban-fantasy, 2009
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
Jul 06, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2014, demons
I think I have a love hate relationship with these books. I like the world a lot, very unique and the ending is always action packed. It's just that Morgan can drive me batty at times. She tries to come across tough as nails but really she can just be a raging idiot at times. I think if she had a little more snark and there was a smidgen of humor in these books it would make all of the difference in the world. Still I'll read the next book though. I am curious how it all plays out.
Mrs. Badass
Jul 27, 2009 rated it it was ok
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.

May 30, 2010 rated it it was ok
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.
Jul 12, 2018 rated it liked it
Progressively getting a little better each book
Oct 14, 2010 rated it liked it
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  M
Jun 30, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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
Jul 14, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2010
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
This series is really starting to hit its stride. Most of the key players have been introduced and, along with the "mystery" focus of each individual book, there are multiple story arcs that are slowly developing book to book.

The individual story for this book is a case of young man who goes from being a part of one of the most virulent anti-demon hate groups to a legal demon host within a span of two weeks. His mother is convinced that he was coerced in some manner.

Not much else to say about th
Christine Kirchoff
Oct 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The action is always intense and I love the twists! I'm so glad I already bought the next two books in the series because I couldn't stand it if I had to wait to read the next story. I have to find out what happens! -
Dec 19, 2013 rated it liked it
meh, the other ones are better, its the same old stuff. getting beat up and not using her exorcist skills.
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The Devil's Due is a demonic, romantic, action packed, must read!
Feb 11, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: not-recommended
This is the 3rd book of the series I've read, & they are all too similar, & thus repetitive. The MC never learns, & is incredibly hypocritical, judgemental & OTT bitchy (even to people who are trying to help), I found her hard to like or tolerate. She feels guilty about her actions/words after the fact, but doesn't change her attitude or apologise, or try to see things from another perspective. She's quite willing to let someone torture her brother & others, but won't look in ...more
Aug 31, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

If you like paranormal stories with strong heroines, and which ones aren’t, then you will enjoy this series. The author does a good job of recapping but really, this series needs to be read in order. I forgot what happened in the previous books except for a general idea, but I understood what was going on in the relationship is well enough without having to re-read the beginning of the series. The one thing about this series that bothers me, is the heroine, Morgan, is so stubborn she is
Dec 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
It was a fun, quick, read. Nothing spectacular but entertaining.
May 28, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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Kathy Davie
Aug 28, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: urban, fantasy
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
Dec 06, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle-read
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
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
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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
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
Erin *Proud Book Hoarder*
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
May 14, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2010
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
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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)
  • The Devil Inside (Morgan Kingsley #1)
  • The Devil You Know (Morgan Kingsley, #2)
  • Speak of the Devil (Morgan Kingsley, #4)
  • The Devil's Playground (Morgan Kingsley, #5)
“-L'information est une monnaie très utile. Pour chaque question à laquelle je répondrai au sujet de Brewster, je t'en poserai une en retour.
- C'est tellement Hannibal Lecter de ta part.”
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