The Devil Within (Morgan Kingsley #1) by Jenna Black

DevilThe Devil Inside (Morgan Kingsley #1) by Jenna Black

Published by Dell Paperbacks – November 27, 2007

Review Copy Borrowed from Library

Goodreads Synopsis: Possession. Murder. Mayhem.
Let the games begin…

Exorcism isn’t a job, it’s a calling—and a curse. Just ask Morgan Kingsley, a woman who has a stronger aura than any Demon. Or so she thought. Now, in a pair of black leather pants and a kick-ass tattoo, Morgan is heading back to Philadelphia after a nasty little exorcism—and her life is about to be turned upside down… by the Demon that’s gotten inside her.

Not just any Demon. Six foot five inches of dark, delicious temptation, this one is to die for—that is, if he doesn’t get Morgan killed first. Because while some humans vilify Demons and others idolize them, Morgan’s Demon is leading a war of succession no human has ever imagined. For a woman trying to live a life, and hold on to the almost-perfect man, being possessed by a gorgeous rebel Demon will mean a wild ride of uninhibited thrills, shocking surprises, and pure, unadulterated terror.

My Thoughts: I think I’ve mentioned before that I love all things Demonic. This is a slightly different take on the demonic…many don’t really act…demonic. I expect demons, for the most part, to be bad. In this version of the world, people can volunteer to be the host of a demon. Most of these demons are “good”…those that take over unwilling  hosts are usually the bad guys.

The demonic world Black creates is different. Most of these hosted demons are adrenaline junkies and since they spent their lives, before taking over a human, as a “spirit”, they sense of touch is new to them…making many of the demons do extreme things to experience this new sense…making for some interesting opportunities. Thankfully, the demons can magically heal their host body.

Not all of the population is in favor of demons being hosted in human bodies. And our heroine, Morgan Kingsley, has had a demon implanted into her without her knowledge or consent, creating a mystery element to the story.

There was a lot of sexual encounters, but they were almost clinical in nature, not terribly erotic. Consequently, some of them really didn’t add to the story.

Overall the story was OK…but I can see some potential and will at least read the second book to see if the storyline picks up now that we’ve “built the world”.

Rating: Sneakers

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