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Oct 27, Shelley rated it liked it. In this episode of how the world according to Morgan Kingsley turns, Shae, the opportunistic and illegal demon that runs the Seven Deadlies demon club in Philadelphia, contacts Morgan and tries to sell her information about the events that are happening in her club. She tells Morgan that there are new demons showing up at her club, but she can't tell her anymore that that for fear of being killed by those leading the invasion.

Of course, Shae gets killed anyway, so what was the point of keeping In this episode of how the world according to Morgan Kingsley turns, Shae, the opportunistic and illegal demon that runs the Seven Deadlies demon club in Philadelphia, contacts Morgan and tries to sell her information about the events that are happening in her club. Of course, Shae gets killed anyway, so what was the point of keeping this information secret? Lugh's council knows this is just another maneuver by Dougal, and the time may finally have come for the final showdown between brothers.


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They spend the first pages talking, and talking, and talking some more Which leads to William, who is supposed to be some sort of Demon cousin. Here's what Morgan does throughout the book Sleep and dream about having nasty sex with Lugh.

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There was so much talking in this book, that it nearly put me asleep! Morgan is still an annoyingly irritating character and I'm still not impressed with her. He comes across as regretful at having to hurt his brother, but won't back down in his attempts at taking Lugh's crown from him. He has made so many promises to demons, that they are all catching up to him now. He has had demons, including royal family members, abandon him for the Mortal Plain. Now, he needs to kill Lugh or face an outright revolt. Brian learns via Morgan after Lugh groans , that Lugh has feelings for him as well as Morgan, and gets off when Morgan and Brian have sex.

Put off, Brian shuts down since he hates sharing Morgan with anyone. Of course, this particular way of thinking leads to a confrontation with Lugh who basically tells him to get over himself. Brian plays very little in the part of being useful in this book. The hero of the hour, and this book, is none other than Raphael who sacrifices himself in order to kill Dougal. Andy also comes out ahead in the end, which I'm glad of. He has been nothing but a bump on the log since Raphael entered a new body.

In my humble opinion, this was the best book of the lot and that's not saying much. Of course, there were still parts that I could do without, like the first pages and all the conversational annoyance But the ending action was nicely done. I hear that this is the last book of the series?

If so, it's not a bad way to exit, but it still left alot of unanswered questions. Mar 29, Lillie rated it really liked it Shelves: Review I realized that lately, I have been reading an overabundance of series books. And, I have been loving every single one. She tackles the urban fantasy genre with a new take on demons. They inhabit the bodies of humans and 'drive them around', with the human consciousness being suppressed. Morgan Kingsley is an exorc Review I realized that lately, I have been reading an overabundance of series books. But, what only a few know is that Morgan herself, houses a demon.

In fact, he is the Demon ruler, and he needs Morgan to stop his brother from bringing chaos to the Mortal Plain. Black has created a mixed menagerie of characters that make up the demon Lugh's Mortal Plain council. Included in the group, as one of the only non-demon possessed humans, is Morgan's boyfriend, Brian. She has Lugh push the boundaries of Morgan's and Brian's relationship. Morgan knows that none of her thoughts, feelings or desires are protected from Lugh, but in this book, that comes to the fore when Lugh makes it known that he desires both Morgan and Brian.

I really think that Black has created the ultimate intimate relationship with them, and she has continued to write their story well throughout the series. Brian, who could have been relegated to a secondary character holds his own, in this book. I also like Dom and Adam. I was caught up from beginning to end, and it's the type of novel that will keep you up late into the night- because you just can't put it down. The language is in keeping with the rest of the series.

It's good read that doesn't confuse or alienate the reader. Morgan, with her back turned, her impressive tattoos on display. But, this cover was a bit of a departure from that. The cover was not so different that I wouldn't connect it to the series, but it showed a little more ingenuity and originality. Jun 27, Lokki rated it liked it. Devil's Playground is the fifth and final book in the Morgan Kingsley series by Black.

And, while I have thoroughly enjoyed this series and it's unique story concept, if this last book is anything to judge by, it's probably a good thing that the series has come to a close. Not that I didn't enjoy this book. It's just that it felt like the story was getting a bit stale, like things were beginning to get repetitive. Morgan Kingsley is a demon executioner with a dirty little secret - she's ac Devil's Playground is the fifth and final book in the Morgan Kingsley series by Black. Morgan Kingsley is a demon executioner with a dirty little secret - she's actually also playing host to Lugh, the Demon King.

A strange quirk of Morgan's genetic makeup and supernatural powers prevent Lugh from completely taking over control. Instead, the two live together in her body, at first in kind of an uneasy truce and now, four books later, in more of a symbiotic relationship. At the beginning of Devil's Playground, Morgan's life has returned to some semblance of normalcy after the craziness of the last four books. She's been able to come to terms with a lot of what's happened in the past and has begun building a better relationship with Brian and her friends.

But then the owner of the Seven Deadlies demon club, Shae, comes to Morgan with some information about the increasing numbers of demons that have been showing up at the club in less than perfect bodies. Could this have something to do with Dougal and his plan to kill Lugh and usurp the Demon throne?. It's up to Morgan and Lugh's council to investigate.

This book was not as action filled as the others. In fact, I began to think that all they were going to do was drink coffee and have meetings at Morgan's apartment. And if they aren't drinking coffee, then Morgan is thinking about coffee or in the kitchen making coffee. I'm surprised the other half of the book wasn't spent with Morgan and crew running to the bathroom. The other issue I have with this installment is that I was beginning to feel like everything had been seen and done before.

Morgan has trust issues, Brian is jealous, Lugh taking control makes Morgan toss her cookies, Morgan gets cranky, Raphael can't be trusted, Andy is depressed Luckily, Black does a good job of wrapping everything up. She maybe left a couple things a bit open ended, but I feel satisfied if this truly ends up being the last book, which is how it stands right now although there is supposed to be a short story coming out in the future. This is definitely still a series worth checking out if you are looking for something a bit different than the usual fang and fur fare.

Hmmm, so that wasn't too bad, but of all of the books, it was the least exciting. Mostly because the characters sat around talking and drinking coffee a lot. Don't get me wrong, I was happy they were finally on the offensive with getting Dougal out of the way and the way it worked out wasn't too bad. Still, I'm not sure exactly how I feel. Especially since the author seems to have run out of steam with the series.

There are open ends for her to come back to. There are still plenty of issues that Hmmm, so that wasn't too bad, but of all of the books, it was the least exciting. There are still plenty of issues that Morgan needs to resolve. Such as her anger issues. Admittedly, she has improved, but she still has serious problems with lashing out. Plus, her relationship with Brian could still use more work since the two of them absolutely refuse to leave each other. And her relationship with Lugh could certainly progress.

I had my hopes up during that one scene. It was hot, but disappointing. The character that had that most growth in the series is obviously Raphael. I've been steadily noticing it through each book, but he really proved himself this time around. Reading some of the other reviews showed me that a lot of people also noticed the similarities between Morgan and Anita Blake. Glad I'm not the only one that noticed that.

Really, Morgan had the worst parts of Anita's personality. Plus, she always had her weapon somewhere she couldn't get to it right away. As others also pointed out, there were a lot of repeated themes. We know Morgan is grumpy about every thing. She didn't need to still be pointing it out in pretty much every chapter. And I hate that we never got to find out why switching control of her body with Lugh makes her so violently ill. I suspected maybe it had something to do with her resistance to demon possession. Since we never got to find out why, I don't really understand why it was included in the series so much.

Especially since it never stopped her from giving Lugh control when it was necessary. So, Dougal is dead and Lugh is still in the mortal realm. He has work to do there, but I doubt he'd be gung-ho to leave Morgan and Brian as Morgan suspects. When it comes down to it, they got rid of the threat, but nothing is still solved. I feel bad for Saul. He sort of got a raw deal in the end because of this situation.

I got rather addicted to this series, so I would love to see at least one more book, but even I have no clue as to where things could go from here. So I'm guessing things will simply have to remain open ended. Oh yeah, I really dislike this cover. It's pretty hideous, really. Jun 14, Marianne rated it it was amazing Shelves: The time has come for the demon king and his exorcist host to make a final stand as the plot moves forward to the anticipated war of the demon brothers. Meanwhile; the fate of humankind and the mortal realm hangs in the balance as Dougal's rule would herald a deluge of new and illegal human possessions.

Lugh, Morgan and his Royal council on the mortal plane have evidence that Lugh's traitorous brother Dougal has set in motion in Philadelphia at the Seven Deadlies demonic nightclub the openings sa The time has come for the demon king and his exorcist host to make a final stand as the plot moves forward to the anticipated war of the demon brothers. Lugh, Morgan and his Royal council on the mortal plane have evidence that Lugh's traitorous brother Dougal has set in motion in Philadelphia at the Seven Deadlies demonic nightclub the openings salvo of another fratricide assassination attempt in order to take over as the ruler of all demons.

Lugh knows he has no choice but to kill his brother or be killed while his host's body jumps head first into the fray. With betrayal everywhere, now more than ever it is important that former demon hater Morgan, and Lugh learn to work together, for the common good. Trust, loyalty, reconciliation and love play key roles in the final installment of the series: Have Morgan finally learned that not all demons are evil, will Brian finally come to terms with the fact that he will always have to share Morgan with Lugh, and will Lugh's other brother, Raphael finally be able to put someone else ahead his own interests All in all, this was a very satisfying conclusion to the series.

I particularly enjoyed Lugh's and Morgan's dream love scene. Unholy hell, that was HOT! Had THAT particular scene been included, well Let's just say I'm pretty sure I would have awarded at least six start. I'm also glad there were small signs of reconciliation between certain royal family members and the bad-boy prince. Time to stop sulking, Saul! And the brother bonding at the end: How sweet was that? I must admit I would have loved to learn more about the demon realm, possibly even visit it somehow, but it's not a major complaint.

I give this book 4. I've put off buying this book because I didn't want the series to be over - I enjoyed it too much to want to let it go. When I eventually opened it, despite intentions of making it last, savouring this last of the series, I read it the same way I've read all Jenna's books - very fast. The story starts when Shae, owner of the Seven Deadlies, pays Morgan a visit to tell her about the g originally posted by me to The Book Bundle 5th book in the series, so contains references to earlier plot points. The story starts when Shae, owner of the Seven Deadlies, pays Morgan a visit to tell her about the growing number of hosts visiting the club.

Morgan gets Lugh's council involved, and they start investigating. There's also the conflict in her love life to deal with, though. Lugh expressing his interest in Morgan's long suffering boyfriend, Brian, puts more strain on that particular relationship. I felt like the pacing was a little different in this book to the others. It still picked me up and sucked me in just as much, but the characters have to spend a lot more time waiting for events to unfold than they have in previous books. I think I liked this - it sometimes annoys me when the events of a book take place over just a couple of days.

One of the great things about this book was that you could really see how far the characters have come over the series. I've had mixed feeling about Brian in previous books - a lot of the time I felt like, if he couldn't put up with the involvement of the demons, and the way Morgan was, then he should shut up and leave. He is much more willing to accept things now, if still a little reluctantly. This book is where things finally come to a head with Dougal, and the characters really have to come together and use all their alliances to protect the human and demon worlds from Dougal's plans, and deal with him once and for all.

As a final book in the series, I think it works. It ties up the important plot points, although I still have several questions about where things were going in the personal lives of some of the characters. I love this book, and am definitely looking forward to whatever Ms Black produces next. Nov 27, Susi rated it really liked it Shelves: Okay so how to start reviewing the fifth and last book in a series with spoiling it? I have to admit I have no idea so I will just go with the flow. I had high expectations for this book.

So many things were left in the dark and I wanted everything to work out the way I planned it in my head. Okay as it seems that were not the same things Ms. Black had planned for her story but this doesn't has to be something bad. The Devil's Playground is a great ending for this series but I expected a bigger b Okay so how to start reviewing the fifth and last book in a series with spoiling it? The Devil's Playground is a great ending for this series but I expected a bigger bang as the big showdown. After all this struggling and planning over the last few books I was a bit letdown with the way it worked out.

But when I think about it now I have to admit it was a nice ending. I enjoyed the book from the first to the last page so perhaps I'm only sad that it's over. Morgan as a character matured through all the books and I have to say she is a different person now.

In book one she was such an explosive and untrusting girl. Now she can really make decisions and she knows how important it is to have someone to trust who has you back no matter what. I really like that the development was slow because it would have been wrong any other way. She was a bit damaged good at the start and it needs time to fix that. Relationship-wise I was a bit disappointed. I expected something more. I wanted…not sure if I should say that now. But let it be said that I didn't get it.

Okay so now I hope I will get my will in the short story Ms. Black will publish in an Anthology. All in all the Morgan Kingsley series is a great urban fantasy with durty demon action and a faced paced story arc. Highly recommended to all lovers of this genre. This is the fifth book, the last book, the wrap-up of all ties novel. It was a good one too, even though I felt more needed to be said about certain situations and I wish more had been explored with Lugh.

Lugh is yummy as always but again, so much unexplored potential. Just not the same. I do think the repetitiveness with trusting Raphael grew old and obnoxious. Some of the bigger changes erupt from some of the badder characters, such as Raphael. It took a bit of time for the action to really kick in but once it did, pacing remained pretty consistent. I think Black focused on tying everything up as well as she possibly could to say goodbye to the series and its characters, but in doing so some of the sparks and spunk was lost.

Nov 25, Kimberly rated it really liked it Shelves: The final battle has come. A lot more illegal demons are going through the Mortal Realm. It seems Dougal has been getting impatient and is deep trouble. The council needs to put a stop to the demon outbreak before it gets out of hand. However, the people who could give them information are turning up dead. They need to find a way to lure out Dougal to the Mortal Realm to kill him and stop his plans.

Other than the demons, Brian, Morgan and Lugh need to get used to each other if they are going to The final battle has come.

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Other than the demons, Brian, Morgan and Lugh need to get used to each other if they are going to be with each other. However, it seems that Brian is having a hard time with this. This is a great book for the finale. I seriously love it. The events were seriously intriguing. This is the final stage of Morgan's development. She is not shitty anymore.

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I love the revelation about Lugh's feelings. I love how he stood up to Brian for Morgan's sake. I used to just ignore Lugh in the past books but here, I fell in love with him. He's such a great influence and friend to Morgan. It's so sad that I just realized that. I think they are just so cute together. The bond between the council is great. Even Raphael is getting into the spirit of it. They got each other's back no matter what. I'm actually shock that I'm sad to finish this book.

Jun 01, Wendy Hines rated it really liked it. Morgan Kingsley is an exorcist, probably the best in the world. Therefore, it is ironic that she is possessed by the demon King Lugh. Morgan and her boyfriend have been through a lot together, but Brian may have reached his limit. Lugh reveals to Morgan that not only does he desire her, but he desires Brian as well. Brian doesn't take well to the news that he has to accept Lugh with Morgan as a package deal, so he pushes Morgan away.

Morgan realizes it will take some time for Brian to come to terms with it, and she grants him that space, even though it hurts. When Shae, the owner of the Seven Deadly Sins Club, comes to Morgan with information about a sudden influx of demons showing up lately, in unwilling human hosts, Morgan and Lugh believe Dougal is behind it. Romance, turmoil, character conflict, and a page-turning plot mesh together admirably.

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  7. I guess I've gotten too many books with cliffhangers lately, because the ending of this one had me looking to see if the series was ending prematurely. I mean it doesn't feel like the series should be over, but there was a resolution of sorts. Better than I hoped for, to tell you the truth. Oh, and I have no idea if this is the last book. I didn't see mention of book 6, but I didn't see a mention that this was the final book either. Mystery wise, there are a lot of illegal demons showing up in P I guess I've gotten too many books with cliffhangers lately, because the ending of this one had me looking to see if the series was ending prematurely.

    Mystery wise, there are a lot of illegal demons showing up in Philly, and their hosts are way below the normal legal demon host standards. In the romance department, Lugh pushes his role in Morgan and Brian's relationship. In other non-emergency news, Dom is opening his own restaurant, backed by Adam's money. I can't recall if this was one of those series specifically recommended based on the fact that I enjoyed Laurell K. Specifically, the way both heroines gather more friends, get more relaxed with their own sexuality, and generally chill out more as the series progress.

    Anyway, hope there is a book 6 coming, because I want to know what happens next. Jul 28, Esther rated it it was ok Shelves: The main protagonist was whiny, self-involved and generally unsympathetic. She was so constantly moaning about how horrible Demons were it made me wonder why she spent most of her time hanging out with them.

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    And although she kept telling me dreadful and cruel these Demons were in the actual story their behaviour was more or less acceptable. To make the concept even less believable I found Raphael, supposedly the most warped and vicious Demon of all, to be the most appealing. I will not be reading the other books in this series.

    May 14, Kay rated it liked it Shelves: This is the last book in the series. When I finished it, I still wanted more, but I've wanted more after every Morgan Kingsley book, and each time I've read the next, I haven't quite been satisfied. I love the world and Black's take on demon possession. I love the characters, especially Lugh, but plot-wise, these books aren't doing anything for me anymore.

    I was really looking forward to this one because, at the end of book 4, it sounded like the council was going to stop sitting around and actu This is the last book in the series. Morgan comments MANY times about how complacent she's become, and the vast majority of this book is Morgan and the others sitting around and talking. There was little tension, little danger. I read an interview with Jenna Black somewhere that stated she might return to this world in the future.

    I kind of hope she does, but IF she does, I hope she has more plot, less talk. So, yeah, I'm disappointed. If I didn't love the characters and worldbuilding so much, I would have given this two stars. Mar 01, Hali Sowle rated it really liked it Shelves: The fifth and final? This book really focuses on the fight between Dougal and Lugh and much less on Morgan and Morgan's Issues.

    That's the good thing because she's very whiny and self centered. She may be the best exorcist in the US but it doesn't mean she's got anything of her act together, not her relationship with Brian nor her friendships. There is also something missing from this book th The fifth and final? There is also something missing from this book that was present in all the others and that is the kinkiness that was the undercurrent of the demon community and even to some extent Morgans relationship with Brian.

    The only thing that even hints of it are references and the realization by Brian that when he makes love to Morgan Lugh is there too and enjoys it as well. Not the best book in the series, but not so bad either, it wraps up most of the main points well and if there is another to come maybe it will take Morgan on a different road. May 14, Kathy rated it really liked it. The basis for my review is pure entertainment factor alone. At last the Morgan Kingsley's journey has come to an end.

    IMO this was the best of book in the series. Morgan had such a huge transformation in this installment. She's gone from pig headed and irritating to only marginally annoying. I'm really going to m Really a 4. I'm really going to miss Lou, he was a class act unlike Brian who was just as annoying as Morgan. I've always loved the creativity and originality of this series and overall, I am very pleased that the series ended on a high-note, instead of going on forever.

    If Jenna black were to release more Morgan Kingsley books in the future, I would definitely read them. Nov 12, Ghadeer A rated it did not like it. I really hate when the love story already started and we are in the middle of it.. Morgan was already in love with Brian so what are we supposed to do?

    It's like we are supposed to love him or like him based on her feeling for him ,like we dont get to decide for ourselves.. It was annoying am sorry but thats the truth.. And I am talking about the whole series here not just the last book And i feel the author wanted this series t I really hate when the love story already started and we are in the middle of it.. And I am talking about the whole series here not just the last book And i feel the author wanted this series to be about guys gay guys but felt shy or whatever because god help me there was more sex scenes between the men than Morgan and her whiny little boyfriend..

    I felt lost i mean there is kinky and there is i-like-to-watch-gay-sex-but-am-not-gay-or-at least-i don't-think-so and there is also this this-guy-turns -me-on-but-i want-to-have-sex-with-my-boyfriend-who-does-not-turn-me-on-as much as-watching-2 guys-having-kinky-sex. Just pick already and give us a real story. Dec 29, Bookworms rated it it was amazing. I like the stories of Morgan because the author write it in an easy and nice way. You can read this book very fast, without any problems and without a lot of thinking about it after you have finished it.

    Some books you have to think about a long time but this books from Morgan are very good "entertainment". In this book a lot happen. Morgan and Brian have their problems and topics again because of Lugh, who don't hide I like the stories of Morgan because the author write it in an easy and nice way. Morgan and Brian have their problems and topics again because of Lugh, who don't hide that he like the situation regarding their love triangle. But Morgan and Brian have other opinions and so there are some interesting discussiongs in this book. Raphael plays a bigger role in this book. Adam and Dom are there, too but haven't that big role.

    Other well known character like "Barbie", Saul and Morgan's brother have their place in the story. Shae too but not for long. Well, you will find out ;- All in all it was a nice book and a good ending of the series. Jan 29, Jess rated it really liked it Shelves: Overall I'm happy with the way the series has ended. I still don't really like the relationship between Brian and Morgan, they fought too much and Brian just ended up being really whiny. He kept complaining she wasn't open with him and then when she did tell him the truth about things she had been hiding he just got mad at her.

    The battles in this book were pretty awesome, there was a lot of conflict and anticipation. I think this really is what made the book really great. I loved the interaction Overall I'm happy with the way the series has ended. I loved the interactions between Morgan and Lugh, I've always liked him from the beginning. I also was surprised by the twists and turns that the book had. I didn't really guess what was going to happen, I had ideas but they ended up being wrong.

    I'm satisfied with the end of the series, and I'm happy with the series as a whole. Again, I could have done without some of the annoying relationship issues that Morgan and Brian experienced in EVERY book but other than that I really enjoyed the ride. Aug 10, Nicole rated it really liked it Shelves: Jenna Black is your typical writer.

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    Which means she's an "experience junkie. Once upon a time, she dreamed she would be the next Jane Goodall, camping in the bush making fabulous discoveries about primate behavior. The Seven Deadlies, a demon club in Philadelphia, has always catered to the most attractive and desirable hosts. Recently, though, more and more of the lower dregs of society have been showing up with demons of their own - in alarming numbers. Morgan is sure that Dougal is behind this, but isn't sure why. Is Dougal building an army to snatch the throne of the demons from Lugh?

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    Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a customer review. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. The basis for my review is pure entertainment factor alone. At last the Morgan Kingsley's journey has come to an end. IMO this was the best of book in the series. Morgan had such a huge transformation in this installment. She's gone from pig headed and irritating to only marginally annoying.

    I'm really going to miss Lou, he was a class act unlike Brian who was just as annoying as Morgan. I've always loved the creativity and originality of this series and overall, I am very pleased that the series ended on a high-note, instead of going on forever. If Jenna black were to release more Morgan Kingsley books in the future, I would definitely read them.

    One person found this helpful. Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase. Well, I have to say that this book was a disappointment. I might give 2.

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    While I felt the last book was treading-water and not advancing the overall plot of dealing with Dugal's usurpation of the demon throne, this book advanced that plot in spades but without being compelling. I guess the cover was my first indication. Normally a publisher likes to have similar covers for all the books in a series so that the readers will say "Oh yeah.. That was the case for the first three books in this series, but this, the final book, goes in a completely different direction.

    The same goes for some of the series elements. It feels as though Black finally got feedback from the first book and was told: In fact, tone down all the kinky stuff! This is done with finality early on in the book by killing off a certain ongoing character. About all that is left of that is Lugh's desire to live in a ghostly menage-a-trois with Morgan and Brian. So, after toning down the series atmospherics, how was the plot? Well, not good I'm afraid. It was as though Black wanted to close out this series and move on to something else, so she brought on a confrontation that seems very forced.

    Furthermore, she made the unusual and very unsatisfying choice to have the whole climax of the series entirely pass Morgan by. This is the kind of thing that happens in real life -- events rarely unfold as planned, but in fiction, for it to be satisfying the hero really needs to be involved in the story. This was a wholly unsatisfying conclusion and was arrived at after a lot of unsatisfying prelude. The series is not really "action adventure", but up until that conclusion, this installment was a bit talk-fest with council-meeting after council-meeting, leading up to the clever plan of "well, hell, let's brawl it out!

    And what did Morgan do in all of this? Well, she made a lot of coffee. In fact every other page she was making coffee. If she was feeling really emotional, she might drop the coffee grounds on the counter. She also came to the conclusion that her life had been a tragic mess until she was possessed by Lugh and taught meaningful life lessons.

    And you know something? I sure don't believe it about the kick-butt exorcist we were introduced to in book one. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. I hate to butcher old Willy S. I've been reading this series since the first The Devil Inside Morgan Kingsley, Exorcist, Book 1 and have suffered the peaks and valleys along with Morgan and crew ever since. Rarely had I read a more self-involved, hypocritical, judgmental, bigoted, unsympathetic 'heroine' in an urban fantasy series. Where a reader would expect some growth over the arc of a series, there just wasn't any of a measurable amount, though the glimmers were there at the end of the last book.

    She wasn't great, by any means, but she was better. It made it much easier to read. Unfortunately, Morgan isn't the only problem in The Devil's Playground. I'm not quite sure what to make of Jenna Black as an author. Her narrative is smooth, the mechanics of her writing are excellent, and her imagination is impressive, but there are so many very perplexing things about this book in particular and the series in general. To put it bluntly, this book just wasn't about her though the parts that were I found to be a bit unsettling. The published book description for The Devil's Playground is misleading.

    Yes, Lugh moans while Brian and Morgan are commencing an intimate moment - but not because he wants to share Morgan And in classic Lugh style, he's decided it's time Morgan tells Brian that. Lugh's sort of like a twisted Dr. Not surprisingly, Brian is a little disturbed by the knowledge that Lugh wants him, and he can't immediately reconcile that when he's with Morgan, he's also with Lugh, and that will always be the case. Relationship drama ensues due to that. Also in the book description, it mentions that Shae, illegal demon and owner of the Seven Deadlies demon sex club, enlists Morgan's help heading off a crisis.

    Actually, Shae, annoyed at being ordered around by some big bad demon, goes to Morgan to sell some information about an unusual influx of demons in her club. Demons in bodies that look a little too hard-ridden and used up. Like perhaps demons were taking over the bodies of the fringe of society - junkies, prostitutes, and homeless. And if that's the case, Morgan knows Dougal has got to be somehow involved.

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