The Devil Inside (Morgan Kingsley #1)
by Jenna Black
What is it about:
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.…
What did I think of it:
I'm in two minds about this book.
I loved the world building and the overall story. It's intriguing, suspenseful and has lots of potential for future books. The idea of demons possessing human bodies (with or without the permission of said humans) is cool and I kept on reading to discover more about this interesting world.
The demon that got inside Morgan was really interesting as well. I loved the interaction between him and Morgan and my only complaint there is that I wanted more than this book gave me.
There was one major annoyance that made me contemplate doing violent things to this book, like throwing it across the room, however...
I really, really disliked the skewed view this book gives about S&M. It shows S&M as if it's only about torture and sadism and like it's wrong. It also implies that having certain fantasies makes you a pervert. Add a clear prejudice about certain lifestyles to the mix and I was severely tempted to give up on this book.
It's a credit to Black's storytelling that I stuck it out till the end though, and the ending intrigued me enough to want to give the second book in this series a try. Getting that book as a present from a friend did help as well ;-)
Why should you read it:
It's an intriguing Urban Fantasy read.