Book Review: ‘The Quiet House’ By Lily Morton

Written on 07/10/2021
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Title: The Quiet House
Series: Black and Blue #2
Author: Lily Morton
Published: March 26, 2021
Publisher: Self-Published
Cover Artist: Natasha Snow Designs
Genre: Erotic Romance; Mystery/Thriller; Suspense; Contemporary Romance; Paranormal Romance
Length: 272 Pages
Tags: Gay; M/M; Humor; Established Couple; Paranormal: Ghosts and Occult; CW: Violence; Assault

About The Quiet House 

Levi Black has mostly recovered from the events of a year ago. The only lingering effects are that he’s much more well known in York than he’d like to be, and he’s a lot more cautious about walking around his house naked. However, those events brought him the capricious and fascinating Blue, so he’s not complaining. On the contrary, he’s happy, in love, and looking forward to Blue finally moving in with him. And if sometimes he wonders what Blue sees in a boring cartoonist, he keeps that to himself.

Blue Billings is finally ready to throw off the memories of his past and move in with the person who means the most in the world to him. His psychic abilities have grown in the last year to his mentor Tom’s consternation, but Blue is determined to look on the bright side. He’s also focused on ignoring all the warning signs that he’s received lately.

However, even deeply buried secrets have a way of rising to the surface. And when a surprise from Blue’s past turns up and draws them away to a lonely house on the Yorkshire moors, Levi and Blue must fight for their survival once again.

From bestselling author, Lily Morton, comes the second book in the Black & Blue series. The books are intended to be read in order.


You would have to have been living under a rock to have not heard of The Mysterious and Amazing Blue Billings, book one in the Black and Blue series. Of course, I had heard of it, but hadn’t quite gotten around to reading it, as paranormal romances are not often my jam. However, Lily Morton’s writing captures me in unique ways and I knew I would love these books like so many others had, so I listened to the widely praised audio of book one and (of course) adored Joel Leslie’s telling of the story. Diving into The Quiet House immediately after, I was thrilled to find that book two is possibly even more captivating and engaging than the first one!

The Quiet House continues the story of Blue and Levi. This time, the sassy and fascinating men are off to investigate a manor house on the Yorkshire moors, after a strange invitation implores their services. Also joining them is Blue’s good friend and boss, Tom, who provided me with more than a few giggles throughout the story.

This spooky tale will appeal to many readers who are looking for a touch of mystery and suspense in their plot, as well as a good dose of humor, while not forgetting the love and romance we all crave.

This spooky tale will appeal to many readers who are looking for a touch of mystery and suspense in their plot, as well as a good dose of humor, while not forgetting the love and romance we all crave. The fantastic myriad of crazy characters brings this entire world to life as Lily Morton truly has a gift for describing the zany British spirit in its many forms. Even if you don’t often read paranormal romance (like me) – these books are worthy of exception. They’re so well-written and engaging, and the plot so wonderfully character-driven, that it will appeal to all kinds of people.

If you’ve already read The Mysterious and Amazing Blue Billings, I’m here to tell you that The Quiet House gives you so much more of Levi and Blue’s relationship and connection. It’s a beautiful read (as well as fun and exciting). If you haven’t started the series yet – what the heck are you waiting for?!  Lily Morton is planning more books in this collection and you are seriously missing out if you don’t get on board toot-sweet! 

A copy of The Quiet House was provided to Kimmers’ Erotic Book Banter, by Gay Romance Reviews, at no cost and with no expectations in return. We offer our fair and honest opinion on behalf of our readers.

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