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The Quiet House | Lily Morton

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Release Date: March 26th, 2021

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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 and Blue series. The books should be read in order.



It’s ten in the morning before I remember the old man from last night. I’m unpacking a new box of books, sitting cross-legged on the floor in the book shop surrounded by stacks of books and bubble wrap, while Tom sits at the counter clutching his ever-present cup of tea with his face screwed up into grumpy lines.

“I’m just saying that you’re opening yourself up too much, Blue.”

“That’s never been a complaint before,” I say lightly, grinning up at him as he rolls his eyes.

“Lovely as this glimpse is into your private affairs, I must move you on.”

“Private affairs? I’m not Prince Charles.”

“And that’s a shame. That lad talks to plants. You struggle with humans.”

I shake my head. “I’m pretty sure that comment wasn’t meant for me. Know yourself.”

“I’m very good with humans.”

“What about yesterday?” I say, putting down my scissors and staring at him. “I’m pretty sure it was you who told the lady asking if we took cash that you weren’t the Bank of England.”

“You’ve been dreaming again.”

I roll my eyes. “If I’m dreaming about you, I definitely need to get some professional help.”

He huffs and helps himself to another biscuit from the Incredible Disappearing Biscuit Tin. I don’t know where the fuck he hides that thing. One minute he’s chomping down on a Hob Nob, then I come to take a biscuit, and it’s gone. Vanished.

I eye him affectionately. This crotchety old man is one of the most important people in my life. I’ve known him since I was a scrawny, scared kid who hitchhiked my way to York and never left, pinned here by a sense that I’d found my place. Tom never asked questions, just fed me and then later on when he revealed himself to be psychic too, he became my mentor. Sort of like Alec Guinness as Ben Kenobi, but with very poor people skills. Tom and my best friend, Will, are only topped by Levi. No one will ever shift Levi from heading the list of my most favourite people in the world.


About The Author

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Lily writes contemporary romance novels, and specialises in hot love stories with a good dose of humour.

Lily lives in sunny England with her husband and two children, all of whom claim that they haven’t had a proper conversation with her since she bought her first Kindle.

She has spent her life with her head full of daydreams and decided one day to just sit down and start writing about them. In the process she discovered that she actually loved writing, because how else could she get to spend her time with hot, funny men!

She loves chocolate and Baileys and the best of all creations – chocolate Baileys! Her lifetime’s ambition is to have a bath in peace without being shouted by one of her family.

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OMG don’t read this on your own at night especially if you live in Yorkshire like me!

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

If this book wasn’t written by Lily Morton, there isn’t a chance I would have read it.

I don’t do ghosts, or things that go bump in the night, and I certainly don’t read about spooky houses filled with creepy incidents and scary noises.

But, having utterly fallen in love with Levi Black and Blue Billings in book one, I knew I’d have to put my big girl pants on and get stuck in.

And what a ride it was. As a Yorkshire gal, I’m intimately familiar with the locations of these books, albeit this is a made up stately home.

But there are many of them I’ve trawled my way round on school trips, with their own stories of ghostly happenings or murderous ancestors, to get a real feel for this setting.

The North Yorks Moors are bleak at the best of times, when they’re covered in an unearthly mist and people are being frightened out of their skins, it makes for an adrenaline rush!

Lily skilfully mixes in the romance parts of this narrative as Blue and Levi come to realise the depth of their devotion to each other.

We also meet a surprise person from Blue’s past and spend time with the ever wonderfully grumpy Tom.

I’m also intrigued by Jem, who I’m seriously hoping is going to be Will’s love interest, as that dark and brooding man really needs his own sunshine one and Jem was a cracker.

Of course, it’s a Lily book, so there’s all the snark and humour you’ve come to expect.

Blue is particularly on form with his sarcastic comments, and Tom’s dry wit is also freely aired.

With consummate ease, this book rattles its way through a plot which owes as much to the great Victorian melodramas as it does to the creepy world of the 18th Century Hellfire Club.

Lily pulls off scenarios which could leave the reader scoffing in disbelief but instead had this one frantically reading through into the early hours to reach the epic conclusion.

Another stunning piece of work and I really hope not the last we see of this pair!

#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review.

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