BOOK REVIEW: The Mysterious and Amazing Blue Billings (Black & Blue #1) by Lily Morton

Publication Date: November 14, 2019
Format: Kindle
Genre:  LGBTQ Romance, Ghost Fiction

Publisher: Independently Published                   
278 pages
Buy: Paperback | Kindle 


Levi Black is at a crossroads. After suffering a loss and breaking up a long-term relationship, he’s looking for a change. When he receives the news he’s inherited a house in York, he seizes the opportunity to begin a new chapter in his life.

However, when he gets there, he finds a house that has never kept its occupants for very long. Either through death or disinclination, no one stays there, and after a few days of living in the place, Levi can understand why. Strange noises can be heard at all hours of the day and night, and disturbing and scary things begin to happen to him. He never believed in ghosts before, but when events take a sinister turn, he knows he must look for help. He finds it in the unlikely form of the blue-haired leader of a ghost tour.

Blue Billings is edgy, beautiful, and lost. Utterly lost. He conceals so many secrets that some days it’s a miracle he remembers his own name. He knows that he should ignore Levi because he threatens the tenuous grip Blue has on survival. But there’s something about the kind-eyed man that draws Blue to him. Something that demands he stay and fight for him when he would normally run in the opposite direction.

As the two men investigate the shocking truth behind Levi’s house, they also discover a deep connection that defies the short length of time they’ve known each other. But when events escalate and his life is on the line, Levi has to wonder if it was wise to trust the Mysterious and Amazing Blue Billings.


Thank you Gay Romance Reads for providing me a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. 

I love a good ghost story and this one definitely delivered.  While this is billed as a gay romance, and there is plenty of steamy scenes between Blue and Levi there is so much more to it.  The creep factor is very high.  I flew through this book just wanting to know what was going to happen.  Who was haunting Levi's house and could Blue help? 

There is a good deal of character building in this as well.  I really felt you got to know Blue and while details about Levi's past are fewer you still got a sense of who he is.  Even the supporting characters are fabulous. From the  crabby old book story owner to the other ghost tour operators, and even Blue's friend Will who looks out for him.  The setting was a separate character, filled with atmosphere and rainy foggy nights, the streets of York are deemed one of the most haunted places.  

I was excited to pick up my book and know that I would learn more about these characters.  They almost seemed like friends.  I would definitely hang out with them it would be a hoot. 

Click on the 3 lines at the top of the blog to view my sidebar where you can follow me on facebook, bloglovin, and amazon