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Secret Beast

(Beauty and the Beast trilogy #1)

4.52  ·  Rating details ·  293 ratings  ·  220 reviews
The beast hides a dark secret in his past…

Leo Morelli is known as the Beast of Bishop's Landing for his cruelty. He’ll get revenge on the Constantine family and make millions of dollars in the process. Even it means using an old man who dreams up wild inventions.

The beauty will sacrifice everything for her family...

Haley Constantine will do anything to protect her father.
Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 350 pages
Published February 23rd 2021 by Dangerous Press
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Chelsea Humphrey
*in my best Moira Rose voice* "Do you enjoy Beauty and the Beast retellings as much as I think you do? Then you will absolutely adore Amelia Wilde's book Secret Beast."

"Everyone in Bishop's Landing and probably all of New York City knows who Leo Morelli is. He's the Beast of Bishop's Landing. That's what everyone calls him. His older brother, Lucian, is evil in the way of all Morellis, but Leo is more unpredictable. More dangerous."


If you're familiar with the Midnight Dynasty collection, then yo
Alejandra Tolentino  (Girls behind the Books)
Five obscenely obsessed stars!

A dark and sensuous retelling of The Beauty and the Beast.

First of all, let me start this review by saying that since I discovered the Midnight Dynasty collection I’m very obsessed with the Constantines and Morellis feud. It is darker, more dangerous and twisted than the Capulets and Montagues feud. All the books in this collection is complex and flawless perfection that take my breath away! And Secret Beast by Amelia W
R Rais
Feb 20, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Secret Beast is the perfect Beuty and the Beast retelling!

İts dark, its dirty, it have the scary deathly yet wounded beast, it have the sweet and strong belle, it have huge library! And my oh my the savage and dirty thing Leo done to Haley in the library! 🔥🔥🔥Wohoo!

And İF you have meet Caroline Constantine before, you know she's a class A b*tch and yo learn what she did to Leo when he was just a child, this woman should be burn on stick! I love Leo more when he make Caroline pay even only a lit
Veronica LaRoche
Freaking hell, this book was amazing. The feud between the Morelli’s & Constantine will never go away. Leo is a character that you will never forget. He has a grudge with the Constantine’s that will never go away. He wants revenge and what better revenge then to take a Constantine. Leo & Haley are opposites but they work but can’t be together. After that ending I need the next book ASAP.

I voluntarily reviewed this Advanced Reader Copy of this book
Amelia Wilde
Feb 16, 2021 marked it as to-read  ·  (Review from the author)

“Do you not understand the terms of our contract?”

“I understand them.”

He keeps going as if I haven’t spoken. “The terms of our contract include complete access to your body, whenever I want it. And your uniform is at my discretion. I sent you something to wear this morning, and you’re here in this.” He pinches my shirt between his fingers.

“Mrs. Page said it was lunch.” I’m grasping. We both know it. “I didn’t think—”

“You didn’t think.” His tone cuts into m
I've been waiting for the story of Leo Morelli, the Beast of Bishop's Landing. The Midnight Dynasty World is expanding and being a fan of dark romance, I like it more and more.
Secret Beast is a dark Beauty and the Beast retelling. It follows the fairytale pretty closely and it ends in a pretty big cliffhanger.
Leo hates the Constantines and wants revenge. He lures Haley's inconspicuous dad into a trap and she makes a deal with the devil to try and save her dad's life's work. Haley is from the poo
Feb 03, 2021 marked it as to-read

Books in the series:
Secret Beast by Amelia Wilde Hidden Beauty by Amelia Wilde

Books in the Midnight Dynasty world
Dark Fairy Tales by C.J. Roberts Heartless by Jade West Stroke of Midnight (Cinderella, #1) by K. Webster Stolen Hearts by M. O'Keefe Once Upon a Dream by Sierra Simone Wicked Idol (Hellfire Club, #1) by Becker Gray Secret Beast by Amelia Wilde

Books mentioned in Dark Fairy Tales anthology:
Salvatore (Benedetti Brothers #1) by Natasha Knight Secrets (Web of Sin, #1; Sparrow Webs, #1) by Aleatha Romig
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Release Date: 13th April 2021

I am the biggest fan of the Midnight Dynasty collection so I cannot wait to devour this new trilogy. So far we have gotten a taste of all the series associated to it. The collection is breathtaking, filled with complex characters and talented writing. I'm following the Midnight Dynasty collection religious and am so excited to read what comes next!

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*arc generously provided by the promo team in exchange for an honest review*

It's my first Amelia Wilde book! I've been seeing promos for her for a year now, and after reading a book by her, I can say I'm not disappointed! I really liked this retelling of beauty and the beast. The main characters had good chemistry with lots of teasing and angsty elements. I can't wait to see what happens next!

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Amelia Wilde took me deep inside the heart of a twisted alpha and a imperfect yet brilliant heroine in Secret Beast. This story was a minefield of complex emotions, dramatic power plays and all consuming passion.

Bishop's Landing is the place where the Constantines and Morellis battle it out everyday to claim the ultimate power. Corruption. Crimes. Money. Riches. Fame. It's been going on for generations and doesn't seem like stopping. Haley Constantine is one of the less fortunate Constantines. H
(3.8 Stars)
Haley Constantine’s family doesn’t live like the rest of the family name lives, flashing their wealth and connections. When she comes home from college she is worried for her father. He took a meeting with a Morelli...Leo Morelli aka the beast of bishop’s landing. The Constantine’s and Morelli’s do not get along. When Haley goes to find her dad and stop him, she gets into a little situation. Leo Morelli is ruthless and the head of the Morelli Family. When he sees his enemies daughter
Release Date: February 23, 2021
Rating: 5 Stars

I am LIVING for all these books in the Midnight Dynasty collection but Secret Beast this book right here goes to the top of the list, I absolutely fell head over heels in love with the Beast Leo Morelli and his Beauty Haley Constantine.

The Constantine's and the Morelli's have been in a feud for years, all Leo wants is revenge on this family and what better way to do that is to take Haley for himself when the opportunity presents itself.

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The Romantic Rush Blog
The more I read in the Midnight Dynasty universe -the more obsessed I become. I am living for these modern, erotic fairytale stories, happily immersing myself in the dramatic, sensual, and sordid machinations of the Constantine and Morelli families. I was particularly excited for this series by Amelia both because its source material is my all time favorite fairy tale- Beauty and the Beast- but also because Amelia is an author that I’ve not yet been able to read a full length novel from but who ...more
Melissa  ❤️ bookaddict_fanatic
OH MY GAHHHH.......I don't even know where to start with how much I LOVED Leo and Haley!!! This book was so freaking good, it was everything I love about an enemies to lovers romance......angst, drama, a side of suspense, a sprinkle of sexual chemistry and heaping loads of hotness!

If you've read any of the books in the Midnight Dynasty World then you know this book will have you hanging on the edge of your seat with anticipation of what's to come while seducing you with the explosive chemistry
Feb 23, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What am amazing take on the classic Beauty and the Beast. As a girl, I always loved this fairy tale. There was just something special about Belle the girl who loved stories, with her sweet nature she won over the seemingly uncaring beast.

The author has effortlessly woven Haley and Leo's story in a similar style of that of beauty and the beast. Featuring one Leo Morelli as the beast. Haley Constantine as the compasionate book loving beauty. An excentric father and an arrogant medler. As one woul
Athena D.
Feb 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 STARS

The Beast of Bishop's Landing has captured my attention and then some. I love everything about Leo Morelli and Haley Constantine's story, with it's alluringly dirty parallel to the classic fairy tale, Beauty and the Beast. I can easily state that I am thoroughly entrenched in the Midnight Dynasty World. I'm ready to discover more about the secrets behind the Morelli and Constantine vendetta. Secret Beast by Amelia Wilde is an EPIC read that will join the ranks of the BIBLIO-AR
Rina | booksofthemuggleborn
My Rating: 4.5 stars!

**ARC was generously provided in exchange for my honest review.**

Annnnnnnnd that’s how you do a fucking Beauty and the Beast retelling! *mic drop!* 🎤

I’ve read dozens of Beauty and the Beast retellings and/or stories inspired by the classic tale, and I have to say Secret Beast is a quality story. I’m talking mint! *chef’s kiss* 👌 I devoured this book in one sitting and it left me wanting the next book right there and then! I don’t know how I’ll hold up if there’s a long wait
Feb 25, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I adore fairytale retellings, especially when they're based on the Beauty and the Beast fairytale. So when I heard that Amelia Wilde (whose Devil trilogy I just started reading and loving) was going to be focusing on the B&tB fairytale in the Midnight Dynasty collection, I knew it was going to be good!

If you haven't heard of the Midnight Dynasty, it's a collection of fairytale-inspired series by various authors focused on (so far) the Constantine family (and, of the ones I've read, the Morelli f
Caroline F
Absolutely enthralled by this story!

”I wouldn’t have thought a Constantine could ever look right in a room that I own, but we’ve arrived at that impossible moment.”

Haley Constantine is the ‘poor’ branch of the Constantine family – the side that shuns the limelight but still toes the family line. However, when her beloved inventor father makes a deal with the devil, Haley is determined to bargain with whatever she has at her disposal to break the deal. The price that’s asked of her is deeply pers
How can I resist a Beauty and the Beast retelling!? Especially if it's a dark contemporary romance from one of my favourite authors. This book ticked all the boxes for me. It put the perfect twist on my favourite fairytale and offered a seductive, steamy and heart-gripping story. We have the jaded hero who has a dark secret and is out for revenge, the feisty strong-headed heroine who will risk everything for her family's wellbeing, and the villain who in this case turned out to be a character I ...more
Jolene St Germain Triggs
Feb 20, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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FIVE BIG FAT UN-PUTDOWN-ABLE STARS! Yup, I am making up words here because I CONSUMED this 'beast' cover to cover today! Set in the Midnight Dynasty world, Leo is not a good guy. Even among bad guys, he's a bad guy. When your in trouble though, sometimes the only way out isn't going to be the way you planned. Haley doesn't exactly have a lot to offer Leo to help her, and she NEEDS help! Leo has the help she needs, for a price....
So I love a complicated bad boy and this book was exactly what I n
Secret Beast is book one in a new series and is a faithful retelling of the classic Beauty & the Beast, albeit modernized and darker. Leo is a delicious hero with a painful past, and Haley is the perfect person to "heal" him. The hot stuff has some BDSM elements to it, light enough that those who don't enjoy that sort of thing will likely still enjoy it here. I would have liked more interactions between them throughout the book, but even without it and being on the shorter side I really enjoyed ...more
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A perfect Beauty and the Beast retelling. I really enjoyed reading different parts of the Midnight Dynasty. These authors have created a world full of love and lust and deception and fairytale retellings.

I first heard of Leo in the Cinderella retelling and whoa to finally see him on the page “Please sir may I have more”.

My first Amelia Wilde read and she certainly was able to keep me intrigued and glued to the pages as I read all about our damaged beast Leo and his belle Haley.

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Oh my God what a book! Who knew I'd love Leo so much?! This Beauty and the Best retelling is so damn good. Leo is the "Beast of Bishop's Landing", known for his vicious mind and even more vicious hand. Throughout this book, you get to see just how ruthless he can be. And yet, this guy surprised me with his transformation. In true form, he does what some of my favorite book boyfriend do, and gets soft for our heroine in the best way. His hidden vulnerabilities really clawed at my heart. The revel ...more
Feb 24, 2021 rated it it was amazing

What happens when the villain is actually the hero?

Amelia Wilde blew me away with the story! I loved every single word! The story fit flawlessly into the Constantine/Morelli world and it has me craving more! There are so many lies and secrets in this story and they haven't all completely played out yet so we are left wanting more! And more is coming! Haley and Leo were perfect and I loved the play on the Beauty and the Beast fairytale. It was the perfect adult fairytale retelling. The writing wa
Ana Elena
Feb 22, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
May someone please explain how can one's life still go on now after just finishing this tale?!
Starting from simply extraordinary and ending with exquisitely twisted and irreversibly addictive, there are not enough in-between words that can truly describe Amelia Wilde's genial masterpiece of a book!
Feb 22, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OMG! I did not realize how much I would love Leo. He is such a tortured soul but one I can't help but want more of. This story captivated my attention right and away and I just couldn't put it down. The cliffhanger makes me crave the next book. Completely NOT disappointed at all! ...more
Rhonda Ziglar
Feb 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 FREAKING FANTASTIC STARS!! As always this author blows my mind with her fantastic storytelling. I was addicted and could not put it down....I finished in one sitting. Leo and Haley have one intense story to tell you, so get ready and ENJOY.
Feb 21, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Feb 22, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm a sucker for fairy tale reimaginings and this kinky Beauty and the Beast retelling is no different. Leo is the "scary" Morelli on the Bishop's Landing scale ,which is an understatement anywhere else. Haley, on the other hand is, the anti-Constantine, down to earth, kind and loyal. A complicated revenge plot finds Haley contractually bound to Leo and the terms are sensual, dark and soul altering. Amelia Wilde throws some unexpected twists and a gut punch of a cliffie in this kick off to a com ...more
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