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Review – Hidden Beauty by Amelia Wilde


Hidden Beauty; Beauty and the Beast #2 
(#2 within a trilogy)

Publication Date: May 11, 2021

Genre/Tropes: Trilogy/Twisted Fairytale/Dark Romance/Age Gap/Forbidden Romance

Author: Amelia Wilde

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars



Leo and Haley return in this twisted fairytale with all the darkness I love and seasoned throughout we still have wisps of the beastly tale we know and love that’s as old as time.

Riding the adrenaline wave from Secret Beast, we jump right in wondering if Leo will survive the gunshot he received at the end of that big cliffhanger. A lot of this book focuses on Leo’s health and getting him back on his feet, but more importantly this part of the story is about Haley. Will she survive the upheaval in her life, both physically and emotionally, being torn between the Morellis and the Constantines.

Haley is young, but in this book she really comes into her own. The Constantine blood running through her veins probably helps, but she meets the strong Morelli women and they give her an extra boost of confidence that really narrow that age gap between Haley and Leo (not literally of course, but you understand). Her inner strength really shines and all of the strong women in Leo’s life help in his recovery.

Hidden Beauty is full of ups and down and Leo, the Beast of Bishop’s Landing, lets down his walls finally giving Haley a glance at his vulnerability, but don’t worry her filthy beast is still present and I love seeing all sides to this snarling beast.

This is only book two in this fantastic trilogy and ends on another cliffhanger…GAH!! The ending is right around the corner and I can hardly wait to find out how these two will find their HEA.


Is Leo Morelli a beast or a prince? He locks Haley in his castle for her own safety. She sees only the best in him, but the worst is yet to come.

HIDDEN BEAUTY is the second book in the Beauty and the Beast trilogy from USA Today bestselling author Amelia Wilde.

Books in the series: Secret Beast by Amelia Wilde Hidden Beauty (Beauty and the Beast Trilogy, #2) by Amelia Wilde Fallen Rose

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