Bellamy and the Brute - Alicia Michaels

Bellamy and the Brute

Artist Alicia Michaels

  • Release Date: 2017-03-13
  • Genre: Fairy Tales, Myths & Fables
Score: 4.5
From 151 Ratings


A fresh twist on the classic story of Beauty and the Beast, Bellamy and the Brute proves true love really is blind.

When Bellamy McGuire is offered a summer job babysitting for the wealthy Baldwin family, she's reluctant to accept. After all, everyone in town knows about the mysterious happenings at the mansion on the hill—including the sudden disappearance of the Baldwin's eldest son, Tate. The former football star and golden boy of Wellhollow Springs became a hermit at the age of sixteen, and no one has seen or heard from him since. Rumors abound as to why, with whisperings about a strange illness—one that causes deformity and turned him into a real-life monster. Bellamy wants to dismiss these rumors as gossip, but when she's told that if she takes the job, she must promise to never, ever visit the third floor of the mansion, she begins to wonder if there really is some dark truth hidden there.

Tate's condition may not be the only secret being kept at Baldwin House. There are gaps in the family's financial history that don't add up, and surprising connections with unscrupulous characters. At night there are strange noises, unexplained cold drafts, and the electricity cuts out. And then there are the rose petals on the staircase. The rose petals that no one but Bellamy seems to be able to see. The rose petals that form a trail leading right up to the 3 rd floor, past the portrait of a handsome young man, and down a dark hallway where she promised she would never, ever go…

As Bellamy works to unravel the mysteries of Baldwin House and uncover the truth about Tate, she realizes that she is in way over her head… in more ways than one. Can her bravery and determination help to right the wrongs of the past and free the young man whose story has captured her heart?

Bellamy and the Brute is perfect for fans of Twilight by Stephenie Meyer, Cinder by Marissa Meyer, and Beastly by Alex Flinn.


  • Couldn't put it down!

    By becca_WTHECKA
    I was a little skeptical of the Beauty and the Beast theme when I first read the book's synopsis, but once I started reading, I was captured by Tate and Bellamy's story. Murder, thrill, and love kept me intrigued the whole way through, enough so that I read the book in a day. A good read, for sure. Excited to read the sequel!
  • Bellamy and the Brute

    By Gigisue62
    Good book and hard to put down.
  • A more updated version of beauty and the best

    By Mel_007
    At the beginning I was a little confused about the crime investigation. I even checked twice the summary of the book. I keep reading fully engaged with the storyline. Romance, action, crime, mystery and ghosts... would definitely recommend.
  • Bellamy and the Brute

    By Tiggy/Cookie
    Not my usual kind of book to read and first time reading this author. A very good writer because the story kept me engaged. I will say I think this book is more for teens who like ghost stories.
  • Tastefully done

    By Mrs. BusyB
    Clean, spirited, and fast paced story
  • Bellamy and the Beast

    By Sappy Romance reader
    This was so well written that I could easily “see” the characters, the town, and the atmosphere it engenders! I felt the emotions of the characters and just couldn’t put it down! I read this in a day and a half! I read at least a book every other day and this was one of my favorites! Hope to see more of your work in the future!
  • Teen Beauty, Beast, Ghost, and Mystery

    By Sldca1
    Do not think just another version of Beauty and the Beast. Great story of teen girl with sass, brutish teen male who needs an attitude adjustment, and murder mystery with ghosts that bring them together. The story keeps you waiting for what will happen next and turning the pages to see how it ends, or starts again?