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Taming the Beast (Credence Curse #2.5)

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She refuses to love. He’ll stop at nothing to have her. Together, can they fulfill their deepest desires?

Hope Pippa knows her life is missing something. The curvy dancer has no love life, and wants to keep it that way to avoid getting hurt again. To live with herself, she hardens her heart and avoids intimacy at all costs, even if it cuts her off from her ultimate passions
Published May 3rd 2016
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May 06, 2016 Rochelle rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal
*I received this ARC from the author in exchange for a honest review*

TAMING BEASTIE by Sedona Venez

Hope Pippa is a dancer and choreographer in LA. She's only 25 but she is looking for something more in her life, so she goes back to New York to take some time out to rest and relax. Her best friend encourages her to let go of the past and to try enjoy herself. So she introduces her to Elijah, and a whole new world opens up. Her life changes and everything that she thought was just a myth....isn't.
Apr 27, 2016 Racy rated it it was amazing
I received this for an honest review. If you have not read any books by Sedona Venez then you are missing out. I just love her books.

This was an interesting story. Hope did not know the supernatural even existed. Her and her best friend had always joked around about such matters. Let me tell you a little about Hope. She was this beautiful curvy woman that was a dancer. She missed having a mother and a father for hers were dead. She did have an uncle that she loved so dearly.

Hope had a crazy ex
Donna Hokanson
May 02, 2016 Donna Hokanson rated it it was amazing
Wow, just wow
This book has so many elements of the wow factor that it’s hard to describe. Starting off with a “Human” woman (Hope Pippa) that due to a past experience with an old flame doesn’t want to trust herself to another relationship in fear said old flame will kill anyone who get close to her. When she finds out he’s been released from the mental facility things get worse. We have her best friend who’s a wolf shifter, but Hope doesn’t know anything about the “Others” of the world. The we h
CD Keith
Jul 22, 2017 CD Keith rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great Spin-off

A fae and tiger, oh my. Elijah and Hope are finally together and happy, but the story ends on a cliffhanger. I can't wait for Hope to meet the Credence girl's either.
May 02, 2016 Sherill rated it it was amazing

What you’ll find in the story: a cast of remarkably impressive and engaging characters; fantastic story-line, breathtaking vivid scene descriptions, phenomenal banter, camaraderie, action, gripping suspense, horrific danger, life threatening incidents, tear-jerking moments, earth shattering heart-throbbing sensual romance, and a heart-melting conclusion leaving you wanting more.

Hope, a gorgeous woman of
Jenny Brightman Harris
May 05, 2016 Jenny Brightman Harris rated it really liked it
I received this book as an ARC for an honest review. Even though this is part of a series it can be read as a stand alone.

In this book we meet Elijah Beastie and Hope Pippa. In this book Hope is looking for something more for her life. She doesn't know what it is yet but she knows that she is growing restless in her job as a dancer and choreographer. The only things she does know is she needs to keep one step ahead of her psycho ex and that means no attachments. The problem with this is she rea
Apr 30, 2016 Terry rated it it was amazing
I have been waiting for the third book in Credence Series and this book fit in perfectly. I know its not the third book but it was just as spicy. Its good that I read the other books because you have a feel for the characters and the new characters fit in just as nice. I love that Elijah never gave up on his mate. I honestly don't blame Hope for having her guards up to protect Elijah. (Did I mention that Elijah is a mighty tiger shifter alpha?) Her crazy ex stalker boyfriend is cra-cra as the yo ...more
May 05, 2016 Sharon rated it it was amazing
Taming Beastie by Sedona Venez

Designation: Book 2.5 in the Credence Curse series, author states parts must be read in order

Sedona Venez is not a new author for me and although this is book 2.5 in the Credence Curse series, I picked it up first before any of the other books.

This starts out in Hope’s dream and where there is a tiger which turns in to Elijah. The think is Hope has never met a shifter and so she thinks it’s just a crazy dream. The reality is that Elijah is really a tiger shifter an
Ana P
May 14, 2016 Ana P rated it really liked it
Taming Has Never Been so Sweet!

I will always say the same, felines are way hot they are so passionate! This looks to be the beginning of a great series.

Hope Pippa is a very sexy ebony beauty, she has made a name for herself as a great dancer, but a very evil sadistic ex has put a damper on her life. Even her wildest fantasy she keeps at arms length and only dreams of passionate interludes with him. She fears having a relationship with him and endangering his life. But Hope's life is suddenly tur
Nikki Brooks
Apr 29, 2016 Nikki Brooks rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
Hope is a wonderfully well written character. Tall with curves she still manages to be a hot shot choreographer and puts all those who diss her larger than usual body in their place. BUt she does have demons. Carter, her ex boyfriend, stalked her and almost killed her a few years ago so she has a real problem trying to have a relationship. She is terrified that he will escape and kill...again.

Harper is her bestie but has yet to let her on on the fact that she is well...not human!!! When Carter
May 04, 2016 Misty rated it it was amazing
Elijah is a tiger shifter, a hunter, an alpha, and an all around great guy. He has been after Hope for over a year because she is his mate. Only, he backed off because he knew that she had to come to him. But he can't wait anymore. Hope doesn't know about the Other world until she visits her uncle and he is being attacked by a supernatural being. Hope has been dreaming about a tiger for months until she watches him transform from a tiger into him. But Hope is still afraid to give into Elijah bec ...more
May 01, 2016 Valerie rated it it was amazing
Holy cow! This by far is one of the sexiest book I have read. The heat and sexual tension between Elijah and Hope was off the charts. Elijah has been waiting a year for Hope to realize they are meant to be together. Hope has secrets that she does want to share but she has been in love with Elijah just as long.
When her crazy ex comes back into the picture she wants to protect Elijah from him.
Elijah is tired of waiting, it's time to declare himself. Time to get Hope to admit that she loves him to
Lisa Janas
May 04, 2016 Lisa Janas rated it really liked it
To say that Hope has had bad relationships in the putting it lightly. One ex, Carter, stalked her and even tried to stab her to death while she was on a date. This makes her run from her feelings when she meets Elijah. She wouldn't be able to stand it if something bad happened to him too.

Elijah is no ordinary man, however. This tiger shifter knows Hope is his true mate and will let nothing stop him from both protecting Hope and convincing her that they were meant for each other. He's
Apr 29, 2016 Belinda rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: PRN Readers who love supernatural creatures, action, love, lust, and just great storytelling
I don’t know what it is, but I always manage to catch her series from 2 stories in. Taming Beastie is no exception. This was a simmering hot story of Hope, and African-American professional dancer with blue eyes who believes in the supernatural even though she’d never really seen a supernatural being, and Elijah, an alpha-type tiger shifter who’s been trying to woo and mate her for over a year. Hope has resisted him at every turn despite wanting him for nearly as long because of a past relations ...more
May 05, 2016 Tanja rated it really liked it
curvy hope has a secret, a secret that is keeping her from going after the one man the stirs her blood.
elijah "beastie beasti knew from the moment he saw curvy that she was their mate but the vibe she was sending out was "stay the hell away" so he did, for a whole year! but now his patience had run short. even his tiger had enough, it wanted its mate forever!
when curvy is more or less coerced to participate in an auction for charity she's more then reluctant to participate but she would be help
Apr 29, 2016 Susan rated it liked it
This novella is Book 2.5 in the Credence Curse World series. The author does a good job of trying to bring new readers up to speed on who all the characters are. Though it really helps if you have read the first two books in the series before reading this story.

Being a novella, the story moves at a fast pace. For as short as it is, there is plenty of hot and steamy sex included.

Hope is 25 and an accomplished dancer and choreographer. She's tired of that life and leaves LA and goes back to New Yo
Diana Page
Apr 30, 2016 Diana Page rated it it was amazing
Sedona Venez keeps surprising me, everytime I think she can't write a better book than the last one; she goes and does it again !! In Taming Beastie, Hope a human is in search of something new, she's been a world renowned choreographer for years and she needs something new. A year ago she met Elijah Beastie, and ran from him due to a stalker who would kill anyone she got close too. Just as she's making changes in her life that might include Elijah, the worst thing happens, she's notified her sta ...more
May 12, 2016 Linda rated it it was amazing
Hope has been trying to resist Elijah for a year. She is afraid that a relationship with him will place him in danger. She has no idea he is a tiger shifter and very capable of protecting himself. He has known since their first meeting that she is his mate and he has no intention of waiting any longer to make his claim.

I really enjoy this series. The women are really fun. They stand up for themselves and really embrace their power. Hope has had a lot hidden from her and doesn't realize what she
Coral Mitchell
Apr 30, 2016 Coral Mitchell rated it really liked it
Hope won’t go down without a fight and will try anything to resist Elijah Beastie, a dangerous, wild, and sexy tiger shifter. Hope is everything Elijah wants in a mate and this sexy kitty knows just how to shatter her defenses and keep her moaning for days. Danger lurks around every corner when the Others discover her secret. True evil wants Hope for the ultimate power she can give them, yet she doesn’t realize the extent of the force she holds within herself.

*explicit content*
Hope has managed t
May 11, 2016 Kaer rated it really liked it
Taming Beastie (Credence Curse, #2.5) by Sedona Venez

This is the the third (book 2.5) in the series - I haven't read the first 2 yet so was at a bit of a disadvantage. That said, this one has definitely piqued my interest in the first 2 and I will be eagerly looking forward to book 3.

I have read some of Ms. Venez's books and I really like her writing style. This book is no exception and I really enjoyed it. There was an area I got kind of lost though and I am hoping the first 2 books will fill in the blanks I will update this review after I read
May 05, 2016 Sue rated it really liked it
Well this was an interesting read, Shifters, Fae, Vampires and Demons, all the ingredients for an exciting and danger filled story.
Hope hasn't been able to get Elijah off her mind since they met and although he's made his interest in her obvious, with a psycho ex boyfriend stalking her, Hope isn't prepared to put Elijah in danger so keeps her distance.
What Hope doesn't know However, is that Elijah is part of the world of 'others' that she knows nothing about, how will she react when she finds o
Hyacinth Janecyk
May 05, 2016 Hyacinth Janecyk rated it really liked it
I was given an ARC for an honest review. Love Sedona's books. Hope is awesome. She is determined to live her life despite her stalker Ex Carter. She keeps have erotic dreams about a tiger. Her BFF Harper gets her to agree to dance at a benefit. Harper's brother Twitch is working security and his friend Elijah will be there. Hope is HOT for Elijah but is determined to not fall for him and put him in danger. Hope is more than human. Elijah is a tiger and knows that Hope is his mate; he's not sure ...more
May 05, 2016 Angela rated it it was amazing
This was the first I have read of Sedona Venez. It was well written for the length. The story was solid. It was really hard to see someone so weak minded with Elijah, though. I am glad Hope came to her senses. She was strong, but the reason I say she is weak minded is because she repeatedly pushes him away over her fears, and even after she lets him in, it takes a while before she actually challenges him. Once she came into her own, it was great. I did like seeing her evolution, like an onion pe ...more
Leona Bowman
May 15, 2016 Leona Bowman rated it it was amazing
I was given an ARC for an honest review. Love Sedona's books. Hope is awesome. She is determined to live her life despite her stalker Ex Carter. She keeps have erotic dreams about a tiger. Her BFF Harper gets her to agree to dance at a benefit. Harper's brother Twitch is working security and his friend Elijah will be there. Hope is HOT for Elijah but is determined to not fall for him and put him in danger. Hope is more than human. Elijah is a tiger and knows that Hope is his mate; he's not sure ...more
May 03, 2016 Laure rated it it was amazing
I received this ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Hope Pippa has known Elijah Beastie for quite some time, and he has made it clear very clear that he wants her. When Hope was nearly killed, and the man she was dating was murdered by her ex, she decided not to have another man in her life in order to protect him. Hope's world is turned up side down when Elijah protects her from her ex by killing the "man". This is when she learns of the existence of the Others. Hope and Elijah
Mar 15, 2016 Tina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

3.75 stars
Elijah is a patient tiger, but still a bad-a** alpha male. He gives Hope the space that she needs until he doesn't have much of a choice and her safety is at risk.
Hope is stubborn, sassy, caring, sexy and not used to the world she's thrust into.
They are HOT together. I liked the secondary characters as well and hope that it's not the last that we see of them.
My only issue is that sometimes, Hope is contradictory and the flow of the story kind of stutters. However, it didn't s
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Who doesn't love some hunky grade A tiger shifters, with the most loyal protective instinct you could ever imagine? Thats Elijah , he has found his mate, Hope, and will do everything in his power to keep her safe,
Hope has been through the grinder, no luck with men, crazy abusive evil.
Elijah makes sure Hope will stay safe from the moment he realizes she is his mate.
This was a fantastic, searing hot, shifter book. Oh my the scene's were Ahhh!! Very hot very sexy! Let's not forget the dark twisted
Jun 06, 2016 Rose rated it really liked it
I received this book as an ARC for an honest review. Taming Beastie is book 2.5 and a great addition to the Credence Curse World Series. This is the story of Elijah Beastie and Hope Pippa and it is amazing! The book is very well written by Sedona Venez; full of drama, action, plenty of suspense, danger and mystery, steamy romance, truthful and sexy shifters, in all an awesome story. Hope and Elijah want to be together but they have to overcome many obstacles. NO SPOILERS!! Buy the book!! I reall ...more
May 03, 2016 Sharon rated it it was amazing
Elijah is a tiger shifter and for the past year he has been waiting for his mate Hope to accept him. Hope didn't know that he was a tiger shifter and that she was his true mate. Now she was in danger, her crazy ex boyfriend was after her again, he had already tried to kill her once. Elijah wanted Hope to accept him as her mate so he could protect her and watch over her. Elijah also had sensed that Hope was more than a human but he wasn't sure what else she was. Once they find out what she is the ...more
Tamika Featherstone
May 15, 2016 Tamika Featherstone rated it really liked it
Elijah is a fierce cat with a serious love for Hope. Little do either of them that things are going to get real complicated. Hope keeps denying her attraction to Elijah, because of a demented exboyfriend (of and she doesn't know about shifters or other wordlers). Hope is human, at least in the surface. Elijah however is tired of waiting and decides now the time that Hope becomes his. Cue in the diamond, her uncle and only living relatives death, finding out she's an other worlder herself and how ...more
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Sedona Venez is a romance junkie with a dirty mind. She lives in New York City with her hot ex-military (hooah) hubby and their furbaby. She loves writing hot, sexy, complex stories about strong but broken characters, pushing boundaries, overcoming their fears and risking it all for love.

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