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Taming Bull

(Dead Presidents MC #9)

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The friend zone: a black hole from which there is no escape.

Or so they say.

But Lily Perkins is desperate to climb out of the frigid void and into the scorching embrace of former sailor Deryk “Bull” Roberts. If only she can get her Bull-headed bestie to cooperate.

Saddled with a devastating past and riddled with unanswerable questions, Bull’s life is too complicated for r
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Kindle Edition, 201 pages
Published October 12th 2020
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Joelle
This was a really cute story that I really enjoyed especially with the chemistry the main characters had as well as all the fun characters that were pure enjoyment. Lily had her own circle of amazing friends between the girls and old ladies right down to the club brothers who were all so protective of her.

Lily was my favorite character she was a riot and was fun, sassy, sexy, compassionate, and a woman who has come a long way in two years since she had come to the club.

Bull was more like bullhea
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Doris
Oct 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Dreaded Friend Zone

Bull and Lily had been friends for two years but Lily was done with that and wanted their friendship to continue on to the next level and that’s when Bull pulled her from the dreaded friend zone only to put her in an even worse category…the sister zone!!

Lily had been through so much in her life that she was willing to fight her way into Bull’s bed and into a relationship she knew he wanted too. Bull had things from his past that kept him from moving forward and it took a
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Michele McMullen
Oct 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
Harley has given us a wonderful friends to lovers romance with Bull & Lily.
When they first meet Lily is a young woman that has been through a terrible trauma and Bull makes it his mission to keep her safe. It is a situation to close to home for him. Their friendship is wonderful but now two years later Lily wants more and is tired of being put back in the friend zone. She never expected the secrets that this wonderful man was keeping and now it is time to show him that he is worth the risk! I lo
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Reina Torres
Jul 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Happy damn tears!

That’s right, I’m crying… I admit it, but they are happy tears so shush! So much love for this book!
Tiblu
Oct 15, 2020 rated it liked it
Not bad. ⚠️ Might contain spoilers ⚠️ Not Sure Yet.

Lily and Bull.
I adored Lily. Bull ? Well, honestly for me his nickname felt really appropriate for most of the book. I felt like Bull)# reasons for putting Lily through all he did was complete and utter Bull
bleep.
I’m gonna try not to give away anything important but I gave a warning and I want to explain why I feel the way I do.
Ok,
I think we all know Bull lost someone really important to him,which caused him to act out and that’s why he’s in S
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thehotmesslibrary
Oct 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
Taming Bull is a friends to lovers read in the Dead Presidents MC series by Harley Stone. The book looks at Lily Perkins, a woman who has been through some trauma, but she isn’t going to let that stop her. She has been in love with her best friend Deryk ‘Bull” Roberts, but has been officially friend-zoned in the hardest way.
Bull likes Lily and would like to have more with her, but this former military man has demons of his own and doesn’t feel it is fair to start something with Lily. Not only d
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Stacey
Oct 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Taming Bull (Dead Presidents MC Book 9)
Harley Stone
This book was well written in my opinion
I was drawn to the characters and was interested in what happens next.
This book kept my attention which I love
I like when a author book can make u feel like you are there in the story.
Lilly&Deryk explained very well in the story, and how things unfold between them was done well
The story plot alone got me so involved with the story.
Overall this story meet my expectations and more
I voluntarily read this is
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Jennifer
A refreshing take on a friends to lovers romance, this story pulled me in right from the beginning. There was just enough drama to make it interesting, but not so much that it wasn't believable. This author has a way of making the characters seem real, and their story seem like you are right in the middle of it when it's happening.

Bull had an amazingly normal childhood. Growing up in a typical southern family, his life seemed to be planned out for him, and he was happy. After going away to serv
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Barbara
Oct 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I love this biker series by Harley Stone. Unlike most MC’s, the Dead Presidents MC is made up of men who are all former servicemen that need a place to call home after serving their country. For many it’s a place to get the brotherly comradery and structure they had in the service for others is a place to be themselves while struggling to return to civilian life.

Bull’s situation is a little different. He had barely began his first term before he landed in the brig and eventually discharged. The
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Cheryl O'Harney
Oct 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Harley Stone is back with this, the 9th book from her Dead Presidents MC series.

This is Bull and Lily’s story, they are the best of friends however Lily wants more than just friendship but Bull has stuck her in the friendzone. Bull’s childhood was normal, he joined the military then his life as he knew it spiraled out of control when tragedy truck, Lily’s life has been tough and a tragic event sees her heading to the Dead Presidents, Bull in particular, the man who she considers to be her futur
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Trish (Beautiful Chaos Reviews)
Frequently coming into a series leaves you feeling like you have missed a lot. I didn't find that with Taming Bull. I discovered that I really liked the over-arching theme of the novel being about a group of youngish veterans who were doing a lot of good.

Bull is very attracted to the young, working-her-way-up Lily, who is very brave and resilient. However, there is one major problem that he can't seem to get around. So, he does what he thinks (think being the operative word) is right and pushes
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Trudy Dowling
Oct 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Harley Stone nailed it!!! She has taken a complicated, sad topic and given hope to her readers. Lily was raped two years earlier. She ran in fear but stood up to the suspect with the support of The Dead Presidents. They continue to support her.

She could have crumbled but she has chosen to survive, thrive and give love a chance. She holds her friendship to Bull close to her heart but she wants more. She wants him. She needs him.

Bull values his friendship with Lily but it can't be more. His past
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Jennifer Pierson
Nov 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
Bull has issues, and those issues kept me from liking him at all because I think his choices were cruel. See, he's best friends with a woman named Lily, who wants to get out of the friend zone, and she keeps getting rejected in very mean ways that they should have cut ties but Lily was in it to win it. I'm of the mind that if a dude wants to make the choice to hurt his bestie, then he needs to let her go & not pull her back. I know he has demons, but in my eyes they weren't quite bad enough for ...more
Claires Book Reviews  And Wine
Nov 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Much anticipated book finally here.


Ever since meeting Bull in Link’d Up when he first joined the MC I wanted to know more. Plus I really wanted him to find someone to love as well and Harley Stone delivered.


Taming Bull shows Lily's fight to get out of the "friend" zone and Bull to stop fighting his attraction for her. 


Lily has been through so much after being raped and meeting the MC when they tracked her down to testify and free Havoc from jail. Instantly I knew I would want them to be happy to
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Claire  Longley
Nov 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Much anticipated book finally here.

Ever since meeting Bull in Link’d Up when he first joined the MC I wanted to know more. Plus I really wanted him to find someone to love as well and Harley Stone delivered.


Taming Bull shows Lily's fight to get out of the "friend" zone and Bull to stop fighting his attraction for her. 


Lily has been through so much after being raped and meeting the MC when they tracked her down to testify and free Havoc from jail. Instantly I knew I would want them to be happy to
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Daisy Sauceda
May 17, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Finally we get Bull's story. Well I was stunned with this story. So we know a little about Bull from the earlier books. So when he started with the Dead Presidents he also met Lily. Now Lily has not had it easy at all and was going through something traumatic. As the years passed both Lily and Bull became friends but Lily wants more. Now Lily is bound and determined to get Bull to see her point about them being more than friends. He is stubborn and is doing everything to friend zone her hard. No ...more
Susan
Oct 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I’ve been a fan of Harley Stone’s books for a while, but this has to be my new favorite! Bull and Lilly’s story goes back to the first book in this series, Link’d Up. But you don’t have to read that first.

Since their first meeting two years ago, Bull (although he’s attracted to her) has firmly kept Lilly in the “friend-zone”. And good grief is that man stubborn! Bull is an appropriate road name for him, he is VERY bullheaded!

Lilly has not had an easy life the last few years. Homeless for a few
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Cheri
Nov 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
Bull & Lily

For two years she'd tried to get his attention. For two years he'd fought her advances putting her firmly as his best friend. Being a friend was okay as long as there was more but no matter what she did he wouldn't let her cross over. Why? It was obvious he was more than attracted to her. What kept them apart?

He did want her but there was no way for them to be together. His past. Her past. It just couldn't be--or could it?

The amazing club and the wives of the brothers befriended women
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Wendy Livingstone
Oct 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the 9th book in this amazing series and is Bull and Lily’s story. These two are best friends but Lily wants more out of their relationship, while Bull has her firmly place din the friend category. Bull had a normal childhood until he joined the military, and when tragedy strikes his life as he knows it spirals out of control. Lily has had a tough life, and after a tragic event she heads to the “Dead Presidents” and to them man she considers as her future, now she just needs to convince h ...more
Lauren
Oct 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Y'all its time for Lily and Bull they've been friends for a few years and Lily definitely wants more. Bull is definitely Bull headed and Lily calls him out on it. These two have chemistry thats crazy but Bull keeps her in the friend zone and then moves her to the sister zone and she about looses it. I love how everyone pulls together and backs Lily. Tay has a heart to heart with Bull and its like the light bulbs go off he's still very bull headed. These two work together and they make it work an ...more
Carrie
Oct 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I love Lily & Bull's story! Their whole friend zone dance made me want to smack them at times, but I was in good company because I think their friends were all in that same boat til they got it together. LOL

I love both their personalities & how they work together. There are some very deep emotions they need to work through, but also light & fun moments because they've both got that kind of personality. And of course, there is the steam & chemistry they have going on!!

So many things I want to sa
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Lisa
Oct 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book!

I have to say that Lily and Bull have become my favorites! Lilly with her wit and hilarious sayings. She is a great character. A woman that had been through so much, and worked hard to get her life on track. She did it with her first spirit and humor. She was great. Bull had struggles of his own and demons he needed to lay to rest. Through his friendship with lilly he was able to overcome his obstacles because lilly would not settle for anything less for her best friend. A won
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Jennifer
Oct 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Book nine in the Dead Presidents MC series. Can be read and enjoyed as stand-alone. Full length told in dual POV with HEA. The Dead Presidents are a motorcycle club where all members are military vets. Each book is about a different member and secondary characters are the same throughout the series. The first half was a little slow for me with Bull being stubborn and pushing Lily away. I really liked Lily; she did not give up, but gave Bull space & friendship until he was ready to put his past b ...more
Gretchen
Feb 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I need a dead president in my life!

I just spent the last week reading this entire series and I've never laughed out loud so much while reading! These characters have so much personality! I want to be friends with them in real life! They are my long lost soul mates. Thank you Harley Stone for giving me laugh wrinkles. I can't wait to see what characters you bring to life next. These books have everything you could want. I'm crazy in love with each of these men and their women ❤️
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Fran Zoch, LSoR
Oct 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book was awesome we have a flashback of sorts back when Havoc rescued the girl from an attack , i mean he was late in keeping her from being hurt but the guy paid for what he did and then Lily stayed with fhw MC til she testified against her attacked and kept Havoc from prison. We met Bull , he became friends with Lily but she wants more he does too but she is a reminder of his past , these two have a unique story and you will.love how it is told.
Gretchen Calder
Oct 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book was awesome. I loved Bull and Lily together. They were friends first and even though tried to keep it just friends Lily was ready for it to be more. This story draws you in. I was able to laugh a lot during the book. Harley Stone is an amazing writer. She puts her all into the books. I loved seeing Lily come more into her own. They both had a lot to over come to find their happily ever after. Can’t wait to see what happens next. I HIGHLY recommend this book.
Darcy
Jul 16, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2021, e-book, romance
I think why I liked this one so much was because of Lily, she knew what she wanted and went after Bull. I had to laugh at some of her choices to be subtle, but she was trying, which was more than Bull was doing. Of course we learned why Bull was reluctant and it was understandable. Lily had to bring out the big guns to let Bull know she was putting up with his crap any longer and I loved her for it. From there things were good for them both, something each of them deserved.
Intel Chicky Reads Romance (Kara Merideth)
Big 5 stars!!!

Another fantastic read by favorite MC author!! Hound and Lily try for their HEA after circling each other for years.

Just the sweetest story! Great dialogue and character development without being too angsty. A quick and easy read with some great laugh out loud moments. Haven't been disappointed by a Harley Stone book yet!
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Debbie Earley
Oct 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Bull and Lily

What a great friends to lovers story. I have loved this series from the very beginning and it just keeps getting better with each book. My heart broke for Bull and his loss. I loved Lily's strength and her determination to get what she wanted and that being Bull. I'm so happy he got his head out of his butt. I can't wait to see who fall as next.
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M
Dec 12, 2020 rated it liked it
3.5 stars
We met Bull and Lily in earlier books. They were both struggling with devastating events in their lives. This book didn’t have the action of the others in this series, but their story was pretty angsty. Will they be able to work past their issues to grab onto the love they could have? This story was just okay for me, not my favorite by this author.
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