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Seizing Control

(Black Shamrocks MC #1)

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  1,598 ratings  ·  275 reviews
Librarian Note: Alternate Cover Edition for ASIN: B014R2HSQU.

He's already failed her once. Will it happen a second time?

Only daughter of the volatile President of the Black Shamrocks MC and long-suffering sister to four overprotective brothers, Madelaine O'Brien has survived circumstances that would have broken a lesser woman.

Mikhail "Mad Dog" Kennedy is her salvation, he
Kindle Edition, 366 pages
Published September 30th 2015
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"Kylie Hillman" in exchange for an honest review..Thank you!!

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TITLE: Seizing Control
SERIES: (Black Shamrocks MC #1)
AUTHOR: Kylie Hillman
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: 30th September, 2015


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Seizing Control (Black Shamrocks MC #1) Is about the physical and emotional trauma Madelaine O'Brien suffers at the hands of her first boyfriend Brendan and what lasting effects that had on her..

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Good (Mik) vs Evil (Brend
Sep 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
5 Sexy Ozzie Stars

Oh My Down-Under God. There is nothing I like better than a good L-O-N-G read. Except finding a new author. Or a sexy MC book. Or epic multi-character tale. And it is all those things rolled into one book...all the better. And when that books says #1.....that means there is going to be a book 2! Heaven. I'm in heaven.

Lainey is the daughter of the Black Shamrocks President. This is her story. It is the story of obsession. Love. Hate. Trust. Betrayal. Family. Loyalty. Lainey's s
V. A Court of Wings and Ruin is NEW ADULT/EROTICA but Goodreads editors won't tell you to include it in the choice awards


To my friends who hate rape or dubious consent, let me warn you that this is a dark romance, which is something I should have guessed by reading the blurb, but that means I won't read. "Adult" contemporary erotica and "non-consent" are my least favorite subgenres, but if you don't mind dubious consent or you're willing to step out of your comfort zone, you should take your
XxTainaxX Curvy and Nerdy
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This book starts in the present day when Lainey (Madelaine, Maddi, Princess) is kidnapped from the house she shares with her fiancé Mik (Mikhail, Mad Dog) it then switches between the past and present so we understand what's happening, it's told mainly but not exclusively from Lainey's POV.
This is a dark read, the treatment Lainey suffers at the hands of Brendan is horrific and it's a wonder she's able to continue living a relatively normal life.
I have very mixed feelings about this book, there'
Nov 16, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: review-copy, arc
☆ I received an ARC via the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! ☆

Definitely, a new spin on all of the MC series I've come across, Seizing Control was out of the box, addictive, and mind boggling!!

It's more than a typical biker read, that's for sure, and it stems much further than a romance and finding a HEA.

What worked for me was that the main girl was not a doormat and is accustomed to the ins and outs of the MC world...

Not to mention, the main guy is a total alpha male who
Tpagirl Loves Romance
Seizing Control was the first book in the Shamrocks MC series by Kylie Hillman.

Very dark. Tons of triggers. Told from a double POV going back and forth between past and present to tell the full story. Once it merged with the present, it stayed in the present for the future. In the end, I wanted more happy. I’m ok with dark, but I needed more happy to balance the dark.

For those that like dark and don’t mind less happy, then you’ll love this one. It was well written and well developed, just not m
Sep 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Madelaine O'Brien is the only daughter of the President of the Black Shamrocks MC, and the sister of four overprotective brothers. She has survived circumstances that would have broken a lesser woman.

Mik 'Mad Dog' Kennedy is her salvation, her reward for continuing to fight, and the matching piece of her soul.

With her life finally happy and on track, will the reappearance of the monster from her past be the event that finally breaks her? Or will he be the catalyst she needs to put it all behin
Oct 02, 2015 added it
LOL! The guy on the cover looks like a prepubescent little boy. Not hot at all.
Yelena Bosh
Oct 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh my bloody hell!!

I couldn't have found a better dark MC read even if I tried. My emotions have gone past the point of being sane over characters and their story, and gone straight to ADDICTIVE!

I could not for the life of me put this one down. It just wasn't happening. I really did try. I mean, it's a long read which can either mean I'd be having a tough time getting through if it wasn't my cup of tea.


I would be so possessed by it that NOTHING could stop me from getting through to that la
Nicole Johnson
Feb 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
All I can say is wow. Seizing Control is emotional, gritty, laden with heavy content and has one of the strongest heroines I've read about in an MC novel. It's different than the usual MC novel in that the focus of the story is Maddi who is the daughter of an MC President. You see some MC action however the focal point of the story is her experience with domestic violence, overcoming the demons that particular awfulness brings a person and then years later experiencing another trauma and overcom ...more
Kylie Hillman
Sep 03, 2015 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
"A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!" "Gripping!" "Worthy of a Lifetime movie!"

Seizing Control, the first book in the International Bestselling Black Shamrocks MC series is #FREE! This series is complete and ready to become your next binge read.

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Ari Reavis
Mar 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own-it, biker-romance

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Well color me impressed. I've never read this author before, but I plan on one clicking another of her books as soon as I'm done with this review.

My favorite character was Mik. I absolutely loved him (until his very dumb decision at the end that I'll speak on later). He's everything you want a book boyfriend to be. Strong, dominant, protective, and scary but sweet as can be with you.
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Although Lainey never quite felt she was good enough for him, he worshiped the ground she
Lily Malone
I gave this book 3 stars because I finished it, which means I liked it, but I'm not sure I ever felt completely invested in the characters. If it makes any sense at all, I felt like I was 'watching' this book like a movie, and not really living in the story. Somehow it all felt a bit distanced.
Part of my early problems with the story involved the flashback style used to show what happened to Lainy 4 years ago with the ex who (as this story starts) has just got out of jail. Now this ex has captur
Jennifer Guffey
Seizing Control (Black Shamrocks MC #1)
By: Kylie Hillman
5/5 stars

Madeline O’Brien is the only daughter to Patrick, the President of the Black Shamrocks MC, with four brothers and a deceased mother. After her mother died, Madeline took over the caring roll for her brothers, since one was her twin and the other three were all younger. All the men in her family and the MC protective over her and some were even overprotective.

But her first boyfriend somehow slipped by all of their defenses. They kne
Sep 30, 2015 rated it liked it
Hmmmm…..Where do I start??
First, I liked the book. I really did. There were times that I was biting my nails from the suspense…..BUT, there were times that I was rolling my eyes as well from the ridiculousness of some of the statements and scenes.
For instance, one of my biggest pet peeves in a book is when the heroine is described as pretty much the most beautiful girl in the world. It especially irritates me when Lainey describes herself that way.
“I’m kind of naturally sexy looking and slightly
Laura Lee
Feb 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Well my goodness, what a ride I've just been on!!! Kylie Hillman sure did come out of the gates with a Fantastic first book!!! The emotional ride I just endured typically comes from authors who have several other books under their belt.

This book is full of every emotion possible. The story flows perfectly. But be warned, if you have triggers...there are plenty in this book! Although written very well and you will feel everything, be warned.... This is not a fluffy romance book!

Shabby  -BookBistroBlog
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I'm debating between 3.5 or 4 stars.
Madeline O'brien is MC club -Black Shamrocks President's daughter. Her brothers and uncles are part of the club . She's a Royal Princess and when a local good looking boy comes a calling, she agrees to go on a date with Brendan. Herein starts a tale of terror. He is over the top controlling, jealous , abusive boyfriend and though she finds solace with her childhood friend , Mikhail Kennedy, she doesn't br
Mar 12, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Seizing Control (Black Shamrocks MC 1)
Kylie Hillman
3. 5 stars

NOTE: This book contains scenes of rape and violence and drug use.

The Black Shamrocks MC along with four blood brothers hold the only daughter of the clubs President under their wing after the nightmare she has lived. Madelaine O'Brien is a survivor but she is tired of looking over her should. Mik keeps her safe along with her father, brothers and the club. Switching her phone on she sees she has missed numerous text and calls from he
Romance Readers Retreat
Sep 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is the first book from Kylie Hillman and she has done really good with it. The story is centred around Laine, the daughter of the president of Black Shamrocks MC. The first few chapters of this book had me a little confused as it starts off four years after an incident that turned Lanie's life upside down and also the people around her. She now has to deal with her ex and all the trouble he has caused and will cause again but to also try and stay strong for herself and her family. The writi ...more
She's a Lip Biter
Sep 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was given an ARC for an HONEST Review!

For a debut Author Kylie Hillman definitely impresses.

This book is dark read and contains scenes that may disturb some readers so please read the Blurb.

Daughter of the President of the Black Shamrock's MC and fiance to the VP, Madelaine is also the only girl in her family and since the passing of her Mother feels responsible for looking after her four siblings as well as her Dad.

She has already been to hell and back in her short life, so when her demons co
Nov 27, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: alpha, biker, mc, ptsd
Holy god this book is great. I will warn you it is FULL of triggers. I was discussing this book with my husband who asked why I was crying and decided it needs about 17 u's to show the extent its f'd up. It's a beautiful pain though (think Kristen Ashley emotional hangover level). I'm currently growling at my computer that the next book isn't out yet. *takes a deep breath to calm down* It really is a great story that will suck you in and play with your heart.

Using my 1-5 rating system of how ma
Philomena Callan Cheekypee
Sep 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: loved-it
This is a brilliant well written debut novel. I sat and read it in one afternoon as I couldn't put it down until I'd finished.

Madelaine is the only daughter of the President of the Black Shamrocks MC. She's got four protective brothers. Mik is the hot alpha male that will do anything to protect the people close to him.

Lainey and Mic have grown up together. They are now madly in love and engaged. When Laineys past comes back to haunt her will their relationship be strong enough to survive??

If y
Manda Laurie
Dec 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing

Loved the story and the characters. So happy to read about a female that deals with her demons. What a strong woman!!
Mar 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
Ugly crying for some of the book. Big time trigger warnings.
Oct 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is full of savage acts and angst. It definitely threw me some surprises. I always love a gritty story especially in the rough world of motorcycle clubs and this does not disappoint. Mik and Lainey have to fight through some serious demons and trauma to find a place for themselves. It was painful at times.

I am almost always a woman's woman. I am an avid cheerleader to the female leads in all my romances. I give a big hooray when love wins, but I had a real struggle with the heroine in
Dec 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.1 stars

I was looking for a new MC romance and this one fit the bill.This isn't a sugar and sweet MC, and it comes with triggers.I can see this series getting better the further it goes on.
Kerry Fletcher
Sep 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Reviewed on behalf of A is for Alpha B is for Books.

This is the Story of Lainey and Mik. Lainey is the daughter of The Black Shamrock's MC president and sister to 4 brothers. Due to her mother dying young Lainey took over the role as mother of the family after her Dad couldn't cope with her death. Mik is her lifelong best friend as she has known him forever, him being the Son of the former President who stepped down due to illness.

The Story star
Pam Nelson
Lainey & Mik

OMG I loved this book!! I actually found it as a teaser in the back of Brawl and HAD TO HAVE IT.
Now WARNING there are rape scenes. Usually they fade to black and let you figure out what happens and then I am imagining ever worse things. So yes they are brutal and gut wrenching but for me it makes this story come together in my mind. No I am not weird, I know this is FICTIONAL. But yes it can be a trigger for some people so hence the WARNING.

Now on to this awesome MC book. We kind o
K.A. Graham
Sep 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
This book had me in fits from the very first chapter, and absolutely blew me away until the very last page. Kylie Hillman is a new author to me and she got me hook line and sinker with this one, and I can’t wait to read the next installment of this amazing MC series.

Madelaine is the epitome of a survivor, tough to the core, but how much can one woman take? Her story begins in the present day, surrounded by her MC family and the love of her life Mik. She’s finally in a place where she can say sh
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Kylie Hillman is an Australian author who writes bloodstained love stories and erotic, psychological thrillers (as K. Hillman). She intertwines grit, sarcasm, and romance in her tall tales.

Wife to a Harley riding, quintessential Aussie bloke and mum to two teens, Kylie splits her non-writing time between reading, sha

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