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Brawl

(Black Hearts MMA #1)

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When a black heart meets a broken heart, fists will fly.

Gabriella Mitchell
A girl devoid of hope.
With all her energy spent trying to keep a roof above her brother and sister's head, Gabbi doesn't get time to play much anymore. Her parent's divorce has forced her to grow up too fast, leaving her to assume responsibilities well beyond those of a normal seventeen-year-old.

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Kindle Edition, 1, 300 pages
Published May 12th 2016 (first published May 9th 2016)
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Coco.V
Oct 01, 2018 marked it as to-read
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Blurb:
When a black heart meets a broken heart, fists will fly.

Gabriella Mitchell
A girl devoid of hope.
With all her energy spent trying to keep a roof above her brother and sister's head, Gabbi doesn't get time to play much anymore. Her parent's divorce has forced her to grow up too fast, leaving her to assume responsibilities well beyond those of a normal seventeen-year-old.

"Hooligan" Harvie
Burnt-out MMA fighter who's lost it all.
He had the fairy-tale life—the p
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Philomena Callan Cheekypee
May 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is truly a brilliant read. I went to bed last night to reads chapter before I went to sleep and ended up reading the whole book.

I didn't read the synopsis before I read this book. I just knew I would read it as this author wrote it. Gladly I didn't read the synopsis as I felt burnt out with MMA reads. After reading this I'll be looking to read more MMA:)

Gabbi is a strong eighteen year old who is struggling to bring up her sister and brother.
The first time she goes to an MMA fight she meet
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Laura Watson
May 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review. I loved this book, I loved the characters and their chemistry. Gabby was badass and such a strong independent woman. I could not put this book down.
Tina
May 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Another great read! I wasn't so sure about this book at first, the h was only 17...but this author has a way with making it all come together!
Hooligan is a man with tons of fight in him. He has lost in his life and hasn't lived since. When he meets Gabbie he doesn't know what hits him. Gabbie is a 17 year old girl with the weight of the world on her shoulders. What does Gabbie do to deal with having the responsibility of her little brother and sister to deal with? She fights and fucks. When she
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Laura- BookBistroBlog
Feb 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Kylie, you have done it again! What a fantastic, page turning story you have written.

Have you ever felt like you have been dealt the crappy hand? Gabbi, has got to be the winner of the most horrible hand possible. At the young age of 17, she is handling the divorce of her parents, mother who has gone off the deep end not knowing how to swim and 2 younger siblings. Her father who is now remarried and raising a 'new' family has nothing to do with the 3 children from his first marriage. That is a
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Nadia Debowska-Stephens (Obsessed by Books)
"When I want something, I brawl for it. Fighting implies there's depths that I won't stoop to in order to get what I want. So if say I'm ready to brawl for you, that should tell you that there'll be no limits to what I do. To what I'm capable of."

This is my story by this author and I wasn't sure what to expect but I love a bit of tortured alphas beating out their misery in a ring so thought why the devil not! I was intrigued as its a twist with the fighter to be being a 17 year old "little girl"
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Reflections of a Book Geek
May 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
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This is the first book by Kylie Hillman I have read but I have to say I will definitely be having a look at her other books.

This book started a little slow for my liking and I had mixed up who the hero was going to be, I thought Nate was the H but I’m glad he wasn’t.

Gabby has had a hard life and has built walls around her heart to protect herself, she doesn’t form relationships with anyone and her only real friend is Amy. My heart hurt for her at times because she had to grow up so fast and lo
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Jan
4 Marshmallow stars

A HOT FAST MMA PACED READ

Gabbi is a fiery character which I liked. 17 and responsible for her sister and younger brother working in a gym she is a fighter to the core.

Hooligan is a lot older than Gabby, an MMA fighter who has previously been married and his backstory is touching.

Two explosive tempers meeting their match for once.

When Gabby and Hooligan first have a glimpse of each other, sparks fly it becomes a love hate relationship in the beginning.

Gabby has so much res
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She's a Lip Biter
Feb 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars

OMFG!!! I Loved This Book, I Loved The Story, The Characters And I Also Loved The Way The Book Was Written. It Was An Unusual Plot For Me As I Haven't Read Many Age Gap Books But Once You Overlook That Its A Great Piece Of Writing.

I Love A Strong, Sassy, Takes No Shit Women In A Book And Gabbi Was Just That, With Her No-Nonsense Approach To All That Goes On In Her World. Gabbi Refused To Let Anyone In Especially Men After The Disappointment Of Her Father. She Is Knocked Off Of Kilter Wh
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Jennifer Pierson
May 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
OMG Brawl is a heartbreaking, and a HIGHLY emotional read that I devoured in one sitting, as I LOVED every gut wrenching moment! Gabriella Mitchell is a fighter. At 17 years old, she is taking care of her two younger siblings while working, and finishing high school. With a father who left them for a new family, and a mother who is only interested in partying and gambling, there isn't anyone else to pay the bills, or make sure the kids are safe and in school. When she stumbles into her first Und ...more
Marika
Apr 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Such a beautiful story!
I love Gabby. She's fierce and loyal, strong and stubborn and she's definitely not afraid to tell it like it is.
She has to be strong for her brother and sister, and she have to be strong to protect herself.
Hooligan..well at the beginning I wasn’t much of a fan , but reading his Pov as well as Gabby made me change my mind so fast lol, especially knowing his story.
I love the angst, the push and pull, the desire and the sparring, both in the ring and verbally, and I love wat
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Maria Angie Mendoza
Apr 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Another winner for Kylie Hillman! What a phenomenal read!! Gritty, intense and fast paced, it was refreshing to read about about female character who was so vulnerable, yet so badass she did what she had to do to save her family and save herself in the process. Loved her character and despite her young age, she has lived a life 27 year olds can't handle. She enters the world of mma, to let off steam, to survive. And to help her achieve her dream, hot alpha and very broody Hooligan turns into her ...more
Kylie Hillman
Apr 03, 2016 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
"Couldn't put it down!"
"Finally! A strong female lead!"
"Exciting powerhouse read!"

This coming-of-age tale is about more than MMA. There's themes of hate, hope, and healing - featuring a barely legal girl, who's wise beyond her years, and a much older man, who might have found love in the last place he thought possible.

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GypsyBelle
May 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
Emotional, heartbreaking, pull you into the story writing. That is just some of the worlds that come to mind when trying to write this review. This book had me so high on my emotions that I had to take a few days to write the review. Not only are the main character's strong and amazing, the secondary characters are on the same level. I can't wait to read about them.......If you are looking for an emotional, make your eyes leak, pull at your heartstrings story then Brawl by Kylie Hillman is the b ...more
Ashley Carr, LSoR
May 26, 2016 rated it really liked it

Love this book!!! This is the first book I've read it by Kylie Hillman, and I will definitely be reading more of her books. The only part in the book that bothered me was The age difference between Gabbi and Hooligan, but that can be overlooked. Overall great book!!!
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Shannon Godwin
Apr 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
GREAT GREAT BOOK! What a wonderful read! I loved it! Hooligan comes across so hard and dark. he's anything but that. Cammi seems so rough & sleeps around.... She's anything but that!
I loved how they build up to sex & there's not sex all through the book. Even if it is spoken of a lot!
This is an all around great book!
 ♡♡~Cyborg-Scifi-Lover~♡♡
Ready.... Set... & FIGHT!

I really love it that there is a strong female lead in it!
Its a wonderful storyline along with amazing characters.
It didn't disappoint.
I would recomment too anyone who loves to read about a female fighter.
Janneke Wolbers
I started this book late in the evening telling myself i could read one or two chapters... I was wrong.. it sucked me in... and what a twist... well if you wanna know about that.. read it
Joanna  helms
May 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
great read.. I loved it.. if u haven't read it yet, u are missing out.. grab it, read it and enjoy
Marta
Oct 18, 2016 rated it liked it
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Vanessa Lawford
May 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I loved Brawl.
The way that Kylie Hillman describes the world of underground MMA is so indepth that you feel like you are there and its happening all around you.
Camille
I've read Kylie Hillman's work before and gave the entire Black Shamrock MC series 5 stars, if I recall. So, my expectations for this book were high. I'm a bit puzzled as to just what didn't work for me, but I've decided it was Gabbi, the h. She was young, under-age, for most of the book and I felt like it was reflected in her angry attitude. I understand that her life stank in some very real ways, but her "leave me alone or I'll beat you" attitude just didn't set right with me. I had a hard tim ...more
Dilek VT
Oct 21, 2018 marked it as not-appealing
A barely legal girl of 17 years old with a much older man (thirty something years old...).
Nope, not my cuppa.
Michelle Austin
May 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing

Title:Brawl
Author:Kylie Hillman
Reviewer:M. Austin
Release Date:5-12-16
Genre(s):MMA Standalone
Page Count:300
Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5
Rating: 5stars out of 5
Blurb:

Gabriella Mitchell is a fighter.

She fights to keep her family together after her parent's divorce.
She fights to keep her siblings safe and in school.
She fights because it's the only thing keeping her sane.

Stumbling across an underground MMA fight ring in Sydney, her blood roars as she watches the ruthless Hayden "Hooligan" Harvie w
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Melissa Mendoza
May 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: alpha-book-club
Title: Brawl
Author: Kylie Hillman
Release Date: May 12, 2016
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 300
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Blurb:

Gabriella Mitchell is a fighter.

She fights to keep her family together after her parent's divorce.
She fights to keep her siblings safe and in school.
She fights because it's the only thing keeping her sane.

Stumbling across an underground MMA fight ring in Sydney, her blood roars as she watches the ruthless Hayden "Hooligan" Harvie wit
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Books Laid Bare
May 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
There are situations where men and women are equal in my eyes and when Gabbi decided that she was going to do what she did best and provide for her family, albeit using her fists then that was her decision to make. The resistance that Hooligan initially had towards that said more about him than it did her but I am not one to hold a grudge and by the end I was content in the fact that he had turned my opinion of him around, good man!
The author really went to town with this pair, they are certain
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Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
May 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Fighter Gabriella Mitchell is doing everything a 17 year old girl has to do to keep her family together. Dealing with the aftermath of her parent's divorce, she fights to keep her siblings safe. When she sees merciless fighter Hayden "Hooligan" Harvie, she knows he is the trainer to take her professional.

Hooligan Harvie has a tragic past that makes him a firm believer that girls have no business in the MMA. But when he sees just how talented and devoted Gabriella is in the ring, against his bett
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Fiction  Vixens Blog
May 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book that I've read by Kylie Hillman and I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed this great story .Kylie Hillman has given us a story that will just suck you in from start to finish and then will leave us wanting more from this author. The secondary character were just amazing and the main characters were touching and loving and between them all they made this story flow smoothly.This story is about two last souls that become whole again. This is about Gabriella Mitchell who's a ...more
Philena
May 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Who would've known that deep beneath this MC author's dark writing exterior you would find a woman so equipped to write such a powerful and beautiful love story about two people battling life's everyday demons. It's emotionally driven and has surpassed anything that I had expected from this author. Once again, Kylie has thrown me for a loop with what she's capable of accomplishing.

Gabriella Mitchell never imagined that one change in her typical, ordinary life would push her into adulthood prema
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Jennifer Lessard
Apr 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this in exchange for an honest review.
Let me start by saying that I am a HUGE sucker for MMA Fighter Romances! The only other genre I like as much, if not more are MC Romances! This is my first book by Kylie Hillman but I can certainly promise that it will not be my last! I have to say first off that the story line is amazing! The whole time I was reading this book, not once did any of it feel forced or fake. It was completely realistic and believable! Also it was never chop
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