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4.24  ·  Rating details ·  746 Ratings  ·  165 Reviews
All men suck! They lie, cheat, and break women's hearts. I'd all but given up on relationships when I met Ethan Harlow, a drop-dead gorgeous boxer at Kidd's Gym.

He was sexy, muscular, tattooed, and talented.

So, I decided to give boxing - and men - one last try.

My name is Jaz. I'm a boxer. This story is about my rise to fame, all the while doing the two things I enjoyed mor
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Published May 17th 2016 by Eralde Publishing, LLC
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"My name's Beth, but no on ever calls me by my name, either. They call me Jaz. It's short for Jasmine. This is my story. It's about fighting, fucking, and falling in love. In that order."

Brawler is a knockout! A story of "fighting, fucking, and falling in love.", it punches you straight in the gut, steals your breath, and just when you think you are down for the count, you are pressed deeper before being pulled back to life.

"Hoping to find love, I took advantage of most
Leona (Books Inside The Keep)
Hold the phone! Everyone stop what you're doing and read Brawler right freaking now!

Nothing that Scott Hildreth has ever written before could've prepared me for the uniqueness, gloriousness, and life-escaping beauty of all that Brawler was. In having read a lot of books, you would think that one would become desensitized to the hope of finding an original, virgin storyline in a genre that is filled with overused tropes and storylines that share similarities; a diamond amongst other stones. But t
I wanted to love this desperately!!


I just couldn't get into the MMC.

Meet Jaz


From the moment the first word left her mouth, I knew she'd be awesome.

"This is my story. It's about fighting, fucking, and falling in love. In that order."

Simple, right? But the author had me itching to know this chick's story.

So book begins...

Some asshole tries to take her bag. She curses him out and puts an ass whooping on him. She's had boxing training & is a natural talent, but she's never had the opp
May 19, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars

Brawler surprised me. I ended up enjoying it way more than I first thought I would. The characters are what really makes this story special. They are interesting and unforgettable. Jaz the heroine is not the typical heroine I prefer to read about. I am normally all about sweet and quite heroines but Jaz is strong, feisty and funny. The more I read of Brawler the more I loved her. Ethan was a fantastic hero too. He is quite, strong, supportive and sweet in his own way. There is also some
Scott Hildreth
May 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Like strong heroines who are humble? Read. This. Book.

Jaz Briscoe is a bad ass. Plain and simple. She has the ability to beat anyone’s ass. But you’d never know it.

Raised at the hand of her abusive father after her mother died during her birth, her means of escape (from 11 until she was 16) was to box (yes, the fighting type).

Her trainer died when she was sixteen, and it appears from what she says (although we don’t see this part of her life) that she then turned to sex.

Now 24, the book begin
Malene_D *BadAndDirtyBooks*
May 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What a fantastic and beautiful gem this story was. I was instantly hooked from the first couple of pages. This was not my first book by Hildreth and it definitely won't be my last. What I've learned from reading his books is that he excels in writing strong characters who shines throughout the story which always comes out as interesting and different. The writing was flawless and kept me entertained from start to finish.

Brawler was just that and much more to me. It was about dedication, love and
Jen Campbell
May 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
LMAO—Yes I am riding a VICTORY high!!!! I am not a huge sports fan, I usually have a book in my lap when we watch as a family and I have never understood how my sweet laid back husband can go crazy and lose it over a game, until now. Because Scott Hildreth’s latest novel Brawler put me in crazy lose it mode many, many, times. I truly do not want a coffee house discussion over this book I want a VICTORY celebration!!!

Kat  Chadwick
May 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
If you have never read one of Scott Hildreth's books, never let the fact that it happens to be an erotic romance trick you into thinking that it is "smut." While he can certainly bring major heat in his books, and he does on various levels, depending on what the story line calls for, he ALWAYS, gives us a GREAT STORY with GREAT LIFE LESSONS, of some form or another, with a much needed dose of LOVE. And this book is no different.

Jaz Briscoe has had a very hard life. So much so, that she only see
J. Kahele
May 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sports-romance
I have read a lot of Scott Hildreth books and I have to say he is becoming one of my favorite authors. What I love the most about his writing, is that he is not afraid to pull emotions both bad and good out of readers when writing his characters. His characters are often raw and flawed and exhibit behavior at times that is so real, you feel like you know them, or could befriend them.

Jaz is no different. " This is my story. It's about fighting, fucking, and falling in love. In that order."

May 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I LOVED this book. This is my first by this author and definitely won't be my last. The writing is so great and he promises to never write cheating into his story line. In this story the angst comes from outside sources which don't include OW/OM. This story proves he uses his imagination to come up with other ways to hook a reader unlike so many authors today. The love between the MCs in this book is flawless and selfless. They both come from tough backgrounds but learn what it is to truly love ...more
Brawler is hands down one of the best books I've read. I'm not going to lie, I was nervous about Jaz because I was afraid she was not going to have a soft side. I was so wrong. Jaz was tough yet vulnerable, sweet yet in your face. My all time favorite h. Ethan, my God that man. Secure with himself, he was exactly what Jaz needed in her life. He proved that love could last. That not everyone walked away. This book had me all over the place with feelings...I was happy, crying, angsty, swooning. I ...more
May 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fighters
I wondered if this would ever happen an honestly I didn't expect it, never thought I would see the day Scott Hildreth could make me tear up.
I have never, ever cried while reading a Scott Hildreth book. I have never yelled at him either.

Until Brawler.

Y'all who are Hildreth fans or addicts are used to the sexy, tattooed, bulky as hell boxers in these books. Well, your about to meet the female equivalent of Shane Dekkar.
Jaz is a Badass, yes with a capital B. She had a rough start, is down on her l
Momma Hellmouth
My Review of BRAWLER by Scott Hildreth
My Rating 5 Knock You’re A$$ Out STARS!!
Brawler is “NOT” to be missed. This is a “MUST READ”!! Book Hang-Over Here I Come!
This story was a breath of fresh air! Creativity at it’s finest! Scott Hildreth’s has a way of telling a story. I know I say this with each book I read of Scott’s, but I do believe out of all of them I’ve read, and I’ve read many. “I Now have a new favorite”!
Brawler is an amazing read, it has depth with each character the storyline is un
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I was a bit hesitant reading this due to the storyline of the book but I'm a huge fan of Scott Hildreth. The book didn't disappoint me . I was catapulted into a sweaty gym with Jazz, Ripp and Ethan.

While reading the first few chapters I was wondering where Scott was taking us. Jazz and Ethan had troubled pasts that stopped them from jumping into an emotional relationship. It didn't stop them from having hot and sweaty sex.

Along with the relat
Heather C
Jun 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
I'm starting to see a pattern with me lately. There are a lot of authors that I have heard of and have bought their books but haven't read them yet. Good for the author support, bad for the bank account. :) Scott Hildreth is one of those authors. So as far as this goes, he's a new to me author because this is the first book I've read of his.

I was instantly excited to read this book when I read the blurb. A bad ass female fighter? Umm, yeah, sign me up for that! Add the fact that it seems like s
May 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book was so Amazing!! I fell in love with SH's Fighter Series and the wonderful characters he created, so to say I was excited to get more Mike "Ripp" Ripton would be an understatement.

Jaz has basically been on her own since escaping her abusive father when she was eighteen. She's beautiful and tough and had no idea what her life was missing until the day she met Ripp and Ethan. They witness her kicking a guy's a$$ who was trying to steal her backpack. Ripp immediately sees how talented Ja
May 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Confession time: this was my first Scott Hildreth book.

Recovered from the shock yet?

Now, I'm going to do my utmost best at keeping this spoiler-free, but trust me when I say this is one of my favorite books so far for 2016. By the end of the first chapter, I loved Jaz, she's one of the most kick-ass snarky young women I've had the pleasure of reading. And by kick-ass, I literally mean that (just read the first chapter to get a general idea of her badass-ness). I loved that she was street smart a
Suzi (Obsessive Reading Disorder)
4.5 Stars!

My first foray into Scott Hildreth's writing was with his fighter series. Shane Dekker and Mike Ripton are memorable characters. I've recommended that series more than any other of his starting with Undefeated. If you have read that series, you are going to LOVE Brawler! This story takes place after the conclusion of the other series. Ripp is a trainer now in Dekk's gym. He happens upon a feisty scrapper of a woman beating up a potential thief. Jaz has not trained in years but takes Ri
May 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Full Disclosure: This is not like ANY other male-written romance I've ever read. Typically (at least some of the ones I have read), the male authors basically make it porn in word form. Meaning there's no background story - it's just a bunch of random boning and usually group, threesome, etc. NOW that being said, that type of stuff has it's time and place and NOT every male romance/erotica author writes like that.

Brawler is the story of Jaz who is one tough @$$ chick. Girl can fight and soon fi
Yesenia Gonzalez
Very interesting book, I've haven't read a book were the heroine was very alpha like. Jaz is a girl who happened to beat up a guy trying to steal her backpack and Ethan & Ripp happend to be there. Ripp is a coach boxing coach which he sees that Jaz has really good skills. Jaz was amazing in the ring and a very strong women, she decided she wanted Ethan and she went for it which I liked it was cute how she was tough but still couldn't tell him how she felt she got all nervous. Ethan was not w ...more
Shannon Mcfarland
May 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Let me first start off by saying that Brawler is another Amazing book by Scott Hildreth. I am in awe of this man and his ability to write so many good, no GREAT books. One of my favorite things about his books, like with Brawler, is that he brings in past characters that we love, but the book is one in its self. Meaning, you don't have to read any of the prior books to know what is going on with the past characters and you will love them just the same!

Jaz is so spunky (I would use other words to
Reviews from the Heart (Kimberly Anne)
Brawler is so much more than a story about a fighter, and nothing like the normal fighter stories we usually have to read. What’s one of the main differences? Our fighter that is training is none other than Jaz, short for Jasmine. That’s right, we have a female fighter, and she is amazing. I loved this story, from the very first chapter all the way through to the end. Normally when I read a book, I watch to see how far in I am, and how much I have left to read. With Brawler, I was so stuck in th ...more
Jen Cothran
BRAWLER is laugh-tastic, finger-flippin-funny and will leave you with the FEELS!!! Growing up you always think you may have it bad, but you find out going through life, some have it worse. But it doesn't have to define you...but it can make you stronger.
Jaz (Beth) Briscoe is someone you want to cheer for and you feel so many emotions reading this story of her rise in the boxing world. Having Ripp as her trainer is nothing short of laugh-tastic and Kelsey is just as finger-flippin-funny as ever.
May 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was so looking forward reading Brawler by Scott Hildreth. I can say that Scott gives you 100%, when he writes a story. Hands down this book is one of my favorites he has written.
“On that day, the 6th of June, I turned twenty-five in the presence of one grumpy old fucker, my trainer and the man I was quickly falling in love with. And it was the best day of my entire life.”
This is the story of Jasmine aka Jaz who didn’t have the best life growing up, but that didn’t stop who she wanted to be re
May 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
4 Hashtag F#@K yes stars!

What a thoroughly entertaining story. Jaz Briscoe is a gal down on her luck in Austin Texas. She has just been kicked to the curb, literally, by her boyfriend and is struggling to make ends meet. When a tattooed loser tries to steal her backpack she beats the crap out of him and gets the attention of Rip, a boxer and trainer. He sees something special in Jaz and offers to train her. She also meets Ethan and the attraction is instant. As she starts to train everyone reali
Missy Fulkerson
May 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Hold on tight because here comes Jaz and she's not stopping until she's on top! Brawler is a fast-paced rags-to-riches story with a heroine that you will love from the first page. Jaz has had a rough life, an abusive father and no mother. When she has a chance meeting with Ripp and Ethan, things change drastically...professionally and personally. Ripp trains her to be the best boxer she can be and Ethan makes her believe in love again, maybe for the first time.
Brawler is a smokin hot read that
May 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OMG.... if I could give Brawler more than 5 stars I would... that's how incredibly Epic Brawler is... definitely a must read for 2016....

Jaz is 100% badass.. I love her.. she is a take the bull by the horns kinda girl... totally and completely epic.... ( when I grow up I want to be Jaz)

On the worse day of Jaz's life was also the best day of her life.. not only did it bring Mike Ripton in to her life it also brought Ethan.

On click this book... you will not be disappointed...... come and read this
Christy Godfrey
May 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wow! I have come to expect the unexpected from this author but Jazz is one of a kind! Jazz wants Ethan from the moment she lays eyes on him and she's determined to have him. It broke my heart, though, the way she was waiting for him to leave her, just so sad. Their journey is gut wrenching and filled with love, lust, joys and heartbreak.
And, Ripp is back! OMG, I love him! He's my favorite BBF! It was great to see the new gym and Dekk and Kelsey, and have I mentioned, Ripp is back!
Cocktails and Books
Jun 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Jazz is a bad ass! Unbelievable book. Full review to come.
Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
5 Stars!

Are you ready for Scott Hildreth to rock your world once again? I swear this man is amazing and completely brilliant. Once again, he gave me a unique book that entertained and intrigued me to the absolute max. Once I started this book, I couldn't put it down and found myself reading late into the night until this book devoured me and I devoured it right back. Scott Hildreth is one of my very favorite authors and this book proves just that.

Brawler was the perfect romance and probably my
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