Seizing Control (Black Shamrocks MC Book 1) by Kylie Hillman – A Review

Seizing Control Cover Kylie HIllmanSeizing Control (Black Shamrocks MC Book 1)

By Kylie Hillman

Kylie Hillman Synopsis
“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.

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 behind her, once and for all?

They say when life gives you lemons; make lemonade. What happens when life keeps sending you demons who refuse to stay buried? Do you lie down and accept defeat or rise to the seemingly unwinnable challenge, and start SEIZING CONTROL?

Disclaimer: This story contains graphic situations that may not be suitable for all readers.”

The synopsis was borrowed from the book’s description on

Kylie Hillman Review2155427 nude mermaid illustration in blue colors with shine effeSeizing Control is an action filled thrill ride of a contemporary romance, heavily soaked in suspense.

There is so much going on in this book that I wondered if poor Lainey (the main character) would ever catch a moment when chaos wasn’t hanging over her like a  dense fog.

I will warn you that there are quite a few triggers present in this book, some you may not even really consider being present in an MC novel. For me, the content and the “triggers” made Seizing Control an epic and very memorable read. I finished this book a few weeks ago, and have read may books in between reading it and posting this review. It is still fresh in my mind.

Kylie Hillman surprised me. In the past I have read MC books and they didn’t jive, the lingo wasn’t present, and it was almost like no research was done. Just toss in a few motorcycles and call it an MC types…

NOT KYLIE THOUGH, her experience and passion for riding her Harley laces every word written in Book One of The Black Shamrocks MC Series.

To say I enjoyed this book would be an understatement, my mind is still tingling with thoughts of this book.


Kylie Hillman About the authorthis about the author section is brought to you via the Author’s amazon bio page.

Kylie Hillman is an Australian author.

Wife to a Harley-riding, boating and fishing, four-wheel driving typical Aussie bloke.
Mum to two crazy, adorable, and original kids.
Crohn’s Disease sufferer and awareness campaigner.
She is also an avid tea drinker, a connoisseur of 80s/90s rock music, and is known for lacing everything she says with sarcasm and inappropriate innuendo.

Formerly working in finance, she was forced to reevaluate her plans for her life when severe Crohn’s Disease brought her corporate career to a screeching halt. Restarting her childhood hobbies of writing and reading to alleviate the monotony of being sick and house bound, she found her calling and is enjoying life to the max. A typical day is spent in the “real” world where she hangs out with her awesome family and “book” world where she gets to chill with her fictional characters.

Kylie writes the books she wants to read. A lover of strong men who aren’t perfect and aren’t afraid to admit it, straight-talking women who embrace their vulnerabilities, and real life gritty stories, she hopes these themes shine through her writing. An avid reader of all genres, Kylie hopes to release books that keep the reader on the edge of their seat- be it with suspense, romance, or laughter.

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