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She's the last thing he needs, but she's the only thing he wants...as long as it's behind closed doors.

It was supposed to be a one-time thing. No one would find out; no one would have to know. And then once turned into twice, and twice turned into several times a week, and now pierced, punk-loving, rebellious Tia Lanning is banging Mason Brooks, the big man on campus and M
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Kindle Edition, 150 pages
Published October 25th 2016 by Bright Publishing, LLC
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Irene
5 stars

I loved My Strongest Weakness, it was a fun, emotional and sweet romance that grabbed my interest from the first page.

I really connected with Tia, loved everything about her and she holds a special place in my heart.
Mason was hot and sexy and you couldn't help but fall for him but at times he was such a guy, totally clueless... I wanted to smack him a few times, but when he finally stepped up and acknowledged what we all could see that he loved Tia all was forgiven and I was left with a
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Stacee
Oct 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2016
I've always been a fan of Brighton's words, so I don't even look at the synopsis any longer. As long as her name is on the cover, I'll read it.

I loved Tia and Mason. They're so different and yet so similar. I truly enjoyed reading them figure out how to make a relationship out of the twisted hook ups.

One of my main things I love about Brighton's work is that we're guaranteed a HEA, and this was no exception. My only complaint is that I would have liked a bit more from the ending, but that's mo
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Jamie C
Oct 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
This had a really good plot and I liked both MC's. I only wish that it was longer!
Sheryl
Oct 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
*4.5 stars*
Tina ( As Told By Tina )
Mar 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
This review was originally posted on As Told By TinaThe cover of My Strongest Weakness caught my attention from the moment it popped up on my Amazon recommendations. Then I read the synopsis and I debated purchasing right that second. I was hesitant for two reasons it was only 81 pages ( according to Amazon, goodreads says its 150) and it was $2.99. I kept asking myself if I should take the risk and be blown away by an author I’ve never read or be out $2.99 for a book I didn’t enjoy. I decided t ...more
Teresa Mary Rose
I can always count on Brighton to deliver a sexy and good story and that is exactly what she did with My Strongest Weakness. I devoured this novella and I really loved both Tia and Mason. I also loved that it took place during the nineties. That was fun.

On paper, Tia and Mason do not work and are opposites in every single way, but in this case opposites attract. The problem is they have both made a mess of things by keeping everything a secret. We all know how cliques work and both of them fall
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Callixta
Oct 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
Brighton Walsh est une auteure un peu inégale mais elle signe ici une nouvelle simple et classique mais très mignonne qui raconte l’histoire d’un quarterback, star montante du foot dans sa fac et d’une jeune étudiante en cinéma qui n’est vraiment pas issu du même milieu.

Quand l’histoire commence, Tia et Mason ont entamé une relation secrète qui dure depuis quelques semaines. Tous les deux sont tombés d’accord pour maintenir le secret. Mason, appartient à une fraternité dont il vise la présidence
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Timitra
Oct 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
I love a good opposites attract story and My Strongest Weakness so was that.The attraction between Mason and Tia was magnetic, they tried not to want each other but it didn't work the pull was too strong. I really enjoyed this story, I just couldn't put it down so I read it in one sitting. I didn't expect it to pack such an emotional punch being that it's a novella but it did. This is my first time reading this author but I won't be my last.


ARC provided by author in exchange for a honest review
Valerie
Oct 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016-reads
I love this author. Her stories are always easy to slip into, sexy to spent time with, and satisfying to finish.

Mason and Tia are strong characters that come alive on the page. Though this is a novella and we come into their relationship after it's started, the relationship feels real. These two come from very different worlds yet they are soul mates. They balance each other and I cheered for them both.

I loved the message that was woven into this one. We're comfortable with people that have sim
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Bella Rokie
Sep 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is not a review. This is just a compliment which I think this book deserves from my point of view. The story is perfect!!! I love Tia so much. I love her character, her personality, her charisma, and I just love how when I'm reading her, it's like I was in her f mind (lol) But yes I agree that this book is perfect if only it was longer..
Sarah Bailey
Jul 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this novella. In the short time we had with them, Brighton created multidimensional characters with insecurities, dreams, and fears. I loved watching them get pulled in by each other and the 90's pop references were awesome.
Mandy Moffat
Apr 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A really enjoyable short read.

Tia and Mason were well written complex characters. There was plenty of steam and passion, and a very touching and heartfelt HEA
Vanessa McCarthy
Jun 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Good read my heart jumped with tia every time he walked by
Layla
Mar 19, 2017 rated it it was ok
2 Stars
Priscilla Garcia
Feb 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
It's been too long since I read something like this, sadly it was a short novel.
I love reading about opposite attract. Celebrity with antifan (now is usually fan who is obsessed, wants to bang the celebrity and they get their way), Nerd with popular kid, Emo/punk/ with football/popular (like in this case), the age gap. Because usually in those situations there is always something that gets in their way; laws, pressure, because you don't want to risk being made fun off, lose popularity. And with
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Alice La Lettrice Incantata
Nov 04, 2016 rated it did not like it
My strongest weakness parla di una giovane ragazza, Tia, di cui non si sa nulla ma che una sera va ad una festa con la sua migliore amica e li nel corridoio buio di una fraternità fa impazzire Mason, un giocatore di football, con cui ha una relazione segreta da mesi... le regole dovevano essere chiare: non parlarsi in pubblico e non invadere gli spazi altrui. Ma qualcosa in questo rapporto cambia e la voglia di vedersi e toccarsi si fa sempre più forte e entrambi cominciano ad avere problemi nel ...more
★Bookish Girls★
Nov 04, 2016 rated it did not like it
My strongest weakness parla di una giovane ragazza, Tia, di cui non si sa nulla ma che una sera va ad una festa con la sua migliore amica e li nel corridoio buio di una fraternità fa impazzire Mason, un giocatore di football, con cui ha una relazione segreta da mesi... le regole dovevano essere chiare: non parlarsi in pubblico e non invadere gli spazi altrui. Ma qualcosa in questo rapporto cambia e la voglia di vedersi e toccarsi si fa sempre più forte e entrambi cominciano ad avere problemi nel ...more
Becca
Oct 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Brighton Walsh has once again managed to amaze me with her fantastic storytelling in My Strongest Weakness. This talented author packs some great character growth and genuine emotion into these few pages, leaving me desperate for more. Brighton had me effortlessly falling in love with Mason and Tia and I’d gladly take a full length novel and then some of this fun, sexy couple. Tia and Mason couldn’t be more opposite, yet their chemistry is undeniable. From the second this story began, their conn ...more
Candy
Oct 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
My Strongest Weakness by Brighton Walsh ended up translating to a love that embodied the expression ‘opposites attract’. What I really enjoyed the most was that I think everyone, at one point in their lives, could relate to Mason and Tia. Mason was the perfect jock that everyone wanted to be or to date. Tia was the complete opposite, the girl who looked different, acted different, and just gave a standoffish vibe. While they never thought they could work together, Mason and Tia were insanely att ...more
Ashley
New Adult meets 90’s nostalgia in Brighton Walsh’s My Strongest Weakness. As my first story from Walsh I wasn’t sure what to expect but I was highly satisfied. An opposites attract trope mixed with all the things I miss from growing up in the 90’s had me laughing, cringing, and falling in love with Tia and Mason.

Tia is that girl you look at and can’t help but think “Why?” about. She’s a bit grunge, a bit goth, and kind of emo as well. As a film student she’s been filming her fellow students abou
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Katie Rios
Oct 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
I was really in the mood for something really specific when I picked this book up, and I wasn't sure if it would fit the bill, but I thought I'd give it a try. I don't enjoy novella's as much as full length novels. I read them mostly to satisfy the need to read something, but they almost never turn out like I hope. I always want more, more back story, more ... story. But with this one? It didn't even phase me. It moved quick, but it was refreshing to read that the characters had already started ...more
Honestly Honest Bookworm
Favorite Quotes:
- Snapping my head up, I look at him, then glance around to see if anyone else sees what I see-this guy who's all wrong in this space. In my space. A square peg trying to fit in a round hole, too awkward to do anything but stand out there.
- Maybe she's worth everything.
- He's everything I never thought I wanted, but it's perfect.

It's everything.
- My opposite. My balance. My strongest weakness.
Jo
Dec 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I <3 90's!

This novella was a great little read! I don't read much contemporary romance & was given this as a gift. I loved the 90's references and the yin & yang of the couple. I felt the writing style was easy to read with a good flow to the story. It was easy to relate to the context despite being British & having no idea about Greek fraternities too!
Melissa
Nov 04, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cute quick read!

FOUR STARS
⭐⭐⭐⭐

Miss Brighton Walsh brought all the feels to My Strongest Weakness. Though the book is a quick read (under an hour for me) it leaves you with a smile on your face and sense of conclusion!
_Sandra_
Nov 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
4.5★
Sabrina
Oct 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
I liked this book a lot. I liked how it dealt with stereotyping and how hard it is no matter who you are you struggle with your status.
Anne
Oct 28, 2016 rated it liked it
I liked the characters and the plot a lot but sadly it is a novella. In other words too short to be able to deliver a satisfying read.
Jiyoung
Nov 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016, not-bad
Short, pleasant read!
I liked the theme of this book which was about a sense of belonging and understanding difference.
Cassie
Oct 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
Brighton writes the most best angsty and gritty relationships. This book contains 90s nostalgia and the cutest relationship that I cheered for throughout the whole book.
Amanda
Nov 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016, kindle
How does Brighton always write my favorite tropes so beautifully?! I want to rent space in her brain. Is that weird?
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Brighton Walsh spent nearly a decade as a professional photographer before deciding to take her storytelling in a different direction and reconnect with her first love: writing. When she’s not pounding away at the keyboard, she’s probably either reading or shopping—maybe even both at once. She lives in the Midwest with her husband and two children, and, yes, she considers forty degrees to be hoodi ...more