'90s Playlist by Brighton Walsh
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: October 13, 2015
Format: eARC, How I got it: From the author
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Six stories of sex, love, and being young in the ‘90s, inspired by songs of the decade…
My Strongest Weakness by Brighton Walsh
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 Mr. All American. But banging him isn’t the problem. Falling for him is. Especially when he’s content to let her remain his dirty little secret.
While there are multiple stories in the ’90s Playlist Anthology, my rating and review is solely on Brighton Walsh’s My Strongest Weakness.
I’m a big fan of pretty much anything that takes me back to the ’90s, so I was over the moon when I heard Brighton Walsh, one of my favorite authors, was going to be part of a ’90s anthology. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on her story because, honestly, everything she writes is amazing, and a book set in one of my personal favorite decades was bound to be something magical. I wasn’t wrong.
Oh, Tia and Mason. Can I tell you just how much I loved them and their story? There’s a reason the whole “opposites attract” trope has been done over and over. The reason? It’s fantastic. How can you NOT love watching the punk rock chick and the frat boy together? Now, the whole secret hookup thing added another level to the story for sure. It further complicated the situation and made for some great drama. (And even a few tears from yours truly.) But as I read this book, I couldn’t help but see how, even through their differences, just how absolutely perfect Tia and Mason were for each other. And, in turn, just how perfect the story was for me.
I’m often concerned when I go into a story in an anthology that it won’t be enough story for me. That it won’t be long enough, there won’t be enough character development or growth and that the story will fall flat. Boy, did I have nothing to worry about here. My Strongest Weakness gave me wonderful, developed characters, SUPER HOT sexy times, a sweet romance and great character growth. I can’t ask for more from any book I read.
I thumbed through a couple of the other stories in this book and I’ll probably go back and read them sometime. Brighton’s was the one that I just couldn’t NOT read. And I’m glad I didn’t wait. I loved everything about it.
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.