Oct 4, 2014

After Math by Denise Grover Swank Review

After Math by Denise Grover Swank (Off The Subject #1)
Release Date : March 11th, 2013
Publisher; Createspace; 251 pages
Before she agreed to tutor Tucker price, college junior Scarlett was introvert, struggling with her social anxiety and determined to not end up living in a trailer park like her mother and her younger sister. A mathematics major, she goes to her classes, to her job in the tutoring lab, and then hides in the apartment she shares with her friend, Caroline.

After junior Tucker Price, Southern University’s star soccer player enters the equation, her carefully plotted life is thrown off its axis. Tucker’s failing his required College Algebra class. With his eligibility is at risk, the university chancellor dangles an expensive piece of computer software for the math department if Scarlett agrees to privately tutor him.Tucker’s bad boy, womanizer reputation makes Scarlett wary of any contact, let alone spending several hours a week in close proximity.

But from her first encounter, she realizes Tucker isn’t the person everyone else sees. He carries a mountain of secrets which she suspects hold the reason to his self-destructive behavior. But the deeper she delves into the cause of his pain, the deeper she gets sucked into his chaos. Will Scarlett find the happiness she’s looking for, or will she be caught in Tucker’s aftermath?

This book was a freebie from Kindle, based on that I went into it cautiously and not expecting much from the story, but I was very wrong. After Math is a good story with fun characters and a well set pace. It is not a a completely happy story, the characters aren't perfect and it isn't completely light hearted, but all those things add to a good read.

Scarlett is smart, Tucker is hot. Both of them have issues and you, the reader, have an engaging story that you wont want to put down. I read the whole thing in a single afternoon and have added the sequels, featuring characters mentioned in book 1, to my to read list.

For an afternoon After Math offers a distraction from studies and heavier books. It gives you a taste of love, a few laughs and a few tears. The characters have issues and fights which is a nice break from the fairy tale lives of some book characters. The friends are dependable, the parties are hopping and the homework is hard, but this story is breeze.

As a freebie this is a great starter to get you hooked on a trilogy of steamy romance with a hot, but flawed cast. Grab your book, a drink and some snacks and while away a weekend day or a sneaky weekday afternoon....Oh and don't forget your homework ;)

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