Friday, May 31, 2013

Review: After Math

Title:  After Math
Author:  Denise Grover Swank
Genre:  New Adult
Publisher:  Createspace
Release Date:  March 11, 2013
File Size/Pages:  623 KB/251 pgs
Source:  CLP Blog Tour

My Rating:  5/5

Summary:  Scarlett Goodwin’s world is divided into Before and After. Before she agreed to tutor Tucker Price, college junior Scarlett was introvert, struggling with her social anxiety disorder 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?

Review:  This is the third novel I've read by Denise, and it was absolutely amazing! Scarlett Goodwin is a quiet girl, struggling with a social anxiety disorder, who loves math. She meets Tucker Price, the popular soccer player, who's known to be a heartbreaking bad boy. Scarlett begins tutoring Tucker and they grow closer as time goes on. While she is helping Tucker with his math, he's helping her deal with her social anxiety in the form of running. The bond that is formed between the two of them is unforgettable. As I said before, I loved this novel; I read it during the week of finals and I couldn't keep it out of my hands long enough to concentrate. I love that Denise's main men in her novels are always crushworthy. By the end of the novel, I had a huge crush on Tucker and wanted to have Scarlett as my best friend. I didn't think I'd connect with Scarlett at first because I despise math, but that wasn't the case at all! Overall, this was a great novel. How great you might ask? So great to where I didn't want to pick up another novel when I was finished; that's how great it was! BUY THIS NOVEL IMMEDIATELY!!


Samantha March said...

Terrific review!

Denise Grover Swank said...

Thank you so much for being part of my blog tour! I'm so happy you loved After Math! <3