Friday, May 10, 2013

After Math by Denise Grover Swank ~ Tour Stop & Giveaway

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Title: After Math (Off the Subject, #1)
Author: Denise Grover Swank
Release date: March 12, 2013
Publisher: Self-Published
Age Group: New Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Tour organized by: AToMR Tours
 

Math smart girl? Hot bad boy soccer player? Yes, please! 

Read it in a few hours! Couldn't put it down!


Source:  Received an eBook copy in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Book Description:

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 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?


My Thoughts:


5 stars - You will fall in love with Tucker!

If you follow my blog, you probably know that I'm a middle school math/computer teacher.  When I saw this book about a college math student, I had to read it.  AND I am so glad I did.  The only regret is that I read it Sunday after RT and so I didn't know just how fabulous this book is.  I passed up meeting the author at the book fair.  *hangs head* So sorry about that!  This is definitely a keeper kinda book and I wish I had got the signed paperback.

MUST start with Tucker.  I love Tucker.  He's my favorite kinda bad boy.  He's the man whore of campus, never staying with one girl beyond a hook-up.  Been in a few fights.  Fighting to keep his soccer scholarship because of discipline and grades.  A gifted star on the soccer fields, this boy is rough but he has some reasons. Not telling his secrets very easily, I fell totally in love with him, hard.  His reaction to Scarlett is unique.  He sees she's different.  He trusts her, some, well enough to be himself around her instead of the cocky bad boy everyone else gets.  He needs Scarlett and not just for math tutoring.  I loved that.

Scarlett is right up my alley.  I loved her immediately.  One of the few girls tackling the math major, she doesn't really date.  Her past still haunts her, causing her anxiety and stress.  She finds relief working the math problems in her homework.  Her friends protect her but they think she should break out of her shell.   It takes alcohol to calm her enough to go to a party.  Meeting Tucker cracks that shell, though, as she learns that being around him calms her more than working math problems.  But both are broken.  It's a rough ride.

I started this thinking I'd just check it out while I had some extra time.  I planned on reading something else first.  That went by the way, as I looked down and was 1/3 of the way through without even noticing.  The pages were a blur.  Loved it so much.

It's new adult and sexy as hell.  It's broken souls healing each other.  It's a perfect distraction.  If those things appeal to you, then run and grab this one!  It's only $.99 as an eBook!



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27 comments:

  1. Thanks for the great giveaway! Hope you have a wonderful day! :)

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  2. This one does sound sort of great!

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  3. Sounds interesting. Thanks!
    MCantu1019 at aol dot com

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  4. Thanks for your thoughts, I will definitely have to check this book out!

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  5. This sounds really good. I think I am going to get it right now!! :) (not that I have any time to read it, but at least I will have it when I'm ready)

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  6. Great review. I just loved Tucker to.

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  7. Thank you so much for participating in my blog tour, and I'm so happy you liked AFTER MATH! :)

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  8. Thanks for the great review! Being a math major myself I just had to get this one.

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  9. Great review Val! I'm going to have to pick this one up! :-)

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  10. I knew you'd love this, Val. Great review!

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  11. Unfortunately, I didn't like this one bit. I just couldn't connect w/the characters & there wasn't enough depth as I usually like. I also couldn't really believe their love. I did like Tucker though. Glad you liked it so much though, lol. Great review!

    Vi
    Confessions of a Vi3tBabe
    Deity Island

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  12. I loved the review. The idea of two broken souls healing each other seems very appealing to me.

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  13. I just bought my copy. So excited, thanks for the review!!

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  14. This sounds really good. Cant wait to read it. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  15. Sounds like a great book!

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  16. I know I"m going to love this book. I got a copy at the Boston Author Event. I can't wait to read it.

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  17. I want it!!! I want it!!! That it all!

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  18. A soccer star and a math geek? I'm going to love this book. I already know it. :)

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  19. I read math geek and thought, "SOLD!" Immediately clicked the goodreads link. I am head over heels in love with this premise. Now to amazon!

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  20. oh wow, this sounds really good!!

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  21. This book sounds like such an entertaining read. Will have to add this to my TBR

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  22. Wow five stars! This book sounds good; thanks for the giveaway.

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  23. After Math sounds like and emotionally intense and sexy read. Can't wait to meet Tucker!

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  24. This book sounds really good. I want to read it so bad.

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  25. Great review, and thanks for the giveaway :)

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  26. Thank yor for this great giveaway

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