After Math

After Math

by Denise Grover Swank


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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?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781482658644
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/10/2013
Series: Off the Subject Series , #1
Pages: 250
Sales rank: 387,182
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.53(d)

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After Math (Off the Subject #1) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 114 reviews.
MargieS1 More than 1 year ago
Given To Me For An Honest Review After Math (Off the Subject Book 1) by Denise Grover Swank is a beautiful romantic must read. Once you begin reading it you won't be able  to stop until the end. Talk about page turner, wow. Scarlett has poor self-esteem. Tucker had a miserable childhood. It seems like they are  still stuck there. Scarlett is in college and works as a math tutor. Tucker needs to pass math. He has lost everything and has to do what he  needs in order to graduate college. Scarlett ends up as his tutor. With both of them in the misery loves company state, will they make it?  Will Scarlett begin to be more self-assured? What about Tucker? Will he make the grade in order to graduate? This book will tell you all. It  truly is a must read. In fact is a re-read over and over again. I gave this book 5 stars but it truly deserves more than that. It would make a great gift or even a great addition to your bookshelf. I highly recommend this book to everyone. I look forward to reading more of these by  Denise Grover Swank.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not quite what I was expacting. Scarlett and Tucker are complete opposites on the surface, but really are kindred spirits underneath. Denise hit the nail on the head with the "old soul" reference. They were both a little more broken/damaged that I would have liked or anticipated. The ending was a little too wrapped up for me as I would have loved to know the backlask/aftermath (pun intended) from the decisions at the end - specifically with Jason. He had quite a bit of input during the story. I can't imagine that there wasn't at least one more confrontation. Their feelings developed quickly, but that was in line with the length of the book. I loved the fact that I could feel what the characters were feeling while I was reading. I nearly cried a couple of times. That's a HUGE compliment to Denise. I'm not easily moved that way. This was far from what I consider the "traditional" love story, but it worked so well for the charaters. I enjoyed this read and would recommend it to anyone looking for a fairly quick read with an HEA. THANK YOU for that! I was getting a bit worried when I was getting closer to the end of the book. I look forward to reading the rest of the series.
TheAutumnReview More than 1 year ago
I got to read a lot of books while I was on vacation and After Math was one of those books. I was happy that I had the time to really just enjoy the book. I'm also sad that it's taken me so long to read it. I enjoyed Scarlett and Tucker's story.  Scarlett didn't have the best life growing up. She lived in a trailer park and was constantly criticised by her mom and sister. Not to mention the unwanted attention she got from her mom's boyfriends. So, when she left for college, she finally felt like she belonged. She loses herself in math. It comforts her and eases her mind. While she does well in her studies, she isn't exactly great on the social side of things. She doesn't go to parties or go out to bars. She spends her time studying or working in the math lab. I really liked Scarlett. She's a character that I didn't have a whole lot in common with, but could relate to.  Tucker is the guy on campus. He's gorgeous, he's a soccer star, and the ladies like him. It appears that everything comes easily for Tucker. And it does in a lot of ways. However, Tucker is struggling a bit with math, so he's required to get help in the math lab. He recognizes Scarlett from one of his math classes and seeks her out. There is something about her that he's attracted to. He begs her to be his tutor, but she refuses. She has no time for the likes of someone like Tucker. But, Tucker get his way and she ultimately becomes his tutor. It's probably no surprise that I would love Tucker. Sure, he's charming, flirty, and gives off the sexy vibe, but he's really very sweet too. I loved how he treated Scarlett. He was protective of her and he wanted her to feel special. One of things I liked about their relationship was when he teaches her how to run. I felt like they also got to bond during that time. He let her into his world a bit.  Overall, I really liked After Math. There's more to Tucker than I mentioned, so these two characters aren't simple people. They both have pasts that they struggled to overcome. Initially, they seem to be opposites, but they ended up having many things that tied them together. They made sense.  I liked this book so much that I had to have the second book as soon as I got home. My BFF assures me I will just love Redesigned. I can't wait! If you're looking for a good NA series to start, check this one out.  Quotes: ~I'm surrounded by people every day, yet I always feel so alone, no matter how hard I try to connect. It's as though a veil has been thrown over my heart, and no one has ever been able to tear it down. Until this boy. This unattainable, untouchable, unreliable boy.-pg 37 ~"I like you." His eyebrows lift, then he laughs softly. "I like you too." Then his laugh fades and his eyes darken. "I think I more than like you." "I more than like you too."-pg 150
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good short book about two broken college students name Scarlett & Tucker. 17+ because of language and sexual situations. Hoped for more of a longer ending, but worth reading!
WyoReaderAL 3 months ago
Who doesn't want to be the smart girl with a troubled past who gets to tutor the hot jock on campus. Add into the mix the Tucker has a sweet side and his own secrets and it is the perfect way to spend the day reading. I am a sucker for Rom-Coms and they just don't make them anymore so I have been sucked into books like this. They are much better because I also get to develop the characters and cast who I want in the leading roles and not depend on Hollywood. Will they get together? Will everything work out? You will just have to read it to find out!
brittanyh001 5 months ago
What an underrated series by Denise Grover Swank! The Off the Subject series does not get the attention or accolades it deserves. Aftermath was such a pleasant surprise! It follows the story of Scarlett and Tucker, two college students who could not be more different. Scarlett is an introverted math major, while Tucker is the popular soccer star. But they soon find out they have more in common than they think. This book tells such a raw and genuine story. I recommend reading this sweet yet emotional college romance. It is very well written and all of the characters have such depth. I can’t wait to read the next story!
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SamanthaLM More than 1 year ago
I loved this book so much! It is easily one of my top five favorite books. The characters are complex and not just one dimensional and I love that about them. There is a cute story line and I felt like I could really relate to the down-to-Earth main character. I could not put this book down! It’s such a great book.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book was ok... a lot of crying, and whining. Not a strong story line.
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Loved the main characters and I could really relate to Scarletts anxiety. Lots of intense emotions even before they got together. Only wish the story would have went on a little longer to unwind from the climax
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a good simple read. Very sweet.
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GenieMT More than 1 year ago
Once again Denise gives us a very good read. I would have given it 5 stars but for the youth of the characters. I have yet to be disappointed in anything I've read from this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book, highly reccomend it!
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I enjoyed it a lot! Good romance...sweet! A fun read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a really good story, worth the read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After Math had promise, but I felt that there was a lot of "telling" instead of "showing" in the story. I also felt that the characters needed further development and the dialogue didn't feel natural. The story was melodramatic at times. Even so, I felt compelled to read the story as I did like the premise and the characters. I do plan on reading another book by Denise Grover Swank; I just hope that it improves upon what I felt were the failings within After Math. P.S. This is the same review I submitted to GoodReads.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book! Def need to read!
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MaryJoMI More than 1 year ago
Fireworks and butterflies ... Denise Grover Swank sucks you into Scarlett and Tucker's world. Scarlett is a math major that suffers from severe anxiety in group/social situations - anything that she hasn't done before. Tucker is the school soccer star and is failing math so he seeks out Scarlett to be his tutor. Tucker likes Scarlett, she treats him like a normal guy, not the school soccer star, which is foreign to Tucker. Both Scarlett and Tucker have ghosts in their past that dictate how they function from day to day. It is wonderful to watch Tucker break through many of Scarlett's barriers and in the end you see that Scarlett has a similar effect on Tucker. A really enjoyable read about 2 people growing up and figuring out who they are/want to be. Glad I decided to give this book a try.