After Math by Denise Grover Swank
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?
WOW! This book went down deeper than I thought (in a good way)!
At first I thought it was just a book about bad-boy good-girl falling in love and all that, it was, but I never knew it would be so emotional.
So first, we get introduced to Scarlett, who traps herself in maths and school work. She does it to calm herself, to have fun. Scarlett has a rough past, so maths and work keeps her in control. She thought her life was in control, that is, until Tucker come barging into her math club.
Tucker is the sort of bad-hot-and-swoon-boy that we all fall in love with all the time lol. He plays football and is the 'legend' throughout the college. He's a player and is scared of getting near to someone since he could hurt them.
The two totally different worlds collided when Tucker walks in Scarlett's math tutoring room. Scarlett agrees to tutor him and that is it. But when they get to know each other more, things turns complicated.
I love this book. The emotions and tension between the two was so exciting and I couldn't stop reading. I received this copy from the author in exchange for an honest review. I started the book and couldn't put it down. I was even hesitant to put it down to go to the bathroom lol.
Anyway, Denise created an amazing world of complicated romance with an edgy past. I loved it.
"Why do any of us do what we don't want to do?"
"Because we're afraid of what will happen if we don't."
I love that quote. It was just so mesmerising and beautiful that I had to put it down. Denise comes up with a lot of amazing quotes that had stuck to my head, and I love that. I love how she just create something and put it down, making the world she'd created even more beautiful.
At first, I thought this was just going to be a light love story, but then I never knew the feelings and emotions in here runs so deep (I won't reveal anymore, you will just have to read it).
I love this book and I will be looking for what Denise have in store next :D.
This is a must-read.
(and did I mention, I FREAKING LOVE THE COVER!! So beautiful)
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About The Author
Denise Grover Swank lives in Lee's Summit, Missouri. She’s a gypsy who can’t live in one place too long or stay in one genre. She writes contemporary romance, urban fantasies without vampires and werewolves, young adult science fiction, and romantic comedy mysteries set in the south. Denise has six children, three dogs, and an overactive imagination. She can be found dancing in her kitchen with her children, reading, or writing her next book. You will rarely find her cleaning.