Thursday, March 28, 2013

Review: 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?

My Thoughts:

So, this is my first book review after decades eons. Yeah, it seems like my review page has spiderwebs on it. *laughs* Okay, so after week of trying to finish this book, finally, today, the 28th of March, I got to peruse the book till the last page. So, the conclusion is this book is not one of those interesting books that's suitable for those who hate to read. (well, the exception is for those who has never fallen in love and are trying to get a feel of how it feels like to fall in love). I tried pretty hard to love this book, but I just couldn't do so. The story was a lil bit like Perfect Game, but to be honest, I liked Perfect Game more although the drama was a lil bit too much. The characters were nothing special in After Math. The heroine has anxiety problem and the hero (like most heroes) has a tortured past. (what's with heroes and tortured past huh???). Okay, moving to the writing, it's a lil bit simple. to summarise it all, I didn't hate this book but I didn't love it too.

My rating:

3 Stars

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