Thursday, May 9, 2013

After Math by Denise Grover Swank Blog Tour & Giveaway

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

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

2013 has been the year of New Adult Contemporaries for me this year and I've noticed something. They all seem to follow the same basic formula. A guy and a girl both in college or around college age (new adult). There is quite a bit of drinking, parties, and usually some pretty serious sexy times. Now, I'm not complaining about any of this. Just pointing out what I've noticed.

Then along comes After Math. Yep a guy, a girl, college, parties, and some hot sexy times. However, After Math had something more for me. Both Scarlett and Tucker have emotional baggage. More than a little really. This isn't quite your average my last boyfriend broke my heart and I don't know if I can ever love again kind of baggage. This is real, been in totally shitty situations and they've left me with scars and real issues. I think that is what made me love this book. These characters were real, raw and their emotions made me feel. There were seriously times when I found myself holding my breath. Other times I realized I had a knot in my stomach. I was really caught up in their lives and I honestly did not want this book to end, but sadly it did.

After Math is definitely one of my favorite New Adult books and I'm sure it will find a place on my favorites of 2013 list. If you are a contemporary romance fan and are enjoying the new adult books this year I highly highly recommend After Math. 

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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. 

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