Tuesday, May 14, 2013

On Tour: After Math by Denise Grover Swank and a Tour Giveaway!

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? ~~ synopsis from Goodreads

My thoughts about After Math ~~

I love that the title of this book, After Math, has so many different meanings in the context of this story. The obvious one of course is the math class that Scarlett tutors for Tucker. But then there is the aftermaths of the lives that they lived before meeting each other, that they are trying to live through everyday. And then of course, there's what comes after the math class.

Scarlett and Tucker are an unlikely pair who get thrown together when she is asked to tutor the star soccer star. But their strained relationship allows them each to be the person they should be and not the person they are perceived to be by others in their lives. This is a great story about realizing that you can just be who you are and that is good enough.

I have read several of Denise's books and have enjoyed them all. She is such a versatile writer who has created stories in a variety of genres. I will always be reading her latest!

About the author

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Denise Grover Swank was born in Kansas City, Missouri and lived in the area until she was nineteen. Then she became a nomadic gypsy, living in five cities, four states and ten houses over the course of ten years before she moved back to her roots. She speaks English and smattering of Spanish and Chinese which she learned through an intensive Nick Jr. immersion period.

Hidden talents include the gift of justification and the ability to drink massive amounts of caffeine and still fall asleep within in two minutes. Her lack of the sense of smell allows her to perform many unspeakable tasks. She has six children and hasn't lost her sanity. Or so she leads you to believe.

You can find out more about Denise and her other books at her website or you can contact her via email.

Connect with Denise

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**Everyone who leaves a comment on the After Math tour page (click here) will be entered to win a $20 Amazon gift card! Anyone who purchases their copy of After Math before June 3 and sends their receipt to Samantha (at) ChickLitPlus (dot) com, will get five bonus entries.**

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