Sunday, May 8, 2016

Short Review: After Math

After Math

by Denise Grover Swank
Book 1 of Off the Subject

~ Goodreads ~

Rating:  2.0 Stars

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?

I finished this book pretty quickly since it was fairly short. But it didn't really do much for me other than re-hash a lot of typical melodramatic romance stories in a different setting with different characters.

Good girl meets bad boy, they fall in love and change each other's lives after going through a shit-ton of personal demons and obstacles since everyone has a broken life.

It was sweet at some points and moving at others, and the story was written well. But nothing really stands out. At least there's a happily ever after which usually works for me. I know that life isn't all peaches and sunshine and bunnies, but that doesn't stop me from enjoying a good happily ever after and liking them.

This review was originally posted at Goodreads in July 2013.

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