Wednesday, March 20, 2013

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 disorder 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?
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Author Bio:



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.
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19 comments:

  1. Wow! The synopsis blew me away—can't wait to get my hands on this one. Did I mention how much I love the cover? Well... I do! So gorgeous.

    Karielle Stephanie @ Books à la Mode
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  2. Sounds like a really unique premise, I like the social anixiety angle. I hope that he doesn't end up hurting her

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  3. Thank you for introducing me to Denise's books! I'm always eager to read more of her writing and this one did not disappoint me. I actually have not been disappointed yet, to be honest :)

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  4. I agree it does sound like it could be a pretty good read! Thanks

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  5. LOVE IT when girls rock at math!! This sounds like a wonderful, meaningful story:)

    Thank you:))

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  6. Awesome!! I like the fact that Scarlett is from the wrong side of the tracks and trying to better her situation. I also like that you are from Kansas City MO, Denise! I'm from St. Louis and now live in St. Charles, MO:))

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  7. This unique novel captivates me. thanks for this great giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. Interesting premise

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  9. I have this book on my wishlist. I have read other books by Denise and enjoyed them. They were paranormals so I'm excited to see a contemporary story.

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  10. I can't wait to read this one!!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
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  11. I really like the idea behind this book. Thanks for posting, the blog tour has been fun so far
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  12. Tucker Price sounds very interesting. I'm looking forward to a great read.

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  13. Even though Denise is a bestselling author, she's new-to-me. I'm looking forward to learning more. I think the college-aged protagonists are interesting. Is this intended as a YA or new adult title?

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  14. Looks so good! Can't wait to read it :)

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  15. I love the NA genre! I actually bought this already and is in my TBR list!

    Thanks,
    Leanne
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  16. so excited to be part of this tour!!!

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  17. I'm not up on this "new adult" stuff. What is new adult literature?

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  18. Loved it and am so happy I was part of this tour.

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