Book Review: After Math by Denise Grover Swank

  • Review: After Math
  • Series: Off the Subject #1
  • Author: Denise Grover Swank
  • Release Date: March 12, 2013
  • Age Group: New Adult
  • Genre: Contemporary Romance
  • Tour organized by: AToMR Tours
  • Rating: 5/5


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?

Links to the book:

Amazon –

Barnes and Noble –


Tour Giveaway:

(10) $5 Amazon Gift Cards – Open internationally to countries than can use Amazon Gift Card

My thoughts:

I’ve had the pleasure of reading two of Denise Grover Swank’s books and loved both of them, so of course when I heard about this tour I couldn’t pass it up! As the other two that were excellent, Denise once again brings a romance that is full of intrigue, drama, and wonderment.

Watching this relationship was amazing. You never know if these two will drop their guards and actually learn to trust. It’s also definitely not love at first sight, which has been around so much in young and new adult books lately. This relationship is quite the opposite, they both fight the growing attraction, which helps me to love and to hate this! They are also working against their friends disliking each other. It’s crazy!

As a character Scarlett is wonderful. You can really feel the intensity when she starts to hyperventilate or starts having anxiety. The way Denise gets this character to grow is beyond magic. I felt myself laughing out loud, crying, and even screaming at parts. The emotions are that extreme and also I just really felt something like a kinship with Scarlett. She has a good view of the world even though she’s gone through so much. I just couldn’t help not being empathetic for her story!

Wonderfully set plot. The pace was fabulous and had me at the edge of my seat multiple times. This is the reason I love romance as much as I love horror. My heart winds up palpitating just as much if the story is good, and this one definitely was.

Can’t wait to read another of Denise’s books, she’s a master!

  Aftermath Tour Banner

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. 

You can find her at:

Her website:

On Facebook: and

And Twitter:

You may also enjoy:

Book Review: Dance with the Devil by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Book Review: Dance with the Devil by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Book Review: Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes by Denise Grover Swank

Book Review: Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes by Denise Grover Swank

Book Review: A Tale of Another Kind by Leandi Cameron

Book Review: A Tale of Another Kind by Leandi Cameron

One comment

  1. […] Book Review: After Math by Denise Grover Swank ( […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: