After Math by Denise Grover Swank

After Math (Off the Subject, #1)Paperback, 250 pages
Published March 12th 2013 by Createspace
ISBN: 148265864X (ISBN13: 9781482658644)
Kindle Edition
 Rating: 4 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?

 Yes. That is all I have to say.
Okay, no it isn’t.
The book flow was amazing…except for the end where it felt a bit rushed but for the sake of the awesomeness of this book, I am willing for (sorta) forgive you. So here’s the thing: it’s a guy meets girl who won’t take his crap and is seriously shy but blunt, she tutors him cuz he sucks at math but is seriously beast as soccer. ***this is major later in the book*** and basically they fall in love but they are both complete idiots who can’t see the other person (who btw is RIGHT IN FROM OF THEM!!)
Okay, it’s a whole lot cuter than I just made it sound. Promise. They both have a secret world hidden inside of them that they let no one see. Tucker seems to have the perfect life: he’s amazing at soccer and got a full scholership for it. He feels like he owes the people who gave him everything except the thing he craved most (love), everything.
Scarlett can’t hold her grip on the real world, so when things get too tough, she’s loses herself in numbers. She can’t bear to be out of control. Numbers mean order. Order means that you can predict the outcome. Never surprised.
Hahaha anyway. This was nice, fresh and….real. It was totally believable. They are both broken-in different ways, but broken. The nerd and the jock unite! WOOP WOOP(:
Just a few things I would like to point out:
No one, and I mean NO ONE would leave a full on pro sport for another person. It just doesn’t happen. You cannot be a complete jerk on moment and a perfect gentleman the next. Last of all, you have to tell the person you love who you are, what you’ve been through. How are they supposed to trust you if they know you’re hiding something?

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