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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I really liked this one. Great NA
I only listened to the audio and have not read the print version even though I own the print copy as well.
Tucker. There was more to him than he let the public see.
Appelusa McGlynn did a nice job overall. At first her voice sounded nasally, but after while I got used to it. She did Tucker's voice very well.
Yes, I would have listened to it in one sitting if I had the time. Any chance I got, I grabbed my iPhone and turned on Audibles.
This was a nice NA story. Yes, it was probably one that was done a hundred times, but I there was something about the characters and the writing that I really enjoyed.
Scarlett has social anxiety. She is asked to tutor Tucker, the star soccer player at her university. Tucker has a reputation of getting what he wants when he wants it. At first Scarlett does not want to do it, but feels forced since it means money for the math department. Slowly, a friendship starts and I loved that this was not insta-love. I loved that the secrets that each character kept secret were NOT revealed until the very end and what was held until the end was necessary for the story. The scenes when they were training (Q&A) and would talk were my favorite. There was so much more to these characters than they showed to the public. I never read anything by Denise Swank before and I know after listening to AFTER MATH I will. I am not sure if I will read the next book in the series, REDESIGNED. It is about Scarlett's BFF, Caroline. I am not sure how I feel about Caroline. She had her own dating issues, but seemed to have to many opinions about Scarlett's. I know that Caroline was probably just overprotective of Scarlett, but sometimes her attitude annoyed me. She was so judgmental. Caroline seemed like a girl that liked to party at bars. I see that Redesigned has great reviews, but I think I will need to take a break and forget about Caroline for a little bit.
- Randi Brandi