After Math by Denise Grover Swank @DeniseMSwank @tale_of_reviews

After Math (Off the Subject, #1)

The title of the book is GREAT! Why? It is a play on words After Math like after math class or aftermath like after the big reveal! WOW I loved it and I cried, then loved it more! Scarlett Goodwin’s world is divided into Before and After. This was one of the MOST accurate portrayals of anxiety and panic disorders I have read. This girl had her entire life turned upside down. The only thing that ruled her world was fear and panic. She wanted the math center to get a special grant, so she agrees to tutor Tucker price, also known as man whore.

Scarlett is a loner, and has a close friend Caroline who is her room mate. Caroline understands Scarlett and is the only one who she can turn to. The triggers are not clear but one thing that she uses to sooth her is math. She thinks in absolute equations, any problem has an answer and it has a calming effect.

Scarlett Goodwin, junior at Southern University, math major, coerced into tutoring Tucker

What happens when she agrees to tutor Tucker? She knows the lab needs the grant and being asked by the head of the math department makes the situation unavoidable. Can Scarlett find happiness with anyone? Will Tucker’s life and reputation turn her into a panic stricken shut in? Will she be caught in Tucker’s aftermath? 

Fashion Shot of a Young Man 

Tucker a soccer star? Maybe He might be better as a gym teacher or coach? What his dreams and life goals are will shock Scarlett. 

It is a very emotional and powerful book. I enjoyed it from beginning to end.


Coldplay, X&Y, Low (book’s theme song)
Matchbox Twenty, North (Deluxe Version), How Long?
Matchbox Twenty, North (Deluxe Version), Like Sugar
Coldplay, A Rush of Blood to the Head, Warning Sign
Ingrid Michaelson, Be OK, Keep Breathing
Ingrid Michaelson, Be OK, The Chain
Missy Higgins, On a Clear Night, Where I Stood

Denise Grover Swank

 Twitter @DeniseMSwank

Denise Grover Swank is a New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author. She writes urban fantasies without vampires and werewolves, romantic comedy mysteries set in the south, and sexy new adult contemporary romances. 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 out more about Denise at or email her at

Twisted Perfection by Abbi Glines @abbiglines @tale_of_reviews **review**

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Book Review:

As an avid reader and fan of Abbi Glines it is a little difficult to write a review. I seriously am so in love with her writing and the style that I feel I am not worthy. I had the other books in this series and they were in my TBR on my Kindle. So when I upgraded to the new Kindle Fire I still had a ton of books that I didn’t move over. Anyway, I was on a 4 day 3 book Abbi Glines marathon. In other words I was in heaven! Start with Fallen Too Far and Never Too Far if you have not, I really stress they are add on books and I think it is better to read in order and not as a stand alone.

For this series I will say it was a bit different from other books like Because of Low and well the entire Sea Breeze collection. I know the way it was different, it was a little naughty for her! So I loved it!. The third book is Twisted Perfection and I hope it wont be the last. Sometimes you think can things get better? With this author YES they can and they do. The characters in the first two books are back, which is good. When it starts it is a prologue to Della Sloane’s story.  She has dark secrets and her past is completely hidden. I hope nobody gives any of these reveals away, because it really must be experienced.

Welcome to my honey, Woods Kerrington, his Dad owns the Golf course. Big money family with traditional southern values. They are like the epitome of class and wealth. There is the back story from the other books that ties in here and Woods is a big workaholic. All he thinks of is the VP job and being in charge of the golf course. Until…secrets, reveals, family, love, and Della Sloane take a hold of him. What happens to the country club workaholic is vital to the story. Just understand that he is NOT the usual type, he cares about money, yes, but he makes it himself. He doesn’t rely on anyone so that is so important to the story. Another reason to love Woods!

It really can get better if we get more of this series. When the development is woven and the characters are so rich, it is a shame to just say bye bye.  I think lovers of this series and the author would like to see Bethy get her story and I think Rush needs to get things ties up. Grant, oh my lovey can he please get a book? Maybe waiter Jimmy too? Well if I can ask for maybe one more Tripp? I would beg at this point for more. There is lots of steam, lots of drama and it is highly addictive! You have been warned, no go read!

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About the Author

Abbi Glines was born in Birmingham, Alabama. She grew up in the small town of Sumiton, Alabama where she left the summer she turned eighteen. She didn’t get far… she chased her high school sweetheart down to the coast and she’s been there ever since.

Abbi now lives in the quaint southern town of Fairhope, Alabama with her three children and husband Keith (the high school sweetheart she chased after). Her life is never dull and Keith always makes sure there is another “experience” for them to explore.

Books published by Abbi include The Vincent Boys and the USA TODAY bestseller The Vincent Brothers, Breathe, Because of Low, the USA TODAY bestsellers While It Lasts and Just For Now, The Existence Trilogy that includes the USA Today Bestseller Ceaseless, and The New York Times bestseller and Wall Street Journal bestseller Fallen Too Far and Never Too Far.

When Abbi isn’t locked away in her office typing away she is hauling her kids to and from their many social activities. You could say her second job is the Glines Kids personal chauffeur. It’s a rather illustrious job.

Twitter @abbiglines


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