Aug 25

Slammer by Tabatha Vargo Review


4.5 Smooches!

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The last place Christopher Jacobs, aka X, thought he’d find himself was behind bars. Ten years later, the boy he used to be is gone. In his place is the shell of a man with murder under his belt. Any emotion he once had was left under the gavel when he was given life in prison. That is until the new nurse in the infirmary joins the block.
Putting your hands on a prison employee will get you the hole, but some things are worth their punishment, and something tells him Lyla will be worth more than he bargained for.

Lyla Evans isn’t sure about her new job at a maximum security prison, but showing uncertainty and weakness isn’t an option. Taking care of murders and rapist isn’t ideal, but survival is key. She’s warned ahead of time about a prisoner named X, but when she’s attacked, it’s the dangerous X that saves her. Fraternizing with the prisoners is forbidden, but sometimes the most forbidden things are the sweetest.


WHAT IN THE EVER LOVING HELL DID I JUST FINISH READING?  WHERE IN THE HECK DID THAT ENDING COME FROM?   I am seriously shocked and traumatized.  I am really upset and feel like a fool because I didn’t see that coming a mile away.  I am even kind of mad at Tabatha Vargo.  Why did you trick me and then hurt me so?

So I enjoyed this book a lot.  I mean it was seriously taboo and I totally dig that.  The whole prison nurse falling for the prisoner who happens to be the baddest of the bad was really intriguing.  The story was written really well and I seriously enjoyed Tabatha’s writing in the male point of view.  The plot kept moving pretty quickly and the sexy times were really sensual and exciiting because of the whole potentional to get caught thing these two had going on.  And well, X happened to a fabulous dirty talker.

“I’m going to eat you like you’re my last meal,”

All of that made for a great book.  I wish that the book had a little more dialogue but I am dialogue lover so not everyone will be bothered by the lack of.  I was totally on board with this book until the end.  And then the end got worse in the epilogue.  I mean, it was fitting, but still.  I am crushed.  Still a great book but be prepared for that ending because I was like what?!!!

Monsters were real, too.  They didn’t live in our closets or hide under out beds.  They squatted within us – coming out occasionally to destroy the things we loved – coming out to destroy us.’