Slammer by Tabatha Vargo ~Blitz w/ Review

1908119_501629203322110_920752397239175662_nSlammer by Tabatha Vargo
Print Length: 231 pages
Publication Date: August 18, 2015

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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.

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Panty Scorching- 5
Angst- 4
Overall Rating- 5
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Reviewed by: Joanna

This was so unexpected! And I loved every second of this story. I don’t think I have read a book in one sitting, and I practically did that with this one. I couldn’t put it down.

Most of the books you read lately are of “bikers, rockers or millionaires” well, this one had none of that. This one has a convicted murder “X” Christopher Jacobs, and the nurse, Lyla Evans, in the maximum security prison.

Lyla has recently graduated from nursing school, and jobs are far and few between in town, so when the job at the prison became available, she took it. After her first day, she wasn’t sure she could handle going back, but with the bills coming in, she needed the money, so she put up with all of the crude things that the prisoners would say to her, and with the officers in the prison by her side, she felt safe. But what the officers couldn’t do, was protect her from falling for one of the inmates, “X”.

In this story you read how the relationship between Lyla and Christopher develops, and how they deal with it in the prison. Since “X” was a big guy, everyone seemed to want to fight him, so he was in the infirmary often, so they got to see each other, and if someone didn’t start a fight with him, he would start the fight, just so he could see Lyla.

This is a “darker” read, but it is OH SO WORTH IT! It had me on the edge of my seat the entire time, and all the way till the very end, I am saying to myself, and sometimes out loud OH MY GOD! I LOVED IT! It will pull you in so many different directions that you won’t know which way is up by the time you are finished.


About The Author

Tabatha is a NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestselling author, but mostly she’s a sweet tea sippin’, front porch sittin’ kind of girl from South Carolina. She loves old, historical anything, wind chimes, and all things romantic. She’s the mother of an 9 y/o rockstar/princess and the wife of her very own Prince Charming.
When she isn’t writing, she’s texting book ideas to herself.
Tabatha is represented by Jane Dystel of Dystel & Goderich Literary Management.

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