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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.

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Paperback, 248 pages
Published August 18th 2015 by CreateSpace
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So pissed. I'm sorry but I have to give this 1 star. I give her kudos for the shock factor at the end, but no. Just. No.

So many things irked me about this many. I don't even know where to start....there really are too many to list.

HEA? (view spoiler)

I've loved all of Vargo's books prior to this, but this one is just not my cup of tea.

I really don't want to give anything a
The book is unputdownable.
The writing is good.
The story is engaging.
A nurse at the maximum security prison. The most dangerous inmate. Yum!
The majority of my friends loved it.

So how come the current average rating is only 3.83?
Someting is wrong. Very, very wrong.

I should have known. I better run before it's too late.

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An Engrossing, Suspenseful And Fast-Paced Read

I devoured this book over the course of several hours today. This story completely sucked me in and held my attention from start to finish. What a ride!

When Lyla accepts a job as a nurse at a maximum security prison, she realizes immediately that she isn't cut out for the job. She's too sweet, too pretty and far too soft. The only thing that keeps her coming back is desperation. She needs the money and jobs are hard to come by.

In no time, she catche
Jennifer Kyle
4.5 X Stars


Tabatha Vargo delivered her best writing to date, while going very dark for her fans. The story mostly takes place at a maximum-security penitentiary where our heroine, Lyla meets inmate X.

"Evil radiated from him, even though he had a face that was obviously chiseled by angels."

The two develop a hot chemistry and fall in love as our nurse falls for the convicted murderer and feared prisoner. The story is told in alternating povs and the author sure did her homework gifting a very b
Type: Standalone
POV: First Person - Dual

Lyla Evans was a recent graduate assigned as a nurse at a maximum security prison. It wasn’t an ideal place for a beautiful gentle woman like her, but basic needs forced her to endure the undesirable working condition.

Christopher Jacobs was known as X among the inmates and guards. Having been there for ten years, he knew the dos and don’ts of being in incarceration. But when Lyla crossed his path, all rules were thrown out the window. In his eye
Lo Bookfrantic
Aug 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Lo Bookfrantic by: Jennifer Kyle
4.5 Twisted Ride!

WOW that EPILOGUE was the best HOLY SHIT, I would so totally watch the movie if this book is ever made into one of course haha. What a wicked and awesome book, loved it of course...

War's evil girl gif is the best way to described the twisted ending and Epilogue and how I feel after I read this LOL


It's been a long time, I think is time!! Starting tonight eekkk


The last place Christopher Jaco
May 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Me as I read this book...

Ten years ago Christopher "X" Jacobs was convicted to life in prison with no chance of parole for a crime he doesn't remember committing. His life since then has been a life of pain, numbness, and fighting to stay alive even when he wants to die. Then Lyla Evans takes a job at the prison as a nurse and X can't resist her.

Desperate for a way to support herself, Lyla takes the only nursing job she could find. Now she works around men who have committed terrible crimes with
Giorgia ~ Reads
4 Stars

Damn, this books was different for sure.
I kinda loved it, I mean yes, it’s twisted and sad and right there at the end, it kinda makes the creep factor sky rocket, but not every story is perfect or ends in a happy tone.

Most people live lives that are tainted by their choices, desires or biology and in this book you got all 3.
It’s not the kinda thing you read every day and I need to pick up a rom-com just to cleanse the palate but I’m glad I picked this nonetheless.

I was heartbroken f
Feb 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favourites

** 4,5-5 “seeing her was like being in the☀” STARS **

Monster were real, too. They didn’t live in our closets or hide under our beds. They squatted within us, coming out occasionally to destroy the things we loved. COMING OUT TO DESTROY US.


Christopher “X” Jacobs has been dead for 10 years. A living, breathing but unfeeling dead person. He’s been trapped inside a maximum-security prison for the murders of his girlfriend and her friend, of which he has no memory. He’d spent the last
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TITLE: Slammer
AUTHOR: Tabatha Vargo
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: August 19th 2015


A refreshing, unique, suspenseful read

I cray cray loved this, as soon as I picked this up I was absorbed in the story, these two characters melted my heart, for me this was by no means dark but it did have some gritty raw moments which had me racing through the pages to see what was install for these two, and I was by no means disappointed..

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This will be the second time re
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
3.5 ★'s

Slammer...yep, that's where Christopher, aka X, is for committing a heinous crime he doesn't remember. Slammer...that's where Lyla is too but...she just started working there as a nurse. how I felt wondering if these two could ever figure out how to be together.

Well, I certainly didn't need to worry about that! I was definitely drawn to this book because of the forbidden but I had no idea what wild ride I would be on.

It's hard not to fall for X...he's like a gentle giant
4.5 Stars


Lyla Evans is a nurse who reluctantly takes a job at the infirmary of a notoriously tough prison. With her mounting debt, Lyla has no choice but to accept the position despite her fears of safety. On a daily basis, she is subjected to vile and crude comments by inmates, but she remains dedicated and optimistic that she can do the job and make a difference.
“She was too pretty. Looked too sweet for such a sour place. She didn’t belong here.”

Christopher Jacobs is a prisoner known as “
Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
Aug 20, 2015 marked it as did-not-finish
I guess this is another case of "it's me - not you"

I gave up about 60% in and then skimmed to the end. And it was exactly like I guessed plus I didn't think this was dark at all.

There are so many great reviews about this book - but it's just not my cuppa. We all have our own tastes in genres and stories - books I love, you may hate so please don't go by my opinion.

Natalie ✩★ The Biblioholic ★✩
She was life. I wasn’t.

I don't even know what to say. On one hand, I'd like to warn people. But then I think that would ruin this story's effect. You really do need to go in blind.

This story is about Christopher (X). When he was 19, he was charged with the brutal murders of his girlfriend and her friend. He remembers nothing aside from waking up to see the results of a massacre. For 10 years, he's been locked up in super max. The idealistic kid became the remorseful, brooding, lethal inmate know
Lynn  Lexie-shea
Aug 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: dark-ish
Do you love great romance? Where the couple fall madly in love, can't keep their hands off each other, and do all the things that lovers do?

Well go hop on your unicorn and tell him to double time it running on the rainbow back to Candyland and pick yourself up another book on the way. This shit ain't for you.

This was given to me as an ARC for an honest review and honestly I never saw it coming. Lyla Evans is a nurse stuck taking a job in a maximum security prison just because she needs money. T
Elfina Renee
Mar 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
This is clearly a five star intense physiological read. The mind fuckery and suspense is what has me stupefied! Alfred Hitchcock meet Tabatha Vargo. You'll never know what hit you in this thriller of who done it and why. Just when all the puzzles pieces are adding up, you'll be wrong! The clever author brings realism and sadistic accounts of the inner lockings of the prison world. Fulton Prison didn't just change the lives of its inhabits but also those who worked in it. ...more
Jun 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
5 thriller stars

review will come - Jeeez, it took me forever to write it but here it is...
So Slammer as in slam dunk or prison is a compelling story set in this closed, saffocating place where "bad" people run the show, as they fight for the rule and territory marking.

This is about X - the man sentenced to life in prison and having already spent 10 years of his life there for the double murder...when he was 18 years old...

Yes, X was once known as Cristopher Jacobs, with a steady girlfriend and
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OMG...I cannot...This was just...
I decided to read this book on a whim because I wanted out of my book funk...Wrong book! This put me in an even bigger one! This story rocked my world. It made me gasp, laugh, it broke my heart and stomped on the pieces. Slammer is a story about love and strength. It's about knowing yourself. It's about protecting others from everything, even from yourself.
Lyla is a nurse and she has landed a job at a prison infirmary. The job is tough and she has to deal with ro
What kind of a twisted crap did I just read? Just when I was invested in the story and got attached to the characters, suddenly I was told that everything was a lie after all.
It was like "Oops sorry, we might fibbed a bit for the last 25 chapters to get you all excited and agitated. And now to conclude the story we are killing everyone off just for the h3ll of it. "

Crappy, crappy end to a story.
~ Cariad ~
Aug 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Holy fuck! What was that???

I loved the story and the execution of it, it was different and gripping.
X seemed to personify fucked up perfection.

BUT!... OMFG I did not see that coming!!!
AND that ending creeped me right out!!!

LOL Like I said, what was that???!!!

Shabby  -BookBistroBlog
May 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
“Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They didnt live inside the closets, or hide under our beds.They squatted within us- They live inside us,coming out occasionally to destroy things we loved -coming out to destroy us. And sometimes, they win.”

Christopher Jacobs is X in the Slammer and X marks the spot!
The spot where his life, as a normal citizen, ceases to exist.
From beautiful life of friends, family, career, his world shrinks to a prison cell.
From carefree days of parties and fun, his
Aug 20, 2015 rated it did not like it
O.M.G. that was terrible.

X has served ten years of a lifetime sentence. He's one of the baddest mother effers in lockup. He's a loner, he has no affiliations so he's constantly in fights. Lyla has just taken a position as a nurse in the prison and she takes a liking to X and his story. Somehow she's the only one with common sense enough to discover something obvious about X's crime and tries to get his case reopened. Well this puts her in danger. But she's determined to prove his innocence.

I was
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***** 5 Angel in Darkness Stars *****


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If you need a HEA book, then this is NOT the book for you. If you need a book that sucks you in, is raw and gritty, in your face, all consuming and heart punching....THIS IS IT!!

"Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win."

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Christopher Jacobs, aka as X my his prison inmates, has been in prison for 10 years after kil
Monty Cupcake ☠ Queen of Bloodshed ☠
Well, that was some mind fuckery, and not the pleasing "you fooled me, but it was awesome" type. This the "wtf, how does that make any sense" kind and I am not happy about it.

Briefly, the book is about a nurse, Layla, and a prisoner at a max security prison. He's locked up for brutally murdering and chopping up two people. Layla works at the prison in the infirmary. They both think each other is hot, loins throb, blah blah. They have a connection, the rest follows.

Now let us go over my complai
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Aug 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
HOLY MOTHER OF ALL THINGS HOLY! What on earth did Tabatha do to my heart?! She ripped it out, stomped all over it, and shoved the broken thing back in… and I loved every minute of it. I think.

I’m not certain I even have words for this book. Slammer is anything but typical. If you know anything about onions then you know that they have layers, and so does Slammer. This isn’t an easy, breezy love story. It’s raw and gritty and will make you sad and mad, and smile, and even give you hope that ther
I couldn't laugh more about the "darkness' of this. Authors should stick to write about things they KNOW well, and it looks like here the author had no idea about prison, crime investigation and mental problems. This was silly and dumb plot. And the epilogue even worse, more like an offense to people who really have to deal with this kind of illness. If she didn't want to do a serious research on the subjects, she could have stuck on Google, you always find some answers for things you have no kn ...more
Rin W. Vitale
Sep 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
Christopher Jacobs a.k.a X, be like:




*Well damn, there was unexpected plot twist. It just suddenly thrown in your face!!

*So many gruesome scene in this book! And unexpected ending! It was a plus.

*I cried my eyeballs-out over Scoop!!! What happened to him was savage! I loved the guy!! :'(

This is my first read of this author. Overall, it was good! I enjoyed it.
Donna Sweeney
May 09, 2014 rated it liked it
Tabatha....I'm feeling needy. When's this bad boy out. God I'll end up in the mental slammer waiting for all of this fabulous books to be released ;0) xx

considering I was so excited about this book, it just left me feeling a big ole..... wtf?!!
unfortunately this one was just not for me. I still think Tabatha reigns supreme xxxx
later peeps xx
I'm still reeling from what took place in this captivating read. Everything in this book was executed well: the writing, the characters, the unadulterated love, and of course that ending- wow. Even though Slammer is fiction, it takes a no holds barred look at everyday prison survival and the interaction between prisoners and prison personnel, and of course the love between a prisoner and prison staff member.

From the prologue I connected with main character Christopher Jacobs and the mysterious
Aug 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
MUST READ!! MUST READ!! MUST READ!! I'm an utter emotional wreck after finishing this book. I highly recommend anyone that likes a great mind fuck with an emotional roller coaster ride thrown in to read this book NOW! I am numb, stunned and thoroughly speechless as to what more to say about this brilliantly written book. ...more
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