Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Slammer by Tabatha Vargo {ARC Review}

by Tabatha Vargo

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.

Is it possible to love a book and hate it at the same time? Because that's how I feel about Slammer. I mean, I LOVED it until I got to the last chapter... And then I was gutted. I'm talking tears streaming down my face, can't breathe, feeling like my heart is going to rip out of my chest, completely freaking GUTTED. And then... Well then I hated it with a passion for making me feel that way.

Seriously, the last time a book effected me that much was when I read Taking Chances and Stealing Harper by Molly McAdams back in 2013 so if that doesn't tell you something about the feels this book invoked in me then I don't know what to tell you.

Actually, I'm not going to tell you another damn thing about this book. Harsh? Maybe. But I want everyone who reads Slammer to go in with a completely open mind so that they can feel all the feels that I did while reading it. I want you to fall in love with X and Lyla just like I did. And I want you to be completely gutted when you're done... Just like I was.

Basically what I'm saying is this... Stop scrolling through Goodreads or Facebook or your favorite book blogs or wherever it is that you're looking to find just the tiniest little hint of what Slammer is about and just FREAKING READ IT!! Like, right now! Trust me... You need this book in your life.

Disclosure: I was provided with an ARC of Slammer in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.


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