Slammer, by Tabatha Vargo


Grade: B-

Doing it at: 60%

Catnip: Prisoner (Of Your Love), He’s Basically a Criminal, Forbidden Romance, Prison Sex, Naughty Nurse, #FelonCrushFriday, But it was 99 cents…

Shame Scale: Low shame. Despite the cover , it’s not terribly racy and there’s some plot that will make your jaw drop.

Fantasy Cast: Jay Ryan, Bryce Dallas Howard

Book Description:

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.

This one is on sale for 99 cents right now, you guys. The whole cover/title package was very reminiscent of a stepbrother novel, and if you’re a regular reader you’ll know that we consider ourselves the internet’s Preeminent Step Sibling Romance Review Blog (We can nickname ourselves, that does not make us nerds). This book does not actually have any characters who are related by marriage, but it does however feature a forbidden romance between a murderous prisoner and his nurse, and if that’s not worth a buck, I don’t know what is.

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