Blog Tour & Review: Behind The Bars by Brittainy C. Cherry

Posted December 15, 2017 by sultrysirens in Blog Tour, Excerpt, Reviews by Liz / 0 Comments

Blog Tour & Review: Behind The Bars by Brittainy C. CherryBehind The Bars by Brittainy C. Cherry
Series: Music Street
Published by Self on 12/07/2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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When I first met Jasmine Greene, she came in as raindrops.

I was the awkward musician, and she was the high school queen.
The only things we had in common were our music and our loneliness.

Something in her eyes told me her smile wasn’t always the truth.
Something in her voice gave me a hope I always wished to find.

And in a flash, she was gone.

Years later, she was standing in front of me on a street in New Orleans.
She was different, but so was I. Life made us colder. Harder. Isolated.


Even though we were different, the broken pieces of me recognized the sadness in her.
Now she was back, and I wouldn’t make the mistake of letting her go again.

When I first met Jasmine Greene, she came in as raindrops.
When we met again, she was the darkest storm.


Behind the Bars, the first beautiful and emotional standalone in the all-new Music Street Series from Brittainy C. Cherry is available NOW!

I have had several Brittainy C. Cherry books on my to be read list forever. I had heard so many great things about her and her books and then I read The Gravity of Us and loved it. Her writing style was so captivating. Then I read Behind the Bars and she blew me away with this beautiful second chance romance.

Jasmine Greene loves music. It is part of her heart and soul, but her overbearing mom-ager seems to find ways to steal even that joy from her. When we first meet her, she is sixteen and still hopeful. She is pretty and popular, even as the new girl. But there is so much more to Jasmine than what others see.

Elliott Adam has not had an easy life. He was such a shy and scrawny boy who was bullied in school, but when he played his saxophone, he was transformed. He tried to be invisible as much as he could, until he met Jasmine, and everything changed.

When Jasmine and Elliott first meet at sixteen, they could not be more different. The outgoing, popular girl and the shy, quiet, tormented boy. But looks can be deceiving. Jasmine was lonely, and music brought Elliott to life. Together they found a connection they both needed and felt almost immediately.

Elliott and Jasmine had such an emotional journey in this story. Elliott suffered bullying that will touch your heart and leave you in tears. Then when Jasmine is pulled away from what she thinks of home, everything changes. With years between them, when she finally comes back, what will she find?

This story was heart-wrenching and heart-warming. Elliott and Jasmine’s journey was so emotional, but their connection was strong and real. The story will touch you in so many ways. Behind The Bars was a beautiful story of second chances, but also about love, friendship, hope, devastation and so much more.


By the way, what happened to Todd’s nose?” I asked.

“I broke it,” Elliott said matter-of-factly.

“What? How? Why?”

He shrugged before turning to look out the window. “He called you a bad name.”

“What was it?”

“It doesn’t matter.”

“Eli,” I started.

He turned my way and locked his hazel eyes with my browns. “Jazz…” He shook his head. “It wasn’t true.”

I swallowed hard, a big part of me certain Todd’s words held some form of truth.

Elliott saw it in me—my fear. He kept shaking his head and whispered, “I don’t feel sorry for you. Sometimes you look at me like you think I feel sorry for you, and I want you to know I don’t. I think you’re perfect the way you are.”

I quietly laughed at him repeating the words I’d told him earlier. A few tears rolled down my cheeks. “I’m a little messed up.”

“I know.” He nodded. “That’s why I like you.”

He went back to staring out the window, and I kept staring at him.

And there it was.

So small, so tiny, so real.


It wasn’t love, but it was the beginning of it.

I knew I was young, and I knew it was stupid, but in that moment, I began to fall in love with the quiet boy who quietly cared for me. The boy who was scared and still strong. The boy who stood up for me when he was surrounded by reasons not to do such a thing. I hadn’t known much about love. I hadn’t known how it looked, felt, or tasted. I hadn’t known how it moved, how it flowed, but I knew my heart was tight and currently skipping a few beats. I understood the goose bumps covering my arms. I knew this stuttering boy who was sometimes so scared was someone worth loving. He was worth being the first one I gave my heart to.

I knew Elliott Adams was love.

And I was falling into him so fast.

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About Brittainy C. Cherry

Hi! I’m Brittainy! Join me as we travel through my mind as a Romance Author. This includes such things as my random thoughts, tricks, tips, things I’m learning, things I’m re-learning, things I’m forgetting, and my weird ways of crafting stories.

Posted December 15, 2017 by sultrysirens in Blog Tour, Excerpt, Reviews by Liz / 0 Comments


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