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

Behind the Bars Wrap

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.


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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My Review:

5+++++ Stars!!!


My favorite Brittainy Cherry book to date! I’m serious this book is amazing!


An emotional rollercoaster….but it was so worth it! I was crying my eyes out just a third of the way into the book and I did not stop crying throughout the rest of the book. There were sad tears and tears of joy and everything in between.


This book was everything! I seriously cried throughout this whole book. The way Brittainy writes is so moving. The characters felt so real that I felt their pain and love! Her writing always amazes me. There is so much emotion that can be felt through her words. Her books get better and better with each new one. This is one book that I am going to be rereading for years to come.


This is by far my favorite book of this year. I am not kidding. I know I might say that often because there are so many good books out there but this is THE BEST! I’m just speechless.


The connection between Elliott and Jasmine through their music was beautiful. I felt like I could hear Elliott play his saxophone and Jasmine singing. That’s how amazing this book was.


This book is told in alternating POVs and the storyline was so seamless that it never felt rushed and just flowed beautifully. Elliott and Jasmine meet when they are 16 and in high school. Then, life happens and they are apart for several years. The transition was so smooth that I felt like no time had passed.


This book is so much more than a love story! It’s about family, life, music, and everything!


I could not put this book down. I love when a book is so good that you have to force yourself to stop just so you could get some sleep. THIS is that book. I would have devoured this book in one sitting if I could live without sleep.


A MUST read! Everyone needs to stop what they are doing and read this book!

“Maybe a home isn’t where you begin, but where you end up.”