Behind the Bars (Music Street, #1) by Brittainy C. Cherry

Behind the Bars (Music Street, #1)

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. L...

Details Behind the Bars (Music Street, #1)

TitleBehind the Bars (Music Street, #1)
Release DateDec 7th, 2017
GenreRomance, New Adult, Contemporary

Reviews Behind the Bars (Music Street, #1)

  • Christy
    5+ stars!!!! “No woman can only fall in love with the music of jazz. She always quietly yearns for the musician behind the bars.” Brittainy C. Cherry is a wordsmith. She is one of those people that is doing exactly what she was made for. Behind the Bars is another masterpiece. I can’t say enough good things about this book! It moved me and gave me the feels on an entirely different level! It was brilliant and a top favorite of mine this...
  •  KAT ⚛ Kitty Kat's Crazy About Books ⚛
    BEHIND THE BARS: Is a new standalone second chance romance novel by Brittainy C. Cherry and is spoken in ‘Dual Perspectives’ In this we meet Elliot & Jasmine at the age of sixteen. They say opposites attract and in this book that saying couldn’t ring any more truer.Elliott was a sweet natured boy who kept his head down and tried to become as invisible as he could during high-school, he’d been dealt a raw deal in life, his slight build, h...
  • Megan✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦
    “Who knew things could be painfully beautiful?” Wow! This book was everything I was hoping for and more… much more. I am a huge fan of Brittainy C. Cherry and have been ever since reading Loving Mr. Daniels a few years ago, and then I fell even harder for her after each one of the Elements stories. Behind the Bars is a phenomenal story of love, hope, friendship and two lonely souls coming together through their love of music. If there is o...
  • warhawke
    Genre: Contemporary RomanceType: Standalone book in a seriesPOV: First Person - DualRating: Jasmine Greene was born to be a star. Coming from a family of musicians, she was poised to be a household name. But behind the talent, she was unhappy and lonely. That was until she met a kindred spirit.Elliott Adams was shy and awkward. Music was his only way to escape real life. His friendship with Jasmine opened up his eyes to what a good life could be....
  • Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
    4.5 Unique Stars “You’re the music in a mute world, and my heart beats because you’re here.”Such a beautiful story, it was emotional, heartwarming and sweet!I didn't expect anything less from Brittainy, for one more time she delivered a beautiful story!The writing is flawless and her characters original! "We were polar opposites. We weren't meant to fall for one another, but when we blended together, we were some kind of beautiful."Behind...
  • Jennifer Kyle
    4 StarsBrittainy C. Cherry delivers yet again another heartfelt story. This couple shares a love of jazz and of one another and their connection is simply beautiful. There were so many lovely quotes as Jasmine and Elliott find their way back to one another. I enjoyed this story and will always read anything this author pens!
  • Sophie
    “You were, are, and will always be my Jazz. You are every beat, every note, every bar. You are the lyrics, the harmony, and the melody. You were, are, and always will be my favorite song.”4,5 stars All along two thoughts were twirling in my head:“Oh Elliott, no…” when he was pushed and pushed“No Jasmine, please don’t do it. They won’t love you for this.”They both tore my heart in tiny pieces, quietly, one piece at a time.Poor, b...
  • Sabrina
    NOW LIVE!Amazon US * Amazon UKI'm starting to have suspicions that Brittainy C. Cherry might have stock in a Tissue company because she keeps writing these books that have me going through an entire box of tissues. Seriously, she pushes my tear ducts to the extreme. Behind The Bars starts off with Jasmine and Elliott in High School where they first meet. For me, this was the most emotional part of the story and the whole first half of the story h...
  • Hulya Kara Yuksel
    Ugh Ms.Cherry, you're always making me cry... 😢😢😢This book was so good. ❤❤❤
  • Paige
    5 “Stay” StarsA beautiful love story about hope, healing and finding your truth. Behind the Bars was a quiet love story between two people who truly needed a love story. It was raw and passionate but also sweet and emotional. It encompassed the reality of first love and the endearing quality of last love. These characters were both a bit broken but found peace and understanding in each other even when life got in the way. This is probably my ...
  • Olga therebelreader
    ***4.5 stars***Loved this book, I literally couldn’t put it down, I’ve been reading all day. I found humor in the right parts, sorrow, drama, vulnerability, understanding, lust, chemistry, friendships and love and yes, violence too! Elliott, oh my dear sweet, Elliott... I really felt sorry for this guy, he had truly be handed a shit hand of cards to make his life. Jasmine knows what is expected of her, perfection. She has quite the messed up ...
  • Wil Loves Books!
    “You’re the music in a mute world, and my heart beats because you’re here.”  Brittany Cherry writes beautiful, amazing books, that’s a fact. She’s definitely on of my all time favorites and an instant one-click. Her stories are so real and amazing, and her writing is just beautiful and moving. This one is no exception. This book is about live, love, loss and ,music.  “I noticed the loneliness most, because I knew the distinct loo...
  • ~**Anna**~ A Romance Reader
    What a beautiful story! I loved this book so much! It was perfect! Brittainy C. Cherry is one of my favorite authors of all time. She just has a way of writing the most beautiful and heartbreaking stories. This one is not an exception. Elliot has such a beautiful soul. He goes through so much (the bullying was so hard and sad to read about) but he’s not tainted. He loves deeply and cares so much for his family and friends. I am so in love with ...
  •  Sonya ♕Chatterbooks book blog♕
    Brittainy C Cherry has always managed to bring out the emotional side with her readers. Every word that's been written into the pages feels like a warm protected blanket and you can’t help but bask in it’s safety and strength. Never striking down for the emotional feel, Behind the Bars keeps you locked into a heartbreaking grasp about love, loss, hope and finding the perfect tune. From an early age , Jasmine has been groomed to be the next p...
  • Jemima
    Title: Behind The Bars Author: Brittainy C. Cherry Genre: Contemporary Romance, New Adult Publication Date: December 7, 2017 It's good to be alive! Why you ask? Because you get to read books like this! Behind The Bars is such an amazing book. It's written beautifully.. I can't tell you how good this book was...I loved it!ok...I've been sitting here for the past 15 minutes, trying to write this review but I know for a fact that my words just won'...
    4.5 Stars! -If you had one person who’d catch you when you were crashing through life, you were blessed beyond measure. Jasmine Greene is a beautiful, popular 16 yr. old girl living in New Orleans. Her mother wants to make her famous. She’s grooming her to be a star. She takes singing, dancing, & acting lessons, and is constantly going on auditions. Her mother wants her to be a triple threat with her talents, but Jasmine just wants to make he...
  • Kandi Steiner
    I have never been so emotionally moved by a book in my life. I didn't just fall in love with these characters, I walked 300 pages in their shoes, I BECAME then, and I am forever changed. Behind the Bars is true Brittainy C. Cherry magic. 5 achingly beautiful stars!
  • DW
    When Going into a book by this author, I know there is going to be so many emotions. HappinessSadnessAnd then happiness again. So many emotions but always so worth it!!
  • Loyda
    4.5★★★★Stars  Genre:  Contemporary Romance Type: Standalone book in a seriesPOV: First Person – Dual  “One can’t truly heal if they pretend the cracks don’t exist.”  Jasmine Greene childhood was not any normal and typical one.  Her mother was obsessed with making her a star. It was clearly that she was talented and she had the potential for success but her mother's constant push to be perfect made her feel lonely and sa...
  • Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
    4 ★'s “You are the music.”Elliott and Jasmine meet when Jasmine's mom finally allows her to go to a public school. She's been homeschooled all her life because her mom is bound and determined to make a star out of her. Jasmine has nonstop music, dance and acting lessons and auditions. Every part of her life is controlled...and it's nothing she wants. Meeting Elliott frees something inside her and she feels her true calling. Unfortunately, s...
  • ✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰
    We're in New Orleans with 16 year old Jasmine.She LOVES music. She loves to sing. Soul.But her mother is starting to make her hate it. She drags her to every single pop audition she can find. To every ballet and singing and acting class. She wants Jasmine to have the success she never had. She's a 'momanger'. And Jasmine only wants to make her mom proud.Then Jasmine meets this amazing musician - he's playing his saxophone on the streets as if his...
  • NMmomof4
    3 StarsOverall Opinion: Well...I think this was one that I sadly went into with big expectations that it didn't quite live up to. I liked the characters, I felt bad for what all they went through, I was happy with the ending (feels like I should add "for once" with the books I've been reading lately)...but I just didn't love it. I guess I never really felt their connection past a really good friendship. I'm not sure why either. I felt sad when t...
  • FMABookReviews
    ❝You're the music in a mute world, and my heart beats because you're here.❞ Phenomenal. Behind the Bars was phenomenal!I loved this story so much, it hit home on so many levels: Freeing yourself by forgiving others. Having the strength to love others, even those who might appear unlovable. Forgiving yourself enough to accept love. Realizing you are enough, just the way you are, and in doing so, discovering your passion, your fears, and your ...
  • Beatrice Masaluñga
    Full review posted at Confessions of a Pinay Bookaholic I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.Behind the Bars is the first book of Brittainy C. Cherry’s new series, The Music Street series. The story is set in New Orleans and it’s about a soul singer Jasmine Greene and a saxophonist Elliott Adams. It started with an awkward friendship turned into lovers briefly and years later rekindled for the second time around.Soul music was J...
  • Sanaa ☆ Sanaa's Book Blog ☆
    6 stars. "Sometimes it's hard to see things in a different light when you've become so accustomed to the dark." Let's try to write a review, shall we? Try being the key word here. Brittainy C. Cherry can do no wrong in my eyes. She was born to write and Behind the Bars just goes to show why. She is one of those very few authors who gets better with every books she writes. And every time she releases one, I always end up saying 'this is my ...
  • Talon
    I feel like my Brittainy Cherry reviews are always the same. They are, aren’t they? Yes. Because you know why? Because this girl doesn’t write a bad book. I don’t she has it in her. She is the only author I know that I have consistently loved all of the things she has wrote. I say that with 100% of my confidence. So, here I am at the end of the book and I don’t know what to say that hasn’t been said about B Cherry already. The girl can ...
  • Me_LissaH
    The first half of this book upset me, the fact that the adults knew what was happening to Elliot at school and let it go on for so long was just ridiculous. What Jasmine did so those boys would leave Elliot alone just turned my stomach. Then what happened to Elliot’s sister was just a bit too much for me. Suffice it to say the first half was not my favorite. But I kept reading because I really liked Elliot and Jasmine and I was really intereste...