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, Favorites, New Adult, Contemporary, Contemporary Romance

Reviews Behind the Bars (Music Street, #1)

  • 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!
  •  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'...
  • 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!!
  • Diana
    I was up until the wee hours of the morning to finish this little gem up. It does have angst, but my advice is to push through it.It is a beautiful story about Elliot and Jasmine, two lost and lonely souls that find each other as teenagers. Elliot is constantly harassed and bullied at school for his stuttering, while Jasmine is gorgeous and popular, but that is only on the outside. She is struggling with trying to find herself plus she has a mons...
  • Jean
    Simply magical! Loved this book! Love this author.....she never disappoints me. Her stories are so emotionally moving and unique.Elliott is the skinny, nerdy, glasses-wearing kid in school who always got picked on by the popular crowd. He tries to blend into the background, but would do anything for his sister, Katie.Jasmine is the new popular girl. She has a stage mother who pushes her to be the best....singing, dancing, acting....her mother has...
  • 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...
  • Carol
    4.5 stars.I am not gonna lie. This book is divided into two parts and Part 1 of this book was really hard for me to read. I badly wanted to put it down and quit several times as the story was so harsh and also unrelenting in the abuse and suffering that both MC's experienced. I am a total wimp when it comes to the type of bullying that Elliot had to endure at high school but I am glad that I persevered and made it to Part 2 of the story which tak...
  • Sher❤ The Fabulous BookLover
    :::3.75 Stars!:::BCherry knows just how to gut you. Full review to come:)
  • Doris
    This is the first book that I have read by Brittainy Cherry and I did enjoy it. The one thing that I was curious about is, it details the lives of the main characters when they were teenagers and yet the end seemed a bit rushed. Both of them have terrible teenage years, one with being bullied by his classmates and the other by her own mother. When separated one goes though a tragedy that he can not recover while the other lives a life she complet...
  • Love N. Books
    ellie's $0.02:So you see the cover of the book. You see the title of the book. My mind immediately went to "Ah yes. Biracial romance, they are behind thr bars of racism" or something of the likes.Boy. Was I wrong. So fucking wrong. Huge applause to Brittainy for handling a biracial romance as.... not one. Brittainy tore down any lines of thought of race in which the reader is so engrossed with the characters that all thought of skin color is gone...
  • Gabby
    DNF at 200 pagesDamn, I really wanted to love this book. I even included this book in my 5-star predictions video and I couldn't have been more wrong. Brittainy C. Cherry is one of my favorite authors and she's written some of my favorite books of all time: Loving Mr. Daniels, The Gravity of Us, and The Air He Breathes. POSITIVES:-Takes place in New Orleans-POC characters -The plot revolves around musicNEGATIVES:-I didn't care about the character...
  • Arabella ~♡AB♡~
    I really loved Part 1, but the second part really lost me as a fan because it felt so rushed, and there were lots of 'weeks later' moments that missed out any connection that the reader needed to really root for their reunion.Slightly disappointed :(
  • * Meli Mel *
    ♥ ♥ ♥ 4.5 STARS ♥ ♥ ♥ ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●'I didn't see him at first- I felt him, felt his music crawl along my skin. The chords and bars of his saxophone sent chills down my spine. It sounded magical, the way the notes danced through the air, so hauntingly beautiful.”●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ...
  • Richelle Robinson
    I honestly can’t even write a review to do this book justice. I will do my best but can’t make any promises. The only thing I can guarantee you is that this book will stay with you a long time after you finish reading.“We weren’t meant to fall for one another, but when we blended together, we were some kind of beautiful.”Jasmine and Elliot come from seemingly different backgrounds but they are eerily similar in a lot of ways. I loved th...
  • Stacie
    4 1/2 "Is that a question?" Stars!Review to come... Maybe!But in the mean time, the first 40-ish% was emotionally intense and very heartbreaking. The second half mostly makes it worth it. I loved both Jasmine and Elliot throughout the entire story. I was rooting for them hard. Happy reading!
  • Jenny - TotallybookedBlog
    “You’re the music in a mute world, and my heart beats because you’re here.” There’s no doubt about it, Brittainy C Cherry is responsible for some of the most heartbreaking, painful yet beautifully hopeful stories we’ve read. There is such sweet sensitivity and honesty to her words, we can’t help but be affected by them.‘He played as if he were bleeding out into the streets of New Orleans. He left nothing on the table and gave his ...
  • NiCoLeTa E.
    ***4,5 "Also, I still love you!!!" stars*** *****************************“You’re the music in a mute world, and my heart beats because you’re here.”***************************** Phew!!!! it's been almost a week since I've finished this "painfully beautiful" story and my feelings are still all over the place...Honestly, I don't know what to say about this book!!!Mrs. Cherry knows how to write beautiful, but painful stories!!! Stories that...
  • Veronika's ReaderFeeder
    2017-12-05 C. Cherry never fails to craft stories that speak to my heart. She created something magical again with this masterpiece and I can honestly say that this is one of my favorite books by her so far. It was soul-touching, heartbreaking, painful and beautiful at the same time.Jasmine Green never had a home. Her mother’s boyfriend is a musician so they traveled a lot never stopping for a long time. S...
  • Heather❀Book and a Blanket❀
    5 What’s your truth? Stars!An emotionally gripping and heartbreaking second chance romance! This is the love story of Eli and Jasmine, two polar opposites who fit together perfectly and found their love behind the bars. "I hadn’t known a girl like her could have a great time with a boy like me." When these two first meet, Elliott is a small, skinny kid who suffers from stuttering. He gets bullied on a regular basis and when the pretty new gir...
  • Elisa Gioia
    4,5 "Jazz" Stars!"You’re the music in a mute world, and my heart beats because you’re here.” Siamo a New Orleans, nel Quartiere francese, dove una sedicenne Jasmine si imbatte nella musica di Elliot, un ragazzo della sua stessa età che ha già visto a scuola bullizzato da altri compagni.La musica che esce dal sassofono di Elliot l'incanta, le parla. Jasmine ama la musica, cantare. Vive per il soul, ma la madre ha altri piani per lei. Vuole...
  • Jeannine Allison
    3.75 stars...
  • B.B. Easton
    According to Amazon, Behind the Bars is 373 pages long. That means I've cried at least 373 tears in the past 2 days. All for different reasons. Some happy, some heartbroken, some out of recognition, and some in celebration of redemption. I've never been so moved by a book, never so expertly serenaded by a storyteller. Brittainy C. Cherry has created a masterpiece, deserving of 5 stars and 5 million keys.
  • Ashley (5171MilesBooks)
    Read this review and many more at: 5171 Miles Book Blog.When I'm reading Romance, I want to feel ALL the feels. Let's be honest, I want the author to make me cry, or even tear up a bit. Luckily, Brittainy C. Cherry is a master of heart and completes the task with each story she tells. Every book of hers is more beautiful than the last. The Gravity of Us quickly became one of my favorite books of the year, making me hesitant to believe Behind the ...
  • Melinda Ruyten
    From the first word until the last, I loved it. If you are looking for a book that has all the feels, that has you emotions shifting from nearly crying to sighing, to smiling, to anger this is the book for you. The writing is fantastic and conveys the story with perfection. The book starts when Jasmine and Elliott are 16 years old. Jasmine's mother is determined to make her a pop star. Elliott is saxophone player who is a scrawny thin looking boy...
  • RentasticReads
    Where’s the infinity star-rating button when you desperately need it?I lost a huge chunk of my heart to this book. Behind the Bars is just absolutely beautifully agonizing—it’s one of those stories where you’d have to go through all of the soul-shattering and heart-ripping moments to see and experience the full beauty of it. Jazz and Eli’s story choked me with anguish, guilt and loss just as it filled me with immense love, passion and h...
  • Mimiorphee
    "What is your truth? I'll never tire of Brittainy Cherry's books. With Behind the Bars, her first novel of the Music Street series, she once agin leads her readers through an amazingly written emotional journey.It's a story about friendship, love, family; about guilt, healing, second chances and closure.I loved that  it takes olace in New Orleans, wher music is everywhere. The jazz and soul references give poetry to the book; Coupled with her g...
  • ari.
    5 gorgeously heart-breaking starsRead my entire review at Readin' Under Street-LampsAh jesus, this book is so goddamn beautiful!This book had so much life and heart and soul to it that made you not only appreciate life but your ability to fall in love as well. As some of you might be aware, I’m not a huge fan of swoony stories, but dear heavens! This book was so freaking beautiful that I couldn’t do anything but swoon. And while this book mig...
  • Snowtulip
    "One can't truly heal if they pretend the crack's don't exist."