Brittainy C. Cherry- Behind The Bars| ARC Review


Title: Behind The Bars
Author: Brittainy C. Cherry
Genre: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
Publication Date: December 7, 2017


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, I became her darkest storm.

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’t do it justice.This book is so beautifully poignant. It deals with so many struggles yet has an underlying beauty thats so strong that it lingers with you even after you are done. I still get the chills whenever I think about this book, as I write this review-I have goosebumps because this book is AMAZING!

Jasmine and Elliot are from two completely different world- she’s the popular girl in high school where as he’s been dubbed the ‘loser’ of the school. But somehow they recognized the loneliness in each other and creates a bond so potent and strong that defies ‘logic’. The other thing they bonded over was Jazz. I swear, I have a new found respect for Jazz music after this book- In a world where there are so many misfortunes and tragedies, maybe God gave us music as his apology.
Behind The bars deals with so many issues- an overbearing ‘mother’, lose of people you love, the darkness of struggling with a disability and the horrifying trauma of bullying.
The bullying in this book was appalling! It was brutal and horrible-and I felt so hopeless reading it because I couldn’t do anything to help him. After a particularly intense scene, I literally stopped reading and froze because that scene?I couldn’t believe what I read- It was over so quickly yet it felt like a lifetime. I couldn’t stop crying. I felt the pain, I felt the helplessness and the ultimate sense of denial.

Behind The Bars was so heartfelt and intense and I admit that I will never be the same again.
PS: I want to give a HUGE shout-out to Ray (Jasmine’s ‘step-dad’ ). He is by far THE most kindest, most genuinely loving person ever! It takes a special kind of person to take on another man’s kid and love them as your own and I applaud him for it.

Happy Reading!




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