REVIEW – BEHIND THE BARS by Brittainy C. Cherry


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.


*****Mel’s Review*****

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 her mama proud. She’s always working hard to try to make her happy, but she also longs to live a normal life. That includes public school, so when her mother agrees to enroll her at Cannon High School, she’s thrilled. She’s felt so lonely she’s looking forward to being around kids her own age.

Jasmine witnesses a boy at school being bullied. She later locks eyes with him outside of school. She hears him before she see’s him. He plays the saxophone on the corner. His music is hauntingly sad, but beautiful. His notes send chills down her spine & make her feel so much. His music touched her heart & changed her.


Jasmine felt the need to be close to Elliott. They were two lonely souls who connected. When she listened to him play she didn’t feel so alone. They healed the part of each other that was broken. Then life & tragedy take them in different directions. They are apart for a time before they find their way back to one another.

This was a beautiful story that touches the heart. It’s sad at times, but full of so much love. I adored Jasmine & Elliott together. I also loved the people close to them. Family is those who love us most & what we make it.


-“No woman can only fall in love with the music of jazz. She always quietly yearns for the musician behind the bars.”

-We were polar opposites. We weren’t meant to fall for one another, but when we blended together, we were some kind of beautiful.

-I knew Elliott Adams was love, and I was falling into him so fast.

-Our love existed in every second, and every touch we shared.

-“You were, are, and always will be my favorite song.”

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