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BEHIND THE BARS by BRITTAINY C CHERRY

Standalone emotional, sweet second chance love story

SYNOPSIS

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.

Caged.

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.

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REVIEW

“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 music his all. In that moment, I realized I never gave anything my all – not like him, not like that.’

Behind the Bars once again showcases this authors talent for reaching into the hearts of her readers with a story that’s both painfully sad, and uplifting and sweet at the same time, demonstrating the strength of the human spirit and the importance of love and hope.

‘Some days it was better to lie than to face the darkest truths.
Her heart was broken…’

Sixteen year old Elliott Adams was an outcast at high school. Prone to vicious bullying – a sad, lonely and tortured young man with a heart of gold in spite of the horribly painful and embarrassing treatment dished out to him day after day. Closed off emotionally except to those close to him, Elliott’s escape was music, until the day, Jasmine Greene stepped into his life.

‘When Elliott had his music, his soul was free. Because of jazz, Elliott was able to breathe.’

Jasmine Greene had been denied a childhood thanks to her overbearing mother’s insistence that Jasmine obtain success as a pop singer, home schooling her and, Jasmine only knew the rigours of dance and singing rehearsals. Fun did not factor into Jasmine’s life. Though very popular at her new high school, Jasmine too, cut a sad and lonely figure, berated and belittled by her unloving mother, Jasmine seeks solace in the kind, sweet Elliott and sets out to save him from the bullies with heartbreaking and tragic consequences.

‘That’s when I saw the boy who played the music. I’d always say I saw him first, but he’d argue that was a lie.’

The story skips six years after high school when Jasmine and Elliott reconnect and are forced to deal with their painful time apart and it is quite simply heartbreaking.

“I just need you to know that my heart is rough sometimes. Sometimes it beats unevenly. Some days it’s battered and bruised….”

Brittainy C Cherry so beautifully captured the richness of the New Orleans jazz scene and the atmosphere of NOLA. You could breathe it in, feel the heat, and hear the music. This author certainly  delivered a story that did pull at our heartstrings however there were times we felt a little disconnected to the story due to jumps in time and certain aspects and moments we would have liked fleshed out a little more. In saying that, there’s no doubt readers will fall in love with Jasmine, Elliott and the sincerity of Brittainy C Cherry’s words. How could you not?


ALSO by BRITTAINY C CHERRY

THE ELEMENTS SERIES 

The Air He Breathes Book One
                

The Fire Between High & Lo Book Two 
         
The Silent Waters Book Three
          
The Gravity Of Us Book Four 
                    

LOVING MR DANIELS
Standalone emotional and beautiful student teacher romance.

“You don’t deserve to be someone’s secret, Ashlyn. You deserve to be the chorus to a person’s favourite song. You deserve to be the dedication in their favourite book.”

loving mr daniels cover

SYNOPSIS
To Whom it May Concern,It was easy to call us forbidden and harder to call us soulmates. Yet I believed we were both. Forbidden soulmates.
When I arrived to Edgewood, Wisconsin I didn’t plan to find him. I didn’t plan to stumble into Joe’s bar and have Daniel’s music stir up my emotions. I had no clue that his voice would make my hurts forget their own sorrow. I had no idea that my happiness would remember its own bliss.
When I started senior year at my new school, I wasn’t prepared to call him Mr. Daniels, but sometimes life happens at the wrong time for all the right reasons.
Our love story wasn’t only about the physical connection.
It was about family. It was about loss. It was about being alive. It was silly. It was painful. It was mourning. It was laughter.
It was ours.
And for those reasons alone, I would never apologize for loving Mr. Daniels.
-Ashlyn Jennings

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