Behind the Bars (Music Street #1) by Brittainy C. Cherry *New Favorite*

Overall Rating: 5 Stars
Title: Behind the Bars
Author: Brittainy C. Cherry
Series: Music Street #1
Format: Audiobook Available on Audible Escape

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.



You guys. I’m so here for the swoony sweet hero. Give. Me. More.

First, let me start off by saying, if you haven’t read a book by Brittainy C Cherry, you freaking need to. Like… right now.

I’m determined to read everything this woman writes and I’m so glad I read this one.

I’m absolutely into the anti-alpha heroes lately, and this book has the best of both worlds.

Brittainy C Cherry has this ability to take you from a YA Romance world and ease you into an Adult Romance world without you even realizing it. I think she is a great transition author for those who are used to one or the other (YA or Adult) and you’re interested in reading in a different age range.

This story starts off with our characters in high school – and if I’m being honest, I would’ve been happy staying there – but there is something satisfying about watching these characters grow up and find each other again. Whenever YA romances end with an HEA, I’m always thinking about how young they are and how there is no way their romances will last. Brittainy takes care of that wonder. She takes you through their whole story.

I’m so deeply in love with Eli, his sister, and his mom and their heartbreaking story. Eli isn’t just uber sweet, caring, thoughtful, and respectful, he’s also full of passion for his music. I’ve met a handful of people in my life who have that extra something when it comes to talent. They don’t just play an instrument, they bring it to life. That’s Eli.

And Jasmine sees that in him. She has her own heartbreak to deal with, but I love how she truly sees Eli for who he truly is. I also adore the dynamic of her being this beautiful popular girl and him this bullied unpopular guy. The way he is constantly in awe of her makes my heart soar.

And then when they grow up and apart, watching them meet again for the first time and seeing glimpses of who they were was so gratifying.

Audiobook Performance: 4 stars


Butterfly Rating: 5 Stars


Re-read Worthiness: YES

Bookshelf Placement: YES

Book Boyfriend Rating: 5 stars





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