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.


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.  POOF.  GONE.  A subtle reference here and there - but the story is there.  The love is there.  The skin color is not.  I have no idea why I'm even discussing this, it's not even a factor or topic.



Brittainy brought together two polar opposite characters that had one thing in common.  Love.  The love and chemistry was sizzling and palpable and bounced off the pages of the book.  The quotes and beautiful writing is Brittainy's specialty and she 'brings it' in Behind the Bars.

Behind The Bars is a beautifully written love story that is nothing with race and everything about family.  About music.  About love.  About soul.  About Jazz.  About Elliott.  All the things that matter.


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