- File Size: 590 KB
- Print Length: 123 pages
- Publisher: Harvey Berrick Publishing; 1 edition (May 26, 2017)
- Publication Date: May 26, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B071HM9QWL
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #390,595 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Behind The Wall: A Novella Kindle Edition
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Even within this short novella, the author has once again given us a story with real emotion and a budding forbidden romance that warmed my heart. There is certain kind of hell, of course, being stuck in the four walls of a prison cell, but Ella becomes a lifeline for Garrett in the short time they are together and it was true joy watching as his hard edges began to soften.
I originally read this as a novella in the Hot for Teacher anthology and I'm so happy that the author expanded on their story and didn't leave anything up for question. There is a beautiful tenderness that is shared between Ella and Garrett and it's never more apparent than when he is finally free. They work together to find their balance, their happiness despite what a well-meaning best friend might think or the entire world for that matter. These two might have started out in a less than accepted way but love is love, and it just can't be denied. My hope is that Garrett and Ella continue to build a future as strong as the bond between them.
So well done. A solid 5 stars!
I have a love-hate opinion about novella's. They are either a perfect addition to an existing series or a quick story that keeps the reader engaged for a short amount of time. There is just enough to keep the reader fully satisfied. On the other hand that same short story can be so compelling that the reader wants more. This is the case with Behind The Wall.
Jane Harvey-Berrick painted a very vivid picture of life behind the bars without sugar coating it or romanticizing it. It's a very brutal environment where the men are suppressed. Their sense of humanity is warped from their environment and past actions that landed them within prison. The ideal situation is to rehabilitate these men so that they can become a positive part of society. While rehabilitation is a positive action, the reality of it is not quite as great in real life scenarios. These men have a criminal record for the rest of their lives. Their future opportunities are limited and they will always be paying for their previous crimes. The difference on how their rehabilitated lives play out is by their will to stay clean and become upstanding citizens, their work ethic, and lastly their support system once they are free. Jane Harvey-Berrick clearly wrote a compelling story of a young man facing all these obstacles and a young woman compassionate and brave enough to help him face them. Love is a strong motivating factor and these two people valued it's strength.
I would of loved for this to have been a full length novel because both Garrett and Ella were both such compelling characters.
What an unexpected story! Student/teacher romances can quickly become boring after reading too many of them. The same old storylines being used again and again. That's why I loved how Jane Harvey-Berrick created something I hadn't seen before - a student/teacher romance in prison.
“There’s no harm in having a little down time thinking about doing the nasty with a hot felon. As long as that’s all it is.”
Ella is working with the prison to help felons get their GED. As a woman, Ella had strict rules to obey when she was teaching. No makeup, no pens, no jewelry or perfume, nothing that would excite the prisoners or anything they could use as a weapon. But even with all the rules, Ella looks forward to making a difference. Garrett, however, knows the truth, the warden wants prisoners to get their GED so he looks good not because he cares about their rehabilitation. Yet after one class with Ella, Garrett begins to foster hope. He tries to fight it, but Ella makes him dare to dream what life could be like outside.
"Sure, I’ll just go up to her in front of Wilson, or maybe the whole class, and ask her if she’s into felons, and if she thinks I look good in orange."
ALL OF THIS HAS BEEN FIXED WITHIN THE NEW VERSION, HORRAY! - So, how do you have a relationship when one of you is in prison? Well, it's not easy. Because this was a novella, the author didn't have a lot of time to create a believable connection, even though, I thought the relationship between Ella and Garrett felt real. It was angsty and extremely passionate. The end left me a little sad we didn't get to see the next step in Ella and Garrett's lives, but that's only because I enjoyed their story so much. I definitely wouldn't say no if Jane Harvey-Berrick continued their story at a later date. -----
It's like Jane Harvey-Berrick knew what I was thinking and gave me everything I was looking for. Now that Behind the Wall has been re-vamped (it's the same story with a few more details and an awesome extended ending) I have unequivocally fallen in love.
The previous edition of Behind the Wall ends quickly after Garrett and Ella meet once he is released from Prison. Now the story continues as Garrett enters a halfway house and tries to find a job. He pushes Ella away thinking he will only bring her down, knowing he will never be enough for her. It was sad to see how little Garrett thought of himself. Ella and Garrett's future isn't easy but the roadblocks they face only makes their relationship stronger.
"I held her tightly because this was love and this was real, and my life would never be the same again. Ahead was sunlight and hope. So much hope."
The extra pages added to this edition of Behind the Wall satisfied my craving. I love Garrett and Ella's relationship, and their sweet ending was well deserved.
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