Review: Behind the Wall by Jane Harvey-Berrick

Reviewed by Elle

Garrett has simple dreams. A clean place to live, a regular pay check and a woman to call his own. But the odds of that happening when he’s spent the last five years in prison seem slim. But getting his GED is a start.

Enter Miss Ella Newsome, the prison’s new teacher. Committed to helping the prisoners succeed, shes not afraid of hard work. Through the essays she assigns, she quickly realised there’s more to Garrett than his hard exterior.

Things get complicated when sparks fly between the two, putting both her job and his chance at freedom on the line.

I admit, I picked this up, hoping for a Prison Break type romance, and a Wentworth Milker type hero. That wasn’t what I got at all, but I’m happy to say that I enjoyed what I did get just as much.

I read this novella in about two hours. It moves quickly, with short, easy to follow chapters that push the pace along. I was surprised at how much I liked the characters and that their romance didn’t feel like insta love, despite the short length of the book.

I’d expected some hot, sneaky sex scenes behind the backs of the wardens but that wasn’t exactly the way it happened. I liked that I was surprised by the way the story unfolded and that a lot of it took place outside the prison walls.

I really enjoyed the author’s writing style, and am looking forward to reading more from her.

Rating: B+

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Behind the Wall
by Jane Harvey-Berrick
Release Date: May 26, 2017

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