White Fur: a Review

White Fur

By Jardine Libaire

305 pages

May 2017

When Elise Perez meets Jamey Hyde on a desolate winter afternoon, fate implodes, and neither of their lives will ever be the same. Although they are next-door neighbors in New Haven, they come from different worlds. Elise grew up in a housing project without a father and didn’t graduate from high school. Jamey is a junior at Yale, heir to a private investment bank fortune and beholden to high family expectations. The attraction is instant, and what starts out as sexual obsession turns into something greater, stranger, and impossible to ignore.

The unlikely couple moves to Manhattan in hopes of forging an adult life together, but Jamey’s family intervenes in desperation, and the consequences of staying together are suddenly severe. And when a night out with old friends takes a shocking turn, Jamey and Elise find themselves fighting not just for their love but also for their lives. Goodreads Synopsis 

Here we have another book that’s difficult for me to review.  My initial thought of review was 3.5 stars, mostly because of character frustration.  Jamey and Elise’s (but especially Jamie) flat out angered me; but then I think to so,e extent that was the point.  They were young and reckless, and basically threw away their lives.  

Some parts of the book were just too much.  About halfway through I was trying to figure out what all they hype about this book was about.  Then I was thinking about the emotions and anger over these characters and I realized this is indeed a good book.  The author wrote so poetically and had such beautiful prose with characters so well developed to invoke true emotion.  Isn’t that what books are supposed to do?

So really, while I didn’t love the story, I really did love the book and will give it a solid 🌟🌟🌟🌟/5

Thank you to blogging for books for sending  me a copy of White Fur for review.


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