Book Review: White Fur

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

White Fur by Jardine Libaire

From the publisher:
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.

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The writing in this book is undeniably beautiful. Some books are focused on plot and action, some on characters, some on setting. And some, like this one, are just beautifully written and every sentence feels like a descriptive explosion. Her descriptions in here are some of the strangest and most lovely and enhancing ones I've read. 

This book is also character driven. It's not so much about the plot as it is about discovering who these two people are as they discover each other. They're not always likable, or even usually likeable. But they are genuine, and in pain, and in love, and very real feeling. 

This is also a very sensual book. It's very mature and exposed. It's a non traditional romance story. Things don't always work out. They might not be "meant for each other." It might be better that way. It's worth reading if you like heavily descriptive and character focused writing. It's quite captivating. 

Links: Author Website, Goodreads, full tour
Buy it on Amazon:White Fur: A Novel

I received this book through TLC Book Tours in exchange for my honest review.

1 comment:

  1. The cover and title of this book are both strangely intriguing to me ... there's just something about them that captures my attention.

    Thanks for being a part of the tour!