Review: WHITE FUR by Jardine Libaire

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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. Nevertheless, the attraction is instant, and what starts out as sexual obsession turns into something greater, stranger, and impossible to ignore.

“She thinks in wild gardens, and his thoughts are espaliered into an introduction with a thesis, then supporting paragraphs, and a conclusion.” 

My Review:

White Fur was my Book of the Month pick – to be honest I picked it because of the cool title and pretty cover. I took a chance and it paid off! This was a crazy awesome book! I love that the backdrop is set in the 1980’s and Libaire’s New York. It’s the raunchy love story that you can’t stop reading. Two people from different worlds, against all odds – sound familiar? It wasn’t familiar once I started reading. The book is captivating and poetic. It’s an obsessive love story that will take you out of your comfort zone. I absolutely LOVED this book! I will read anything this author writes!

I rated this WILD book 5 / 5 stars!

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