Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Book Review - White Fur, by Jardine Libaire

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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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21807998-dragon-s-lair?from_search=true





White Fur sounded like an interesting novel, but the type of romance that would be a little different for me. Yet I was very curious about this book, and was in the mood to read something outside of my usual.

This was certainly quite gritty, raw and darker than I thought it would be. Yet, it was so endearing, with a love that was stronger than I could have imagined between these two.

Elise is a survivor. She goes through life, day by day, doing what she needs to do to live life, make money, pay bills, and maybe have some fun sometime. To me, she seemed without clear direction, or even cared to have any direction. And she didn't give a shit. Ultimately, that's what I loved about her. She didn't give a crap about anything or anyone. She exuded a confidence about herself that was surprising for someone with her history. Yet, she had such a deep vulnerability that it took your breath away when she allowed you a glimpse of it.

Jamey is the stereotypical Prince that wants nothing to do with the crown. Rich boy living simply, moving through life like an automaton whose strings are pulled by rich daddy and mommy. He also doesn't seem to have a clear direction, because he is going against his nature. When he meets Elise, and they start to fall in love, it is truly amazing how they both enrich and redirect each other to paths that they both feel so much happier with, even when it goes against their previous nature.

This was a surprisingly beautiful yet gritty love story between two very different people. Great pace in plot and character development. It was an exciting journey and I really really enjoyed reading this novel.

This was an easy 


Happy Reading!
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Many thanks to Netgalley, Authors and Publishers for making copies available for review. No compensation was accepted and my opinions are 100% my own.



Author Bio:

I'm a fiend for books, bookstores, lit journals, found poetry, libraries, graffiti, artist books, diaries, screenplays---anything that tells a story. My MFA is from Michigan, which is a dearly beloved program. For the last ten years, I've been living in Austin, TX, a city that is very sweet + kind to artists ;) Over the decades, I've worked as a motel chambermaid, real estate agent, dishwasher, bartender, assistant to a perfume designer, art model, copywriter, grantwriter, and restaurant manager. I worship at the feet of Willa Cather. Every Thursday evening, I facilitate a storytelling class at the Lockhart Women's Prison here in Texas, and I've learned more about life from the women in the class than I have taught them, I'm quite sure. Right now I'm working on a new book about a cheetah and a deaf teenager. 

Author Links: Website/Goodreads/Twitter 

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