05 June 2017

Intense & Mesmerizing | White Fur by Jardine Libaire


A stunning star-crossed love story set against the glitz and grit of 1980s New York City.

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. 

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. 

White Fur follows these indelible characters on their wild race through Newport mansions and downtown NYC nightspots, SoHo bars and WASP-establishment yacht clubs, through bedrooms and hospital rooms, as they explore, love, play, and suffer. Jardine Libaire combines the electricity of Less Than Zero with the timeless intensity of Romeo and Juliet in this searing, gorgeously written novel that perfectly captures the ferocity of young love.


Jardine Libaire’s White Fur tells the story of two people from opposing backgrounds and the challenges of their romantic relationship. It’s not a story for every reader, considering the amount of sexual situations, but I found it to be intense and mesmerizing. Libaire writes beautifully and poses thought-provoking points about the nature of relationships and love. White Fur is an all-around interesting and emotionally gripping read, and certain interested readers will absolutely love it—check it out.


Thanks to Blogging for Books, I received a complimentary copy of White Fur and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.

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