White Fur by Jardine Libaire is a book unlike anything I have read in awhile. It grabs you right at the beginning and then has you racing through to figure out what in the hell was going on at the beginning.
Jamey Hyde is a Yale student and heir to a family fortune. Elise Perez didn’t graduate high school and grew up in the projects. They meet, fall in lust (often) and change each other’s lives in ways that neither of them could have ever suspected. Jamey’s family, of course, doesn’t approve of Elise and Jamey reacts accordingly.
This book is set in the ’80 and I get the feeling that the New York 80’s party vibe was supposed to come screaming through. What came through seemed to be very much what I have read in other books and have seen in movies, all the say, I have no idea if it’s at all accurate.
While I am no Mother Theresa, there was a lot of abrupt sex scenes in this book and there was excessive cursing. I got used to it about a third of the way into the book but it took me awhile before it stopped shocking me.
Overall, I liked the story. I read it in a couple of days, some of it poolside, so I think it could be considered a quick summer read. At least that’s what it was for me! I gave this book 3 out of 5 stars.
I received this book for free from Blogging for Books in exchange for my review.