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review 2018-04-04 06:46
White Fur - Jardine Libaire

Jamey and Elise, from different sides of the social spectrum, fall in love. Sounds good, but sadly it wasn’t - everything about this book is stilted and awkward - not my cup of tea at all, but I’m sure it will appeal to lots of other readers.

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review 2017-07-25 04:35
White Fur
White Fur - Jardine Libaire

Title:  White Fur

Author:  Jardine Libaire

Publisher:  Crown Publishing

Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean

Rating: Four



"White Fur" by Jardine Libaire


My Thoughts...


All I can say is this is was a unusual poetical love story as this author gives the readers the ending first and then worked the story forward as the story comes full circled by the end.  So, what should the readers expect?  Well get ready for a little bit of it all...from the gritty, raw and simply painful at times that will definitely leave one saying wow!  We find Jamey Hyde who came from a rich family and then their was Elise Perez who was poor coming together being so very opposite. So, really what could one expect  would happen for all that went on with these two that definitely seemed to be on quite a roller coaster ride? Now, I will say this story wasn't just with these two but also their families and friends.  Would I say this story was similar to the Romeo and Juliet story? Yes,  a little but I found this story was also filled with so much more raw grittiness with lots of emotions. Yes, this was a very obsessive relationship, with crime, some off the chart erotic sex scenes, so be aware of that fact among some other real issues that are full of 'trials and tribulations.'  I did feel that the story went on and on a little bit that seemed to drag somewhat but the story did however pick up getting your attention as you continued on to see what was coming next and then we get a strange unexpected  weird twist of a end. If you are looking for a love story that will be told in a very unusual way then you have come to the right place for "White Fur" will be the read I would recommend to you.


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review 2017-06-07 10:21
White Fur by Jardine Libaire


White Fur by Jardine Libaire is out today.
There is to say that, as for the rest of the books of the group Penguin Random House, this one is a Crown publishing book, it is wonderfully written.
There is a lightness in writing-style, a sophisticated touch that I can just tell it's simply enchanting.

The story is pretty sad.
It's an encounter.
The fatal encounter able to change the existence and the destiny of two young people.
For worse.

Elise and James or Jamey are people of two completely different worlds, with different expectations and destinies, expectations "chosen" from life because of their birth.

Elise Perez  is great in love-making and it's what James Hyde find fascinating at first although there is another girl Millie in his life, but no comparison with this wild creature she met one day.

Elise lived a frustrating childhood. Can you believe it? Her first orgasm was on a bus when she was 11 years old.
She grew up in foster houses, her family pretty disconnected, she discovered sex at just 7 years and she understood it pretty soon.
No high school, very different background from the one of James.

James will become someone.
He is a junior at Yale, his family is very good, he didn't live a strained life and he is also extremely rich.

You know: I am not skeptical: sometimes it happens like when Cinderella met Prince Charming and well it was good, no?
It happens in real life as well without to disturb a classic fairy-tale but in this novel the story is pretty hard, very disturbing.

The two can't stop to love each other of a sick love and this consumption, this union, will bring devastating conclusions while James' family, obviously will try all his best for trying to interrupt this relationship and this perdition. But no, James can't stop it because Elise slowly became his only reason of life. His obsession.

Problem with love in this book is that the two protagonists are good for each other because of James's insecurities first of all. He thinks that with Elise he found his answers. You can have everything without to have nothing in your hands although your family is very good.
James thought he discovered a Paradise with Elise while he precipitated in a hell.

At the same time Elise found someone in love for her after such a nasty life and this is priceless although she is not as enchanted as Jamey is  about life. Both of them have profound wounds to cure, both of them are dysfunctional. Both of them are perfect to each other for this reason.

Their love is so immense that at a certain point they will escape away together, from everyone and everything but Jamey is in the hospital...
Elise is addicted to James and Jamey can't live without her, without to feeling that she is close to him.

The book is set in 1986-1987.

The book in its genre can be considered a jewel because these stories happen, just at the end of them invariably you feel sadness.

I didn't love the cover at all. Considering the topic pretty stressing I would have picked up something more relaxing to look at, for then falling in the reading, but dividing the moments ;-) just for giving some relaxation to the mind.

I thank NetGalley and Crown Publishing for this ebook

Anna Maria Polidori

Source: alfemminile.blogspot.it
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review 2017-06-02 06:00
good story and characters
White Fur - Jardine Libaire

Elise meets Jamey in New Haven when the two are neighbors. Jamey goes to Yale and his path in life is laid out by his wealthy, determined parents.There is a fake white fur jacket Elise  traded some chips to a girl for and wears it all the time. Elise grew up on the wrong side of the tracks in the projects. But Elise knows who she is and she knows she wants a better life for herself. Elise was unsophisticated, uneducated HS dropout. She was also biracial with no plan.   Elise run away and leaves her mom behind who she loves but can’t force herself to say with her. She stays in a car to get some sleep and when the owner of the car finds her he takes her home and they become friends and roommates or things could have turned out a lot worse for Elise. Elise sees Jamey and Matt outside and heads out to meet them. Jamey is from money , his mother had been a Hollywood starlet and his father is an investment banker. Jamey is to follow in his dad's footsteps in a firm handed down by his grandfather. Jamey had never been happy before he met Elise. He knows there has been an emptiness and feels Elise will fill that. Jamey and Elise try to figure out how to fit in each others world as they start a relationship. Elise doesn’t  Jamiy is offered an internship in NYC. He asked Elise to go with him. Elise does not like the demanding need she has for Jamey. Jamey’s family are willing to do almost anything to break them up. But Jamey refuses to leave Elise as she is all he wants.  and soon they are obsessed with each other. Elise’s family is more real and geared for survival therefore more accepting. Almost everyone is against them.

I really liked this story. I felt it was realistically portrayed but it still had the feel of Romeo and Juliet or moreso Pretty Woman. But I also felt it was gritty and raw and full of emotions. I loved that the characters weren’t perfect just as in real life. However it was a bit repetitive at times. But I still felt it was well written. It also had a good plot. But it also dragged a little at times not enough to make me want to stop reading though.I t kept my attention all through the book. But all and all a good read, I liked the characters and the ins and outs and I recommend.

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review 2017-04-26 18:06
White Fur - Jardine Libaire

A very, very strange love story about a rich boy who is enthralled with a very poor girl and her lifestyle. He's a very sad boy even with all his money. He sees this girl with nothing and how happy she is and he just doesn't understand it. How can she be so happy when she has nothing?

He asks her to be his girlfriend and gives up his money. Maybe together with her, he can find that happiness too.

Then one night, through no choice of his own, his rich friends really mess with his psyche. Will he overcome this?

An interesting love story told in a very unusual way.

Thanks to Crown Publishing and Net Galley for allowing me to read and review this out of the ordinary love story.

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