Literary Fiction

White Fur

by Jardine Libaire

Quick take

Their love burns with the fire of a thousand suns, the way all first great loves do, and everything that transpires between them stokes that fire deeper.

Why I love it

Star-crossed lovers lead completely opposite lives yet find themselves living next door to each other. Jamey is a legacy trust-fund kid studying at Yale; Elise a streetwise girl from the Connecticut projects with nothing to her name but an old white fur coat.

Their love burns with the fire of a thousand suns, the way all first great loves do, and everything that transpires between them stokes that...

Synopsis

From the publisher:

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...

Member thoughts

24% Love
45% Like
27% Dislike
  • Alexandra B.

    Great neck, NY

    "Loved this book so much. Couldn't put it down. Elise and Jamey 4ever!!!"

  • malory s.

    Grapevine, TX

    "Develops the characters quickly and the writing is SO creative! I couldn't put it down "

  • Mackenzie U.

    Beale AFB, CA

    "It took me a while to really root for Jayme and Elise's relationship. It wasn't until they moved in together that I really liked them as a couple. I have loved them ever since"

  • Amelia P.

    Brighton , MA

    "A swoon-worthy read. White Fur is so beautifully wrought I honestly don't have the words to fully convey how much I adored this book! "

  • Rachel Y.

    San Francisco, CA

    "Girl from the wrong side of the tracks meets a boy from a privileged upper east side. Classic story, meets modern struggles. I would recommend this for most readers. "

  • Stephanie W.

    Valdosta, GA

    "Writing style difficult to follow in beginning, but after a few chapters...hooked, unable to put it down! "

  • Meaghan B.

    Pontiac, MI

    "A modern Romeo and Juliet that I couldn't get enough of."

  • Beth D.

    Atlanta, GA

    "There were sentences in this book that were so exquisitely beautiful."

  • Robyn H.

    Lake Bluff, IL

    "Very thought-provoking. Strong writing, could not put the book. Huge twist in the end!"

  • Abbie G.

    Seattle, WA

    "Beautiful prose, super sexy and a great summer read."

  • Nicole W.

    Bridgewater, MA

    "I loved this book. I couldn't stop reading it. I felt like I was in the book with them spying for another building. Great book!"