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A Contemporary Romance from New York Times Bestselling Author Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

My name is Lily Snow. I am twenty-five years old, and despite being born with an unattractive face, I have never doubted who I am: smart, driven, and beautiful on the inside.

Until I met Maxwell Cole.

He’s handsome, excessively wealthy, and the owner of Cole Cosmetics. It’s been my dream to wor
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Published September 15th 2015 by P&S, Inc.
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Trenna Harris It's very rare for me to find a book that touches me like this one did. I actually saw my self in this book. I can so relate to the characters, I've b…moreIt's very rare for me to find a book that touches me like this one did. I actually saw my self in this book. I can so relate to the characters, I've been in Lilly's shoes. You will love this story. It will make you laugh, make you cry. And may make you a little angry.(less)

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Carol [Goodreads Addict]
RATING 4.5 STARS

Fugly is book one in the Fugly series by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff. I love anything Mimi Jean writes, and this was no exception. With this one, though, I read the synopsis, and thought I had some idea of what I was getting ready to read but I was really not prepared for this. This book, for me anyway, is really about loving yourself, knowing that the beauty you carry on the inside makes you beautiful on the outside as well. And if someone that comes in to your life can’t see that beaut
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Bibi
Dec 06, 2016 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: No one
When I started reading Fugly last December, I expected an emotional story from, Lily, our FMC, an "ugly" woman who had been subjected to negative reactions for 25 years. I wanted to know her struggles. How did she cope? Did this supposed defect reduce her chances of success? Love? Friendship?

Max, our male protagonist, is the head of a successful cosmetics company and he suffered from a debilitating psychological disorder called Cacophobia, which is a latent phobia of ugly or malformed people. H
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Dali
An emotional and thought provoking treasure. An incredibly moving read about facing our fuglies laced with Mimi Jean’s signature snarky fun.
"It takes the ugly truth of reality and makes it beautiful." ~ Hannah R. on Fugly

Lily Snow has lived her entire life knowing she’s beautiful… on the inside. Even though she’s a very smart, driven career woman she’s also aware that her face is not on par with the rest of her. But it really doesn’t matter, no one has everything, and she does have everythi
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sraxe
Seriously...this book, man.



I picked this book up out of curiosity to see how the author would handle the subject. As it turns out...not well! Once I finished it, I was like...what in the hell was the point of any of it? The thing that the author was building up throughout all of it? Self-love and blah blah blah? What was the point of any of this--the entire book--if it's shot to hell in the end anyway? The author wrote a book about a woman who was unattractive. Even still, she loves herself. And
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Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
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4.5 ★'s

Cacophobia...it's a real thing! It means the fear of ugly things...I had to look it up! Why you might ask...well, the H in the story, Max, actually has this phobia and unfortunately for the h, Lily, apparently her face is really ugly.

Lily goes for a job interview with Max, who is the CEO of a makeup company. She is more than qualified but he brushes her off. Not one for taking no as an answer, Lily confronts him. Well, Max, likes what he sees and decides
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Stand-alone book 1.

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My name is Lily Snow. I am twenty-five years old, and despite being born with an unattractive face, I have never doubted who I am: smart, driven, and beautiful on the inside.

Until I met Maxwell Cole.

He’s handsome, excessively wealthy, and the owner of Cole Cosmetics. It’s been my dream to work for this man for as long as I can remember. The good news is he wants to hire me. The bad news is he wants me for all the wrong reasons. Ug
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Loz
Sep 17, 2015 rated it liked it
2.75 - 3 stars

"He removed his lips and replaced them with his hands, massaging and pinching, while his hips ground and his mouth sucked the skin from my neck like a juicy buffalo wing."

yeah okay. so that was strange.
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3.5 stars
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First, if you have a feminist bone in your body then AVOID THIS BOOK. I don't. *shrug*

This author has some serious writing skills and I had some Lol (the real kind) moments that involved the MC's brother.

My biggest issue was the ending. I know she put out a book 2 and thank God for that because this ending just didn't cut it. However it gives too much away so I think I'll pass on the 3.99 for the next book.

It's true, Max is repulsed by Lily's face. He has a phobia of ugly
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Hannah
Aug 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
ARC REVIEW
Mimi Jean Pamfiloff does a good job of leaving me speechless at the end of her books.

Fugly, a stand alone novel from Mimi Jean Pamfiloff. This book is different from other books Mimi Jean has written, it's not your Mama's Billionaire Romance for sure, while it has the smart ass and snarky humor that you expect with her books this one delves into a subject matter that a lot women have issues with. How others "see" us and how they "perceive" us and how we see and perceive our selves. Mi
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Natalie ✩★ The Biblioholic ★✩
ugly

This is what I thought I was going to see when I dived into this story. I was pleasantly surprised that it went so much deeper than that. I thought it would be superficial and predictable. I'm so glad I was proven wrong. It shone a light on the 'fugly' voice that many of us hear and dared us not to bow down and accept our flaws, but to conquer them. To realize our greatness despite them. It was also a glaring example of how society and the media has warped our views of self-worth and self-es
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Ilze
The thing I struggled the most with in this book was the face of the heroine. Honestly, I just couldn't imagine a women with fit, drop dead gorgeous body, amazing hair, but extremely ugly face without birth defects. I could not imagine a face so ugly that could not be fixed or helped with make up. Or a face so ugly that people would say such horrible things to her face and behind her back about it. I don't think I have ever called anybody ugly, that is such repulsive name to use and it was hard ...more
Saunders
Sep 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This story was very different but will ring true with so many women. The book had a big entertainment factor and I love both characters but the underlying message that comes from this story will be one that many of us can resonate with.

what is beauty? What is ugly? what is perfection?

Is it really in the eye of the beholder or is it in the eyes of every woman who looks at herself in the mirror? Getting older, getting bigger we question our self worth - that face that stares back at us in the mir
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Hollie
Wow. What a refreshing read. The heroine wasn’t beautiful!! As a matter of fact she was "labeled" as very unattractive when it came to her face. You would think this would cause for us to have a self-doubting insecure character, but thankfully that was not the case. For the most part, she was confident and independent and never let her appearance negatively affect her personality. I have read some of this writers previous work, and I hate to admit, but I wasn’t that big of a fan. This was such a ...more
Natasha
Sep 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I was curious to read this book because of the title and also because its wrote by my favorite author. My first impression of the book was ok, i though this was another romantic story with a dark and damaged guy but my opinion totally changed after i read the book. This book hit close my life, Lily accept she was ugly and believed she cannot get a happy ending with a guy. In my case, humble aside i believe IM pretty even with my weird curves, but at the age of 16 i had a operation for my scolios ...more
Corrine Pickering
Sep 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Fugly - Mimi Jean Pamfiloff - A 5 star read and a standalone !

Lily is 25 years old and doesn't have a perfect face, she does have the body and hair to die for, but not the face. However, she is beautiful inside. When she applies for a job, Maxwell Cole isn't the man who she thought he was and she so eloquently tells him so ! He likes her feisty character and offers her a job on her strange terms! Can she follow through with her request and can she keep her heart intact ?

I don't usually do romanc
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Vaso
Sep 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Vaso by: Christina
Shelves: e-books
Reading this book proved to be interesting enough, because its heroine it’s not the usually good looking/beautiful, with a lot of self-esteem girl; on the contrary, the heroine’s face is ugly and she is aware of it. I enjoyed this book so much and besides its drama, it had some funny scenes as well.
Aisling Zena
Sep 17, 2015 rated it liked it
3.25 stars
Mg ♥ The Bookishmedialite
Dec 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
LOVE IT. LOVE IT. LOVE IT.

I couldn't put it down!!!!!!!!!
Beverly
“I think it's because when I look at you, I see us. and we're beautiful together.”

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Where to start? Wow this book was a beautiful surprise. I am in awe. We have read many books about the super hot boss and the not so pretty new employee and for some reason or fate they always end up together. Right? Well, this is where this book is different from the others! The story of Max and Lily will make you cry, laugh and what's really important : Will make you understand that you MUST learn to
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Maria Bikaki

To be honest lately I am not in the mood of romance books at all. But while exploring my alternatives I ran by accident into fugly and there was a voice inside me calling me to change my mind and read. And this voice proved to be right because I ended up reading in in one shit. I guess I had a tiring day for something deep but nevertheless fugly was one of the sweetest books I have read lately. Funny also dramatic with a fresh and modern language and most of all with two of the most likeable mai
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Siobhan Davis
Oct 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Fugly is my first read by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff and I know it won't be my last. This beautiful, sweet, sexy, sometimes heartwrenching story explores the concept of ugliness in all its guises, and I found it very thought-provoking and introspective. I would challenge anyone to read this book and not stop and think about society's definition of beauty and how completely messed-up it is.

Lily has been raised in a loving, nurturing environment and always been made to feel important, valued and loved. T
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Leigh's review posted at Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

I think I have found my new favorite book, and once again, I am in awe of Mimi Jean Pamfiloff for her ability to write a story that is so unique, so engaging, and just so true that it hurts.

My bookshelves are inundated with books where the heroine is so beautiful that every man falls over himself when he looks at her. Or the heroine sees herself as plump, but in reality she has soft curves. Or she is otherwise some gorgeous freak of nature th
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Laura
Aug 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Wow!!! Ok, first I'm going to say I was given an ARC of this book for an honest review. Don't let that scare you away, as it has for me in the past. This is the first time I've ever received one. I'm going to tell you this book is amazing!! I don't know how Ms.Pamfiloff does it!
Ok, so we start our story with Lily Snow. Mid twenty's, rocking body, smart,determined, awesome career and very ugly. Never letting that stop her getting what she wants because she knows she's a beautiful person on the i
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Mary
Sep 19, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Engaging, but with Some Flaws

Our heroine is fugly with a great body. While reading this book, I looked for "ugly" girls and women everywhere I went. There weren't any. There were women and girls with interesting faces, unusual features, but no one was ugly. There were women and girls who didn't take care of themselves, those who didn't do anything with their hair or use make-up. (Not that I think that "done" hair and make-up make some one pretty.) My point is, there are many different kinds of l
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Nic
Aug 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
This is one of the most thought provoking books I have read. It took me back to the years I was so insecure and down about myself.

I realise there is no need for anyone to feel they are not good enough. I wish I had Lilly's balls!!
:'( I am going through so many emotions right now. My first thought is how I would love my 14 year old sister in law to read this, but then I thought EVERY teenage girl needs to read this!!!!! Of course the sex scenes are a no go for the teens. But fugly is a very powe
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Fugly by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff
When I was 20 a man broke up with me because I wasn't pretty. He told me that I was pretty much the perfect woman and he knew he was a shallow bastard, but he just couldn't get over the fact that I just wasn't pretty. I thanked him for his honesty, hugged him, and wished him a nice life.
When I saw the title of this book, I hesitated. Did an ugly girl dare read a book called Fugly? I was terrified and hopeful. I wasn't sure if I should read it or not, but I thought may
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Marsha
Sep 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
How many of us question our worth based upon our looks, weight, age, etc? Sure, we applaud our good days by calling ourselves cute, attractive and maybe even pretty; yet, deep down we seem to wish for more. Is it curlier hair, straight hair, to be taller, shorter, bigger boobs, smaller boobs, etc? No matter what we have we seem to want more. Well, "Fugly" is absofreakingly brilliant because it features a main character, Lily Snow, who is a wonderful person and who with the love of family and fri ...more
CeCe
I really liked this one. The only thing I did not like and it is preventing me from giving the book 5 stars is the conflict. (view spoiler)

I liked the last chapter when we got Maxwell Cole's POV.

I saw some reviews where people could not picture someone having an amazing body, but an ugly face. Isn't there a name for that type of girl "butter face" or something? I am
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CharlieB
Sep 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
I was truly intrigued by this book, as when I looked at the cover the woman on it definitely didn't look fugly! (I do judge books by the cover, I admit it:) I really liked the book but I felt that the ending was rather short. Would have loved an epilogue of a couple years from now. Love the issues this book brought forward and it made me think about how people perceive us and how we perceive ourselves. This book was funny, thoughtful, sexy and heart wrenching at times. 4 stars. Stand alone with ...more
K.M. Montemayor
Ok, it's three am and I just finished this amazing book. I will have to go to work in a few hours and that's Ok. It was totally worth staying up to finish this. In this review, I could mention all the positive messaging about women and their looks and how Lily is a good role model in a lot of ways, but I'm not. I don't read books because of that. I read books that I enjoy, and I really enjoyed this book. Neither Lily or Max are perfect; they both have their ugliness to deal with, but they make f ...more
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