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Two months ago Faith’s life wasn’t perfect, but she knew what she wanted … she knew who she wanted AND she knew what she would have to do to get him.

But how drastically would SHE have to change to have him to herself?

When Faith’s life changes in a blink of an eye, is she finally able to make those changes in her life to get the man of her dreams?

Who would have thought th
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Kindle Edition, 123 pages
Published April 26th 2016 by 2 Libran's Publishing (first published April 6th 2016)
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Liz Botts
Apr 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
I was given an ARC for an honest review.
This was my first book by Krissy V. That being said it won't be my last. I would like to see what else she has to offer.

This is like a modern day story of "the ugly duckling". Finding your inner beauty and who you really are.
I did feel like this story was rushed and that the relationship in the end jumped way to quick.
The reason I like this book so much was because I could relate to Faith. The feelings of hate towards yourself are real for some. Always w
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Klaudia
Apr 13, 2016 rated it liked it
„Beauty Within” is my first book by Krissy V. It’s modern Ugly Duckling story.
We first meet Faith in the office she works. She’s pinning after her boss - Dwain.
and Oh My God! He’s fucking asshole! If I could jump into the book I would punch him in the throat.
Unfortunately Faith doesn’t see his flaws and thinks she’s not good enough for him to notice her.

Faith has issues with her confidence, she feels ugly and fat. I think most people can relate to these feelings, but it doesn’t explains wh
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Annamaria
Apr 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Five Beautiful Stars! Faith has poor self-esteem, when her aunt dies leaving her money she decides to get plastic surgery. Along with the money her aunt leaves her a copy of the Ugly Duckling. Faith is doing all this because she thinks this will make Dwain like her better. She has a consultation with Toby, when they meet they have an instant chemistry but Faith ignores it. She would rather have Dwain who treats her badly over Toby who takes good care of her. Will Faith realize before it is to la ...more
Kirsty Adams - Kindle Freak Book Blog
An uplifting tale of self-discovery. Faith has serious issues with her image and has always wanted to the girl who gets noticed. Unfortunately she has set her sights on her boss Dwain, who doesn't appreciate her for who she really is and all the work that she does for him. Life events mean that Faith finally believes that she can make changes to her appearance however, lovable Toby enters her life and is determined to make Faith believe in herself without the need for making drastic changes. I f ...more
Wendy Livingstone
Apr 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is the first book which I have read from this author, and it will not be the last.
I think the author did a good job of writing about a subject such as self-esteem which I am suppose we have all dealt with in one form or another. I wanted to shake Faith at times with the obsession which she had for her ex boss Dwain when she could not see the real person he was despite all of the warnings from her friends. Enter Toby who loves her and thinks she is beautiful the way she is.
This is an enjoyab
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Rachel Vaughn
Apr 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
I thought that this book was really sweet. It is a great book on self esteem and being confident in yourself. I thought the story was very original. At the beginning I was not sure how much I would like this book because the main character was annoying. However that was the point of the book so keep reading it beyond the first quarter. There were a couple of character inconsistencies that I didn't like such as Sasha which is why I did not give the book five stars. I don't understand how she coul ...more
Lyndsey Fairley
Apr 16, 2016 rated it liked it
This was my first read by this author and I have to say I wasn't a big fan of this story mainly just the main character Faith. The characters were all detailed and you kind of got to know them through Faiths eyes. But to me Faith was so obsessed about everything. Her looks, her boss, getting work done so people noticed her. Yes this was like a modern take on The Ugly Duckling and that was a good storyline but I felt rushed in parts and dragged or repetitive in others . ...more
Lisa Anderson
Apr 16, 2016 rated it liked it
I did like this story, I thought it was beautiful. For Faith to want to change herself to get one man who wouldn't even appreciate her would be criminal and so thinks her surgeon who really doesn't want to take a knife to what he thinks is Faith's perfect body. Faith loves Dwain, Toby loves Faith, Dwain loves Himself, what will happen, who will Faith end up with?? ...more
Maxine
Apr 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book was a good emotional read and I loved how Faith grew to love herself, speaking from experience it's really hard when you have a low self esteem because you see yourself differently than others do.
I wanted Faith to stick up for herself with Dwain who was her boss because I didn't like how he belittled her!

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Lesley Edwards
Apr 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this story which was loosely based on The Ugly Duckling. I liked the writing style and found that it flowed throughout.
Unfortunately I just could not gel with the characters especially Faith, I found her immature and self-centred. That said I'm sure you will find it a very enjoyable book. 3.5 stars.
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Kazza
Apr 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book as its about self esteem, and about how we all have things were are not happy about with ourselves. This book high lights how we should never change ourselves for a man and if ur happy on the inside it shows on the outside. Absolutely loved this book, great writing xx
Leah Blanks
Apr 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
loved this book so much it was great
D.C.
Apr 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
Great emotional read.
Elizabeth
Jan 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Faith is in love with her boss Dwain but he wont give her the time of day. So when opportunity strikes she decides an extreme make over is exactly what she needs. Enter in the very sexy Dr Toby Whyte who ends up helping her realize that she is beautiful just the way she is. Now I’m sorry to have to say this but I thought Faith’s character was a bit stupid especially when it came to her boss. If I was Toby, I would have gone the other way and not wasted my time. Loved Toby’s character. He’s what ...more
Gina Paulus
Apr 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A modern day retelling of the ugly duckling
Faith is a young woman with self esteem issues (our ugly duckling)
Dwain is her jerk - wad of a boss who thinks he is God's gift to women
Toby is the handsome plastic surgeon who is falling in love with Faith and wants her to see she is beautiful inside & out

Faith's Auntie Jenny dies leaving Faith some money, a safety deposit box, and a copy of the book the Ugly Duckling. Faith thinks if she gets cosmetic surgery Dwain the jerk will open his eyes, and re
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Jessica
Apr 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Krissy V has outdone herself again with this story. It is full of emotions. I love how Krissy puts an unique spin on an "Ugly Duckling" Story. This story is well written and you can relate to Faith.
I relate to this story alot, with the "Ugly Duckling" aspect of the book. Krissy tells the story to make you feel and see that beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder and that beauty lies within.

Faith has a very low self-esteem and
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Juli
Apr 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
Love this story of finding your beauty within. This story is such an inspiration. Beauty on the outside doesn't always mean there is beauty on the inside. All of us have flaws, but true beauty comes from within. Toby and Faith are such great characters! Faith thinks that she has to make physical changes to make herself beautiful and so she is considering cosmetic surgery. When she meets the doctor for a consultation she is stunned how gorgeous he is. The doctor introduces himself as Toby and he ...more
Louise
Apr 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I was given this for an honest review. Ok so at first I was was having a hard time with his book, it seemed almost like I was reliving a part of my life. A part I hated most about being a teenager in high school and the beginning of my adult life, something I never want to go back to. I kept reading though. I was very intridged with the Ugly Duckling references. As I read I got more into it.
Faith needed a change. When she learns about a death in her family, a very close relative, she decides th
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Nikki Costello ***Crazy Cajun Book Addicts Blog***
I received a complimentary copy of this book through Crazy Cajun Book Addicts for an honest review.

So this is my first read by Krissy V and I loved it, it's a modern day story of the ugly duckling that finds herself turning into a beautiful swan. It's fabulously written with great flow and great characters you will feel an emotional connection to.

Our main character Faith has lots of insecurities about the way she looks all she sees is an overweight and ugly women looking back at her. She has he
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Melissa Aguirre
Apr 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received this arc in exchange for a honest review.This book is listed as a young adult but honestly it is a new adult being said this was a great book it was very emotional for Faith which is the main character starting out she has a low self esteem and feels everyone sees her as ugly and fat.I really liked the way the author went about this book it really teaches you to look at yourself and not for anyone but yourself.There where times that I was like what no way that is happening and then th ...more
E.M. Summers
Apr 12, 2016 rated it did not like it
Title: Beauty Within
Author: Krissy V
Series: standalone
Genre: romance/self-discovery
POV: Faith
Rating: *


I'm going to be straightforward with this and say that I really, really didn't enjoy it. I read it all in one sitting, and it felt incredibly rushed and shallow, despite its theme of self-discovery and acceptance. Krissy V was unfortunately telling us rather than showing us.

Faith was a wet paper bag. She had no personality and I wanted to absolutely throttle her for her irritating outlook on li
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Rachael Fick
Apr 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
Even knowing that this story was based on The Ugly Duckling, it just didn't quite hit my happy spot. Technically, the story was written well, and the characters were fully fleshed out - but I didn't like Faith very much. She was so obsessed with appearances that she seemed extremely shallow & MUCH younger than her age. And as much as I loved Toby (and what he stood for), I couldn't connect with him either. Maybe it's just me (and it most likely is), but this book just wasn't my "cup of tea".

I'm
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Jessi
Apr 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016-read, romance, arc
What a fantastic book about realizing your inner beauty. I loved the idea the author had for this book, it is such a great message. There are a lot of popular books out there where the male characters always talk down to the females and people love this books.

I think that a lot of people will be able to relate to the "Ugly Duckling" theme in this book. I really enjoyed how Faith's character evolved throughout the book and grew to love herself. There for a while I was worried she would continue
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Tina Marina
Apr 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I was given this book for an honest opinion. I absolutely loved this book, it is so refreshing to read a book that digs deep and makes the reader think about the moral behind the story.

This isn't your usual romance as it is supposed to make each and ever reader think about themselves and the old adage 'Beauty is in the eye of the beholder' is so true.

Faith knows what she wants and she is willing to go to drastic lengths to do it. I would never consider these options myself and I know most of th
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Natasha
Feb 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Another amazing read from Krissy V. This is not just a love story but a story about true beauty and that it’s more than skin deep. I think a lot of women will be able to relate to this story, I know I did. It will have you saying “yup I’ve been there”.
Faith is on a journey to better herself, what she’s finds is that sometimes what you thought you always wanted isn’t really all that great.
The characters are great, the story line and the meaning is beautiful.
Angie Mitchell
Apr 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
Arc recieved for an honest review.
This book is a self discovery of sorts and an awakening Of how you think you look as opposed to how other people view you.

If ever you have suffered with confidence issues or been affected bullied by people that might have had a hidden agenda to why they said things to you this book will strike a chord with you.

Everyone wants someone that thinks they are the swan not the ugly duckling.

This is a very sweet sensitive book about people perceptions
Jennifer
Apr 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
While the storyline was great, I had a hard time with the pace of the story. It seemed a bit rushed. Honestly the main character, Faith, rubbed me the wrong way for some reason. All in all though, I did enjoy the story and will check out more of Krissy's books. ...more
Natalie Haigh
Apr 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
I was given an ARC in exchange for an honest review. I thought the story was good although it did feel a bit rushed for me it has so much potential and I love krissy v's books but if I'm honest this wasn't my favourite book but it was still a book I would recommend x ...more
Eboni
Apr 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC for my honest reviews:
I really enjoyed this book. It felt honest and real. The story was sweet and a bit sad. I loved Toby and Janie. This really was a story about finding your own beauty and self. I definitely recommend it.
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