It’s a Fugly Life by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff Review

Hello, dear readers!

Just finished reading a fun book called “It’s a Fugly Life.” You can check out my review below, along with all the relevant information about the book, should you decided to give it a read. Enjoyed this book a lot, so I suggest you check it out! 🙂

It's a Fugly Life (Fugly, #2)It’s a Fugly Life by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

3.5 stars

This was a fun and quick read by an author I really like. Though it wasn’t as captivating for me as her other books, I did enjoy the fun and romance.

This book is a continuation of Fugly and concludes the story of Lily Snow and her (ex) man Maxwell Cole. Lily has screwed up her relationship with Max and is trying to move on with hot Italian actor Patricio. But something seems off and she’s reluctant to accept his proposal…then enters Max, coming as a strong force back into her life and begging for her forgiveness.

So the question is: who will she choose? Max or Patricio?

Add in quirky supporting characters and Lily’s internal dialogue of acceptance versus the old ugly voices, and you’ve got yourself a fun and touching afternoon read. 🙂

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fug2-release-blitz-01It’s a Fugly Life,

Fugly, book #2

by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

Released October 11, 2016

From New York Times Bestseller Mimi Jean Pamfiloff, comes a new standalone Contemporary Romance.


My name is Lily Snow. And I was once the kind of ugly that turned heads and made people stare. The worst part was how I let it ruin my life and destroy my relationship with the love of my life: Maxwell Cole, one of the sexiest, wealthiest, enigmatic men on the planet. All because I felt ugly and certainly not good enough for a man’s love.
But not anymore.

One car wreck, three reconstructive surgeries, and some unexpected money have changed my life.

I’ve started my own company, I’ve finally learned to like myself—not love, but like (hey, it’s a journey)—and I’ve met a wonderful new man who’s helped me put Max in the past where he belongs.

There’s only one problem: after six long months, Maxwell Cole is back, asking for the one thing I can’t give him. And he’s not taking no for an answer.

NOTE: This is a continuation of the story FUGLY, but is a standalone.




No, no, no. What did he just f***ing say? I stared at the ass-faced reporter blocking my way to the church. A sadistic smirk stretched across his lips while his crew filmed my reaction. They hoped I’d cry for the entire world on my wedding day, didn’t they?

Maybe I would.

“Tell us, Miss Snow, how does it feel?” He urged the cameraman closer and shoved the microphone an inch from my face. “How does it feel knowing your fiancé cheated on you last night?”

The bastard cheated on me? The night before our wedding? I tried to blink away my tears, but his words felt like a red-hot poker through my collapsing heart. After everything that had happened, every tear shed, every moment of struggle, and the promises made, I couldn’t believe it had all led to this: emotional annihilation.

What did you expect, Lily? Princes don’t fall for frogs. Not in real life. He wanted a beautiful life, a perfect life. He wanted a beautiful wife and beautiful babies. I couldn’t give him those things.

I dropped my bouquet, smoothed down the front of my white dress, and lifted my chin. “It feels like shit.” I turned away from the church, ignoring the roar of the press and the clicking of cameras, leaving behind my last shred of belief in happy-ever-afters.

Those don’t exist. They never did.



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About the Author


MIMI JEAN PAMFILOFF is a USA Today and New York Times bestselling romance author. Although she obtained her MBA and worked for more than fifteen years in the corporate world, she believes that it’s never too late to come out of the romance closet and follow your dream. Mimi lives with her Latin Lover hubby, two pirates-in-training (their boys), and the rat terrier duo, Snowflake and Mini Me, in Arizona. She hopes to make you laugh when you need it most and continues to pray daily that leather pants will make a big comeback for men.

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FUGLY, Book #1

A USA Today Bestselling Contemporary Romance from 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 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. Ugly reasons.
In exchange, he’s offered me my dreams on a silver platter. The job. The title. A beautiful future. But this man is as messed up and ugly as they come on the inside. I’m not sure anyone can help him, and he just might take my heart down with him.




Book Review: Tailored for Trouble by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

Tailored for Trouble (Happy Pants, #1)Tailored for Trouble by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

***ARC kindly provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.***

I REALLY, really enjoyed this book. There was a lot going on, but it all worked so well. The pacing was excellent and the characters drew me in from page one. They were well-developed and had strong voices.

Taylor Reed, our female MC, has a witty and funny voice, which often made me laugh out loud and empathize with her. She has strong opinions but is understanding and really wants to change the business world for the better.

Bennet Wade, our male MC, is very intriguing and complex, and it’s interesting to keep finding out why he is the way he is as the story unravels. Everything he does has a good reason behind it, even if Taylor doesn’t think so. I thought he was delicious as a book boyfriend and thoroughly enjoyed him.

These two had me rooting so hard for them, and I think the ending tension worked really well. Also, I want to eat those delicious love cookies from the story! 😉

It takes a lot of effort to get 5 stars from me, so I can confidently say that I was impressed with this book. I would definitely read more by this author and look forward to her other stories.

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Book Review: Lingerie Wars by Janet Elizabeth Henderson

It’s almost Valentine’s Day, so I thought a romance post would be prudent. I recently read a great romance novel with lots of comedy and quirky, loveable characters. I can’t remember the last time I laughed so hard while reading a book! And after reading a bunch of dystopian YA novels, I needed some laughter in my reading life.

Below, you’ll find my review from Goodreads for the book: Lingerie Wars by Janet Elizabeth Henderson. If you’re looking for a fun romance to read this Valentine’s Day, I HIGHLY recommend this one!

Lingerie Wars (Invertary, #1)Lingerie Wars by Janet Elizabeth Henderson

My rating: 5 of 5 Stars

4.5-5 stars!

This book sounded interesting from the summary, so while I was waiting on a book order, I decided to take a chance and download Lingerie Wars. And boy, did it exceed my expectations!

Lingerie Wars is about an ex lingerie model, Kirsty Campbell, and an ex Special Forces officer, Lake Benson. Kirsty suffered a bad car accident a while ago, and is now running a lingerie shop in her home town, Invertary, Scotland. She’s on her last dime–literally–and wants to make the shop a success. Lake Benson comes to Invertary to reclaim an investment: he lent his younger sister, Rainne, money to buy the lingerie shop across from Kirsty’s shop, and Rainne is not doing a great job of turning a profit. Therefore, Lake decides to stay for a while, in hopes that he can revive the business, turn a profit, and eventually sell the shop so he can move on with his life.

When Kirsty and Lake meet, they begin a competition that turns into a lingerie war: who’s shop can make the most profit before the new year. As Kirsty and Lake have trouble ignoring the chemistry between themselves, colorful characters such as old and sassy Betty (who Lake nicknames a Hobbit), Kirsty’s mom who runs a knit shop and group called Knit or Die, and the town’s unofficial mayor, Dougal, bring humor and well-timed conflict into each chapter.

The characters are very well-developed, believable, and entertaining. I honestly can’t remember the last time I laughed so often while reading a book. Seriously, I couldn’t put it down and probably LOL’ed every other page.

Henderson has an amazing sense of humor and has expertly woven it through the romance and suspense. I am now a big fan and have recommended the book to some friends. And I’m hoping this becomes a movie some day! I’d totally watch it. 🙂

(End of review.)

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I’m not kidding about the movie part. There’s a movie that I love (which is way underrated) that reminds me of Lingerie Wars: Assassin In Love (aka The Baker).

MV5BMjE1NDYwNTc0Nl5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMTg1NTk5Mw@@._V1_SY500_SX351_ Lingerie Wars and Assassin In Love are similar in that they both feature small towns with quirky folk who are extremely meddlesome. The male MCs in each story have a background with weaponry and combat, only one’s former militia and the other is, well…an assassin. Both female MCs are feisty and beautiful, and find themselves attracted to the bad boys. However, it’s a secret that “the baker” is not actually a baker in AIL. In LW, it’s NO secret that the hunky lingerie shop owner, Lake Benson, is former militia.

Both stories have sizzling romance and lots and lots of comedy. In fact, I watched AIL last night and nearly forgot just how funny it is. Now it’s in my Amazon video library for good, available whenever I have a hankering for a Welsh romcom. I’m not always up for romance reads or movies, but honestly, Lingerie Wars and Assassin In Love are some favorites that I will readily recommend to anyone.

So if you’re looking for a great read, or even a great movie, I hope you’ll take one of my recommendations to heart and read/watch something new. Even if your date is a pint-sized serving of Ben & Jerry, you’ll love either one–or both!


My Goodreads Review of Braxton Cosby’s The Windgate (School of Ministry #1)

The Windgate (The School of Ministry, Book 1)The Windgate by Braxton A. Cosby

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

*I was given an ARC in exchange for an honest review*

The School of Ministry: The Windgate by Braxton Cosby is a story of hope, courage, and perseverance—qualities we could stand to have more of in the world. Cosby is a very gifted storyteller and provides great action throughout the novel. Though the SOM series is categorized as YA, I also believe it could fit into the New Adult genre, especially with the ages of the characters and themes of the book.

The main character, Ziv, is a very likeable character whom readers will come to care about, wanting to know what is in store for him after each challenge he faces. The other characters are very interesting and when one of the “bad guys” is revealed—I must say that I did not see that coming. Therefore, Cosby does an excellent job of creating mystery and intrigue throughout.

At times, there was so much detail—for my taste—that it took away from the action. However, this story, as a whole, was a fun and entertaining read that made me excited to get to the end.

The ending of The Windgate was executed well, leaving me satisfied but also in understanding that there are still unanswered questions and more adventures ahead for Ziv and his companions. Overall, The School of Ministry: The Windgate is a great read that provides a new perspective on Christian themes through the avenue of literary fiction. I look forward to the next installment in this series.

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Book Review: Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

I JUST came back from a wonderful vacation in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, and I was able to read to my heart’s content while working on my tan. 🙂 I will share photos and news from my vacation later this week, but I do have a special treat for today’s post. A new find (for me) that was recommended to me by my lovely and talented writer friend, Robin Woods: Under the Never Sky. Let me just say…WOW. This book has so much wow factor that I actually took the time to review it.

My review doesn’t go too in depth as far as the story itself is concerned, but I do explain why I’m so in love with this book/series and can’t shut up about it. If you’re looking for a great SPECTACULAR read, then I suggest you grab yourself a copy of this book and sit in a little cave until you’re done reading. It’s that good. Who needs food or showers? You can finish it in two days and then head back to reality. Ha!

So, ladies and gents, for your pleasure I present my Goodreads review of Under the Never Sky. Cheers!

Under the Never Sky (Under the Never Sky, #1)Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I could NOT put down this book. I read it right after reading Divergent, and though both books land in the Dystopian genre, they were pleasantly worlds apart. I don’t know how to completely describe what it was/is about this series that draws me in…but my one word attempt is MAGIC. This book is completely magic and I want more and more and more! There were even times I went back to parts of the book to reread sections–just because I love the MCs Aria and Perry so, so much.

En brief, this book volleys between the perspectives of the two MCs who are complete and total opposites, except for their strength. Ms. Rossi does a phenomenal job of tying everything together through their struggle and survival. A beautiful love story ensues–as any avid reader would expect of complete opposites and self proclaimed enemies. And as the chemistry evolves, so does the danger, adventure, and magnetism that is Aria, Perry, and the Never Sky. They are bound together like any other heroic couple in their quest to save the world. And who better to save the world than they?

It’s been a while since a book has completely enraptured me like this…I HAD to buy the second book right after I finished the first. Now it will be utter torture while waiting for book three to come out in 2014. Until then, I’ll be dreaming of Aria and Perry and The Still Blue.

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