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It’s a Fugly Life by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff Review

Title: It’s a Fugly Life

Author: Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

First published October 11, 2016

294 pages, Paperback

ISBN: 9781943983032 (ISBN10: 1943983038)

Rating: 3.91


Get ready for a heartwarming and hilarious standalone contemporary romance from the bestselling author Mimi Jean Pamfiloff. Meet Lily Snow, a woman who was once considered fugly and allowed her insecurities to ruin her relationship with the love of her life, Maxwell Cole.

However, everything changes when a car accident, reconstructive surgeries, and unexpected money transform her life. She starts her own company, learns to like herself, and even finds a new man.

But just when she thinks she has moved on, Maxwell Cole reappears after six long months, begging for the one thing she can’t give him. Will Lily be able to resist him?

Find out in “It’s a Fugly Life.”

About the Author

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Mimi Jean Pamfiloff is a bestselling author, known for her mind-bending plot twists that will leave you glued to the pages. Her stories span across Romance, Suspense/Thriller, and Fantasy genres, featuring strong and clever heroines, heroic male leads, and thrilling excitement.

When she’s not writing, Mimi shares her life with her patient husband, two energetic boys, and three feisty dogs (who she affectionately calls dragons) named Snowy, Mini, and Mack. They all reside in Arizona, which unfortunately is not a vampire-friendly state.

Editoral Review

Title: It’s a Fugly Life

Author: Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Humorous Fiction

Publication Date: October 11, 2016

Mimi Jean Pamfiloff’s debut novel, It’s a Fugly Life, is a humorous contemporary romance that skewers the beauty industry and the expectations it places on women. The novel follows the story of Lily Snow, a woman who has spent her entire life trying to hide her unconventional looks, who finally gets a chance to participate in a reality TV show that will give her a makeover and transform her into a beauty queen.

Pamfiloff’s writing style is quirky and funny, and the book is peppered with witty one-liners and laugh-out-loud moments. However, beneath the absurd premise and the zany characters, the novel also explores deeper themes of self-acceptance, female empowerment, and the corrosive effects of societal beauty standards.

The plot centers around Lily’s journey as she goes through a series of challenges and makeover procedures, all in the hopes of winning the coveted Miss Ugly Duckling crown. Along the way, she meets a diverse cast of characters, including a flamboyant makeup artist, a grumpy stylist, and a handsome producer who may or may not have ulterior motives.

The book is set in Los Angeles, the epicenter of the beauty and entertainment industries, and Pamfiloff does a great job of capturing the glitz and glamour of the city, while also exposing its seedy underbelly. She also makes allusions to current issues such as the #MeToo movement and the pressure on women to conform to certain beauty standards.

Pamfiloff’s characterizations are one of the book’s strengths. Lily is a relatable and sympathetic protagonist, and her journey from self-doubt to self-confidence is both heartwarming and inspiring.

The supporting characters are also well-drawn and add depth and humor to the story. However, the pacing of the novel can be uneven, with some scenes feeling dragged out and others rushed.

The book also relies heavily on stereotypes and caricatures, which may be off-putting to some readers. Overall, It’s a Fugly Life is an entertaining and thought-provoking read that will appeal to fans of contemporary romance and humorous fiction.

It’s a charming debut from Mimi Jean Pamfiloff that heralds the arrival of a new voice in the genre. Rating: 3.5/5

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