First off the blurb:
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.
After reading this book, I feel like I couldn’t possibly do it justice. This is an amazing story, that will make you confront yourself when your done. During the book you are laughing and engaged. I didn’t want to put it down. Mimi Jean Pamfiloff is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. She has this way of keeping you wrapped in a story, and focusing on the character’s issues until the end. Then you stop and reflect on what you just read and what you are supposed to take from it. Then it hits you like a ton of bricks No one is completely happy with themselves, but why? My flaws help make me who I am. My little quirks are part of me and I love them. I love being unique, as should everyone else. We aren’t meant to be the same. Whether you feel like your not beautiful on the outside, someone else does. I find that when someone is a great person, their beauty comes from what I see there. Some people are ugly because they are ugly on the inside.
Lily is by society’s standards ugly on the outside. She is however, driven, intelligent and witty. Max is gorgeous on the outside, but has issues and can be an ugly person on the inside. She wants to work for him, he wants something else. It becomes a roller coaster of witty banter, emotional highs and lows, sex, crazy awesome family members. Max is a huge douchebag, which we all know that means I love him. I love the dynamics of Lily’s family. It seems like something my brothers and I would do to each other. I love this story. I know I will be reading it again.
This book brings to the light how cruel people can be. While I believe no one deserves pity (I despise feeling pitied). Everyone deserves the chance to show people who they are before being judged. Here is a saying I like, “When dealing with people remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures bristling with prejudice and motivated by pride and envy” by Dale Carnegie, and another one I love is by Voltaire, he said “We are rarely proud when we are alone”. I believe when we are alone is when, what we view as our flaws scream the loudest in our heads.
Never the less, Mimi has captured me yet again. I am so very excited to see what she will do next. I am proud to be a part of the blog book tour for this book.
Get the book. Read it. Love it.