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A little white lie. A little white wedding. A pair of roommates in over their heads. Days before she's set to move across the country and start a prestigious graduate program, a con artist leaves Emmy with no where to live and less than zero dollars in her bank account. But her day doesn't seem quite so bad compared to Beckett's--his fiancée called off their wedding just dA little white lie. A little white wedding. A pair of roommates in over their heads. Days before she's set to move across the country and start a prestigious graduate program, a con artist leaves Emmy with no where to live and less than zero dollars in her bank account. But her day doesn't seem quite so bad compared to Beckett's--his fiancée called off their wedding just days before they tie the knot. Now he's single and ineligible for his place in married student housing. So what are a girl without a home and a guy without a wife supposed to do? A quickie wedding in Vegas will solve both their problems. It's a business arrangement, and no one even needs to know. They'll just get an annulment in a few months. What could go wrong? Only Beckett forgot to mention his new apartment is a one-bedroom. And neither of them counted on their new friends at Middlesex University thinking they're a great couple. The platonic newlywed game might be harder to play than Emmy thought. Especially when it starts to feel less than platonic. I Temporarily Do is a Stand-Alone Romantic Comedy...

Title : I Temporarily Do
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ISBN : 35828620
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Number of Pages : 220 Pages
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I Temporarily Do Reviews

  • Katy
    2019-03-17 14:17

    "I pulled him close, until his forehead rested against mine. "I want you to be happy." He smiled. "Then shut up and kiss me."Sometimes I just want to read an easy, stress-free romance. Sometimes I get bored with reading 150 pages before a douchenozzle Alpha dude decides being a douchenozzle might not be the best way to get through life. And sometimes I just wish that there was a book with characters that sound like actual people, not weird cardboard cutouts of people. If any of this sounds like you too, then guess what. Read this book. It's short and easy to read. Read it. Read it now. I was not expecting much from this book. The synopsis sounds completely ridiculous. Like really ridiculous. But it was an ARC and sometimes you just have to go for it. I'm really glad I did. Now, for the aforementioned silly plot:Emily, who prefers to be called Emmy, is moving to Iowa for Grad school. She currently shares an apartment with a few other people who she is really close with. It isn't the biggest apartment so they know each other well. One of her roommates is Beckett (I just love that name), is also moving to Iowa and going to the same grad school Emmy is, even for the same program. This might sound super lazy plot-wise, but they are studying a weird subject that doesn't really have a wide selection of schools to choose from. He is about to get married to a different Emily, who he has been with since he was 16. No one says it, but everyone thinks she's pretty awful. One day, Emmy discovers that the roommate she had found on Craigslist to live with in Iowa stole all of her money. The particulars are explained but I don't remember them. All I know is Emmy was too trusting and this girl emptied her bank account and ran. It will be a long time before she gets her money back. Needless to say, Emmy is having a pretty shit day. Then Beckett returns to the apartment looking like he was hit by an emotional mac truck. Turns out that his fiance, who he was marrying in a matter of days, left him. And has wanted to leave him for a while, but said nothing until days before their wedding. And didn't even leave him in person. If that wasn't bad enough, he is now screwed out of married housing at the grad school. So they are both essentially homeless. After a night of heavy drinking with their friends, they wake up realizing they are still homeless. Beckett hatches an idea. Her name is Emily too, she can just live there with him as his wife instead of the other Emily. They immediately realize that would never work. They need proof of marriage. So when they set out to drive to Iowa, they make a quick stop in Vegas at a chapel and without mentioning it to anyone they know, get a quickie marriage. Now that they're married they will live in Beckett's reserved married housing, not consummate their marriage, and later get an annulment. No one will be any the wiser. They already lived together for two years and are close friends. It will just be a secret business arrangement between friends. This is all well and good until they realize as they move in that they are surrounded by other married couples in housing who want to hang out and do couple-things. This means that need to get comfortable with PDA quick, you know, holding hands, occasional kissing, stuff like that. They are surprised to find that it comes really easy. As with most fake romantic relationships, the line between fake and real gets blurred, except unlike other "fake romance"s these two just naturally discover that jumping from friends to lovers is easy and natural. They make each other happy.This just sounds like the most absurd thing, like a bad TV movie. It wasn't. The dialogue was completely natural. It was so easy to visualize these people because they sounded and acted like regular people. There was nothing wrong with Emmy and Beckett. It was the strangest thing. They were nice people. They treated other people well. They treated each other well. They supported each other, looked out for one another, and genuinely enjoyed each other's company. Beckett was such a nice guy without being the nice guy. The kind of guy that would do anything for her without wanting anything from her. He even managed all of this without being a personality-less doormat. He was a freaking unicorn of man that was somehow believable enough that you could almost think he might be the guy next to you at Starbucks. His speech at the airport was adorably filled with swearing and was one of my favorite declarations of love that I've read. I mean, who knew that a speech filled with several "I'm in fucking love with you"s could be so romantic?Guess what Beckett?Now don't get me wrong, there is drama. It comes in the form of the other Emily, the ex-fiance, and Beckett's meddling mother. I found myself oddly protective of my darling Beckett and every time Emily was near him I wanted to jump in front of him and just smack her right upside the head. Besides this book being surprisingly sigh-worthy, it was also really funny. Emmy and Beckett had great banter and I found myself laughing out loud more than once. I really couldn't ask for more from a romance novel. It was just so pleasant. This is pure fluff, but in my opinion, it's fluff done well. *I received an ARC in exchange for a fair and honest review.

  • Tink Magoo is bad at reviews
    2019-03-09 07:11

    This was a fun, cute read.

  • Stacee
    2019-03-19 14:25

    I love Ellie Cahill and the fake boyfriend/husband trope, so I was all over this book when I saw it. I liked Emmy and Beckett. They’re both really sweet, good people and I did enjoy seeing their relationship evolve. Plot wise, I would have liked to see just a bit more chemistry from the two of them. Everything moved pretty quickly and I was left wanting in that department. I guess I just wanted more UST. Overall, it was a quick and cute read with a fantastic ending.

  • Umaiya ⚡A Far Off Memory⚡
    2019-03-06 11:04

    Cute, sweet and kinda silly. This was fun :)

  • Sam (AMNReader)
    2019-03-22 10:17

    So, Katy reviewed this book and said it was adorable, and she was right. It was adorable. Her review is complete with gifs and I'd be silly to replicate so I suggest you read the real deal:; Katy's review This one hit the spot, and was oddly believable and delightful.

  • Hana Bilqisthi
    2019-02-26 08:09

    I love the fake couple tropeThe writing is good and the character are likeableAnd the plot is believeable and realistic enough

  • Melody Cox
    2019-03-01 13:03

    ***4.5 Stars***I loved this book. It was such a sweet love story that built over time. One big plus was the hero had only been with one woman, so no man-whore here. Gosh I loved that!!Beckett Anderson (Love the name Beckett) is a 22-year-old college graduate who is moving on to grad school in a few days. He has been dating a young woman, Emily since he was sixteen years old, so that is approx. six years. They were getting married so they could share the married couples quarters on the campus of the grad school he would be attending while she finished her undergrad there. They really weren't thrilled about getting married so young but her family was strict so her father forbade her to live with him on campus. Their solution was to go ahead and get married to make things easier. Throughout his four years at University they had lived apart seeing each other seldom. A few days before the wedding she dumped him. He was devastated. Now there were bigger problems. School started in a few days and he would not be allowed to live in the married-only apartments and there was no other rooming available on or near campus.Emily, who is known as Emmy, not to confuse with Evil-Emily the awful girlfriend/fiancee, was one of six who shared a place to live at the college where she was within days of finishing her undergrad degree. She was a good friend and housemate of Beckett's. Because she and Beckett were in the same field of study they would be moving on to the same grad school. Unfortunately, Emmy had all her money stolen and has no idea how she will be able to pay for a place to live on campus. Don't miss this book. It was so good. I loved it and highly recommend it. I mark it down 1/2 star because the first 60% seemed to move a little more slowly than I like.

  • Chelsea R Ortiz-Gonzalez
    2019-02-25 11:07

    Headline: I have voluntarily read and reviewed an Exclusive ARC copy of I Temporarily Do by Ellie Cahill.*happy chair dance and squealingI LOVED this book soooo much. It was sweet it was funny it had twists and drama. It was perfect. Emmy and Beckett were perfect. Friends, married then lovers. Perfect. Highly recommend to any and romance readers. Be prepared for your face to hurt from smiling so much.Happy reading!

  • Jo-The Hopeless Romantics Book Blog
    2019-02-26 12:06

    After reading and loving Ellie Cahill's previous work, I couldn't wait to get stuck into this book and I was not disappointed. The synopsis sounded like a fun and romantic tale and that is exactly what I got. This friends to lovers story was the perfect combination of sweet and sexy. I loved "I Temporarily Do.""I could live without breathing, surely, if he would just keep kissing me forever." Following two extremely unfortunate events, Emmy and Beckett found themselves needing one another to solve the predicaments that they were both in. What followed was an entertaining read that I highly enjoyed. Emmy and Beckett's romance was very much a slow burn, but not the frustrating, I want to throw my kindle at the wall kinda slowness. It was a beautiful build up of love and lust that kept me turning those pages. Once Emmy and Beckett had taken their relationship to the next level, the pace picked up and my pulse rate quickened. The last half of the story was my favourite. Emmy and Beckett's passion kicked up a notch and the story was filled with heat, heart and an unpredictable twist that completely took me by surprise. "He smiled wide enough to make my heart melt before he kissed me. A perfect, movie-ending kiss for all the world to see. No secrets. Nothing fake. Just us." With fantastic characters (Especially Beckett who was so lovely), brilliant writing and an ending that was truly perfect for Emmy and Beckett, this was a book that I enjoyed every minute of reading and left me with a huge giddy smile on my face. It was well worth the read and I didn't want it to end.

  • Margarita
    2019-03-22 12:05

    Ellie Cahill definitivamente lo ha hecho bien con este libro, a pesar de que es el primero que leo de su autoría estoy casi segura que no será el último.I Temporarily Do es un libro fresco, simple y totalmente fácil de leer. Es una comedia romántica en todo el sentido, con personajes fáciles de amar. Tanto Emmy como Beckett son adorables, sencillos y muy pero muy agradables.Es una historia de amigos a amantes en el estilo de slow-burn love que se disfruta bastante y la espera es realmente recompensada, además de que mientras se construye el amor vemos cada paso en su relación.Así que si te gustan las comedias románticas y disfrutas del slow-burn love es casi seguro que este libro sea para ti.

  • Quirky Omega
    2019-03-07 15:12

    Straightforward and sweet.

  • Mayra M
    2019-03-15 12:25

    4.5Looooved it!! It was sweet, cute, fun, and just what I needed!

  • Trinesha
    2019-03-11 08:09

    This was a cute and easy story. Emmy and Beck never thought about a relationship, but when forced to pretend their married, anything can happen.

  • Ri
    2019-03-23 11:09

    4.5 stars. Very cute story of two former roommates getting married in order to live in married housing. Emmy and Becket have been friends since freshman year of college. What could possibly go wrong with this setup?!? Some very cute moments made me smile.The author did a great job on character development and dialogue. E Cahill has a certain cadence to her writing style which I really enjoyed. The story was sweet. I wish the epilogue had been longer, although, what we were given was very cute.This is my first time reading this author but will soon rectify that. I received an advanced readers copy in exchange for this book.

  • [michele]
    2019-03-16 07:27

    Light, fluffy and sweet - just what I needed. :) Ellie/Liz's characters are always so darn likeable.

  • Elizabeth
    2019-03-17 07:31

    Emily Louise and Beckett Michael are friends/roommates. Beckett's fiancé , Emily Black leaves him just a while before their wedding and he's crushed. On the other hand our antagonist Em or Emily loses her money when her so called new roommate dupes her of it. They’re both going to the same university for the same courses but the thing is that Beckett needs to be married to be let into a Married hostel and Emily needs money for accommodation which she doesn't have. So?“Seriously, what options do I have?” I looked at him. “You have a home but no Emily. I am an Emily and I have no home. I mean, what are the odds?”Emmy is a funny, understanding and a nice girl and Beckket is basically her male version. They fit nicely together. I loved this small piece of heaven. It's good writing, more than mildly funny and positively romantic. It's not going to let you down for a quick read of about 2100 words. I loved every second of it !Go ahead guys there's no *Prepare for a spoiler* Cheating or heartbreak just a good ol' love story.

  • Maria Christine
    2019-03-20 11:09

    There is actually a reason why it took me so long to finish this book. It's not that this book is bad or anything. In fact, this book is very good and I like it very much. Well, I just had to stop because I had to read the book that I've been waiting for.Now, back to this one. This book is hilarious. Seriously, Beckett & Emmy are one of kind. I mean, they were acting like an old married couple already even when they were still on the "fake married" stage. It was cute and fluffy and the book is seriously ruining my badass image...not that I have an image to uphold. Well, anyway I had fun reading this book mainly because they started as friends before coming together. It's not sexually charged and not angst-filled. I like how Beck & Emmy are comfortable with each other. I mean that's how it should be. Real, no pretending, comfortable. I especially like the "brushing your teeth side by side in your undies" because I can so relate to this. The dynamics of their relationship hit close to home and it felt realistic.I did enjoy reading this book.

    2019-03-21 07:08

    I thought this was a pretty good little read. There were actually a lot of things I liked about it. For one, the author mostly stayed away from romance novel cliches. While I normally don’t like a friends to romance novel, it was nice not to have to listen to the love interests pine after eachother the entire book or detail how much they wanted the other one incessantly. They weren’t thinking about the other in that way so it was kind of a breath of fresh air. Different. I also liked that they were both very normal and relatable characters. THe author didn’t over emphasize character traits. She just let them be who they were. There were no “players” or characters who “aren’t looking for a relationship” or “billionaires” or any of those overused type characters. So that was nice. I also liked that the author spent time showing the two love interests interacting together. And showed us many conversations between the two of them. It was easy to see their relationship and their closeness. The author didn’t just tell us they had a good relationship, she showed us. It’s amazing how many authors don’t do that. So that was all very good. But at the same time I felt like the author did a little too good of a job at showcasing their friendship. Their chemistry/romance was less believable than their friendship. I did love that the author took her time developing their relationship from friends to lovers, and that there wasn’t an over abundance of secret longing or drawn out pining, but at the same time maybe that resulted in a slight lacking of romance believability between the two. Basically, while I’m glad the author didn’t overdo the friends to romance, I think she under did it just a little. Or maybe it was because Beckett lacked a little in personality. For some reason, he was just never brought to life to me. He was plenty likable, relatable, and normal, but he was also just a little dull. A little too even keel. Almost like more of a side character, rather than the star. I definitely wouldn’t go as far as to say he didn’t have a personality, because he did. It’s just that there was maybe a lack of passion. Mostly a lack of passion for Emmy it felt like. Again, I think it was mostly because of how well the author built their friendship complete with zero romantic tension throughout most of the story. The romance does come a tiny bit from nowhere. Not completely out of nowhere, it almost worked. It just needed a boost. The same goes for the actual story. While the story itself was fine, it also lacked spark. While I still wanted to finish the story, I did find it a little dull at times. Like, at the first of the book, the author goes into detail about the roommates’ last night together getting wasted. So the whole time you’re thinking something is going to happen because of how detailed this scene is being set up. But as the night comes to a close, I was definitely left scratching my head and thinking, ‘Wait, what? That’s it?’ I mean, if the author is going to take the time to describe an entire night in detail, something better happen besides “the roommates get drunk, eat snacks all night, pass out, and wake up hungover”. There. That’s literally what the author should have written for that entire section of story. But instead we are walked through exactly what they were eating, (pickles, snacks, etc)how they are eating it, where they got their drinks from(leftover in the freezer), where else their drinks came from(a girl brings them home after catering jobs), how they fell asleep(with their clothes on, on each other’s beds), well, you get the picture. There were a few times the story suffered this same type of thing. Where the author details a scene but not a whole lot is actually happening. It picked up towards the end and the momentum gets better, so that was a good thing. Overall, the story just needed a little fire and a little more passion. It came close and gave a good effort though and most definitely didn’t fail completely. Emmy wasn’t the greatest character, but she was pleasant to read and I think she helped move the story forward the most. So that was a good thing and probably why I kept reading when I slightly wanted to just quit. I’d say give this a chance. It is an easy read and happily without the cliches, making it much more unique than other romance novels. So for that I’m grateful!

  • Selina
    2019-03-19 14:13

    Okay. So. I actually really really loved this book. It was exactly what I wanted to read as I'm planning my own wedding, and it was full of romance and cute moments and comedy. I was entertained throughout the entire book and read it pretty quickly, once I actually sat down to start it. I'm not usually one for romance, and I personally hate smut, but the one scene in this book was tasteful and well-written. The rest was cute and light and fun.Now, the reason for only four stars: this book did need some help. It could have used an editor and a proofreader. There were too many typos and silly mistakes. There were also some lines and scenes which I felt could have been written a whole lot better, but they ultimately didn't detract much from my immersion in the story.That said, I still don't regret buying this book and it was a fun ride! I hope the author fixes the issues in the future, but I wouldn't let those things deter you from getting and enjoying the book. The fun story and the warm fuzzies make it worth dealing with the issues.

  • Nmedlin43att.Net
    2019-03-03 15:11

    I Just Loved ItThis was the first story I have read in awhile that didn't have aliens or cyborgs running around in spacecraft's. And I loved every minute of the story. It caught my attention and interest from the first sentence. Beckett and Emily came up with a crazy plan to solve a major crisis in their lives as they came together at their new graduate school. And as crazy as it was, the plan seemed to work.As they managed to solve the many mini-crisis they faced, the major crisis came to a head at Christmas time when all the players in their lives came together unexpectedly. And the story that was the foundation of their crazy plan nearly blew up in their faces. To find out what happened, I recommend you read the book. I think you will enjoy it as much as I have..

  • Taveena Kade
    2019-03-24 08:26

    "I want you to be happy." He smiled. "Then shut up and kiss me."I loved it. Thanks literally all I have to say...It was cute sweet and funny and a great read to relax and unwind, which was exactly what I did. Basically what happens in Emmy and Beckett move in together since they go to the same university, Emmy needs a place to live, and Beckett's finance broke up with him after they applied for married housing. So they did the most logical thing ever...they pretended to be married and moved in together. Do I still have a hundred questions left unanswered? Yes. But did I reread all the cute romantic scenes a bajillion times? Hell yea! So if you made it this far, stop reading my review and go buy the damn book!

  • Jenifer
    2019-03-21 11:24

    The friendships made in college are truly special. Everyone's just been thrown into the world to adult. The friends you make are usually just as lost as you and you learn from each other. Tbe bonds that are made with those that are in your major and have your same interests are strong - even stronger in grad school when that group is smaller. They're the ones that truly feel your pain. Beck & Emmy have that bond and have each other's back no matter what - even if it's a tad awkward, uncomfortable, and a sham...sorta.This is a great funny story of desperate times call for desperate measures! I loved it!!*exclusive arc*

  • BP34
    2019-02-24 10:09

    What a cute romance that will have you laughing. Emmy and Beckett had been friends since their freshman year of college. They both were dealt a bad blow and ended up not qualifying for student housing. They decided to get married for a while in order to qualify for married housing and they could get an annulment later. Their mutual friends think they make the best couple so they have to keep the ruse going. And a one bedroom apartment, humm. A sweet friends to roommate to lovers story with lots of twists and laughter. I received an arc copy of this book and voluntarily chose to review.

  • Shawntay F
    2019-03-11 11:24

    I love love loved this book. I hate that I hadn’t had the time to sit and read it. I had to read it in spurts and I had to tear my eyes away when I needed sleep. This book was absolutely adorable and I’m glad I picked it up. I loved the pace, the dialogue and the characters. Normally, marriage of convenience stories makes me cringe and I find the situation or the characters unbelievable but not this one. While their convenient marriage was indeed so right on time convenient their situation was believed and they were able to develop and not rushed. Great book.

  • Jan Janus
    2019-03-07 09:18

    I voluntarily received an exclusive ARC of this book for review. This book was a really fun book to read. Two roommates who help one another out and get themselves into a bit of a pickle, as we all know, life has a funny way of dealing her cards sometimes. Fun, loving and a little bit of heart-break, but in the end it left me wanting more of the characters. Look forward to reading more by this author.

  • Elizabeth
    2019-03-09 12:21

    I definitely saw potential in this plotline as I bought this immediately after reading the blurb, but uh, the book itself was boring. There was no chemistry between Beckett and Emmy. It was like a friends-to-friends story. And even if there had been chemistry, there was very little tension or anything keeping these two from getting together except for some manufactured drama and miscommunication at the very end.

  • Erin
    2019-03-14 10:30

    On the one hand, this was enjoyable enough, and someone being like "ilu >:(" is deffo something I highly enjoy. On the other hand, the ex was a bitch and the idea of Emmy being queer was used as a joke multiple times. So, you know.Also, wtf happened with her mum's rings? She put them on and then they're never mentioned again?Not a waste of time, but I don't think I'll be going back to read it again.

  • Tracey
    2019-03-22 10:10

    A fake marriage that changes into love. 💓I have always been a fan of the fake marriage genre and Beck and Emmy are a perfect example of what can happen. They were friends and roommates during college and then had to play married to have an apartment for grad school. But as time went on, friendship gradually turned to so much more. What a great romance! 💞

  • Andrea Anderson
    2019-03-01 08:08

    Fresh twist on a classicThe “marriage of convenience” is a pretty common theme in romance stories, but this book does amazingly well refreshing the idea. I love how Emmy and Beckett’s story starts and develops, and I really enjoy the little moments where you see them start to fall in love with one another. 9.5/10

  • Sherry Westendorf
    2019-03-25 12:20

    Very well written excellent book. She loses everything she has and is homeless. She meets someone who ends up in the same way. They have have some bad luck yet and finally find a way to fix it. I really recommend reading this to see what else happens. I loved it. It is exciting, suspenseful, heart breaking, suspenseful and so much more. I received a review copy and voluntarily review it.