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Temporary (Indelibly Marked #2)

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In a temporary world only tattoos are permanent…

Content, consistent and calm described Ivan Harlow’s life to a tee. Satisfied with being a artist at the world-famous Permanent Tattoo, playing the role of eternal side-kick, and of course, hooking up with his best friend’s baby sister, his days are predictable and fun, and nothing has to change. With his live story permanent
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Kindle Edition, 303 pages
Published 2014
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Reanell Tisdale
Aug 26, 2014 Reanell Tisdale rated it really liked it
4.5 Permanent stars!

Review to come
S.M. Harshell
** I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads. **

I loved Ivan and Emily's story. I am so glad I stuck with this series. I can't wait to read Apprentice. I felt I could connect with these characters, I got lost in the story. The suspense of the love story underneath was written very well.

Ivan Harlow has been involved with the Elliott family for years. He is Shane's best friend and is Shane's second at Permanent. He's been sleeping with Emily Elliott for a year. She w
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For the Love of Books
Aug 02, 2014 For the Love of Books rated it it was amazing
Hot, tattooed men what more could you want? A great storyline with romance and deception well that's what you will get when you read Temporary by Kim Carmichael. This is book two in this series revolving around a tattoo shop run by a hot family!! Emily and Ivan have been in an on and off relationship for over a year but when they are pushed into working more closely together they have to decide whether to be 'Temporary' or 'Permanent'? I enjoyed this book and it didn't matter that I hadn't read ...more
Shelby Forbes
Feb 14, 2015 Shelby Forbes rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received this ARC for a fair and honest review.

Emily Elliott has had a crush on her brother’s best friend, Ivan Harlow, for as long as she can remember. For the past year, they’ve been secretly hooking up and suddenly Emily decides she wants more for her life. She wants more for herself than just doing makeup for friends and family and knows Ivan only sees her as his best friend’s baby sister but isn’t above having sex with her to relieve an itch – as long as no one knows. Emily finally drums
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Desiree Gorman -  A Love Affair With Books

Reading Book 1, "Permanent," sealed my love for Kim Carmichael. Her books are sexy, steamy and hilarious. When I got an email asking me if I was interested in the ARC of "Temporary," I seriously did a little jig and might have screamed (I refuse to admit this).





I needed Ivan to get his own story. The humor he delivered in "Permanent" made him the perfect candidate for a boy that needs a little shakeup in his life and his sexy goodness meant whatever girl that caught his eye was in for one heck of
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Gemma
Aug 08, 2014 Gemma rated it it was amazing
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4.5 Stars

Temporary is book #2 in the Indelibly Marked Series, I absolutely loved Permanent which is book #1 and I have been waiting for this book to release and guess what I’ve managed to get my hands on an ARC in exchange for an honest review so here goes...

Ok so the good bits...

• Ivan I Love, Love, Love him!!!

• Emily she is absolutely adorable.

• The rest of the Elliot Clan it’s such a fab group of characters.

And th
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This was yet again another marvelous story of two people coming together. Ivan and Emily’s story isn’t without its trials and tribulations. Love isn’t meant to be easy, and for these two characters, you have to work for what you want. But, it’s doubly complicated when the object of your affection is the sister of your best friend/boss. Ivan and Emily are tested when an unforeseen lawsuit threatens to close the shop and send Lindsay into pre-term labor. Ivan and Emily must
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Explicit  Escapes
Aug 13, 2014 Explicit Escapes rated it it was amazing
Temporary is book 2 of the Indelibly marked series, but can be read as a standalone.

Guy code rule number one, you don’t mess with your best friends little sister. Ivan Harlow seems to have forgotten that, but with Emily Elliott following him around practically her entire life, something was bound to happen sooner or later. At least, if she had anything to say about. Which she did. The handsome tattoo artist is set up to watch the shop while his best friend and shop owner, Shane Elliot takes mat
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Romance Readers Retreat
Aug 24, 2014 Romance Readers Retreat rated it it was amazing
4 1/2 stars

Emily is the younger Eliott sibbling and always considered the baby of the family and group of friend but when Shane, owner of Permanent tattoo parlor is forced to take a break, she and Ivan have to step in and rule the shop and deal with everything that happens in and out of the shop and not let one or the other change how they act around each other. But when things change and one want more it's not always as easy as it seems. People want different things at different given time. Som
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BooksandBeyondFiftyShades
Aug 29, 2014 BooksandBeyondFiftyShades rated it it was amazing
In life you have things that are temporary and things that are permanent. There are those things that are fun while they last and then there are things that make you want so much more. For Emily and Ivan their relationship is only temporary, at least that is what Emily tries to tell herself when she attempts to break up with Ivan. Not one to take no for an answer, Ivan uses his wit and his charm to try and win Emily back. Emily keeps telling herself that what they had was temporary and she ...more
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Kim Carmichael has done it again. She has written another book in the Indelibly Marked series, yet it is entirely on its own. The characters are the same as the first book in the series, but the book centers around a new set this time - Emily and Ivan. Lindsay and Shane have married and Lindsay is now pregnant. Like many others, she has high blood pressure during her pregnancy and in order to keep her from going into early labor, everyone must do what they can to keep her calm. This means that ...more
Nic
Sep 14, 2014 Nic rated it really liked it
Another fabulous story from Kim Carmichael. Love the Indelibly Marked series!

Do not read Temporary if you have NOT read Permanent

The thing I love about Kim Carmichael's writing is that her stories are down to earth. The characters feel like real people and the stories aren't far fetched but they are sexy and loaded full sexy-as-hell tatted up alphas. Yuuuu-Ummmm

Temporary is a great follow up to Permanent . Again, the writing has fabulous flow and it kept me turning the pages, wanting more from
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Gloria Herrera
Aug 12, 2014 Gloria Herrera rated it it was amazing
Fear of permanency... is that a common disease? I wander why men in particular have a fear of permanency or should we also call it commitment?

Our two main characters in this book are thrown together to run and save the tattoo parlor the Elliotts have worked so hard to make a success. Permanent is the name of the parlor - what a great name, right? Ivan is an artist. He can freehand sketch the tattoo on your skin and by the time he is done with the ink, the resemblance to a high end watercolor is
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Amazeballs Book Addicts
Aug 24, 2014 Amazeballs Book Addicts rated it really liked it
Temporary is book two in the Indelibly Marked series. You don't need to read Permanent (Indelibly Marked #1) first. I suggest you read book one first. Book one is Shane Elliott and Lindsay Stevens' story. Temporary is Emily Elliott and Ivan Harlow's story. Shane and Lindsay do have a part in Temporary.

Emily and Ivan have a temporary relationship with no long term commitment. Emily wants something a little more. Lindsay is pregnant and is put on bed rest and Shane stays with her at home. That l
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Stephanie Williams
Nov 30, 2014 Stephanie Williams rated it really liked it
*I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads*

Temporary is the second installment of the Indelibly Marked Series. I really enjoy this series and the way Kim Carmichael tells the stories of the Elliott Crew. I love how Emily and Ivan are upfront and center. Temporary is almost like a "coming of age" for both Emily and Ivan. Together they prove their strength and fight for the crown jewel of the Elliott Crew, Permanent Tattoo. While along the ride to save Permanent Tatto
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Renee at Book Happiness
Aug 28, 2014 Renee at Book Happiness rated it it was amazing
I received this for an honest review and I have to say that I absolutely fell in love with this book!!! This the first book I have read by Kim and it definitely will not be my last!!!
This is Book 2 but I read it as a standalone and I did not feel as though I was missing anything. This is Ivan and Emily's story. Ivan and Emily are asked by Shane (Emily's brother) to take care of their tattoo shop while Shane is home with his pregnant wife. Emily and Ivan have been together for the last year behi
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Teresa
Aug 10, 2014 Teresa rated it it was amazing
This is one book that I can read over and over! My heart is totally involved in this series! Emily and Ivan go through such struggles to protect the shop. Its a fight. They fight each other, they fight for the shop, they fight their hearts and they fight to win. Love will overcome all objections and it's such a great journey for these characters. I recommend this book, this series and this author. She writes from the heart, gives very clear descriptions, and the stories have substance. A family ...more
Ruthie Taylor
Aug 24, 2014 Ruthie Taylor rated it it was amazing
"I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads."

This is book 2 in the series, after Permanent. You could read this without book 1, but it would be a mistake. There Shane and Lindsay found each other in an unexpected way.

This story concentrates on two of the 'family' who have known each other since childhood - Emily's childhood that is. The background plot is clever and realistic. The story brings together characters new and old, who reveal more details about their need
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Eskimo Princess Jenkins
I so loved this book, and book one in the series.
The author makes you feel like you are right there with the characters! Now I am feeling at a lost since finishing this book, I can't wait to get a hold of book 3.
Lindsay and Shane are about to have their baby, so Ivan and Emily are running the show/shop.
So many things are happening, but Emily and Ivan don't want Shane or Lindsay to know any of it so they don't stress out.
But things aren't just happening at the shop, things are happening between I
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Samantha Lundergn
Sep 21, 2014 Samantha Lundergn rated it it was amazing
I really liked the heroine Emily because she was a strong independent woman who wouldn't take shit from anyone. Lately there have been a lot of books about weak whiny women, so I found this refreshing. I was glad that she broke up with Ivan until he could admit how he felt about her. The fact it was set in a tattoo shop was just the icing on the cake as far as I was concerned. I would recommend this book to my friends
Michelle Baldwin
Feb 14, 2015 Michelle Baldwin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
I loved this book more than the first and I loved that loads..... this is so tree ...never judge a book by it's cover......I find myself smiling as I read this book and I'm so pleased there is a third (even tho I wouldn't read the sneaky peak) it will.spoil the wait lol.... I love the characters in this book and I feel like I know them ....... now what do I 'read lol ....
Robin Parrish
Feb 14, 2015 Robin Parrish rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I waited too long to read this one!!

I loved this book! I enjoyed the realistic interplay between the characters. The push and pull of the angst helped develop the great chemistry between "Em-Lee" and Ivan. I would have enjoyed a touch more of Ivan's backstory. But I think that will be coming in the series.
Michelle Baldwin
Aug 21, 2014 Michelle Baldwin rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
I loved this book more than the first and I loved that loads..... this is so tree ...never judge a book by it's cover......I find myself smiling as I read this book and I'm so pleased there is a third (even tho I wouldn't read the sneaky peak) it will.spoil the wait lol.... I love the characters in this book and I feel like I know them ....... now what do I 'read lol ....
Danielle
Sep 21, 2014 Danielle rated it it was amazing
I absolutely LOVED this book.
Loved the emotional roller coaster. It shows sometimes you have to put aside a difference of opinion to help a friend.
Very well written, and I can't wait to read more about these characters.
Fiona
Aug 09, 2014 Fiona rated it really liked it
Shelves: alpha-male
4 stars

I picked up this book on a whim and I'm glad I did because I enjoyed the read. This is an easy read with likable MC's and a great secondary cast. It's a standalone story and I didn't need to read the previous book to enjoy this one.
Robin Geary
Nov 15, 2014 Robin Geary rated it really liked it
Oh my god these boys are total book boyfriends so in love with Shane and Ivan. Can't wait for Carson's story.
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Kim Carmichael began writing eight years ago when her need for graphic sex scenes and love of happy endings inspired her to create her own. She has a weakness for bad boys and techno geeks, and married her own computer whiz after he proved he could keep her all her gadgets running. When not writing, she can usually be found slathered in sunscreen trolling Los Angeles and helping top doctors build ...more
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