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I Did (But I Wouldn't Now)

(Crandell Sisters #2)

3.72  ·  Rating details ·  2,762 ratings  ·  115 reviews

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Lily Crandell has always lived in the shadow of her older sister, Lauren, who has a successful career as a wedding planner and a perfect husband and baby boy. Known within her family for being an aimless, impulsive trouble-magnet, Lily finally decides she may as well live up to her reputation: she elopes with new beau and would-be rock star Ted Day

Paperback, 336 pages
Published May 2nd 2006 by Gallery Books
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Mar 31, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: chicklit
Thanks Laura (my current patron to literacy)

I am getting such a kick out of this story. It's fun, witty, has a strong female character (in the big personality kind of way, but kinda weak when it comes to relationships/love). I stayed up really late reading, I was that into it. My only complaint, and it's a small one, is that in every chapter, at least so far, the character has to remind you she's a bad girl, or at least not good. We get it, move on =)
I had such a good time with this book, and I
Jan 24, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: chic-lit
Cute book! Not as good as the first book about Lauren, but still fun to read about Lily's life. Lily's character is shallow throughout most of the book, but does somewhat grow up towards the end. I loved how the author brought Lauren back into the story towards the end:)
Moon Love
Jun 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! I felt really bad for Lily and the breakup of her marriage. But I loved her attitude. She's hurt, but still able to throw punches and be sassy. She's got balls. She steals her sister's passport and escapes to London to avoid her ex-husband's music and tabloid pictures of him canoodling with an actress and a pending felony assault charge against her. Lily's staying with her one and only male friend Carter, who she dated when she was 18 and he was 20. Carter's a hot orthopedic s ...more
May 10, 2010 rated it did not like it
Shelves: trashy-but-fun
Not sure this fits the trashy but fun shelf, but I didn't want to create a new shelf titled- trashy and boring. Fleeing an ugly divorce from a rock star, the protagonist moves in with the one guy who has always loved her- in London. Not once did I care if she fell in love or fell in the garbage dump. She's not likable or someone I want to know. With her self-centered, immature, stupid behavior, I felt like slapping her and saying, "Grow up. Wait until something bad really happens to you!" But sh ...more
Apr 07, 2009 rated it did not like it
Awful, awful. Ludicrous plot, ridiculous characters, unlikable heroine, just bad bad bad.
Oct 30, 2013 rated it liked it
It was good but I feel like if the main character was real she'd have trouble keeping even the most average boyfriend, let alone all these mega-studs. Entertaining but not very realistic
This was a cute, humorous fluff read, but I found it hard to like the heroine or to get invested in her story. She's in the midst of divorcing a rock star and fighting charges of assault and then just picks up and flees to London to reconnect with an old friend. There's lots of humorous escapades that are somewhat reminiscent of Bridget Jones's Diary or Confessions of a Shopaholic but without the emotional investment. Lily is just hard to feel sympathetic for - she's flighty, disorganized, troub ...more
Apr 26, 2020 rated it it was ok
I did, but I wouldn't -- read it. that is, if I had known how awful it was. I picked up this book during the Coronavirus shelter at home order because I needed something amusing to read and several Goodreads readers gave it a decent review. I can't understand why. The writing was only passable, the characters poorly drawn and unbelievable and the plot ridiculous. In my opinion the book has no redeeming qualities and isn't worth reading. I only finished it because I try to finish every book I sta ...more
May 30, 2020 rated it liked it
I read the first novel and went right into the second. I think this was a mistake for me. I usually like to mix it up with what I read. I enjoyed the second book just as much as the first but I was bored. I felt like I was just reading the same book. I think I would have enjoyed this book more if I had read something else in between. It’s a cute story and I like that it’s an easy light read. Just wasn’t in the right mood to read it. So.... happy I have FINALLY finished it. Time to move on a read ...more
Aug 25, 2017 rated it it was ok
This story was a stuggle to continue reading. It just didn't seem to hold my interest. I guess I would not want to be married to a rock star anyway. Stealing her sister's passport to get away and go to London made me uncomfortable especially when a jilted girlfriend of Carter stole it. But the ending was a good surprise so I guess I am glad I stuck it out.
Books Sunny
Mar 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: finished
This is the story of Lilly who is featured in I do, but I don't. She's the little sister of Laura, she is also the black sheep of the family. Lilly is constantly getting herself in trouble and then realizes on big sis Laura to bail her out. If you like the crandell sisters #1, you'll want to see what happens to Laura in this book.
Nov 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Jan 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Character does too many dumb things for my taste, but the dialogue made me laugh out loud.
Oct 17, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars
Jun 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Love the book and a good late night reading the bed 🙂😁
Jul 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
One of the best, most clear set of reasons and reflections I’ve ever read. Everything he writes is brilliant.
May 31, 2011 rated it liked it
At First Sight: Lily has always been the unreliable, flaky sister - particularly when compared to her older sister Lauren who is a successful wedding planner - so no one is surprised when she up and marries Ted Dayton, an up and coming musician, after only a few weeks of knowing him. And people are even less surprised when, a couple of years later, she finds herself in the middle of a nasty divorce.

With assault chargers pending over her head, forty thousand dollars in debt and tabloids running p
Jun 03, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: chicklit
This title makes no sense, but the book was super entertaining. Lame, old chick-lit that didn't take itself seriously at all but you didn't care either.

Girl is divorcing a simi-famous rock star and escapes to London to spend time with her best friend, Dude, of course. They dated years ago, but of course, that didn't work out (you can guess where it goes at the end). Girl is super out of control, like in the way that she lives her life and the things she says, but for like the first time ever, it
Sep 12, 2014 rated it it was ok
2.5 stars
Lily Crandell ‘s life is a mess. Married to rock star Ted Dayton for a year and a half, Lily is now in the midst of a very messy divorce. This is made worse by the fact that Lily attacked Ted when she discovered he was cheating on her, adding an assault charge to the mix. Eschewing her expensive lawyer’s advice, Lily flees the U.S. and the tabloids intent on airing every bit of her dirty laundry, heading to London, where her ex-boyfriend, now good friend, Carter lives. She plans to rela
Jan 22, 2017 rated it it was ok
This is book #2 of a chick lit read. I never read #1. Considering the first book was of the relationship of Lily's older sister, Lauren and her husband, I"m glad I missed it because Lauren is obnoxious, insecure and reading a whole book of her going off the deep end on everything would had been painful,and probably my book flying across the room. Lily was one step short of the above.

While the story was fluffy and none of the characters are likable, I could admit that the author had me entertaine
Jul 28, 2011 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Martha O'Brien
Recommended to Annie by: Beth Randall
I read this on Beth's recommendation and enjoyed her recommendation more than the book.

I stressed out on page 50 when the passport Lily "borrowed" from her sister was stolen. On page 69 I realized that this was not my kind of book when the main character said "The thing is, I liked Ted's mood swings. I liked not knowing which Ted I was going to get".

I didn't realize there are people out there who like living on that kind of an edge. I think that I would rather be thrown out of an airplane witho
Mar 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
I just read a story I sort of kind of liked so this was a step up and may be making me bias toward it. It was a really cute and easy read with an entertaining plot and pleasant writing. It is about Lily. I love her. She is a disaster. We've all been there. She has a propensity for falling in love with the wrong men. She went out and married a would be rock star, Ted Dayton. Then the would be rock star turned into a legitimate rock star and after a short while cheated on her and left her. Lily, s ...more
Apr 03, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: friends, fans of chick lit
I truly enjoyed this chick lit novel. It made me laugh, and I felt it was smartly done. I really liked all of the characters. Whenever I had to set it down to do something I always looked forward to picking it back up to see what was going to happen next. I did read I Do (But I Don't) a number of years ago. I remember the story-line and the main characters, but I really don't remember Lauren's younger sister, Lily who is the main character in this book. Since I loved this book so much it makes m ...more
Kate Reads
May 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
I don't know how I'd end up married to a rock star, but I have to say I very much enjoyed finding out all the reasons why I should divorce one. This has to be one of my all-time favorite post-breakup stories. I love Lily's hatred of her ex even as she morns the relationship that she never should have stayed it. As outrageous as this book is (for the purposes of hilarity - I would call this book slap stick), Lily's feelings seemed very real and it was easy to relate to her frustrations. The hero ...more
Yuli Pritania
Terrible. Awful. Doesn't make sense. Ridiculous.

None of the characters is likeable. They are all... sick, seriously. The plot... oh my God. And the ending is soooooo lame.

And let me say, usually, when the characters from previous novel appear, I will enjoy them. They become great. Better. But here? Oh, God, I 'upgrade' my hatred for Lauren. She is disgusting. Something is really wrong with her brain.

And I've never read a main male character that is so pathetic, stupid, weak, chicken, and all-th
Aug 01, 2013 rated it liked it
Lily was married to a rock star, until he cheated on her. She kicked him, he filed assault charges, so she flew to London to see an old boyfriend. And things get crazy.

This is not a novel of substance- it's just mind candy. It's like watching an old 80's movie on a rainy day. It wasn't bad, but it doesn't leave any real lasting impression, either.

Food: county fair cotton candy. Nothing innovative, just sugar that melts as soon as it hits your lips. Sweet and insubstantial and something only to b
chambejd / Joy
Jan 26, 2009 rated it it was ok
I don't think I've met a chick-lit character that was as annoying as Lily. She is so self-absorbed and shallow, not to mention a bad pet owner! During the first 100 pages or so I wanted to just stop reading the book - and that says a lot because I hate to stop reading a book after I start. Luckily, the book did get better, however the title is still appropriate regarding my reading status of the book.
Jul 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
I really try to only give 5 stars out when the book is incredible, but I'll be damned if I didn't want to give 5 to this one! It's not that the book was amazing, but it just completely hit the spot in terms of a nice, light, fun read that didn't mentally tax me. Exactly what I was looking for - plus hard to put down! Really enjoyable read and great to follow up and find out what happened with Lauren and Nick, too. Definitely recommend for some light reading.
Aug 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
Sometimes it's best to read a book without expectations and hoping to be entertained. That's exactly what this contemporary romance delivered, light-hearted, funny entertainment. Married to a rock star Lily Crandell finds herself planning a divorce and runs to London to flee the publicity and shame. The secondary characters are funny, the sneak peak at the supposed life of the rich and famous and all the freebies they are given are hilarious. Fun, light-hearted read. Recommend.
Feb 24, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: chicklit, march2008, 2008
This was silly, but totally entertaining. I like how she intertwined current events with her history with her soon to be ex. It wasn't just chronological, which would have been boring, but like mini episodes of the demise of her marriage sprinkled between her trials and tribulations now. Anyway, it was funny and fun and totally kept my attention throughout.
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I'm the USA Today bestselling author of more than 17 books. I've written in a number of genres: chick lit, romance, suspense, paranormal and young adult. My debut novel, I Do (But I Don't) was made into a Lifetime Original movie.

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