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I Temporarily Do

3.99  ·  Rating details ·  1,479 ratings  ·  193 reviews
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
Kindle Edition, 220 pages
Published August 8th 2017
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"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
Jun 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ahhhhh! This book was so fucking cute! I was going to give it 4.5 stars but I don't even care. I would reread the hell out of this book and recommend it to anybody who loves romcoms. THIS is how you do fake married tropes. Emmy and Beckett were a great pair of characters. They had the background of being friends for a long time, were roommates, and had the same majors. The problem of Beckett's awful fiancee breaking up with him and Emmy's financial issues were laid out immediately. He would lose ...more
Alice-Elizabeth (marriedtobooks)
Read for Smutathon round 5- 2020 challenge!

Square- Fake Dating and/or Marriage

This was generally the perfect book title to match this challenge square too. Emmy and Beckett are friends and college roommates, until the day Emmy is conned out of her savings and Beckett loses his fiance after she bails on him. Both Emmy and Beckett want to study at the same grad school but to do this and get a roof over their heads, they need to be a couple together to get campus accommodation. Soon, they marry
Jan 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book was so cuteee! I loved it! ...more
Tink Magoo is bad at reviews
Sep 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was a fun, cute read.
Nov 12, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2017
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.
Melody Cox
Nov 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
***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
Dilek VT
Jan 22, 2020 rated it it was ok
No chemistry between the characters.

That's the biggest flaw of this book. The fact that they stayed friends for 4 years while he was with someone else should have made me feel alarmed. He was engaged to his first love. He became single only when she left him. Even in their fake marriage, for a long while, they still remained as friends - no sexual tension, no chemistry, no moves...

Only after the 75 % of the book, they become lovers but still there is no chemistry at all. Everything feels
Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
Honestly, just cute and wholesome fun. Is it a tad clique? Sure, but most fake to real marriages. Still, I enjoyed this story simple, pleasant read.
Sam (AMNReader)
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.
Dilushani Jayalath
Oct 28, 2019 rated it liked it
Actual Ratings : 3.9 stars

A cute, fun and quick romance story. First time I read the blurb I felt as if the premise was quite childish. We all knew how this would end so there weren’t exactly a lot of surprising moments. Still the author manages to give a sweet romance. Not exactly what you call a memorable love story but a sweet and quick one to read. I’ve got to admit though. It was the cover that got me interested in it and I don’t exactly regret the decision.
Hana Bilqisthi
Nov 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love the fake couple trope
The writing is good and the character are likeable
And the plot is believeable and realistic enough

The second time:
I read it the second time and it still great, page turner read!
The story is really character driven, so despite being the book is slow paced, you can't help fall in love with Emily and Beckett.
I love how Emily and Beckett relationship grow and the plot is so realistic.
The story is heart warming and really page turner!
totally recommended especially if you
Coucher de soleil
As a general comment, here is a link to a more general complaint of mine regarding romance novels (this novel was cited as an example of the problems I discuss in my complaint).
Yes, I read this. I started out liking this (albeit as a very fluffy read) at first, then... this happened.

I also don't know why I seem to be the only one remarking on this - did I read a different book from everyone else???

(Please note that in the following quoted passage, the main male character in this
This was exactly the lighthearted, easy romance read I was hoping for and I enjoyed every moment of it. This book really just checked off a ton of my favorite romance tropes- fake relationship, friends to lovers, even an only-one-bed situation that absolutely tickled me. I loved that Emmy and Beckett had a pre-existing relationship since I often struggle with romance novels where the protagonists fall for each other too quickly. It made perfect sense to me that two long-time friends and ...more
Nov 30, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2019, 2stars, cute, romance, na, popcorn
1.5 Stars (come on GR, you gave us the auto-saving already, half stars need to be the next improvement!!)

Pretty much an ok book, the characters are likeable and the story is cute in that rolling-my-eyes, this-is-impossible sort of way most NA stories are, and for a while I was going to rate it a very solid 3 stars, but the evil ex turned out to be a complete joke and the way the author treated the religious beliefs of the girl and her family made me feel uncomfortable at the very least, and I am
Dawn Rae
Nov 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A fun and light and read has been my addiction lately, and this book just satisfied my cravings. I wish I know or fall in love with someone who's like Beckett. Emmy is one hell of a lucky girl for having someone who's sweet and kind like him. Love love their story together! No bullshit, not much of a drama and all in all a good time.

Can't wait to read more from Ellie :)
Chelsea Ortiz-Gonzalez
Aug 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Headline: I have voluntarily read and reviewed an Exclusive ARC copy of I Temporarily Do by Ellie Cahill.
*happy chair dance and squealing
I 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 ReadsRomance
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
Sep 30, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: own
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.
Maybe I'm too old for college romances now? I have no patience for people who can't figure out how to adult.
Nov 29, 2019 rated it it was ok
I read a misleading review of this book that claimed it was “wholesome”. I don’t know where the reader could have gotten that idea. There’s quite a bit of swearing for a wholesome story. The first thing the characters do when life goes wrong is get plastered, which seems to be a common and celebrated occurrence for them. The legally married wife tries to take her husband out on the town expressly to get him laid by another woman, in spite of his protests, because sex is the answer to all of life ...more
Jul 14, 2018 rated it liked it
This was a cute book, with good characters. The friendship between Emmy and Beckett felt real. And I liked the relationship evolution, even if the book, sometimes, fell into the tell-not-show territory. And I liked that Beckett had just one girlfriend ever and was inexperienced, that never happens.

But even with all the explanations of why they did it, I had to suspend my desbelief to get on to the story and accept what they do. I just don't understand why wouldn't they talk to their parents
Nov 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Friends rescue each other

Emmy and Beckett are headed into adult hood and their lives are falling apart. Realizing that their only out is to embark on this next stage of life together...even if it's temporarily. I loved how the author slowly shifted them from friends to....more. Beckett was definitely one of the good ones and he was beyond sweet and caring to Emmy. It seemed so easy for them to be together. I enjoyed this sweet, funny love story.
Jun 01, 2019 rated it liked it
This book is hard to review. I did like the romance and the MCs (Emily was lovely and I adored Beckett) but there were some things that I found off-putting (view spoiler). But overall, I liked it and I do not think it will join quite a few nice-but-utterly-forgettable books I have read. So, I guess three stars it is.
Margaret Swanigan
Wow just wow. I mean I love fake relationships for a reason. However this book was like somehow different than all the other books I had read like this. I loved the friendship and the pacing. I just loved this wow. Would recommend.
Quirky Omega
Aug 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Straightforward and sweet.
Mayra M
Looooved it!! It was sweet, cute, fun, and just what I needed!
Jul 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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.

Nov 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
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.
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Ellie Cahill is the author of the Cordially Invited series, including I Temporarily Do, as well as stand-alone romantic comedies like When Joss Met Matt, Call Me Maybe, and Just a Girl. Ellie is also the not-at-all secret pen name of Young Adult