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I Temporarily Do (Cordially Invited #1) by Ellie Cahill


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 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.


Welcome to the shit show!

The problem. She’s homeless by a Craigslist con. He’s wifeless by a runaway bride.

The plan. The Sign & Go package at Vegas and Married Student Housing at grad school.

The predicament.  It just got real.

I love Emmy’s hilarious and positive attitude and Beckett’s caring and noble nature.  They are truly made for each other with their playful teasing and natural friendship which is an excellent start to a great relationship. It was such a pleasure to observe the inevitable and laugh along with the witty banter while meeting new college friends from my home state of Iowa. Think ” famous Midwestern niceness”. 😉 

I absolutely adore romantic comedies and Ms. Cahill has made my favorite author list. If you love entertaining and LOL romantic comedies with a college feel, give this book a try. I guarantee you won’t be able to put it down.


I Temporarily Do

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Ellie CahillEllie 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 author Liz Czukas (Ask Again Later, and Top Ten Clues You’re Clueless). Liz’s books are often compared to John Hughes movies, while Ellie usually gets compared to Nora Ephron. Either way, if you like a good 80s rom-com, you’ve found the right place. When they’re not writing fun, funny romances full of shenanigans and awkward kisses, Liz and Ellie are at home with their family and a golden retriever with different ideas about the definition of “dog bed.”

You’ll find Ellie on Facebook and Twitter but you’ll more easily find Liz in those same places as well as Instagram and Tumblr. You’ll find either one of them parked in front of the TV every Sunday night getting their fill of Zombies, Westeros, The Doctor, or any other place where cute English guys fight evil.

Speed round: sweet tea, Hufflepuff, dark chocolate, cheese is the perfect food, Go Badgers, and Han shot first.