Ellie Cahill books in order
Ellie Cahill is the pseudonym of Liz Czukas, a freelance writer and American author of chick-lit and contemporary romance novels.
She also writes young adult books under her real name, Liz Czukas.
Ellie, who previously worked as a labor and delivery nurse before becoming a writer, holds a BA in ancient history and anthropology, and a Master’s in Nurse-Midwifery.
She currently lives not far away from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with her beloved husband, their lovely son, and what are arguably the loudest dogs in the world.
Whenever she isn’t writing witty romantic tales full of mischief and awkward kisses, Ellie can be found at home spending quality time with her family.
She writes the perfect 80s rom-com, and is often compared to the legendary Nora Ephron.
Genres: Chick Lit, Contemporary , Romance, Young Adult
Pseudonym: Ellie Cahill
- When Joss Met Matt (2015)
- Call Me, Maybe (2016)
- Just a Girl (2016)
- I Temporarily Do (2017)
- The Designated +1 (2017)
- Save the Secret Date (2019)
Don't Ruin Katie's Wedding
- Falling to Centerpieces (2020)
- The Ex-Girlfriend Experience (2021)
- Matchmake Up Your Mind (2022)
- Call Me Forever: A Call Me, Maybe Epilogue (2016)
Detailed book overview
Joss and Matt have been friends since freshman year of college, meeting one night after Joss is dumped by her boyfriend. After a few drinks, Matt humors her with a proposition: that he’ll become her go-to guy whenever she needs to heal a broken heart. In return, she’ll do the same for him. The #1 Rule: They’ll never fall in love with each other. People scoff at the arrangement. But six years later, Joss and Matt are still the best of friends . . . with benefits.
Through a string of boyfriends and girlfriends—some almost perfect, some downright wrong—Joss and Matt are always there for each other when the going gets tough. No strings. No attachments. Piece of cake. No problem. After all, since they wrote the rules, surely they can play by them. Or can they?
Clementine Daly knows she’s the black sheep. Her wealthy, powerful family has watched her very closely since she almost got caught in an embarrassing scandal a few years ago. So when Clementine’s sent on a mission to live up to the Daly name, politely declining isn’t an option. Of course, the last thing she does before boarding the plane is to grab a stranger’s phone by mistake—leaving the hunky journalist with her phone. Soon his sexy voice is on the line, but he doesn’t know her real name, or her famous pedigree—which is just the way Clementine likes it.
Despite all the hassles, Justin Mueller is intrigued to realize that the beautiful brown-eyed girl he met at the airport is suddenly at his fingertips. They agree to exchange phones when they’re both back in town, but after a week of flirty texts and wonderfully intimate conversations, Justin doesn’t want to let her go. The only problem? It turns out that Clemetine has been lying to him about, well, everything. Except for the one thing two people can’t fake, the only thing that matters: The heat between them is for real.
After getting kicked out of her own band—by her own boyfriend—Presley Mason finds herself back in Wisconsin, helping her parents run their renowned music store. Instead of belting out powerhouse vocals to sold-out crowds in L.A., she’s stocking shelves and inspecting rental violins. But the shop isn’t all bad: When she’s vacuuming up late one night, she bumps into the guitar teacher with the smoldering amber eyes and the killer tattoo. And that’s when things take an interesting turn.
Presley soon finds that Paul Kellerman is as good in bed as he is on guitar. So why isn’t he stoked to share his band, Jukebox Bleu, with her? Turns out Paul has crippling stage fright, which he’s been self-medicating without much success. But when Jukebox Bleu’s lead singer gets called for military service, the other members beg Presley to front them. Even though she swore never to mix men with music again, the temptation to perform is almost as intense as her chemistry with Paul. Now Presley must decide what’s more important: a second chance at love…or rock stardom.
Days before she's set to move across the country and start a prestigious graduate program, a con artist leaves Emmy with nowhere 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’s 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.
“6 weddings, 2 old friends, 1 childhood crush that left her crushed.”
Hadley isn’t exactly leading a life that anyone would call #goals: living with her parents and walking dogs for money. This should be the perfect time to avoid seeing too many people, so the half dozen wedding invitations waiting for her RSVP feel awfully judgey. Especially the one from her childhood crush.
So when Hadley runs into her old friend, Will, who seems to be a fellow resident of Loserville, she wonders if they can’t help each other out. A simple agreement to avoid banishment to the dreaded Singles’ Table.
All Hadley wants is show her childhood crush what he’s been missing all these years. Chicken or beef? If it’s up to her, this groom is going to eat his heart out.
Even if he is Will’s brother.
“Secrets can be sweet. Secrets can be dirty. Secrets can change everything.”
Mary’s always been the kind of person you can trust with a secret. Her lips are guaranteed sealed. Unfortunately, she’s just as good at keeping her own secrets. Like the one about her crush on her former roommate, Jake who moved 2,000 miles away without knowing how she felt about him.
Thanks to their friends’ destination wedding in Mexico, however, Mary is about to be face-to-face with Jake—and the rest of her friends—for the first time in two years. Will she be able to find the courage to tell him how she feels? And even if she does, what happens when they all go home again?
Every guest at this wedding seems to have a secret of their own. When all the truth comes out, will it lead to a broken heart or a happily ever after?
Don't Ruin Katie's Wedding
The plan: best friends Clio and Nicole take a fun road trip across Michigan to deliver the centerpieces to their friend Katie’s wedding, giving the groom’s cousin, August, a ride for the big day. Nicole planned everything, from borrowing her mom’s minivan, to hotel accommodations, and the perfect amount of sight-seeing along the way.
The reality: Nicole is having emergency surgery, Clio overslept, her car is way smaller than a minivan, and August turns out to be super hot.
The centerpieces? Enormous. The itinerary? Blurry at best. The chemistry with August? Unexpected, and very intriguing…
This is a road trip they’ll never forget.
The plan: Bridget brings über-hot Lucas as her date to her cousin Katie’s wedding. That way no one will think she’s not over Katie marrying Bridget’s high school boyfriend, and she’ll finally prove to her family she’s not the overly emotional little girl they all called Bleeding Heart Bridie.
The reality: Bridget loses her job. Lucas is a cheating bastard. And the only way she can convince her neighbor Adam to come with her last-minute is by agreeing to chauffeur him on his work trip en route to the wedding.
The ruse? Pass Adam off as Lucas. The complication? Adam has a secret of his own. The feelings? Complicated, oversized, and undeniable…
The plan: Joy is going to be the best bridesmaid ever for her college BFF Katie’s wedding. And to add to the fun, Katie is playing matchmaker! She’s sure Joy and handsome groomsman Tom are perfect for each other. Joy is so ready for a happily ever after of her own!
The reality: Tom doesn’t seem the slightest bit interested in Joy. The wedding seems determined to be a disaster. And then there’s the fact that Joy keeps finding herself falling into bed with her friend Charlie. Oops.
The match? Not made in heaven. The bride? On the brink. Joy’s friendship with Charlie? Full of benefits that might be a little too beneficial to ignore…