Alternative to composite build

I have the exact same use case as used in Composite Builds feature documentation.

But since there is a limitation which disallows using this feature with plugins that use custom resolution strategies, I cannot use this awesome feature.

Is there any other way, I can work on library project and app project at the same time that would work with IntelliJ IDEA (use gradle project as module dependency) and does not require to use local Maven repository?