"A film-ready rom-com about finding love when you least expect it."--Elle
"My favorite romantic book of recent memory." --Emma Straub
"The delightful, sexy, queer rom-com of the summer . . . [with] all the makings of a Nora Ephron classic." --Vogue
*One of NPR's Best Books of 2018*
*One of Washington Post's 50 Notable Works of Fiction in 2018*
From the acclaimed author of The Assistants comes another gutsy book about two women who find their lives turned upside down by their unexpected chemistry.
When it comes to Cassidy, Katie can't think straight.
Katie Daniels, a twenty-eight-year-old Kentucky transplant with a strong set of traditional values, has just been dumped by her fiancé when she finds herself seated across a negotiating table from native New Yorker Cassidy Price, a sexy, self-assured woman wearing a man's suit. At first neither of them knows what to make of the other, but soon their undeniable connection will bring into question everything each of them thought they knew about sex and love.
When Katie Met Cassidy is a romantic comedy about gender and sexuality, and the importance of figuring out who we are in order to go after what we truly want. It's also a portrait of a high-drama subculture where barrooms may as well be bedrooms, and loyal friends fill in the spaces absent families leave behind. Katie's glimpse into this wild yet fiercely tightknit community begins to alter not only how she sees the larger world, but also where exactly she fits in.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
In this sensitive and totally entertaining girl-meets-girl romance, a brokenhearted woman is gobsmacked when she’s swept off her feet by Princess Charming. After a nasty breakup (and the requisite drowning of sorrows), Katie meets debonair tomboy Cassidy, a higher-up at her law firm who looks killer in a suit. Sparks fly and soul-searching ensues. We swooned over archetypal ladies’ gal Cassidy, who undergoes her own emotional and psychological evolution as she responds to Katie’s emotional journey. Camille Perri’s message—that love is love, even if it looks different than you anticipated—is a total inspiration.
Perri's flimsy latest (after The Assistants), set in New York City, follows lawyer Katie Daniels as she questions her sexuality and becomes smitten with fellow attorney Cassidy Price, a go-getter with a reputation as a player. When her fianc Paul Michael leaves her for her best friend, 28-year-old Katie hopes to drink away her sorrows. She runs into Cassidy, the lawyer who intrigued her at a closing earlier that day. Cassidy, 30, takes Katie to her local hangout, the Met, a lesbian bar that's slated to be closed and turned into condos. Cassidy's pals are wary of her new crush, though Cassidy feels optimistic, even monogamously inclined, as the pair's relationship turns physical. Perri doesn't do much to turn the book's minor characters into real people: Paul Michael is little more than a list of traits to avoid in a boyfriend, and Cassidy's friends are all interchangeably sassy. A run-in with Katie's ex tests their relationship, but even at this point nothing really feels at stake. Areas of conflict are hinted at with no follow-through, culminating an overly sweet, unsatisfying ending. Though the love story at the center is solid, readers will be disappointed by the narrative's slapdash feel.
Nice to read a gay romance without any erotic scenes. Keeps things interesting. Very relatable storyline. Had a lot of fun reading this one. Finished quick.
The typical lesbian seduces straight girl
This story seems very cliche in a way but over all I liked it. It’s the typical straight girl gets seduced by a lesbian theme. It was funny and sexy and an eye roller all at once. I felt that it took me longer to read this book because it wasn’t as jaw dropping as I expected it to be but I did enjoy reading it. I think the relationship between the two girls just seems rushed in a way in the story but that’s just me. It is however the best lesbian romance novel I’ve read so far so even though I didn’t love it I still enjoyed every chapter.
Light, heartfelt and all about self discovery. Learning to let go of what you think think you should feel and simply letting yourself embrace what you truly feel. This book is a quick read that made me smile. :)