When Katie Met Cassidy by Camille Perri

When Katie Met Cassidy

Camille Perri

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.

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From the acclaimed author of The Assistants comes another gutsy book about the importance of women taking the reins--this time, when it comes to love, sex, and self-acceptance.

"Perri's book is a real gift--tender, sexy as hell and laugh out loud funny."--Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney


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.


Advance Galley Reviews

When Katie Met Cassidy by Camille Perri ?Publisher; G. P. Putnam's Sons? June 19th 2018 ???????? “It's hard to be intimidated by a five-foot-two college kid wearing a flannel from Gap Kids". Katie has it all; a life of luxury, a career that quickly scaled the corporate ladder and a fiancé that is an accomplished art curator. Until said fiancé leaves her for her "friend" and she's met with a life she's unsure of. Enter Cassidy Price, a strong personality who seems very self aware and makes Katie question everything she thinks she knows about sexuality, queerness and love.? I wanted to love this book so much. While it was an easy read, I devoured it in a couple of hours, it was seemingly lacking something of importance. It took me a while to pinpoint exactly what was missing .... let me explain.? Katie is a straight girl, brought up in Kentucky. But that's about all we get of her background. Her first impression of Cassidy didn't sit well with me. Katie judged this woman on her appearance and was vastly crude in her thoughts about how "women" should dress and hold themselves. While I can appreciate the honesty from this character, I'm also left wondering how she can go from this thought process to being in love so quickly and without much thought.? Cassidy's character however felt a bit more authentic. How often gay women fall down the straight girl rabbit hole. We know we should, we know it ends, yet we find ourselves pining over them anyway. And it usually ends with a broken heart, or something of that nature.? This story held so much potential. There was room for tears and laughter, yet fell incredibly short. That said, it's not a terrible story. And again, a super easy read. But if you're looking for something exceptional, this isn't it.? I received a copy of this book from First to Read in an exchange for my honest review. These opinions are my own and in no way reflect those of the author, publisher or anyone involved in the making of this book.

3/5 stars... the characters were likable, but I felt like they could have used more development. We never learned about their lives before meeting each other, which I think could have added more to the story. I am happy to read about a female love story, something I've never read before. The story was told from the perspectives of both sides of the relationship (Katie and Cassidy) which definitely added to the story, as they had two different backgrounds. Overall, it was a fun, light, quick read, but I would have appreciated going a little deeper into the main characters' lives.

I was excited when I found out I won an advanced copy of this book - I tend to read a lot of the same books and I try to step out of my bubble and read things I normally would not have heard of - and I find myself usually really glad that I did! I hadn't read The Assistants, by Camille Perri, but it's definitely on my TBR list. This one sounded interesting and it was definitely a great story. I do think it got a little boring in parts, and the character development was pretty lacking. Katie is fresh off a pretty major breakup with her fiancé when into her shambled life walks Cassidy. The attraction is almost instant for Cassidy and quickly follows with Katie, although pretty confused about her feelings, the story goes on to see how things all fall into place, or fall apart - all while still reeling from a devastating split from a man, and a life she thought she knew and fit into all so well. I found some things a bit unbelievable and had a hard time taking the attraction between Katie and Cassidy seriously. I'm not sure what sparked it between them - I found it a bit far-fetched, but it was a fun quick read and overall that's fine by me!

I enjoyed reading this book. There were chapters that were dedicated to the thoughts of either Katie or Cassidy and how they each perceived the situations that arose. I found that each of them had some struggles to overcome with accepting their feelings for each other, and that seemed very realistic. It was a pretty quick read, but kept my attention.

This was a quick read that was lots of fun. I enjoy reading gay romances, especially when it's between two women. The book had some heavy handed moments, but in general I enjoyed it. A good beach read!

Not impressed. Thank heavens it was a fast read. I wanted more from the secondary characters. They just seemed thrown in. Katie and Cassidy were fine but they had no spark. Not really sure why the fell for each other in the first place. Not totally bad just wanted a more developed story.

As there are so few good LGBTQIA+ books I really wanted to like this one. Sadly I did not and could not. As a story it is very typical, straight girl falls for the super-butch. It read like a bad fanfic, insert your gay ship here kinda thing. The whole thing just screamed stereotype to me. The characters were flat, the story line slow and rushed at the same time. For as much chemistry Katie and Cassidy claimed to have, I couldn't see it. I just wasn't a fan at all.

"When Katie Met Cassidy" as interesting, thoughtful rumination on pansexuality---loving someone romantically regardless of their gender. Katie has just been dumped by her douchey fiance and is spiraling deep into despair when she meets Cassidy, who she, at first, mistakenly assumes is a man, simply because she is dressed as one. Katie doesn't understand the feelings she has for Cassidy--she's never had romantic feelings for a woman before---and doesn't quite know what to do with them. Cassidy, essentially a female, gay Barney Stinson, has never allowed a woman past her bedroom---never into her heart, until Katie, and this is dangerous because Cassidy is as comfortable in who she is as Katie is uncomfortable and discomfited by the feelings she's suddenly having for someone of the same sex. Perri's book never felt like it was making fun even when it was being funny---it felt honest and real and I enjoyed it very much.

Looking for a quick summer read, this may be your jam. I read this book in one day and loved the immediate connection between Katie and Cassidy. I liked the book, but felt the character development was a bit rushed. It was refreshing to read a love story between two characters, regardless of gender, who realize that what they thought made them happy was in fact just what they expected happy to be.

This book was light-hearted and I enjoyed reading it from both Katie's and Cassidy's perspectives. I always like reading books where people find themselves, but it was a little flat. The characters were stereotypical and basic. Also, the book was predictable, and it seemed obvious right from the beginning what the ending was going to be. I do like reading books that are fast paced, but this one was very quick. I would have enjoyed a little more character development for the main characters, and I also would have liked to see more development in the secondary characters. I also think it would have been cool to delve more into the pasts of Katie and Cassidy. This book would make the perfect beach read though. It definitely deals with finding yourself, and I enjoyed that theme throughout.

The concept of this book, in its entirety, is cute. However, I feel as if the story was just too underdeveloped. It took me only 2 days to read and it almost felt like just a blur. It's the typical straight girl falls for lesbian story, but there wasn't too much to get into. There was no spark between the characters. At least, no memorable spark. It also felt that Cassidy was just a rebound. Katie, just having broken up with her ex-fiance, moves onto Cassidy and I honestly thought that the connection between then would have been endearing, but it's not. If you need a quick cute same-sex love story, this is it for you. But there are probably more developed books out there.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I do think this is a love story of sorts, but the characters are not developed very well. Cassidy seems very flighty and superficial and Katie seems quite unaware of her sexuality in general. I would have liked to see more about the relationship between Katie and her mother as I think this played a lot into who Katie thinks she is. Development of the fiancé would have also offered glimpses into her character. Overall not a particularly interesting or fun read. Would not recommend it, sorry.

I really enjoyed this non-traditional love story. It was such a sweet story about the importance of friendship and loving and accepting yourself even if you don't fit in a standard mold, and of course being open to love without labels or presuppositions. I had a few quibbles--I would have liked more character development for the friends, bc they were really interesting. And Cassidy's jerky co-worker was mentioned so much that I really thought he was going to be more important to the plot. But on the whole it was a really nice read. I'm going to read Camille Perri's first book next, and will look out for her next creation.

I don't know I've ever read a romance with a lesbian couple before but this book does make me wonder why not? This book explores sexuality in a way that is real and raw, but without trying too hard to be erotic. Camille Perri wrote a fascinating tale of love, loss and finding yourself whoever that may turn out to be. It's a story about friendship first and foremost which is also a refreshing change from most romances. I felt like there could have been more to the book. But maybe there's a planned sequel? Super fast read which is a shame because I was really starting to care about what happened, especially with how their families would respond.

Katie is a 28 year old lawyer who just found out her fiancé, Paul Michael, cheated on her with her best friend. Cassidy Price is also a lawyer who enjoys plenty of one night stands with women and likes to wear men's clothing. The two of them meet as opposing counsel during negotiations for their respective clients. As they interact with one another, it's obvious there is a special connection between the two. But do they really have a shot at love when it's so different than anything they have ever experienced before? By the time I finished this book, I was left feeling like something was missing. While I certainly had enough interest in the story to finish, I just felt like I never truly knew the characters. I would have liked for more character development. I was never really able to fully figure out what Cassidy saw in Katie. I also wish the ending was little more fleshed out as it almost felt like the author was in a rush to finish the book after the big climatic scene. On a positive note though, I'm all for books with diverse characters, topics that aren't often explored in mainstream books, and I did enjoy how the author handled the alternating perspectives of the characters. This is definitely a decent read, but I just wish it could have been more. Thank you to First to Read for the opportunity to read an advance digital copy!

Right now, as I've just finished the book in it's entirety of 264 pages, there are tears springing out of my eyes like a faucet. There aren't that many wlw or f/f books out there and I tend to take them with a grain of salt but this definitely was an amazing book, hence the high star rating. The dual perspective was incredibly well done until the end where we have a moment of weak writing, where the author has a moment of suspense and then glides over to five minutes before the scene. It was a little off putting but nothing to tack a star off. Just a minor detail I noticed. I loved all the characters especially that they were raw, and real and the realism in this novel was breathtaking. Not to mention it was positive and educating. I like that we have a character whose been forced to put on a facade for a long time, and is challenged by someone different to bring out her real sef, despite the fact that this person is another female and oh- what are these feelings? But I'm not gay? I like the inner battle of Katie and her trying to figure out what she's feeling and what she's telling herself. I like that she questions motives and speaks up for herself. I love that Cassidy is a strong female character who knows consent. I love that she's a "Casanova" and she's the type of character who drowns her surrows in pleasures and alcohol while maintaining a motherly boss figure amongst a strong community of women who make her stronger. I kind of wished the side characters and friends were dealt upon further but the interactions we got we're both hilarious and stimulating. I also love the dynamic relationship between Cassidy and Katie and that they learned to be good friends before moving onto something deeper and more confusing. Honestly there are only good things to say about this book. I loved this book and honestly as someone who doesn't see enough of her own target range content... this only fueled my gay heart. I loved this so very much and I need ALL of you to read it. Lately, I'm not sure why, but young adult has been a hit or miss for me. Maybe more adult novels like this are more up my alley? Read it!!!

 


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