Book Review: When Katie Met Cassidy by Camille Perri

When Katie Met Cassidy by Camille Perri

Author: Camille Perri

Hardcover: 272 pages

Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons (June 19, 2018)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0735212813

ISBN-13: 978-0735212817

Buy it here: Amazon

Source: Local Library



“A film-ready rom-com about finding love when you least expect it.”–Elle

“My favorite romantic book of recent memory.” –Emma Straub

“Perri’s book is a real gift–tender, sexy as hell and laugh out loud funny.”–Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney

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.

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.

My Thoughts

Katie was recently dumped by her “perfect” fiancé when she met Cassidy. Katie identified as straight until it got confusing.

It is a light, easy summer read about two people falling for each other, their relationship, their trials and errors and how they work through it together.

I had a few reservations about this book. It focuses a lot around identity and how the characters identify themselves.  There are plenty of references to gay or straight but bisexuality is never mentioned. Also, this book fed into some stereotypical behavior.



About the Author

Camille Perri Author of When Katie Met Cassidy

Camille Perri is the author of The Assistants and When Katie Met Cassidy. She has worked as a books editor for Cosmopolitan and Esquire. She has also been a ghostwriter of young adult novels and a reference librarian. She holds a bachelor of arts degree from New York University and a master of library science degree from Queens College.

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