When Katie Met Cassidy is the engaging and romantic story of, well, Katie and Cassidy!
I must admit that this is not normally the type of book I pick up but I had heard so much about it and the author, Camille Perri, that I had to give it a try. I read it in a day and was pleasantly surprised!
Katie is a lawyer fresh out of a relationship with a man to whom she was engaged; he dumps her and she is struggling to start over. When she meets Cassidy, a powerful lawyer in a masculine suit, sparks fly!
Katie is as surprised as anyone as she attempts to figure out her feelings, her identity – and her next move.
Cassidy doesn’t know what to make of Katie either but the relationship that develops is sweet, funny, and super sexy.
It’s also complicated – as relationships usually are – and the story that unfolds reflects the challenges that one can go through when they are questioning their identity in any number of ways.
I am old enough to remember when it was not easy to find books depicting queer love, sex, and relationships. I am happy that there are more to choose from now! While this one lost a few points with me for the occasional slip into unrealistic L-Word-style depictions of lesbian life, it mostly wins. It is indeed refreshing to have my community represented in all its positive and funny yet fluid and complicated glory. Because representation matters.
With When Katie Met Cassidy, Camille Perri has created a quick and heartfelt read that will appeal to anyone who appreciates romantic comedies with slick dialogue and feverish, edge-of-your-seat flirtation (read: JUST KISS ALREADY!), especially when they are centered on queer characters.
You can find Camille Perri on Twitter @CamillePerri.
Title: When Katie Met Cassidy
Author: Camille Perri
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons
Pages: 272 pages
Publication Date: June 19, 2018
My Rating: Recommended
To learn more:
Camille Perri at the PRH Librarian Event, December 2017
“‘When Katie Met Cassidy’ Is the Queer Romance We Deserve” by Molly Priddy on Autostraddle
Kirkus review of When Katie Met Cassidy
Publisher’s Weekly review of When Katie Met Cassidy
This post contains affiliate links. All reviews are honest and my own. Thanks to Camille Perri, Penguin/G.P. Putnam’s Sons, and First to Read for a complimentary ARC!