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When Katie Met Cassidy

3.18  ·  Rating details ·  9,071 ratings  ·  1,465 reviews
From the acclaimed author of The Assistants comes another gutsy book about the importance of women taking the reins—except this time, when it comes to finding sexuality, pleasure, and love sometimes where you least expect it.

Katie Daniels is a perfection-seeking 28-year-old lawyer living the New York dream. She’s engaged to charming art curator Paul Michael, has successful
Hardcover, 264 pages
Published June 19th 2018 by G.P. Putnam's Sons
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Robin I'd say that high schoolers can read it. The explicit references aren't really all that explicit.…moreI'd say that high schoolers can read it. The explicit references aren't really all that explicit.(less)

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Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
Jul 06, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: queer
Between all the stereotypes, the lackluster characters, and the fade-to-black sex scenes, this was a real dud. I’m hella bummed. 😭
Apr 21, 2018 rated it did not like it
If this book featured a heteronormative couple, it would get absolutely zero press (and would have a way lower rating). Because it is not a good book at all. The characters are superficially drawn and the relationship between them advances at an absurd pace; things that should pose significant barriers and obstacles to their relationship (e.g., conservative/disapproving family, first same-sex relationship for one character after decades of never having questioned her sexuality) either don't rock ...more
Jun 27, 2018 rated it it was ok
Folks, the unthinkable has finally happened.
Someone wrote a lesbian romance novel for straight people.

I appreciate that a w/w romance made it into the mainstream, but I don't think we can really call "two corporate lawyers insulting each other and sitting in awkward silence until suddenly it's a relationship" a successful step forward for gay literature. Katie is a corn-fed, garden-variety stereotype of the unsullied straight girl, and Cassidy is a pastiche of every lesbian stereotype imaginable
Carol (Bookaria)
Jul 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018, fiction, romance
This is a quick and enjoyable love story. 

Katie Daniels is a successful lawyer who gets dumped by her fiancee and is having a difficult time overcoming the end of her relationship. Soon after, she meets Cassidy in a business meeting. That same day after work hours, Cassidy bumps into Katie at a wine bar and asks her out for a drink. Katie accepts unenthusiastically but soon the views and feelings will change for both.

The book is short and entertaining, it was funny too and the characters were li
This is a cute, fun, fast read, and I'm always thrilled when a major publisher does f/f romance and I know people are gonna actually be able to find queer reads on bookshelves. That said, this book would've been half the length if anyone had ever acknowledged the existence of bisexuality, which is a good reminder of why I prefer queer traditionally published YA f/f to queer adult traditionally published f/f by an exponent of a billion. (Literally, the "straight" MC has a conversation with hersel ...more
Danika at The Lesbrary
Initial thoughts:

I know a lot of people have been loving this, but I had... mixed feelings. Katie has a lot of anti-queer, specifically anti-butch sentiments in the beginning. She is scandalized that Cassidy wears all men's clothing. (Especially that she wears briefs--like, this discovery is earth-shattering for Katie.) Cassidy is a ~womanizing heartbreaker. (Until she meets Katie, of course.) And, of course, the concept of bisexuality is never mentioned. Katie falls for Cassidy--now she has to
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As a woman who used to have a boyfriend but now has a wife I have to say that there aren’t a lot of romantic comedies out there aiming for my very specific demographic. So I was pleasantly surprised to encounter this breezy story about a woman who discovers she has a few things to learn about love.

Katie, a blonde corporate lawyer with an affinity for chic Dior footwear, has just been dumped by her vegan boyfriend. She’s spending her days sulking over barbecue and Wil
This story is so basic. I was interested in reading more F/F romances and this cover is so gorgeous and I was fooled once again by a pretty cover. This is a very basic straight girl meets lesbian girl story and it was very cliche and full of stereotypes and the characters were all one dimensional... and idk. I get so sick of reading books like this. This story could've had some potential if these characters had been more fleshed out and not so cringe-worthy. Also, why was the main character Kati ...more
Latanya (Crafty Scribbles)
Cute story, though I'd wish Perri would have used bisexual at least once, considering that Katie exhibited aspects contributed to bisexuality.

Jun 19, 2018 rated it did not like it

I have some thoughts about this book. This book doesn't feel... natural. Everything seemed so disingenuous and the characters were bland and one dimensional. I find it odd that this is an own voices book because this feels like lesbian fiction written by a straight person.

The writing is also very lackluster. I wasn't looking for a verbose epic, just a cute story about two women in the LGBTQ community, and I feel like I didn't get that. This was written like a hallmark movie and not in an en
This was neither as bad as I had heard but not as great as I had also heard. I found it a standard romance with unremarkable characters and not a great story. It's disappointing Katie never considers that being bi is an option, yes. Although so many of us have internalized that gay and straight are the only options that this unfortunately is probably realistic. But I don't think the book at all reinforces negative stereotypes about lesbians as some reviews have said; I suspect people think any r ...more
Jun 03, 2021 rated it did not like it
“Do you like girls? Is. That. A. Thing. You. Do?”

This is the worst thing I've read in years.

When Katie Met Cassidy is a romance about two lawyers who form a relationship. Katie Daniels is an extremely sheltered straight woman from Kentucky who has never been able to explore her identity because she’s been surrounded by other sheltered people. So when she meets Cassidy, apparently the first lesbian Katie has ever met in her life, Katie suddenly questions everything.

I realized a few chapters in th
Julie Ehlers
I was a big fan of Camille Perri's The Assistants and thought the relationship between the narrator, Tina, and her friend Emily was really interesting, much more interesting than the relationship between Tina and her boyfriend, whose name I forget. So when I learned that Perri's new novel was about a romantic relationship between two women, it made complete sense to me, and I was dying to read a romance that had the same distinctive voice, humor, and quick pacing that The Assistants had. In that ...more
Krista Regester
Aug 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is cute, fun, short, sweet, and pretty gay... my favorite. I think there are problematic details though. The actual title of this book should probably be “stereotypes 101”. Katie couldn’t be more of a straight, white girl if she tried. As for Cassidy - puhlease with this womanizing butch thing. It kind of felt like this was written in the 90’s by a straight lady, which I know isn’t the case! No matter what… if girls are kissing in it I’m gonna enjoy the book so it’s an easy 4* for me.
Nikki (Saturday Nite Reader)

3.5 stars rounded up

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.

Katie Daniels is off the heels of a bad break-up with her fiancé, Paul Michael (or something like that, who cares he stinks) and crosses paths with Cassidy Price. Cassidy is immediately intrigued by Katie even knowing she isn't her "type." There is an immediate curiosity and connection between the two women and the rest of the story
Karin Goczkowski
Apr 13, 2018 rated it it was ok
I debated whether to give this 2 stars or 3 stars. I did binge read it in about 3 days but kept noticing aspects of the book throughout. I also would not reread. This book was meant to be an LGBTQ novel but the structure of the writing screamed erotica to me even though no erotic scenes occur. One thing I noticed throughout the book was the lack of character development and the lack of insight into the character's history. For example, though it is briefly mentioned that Katie was an equestrian ...more
MaryBeth's Bookshelf
Jul 14, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction, lgbtq
I wish we could do 1/2 stars, because I think this book is a solid 3.5 star book.

Katie Daniels has just been dumped by her "perfect" fiancee when she meets Cassidy Price. Cassidy is confidant and aggressive compared to Katie's meek and quiet personality. But they are immediately drawn to each other. Cassidy introduces Katie to a life she did not think she wanted, but finds herself drawn into. This is a quick, fun, summer read.

I guess where I struggled is I was left wanting more - I'm not sure wh
Jul 23, 2018 rated it did not like it
UGH I hated both of these characters. Katie is a straight up homophobe and Cassidy is an asshole. And they are both corporate lawyers?! This is the straightest gay book I have ever read.
Jun 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a cheesy lesbian romance novel through & through. I thought it was so cute and perfect for summer reading. Queer women deserve cheesy romance novels. Straight people, sometimes being queer is NOT THAT DEEP and don't read this expecting it to be about our "pain" because we want light & fluffy as much as you do. It's also tricky because I don't want people reading this & thinking it's representative of the queer experience (ie I have NEVER thought of my partner as "like a man" - that's lit ...more
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Rep: f/f romance, lesbian mc

I was sent an arc from the publisher in exchange for an honest review

My feelings for this book are, complicated. I'm not sure where to begin.

Katie has just gone through a breakup, and she has a new job at a law firm. She meets Cassidy, who is higher up in the company and kind of an office romance begins. 

Katie thinks she's straight, but she doesn't later say she's bisexual. It's never defiant in whether she's bi or a lesbian ac
Katie B
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 ev ...more
Louise Miller
May 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! And as the Katie in my own relationship, I didn’t know how much I needed this book until I was crying at the end. When Katie Met Cassidy is as funny, charming, and romantic as your favorite Nora Ephron movie. I fell in love with every single character, and I was rooting for the relationship from the moment they met until the very last page. Treat yourself to this smart, sexy, and sweet love story. It’s a delight.
Madalyn (Novel Ink)
Jun 20, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: botm
*2.5 stars*
On one hand, I’m happy an f/f romance is getting so much attention. On the other... I wish it was a better f/f romance.
Nov 14, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“When Katie Met Cassidy”

MC Cassidy just turned 30, and still spends her time partying, having sex, working out and working. Yet, she finds herself intrigued by MC Katie at a business meeting.

Katie begins the book being dumped by her fiancé, and spends most of the rest of it trying to date guys while becoming more confused about her own sexuality as every lesbian in town suddenly wants her.

I have to apologize for a spartan review. I finished this book months ago during a period when I was listen
An adorable little example of how an excellent writer can render enjoyable to a reader a typically unfavored genre. I am not a romance reader at all, but went for this BOTM Club selection anyway because I so enjoyed Perri’s The Assistants. Her writing is like Cassidy’s sartorial style as described in the book: it’s just clean and sharp and accomplishes much with simple deftness and high caliber minimalism complemented by a touch of dashing whimsy and charisma. Perri vividly paints characters in ...more
Lily Mason
Jul 27, 2018 rated it did not like it
Homophobic, butchphobic piece of tripe with no trace of the word “bisexual” where it very well should have been. Seems like a sheltered straight girl saw one episode of The L Word and decided to write a wlw romance. Did not finish.
Kate Olson
3.5 STARS ⭐️ This f/f romance was a complete binge-read for me - I finished it in 2 sittings! It was steamy (lots and lots and lots of sex talk and discussions and thoughts and such ~ probably a 4 on my 5~flame scale) and while many romances are all about "other stuff" and the romance plays a major part, this book is ALL ABOUT THE ROMANCE AND THE SEXUALITY. And that's not a bad thing ~ the story is about Katie discovering her sexual attraction to Camille, a woman, after being attracted to men in ...more
This was super cute and made me smile so much! I'm a sucker for a butch/femme romance, and this book hit the spot. It's not super deep, but it's lovely, fast-paced, and entertaining and I recommend it to anyone looking for a sweet, fun romance. ...more
Definitely thoughts to come. 🤔
Jacob Proffitt
May 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I finished this months ago and have been sitting on reviewing it because I had a key insight. That I'll get to lower down. First stuff about the story.

I liked Katie, well enough. Indeed, in most romances, she'd be the one I engage with. She's kind but way out of her depth but still doing her best. I particularly enjoyed her journey of self-discovery learning to appreciate others in a more authentic way than she has previously (and no, that's not a veiled reference to finding that she's attracted
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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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