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“A tender tale of finding yourself and trusting unexpected impulses.” —Cosmopolitan
“As timeless, warm, and funny as When Harry Met Sally, with the same irresistible Big Apple backdrop and a modern tribe of bar-hopping friends who become as close as family. Perri’s latest will inspire you to go after what you want and hold on to what you already have with both hands.”—Elisabeth Egan, Glamour
“A film-ready rom-com about finding love when you least expect it (as deliciously fun as her last novel, The Assistants).”—Elle
“The delightful, sexy, queer rom-com novel of the summer… When Katie Met Cassidy cements what Call Me by Your Name started (at least for mass audiences): One doesn’t have to be queer to fall in love [with] a queer love story... [When Katie Met Cassidy] has all the makings of a Garry Marshall or Nora Ephron classic.” — Vogue
"Set against the twinkling backdrop of New York City with an unforgettable cast of queer supporting characters, this vibrant novel feels like it’s just waiting for a big-screen adaptation."—Buzzfeed
“Will have you on your toes. Katie is a 20-something from Kentucky who gets dumped by her fiance...and finds herself into Cassidy, her new co-worker in NYC." —TheSkimm
"Not only is Perri's book super sexy—it's also a welcome subversion of the (so far) overwhelmingly straight rom-com genre." —Refinery29
“A smart, sexy read for your beach bag that will leave you looking at sex and love in a completely different way.”—PopSugar
“Perri’s lively and funny voice brings a fresh perspective to that familiar and beloved story of a single girl finding love in the big city… [A] sweet love story about two people who find each other and don't miss the opportunity to turn a chance encounter into a happily ever after.”—NPR.org
“The lightness and ease of a lesbian romance that does not upend any trauma is a refreshing, upbeat relief. Plus, the romantic pursuit is replete with luscious descriptions of the cosmopolitan outings of rich New Yorkers, hot lesbian sex, and the neighborhood lesbian bar where it all takes place. When Katie Met Cassidy resonates—and not just for queers. Its pursue-or-be-pursued tension will have you reading until the happy ever after.” —Broadly
“If you’re trying to get over an ex, read this instead of compulsively checking your iPhone.”—Marie Claire
“A sweet exploration of sexuality and identity… Perri has a keen understanding of how confusing (and fluid) sexuality can be, a reality she conveys on the page with empathy and wit.”—EW.com
“Katie and Cassidy are a joy to behold: two whip-smart women grappling with desire and questioning their deeply held notions of love and intimacy. Perri’s book is a real gift—tender, sexy as hell and laugh out loud funny.”—Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney, New York Times bestselling author of The Nest
“This smart, funny novel fills a space in the romantic comedy genre by giving readers something missing in the genre: a celebration of queerness, in all its dynamic glory.”—Nylon
“Perri, whose debut, The Assistants, was a rollicking ode to the pleasures of punching up, is back with a novel about a woman whose rebound with another woman after a breakup may be more than a rebound after all. For fans of: pop culture references, hot lesbian sex scenes, bar fights.”—Out Magazine
“If you thought Perri was at her best in The Assistants, get ready for a totally new side of her seemingly limitless talent… A pitch-perfect nod to Nora Ephron’s classic… Both a lighthearted romance and a deeply nuanced exploration of identity, When Katie Met Cassidy truly has it all.”—Book Reporter
“Snarky but tender, charming but never saccharine, When Katie Met Cassidy is a romantic comedy for a new breed of women who can deliver valentines and a mean left hook.”—Courtney Maum, author of Touch and I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You
“Perri deftly handles the topics of sexuality and identity, imbuing her story with honesty and heart so that the attraction between Katie and Cassidy unfolds in a believable, and utterly romantic, way. When Katie Met Cassidy defies labels and boundaries and reinforces the idea that love is love, and true love is always worth fighting for.”—Washington Independent Review of Books
“Smart and fun.” —Bustle
“Sparks soon fly... in this woman-powered rom-com.”—amNewYork
“The queer romance we deserve... Instead of a warning about what could happen if you are gay, this is a celebration of what awaits you if you are. Reading When Katie Met Cassidy felt like closing a wound left open by other queer/same-sex romances that came before it... Heartwarming, funny, [and] an important book.”—Autostraddle
“A fun, fast, sexy read, but it’s also so much more—a moving story about love and identity and what it means to truly connect with someone, even if it’s the last person you expect.”—Jennifer Niven, author of All the Bright Places
“Fun and fulfilling... A romance with a big heart and refreshing perspective.”—Kirkus Reviews
“This unconventional love story will keep you believing in love this summer.”—Brit + Co
“[A] delightful summer read.”—Elite Daily
“Redefin[es] what love looks like.”—New York Post
“A gutsy book that breathes a breath of fresh air into the genre of romance novels. Brimming with joy and humor, this quick-paced plot opens a window into the LGBTQ community.”—RT Book Reviews
“This sapphic rom-com is a bubbly and refreshing twist on queer lit in which none of the lesbians die… It hits a near perfect pitch of sexy and sweet.”—Medium
“Delicious... Perri’s novel is fun, funny, and super charming.”—Jennifer Mathieu, author of Moxie
“When Katie Met Cassidy is a rom-com. But it’s also an important commentary on the taboos of women owning their sexuality.”—HelloGiggles
About the Author
- ASIN : B0768ZKD3X
- Publisher : G.P. Putnam's Sons (June 19, 2018)
- Publication date : June 19, 2018
- Language : English
- File size : 1154 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 272 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #113,491 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Then I started reading the lives of the white, high powered, bespoke suit wearing finance lawyer Cassidy of the elite New York urbanite Price family who meets the equally high powered (by feminine workplace standards) white, also a lawyer Kentucky born, sorority sister, just-broke-it-off-with-her-male-Woody Allen-film-character-fiancé Katie, and I let out an internal sigh of disappointment.
Cassidy is attractive to Katie because she sees the familiar masculinity she so loves in a non-threatening, female package.
This describes every single experimental straight girl that hooked up with my soft butch self in college, so no surprise there.
From there you throw in the local dive of a gay bar and Katie starting to understand about chosen family and her and Cassidy bonding in ways that only the high powered legal elite can afford on the weekends.
For those of you that flip to the last page before investing in a lesbian romance (because despite trying to "avoid" labels, this term is thrown around a lot and "bi" or "pan" never even enter the conversation as potential identities), it's fine, proceed as usual.
It felt like a PG-13 rated, less kinky 50 Shades of Grey, with no contracts and Cassidy playing the role of Christian as Katie's guide into a tempting and forbidden world.
By the way, this book is for the general masses, there is absolutely zero in the way of graphic sex scenes, so feel free to give it to your straight friends for book club next week to give them a manicured, food artist modified taste of what it is to be queer.
If you want Actual intersectionality, pick up Cam Girl from Leah Raedar/Elliot Wake, same plotline set 5 years earlier with real world problems, and oh so much sex.
There are minor little problems, issues, tears along the way and the story is a bit predictable but it does bounce along at a fairly good clip. It’s a nice distraction. The characters are fine, though Cassidy didn’t seem quite as real as Katie, but what do I know. Cassidy slowly morphs into, or is revealed to be soft in many ways despite a number of edges. Hmmm. Really?
There is a rather funny chapter involving a character nicknamed the Puerto Greekan. But there also is a very lame chapter about Katie buying her very first sex toy in a New York City shop. Along with some musings about “how does this gadget work?” there is also a sales assistant in a leather corset cracking a whip on the shop’s floor. It struck me as seeming more real had it been written fifty years ago.
So a 3 ½ on LibraryThing, a 4.0 on Amazon.