When Katie Met Cassidy
By Camille Perri
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.
'Sexy, entertaining and subversive' Curtis Sittenfeld - Best Books of the Summer 2018 (The Guardian)
'The lesbian romance novel we've been waiting for' Buzzfeed
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 bar rooms may as well be bedrooms, and loyal friends fill in the spaces absent families leave behind. Katie's glimpse into this wild yet fiercely tight-knit community begins to alter not only how she sees the larger world, but also where exactly she fits in.
'Tender, sexy as hell and laugh out loud funny' Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney, bestselling author of The Nest
'A moving story about love and what it means to truly connect with someone, even if it's the last person you expect' Jennifer Niven, New York Times bestselling author of All the Bright Places
'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, bestselling author of I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You
'A delicious, fast-paced love story about two women who, at first glance, make an unlikely pair but are destined to make sparks fly. Camille Perri's novel is fun, funny, and super charming. I inhaled this romance!' Jennifer Mathieu, author of Moxie
'An important commentary on the taboos of women owning their sexuality' HelloGiggles, A Most Anticipated Book of 2018
'[A] funny and tender romantic comedy' Bustle
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, where she majored in English and gender and sexuality studies, and a masters of library science degree from Queens College. Perri lives in Brooklyn with her partner.
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19 Jun 2018
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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
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
When Katie Met Cassidy is 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, New York Times
bestselling author of All the Bright Places
Fun and fulfilling . . . [with] honest conversations about female identity and sexuality included throughout. A romance with a big heart and refreshing perspective — Kirkus Reviews
When Katie Met Cassidy is a delicious, fast-paced love story about two women who, at first glance, make an unlikely pair but are destined to make sparks fly. Camille Perri's novel is fun, funny, and super charming. I inhaled this romance!
— 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, A Most Anticipated Book of 2018
Wickedly funny — Vanity Fair, on The Assistants
An insanely fun ride that is as hilarious as it is smart — Popsugar, on The Assistants
It's part coming-of-age novel, part tantalising glimpse into the New York queer community . . . an enjoyable and moving story that's as much about community and friendship as it is about romantic love — Diva
Crucial self-discovery alongside tender romance? This book [has] it in spades — Entertainment Weekly