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When Katie Met Cassidy

Camille Perri

8 Reviews

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Adult & contemporary romance

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 fiance 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.

'My favourite romantic book of recent memory' Emma Straub, New York Times bestselling author of Modern Lovers

'A tender tale of finding yourself and trusting unexpected impulses' Cosmopolitan

'As timeless, warm and funny as When Harry Met Sally . . . will inspire you to go after what you want and hold onto what you already have with both hands' Elisabeth Egan, Glamour

'The delightful, sexy, queer rom-com of the summer . . . all the makings of a Nora Ephron classic' Vogue

'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

'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 aut

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Praise for When Katie Met Cassidy

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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!

  • 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

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