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by Perri, Camille

From the acclaimed author of The Assistants comes a new gutsy book about the importance of women taking the reins in their own lives.

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 successfully made her way up the ladder at a multinational law firm, and has a hold on apartments in SoHo and in the West Village. Suffice it to say, she's come a long way from her rural Kentucky upbringing.

But the rug is swept out from under Katie when she's suddenly dumped by her fiancé, leaving her devastated and completely lost. On a whim, she agrees to have a drink with Cassidy Price, a self-assured, promiscuous woman she meets at work. The two form a newfound friendship, which soon brings into question everything Katie thought she knew about sex - and love.

WHEN KATIE MET CASSIDY is a romantic comedy that explores how, while we may have come a long way in terms of gender equality, a woman's capacity for and entitlement to sexual pleasure still remain entirely taboo. This novel tackles the question: Why, when it comes to female sexuality, are so few women figuring out what they want and then going out and getting it?

TIMELY AND RELEVANT SUBJECT MATTER: WHEN KATIE MET CASSIDY challenges the tropes of the stereotypical romantic comedy and showcases female sexuality in a way that not only highlights it, but celebrates it. With the rise of shows like Girls and Broad City, which give women and their desires more value and agency than has often been depicted in the past, it's clear that people want to see women breaking down societal norms and going after what they want.

COMPULSIVELY READABLE: Perri's prose is always quick, hilarious, whip-smart, and on point while it takes on social issues with honesty and freshness.

Camille Perri is the author of The Assistants. 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.

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Redefin[es] what love looks like.

Review: New York Post

A smart, sexy read for your beach bag that will leave you looking at sex and love in a completely different way.

Review: PopSugar

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.

Quote: Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney, New York Times bestselling author of The Nest

Fun and fulfilling... A romance with a big heart and refreshing perspective.

Review: Kirkus Reviews

An extremely cute, low-angst lesbian romance between a woman who'd thought she was straight and an extremely dapper lifetime lesbian, who go from being professional adversaries to half-reluctant friends to, well. You should read it. Again and again and again.

Review: LGBTQ Reads

When Katie Met Cassidy is a rom-com. But it's also an important commentary on the taboos of women owning their sexuality.

Review: HelloGiggles

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.


British Commonwealth: Piatkus

Quote: Putnam

Get ready to laugh, cry, and rediscover your faith in romance. . . Perri's clean writing style and superb wit carry the book beyond the usual [rom-com] and into something laugh-out-loud funny, sincere, and fresh. . . Beyond its likeable protagonists, When Katie Met Cassidy draws a rich portrait of the lesbian community.

Review: Lambda Literary Review

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.

Quote: Courtney Maum, author

When Katie Met Cassidy is a perfect mixture of humor, romance, and drama - it reminds us all that love knows no bounds and can be found in even the most unexpected places.

Review: Signature Reads

Delicious. . . . Perri's novel is fun, funny, and super charming.

Quote: Jennifer Mathieu, author

Masterful . . . Recommended for all collections.

Review: Booklist

Smart and fun.

Review: Bustle

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.

Review: Autostraddle

The lesbian romance novel we've been waiting for. . . Fost compelling [is] Perri's obvious queerness and the prevalence of 'in' queer jokes. . . Relatable to any queer person who's made a home out of their community. . . Read if: You've been looking for a beach read from someone who's probably run into an ex at Dyke March.

Review: BuzzFeed

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.

Quote: Jennifer Niven, author

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.

Review: Nylon

A film-ready rom-com about finding love when you least expect it (as deliciously fun as her last novel, The Assistants).

Review: Elle

This unconventional love story will keep you believing in love this summer.

Review: Brit + Co

When Katie Met Cassidy is a romantic comedy that explores how, as a culture, while we may have come a long way in terms of gender equality, a woman's capacity for an entitlement to sexual pleasure still remain entirely taboo. This novel tackles the question: Why, when it comes to female sexuality, are so few women figuring out what they want and then going out and doing it?

Review: Hypable

Sparks soon fly . . . in this woman-powered rom-com.

Review: am New York

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.

Review: Out Magazine

[A] delightful summer read.

Review: Elite Daily

Perri proudly writes about, as she says, 'her queerness' without preaching, pontificating or even pandering. . . Perri skillfully avoids clichés and stylized caricatures.

Review: Life Elsewhere

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.

Review: RT Book Reviews

An intensely fun, sexy, and nuanced rom-com.

Review: The Lily

Crush hard on [this] opposites-attract romance.

Review: 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.

Review: Glamour

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.


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