When Katie Met Cassidy, Camille Perry
Published June 19th 2018 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons
Hardcover, 272 pages
Source: ARC at 2018 PLA meeting
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 the West Village. Suffice it to say, she has come a long way from her Kentucky upbringing.
But the rug is swept from under Katie when she is suddenly dumped by her fiance, Paul Michael, leaving her devastated and completely lost. On a whim, she agrees to have a drink with Cassidy Price-a self-assured, sexually 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 classic story of girl meets boy, boy breaks her heart and girl meets… girl. This was not my typical romance at all and I loved it. I loved the sparks between Katie and Cassidy and the flirting. I also loved the questioning and challenging of relationship boundaries and terms. Katie hadn’t thought about another woman until she meets Cassidy and then she had to rethink everything. I enjoyed going back and forth between Katie’s doubts and Cassidy’s surety – they were a fantastic pair. I honestly wasn’t sure how this book was going to end which was extremely refreshing.
I thought this was a fun and fast read – I was done in a day – but it could have been longer. More depth into Cassidy’s family and her friendships wouldn’t have hurt at all It comes through loud and clear that she’s a player but there clearly could have been much more to her. For light summer though read this was just right and I will definitely make an effort to pick up Perri’s The Assistants now.
Thank you GP Putnam for this advance copy in exchange for an honest opinion!