When Katie Met Cassidy by Camille Perri
Publisher; G. P. Putnam’s Sons
June 19th 2018
“It’s hard to be intimidated by a five-foot-two college kid wearing a flannel from Gap Kids”. Katie has it all; a life of luxury, a career that quickly scaled the corporate ladder and a fiancé that is an accomplished art curator. Until said fiancé leaves her for her “friend” and she’s met with a life she’s unsure of. Enter Cassidy Price, a strong personality who seems very self aware and makes Katie question everything she thinks she knows about sexuality, queerness and love.
I wanted to love this book so much. While it was an easy read, I devoured it in a couple of hours, it was seemingly lacking something of importance. It took me a while to pinpoint exactly what was missing …. let me explain.
Katie is a straight girl, brought up in Kentucky. But that’s about all we get of her background. Her first impression of Cassidy didn’t sit well with me. Katie judged this woman on her appearance and was vastly crude in her thoughts about how “women” should dress and hold themselves. While I can appreciate the honesty from this character, I’m also left wondering how she can go from this thought process to being in love so quickly and without much thought.
Cassidy’s character however felt a bit more authentic. How often gay women fall down the straight girl rabbit hole. We know we should, we know it ends, yet we find ourselves pining over them anyway. And it usually ends with a broken heart, or something of that nature.
This story held so much potential. There was room for tears and laughter, yet fell incredibly short. That said, it’s not a terrible story. And again, a super easy read. But if you’re looking for something exceptional, this isn’t it.
I received a copy of this book from First to Read in an exchange for my honest review. These opinions are my own and in no way reflect those of the author, publisher or anyone involved in the making of this book.