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When Katie Met Cassidy

Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
4 out of 5 stars (123 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

"A film-ready rom-com about finding love when you least expect it." (Elle)

"My favorite romantic book of recent memory." (Emma Straub)

"The delightful, sexy, queer rom-com of the summer...[with] all the makings of a Nora Ephron classic." (Vogue.com)

One of NPR's best books of 2018.

One of Washington Post's 50 notable works of fiction in 2018.

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.

When it comes to Cassidy, Katie can't think straight.

Katie Daniels, a 28-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 barrooms 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.  

©2018 Camille Perri (P)2018 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

“My favorite romantic book of recent memory.” (Emma Straub, New York Times best-selling 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, 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.” (Elisabeth Egan, Glamour

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Not too original

The story was fairly predictable except with two women and for two woman it was even more predictable. Not many surprises. I suppose if one were straight and never been with a woman it probably was more interesting. But in terms of a compelling story not really there. The narrator was poor and didn't really differentiate the voices of the different characters very well. They really needed a second voice to make the performance more interesting.

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Narrator

The book was really good. Highly recommend it. The Narrator was horrible though. They definitely need a new one.

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Sweet queer romance

I devoured this in less than 24 hours! The narrator isn't great, but the story pulls you in pretty quickly and it's an easy listen. It's not super groundbreaking, and lacks the emotional depth of something like Call Me By Your Name. But it's a very sweet story with a happy ending for two women - if they make this into a movie, I'd see it.

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Not as great as I heard it was

Kind of left me with a "meh" feeling, not as great of a love story as they hyped it up

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Sweet and fun

Great performance by the narrator. Found myself drawn in by the characters more deeply than I expected. This isn’t a genre that’s familiar to me but I enjoyed it immensely.

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Expected.

It was a cute cheesy, predictable love story of the classic gay girl straight girl. Nice simple story but the narration has no inflection; boring.

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Loved this book

Love the characters, the story line, for a change no evil ex just getting to know you and yourself... refreshing.
Narration was exquisite.

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ok story

Story was a little dry but overall was a decent listen to. I wish the narrator could have done a little more with this book but oh well.

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Cliched “lesbian” romance

Hot dyke, lonely recently dumped straight girl. Mix together and what do you get, this half assed story. Very disappointed with the book, the ending sucked. There was no exposition about what happens once straight girl comes out of the closet to her religious family. Nothing happened I’m left to guess. Then the couple talks of doing something at the end of the book, which up to this point, neither one of them mentions ever wanting to do. There are no sex scenes. I am assuming the writer is straight and had no experience to draw upon in that department. Bad, bad, bad.

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