When Katie Met Cassidy // stereotypical bland lesbian romance

There was a Lifetime movie I can’t remember the name of, but it had “Kissing” in the title. It was a romance about two women who met by chance and fell in love, kind of like in When Katie Met Cassidy.

When Katie Met CassidyWhen Katie Met Cassidy by Camille Perri
Published by Book of the Month, G. P. Putnam's Sons on 19 June, 2018
Genre: #nothanks, Adult fiction, Fiction, Lesbian fiction, Romance
# pages: 264
Source: Book of the Month
Rating: ★★

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.

My thoughts

  • I wish Cassidy’s POV had been more present, that the POVs had been equal, instead of only including Cassidy’s narrative to support bad behavior. It wasn’t bad in and of itself, but it felt unimportant. Why share her side of it, when it’s not really required? When you’re not really going to reveal anything important?
  • I would have loved to read Cassidy’s POV more than just Katie’s. 🤷‍♀️
  • Reads like smut. Contains none. 😵 Every time it started getting good, it faded to black. Straight Christian romance books contain more.
  • The characters are extremely dull, and they behave based off stereotypes. You have the femme and have the butch lesbian. And of course, the butch lesbian wears boxers and of course the femme is terrified for some reason?!
  • I’m really not into the anti-butch vibes. 🤷‍♀️
  • “Am I lesbian now?” 🤦‍♀️ Also Katie asking,

Do you like girls? Is. That. A. Thing. You. Do?

  • The connotation that both partners have to touch each other during sex is gfjjdjkdd so ignorant of stone butches and femmes, and “pillow princesses”, and reeks of the concept of a “true lesbian”. The gold star lesbian stereotype was hinted at quite frequently in this, and I’m just 😵 at the same time, Katie was horrible:

“Sometimes I think you’re more boy than any boy I’ve ever dated.” ~Katie


  • She just wanted sex, and she didn’t really see Katie as a woman, but as a woman who could pass as a man — and that’s what she wanted most of all, it feels like. Katie’s not gay per se, just one of those straight ladies who are tired of men and think dating women will be easier, but PLOT TWIST IT’S NOT EASIER.
  • There were some lines that really stuck out to me that made me feel a kind of unexplainable way. This is one of them:

She hung her jacket, blouse, and skirt from the shower curtain rod and then sat on the edge of the tub with all of it swinging over her like a hanged woman.

  • Every single character was a cliche. Every aspect of the plot was one of those slimy, overrused tropes.


Do not bother.

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