When Katie met Cassidy, she was straight.
Katie was heartbroken, getting over a failed engagement with her boyfriend. Cassidy was a work acquaintance who turned into a friend. Then it turned into more.
It’s the quintessential boy-meets-girl romance, Except this time, it’s girl-meets-girl.
The fact that Katie and Cassidy are both women does present some hurdles, such as telling Katie’s neurotic mom. Both women must redefine their identities in the new lens of their relationship; Katie as bisexual (though that word is never used for her) and Cassidy as monogamous. Katie in particular is surprised when she falls for a person and not a gender.
There’s nothing groundbreaking here. It’s just a sweet love story. What’s remarkable about this story is how unremarkable it is. It isn’t scandalous or pearl-clutchingly shocking.
Instead, it’s a nice, standard love story of lovers who happen to be female.
When Katie Met Cassidy
Published June 2018
G.P. Putnam’s Sons