Story Description: For self-proclaimed “mean girl” Kit Castille and many women in the world, finding true love isn’t easy.  But what if you meet a devilish stranger who challenges all the conclusions you have built in the past three years?  What if you fall for him just before you got the perfect engagement, the perfect ring, and the perfect man?  What would you do before you say “I do”? Before I Do is a hilarious, catty, and heart-breaking read for every girl who wants the wedding but not the responsibilities of marriage (at least not yet!).

Status:  Completed. Available in National Book Store and Fully Booked.

 

 

 

 

 

Character Profiles

Age: Late, late, late 20s
Nationality: Filipino
Occupation: PR Specialist, Alipin Ng Mga Beauty Queens
Distinguishing Feature: Resting Bitch Face
Style: Boots-wearing, Starbucks-sipping, Red nails-flashing Rocker Chick
Favorite Saying: LecheandPakyu
Greatest Flaw: Schemer
Best Quality: Loyal; She’s the Queen Bitch people who don't know her love to hate. But to her small circle of friends, she’s a treasure. Only shows her weakness to a chosen few.
Backstory: Asshole strung her along for years. Spent her early 20s as the second choice of all the men she loved. Hopeless romantic turned Queen Bitch.

 

Age: Early 30s
Nationality: Filipino
Occupation: IT consultant for a multinational company
Distinguishing Feature: Saksakan ng gwapo; Sexy as hell
Style: Corporate Powerhouse
Favorite Saying: “ETA?” (Estimated time of arrival) He says this every time he meets Kit for coffee and his United Colors of Benetton (expats) team for meetings.
Greatest Flaw: Too serious; too formal (Since his Tuxedo Mask transformation)
Best Quality: Goal-oriented. Responsible. Good provider.
Backstory: Almost didn’t graduate because of family financial issues. Hates to be poor again.

 

Age: Mid 30s
Nationality: Filipino
Occupation: Corporate Trainer
Distinguishing Feature/s: Easy smile; Easy confidence
Style: Street style casual
Favorite Saying: Nah…” and “Hey!”
Greatest Flaw: Easy-go-lucky; Playboy;
Restlessness – needs a “kick” (flirting episodes) from time to time. Commitment issues.
Best Quality: Fun-loving; Good company
Backstory: His 8-year relationship went kaput when his friend got the girl pregnant.

 

 

 

Reviews

 

"The author used a lot of strong lines that would [get] stuck in your mind for quite some time." Over A Glass of Milk Tea Review.

"What's good is that the protagonist is not api-apihan. She's fierce and she's awesome--as each and every woman should be."  Cassandra Javier, Goodreads Review

"I think most girls get all worked up on the idea of weddings and plannings , but they diss the idea of what happens after the wedding. So, being in my late twenties, I can relate." SugarSmile Blog Review

 

 

 

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Kath C. Eustaquio-Derla is a journalism graduate from the University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines. She wrote Bedroom Blog by Veronica, a relationship blog for Cosmopolitan Philippines from 2009 to 2011, which covers most of her single dating life. In 2015, she published her first book Before I Do. She’s passionate about coffee, red wine, books and Mad Men. She stopped collecting hearts when she got married in 2013 and went back to collecting Archie Comics ever since. Send the author a tweet @kceustaquio.

Edits: Paula Bianca Abiog

Before I Do

Philippine Copyright © 2015 by Katherine C. Eustaquio-Derla

Disclaimer: This book is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents are products of the author’s imagination and are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual events, places or persons, living or dead is entirely coincidental. Credits are given to the respective owners of the Instagram photos. Other images were taken from Pinterest.com.

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