Story Description: Kit Castille does everything she can – even crossing borders – just to get Johnny back, only to find out that he’s moved on, with Rose. Anger is a good motivation to fix your life.
Kit flies back to Manila, patch her wounds and starts doing things she kept putting off: join a multinational company and take up a sport (kickboxing). And in the course of healing, she became exactly like the person she hates most, Johnny—a go-getting, money-making, hot damn! corporate war machine. There’s only one catch: Will is her corporate trainer and they need to work together. And Will is hostile.
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Age: Late, late, late 20s
Occupation: Barista in Malaysia, Corporate war machine in Manila
Distinguishing Feature: Resting Bitch Face
Style: Boots-wearing, Starbucks-sipping, Red nails-flashing Rocker Chick
Favorite Saying: “Leche” and “Pakyu”
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
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
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.
Age: Mid 30s
Occupation: Model turned law student turned government official
Distinguishing Feature/s: Dead-ringer for Piolo Pascual
Style: Very masculine
Greatest Flaw: Madalas super angas, Low EQ
Best Quality: High IQ; Dependable; Loyal friend till the end;
Backstory: Ginoong Pilipinas 2007 titleholder; Got kicked out of law school because of a brawl.
Age: Late, late, late 20s
Occupation: Events Specialist
Distinguishing Feature/s: Svelte
Style: Alta Sociedad; Effortlessly chic
Greatest Flaw: Workaholic
Best Quality: Despite being so rich, she’s very thrifty, Business-minded
Backstory: She’s out to prove that she can she can do it all. She’s so workaholic that she got hospitalized once due to stress but ended up working at the hospital.
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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.
Finally, I Do is the sequel to Before I Do by Kath C. Eustaquio-Derla. Before I Do is available at National Bookstore and Fully Booked.
Finally, I Do
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