Brigitte Bautista, author of f/f new adult novel “Don’t Tell My Mother” and co-editor of the romanceclass queer anthology “Start Here: Short Stories of First Encounters”, is set to release her second novel “You, Me, U.S.” on April 15.
You, Me, U.S. is a stand-alone novel set in the grit and hustle of Manila, where the prospect of love and happiness is complicated by lifelong ambitions and family expectations. The story follows the story of best friends Jo and Liza, who are as opposite as night and day. Sex worker Jo swears by the worry-free, one-day-at-a-time dance through life. Salesclerk Liza has big plans for her family’s future, and there is nothing bigger than a one-way trip to the U.S. But an almost-kiss, a sex dare, and news of Liza’s engagement to her American boyfriend unveil feelings Jo and Liza never thought they had. Deciding between staying together and drifting apart puts Liza’s best-laid plans and Jo’s laidback life in jeopardy.
If friends-to-lovers romance trope and navigating family expectations is your jam, be sure to grab a copy of You, Me, U.S. on Amazon Kindle while it’s still $0.99. Price stands until release day.
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Brigitte Bautista is currently juggling her day job as a software engineer and her passion for writing. She was a participant in Anvil Publishing’s #SparkNA writing workshop, where her first novel “Don’t Tell My Mother” was produced. Since then, the novel has been included in National Bookstore’s best-selling list. More recently, she worked with #romanceclass as co-editor and contributor of Start Here, a romance anthology of m/m, f/f and nonbinary/f stories.