A Slight Smile is Very Charming

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What is it that makes a man fall in love with a woman at first sight? Appearance? Aura? Wealth? NO, when campus prince and gaming expert, student Xiao Nai first saw Bei Wei Wei, what made him fall in love was not her extraordinary beauty, but her slim and slender fingers that were flying across the keyboard and her calm and composed manner!!! Embarrassing, no?

At the same time, gaming expert Bei Wei Wei, at this time and place is on the computer, methodically commanding a guild war, and won a perfect and glorious victory despite being at a disadvantage, and was completely unaware that cupid is nearby.

Soon after basketball player, swimmer, all-around excellent student, and game company president, Xiao Nai, uses both tactics on and off-line to take this beauty’s heart. Therefore this romance slowly bloomed.

A Slight Smile is Very Charming average rating 4.7/5 - 423 user ratings
Associated Names
One entry per line
Just One Smile Is Very Alluring
Love O2O
WeiWei's Beautiful Smile
Wei Wei Yi Xiao Hen Qing Cheng
微微一笑很倾城
Related Series
Come and Eat, Shan Shan (Shared Universe)
Silly and Elite (Shared Universe)
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Abhieghail
New Abhieghail
July 21, 2017
Status: c48
Finished this in one day!!

The male lead is sooooo cute. He really loves the female lead. Hahaha

He pursues her .. Like.. Blitzkreig!! XD

Jsjskckkakxjka

The side characters are funny too! Especially KO and mei-ge. Witwiw.

Truly a rom-com
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thrynki
New thrynki rated it
July 17, 2017
Status: Completed
This is my first review, so please take what I say with a healthy dose of salt :)

This novel is a gem in the shoujo/josei genres. I can honestly only think of a couple other shoujo/josei novels about a game like Reign of the Hunters, God's Left Hand/Fish Playing While Trapped in a Secret Room, and Honey Stewed Squid. What makes this novel truly special is how refreshing the female lead and romance are. The female lead is, of course, devastatingly beautiful, but is also very intelligent and highly respected... more>> as a gamer. While reading as she fell in love I wasn't face palming at her idiocy but instead I was smiling nonstop.

I'm not saying that the romance wasn't utterly cliche, because it definitely was. The male lead is the kind of handsome, rich, athletic, intelligent, saves the damsel in distress cliche guy, and the author demonstrated every single one of those traits. People who are sick of reading about perfect gentlemen and sickeningly sweet and perfect romances would probably hate this novel.

You might be confused as to why I called the romance both refreshing and cliche, but it really is. The cliches are there, but the love story was very simple, pure, and lighthearted, without any angst or swarms vicious female cannon fodder. The author doesn't overload you with technical gaming terminology, so the focus is always on the romance whether they're in or out of the game. The characters were presented in a very lovable manner, and the author even gave two characters their own BL side stories which I was super surprised by. If you want to read a lighthearted and funny romance with a unique MMORPG setting, then this is definitely the novel for you. <<less
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makenai89
makenai89 rated it
May 15, 2016
Status: shan side story 5
I've actually finished reading this one a long time ago, around last year to be exact, and just realized now that I haven't written a review (how slow!).

The first one I read was Lil' Bliss translation, and only far later I found Dreams of Jianghu's work when I was reading another novel there. Aside of the similar plot, both have drastically different flavor. Both are great and could be said as excellent representation of the original novel, but the nuances each one created were distinctively unique, which just goes... more>> to show how translator's insight and presentation might influence readers' perception toward translated novels.

Overall, doesn't matter whose translation, this novel was one with undebatable 5+ star in my mind and had became the cornerstone by which I measured many other pop romance novels, so there's basically nothing I could say except "perfect". It started off with a "bang" and ended with a lot of fireworks. It had solid world construct (including the fictional game that I wish someone will make for real), solid plot, solid characters, irresistible hooks, and great narrative conveyed at just the right pace.

If there's weakness that might make people dislike this novel, then it's probably have something to do with the novel's readership target. Its sugary content were fairly high, so perhaps people who would prefer unsweetened novels might find much to be desired. Additionally, although the MC love interest's perfection is something desirable among shoujo/josei readers, some other people might find it hard to swallow that. <<less
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ArgosYesu
ArgosYesu rated it
March 8, 2016
Status: --
Just one part of the entire thing was enough to sum up my feelings for the story:

“If I knew there would be a day I would love you this much.

I would definitely fall in love with you at first sight.”

... more>> If I knew this story was going to be that good, I would have read it early on. Something I needed to read after all the unfinished, cliched stuff on the site. It’s also nice to understand where the Dreams of Jianghu translation name came from.

Attractive story without the bumps and problems associated with other stories. Just One Smile Is Very Alluring (I’ll call it by what Dreams of Jianghu calls it) is a story that gives the relationships at the beginning and keeps at it. Not a long story, not a short one, just enough that we want more yet understand that there won’t be more…

I’m now on to reading the bonus chapters… ton of them… guess the author also felt the need to expand the world?

I would give 4/5 but I know that would just be because I wanted more… So yea, 5.

Also, for people a bit turned off about the MMORPG aspect of it... IT'S A XUANHUAN MMORPG!!! Lots of xuanhuan and immortal terms and I found myself really wishing to play it. Different from TKA where the book makes the game exciting, this story has an exciting game in general... <<less
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FattyTabby
FattyTabby rated it
October 12, 2016
Status: c48
I have been indulging myself with shoujo and shounen genre for so long and frankly I'm quite tired of watching a meek and hopeless heroine that need to be rescued by a strong and invincible male lead. Reading Just One Smile is Alluring is an eye opener for me. While the MC's are a power couple (much to my relieve), they are not those type of clingy partner that need to be helped all the time by others. Which is why I have been re-read this novel for so many... more>> times and not once did I feel bored.

Sweet but not sickeningly sweet plot, makes me want read another chapter to another chapter without hesitation.

p/s - Xiao Nai dark side is a plus, Wei Wei not being a masochist is another big plus. <<less
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dysry
dysry rated it
March 13, 2016
Status: --
A Slight Smile is Very Charming is the story that Really, Really Miss You could have been. The setting is also similar to Black Belly Boss, Don’t Run, while it shares the same universe and author as Come and Eat, Shan Shan but the pacing was better and the characters developed their relationship more and gradually fell for each other.

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Spoiler

Taking place in an MMORPG, the female lead is ditched by her in-game husband when she encounters her idol/the top ranked PK and he proposes marriage. Working together and interacting with him and his team, they fall for each other in-game and arrange to meet offline. The MC then realizes that her current in-game husband is also her idol in real life and they begin dating and working together offline as well. Throughout the story they also handle trolls and various antagonists.

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The story is actually quite simple, however their interactions were quite charming and you could feel the development between the two characters as they don’t just rush into love. The female lead is cute but sensible and holds a strong position in-game, although she appears slightly more introverted offline. While the male lead also has a rather dark sense of humour but unlike Shan Shan, this is mostly aimed towards people aside from the female lead.

I also liked how the characters had a clear distinction between game and reality, with the MC above using her real life appearance to compete within the game, and clashing with people irl just because of their feuds online – something I found quite dignified. They’re not, however, above revenge in game.

Their interactions offline was a touch more stiffled though – but mostly because they didn’t have quests and supporting characters to help their relationship grow through non-conversational means (while the author spent a lot more time on their in-game wedding than their actual one…). The talks they did have were a lot better than RRMY and improved and became more playful over time.

In terms of translations, the Lil’ Bliss version is easier to read as it conveys the overall meaning, while Dreams of Jianghu spends more time explaining the specific references. Both translators did a really good job though. <<less
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meiberry
meiberry rated it
January 23, 2017
Status: Completed
This is my hands-down all time favorite C-Novel! Thank you to all the wonderful translators!

I loved Wei Wei Yi Xiao so much that this was the first C-Novel I read in the original Chinese, despite my low reading proficiency!! What I did was I copied and pasted portions into this pinyin translator (pin1yin1.com) so I could read it aloud and see dictionary translations for certain words and phrases... it took a tiny bit of devotion but I did it!

I have only played one MMORPG once in my life, when I... more>> was in middle school (so like 11-13 years old), which was zOMG! on gaiaonline. I am not sure if anyone has ever heard of it... It was an online no-download game, and it was a lot of fun, where I could fight bosses and team up if I wanted, so I had some basic intuition for the basic character roles on typical MMORPGs, like "tanks" and "healers" and stuff. Since that time, I have never played any more games, but I think that was enough for this novel's premise to get me hook, line, and sinker. I think Wei Wei Yi Xiao is really genius.

I mean, obviously, this is not "high art" or whatever, since the main characters are super perfect and you're just like here vicariously for the titillating romance (WHAT a romance this is, though! Da Shen! You manipulative genius! First love is a SLAM DUNK!).

Slightly off topic to review the live action franchise: About two weeks ago, I finally discovered that they made a movie and drama series since the last time I (re)read this, and I nearly reincarnated in excitement. I've seen the movie like three times now (LMAO yes. and props to Angelababy, this is my first time seeing her act and she well exceeded my expectations ... which were admittedly low due to prejudice over her exceedingly pretty face and the hot novel-turned-live-action-franchise e_e please see: Horikita Maki). I also stayed up painfully to finish the drama series, despite how slow it was (this is like the Twilight of China, LMAO! need to drag that popular YA romance out and milk it for all its worth!!!), and this is my first time seeing Yang Yang, and omggg what kind of Chinese Apollo on earth!!! He too, exceeded my expectations. He nailed Xiao Nai. Also, no one else can act otherwordly and arrogant enough other than Yang Yang for Nai He Da Shen. WATCH, MY FELLOW WEI WEI YI XIAO FANS! <<less
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maiha-sama
maiha-sama
April 26, 2017
Status: Completed
Breezy and fun. A cute, sugary romance that starts off in the MMORPG and fuses with real life. What I liked was the portrayal of the female MC - she is pretty badass in the game and can stand up for herself when needed. In real life though, she comes across as a little more timid and at times lovestruck/clueless. But I like how she is a private person, not wanting to use her outstanding looks to gain an upper hand. Even with her relationship with Xiao Nai, she doesn't feel... more>> the need to be over expressive/talkative. Xiao Nai is well, perfect lol. Although I do feel he is depicted as too perfect - some flaws would have brought out more of a... ahem, flavour? I don't know - for example, Feng Teng (and his smart tongue) from the Shan Shan series seems more real to me. I love him all the same. So yes, if I could have asked for more from this series, it would be that Xiao Nai be made more believable in some way. I would have also liked to see some more Xiao-Wei combined badassery in the game.

I watched the TV Drama as well and was stoked they stuck to the book so much - enjoyed that as well. <<less
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Wiger98
Wiger98 rated it
December 10, 2016
Status: shan side story 5
A great read very light romance, well paced novel excluding the fast wrap up end. If you liked the novel you might also like the drama adaptation Love 020. But be warned it is different from the book in the sense that there is a lot more malice involved to make it 30 episodes worthy. Still well made but not the same enjoyment as reading the novel.
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Demonic Reader lv 451F
Demonic Reader lv 451F rated it
August 3, 2016
Status: shan side story 5
Good translate. Nice & charming words. But the story is just 'ordinary'.

Boy meets girl. Boy loves girl. They're married and live happily ever after.

That's all. No plot twist, practically no antagonist, no rough wave.

Read, smile, read next, finish.
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cinabre
cinabre rated it
April 28, 2016
Status: c48
She is beautiful, he is beautiful.
She’s smart, he’s a genius.
She’s the best female player, he’s the best male player.
Etc.

Ok, they meet, they love and... well, not much. The game part could be interesting but it’s not developed. Their personality is nonexistent, they are very generic characters. Some side characters are better.

The plot is not really exciting either. So it’s not that it’s a bad story, but I found it quite boring. It seems Chinese romances are not for me.
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Lovise
Lovise rated it
March 8, 2016
Status: --
Such a heart warming story. Just made its way to my Favorites Female protas novels. Recommend to read.
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Ritu
Ritu rated it
May 21, 2017
Status: Completed
Simple story with very simple plot. It has no major antagonist and no major drama. It flows really well. I liked the MC. She is someone you can associate with. Not too talkative and comes off as a bit love struck and stupid at times ( even though she is intelligent) . But she is a normal and hardworking girl. She doesn't like to flaunt her good points and likes to lead an easy life. The main lead has a bit of a dark side but is an overall likable... more>> character. He is OP like all male leads of shoujo genre . They fell in love with no major obstruction to their relationship . The side characters are amusing too.

And the side storys are really funny .I really enjoyed reading it. It's one of those books where you don't have to wonder about the conspiracies and the nail biting drama . It has a light hearted slice of life flow . If you are here for some exciting read with loads of action and drama then this is not for you. If you are here for some light hearted read that gives you fluffy warm feeling then I recommend this to you. <<less
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Keisotsuna
Keisotsuna rated it
May 14, 2017
Status: Completed
The story is great. It's relaxing, thrilling and funny. At first I was worried about how the relationship between Wei Wei and Xiao Nai, and I also think they progressed really fast. But surprisingly, it didn't gave the story a negative effect and even added to its own uniqueness and charm. I don't have any complaints with the characters and stuffs because, really, everything seems perfect for me. <3

These are the things I absolutely love in this story:

1. Xiao Nai's character and humor

... more>> 2. The game setting, developmemt and details

3. Lovable supporting characters

4. A mix of sweet, cute and hotness in one

5. Amusing side stories

Also, I wished for more side stories. And hopefully, I want to read more about Wei Wei and Xiao Nai's adventures in-game.

P. S.

Personally, I believed the Little Rain Clan deserves to suffer a bit more humiliation. Lol <<less
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juliecherry
juliecherry rated it
April 27, 2017
Status: Completed
Simply amazing.

I read the story's manhua adaption first, actually. Getting frustrated because of slow update releases, I searched for another site. But then I found out it was rather famous. The movie and drama adaption, Love O2O were a hit.

And I found this, the original novel. I was very happy. Damn, it was completed!

... more>> A story when the male lead actually fell in love with the female without her realizing. It was a coincidence, maybe fate, that the two had overpowered abilities. Both good-looking, smart brains, and mainly each other's first.

In the game, they had many so-called enemies. They always judge them, but they didn't know them, and when they do know, they became dumbstruck. Best plot ever!!

A best couple online and offline.

No nonsense inside, stupid arguments, or clich

climax.

No lies, a honest and flowing romance.

The story is complete, it has the extra stories when they already got married.

Love this.

Anyone message me if you have some recommendation similar to this. <<less
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ScotlandForsythe
ScotlandForsythe
November 25, 2016
Status: --
This novel confused me at first (like really). But it paid off to keep reading. The couple is beautiful in more ways than one and after reading so many blandcromances and xianxia, this is extremely touching.

I like it. End of sentence. Try it out. You need a break from other things. 😘
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GaiaLee
GaiaLee rated it
September 29, 2016
Status: shan side story 5
This novel is a gem. As one reviewer said, this story may seem dull and ordinary to others as it has no plot twists, major obstacles, or hateful antagonists. But these things are what endeared the novel to me. I simply love its lack of drama and angst; I have read enough of those, so this is actually a breath of fresh air. I especially love the characters' (both main and side characters) interactions with each other both inside and outside the game. The book is funny and sweet. So... more>> if you're tired of melodrama in you're romance and is in the mood for an uncomplicated, fluffy love story, you might want to give this a try. <<less
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KimiKazoo
KimiKazoo rated it
July 3, 2016
Status: Completed
This is a dream novel. Beautiful main characters meet in the game and fall in love in real life. This is exactly what girls want in a love story haha
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scriptor
scriptor rated it
June 15, 2016
Status: side story 7
Unexpectedly cute and hilarious, I loved reading this novel sooooo much!
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TestA
TestA rated it
June 11, 2016
Status: c48
This story is very fun and romantic. Wei Wei fits with Xiao Nai very well. Many happy unpredictable things happened in this novel.
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Kerbasi
Kerbasi rated it
March 18, 2016
Status: --
This is a very adorable romance that keeps you smiling throughout. I was reading this in school with this goofy grin on my face, and my friends would just be like, "She's reading light novels again" lol

I like the slow paced love, and how he treats her so well! Nothing felt rushed, and it seemed oh so right. This novel really gives me such a warm feeling.

Kudos to this picturesque couple!
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DevilScarlet
DevilScarlet rated it
February 27, 2016
Status: --
Even though it's a shoujo and the mmorpg part is not the one we need to focus on, I think the author is better at writing about mmorpg than the author on shounen mmorpg type...

Well focusing on the story it's great, a bit fast, you will finish it a couple of hour but I think our WeiWei is a bit too weak? Hmmm ok it's a shoujo, the male lead need to be awesome but...

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Spoiler

Even her children are better than her at gaming... Or her son is mocking her... her husband gene right there... Hard to think that she is rank 5 in PK list...

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The author is good at giving a real feeling to the background of the story, quite easy to follow what she is showing us.

Many side character are funny and the humor is good (when it's not for mocking our poor WeiWei :/ )

Anyway I enjoyed it, good for a change of mood after all those shounen other world / VRRPG / thingy... <<less
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