The ML goes very quickly from an arrogant/cold/alpha male stereotype into a helpless regular guy trying to figure out his wife.
The MC will eventually think about how he feels towards the ML without coercion and it's a really touching arc with a lot of things getting cleared up, and I think the MC also successfully gets revenge for some of the stuff the ML pulled in earlier arcs, haha.
his identity as an 'intelligent' hamster who can understand humans, play games, and chat online eventually gets revealed to his 'owner' and there are even more ridiculously fluffy moments between human and hamster bonding together.
Things that got pretty old:
No matter what happens, there were too many unresolved issues in this one. While the ending was sweet, and I understood some symbolic actions such as getting a new phone indicating moving on etc. I didn't get the feeling that the MC had truly put the past behind her to walk a sunlit future with the ML. So I hope the next book will give us/the readers the true satisfaction of the MC letting go or freeing herself and no longer suffering in silence/misunderstandings.
I definitely almost had second lead syndrome for this book. It makes me crave to read a successful romance with a childhood-friend-teasing ML! The author did a really good job making the reader sympathize with both MLs and tbh, even I can admit that the MC is best with the chosen ML.
Pretty much every system target that the MC is "assigned tasks" for falls in love with him and chases after him. They definitely fight over him while the MC's own feelings toward all of them are just lukewarm; most of the time he basically treats them as his job/assignment (because they are). Also the vast majority are really intense yandere/obsessive/crazy MLs.
Shao Ci's "first world/origin" and the relationship he had with his family could have been more satisfactory, as in it didn't feel like it had that much impact on him even though he supposedly had that shadow on his heart for a long time. It really fell short of the events in some of the other worlds.
I wish there were more epilogues or something. TBH the ending was so abrupt; I was pretty disappointed because it felt like a complete cop-out. There were a bunch of hints regarding the ML's real identity with ice powers, mirrors/lakes, and certain eye colors, but in the end, it felt like the author couldn't think of a good way to end the series and just picked the most abrupt/ridiculous ending ever...
The side characters have their own backgrounds and mysteries, and even the MC's friends have their own goals that do not necessarily align with each other. It's not a one-dimensional world where the MC's friends are 100% good and supportive. It's also not one of those stories where you can judge the character by its cover.
So far, I'm relieved that there's not much romance. C-novel MLs tend to be 100% perfect or better than the MC at everything so I did not want to see any of that making MC's hard work pointless.
Aka, the incest/pedophilia, the bad morals, the misogyny, the victim blaming, the status oppression, the prejudice against lower income people, treatment of servants, the guilty until proven... well, they're just guilty, including the unborn infant, etc.
The MC is carried around everywhere, told when to eat, what to eat, when to sleep, hand fed, bathed, toweled, dressed etc. by the ML.
I wish there were more epilogues or a HEA but the ending was very impactful and fit well.