For example in the case of Anita, the Countess of Falcon, you see her plotting starts early and the novel does talk a lot about it. But at the climax of the event, Roy handles it super cleanly and doesn't even leave a trace for something dramatic to drag on. Even the Countess of Wales, during the party break arc, it didn't go on for too long and show all sorts of plotting and petty schemes.
The "drop of a hat" thing might not necessarily apply since it seems like Emperor fell for Wakaba pretty quickly, but it doesn't really matter. Even though from the beginning I wasn't rooting for him, to see all the hype that the author built up based on the premise of the "Kaburagi Group's heir" and yet he loves someone else is still quite disappointing haha. Although he's written so pathetically it's alright he doesn't end up with her. I would like some more hype built around the family of the probable male lead though, but I think it's coming.
Also, I really can't dislike Ning Xiao. Yes, it was pretty cruel of him, but in his position, I would also be upset and want nothing to do with the person. How he chooses to live his life is none of my concern, especially since he makes it pretty clear to his partners that there are no feelings involved on his end. It's not like he ever treated anyone forcefully, even after he becomes interested in MC (yet at least).
One reviewer disliked the story's attitude of rape, and they're not entirely incorrect. Of course in the real world rape is rape and it's not okay. Personally, I didn't really mind what occurred in the novel, mainly because in the end rape didn't actually happen. Regardless, I don't think it's a key part of the story since it was the concern of a side character. In the story, it's more the general ambiance is light and humorous, not that the author wanted to treat this topic very lightly.
I really want MC on top (even though it's probably not gonna happen...) hehehe
Even though I think she might be pushed down the Victor route. I just want to see Victor turn into a siscon haha.