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 was on the computer methodically commanding a guild war, and won a perfect and glorious victory despite being at a disadvantage; completely unaware of the fact that cupid is nearby.

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

Associated Names
One entry per line
Just One Smile Is Very Alluring
Love 020
WeiWei's Beautiful Smile
Wei Wei Yi Xiao Hen Qing Cheng
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amethystmoon rated it
February 15, 2018
Status: shan side story 5
Thank you so much for translating this! I am new to Chinese novels and I'm absolutely happy and satisfied that this was my first novel to finish. I first saw Love o2o and binge watch it, even the film, and now I finally finished the novel. Overall, the story was quite lovely with not too much drama, making this an absolute favorite for me! KO and Beauty's side stories were surprising but kind of expected since it wasn't quite elaborated on in the drama. I really enjoyed Shan-shan's side stories... more>> as well -- very cute! I just love the author's works so much! <<less
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cahmil rated it
January 13, 2018
Status: Completed
I really like the plot of the story and how it went (it’s a very light read). I can’t really decide if this will rank within the top 10 of the novels that I’ve read (yes, despite giving it 5 stars) but if there’s a ranking for most satisfying ending, this would probably rank really high (maybe top 5 or even top 3).

I actually watched the drama first & immediately afterwards read the novel then watched the movie adaptation. Needless to say I really liked it alot and the drama... more>> didn’t ruin it for me. I could say that the drama was at least 90% faithful to the novel. <<less
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craz rated it
November 12, 2017
Status: Completed
I’m an amateur when it comes to writing review. Since it’s my first review in NU I’ll keep it short.

This is one of my favorite romance CN novel. I love both Wei Wei and Xiao Nai. The two have a sweet and adorable relationship. Highly recommend.
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Otwentyfirst rated it
October 21, 2017
Status: c20
If this was the first CN romance novel I read I would have been pretty happy with it. However it's not and compared to others I've read this isn't as good. The character interactions were very flat and the path the main characters took to fall in love was really abrupt. I would have enjoyed more character development and interaction between the main leads.

Over all the premise was basically the hottest girl in school and the hottest guy and in school get together. They're both smart and awesome. Their appearance... more>> (whenever they make one) demands everyone's attention and the room generally falls into silence as everyone observes them because they are THAT beautiful. It was just too... eh. I can appreciate the author trying to add in some empowerment with a female lead majoring in CS, but even that felt like a cliche. <<less
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peonyk rated it
October 1, 2017
Status: Completed
Definitely one of my fave modern chinese novels of all time. XiaoNai is such a perfect boyfriend that the story is almost like a modern day fairytale. The comedic moments are subtle but enough to keep the plot lighthearted. This was the first novel that I read that had RPG elements in it and it has really started my obsession with gaming novels.
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Riversong411 rated it
September 11, 2017
Status: shan side story 5
This novel will always be special to me because it's the one that opened my eyes to the world of c-novels and the wonderful translators who work selflessly to make them available to a larger audience.

I stumbled upon 'Love O2O' and instantly fell in love with WeiWei, Xao Nai and gang....I've watched that drama multiple times and it's still one of my go-tos when I want something light and fluffy. But I did feel that there were a couple of flaws (a couple of annoying side-characters and stories and a... more>> bit too passive heroine) so when I found out it was based on a novel, I was keen to check it out. And I fell instantly in love. I think the best part about the novel (and drama for that matter) is that they never pretend to be anything other that what they are: a cute, fluffy, slice-of-life/romance about two young and like-able people meeting each other and finding out that they would like to spend their lives together. No drama, no grand ambitions, no life-or-death struggles, but rather underlining the fact that an ordinary life is still beautiful and needs no embellishments <<less
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Diviana rated it
August 26, 2017
Status: shan side story 5
A nice lighthearted read. The in-game interactions were fun and relatable. The story is simple and straightforward which is refreshing compared to the fanfare drama that happens in other romance novels. I am disappointed we didn't get too many interactions between the MC and her friends, but that is the downfall of a romance mostly in a game.

The short stories that come after were great. I liked them a bit more than the main story at points. They were funny and give you a better understanding of the ML.

My biggest... more>> complaint is that the shift from game to real life relationships progressed very quickly.

Especially how they went from essentially strangers to dating in less than a day.

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Abhieghail rated it
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


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

Truly a rom-com
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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... more>> respected 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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June 17, 2017
Status: shan side story 5
A good mix between virtual reality and real life, as we follow the character development and romance budding. Although I am not that interested in romance novels, this novel was quite light hearted and fun to read. 100% enjoyment (BL side chapters were a treat^^) the pacing was well done, nothing seemed forced and events flowed soo smoothly (><). Plus there was a lack of stereotypical k-drama like romance (comas, love rivals, sudden family death etc) no forced drama! Gaming action scenes are always great, so even if romance isn't... more>> your thing the character banter is always an up! Overall, good novel, not life changing, but fun to pass the time with. <<less
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April 20, 2017
Status: c47
I never read this yet but I've watch the movie on youtube last year and I love the plot. Though its kinda cliche but most people love cliches. It depended on how the cliche been molded in order for it to be catchy. Indeed, it catch my attention. So maybe, after I finished some of my save reD up list. I'll read this but nonetheless, I recommend this if you want to read some cute school life love story.

The translator of this is the same translator of To be a... more>> virtouos wife. That I've read, recommend it. I love her translation. Although there're mostly some terms in chinese which remains on pinyin form. Its kinda hard to understand at first but gradually you'll be able to get the gist of it later on.

That's all. <<less
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Megzie Ssyk rated it
April 12, 2017
Status: c48
It was brilliant romantic, slice of life, comedy. It was funny, unique, romantic and short. It was a good, short, hilarious and light read. If you're looking for a quick and interesting read, this is what you should read. Although there was no fighting and not too much fantasy elements, I still enjoyed it. It was a different read as compared to the other light novels, but was entertaining and enjoyable, none the less.
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Yukihito rated it
December 3, 2016
Status: --
My favorite story! In my opinion, this is definitely unique in terms of plot. I love how they started in the game then switched in to real life. One complaint that I might have is that after they met in real life, the gaming was reduced till it never appeared again. This is good for a light read as it doesn't really have a lot of drama or twists. It's worth reading for all the cuteness this story has. P.S. This also has a drama (and a movie), with Yang... more>> Yang and Zheng Shuang. Drama is done beautifully!


It was a bit lacking in the ending but loved the extras with their son- though I wanted more---- a bit of drama would be good but this story was well done.

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BloodyQueen199620 rated it
November 1, 2016
Status: --
This novel is a breath of fresh air to me. It really made my day. It's a story where you experience butterflies in your stomach, it makes you laugh and gush about the smallest things that occurs between the characters. 😍😍 Love that it was drama free, no plot twist, no psycho ex, etc.

The story portrays the reality of a beautiful romance in which we see in our daily lives. Its different from those too melodramatic novels that feels to much unrealistic. So yeah!! This novel is basically awesome!!! ... more>>

the movie was super duper awesome!! ~^O^~~^O^~~^O^~ the butterflies are over flowing!!!

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lilychan25 rated it
September 20, 2016
Status: side story 5
A Slight Smile is Very Charming is a sweet and slow romance where both the MCs meet online first before they meet in person. Romance - Sweet 💖 This is a love at first sight theme. Only thing is the MC falls in love with her gaming abilities first. Which is kind of new :)

Characters - The MCs are a bit too perfect but its a novel so its not bad. I liked the fact that there was no bad guy or vengeful female ex. It was just normal... more>> people and how they react when they get envious of someone.

Additional Points -
I thought K.O and Muzhahim's story was funny.😃
I loved reading about Shan Shan & FT in the side story. They were adorable. <<less
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Anks rated it
September 20, 2016
Status: Completed
So in love with this story...i have already watched the drama twice before reading this translated version, and I'm still not satisfied. The gaming world, both the leads, their cute chemistry and undying love for each other, their amazing set of friends, everything is just so great.. Have never loved a chinese fiction so much.. and Xiao Nai.. oh my! you stole my heart with your perfection. He is just so charismatic!!

I loved that it was drama-free and the way their realtionship progresses naturally and unhurriedly. Will always be... more>> a Xiao Nai + Wei Wei's (as well as Yi Xiao Nai he + Reed Wei Wei's) fan.

Thank you so much translators for your efforts or else a non-chinese speaker would have been deprived of such a great work. <<less
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moiralyn rated it
September 13, 2016
Status: shan side story 5
This is the first story I have read by this author/in the universe and I loved it. (I plan to read Shan Shan soon.) I could write a very long review full of praise, but there are already well worded lengthy reviews posted that I agree with... so I'll just "ditto" those :) I will say that my favorite thing about this story was how mature the MCs were in their dealings with each other. If there was a problem they talked to each other about it and trusted... more>> each other. So refreshing! I much prefer stories like this where the MCs have problems they face together and grow together VS drama between them for stupid reasons and misunderstandings that could have easily been resolved if just one conversation had happened :P

They made a 30 episode Chinese drama based on this and I really liked it as well. (I watched it on DramaFever, it's called Love O2O if you want to check it out. I'd say do both - watch and read!) <<less
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Tully rated it
August 6, 2016
Status: --
I've already finished this novel in one sitting way back--that's just how good it is. What can I say? This novel is pure perfection. The female and male lead are perfect for each other--I absolutely love their interactions and the romance is not too abrupt but gradually heightens. I was very satisfied with the ending as well. Everything was sorted out well in the end. I really like how the female character is so composed, mature and wise while the male character is calm and nosebleed worthy. And lastly everything... more>> was written beautifully!

I really really recommend it! <<less
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moevora rated it
July 17, 2016
Status: Completed
A very lovely story. I got diabetes from reading this. Cute, lovable, interesting characters.
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iyok rated it
June 27, 2016
Status: c1
Love the male lead. The female lead was good, but the male lead was GOD. I want me some of him. Hahaha
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