Advance Bravely


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Sergeant Xia Yao, born into a wealthy and renown ancestry, is a playboy who has turned over a new leaf. Yuan Zong is an ex soldier from the special forces who opened a bodyguard training company after being discharged.

When Yuan Ru, Yuan Zong’s sister fell for Xia Yao’s charms, but could not break down his erected barriers, she came to Yuan Zong for assistance. Little did she know, the moment Yuan Zong saw Xia Yao, this ex-special force knew no other person would ever catch his eye.

And so begins the battle between brother and sister for the most coveted price – Xia Yao’s heart.

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Shi Bu Ke Dang
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October 16, 2017
Status: c16
Dropped it because

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ML is too much of a stalker for my taste. Everyone else seems to gush about his feelings or laugh at his "doting" actions, but it creeps me out. Poor MC is being tortured. Even his pet is getting tortured. How would you feel if you decisively dislike someone, yet find him RIGHT OUTSIDE YOUR BEDROOM WINDOW?! F--- creepy! And how would you feel if your cherished pet is being bullied by his pet? As in, ML PHYSICALLY INTRUDES INTO MC'S ROOM TO PLACE ANOTHER ANIMAL NEAR HIS PET TO BULLY IT!


It's an unhealthy relationship. I suggest that readers NOT copy this type of "wooing" else they get sent to jail. <<less
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Misaki Yata rated it
August 4, 2017
Status: c83
I really didnt expect such a good story when I first picked this and boy was I wrong. This was honestly a really good read and I personally really liked it that I was practically listless for a day after I read this (upto the current chapter unfortunately tho).

The MC at the beginning comes off as kinda super tsundere but it's hilarious none the less.

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It may seem like his excuses make absolutely no sense and s*upid at times that even I just couldn't even laugh anymore (i swear that one time he used an excuse like the fog was bad for the skin so he was gonna stay at the ML s place that night cause of that). But this all kinda just clicked at the right place for me especially right after that scene where MC clearly shows that he has feelings for the ML too for the VERY first time (it was HILARIOUS and it wasn't even a bloody confession.... I think? XD, hint: remember the typhoon? :D). But more so than feelings their relationship has a fair share of building on lust and so on, especially the ML since he kinda fell in love at first sight with MC... but don't get me wrong the ML kinda reeeeally dotes on the MC so much that it's so cute and aww. But it got kinda weird that BOTH the ML and MC were virgins tho so there was no "upper hand" in their relationship when it came to"experience" in this *cough*criteria*cough*


DEFINITELY worth the read and the ML and MC might not seem on equal footing ability wise at the beginning but the MC is catching up with the ML so what can I say (although their relationship may seem a bit unbalanced it left room for character development (i think?) and it fit well together with the two of them and so on so I'm honestly happy with it). Anyway, can't say that it's a cup of tea for a first time BL/Danmei readers but without the smutty scenes (there aren't all that many actually until the current ch at the moment) it's a hilarious read for anyone who's interested.

As someone who reads quite a bit of BL, I reeeally recommend people to read this if you're looking for a BL to read cause it won't disappoint you, especially if you looking for a good laugh.

I'd honestly give it 5/5 but I'm holding myself back until the end of the novels, and also the translators are really good so cheers :) <<less
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Charmy rated it
May 14, 2019
Status: --
Sigh, what to say about this? I absolutely dislike the MC. There's a limit to being a tsundere and being s*upid but he crosses it. The scenerioes in the story are just wtf ish. The ML is not any better. Got in the way of his sister's wooing of the MC, stalked and harassed the MC. I suppose if you find that kinda thing fun, you'd probably enjoy this. Actually I have no problems with this scenario, my main problem with this book is the characters themselves -... more>>

you have an extreme tsundere MC, a Gary stu with stalker tendencies, a pick pocket who uses chicken blood to make another character believe that the character violently r*ped him, said character got people to gang bang pick pocket for robbing from him. The story is just a pot of wtf characters and wtf writing. My favorite character was ruined for no reason other than the author needed a villain and I guess ML sister is not villain enough material

. I really regret reading this and I'm a person who reads anything. <<less
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kyn rated it
September 2, 2018
Status: Completed
Awesome entertainment. Charismatic couple. Action packed story with enough mush and smex in the mix although realism might be tad bit wonky. The courting part was really fun especially in the beginning. That man was super persistent, super superglue-type, super patient, super caring, super doting, super passionate and importantly... a super beast in bed. That uke has no way of escaping such a perfect man and he even cooks like a 5-star chef! And and and looks like a supermodel. What more could you ask for? Come here my McDreamy!... more>> Muaks!

* May 25th, 2017 <<less
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JoyBliv77 rated it
July 2, 2020
Status: Completed
I enjoyed it. I feel like people need to start thinking that this is just a novel, a fiction story. if you don't like what it contains then you don't like it. However to tell other people to not read it because they themself don't enjoy it is wrong. Just because you don't like it and comment about it, doesn't mean other people won't like it. And I also don't like it when people who hate the novel thinks people who likes it are crazy or whatever. I just see... more>> that a lot nowadays... sadly.

But anyway, this was another enjoyable read, however this was one one of the novel where I enjoyed the ML over the MC. However both suit each other very. The side couples are good too, however was hoping there could be more details of them throughout the novel, like more of there relationship progress... I just feel like it wasn't enough haha! <<less
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September 24, 2020
Status: Completed
10/10!! Amazing!

I honestly love this novel so much! The MC and ML each have their own deep personalities and a handful of flaws as well which I really loved. Unlike how in some books the MC or ML is perfect and unbeatable they rely on and believe in each other. They undergo personality developments and so does their relationship.

It's a bit of a slow burn at the beginning while the ML is trying to win over the MC (because he can be counted as straight but is kind of impotent)... more>> but around chapter 55 it's set off and their relationship moves fairly quickly. For those who like to read papapa scenes this book has quite a few spicy ones I was drooling over. There's lots of detail in them and their chemistry is just perfect!!

I've read some of the comments before reading the book and saw some negative ones that didn't really reflect the characters relationship and their deep bond. Some people wrote how the ML is kind of a stalker and doesn't listen to what the MC says and what he wants making it an unhealthy relationship. Mind you these people have not read the entire novel nor have they passed the 50 chapter mark in most cases. In reality the only 'stalker tendencies' the ML has is because he is a bodyguard and is trying to make sure the MC is a good person because he is the ML's sister's love intrest. Later it is because he wants to protect the MC always because he is his most special person. However both the MC and ML are upright people who respect each other and their views. Their is nothing that the ML ever forces the MC character to do in any point in the novel.

Just to confirm the ML does not force the MC into anything always respecting the MC and his decisions.

I sincerely suggest this book to anyone who likes bl with plot! The humour had me laughing outloud and their witty bantering just warmed my heart!! <<less
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Leilasore rated it
August 19, 2020
Status: --
So I saw the drama first. Yes there's Chinese drama of this novel. I didn't know that it had a novel. I loved the drama... it was romantic you could feel the chemistry between them... And three months later found out that it was a NOVEL and there are SMUT scenes?!!!? I would so watch the drama over and over again (just like I did with Mo Dao Zu shi (The untamed) which I will never get over it and I don't want to get over it.)... but anyways... more>> you must watch the drama version of "advance Bravely" you will love it... at least I did. Bro just watch it... <<less
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NaverGirl rated it
June 3, 2020
Status: Completed
Among all CJD novels I read (Counterattack and Addicted) this is the story I can’t forget. Just as Addicted touched my heart in different ways, AB has its own taste. I love the interaction between of MC and ML, and this is the first time I read BL novel with modern action. If you ask if I would read this again, A THOUSAND TIMES YES!!

Definitely worth the ride!
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SilverGalaxy90 rated it
December 27, 2020
Status: Completed
Like any other of Chai Jidan stories, it's easy to read and fun. Don't expect anything too deep with this story, it's sometimes quite exagerrated and doesn't make too much sense. But overall it's a very entertaining light reading. Oh and the smut scenes are awesome too 😍

And the reason for the 5 stars I'm giving is solely because of Yuan Zhong 💗 He's like the dream lover anyone would covet. He's a bodyguard, so offcourse his intinct to protect his love one is very high. He also dotes on... more>> his lover very much. Putting his lover's interests above anything else. And he cooks! Really who wouldn't want a lover like that.

And then there's the live action drama... and we get to see the ultimate lover Yuan Zhong come into live in a tall, handsome guy with a perfect eight packs body 🤩🤩Kudos to Jason Xu for playing Yuan Zhong perfectly 💕 <<less
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Wangyibo sweatpants rated it
November 4, 2020
Status: c127
Honestly, I am conflicted. There were instances where I thought, this is really bad, but I also couldn't stop reading because I loved Yuan Zhong's character and couldn't accept the fact that the author didn't add more justice to his character!

Let's start with the good things first. The characters were fun, there were a lot of comedy and secondhand embarrassment to keep you awake throughout the ordeal, also its not too cringey that you need to drop the book altogether. The translator worked very hard and she translated it so... more>> well. The conflicts in the novel were also resolved fairly quickly without dwelling too much into things, which is one of my favorite tropes as well. There were moments where the characters dropped their ego and reveal their true feelings and these moments always make me melt no matter how many times I re-read them. Although the novel has been clumsy in many aspects, the romance side of things, although awkward, it served its purpose to show how two guys with super huge egos can also fall in love with each other. And it's relieving to see this is not the novel that makes the ML fall in love 'at first sight' with the MC for no apparent reason. It takes more to fall in love and the leads do spend enough time with each other to make fondness and love believable for the readers. Both characters are super squishy inside although appear intimidating upfront.

Now on to the improvement areas. I found it hard to like XY to be honest. He is a crude and insensitive MC. I don't have problems with vulgar characters but this one really annoys me as he is just plain rude at times. It's hard to believe that someone who was raised in a good home, even joined the law enforcement could be so petty and childish. I couldn't relate XY's heroic moments during work vs his obnoxious behavior in his personal time. I just couldn't love the character no matter how much I tried. I guess the author didn't really try to explain him too well, which leads to my next point- Depth. Like a lot of novels that ranges on to 300-400 chapters, they may get boring and windy, but the main motive was depth! If you don't understand the character and how they come to be, how can you relate and forgive the gaps? Advance Bravely has so many gaps uncovered and even if I try to relate, I just found myself making a distorted face every time XY acts up. His friends? Honestly, I had to skip the chapters. I can't understand how the side characters are relevant. I don't feel the connections. XDY is always mad at XY for rejecting his advances but at the same time he chases after WSZ. PZ and LZZ are just ridiculous, I couldn't understand how these side people make an impact to the main character's story development. I feel like they were added just for the sake of prolonging the story. And XY being a grown man, being controlled by his parents like that was sickening for me and although I usually forgive inconvenient tropes like these, there wasn't enough depth in the story to help me dwell further.

In the end I still gave 4 stars, because despite the gaps, it kept me interested towards the end. And I even want to check out the live action drama! I guess the author did do something good there somehow. If you don't mind these gaps and just want to have some fun, there's no harm picking this up. <<less
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MagBlueRoses rated it
September 26, 2020
Status: Completed
Hilarious and entertaining!

I started off with a very mild first impression on the characters. But as I kept reading, the book just got better and better and HILARIOUS AF...

There were indeed parts where I felt a bit bored and wanted to speed through, but it was totally worth it in the end.

... more>> Advance Bravely has a lot of 'weird' smut XD and drama so if you don't like either of those, maybe consider reading it sometime in the future.

But if you want a good laugh, some fluffy 18+ content, and a LOT of Drama, then please be my guest and read this amazing novel.

P.S: I really think the author was aiming at making her characters superhuman XD <<less
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clxndestinely rated it
August 24, 2020
Status: forgot
Real unimpressionable. I've forgotten what MC's like (leading to the conclusion that he's as bland as white congee), and the ML stalked MC at the start. Like, no. What type of army leader (or something similar which gives him a valiant and honest reputation) climbs up the window of someone, who they aren't related to at all? And how did MC accept that bull?
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Rustle silver butterflies rated it
April 29, 2020
Status: c16
It's bad very bad. I wonder why they shot a drama for this "novel". And I interesting how they did this.

I was read first chapter, first page and my eyes already was bleeding. What the picturesque descriptions fighting, people or anything at all. Their motivation and reasons their behavior are s*upid and senseless. Stalking, beating almost at first meeting.

But main thing this is horrible written. This is like bad fan fiction isn't seriously at all. MC is annoying me, I like ML even less.

It was a many time ago and... more>> I even dropped watching dorama, but I think it's was better. At least I can see real fighting instead this dull lines of text. I really can't understand "what they do?" But everywhere you can see this pathos from nothing and sexualization. <<less
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Kerikiki rated it
March 6, 2020
Status: Completed
To keep it short, too many things that are done in this book and how they are potrayed just leave a bad taste in my mouth to the point where I was no longer really liking a lot of the characters. I admit I liked the domestic fluff that happens after the leads get together but that alone wasn't enough to save this novel for me.
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richarddixonriddle rated it
August 27, 2020
Status: --
LOLZ - someone said, "if you don't like the story why are you telling people not to read it..." I'm like, do you even get how reviews work? Fail. Hahahahahaha

It's not a healthy relationship. At all. There's no part of it. They are poor communicators; the ML disrespects the MC's boundaries. BUT if we are talking on a scale of... Healthy Supportive Lovers to Evil-Don't-Try-This-At-Home-Kid's relationships... "In Love with an Idiot" would be a 10 for the most awful type of behavior and Rebirth of the Supreme Celestial Being like... more>> a 2/3.... this is probably a 6 or 7.


1. I never like that these "badass" tops who can "endure" anything but at the very idea of being bottom, or "submitting" themselves to the partners they presume to love (real life spoiler: couples are versatile more often than not) - suddenly turn into a bunch of little b*tches, that are scared and nervous... like, are you serious? 2. The ML really doesn't respect the MC's wishes. Like when he takes over the "responsibility" of dealing with winning over the mom/coming out/getting them together... he basically shuts him out. 3. At one point the ML literally colludes with MC's mom to lock him up in the house. Now, I get this happens a lot of similar novels... but it still made me not crazy about how the lack of consent seemed to be okay with just about every character involved. 4. That f*cking sister. Just no.

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ikitty03 rated it
January 29, 2019
Status: c199
Now this story isn't like an Addicated but doesn't mean the story isn't good. I like a gay guy froce a straight man to be gay. Xia Yao life became crazy when Yuan Zong came in the picture. Xia Yao is crazy in love with him and s*upid. While Yuan Zong is over proctect, amazon cook, and little bit of Saint. Now there are more s*x scenes than Addicted could every have. Mostly the story is about nothing and little bit of action. It get better in ch 130.

They broke up for dump reason in 190 something. You got read it if they are going back together

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