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Zhang Siyi comes back from his overseas studies in architecture and is looking for work. His girlfriend, however, is full of complaints, for Zhang Siyi never has time for her. She breaks up with him in a fit of rage while throwing coffee over him.

Zhang Siyi manages to dodge the coffee, but unfortunately, it hits the guy behind him instead. Just when he is about to do something about it, the guy dismisses him and leaves.

Zhang Siyi thought that would be the end of it, but who would’ve thought that the very next day, he will meet the man again… in a job interview. And being hired by him will be just the beginning.

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New Jun148weirdtroll rated it
November 18, 2021
Status: Completed
i absolutely loved the characters ヾ (≧▽≦*) o. I loved the fact that it was not the boring type of slow burn novel, the pace of the story was smooth with the characters facing some obstacles along the way but these obstacles were not super dramatic and instead helped to build the characters. The plot is amazing and I loved the architecture element in the book, it was written in such a way that anyone could understand. Character and plot development were great! ZSY is such a beautiful character, he... more>> expresses his views clearly when needed. He can have a temper and at times act like a child, but once he know his mistakes and wrongs he apologizes and reflects. Also I liked the fact that he didn't submit to GY so quickly, he can't refuse GY but can still hold a temper against GY. Also he can be headstrong but also docile. I love the fact that he seems so human-like and is not just a character from a yaoi I've read. His growth during the story is so heartwarming, he obviously is a person lacking in many things but with GY's guidance and communication with his peers, family and friends, and facing hardships together, he grows into such a lovable character. I liked that he wasn't afraid to enter into a relationship though society may be harsh on then and the fact that he loves GY and was willing to be with GY for a long time warms my heart.

Now, initially with GY, I had some misgivings, bc he seemed to be a bit hard on ZSY and bullied ZSY so much, also he seemed too perfect and felt like he was only a character and nothing more. But as the story progressed, I got to see that GY isn't a perfect person too, he has his insecurities and also needs to be loved and encouraged and though he was harsh on ZSY at times, he does it for ZSY's own good and only wants the best for ZSY. I loved the fact that GY was not a perfect person, though he has a super handsome face with a scholarly he is bad with music and can be petty and gets jealous. I loved the fact that he envy other couples who can openly show their affection during their tour in japan. I also liked that though he can be meticulous and rigid, he is many a times willing to compromise for his loved ones.

GY and ZSY's interactions are just so sweet. GY and ZSy's interaction with their family and peers are so adorable, I loved the book and found myself unable to criticize it.

Thanks to the author for an amazing read and thanks to the translator for giving so much effort to translate this story and letting me have this chance to read this wonderful book.

p.s - GY's stamina (⁄ ⁄•⁄ω⁄•⁄ ⁄) ⁄ <<less
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New Ikkuzaoshi
November 16, 2021
Status: Completed
MC character development is superb!

ML's character is just perfect. He has his flaws and everyone and even MC acknowledge it, but still MC loved him.

Their relationship is balanced, one is reckless, one is rational. One is soft hearted, another is quite harsh. But they complete each other.

I love it that the ML is not cold and distant to others, whilst he may have seen like so high and mighty towards the other employees, it is understandable since he is the director. But when he is with his friends, he chatted,... more>> laughs and loves to prank others <<less
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OceanMagix rated it
February 20, 2020
Status: Completed
My own feelings

... more>>

I first saw this novel months ago but I wasn't ready to read it then. The first few chapters of how Gu Yu and Zhang SiYi met... I can't remember why I didn't continue on back then.

A couple of days ago, I reread one of the author's work 'The Daily Life of Being the Campus Idol's Fake Boyfriend' Finding it entertaining I went to search for more of the author's works.

Maybe it's cause I was once interested in architecture plus the previous novel put me in a good mood. I decided to try it again.

Before I started, I saw a review describing about it being relatable to reality. Being also around that point, I'm wondering about my future *laughs*.

Reading this simulated me.

I keep listening to others talk about how it is not easy to get a job. And that makes me wonder what sort of certificate may be able to have better chances.

Reading this two days, the thing that spoke out to me was about effort.

I feel that Zhang SiYi is a good example of what I feel.

When he started working at Boundless and realised that the company had people much better than him. That each and every one has their own strong point. So what does he have?

Zhang SiYi put in his efforts. Although he had a rocky start, when he improved further, his strength showed for itself.

No matter what, I feel that effort is important if you want to further yourself. Like what others say, what you put in will be what you are cultivating.

Honestly, I'm envious that ZSY has such a good environment. My nightmare would be having a situation like Su Yuan's.


After finishing the novel, I think the BL became a backdrop for me. What I became focused on was Zhang SiYi's life. From first looking for a job, breaking up with his girlfriend and his subsequent growth.

Drawing toilets and car parks, given such things to do, if you never realised why your senior gave you such a thing to do, you will certainly complain. Well even after you know, you might still complain. *laughs*

what I admire about ZSY was that even after he realised why, he continued on with it. Although there was some grumbling he still took his work seriously.

What I like about the relationship process was that ZSY realised the difference between his current relationship and the previous one.

The attitude he had towards his ex and how he realised the difference in his feelings and attitude towards Gu Yu. It touched me when he felt apologetic when he realised the way he treated his previous relationship as compared to what depth of feeling he has to Gu Yu

And Gu Yu isn't omnipotent. Like how it was mentioned that GY is a rational person, you cannot always use rationality to treat your relationship, it is not something controllable. Gu Yu is human too. No no, he's not just a cold strict guy. Gu Yu has layers of emotions, slowly melting outwards.

When looking at the comments, I realised that there isn't perfection. Saying that Zhang SiYi's overreaction was frequent and also about how it felt like ZSY was the one who kept apologising first even though Gu Yu was also in the wrong. Maybe I'll have to read again to reflect on this part. I'm not sure why it was written so, maybe subconsciously? maybe not? Who knows but it's simulating my brain for further thoughts anyway *laughs*

Actually there's many more things but I'll not continue on...

The supporting cast:

Cactus oh cactus, what an appearance you made at the beginning and what a cameo you made at the end >.<

Looking back, while the surrounding people gave colours to their story, at the end, what I know of them was only during what now feels like a short journey they had with both Zhang SiYi and Gu Yu. While it's not an abrupt ending it felt like their lives became untold stories.

The laughter:

>_<|| I cant remember?!?!

Maybe it's the little jellies, the karma of phone numbers *hahaha*, the childhood stories and perhaps fate. It's funny thing, how fate can make people interconnected. Well, you'll have to read the novel to understand O (∩_∩) O~~ *hahaha*

As long as you are willing, give it a try ^_^ <<less
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Redroses__ rated it
January 20, 2019
Status: Completed
The novel is relatable because it presents the reality of life after graduation. The time wherein reality will smack you in the face while your expectations crumble. I especially like how the story shows the struggles of different people on how to face life. For me, as a newly graduate individual, this story serves to remind me to perservere even if I don't know what to do anymore.;)

But above all, I love Gu Yu and Zhang Si Yi. The BL was so lit :D So much fluff which had... more>> me smiling throughout the end. Like! <<less
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xxBlackRabbitxx rated it
September 6, 2019
Status: c172
Its really a sweet and good slice of life yaoi/shounen ai novel. It's s never too fast or too slow, and each stage of falling inlove was corporated throughly here unlike other stories where they instantly fell in love.

I guess the only draw back here is 2 things. 1 is just at the 150's to 170's is quite boring and pretty much a stagnant point of the novel (or where I stop for now) as well as the where the ML is really never in the wrong of the... more>> situation. Its not really like he's never wrong but the way its was told made it as if, if ever MC and ML we're quarreling or something they made the dialog where 95% of the reason they fought was because of MC despite it being a 50-50. For example, communication problem of the two became mc's fault for not taking the initiative to talk to ML despite the ML himself not doing the same. In the end the one who apologized and was lectured was MC by the fking ML himself and the whole time this was happening the MC have got problems after problems piling up then some bomb of unluck was given to him by ML in a unemotional way and somehow its still MC who took the initiative to say sorry. just bc the author feels sorry for ML for thinking that he's getting hopes up... Pls... The MC was given 4-5 big problems continuously and his mentality throughly suffered by the last bad news but somehow its still acceptable to lecture him first when half the problem was bc of ML and his lack of communication (f*ck sorry for ranting still bitter about this section ruined my mood for the ff. Chapters) <<less
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Aurinne rated it
April 16, 2020
Status: Completed
An extremely rare five-star rating from me.

This suited my taste so well and was almost (almost) flawless.

I really enjoy stories that genuinely focus on the development of something (sport, acting, magic, anything), and the focus on the MC's achitectural career was extremely enjoyable and satisfying to read. I appreciated the slow building of the main couple's relationship, the realistic and (relatively) complex personalities of the characters, the measured storytelling style and the couple's balance. There was, definitely, a small power imbalance in this story - the apparently-perfect ML who is... more>> already in a position of leadership and relative influence vs the talented but immature and unfocused MC. However, this wasn't used as an excuse to make a possessive/domineering/doting ML and a cute/s*upid MC, although there is a definite mentor-learner dynamic. Instead, the story gradually brought out the strengths of the MC's character, showed how he had traits that were different from and appealing to the ML, and showed how even his traits that were initially weaknesses could become strengths with focus and maturity.

The complexity of the characters extended to the supporting characters, too. While not all received a lot of attention, I appreciated the way many of the characters were presented with a realistic mix of positive and negative traits. No characters were perfect, and often their traits were flaws or negatives in some situations but strengths in others. The "bad" characters (and it's not a story with unnecessary scheming/jealousy etc.) were frequently revealed to primarily have different values rather than inherent meanness. I enjoyed the way we as readers learned to see other characters less biasedly (negatively or positively) as the MC matured.

(It is not a completely flawless story, but the flaws were relatively minor in the context of the whole story - mainly a few ways the relationship, when they were finally together, was written slightly ML-biased, which I'm a bit tired of, but this was mild compared to most BL.)

For some, the slow pace of the romance and attention to the details of the MC's career (which forms the primary impetus for the plot) may not be what they are looking for in a story. For me, it was a well-executed, easy-to-read, intelligent and well-translated novel that was really satisfying and exactly suited my taste. <<less
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batodo rated it
March 23, 2019
Status: Completed
Honestly this needs to be a webtoon, like, right now. An actual healthy relationship that develops natural. Wow. I love.
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agathe rated it
January 26, 2019
Status: c222
It’s probably one of the best novel I read so far in the web galaxy

Fisrt it’s pretty well witten; it was good enouh for me to go through excruciating google translations, and it’s good enough for me to wait for more good translation in the hope tonsee them compiled in one good file :)

i cannot relate to the « young » graduates thing, but I would guess it’s probably very good; yet as a professional in a not to far away art job, I was captivated by the inside... more>> of the architects job, and all it’s culture;

but what made this book extremely special to me was the very deep insight of china and somewhat a political culture, and social values that are very challenged by the introduction of the big power of « money » since the 80s. It is absolutely not central, but it gives a strong flavor showing contradictions of our own system, that maybe we do not perceive anymore

contrary to many text, It gave me a feel of that country, made me want to learn more, and to see more. The relationship between the MC and the ML are ok, and cute, sometimes they can even bring a big bit of depth, specially when the story converge toward realistic subjects ; but I must say I loved the professional part more than the romance

maybe it’s me, but i’d rather it would have kept the same depth, instead of being a bit gimmicky, for example including some very typical painful butt allusions. I would guess the intimate part, makes the genre, but the heart is not there. And maybe i’m st Dreaming to read stories where if sexuality is a subject, it does not come with abuses, even if pretendingly fun, cute and half accepted. In the same way the strict « top/bottom » script of these register seems apaling to the old me. Why should there be a « sacrifice »of pride or health, why should it « hurt ». It does not need to; but well. It’s a genre, it’s not this title in particular;.

Yet the rest of the text shows so much maturity and interest that I could not help wanting a bit more there Too. I love deepth that can be kind to my small reader heart. It’s something that actually works pretty well with the chapters about the relationship with friends and family, they bring a lot of « closet peril » questions with smart and sometimes big emotions, but without ever becoming to harsh.

Don’t misunderstand me, it’s still very sweet and cute. It’s simply seems a bit to stereotypical when it get « intimate », and I just wish it had achieved the greatness of the professional pursuits. It’s a great read and I can only recommend it and thak deeply the very good translator that shared this great piece with us :) <<less
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July 12, 2020
Status: c47
I'm trying really hard here right now to give Gu the benefit of the doubt. Our MC is flawed sure but he has a good heart and wouldn't intentionally hurt someone who didn't hurt him. Gu is a great boss who is truly a mentor but I can't imagine at this point them being together. He treats him like a child (which is fine as the boss but not in a relationship)... Also the level of teasing here is almost bullying but I'm only okay with it if they arent... more>> supposed to be a couple here. This isn't an equal relationship right now and it makes me uncomfortable if they become a couple as this unequal relationship. Gu, rightfully, is more wise and intelligent than the MC but he also doesn't treat him as nicely as he would anyone else, which again is only relatively ok if they aren't supposed to be a couple??

I mean, I really want to believe, but it's not like Gu ever apologizes... Because somehow he's always in the right? The MC maybe slightly immature but his general feelings of unfairness are justified sometimes, especially with Gu's behavior towards him. Like you have all these people around him saying, no it means he cares about you and yeah like I said, that kind of mentoring is fine as your boss but ahhh I just don't know like I don't want them to be a couple unless Gu learns some healthy communication, also it's just hard as inherently this is an unfair relationship because he is the MC's boss.

I know I'm rambling. But man the MC is immature sometimes sure but dude he's hella nice for being able to take the "teasing"/bullying he experiences.

Ahhh I'm still gonna read but ahhh <<less
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Damachu rated it
October 8, 2020
Status: Completed
Finished reading this 2 weeks ago but still itching to reread it again if not for the huge number of chapters. The romance is a slow burn but to compensate for that, the author managed to tell a compelling story about architecture and its workspace. The journey of the characters made a huge impact for me, a soon-to-be graduate, as it taught me the reality beyond the corners of school. It's really an enjoyable read and you won't regret spending nights on it.

Could use more pa!pa!pa! Scenes tho
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April 24, 2020
Status: c61
I can't anymore...I give up.

I can't, for the life of me, like the ML even just one bit. He's the kind of sly bastard I can't stand and of course it's because I can't find a reason to like him. I don't find the charm with his personality and if his chemistry with MC is at least good it can be ignored. But no, I can't find it in me to root for them. The MC is likeable, but ML? Hah. I root more for the best friend (though I... more>> dunno if he likes MC).

There's also no effin consequence at all for his actions. The MC might dislike him but only for a second, cuz of course he can't really hate him or else the story wouldn't move forward. This story finally irked me into hating stories where it's heavily in favor of MLs, where characters have no free will and just moving according to the author's whims. They're not even being treated as people so much so as puppets. At some works I might ignore this, but not when you hate one of the primary characters. Most of my misgivings might be caused of this forced romance. I can read a story about MC and his architecture journey and occasionally show progress with the relationship between him and besfriend and I would be content.

And of course, the romance. I don't dislike stories where the romance is secondary, I even like some of them where the life of the characters are showed. Of course, at the chapter where I'm at there's still no romance, and frankly I can't imagine how they're gonna be like when they finally got in a relationship, so I decided to skip and skimmed through the extras (cuz where else would authors shower the readers with fluff). Surprise, their behaviors are still the same (and by the same I mean their interaction with each other), and I can't sense the romantic atmosphere off them. I dunno, maybe I'm just blind or with I skimmed through that, too.

I think by the fact alone that when I was finding some completed bl works to read and saw this at first it didnt catch my attention (the reason I read this is cuz I found out its the same auhor as waiting for you online) may be because in the end it didnt really hold my attention for long.

There, finally I vented my frustrations. Read at your own risk. <<less
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rinshi rated it
October 8, 2019
Status: c184
This novel is really a fun read. Although, admittedly, the pacing was a bit slow, and it took till chapter 107 (I think?) 'till their first kiss. But honestly, it was worth the wait. The relationship between MC and ML is thrilling, and I liked its progression. It showed how hesitant both parties were, which was completely justified, given the uncertainty and doubts they had about each other's sexual orientation.

However, I must note that I was sometimes really put off by the MC's naive (and often very childish) personality. Nevertheless,... more>> I really liked (almost) all of the characters in the story (especially Tao Fei who kept cracking me up). <<less
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positiveaddictchan rated it
April 6, 2019
Status: Completed
The romance is slow burn, but totally worth it!

It depicts a realistic take on the field of Architecture--from being a student, working, and the accompanying challenges.

I love how the MC and the ML's relationship developed. It really shows that when you find the right person, you will work hard to be the best version of yourself.

I love how the story came full circle by the end.

All I can think of as I was reading the last extra chapter was: Zhang Siyi #proud.
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FistFullOfDillars rated it
March 13, 2019
Status: c118
I do not understand why this doesn't have a higher rating, it is one of my all-time favourites!

Very fluffy, slow-burn romance with adorable characters and just the right amount of tension. If you like modern BL with sweet misunderstandings, more romance than smut (although there is a wee bit of smut, I promise) then you've hit gold with this.

I also love the insight you're given into working in architecture, it's fascinating.

In terms of tone, I'd place it with 'The Daily Life of Being the Campus Idol's Fake Boyfriend' and 'Rebirth... more>> of a Supermodel'. READ READ READ! <<less
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May 9, 2021
Status: --
This is one of the best works I have read so far and I have read almost all that is posted here. I always put off reading this, but now I regret not reading it earlier. I never post reviews but this was worth it. Thank you for this work.
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holedawn rated it
February 2, 2021
Status: Completed
This is the first Asian web novel I completed, and I loved it! It had minor flaws, but I can tolerate and forgive them because of the genuine and fluffy love between the MC and ML. Also, HUGE thanks to Snowy Notes for translating it sufficiently.

What I appreciated about the story:

    1. The personalities of the characters were consistent! The MC and ML didn't suddenly change just 'cause they got together. The author took time to show their growth: personal, career, and relationship-wise. However, this is a double-edged sword with some downsides mentioned in the next paragraph.
    2. The smut scenes were *chef's kiss*. As a gay man, I appreciate it when BL novels not only embrace the idea of physical affection between two men but also do it properly. I especially LOVED

      how the gong never came hands-free from his ass. Even though I find the concept really hot, realistically speaking very few gay men can achieve this. Assistant Architect described the gong's experience as pleasurable and just-one-dick-touch-away-from-orgasm, which is closer to real life.

    3. The supporting and side characters had just enough personality, not too much or too little. I like it when romance novel authors understand why the main couple is called the main couple.
    4. The "villains" are not necessarily villains. They felt human, and their reasons and mindset behind their actions and behavior are not black or white.
    5. The author beautifully showed the depth of their architectural and historical knowledge without making the story boring or unnecessarily wordy. I even found it very inspiring.
The minor flaws of the story, in my opinion:

    1. The MC is flawed so we can see his growth, but there are some points in the story where it's no longer adorable and makes you scratch your head thinking "Why is he doing the same mistake again? Why is he behaving like this considering his age?"
    2. The story is heavily biased towards the ML when it came to relationship issues.

      I think the ML apologized only 2 or 3 times during the story in all their misunderstandings, even in problems where he was 100% at fault. This is where the whole "perfect ML" trope went overboard. I especially hated the part where he called the MC disappointing for feeling like sh*t and wanting to quit work after experiencing life crises; ML invalidated the MC's feelings by explaining that other people had it worse. The extra chapter showing the ML's thought process during this scene didn't make it any better: to sum it up, the ML called the MC disappointing 'cause he felt "I know you feel like sh*t and wanna quit work, but what about me? If you leave, then what about me?" Pissed me off so bad.

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Lyska3303 rated it
July 5, 2021
Status: Completed
I don't mean to write a review, but I want to input my view on the topic about Siyi apologizing first whenever they have arguments. Personally, I think it's because this novel is heavily written in Siyi's point of view. Even if there are some 3rd point of views, it's written neutrally. Siyi has always regarded Gu Yu as someone superior to him. When you're in love, especially when you think the other party is financially more stable, older, and more mature than you, it's natural that you tend to... more>> think it's your fault. Of course, argument is there because of two parties, and it has been a while since I read this, but I remember that Gu Yu is not totally unapologetic, he feels bad sometimes. And who knows, maybe if there were his POV, he would be blaming himself. I just think it's normal for a person to introspect their fault first in a relationship. Since this is mostly written with Siyi's view, and we rarely see Gu Yu's view, of course it's more apparent that Siyi's blaming himself.

This is a great novel with a steady pace and a meaningful story about pursuing your dreams and gaining success in life. The characters and plot are also enjoyable. I recommend this story very much, and if there are people hesitating to read it because of some comments regarding the previous topic I reviewed, I hope you can reconsider. <<less
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secondthots rated it
January 14, 2021
Status: Completed
Ohhh to date your hot older boss...

The only question I have is directed to myself: WHY did I not read this sooner??

Age-gap, office romance, & a sweet slow-burn plot that would boil you alive. My only gripe is that I'm the farthest thing from an architect major- heck, I'm in the medical field, so it's not an exaggeration when I say I know zilch about the topic. My lack of knowledge makes it easier for me to forgo any obvious information gaps. I simply just don't know lmao. Nevertheless, an... more>> interesting read. I found the subject fascinating! Fortunately, I have yet to face the dilemmas of being a fresh graduate. I assume the depictions in this novel weren't exaggerated- it's difficult to secure a job.. even more so one that treats you decently. That being said, I felt a lot of empathy for the ML's circle of friends. It was nice to see them included & it didn't seem that the novel was merely built to revolve around the main CP. The pacing is quite nice, but I felt like I could have read more. That's just me... I don't want my spicy fluff to end.

Onwards to the main CP. Ahh this pair reminds me of Your Distance, though I find the latter to be much better. My personal preference, of course. I always love when you pair up a naïve baby with a stern daddy- GOD it's honestly one of my favorite personality pairings! Although ML is mature, he has moments where he exposes the more childish sides of his personality. I dig it! It's not what I'd expect from a 29-year-old, but I think his vinegar-drinking moments & awkward sulky instances are quite endearing. He's not perfect & I respect that. MC is basically like every other MC I like- lively, gullible, incredibly expressive. He's a nice fit to ML's more reserved & cold persona. They have their ups & downs, most of their problems due to their lack of communication. I must confess that some of their petty fights seem like something I would do... so a personal bonus for that realistic touch.

THE SMUT. It's been a while since I've read smut this good... kind of reminds me of Rebirth of a Supermodel when it comes down to it, but I am HAPPY. You honestly can't complain...

Favorite moment:


truth or dare

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May 21, 2019
Status: c19
Maybe I'm spoiled by "quick romance" stories or I'm just not all that into drawing toilets and parking lots but I'm struggling to stay interested in this story. I find myself skimming through half of each chapter since it's all about rooms and hectares and whathaveyou. Which yes, it IS about architecture but I thought it was supposed to be a romance too...

Don't get me wrong, it's well written and I DO like the MC and ML, I think I need a bit more than "so subtle you need a... more>> microscope to see them" romantic moments.

I'm going to give it a go though and not give up since the other reviews indicate fluff to come but jkfdlsja right now... I'm bored out of my mind. <<less
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Sinsey rated it
March 31, 2018
Status: c50
So far, its really interesting ?

Edit: MTL-ed my way through

... more>>

well I couldn't hold it in and mtl-ed my way through half of the chapters and I must say it really focuses more on architecture related stuff than Bl but there are subtle hints throughout. Well that's all I've got after reading till around 40 or 50. I guess we'll get more on their romance in the later chapters cos they're gradually building up their relationship and MC has already fallen in love with ml. Also both ML and MC are really cute aye

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Mogure.v rated it
September 15, 2021
Status: Completed
Man, I'm simply in love with this book.

To be frank, I came here for the yaoi tag, but I stayed for the slice of life part. This novel really helps in giving glimpses to what it's like to live after graduating, and as an undergraduate student, it's very mind opening. The novel shows the varying struggles of adulthood through a diverse set of characters, albeit most of them have something to do with architecture/construction. Aside from that, the MC and ML are very likeable, too, though some may find tbemselves... more>> unable to stand either of them at the beginning parts of the novel. But I assure you, they will wonderfully undergo significant growth as individuals.

If you're here for the romance, go read it. If you're here for the slice of life, absolutely go flipping read it. It's that great. I hereby thank the person who created a recommendation list with this novel placed at the very top. <<less
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dogs.and.cats.are.equally.cute rated it
January 26, 2021
Status: Completed
So basically, my reason for writing a review is cause a friend said that he didn't read this novel cause there was a bad review. I got all pissed and came running here to bump up the reviews cause someone dared to downvote one of my top 5 (and I realised that it's at 4.5 with 233 votes for 5 star and Idk where he read that).

MC is childish? He is!! That is how he grows. His growth from a naive, little bunny to a mature man is so endearing... more>> to experience. I love it. You can experience the change in the thought process of the MC as you read along.

As for the ML, he is cold and reserved but he is much more than that! He is built of layered emotions and I just love it.

The story is a 5 for me. It's realistic and the MC's maturing process is the reason I adore this novel. The side characters don't revolve around the leads and their troubles sometimes make you reflect so I think it's a wonderful job there too.

My favourite character (?) is the cactus. You'll know why 😂

Snowy is a godly MTL translator. Except for some slight grammatical errors my nazi eyes spotted, there is nothing there to hinder your reading. You will not be able to put this book down. And with my tastes leaning towards realistic, mature and completed (I usually bookmark and wait for completion if it isn't), this is an ABSOLUTE GEM.

Similar suggestions include Your Distance for modern, Golden Stage (ancient and cause I just adore it) and SAYE <<less
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