Didn’t Love You Enough

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This is the story about the rebirth of a little gong with a sweet steamed bun-like little shou.

In the past life, little shou, in order to help little gong block a poisonous blade, ended up dying due to blood loss.

After the little gong is reborn he proceeds to dote on the little shou endlessly.

This is a cliche story where the second life is warm,sweet,no abuse.

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重生之宠你不够
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28 Reviews


msbwhy
New msbwhy
Sep 13, 2021
Status: Completed
I really love this I mtled the whole novel :) don't mind the bad reviews! If you're in for some sweet fluffy dog food, then u should try this! MTLing this is kinda bumpy ride bcs it's not that readable but u can still get the point. BUT! The main point is, the gong & the shou is so cute, adorable, loving, and pampering. And the most important thing:

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they are blessed w 5 babies lmao

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PS. The translation (from Vanilla Muse) is actually divided into several parts but the translator isn't numbering them (like 6.1, 6.2, etc), so the 30ish chapter is actually around chapter 10 in the actual novel. <<less
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Lea168
New Lea168
Aug 29, 2021
Status: Completed
5/5* RECOMMEND!!!

This story totally gave me diabetes!! FLUFF, FLUFF, FLUFF

Premise is like The wife is first and Sharing rain and dew, but with added sugar. Royalty and palace setting. The shou dies in his first life when he saved the Emperor.

ML (shou) is simple, innocent, pure hearted, normal level handsome and a Ger. Not OP nor overbearing. Not totally sure whether he counts as naive as well? He seems so oblivious to schemes etc, but his reaction is always top notch as he always asks himself (if a schemer asks... more>> for favors) 'does this hurt reputation of hubby or is it against rules?'. If so, he will directly refute.

ML lives a truly blessed 2nd life, without knowing that MC (gong) has taken all obstacles away. ML never needs to face slap, as MC has already done it for him without ML knowing. ML rise from a normal palace attendant to become the Crown Princess and later the Empress.

I loved that the shou came from a loving, caring family!! Totally fits the story and MLs character.

MC (gong emperor) is cruel and ruthless, but soft towards his siblings and parents. And is a super doting hubby.

SMUT!! Yes, there is actually explicit smut in this story, though descriptions are short and not super vivid, but do expect hand jobs, blow jobs.

WARNING:

  • The shou is 14y when he marries the gong (20y old). They have s*x (hand, oral), but not all the way. That is saved till the shou was 16. I think it is fitting for this historical setting and didn't mind at all. It was kinda kinky in a good way.
  • The gong already had other kids, also in his 2nd life, but straight after rebirth he only loves and touches the shou.
  • The r*pe tag is only in the 1st life. The shou was a palace attendant. The Crown Prince (MC) r*ped him when he was drunk. ML shou became a little concubine that in the end died whilst blocking a blade for the then Emperor. In the 2nd life there was no r*pe.
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anggr291
anggr291
Jul 09, 2019
Status: --
i’m.... so many things.... first of all.. ... more>>
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u fell in love with a BOY U r*peD. u dont even know him... he died for u and all u can do is sit there and draw pedophilic pictures and romanticising him.. you say u love him (for 30 years! wow! all that time he was dead and u didnt even know he existed :)) but youve only loved the idea of him unconditionally loving you and dying for you... you bring him back into the palace to f*ck his life up... entitled ass prick...

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i’m thinking I guess I really cant deal with emperors plot stuff if they have like.. “oh no, we must have other people in the harem cus thats... politics!” while the supposed lover of the emperor just gotta sit there grit their teeth and endure this f*cked up plot honestly man... you’d find a better life in a simple home somewhere tbh... <<less
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byunnie
byunnie
Jan 23, 2020
Status: --
The emperor is super gross and his reasons for loving the LJB is just utter bull* he doesnt know sh*t about him basically filled in his idealized person on the ljb after his death then called it love.

Brought him back to the palace just to make him go through sh*t again because he "loves" him.

Poor ljb probably had stockholm syndrome the first time and had to be trapped again
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LostMySoul
LostMySoul
Jun 01, 2020
Status: Completed
So, the Emperor actually does not love the MC at all. Just the idea of him. I bet if the

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Empress back then hadn't revealed the traitors in the harem which was literally ALL of them EXCEPT MC

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the Emperor wouldn't fixate on our gullible MC. There's also the fact that mc's family poses no threat to the emperor so less trouble for him, really. He does stay true to his words tho. He dotes on the MC. So there's that, I guess.

I actually kinda like the MC but let's face it, his type wouldn't survive in a true ancient chinese harem political arena or whatsoever. He also feels like one of those white lotus in rebirth stories that you can't help but hate lol he's too gullible and submissive but he does try his best, really.

Basically, after reading this novel, it just felt like I was reading about the Emperor raising his favorite pet or something. Would've been more interesting if it was the MC who was given a second chance. But eh, with his character, he'd still be a white lotus through and through. He'd have to have a change of character for it to be at least interesting. <<less
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DhiVhi
DhiVhi
Jun 03, 2019
Status: Completed
sweet... sweet... sweet

I like the way the prince prepare for Lin Jiabao to become queen. He didnt deliberatly opposed his father & mother, but he shows with his cleverness how he didnt need help from harem to stabilize his throne. He also knows how to protect Jiabao from harm eventhough Jiabao is someone who is brave & firm in urgency times. Jiabao is also such a cutie, he is somewhat naive & (too) kind but he knows how to protect his loved one. Jiabao also not a virgin mary, he... more>> is not someone who always forgive everyone who do harm to him.

All in all, this is such a sweet royal palace story. <<less
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tomr1
tomr1
Apr 06, 2021
Status: -
i like how the synopsis bravely proclaims that there's "no abuse" in this story while the 'r*pe' and 'r*pe victim becomes lover' tags are right there for everyone to see.

one star for bold face of whoever wrote the description.

you know how sometimes there are little things about the MCs that you happen to dislike, but tolerate anyway, because overall they're good/well written/nuanced characters?

... more>> not the case, for this story! If I ever met the MC of this novel irl, I would probably commit crimes. Violent ones.

there are very few cases (because there are very few stories, where the themes are this disturbing) where, I feel the need to 'protect' the ML.
usually, authors try to balance powers, dynamics, and give solid foundation to their main CP, right? But here the main motivation of the MC is pure and plain obsession for the man he once r*ped.

high key, the ML would be so much better off being single than being with this creepy sort of MC. <<less
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Aneel
Aneel
Nov 20, 2020
Status: c15
Would give this zero stars if I could. The ML is a terrible person and completely unlikeable. I was willing to give him a chance, maybe the author intends to have him grow as a person and learn his lesson, but...

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He basically just committed genocide and I'm sorry but there's nothing the author can do to redeem him now. Dropping this like a hot potato.

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Boba
Boba
Aug 27, 2019
Status: Completed
Alright! This is SWEET ? (omit 1 star cause I don't really like the Gong)

Truly you would not know what treasure (ayyyyy.... Look at what I did) is until you lose it.

This story is filled with Gong redemption journey towards Shou (read: pampering shou until you have cavities) the problems are solved rather quickly and no heavy dog blood angst.

Rec for a light reading when you just get tired of dog blood stories
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takame
takame
Nov 26, 2020
Status: Completed
Like, IDK I am probably being dumb to fail to understand how other readers were able to draw a lot of theories about the Gong-MC's affection to the shou with that one whole paragraph...

So am I going to question MC's feelings based on that measly word count that totals to at least 1% of the whole story? Uh. Tbh I don't want to bother myself making criticism on such a small part of the story when the entire 99% is spent on MC coddling and protecting ML from the... more>> green tea b*tches of past and present. As I see it, (pre-rebirth) MC is a good emperor but as he is naturally unfeeling, he thoroughly neglected his backyard (harem) thus snakes run rampant behind his back. The wake up call came thru death and he suffered alone for a few decades. His first love came too late. Again, this backstory is told in just one chapter meaning it was not the main point. I like how the entire story is spent with MC doing the do and never allowed any slip ups to happen again and paving the way to make the shou his only one. Gong really did make full use of his second chance.

Perhaps before rebirth MC got moved from the shou's sincerity that started his affection but Rebirth gave them chance to fall deeply in love for real with each other.

Overall the story is very sweet and all kinds of dog blood were prevented before it happens which I appreciate. The chapters might seem few but one chapter is really long. I enjoyed reading MC's preemptive strikes and verbal taichis whenever he goes against the tradition. <<less
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ImaginativeN
ImaginativeN
Jul 09, 2021
Status: Completed
MC (fantasy ancient Chinese emperor. Not modern educated gentleman) is in the category of scum gong but given another chance, he became a pampering gong since he got obssesed with MC whom he lost without knowing how sincere he was to him untill it was too late in his first life.

I like how charmingly pure and kind his little ML (story setting is fantasy ANCIENT China where people are married earlier. 14 year old is OLD ENOUGH to have a partner) is and with this slice... more>> of life genre, the novel is a smooth sailing read. The antagonist (whose braincells aren't on par with us modern people) are easily and cleanly dealt with without wasting time and letting them create more havoc.

MC wants a second chance with ML and their children... and MC did spent it well. I think at first, he only felt guilty and greatful to the only person in the harem who liked him without calculations, but as they interact MC fell deep to ML and sincerely loved him and his children. It is a fluffy read all through out. <<less
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K99MY
K99MY
Apr 08, 2020
Status: c4
I just don’t like the gong. The shou as a character is so flat and boring. These two combined are basically the perfect example of a typical shoujo couple which I loathe
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sleepingjay
sleepingjay
Jul 18, 2019
Status: c15
SUPER SWEET. This novel is just full of feel-good feelings, not just between ML and MC but also between them and side characters.

It's not full of sunshine, of course. There are bad people but author never lingers much on them, not even to face-slap them, which I appreciate.

Some points I liked is how amazing MC's family and friends are! They treasure MC and take no sh*t from people trying to exploit them. Also kudos to ML for introducing MC to some very good people.

Also, ML too has very good family... more>> and friends. And he treats them well, such as

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making sure the friend that died from illness in his past life gets proper medical treatment this time around.

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Also, you know how sometimes rebirths steal future ideas from other people as their own? Not ML! He purposely "coincidentally" met the guy who had the idea in his last life, and made sure this guy got credit this time too.

ML and MC are super sweet with each other too. They're adorable and filled me with fluff energy, I kept rolling around on my bed from excitement.

Honestly, the only "flaw" I can find from this novel was that ML was too slag in his past life! <<less
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Kana1618
Kana1618
Aug 12, 2021
Status: Completed
I love this because its a sweet and light to read. The gong is true to his word of just choosing only shou even tho he's an emperor. This is a breath of fresh air for me from novels with toxic relationships that I had read. 💓💓💓 Kudos to the author
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Tetra
Tetra
Jul 30, 2021
Status: Completed
5⭐ for the story. The 1⭐ is bcoz the translation was split into parts (chapter 30 is only chapter 10), NSFW part pw protected and not working. I mean it should be fine but kinda awkward to read with some parts missing and ruined the mood tsk tsk tsk

My review for the story:

... more>> I can't wait so I mtl it.

I am actually quite sad with the rating becoz this is very well written. Just not sure if it's becoz we have different tastes in novels but if you like pampering, doting, doting family, heartwarming story then this is it mah frends! Hahaha

To point out the age, goodness this is the ancient times! ANCIENT mah frend! Lol! My mom was not even born on the ancient times but married at 15! Imagine that! Next, yes Jiabao is definitely not suited for harem intrigue which was why he died in the first life right? Right? He is not clever and omnipotent. He is a very cute and innocent little ger. He had not even thought of entering the harem, he cried really hard.

Now, since ML was reborn of course he has the advantage. And he promised that he will do everything to protect his baby. He can do everything so why not? Right? Right? He arranged for his harem to be cleaned, arranged for Jiabao to enter the Royal Kitchen at first and protected him. So what else do you want? Lol

If I can do it too I will do the same. And I would want to be pampered too. If someone can clean all the intrigues and obstacles for me and live a happy and comfortable life then damn! As a reader just thinking about all the intrigues and scheming in a harem, grrrr that is very tiring.

Yes, Jiabao without protection can't survive in the harem alone. But he has the crown prince so I did not find any plot holes.

Fluff fluff fluff! If you like fluff and a heartwarming light read give it a try! <<less
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dd737
dd737
Jul 01, 2021
Status: Completed
It's actually 4.2 for me, but additional one star because of the low rating.

Although I've been reading danmei for these 2-3 years but this is my first time to write a review because I see the low rating and other reviewers seem to judge this danmei (especially the gong) negatively.

First, well there are the tags and you can decide whether to read this or not. But, the r*pe happened in the last life, while in the present there is no such things. Also, the tag about obsessive love is really... more>> fitting to explain the love of the gong for the shou.

Some reviewers said that the gong is not really in love with the shou. Well, I somehow agree and disagree with that.

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I could feel that the gong really treasures the shou (in a way that as much as he could for someone from a royal ancient setting). I could see that the feeling the gong had was rooted from his realization that his "beloved" people actually betraying him and the shou was the only one who actually protected him despite not being favored by the gong. So, in other words it's the combination of guilty feeling and gratefulness. And it became obsession because the gong coudn't see anyone that will treat him like that as well as he has wronged the shou and couldn't paid it back. At least that's how I see it. So yeah, it was not love because of the slowly interaction and such process.

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But!! But in the current life, I think the gong is really in love with the shou. How can you not though? the shou is really cute >< I also want to pamper him haha

All in all, I really enjoy this novel. It's very sweet and not bore me at all. I really love how the gong treats the shou and how he planned to ensure that the shou could be legally stand side by side with him. I also really love the shou and how a good boy and coqquestish he is. I really want to hug him and pinch him haha

Though there are things that a little downside for me

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1. How young the shou is when he brought to the gong and their first s*xual interaction as well as interc**rse. Like, if this is not ancient setting I would be furious lol

2. The r*pe in previous life, but it was only really slightly mentioned. Also, in the present life the gong really treasures the shou. And well this is ancient setting and ger had low status and the servant couldn't decide for their own life.

3. I feel that the shou's POV was not really shown. Well, maybe because I am actually wondering how the shou perceive the gong in the last life and what will happen if the shou remembers the last life haha

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Lastly, I just want to say that remember the setting was in ancient China, the gong is not someone from modern world. He is a pure royalty and a crown prince at that, so... Even though I don't really like him, but well I could understand the way he handles things (at least with how the writer writes it)

Do I recommend this novel? If you want to read something with no heavy plot, this is a good danmei to past the time :) <<less
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Kthp
Kthp
May 23, 2021
Status: Completed
This is a very fluffy, easy read. I will remember it for the loving families and in laws. So refreshing!!! The love MC’s parents and siblings have for him is so heartwarming.

MC and ML kinda jump into their honeymoon stage right away and stayed there forever - which I enjoyed.

I disagree with the reviews that criticize ML for not really loving MC. IMO, ... more>>
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ML mourned MC for 30 years in the first life, and fell in love with him after learning his life story through others and retracing his steps. He doesn’t impose any expectations on MC.

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Serious warning about AGE GAP While acknowledging that 15 was a normal age of marriage, it is impossible to ignore the “grooming” in their relationship. ML (~20) is intimate with MC (~13). And MC actually has the maturity of a preteen.

if you want the main example:
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It is not explicit- the head maids teach MC about s*x and how to please ML using his hands and mouth - since he is too young for penetrative sex. On their wedding night, ML reiterates that MC is too young for penetrative sex, but should use his mouth to show what he has learned. The story is censored, but you know what is happening.

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There is always a power imbalance when ML is the Emperor, but MC’s naïveté is more blatant than in other stories. Of course, his innocence, straightforwardness, and kindness is his charm. <<less
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Sonata123
Sonata123
Apr 08, 2021
Status: Completed
The story is very warm and gentle. After the first chapter, it is all about sweetness and pampering, with any danger dispelled quickly. I enjoyed it very much. Lin JiaBao is such a loveable person, and it was nice reading about him being loved and being happy.

I understand what triggered many readers according to the reviews, but I can't really slam the gong for what he did it the past life. He was ignorant and selfish and he spent a lifetime reflecting on his mistakes, so when he's reborn, he... more>> is a very different person from the one who'd r*ped the boy in the previous life. And yes, he is kinda obsessed with Lin JiaBao, but as for not knowing him... he did his best to find out as much as possible about him after his death. Lin JiaBao dying for him was one thing, then he turns out to be the only innocent person in the harem who didn't scheme and hurt others, and then there were all those details about his simple and gentle character the gong learns; wasn't it enough to fall in love with? It might start as an obsession but it's clear they love each other deeply and are happy together. <<less
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Erudite.Cielo
Erudite.Ciel
Feb 02, 2021
Status: Completed
I thought this would be a boring slice of life story... boy, I'm wrong.! (´∀`) this is exciting!! The MC and ML were able to be together and have children but their journey is not easy either. The conflicts and contradictions in the story made this more worth it. (∩_∩)

P.s. I absolutely adore the ML.. so kawaii.. (。・ω・。)
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Mairunovich
Mairunovich
Oct 14, 2020
Status: Completed
I have mixed feeling about this novel.

1. I don't like MC at the beginning. He's an as*hole full with utter bullshit. He r*ped ML, ditched him, left him alone in cold palace, and finally making ML die protecting him. All his misfortune and betrayal from his Empress and concubine is payback for all of his disgusting treatment for ML.

2. But at the same time he realize ML is the only one who cared for him and protecting him with his own life. So it doesn't matter if his feeling wasn't... more>> actually love, but he did try his best to make ML live a happy and fulfilling life. MC stay true to his word until the end, did lots of thing just to make sure ML won't be sad.

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Finally he got everything he want; ML by his side, his unborn baby + bonus batch of babies, his parent and little brother living a happy life

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3. MC is too much. I like a decisive and ruthless Gong, but MC is beyond that.

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He's a cold hearted person. Only his parent, lil bro and ML who can make him smile. But the rest of him is totally heartless. He won't even bat an eye while killing every single person who makes his family and ML suffered in his last life. He even easily disposed everyone who make a bad comment about ML; a random son of imperial court member, ML's uncle family, his concubine, his brother's wife, and his father's concubine little brother.

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Despite an annoying and disgusting start, this story is sickeningly sweet and full of dog food.. <<less
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dyodaks
dyodaks
May 06, 2020
Status: Completed
The story is exactly as the summary says. Be prepared for a lot of fluff. Plot mostly revolved around court intrigue and the CP is just flat out throwing dog food around.

This isn’t a one-of-kind novel but I still enjoyed it. The shou is pure, soft spoken and obedient but he along the way he proves to be reliable. While some may call his character flat, I personally think that his personality is a result of his upbringing and later on, MC’s doting and therefore realistic.

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What I especially loved about this is MC and ML’s families. Both parties are just lovable and agreeable. MC’s father the late emperor and his mother were righteous but kind. ML’s immediate family did not even think of taking advantage of his position all throughout.

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However, I do wish that certain side characters could’ve been fleshed out more to add color to the story.

I’ll be waiting for the translations but you can definitely MTL this. Don’t think too hard when you’re reading this and don’t compare BL stories in Ancient China settings to your morals in real life. If you can’t stomach an underaged ML then don’t bother picking this up at all. <<less
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snowvel
snowvel
Apr 22, 2020
Status: Completed
So much pink bubbles

Innocent and pure shou X doting reborn gong

It is easy to MTL

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gong in the past life was saved by the shou during the assassination in his birthday party and after some slight drama, he found out that the only person who loves him in the harem is the shou and those he dotes were poisoning his balls ?, so after he was reborn he spoil the shou endlessly and remove everything that blocks them. I like how pure the shou is without any pretense and how doting the ML is

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It was not stretch out and has satisfactory ending ♥️ <<less
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