Fight the Landlord, Fall in Love


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​A love story that came about due to Fight The Landlord. [1]

Two eldest young masters who looked down on each other were forced into a blind date. Each discovered that the other was the immoral scoundrel who had poured cold water or thrown rotten tomatoes on him during a game of Fight The Landlord two days prior.

Now what?

Well, secure a partner first and figure the rest out later.

[1] popular Chinese card game with an online app version.

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Golden Stage (Adapted From)
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12/27/20 tianshumeng c41 (end)
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mucheng rated it
September 10, 2020
Status: Completed
Translator of the novel here /waves/ first of all, this is not a gaming novel but it has a few classic Chinese card game elements

Our main cp know each other because of an offer of arranged marriage, but this novel is about building trust, respect, and pettily throwing digital rotten tomatoes at each other when playing online card games. Although MC and ML are both almost thirty... they've been either too busy turning around a previously corrupted business or sheltered in a laboratory, running biology experiments. Of course both of... more>> them are resistant to the idea of an arranged marriage (for political/business power reasons - who needs love when MC's dad is so power hungry?) but hey, this guy is exceedingly attractive, why don't we just start off as friends?


They don't get married until the very end, so their entire relationship is built up before they decide to get married.


MC and ML are childishly cute. Both of them are highly successful figures, picky, and graceful until they get together and enjoy teasing each other so much they're both left giggling and happy in each other's presence. Despite the forces pushing them to be together, they never stop respecting each other's boundaries and caring for each other. Oftentimes, misunderstandings threaten to tear them apart, but although MC and ML are a little petty (hence throwing rotten tomatoes at each other in their online card game to vent their anger), they learn to trust each other and help each other grow as better communicators.

This novel is mostly fluffy, but I found it to contain beautifully written prose (the og Chinese at least, I can't guarantee it with my translations haha) and a lot of important life advice. The potential of commitment requires trust, communication, and respect. Although MC and ML don't have much experience in that field, they quickly learn that the two of them together is a combination that's both nurturing and comfortable. Their interactions are mostly lighthearted and their conversations are often playful and nonsensical. But the respect and willingness they give each other are what really pushes them to understand that trust and communication (and consent!!!) are the key to any good relationship :) We love a couple with character development and a healthy mindset ♡

Also food. There is SO much food in this novel it makes me eat too many midnight snacks while translating. <<less
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qpzmal rated it
January 6, 2021
Status: Completed
I'm barfing up rainbows from all the dog food. The romance is well paced, the MC and ML have a balanced relationship, the comedy has me cracking up, and the the plot is pretty realistic. In the first few chapters you might start to hate the ML, but they both had pretenses up so their interactions are understandable. But after, they get into a relationship pretty quickly and they only have minor quarrels. Overall, a quick and satisfying novel to read.
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kcNeko rated it
January 1, 2021
Status: Completed
"Emperor, you must listen to concubine, concubine has been wronged!" - Tang Kai UwU

Oh boy, such a great story, I'm very happy that I finished reading this at the 1st day of 2021, I'm in such a great mood to start a new year. I totally love love love the story flow and plot. The comedy is gold, drama is also 👌, of course the romance is also superb. BL romcom is da best!

NGL, the main cp here became one of my favorites, they're both mature but at the same... more>> time immature like little children (just for fluffs), it's just so cute!

I'm not gonna say much so you there, yes you who's reading this review, go and start reading and don't dally!

I want to commend the author for creating such a lovely story and also to the translator who did a fantastic job! Now, Imma jump into Golden Stage, peace out! <<less
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secondthots rated it
January 4, 2021
Status: Completed
I didn’t realize that this was from the same author as Golden Stage, so I am extremely & pleasantly surprised.

Short, heartfelt, sweet. I can’t honestly pinpoint an obvious negative. Fight the Landlord is barely about the card game. It’s more used as a catalyst for the main CP as they met through one of their online rounds. They start off with equally bad impressions. One seems too prudish & cold while the other is rigid & calculative. Don’t be fooled- these two are absolute CLOWNS. I was fed with enough... more>> sugar to give birth to a whopping jolly rancher baby. MC’s past is more delved into. ML lacks the background support. However, I’m not hating it since the two slowly build mutual trust & understanding. I love the support, the realistic notions of hesitation in a relationship- it’s all so bloody cute! <<less
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auraizen rated it
September 13, 2021
Status: c6
Dropped, got bored

Seems fine except for the, , well I don't want to call it ableism but also like it's a bit iffy with the stereotypes

Here's some quotes from chapter 5 for example:

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Get out, is being called uncle by a group of young men not enough? I've met Tang Kai before; his entire being resounds Asperger syndrome. Why would this type of person need a blind date? Spending his life with petri dishes should be enough for him."


Tang Kai, "Because Virgos have too many things going on and their expectations are too high. They're mysophobic and have obsessive compulsive disorder. It's hard to get along with them."

Without waiting for Tang Kai to deny it, he added, "Besides, speaking of OCD, why do I feel like you have it more severely than I do?"

Tang Kai lowered his head, following Sun Zinan's gaze towards his own yet-to-be-collected dinner plate. He was met with the sight of all the side dishes on his plate arranged neatly by type and size. Even the scraps meant for the tr*sh were put in line. If he denied it, there would be no such thing as OCD in this world.


Might want to reconsider reading if those bother you too much <<less
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Lea168 rated it
June 21, 2021
Status: Completed

Loved this story!! CP totally gave me same vibe as the CP of Golden Stage, another novel by same author.

The writing skill is definitely a level above most author BL novels. Her MCs and MLs are so loving, respectful, real and wholesome!!

The couple in this story is equally super cute together. She managed to write so much chemistry between them and make MC and ML both so attractive without using exaggerating tropes or give them godly like powers/features. CP bickers a lot like an old married couple. They tease eachother... more>> constantly which was so sweet.

This novel feels like Golden Stage but with different characters and in modern setting. I like Golden Stage more though as that one had much more exciting plot (clever court politics and war). But that is just my personal preference. <<less
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Neollle rated it
October 13, 2020
Status: Completed
I've done reading the MTL of this and all I can say is that 41 chapters is not enough for me!

I've decided to read this because I saw that it is the same author of Golden Stage so yeah 💁‍♀️❤

I love both MC and ML!

Note: The story doesn't really focus is gaming elements, it is more on romance and business.

It was a good read and full of dog food! You will regret not reading this.
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dee_ism rated it
January 17, 2021
Status: Completed
It's from Golden Stage author, I have a high expectation, and the story didn't let me down. I ADORE IT.

Another light story with mature leads. Yeay!
They enter their romantic relationship and maintain it in such mature way. There's a bit angst here and there, but it resolves well.
"What can't we discuss about?" - Tang Kai. *Standing ovation, chef kiss*

I just love how the writer portrayed our beloved couple, they're mature yet childish, different yet same, but both of them are CUTE. The comedy bantering between them also quite... more>> entertaining.

The amount of sweet dog food will makes you smile ear to ear, it sweet and not cheesy at all. A quite pleasant read and feel good story. :) <<less
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JuneV rated it
March 3, 2022
Status: Completed
f*ckING GOOD!!

Their pace of relationship is just wow so real. From hating to friends to lovers their actions are all smooth. Looking at this couple make me realize the term " Just fit as pot lid for the pot". They are so perfect for each other. Their childish temperament for each other, their world of two is so warm.

One never received any sincere love from his birth while the other is standing on an ivory tower isolated from the rest of the world. But when they intersect they somehow became... more>> fit for each other. It's the essence of the story.

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August 22, 2021
Status: Completed

Aside from one overused trope, everything else is fluffy and sweet. Novel is overall a light read and full of dog food.
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Michelle-08 rated it
July 28, 2021
Status: Completed
That's it!!! I've had enough of my single, miserable life!!! Goodbye Earth! Lmao!

If you want fluffy, short and with tons of dog food served from start to finish, this is definitely for you! I love ML and MC's interaction, they're funny and support each other. The author of this novel is the same as Golden Stage, so no wonder the protagonists interaction was not far from the CP in that novel. An unexpected surprise indeed!!!
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Ritsuka rated it
January 19, 2021
Status: Completed

I can't express how much I loved it!!!! Ofcourse fantasy type love involving fate/destiny and love at first sight are really well like by me. But a realistic love story of how two people fell in love with each after they decided to give their relationship a try! Absolutely marvellous! I'm the type of person who really believes that once you start dating someone, you'll definitely start developing feelings and it just might turn into true love. And this novel was in line with my thinking!

One thing I'm... more>> gonna praise about this is gonna be how I couldn't differentiate between the uke and seme in it from the start. No matter what, since I'm a veteran now I can always kinda sense which is which.But whoa! I definitely thought Sun Zinan our uke MC was the seme because of his strong personality and president identity while I thought Tang Kai might be uke because he really acted cute and was a professor. But as the story progressed, we got to see their personalities more and more and I was unsure. They could go either way? Like really author, I'm usually sure about my ships but you outsmarted me and charmed me with your ship! I've seen a lot of 'equal standing' couples but I think this couple (whose positions I wasn't sure of) did it the best!They were a true power couple!

The romance was *chef's kiss*. From the start, they decided they wanted to be in a relationship, spent time together and fell in love deeper and deeper to the point of loving each other more than themselves. The consent, the mutual understanding, the consolation, their witty quibbles I freakin loved them all! They were both so mature yet immature and cute at the same time, teasing and quibbling with each other. It all felt so real yet fantastical making my heart go soft!

Even though I really love satisfying revenge, but I feel that Sun Zinan's choice of not bothering with those pigs of a family and finally moving forward was the best choice! Even though he had trauma and depression due to his past, he moved forward and I respect him so much for that! He had a strong personality yet still he was so soft inside.I loved his witty comebacks with the semeand how he was so soft for him and only him making concessions!And YASSS A PRESIDENT UKE! I LOVE IT!!!!

Tang Kai was so gentle and understanding of Sun Zinan. My heart always melted into a puddle whenever he consoled and coaxed him. Willing to do anything for him. And YASSS him not being a overbearing president yandere stronger than the MC was such a relief. He was so childish and clingy with the MC, always wanting hugs and so. Blushing fiercely occasionally like a good wife and listening to the MC always.

My only complain is less chapters. This story had so much freakin potential and I would have loved it if the author even took it to 100 chapters but maybe it was for the best? I seriously loved it!

If you guy wanna read some realistic romance with good fluff/great character development and steady relationship, this is for you! I recommend it 10/10.You gotta read this! <<less
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fionassfeng rated it
October 28, 2020
Status: --
One of the more mature romances. The interactions between the MC and ML are so sweet, although it starts off a bit rocky in the beginning (only for a few chapters).

I know I said it was one of the more mature romances but their personalities are quite childish; they are constantly bantering with each other and practically force-feeding readers with dog food.

Really, really, really recommend!
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kaytiti rated it
August 15, 2021
Status: Completed
So recommended. The translation is no doubt very good. I know that in real life it's not as easy but still this novel left my heart light and positive.

I enjoy the novel a lot. Just complete romance and sweetness. All every issue is solved with balanced love and sweetness and reason between both main characters vs others... no unsolved that make heart and mind felt heavy when finish. The relationship growth is well paced. Overall it turned out to be one of the novels I felt most satisfying when ended.

My... more>> English is too basic so hard to express what I mean. <<less
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Indelible Faith rated it
July 27, 2021
Status: Completed
A nice, funny romcom story about two people in an arranged marriage setting via their families end up dating for real.

It was a nice, calming read with minimal drama and mature characters. Well, at least the main ones, some of the side characters were still quite foolish.

Since this is a spin-off of a Golden Stage extra of a modern AU, we do see Fu Tingxin and Sun Luo again! That was a pleasant surprise.

It's a very short story, all in all, and ended up as a relaxing read for me.... more>> Kudos to the translator for doing such a wonderful job!

3½🌟 <<less
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Thin stick
Thin stick rated it
June 23, 2021
Status: Completed
This novel is definitely one of my favorites. The couple interaction are hilarious I must say.I like the fact that they got to know each other before doing anything. They both support each other and I think that's necessary for a good relationship.

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cherryb379 rated it
May 24, 2021
Status: Completed
Love it... cute and fluffy... the translation is also really good...
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En-Jay99 rated it
March 22, 2021
Status: Completed
As the translator says

Endless fluff + minimal angst + cute comedy = a marriage arrangement gone well

read it and put your heart to ease.
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March 11, 2021
Status: --
What I want to complain is, ,

The backstory is confusing. Too many plot that being forced to fit the causality in the story. Honestly, not satisfying.

There was a comment that say the couple's love look shallow. Unfortunately, I have to agree with this one. Maybe because this is short story so their love can't be expressed properly? Anyway, this is good and fluff.

I wish for more development or explanation about the...

... more>>

Father's story in interstellar period, the source of jade dragon that contain space thingy, how ML appear different from the previous life of older brother, etc and etc.


Many complain and unsatisfactory comment from me but this kind of bland story without too many drama or angst is my preference.

So 4⭐⭐⭐⭐.

(Sorry for the lack in english words or language🙏) <<less
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bunnydesuuu rated it
February 26, 2021
Status: Completed
Simple fluffy story with mature adults MC and ML who know how to have a proper conversation. The story isn't much about the game itself; the game was mainly used as a starting point. MC is a wealthy character from a biotech company (but he's mainly a business man), while ML is a bio professor. Family drama wasn't very dogblood, and ML was quite supportive of MC, which is very sweet. Couple was cute.

Overall not a particularly memorable story, but light-hearted and sweet, good for a chill sweet read.
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