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What does it feel like when you have a best-selling detective fiction author for a boyfriend?

Whenever you offend him, he would look at you disdainfully, “A character molded after you could only ever appear in my novel as a deceased victim.”

Whenever you seriously offend him, he would threaten you, “The very next victim who dies in my novel would be named after you.”

Whenever you seriously, seriously offend him, he would add on to the previous threats, “Furthermore, the victim would have died at the hands of an extremely perverse and twisted serial killer, and would have suffered an extremely painful and terrible death.”

But, by a stroke of coincidence, if you happen to be this best-selling author’s editor, he need not resort to the above mentioned tactics. In fact, all he has to do is one, single thing –
-Delay the submission of his draft.

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Cuộc Chiến Bản Thảo
书中自有颜如玉
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Recommendation Lists
  1. Binge-worthy (Modern)
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  3. Full of sweet fluff
  4. Modern Fluff
  5. CN Modern day Romance Worth to Read

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kamuisama
New kamuisama rated it
June 22, 2020
Status: Completed
I'll still give this a 5 star rating because Chestnut never fails to make me laugh none stop because of her characters quirks and interesting dialogues.

One thing I've learned after binge reading her stories is that you should never read her novels so seriously. The characters can sometimes be a little bit too abusive, egocentric, idiotic and not too fleshed out. But I still enjoying reading her stories.
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just.shuwen
New just.shuwen rated it
June 18, 2020
Status: Completed
A really sweet romance budding and developing between an editor and an author. ❤ One chasing after the draft while the other doing their best to drag the draft created many hilarious instances where I laughed out loud 😂😂. I felt like the plot was also well paced and very much satisfying. I loved the male lead's character the most with his undying confidence in winning the MC's heart and his cool attitude 😎😎.

Overall, definitely worth your time.
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Biah_belle
October 30, 2016
Status: c13 part1
I think the reason I can't bring myself to like this too much is cuz the situation for romance in this novel is really painful to see. It's too directly linked to her lively-hood.

I believe one should keep their love lives separate from their professional work else they are losing too much at once in a failed relationship. While the intended couple aren't even dating as of now, their relationship is already showing signs of abuse. The author uses his position to force his editor who is in charge of... more>> his work to cater to his whims, these are often unprofessional and directly affect her personal life.

If I ever saw anyone in such a situation irl, I'd label it as harassment. I hate him. He is a manipulative creep. It just couldn't, I couldn't bring myself to like it that much so I gave 3 stars only cuz it's not bad, it's just not great. <<less
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Kalmaegi
Kalmaegi rated it
February 27, 2017
Status: c18 part1
Pleasantly surprised by the story since I didn't have good impression of it due to the controversial relationship between the two as stated by one reviewer. But then I realized it didn't matter since it's merely a prop/plot convenience that Chestnut loves to set up in [Truly Precious Verse]: most if not all of female leads work under the male lead at one point. Besides, this trope has been a staple in office romances. If you can tolerate those, you most probably can tolerate this since it's just a variation... more>> of the same thing but in a different setting. *Shrugs*

It definitely accomplished what I expected to see on Chestnut's other story [Sonata: Fleeing to avoid an arranged marriage] but with similar characters from [Divorce: This is a trivial matter].

Personally tho, they're the kind of couple that will divorce in a year. <<less
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CBC
CBC rated it
December 28, 2017
Status: c37 part3
This is a refreshing novel compared to the other Chestnut novels. So far it feels like it has the strongest love rival (in her other novels, I think the love rivals are almost non-existent.) -- ok, this has been updated 3 months later. I found another Chestnut book with a huge love rival but I still like this novel. ;)

The MC is the most relatable of all Chestnut female characters. She's not a goddess endowed with talent and not helpless. Regardless of the conflict of interest other readers may... more>> perceive, she has been very professional despite the situations the author throws her in (haha, maybe that's the reason for the low ratings but really, the MC's efforts should be admired.)

The ML is a touch more mysterious because there hasn't been a chapter with his point of view which makes it harder to know the turning point of their relationship. This gives an impression of a more realistic development of their feelings. So the love development is slower but it's amusing to read the interactions between MC and ML.

This novel is also different than the other Chestnut novels because the catch is more in the middle than at the beginning so it's a slow start. I think this also explains why the rating is lower.... but it's not reflective of the quality of the novel. I think it's worth a read! <<less
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Water_drop
Water_drop
April 23, 2020
Status: Completed
So romantic. Melting to the point of suddering.

Funny, really funny

Not boring at all

The description is misleading. The tittle is also misleading. Because when I read it I though that this is a boring novel. Unexpectedly it is not.
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Crazy Cat Person
Crazy Cat Person rated it
June 24, 2017
Status: c23.2
It is quite an entertaining read, after reading a comment, I was a bit skeptical in reading this. I ended up reading it because I want to see with my own eyes if this is in fact an abusive or one sided relationship. I don't mind novels with a bit of office romance, it's a common thing. I doubt that this will grow into some abusive or one sided love story.

The character opinions of each other would start to shift and develop from there. This is a romantic comedy about... more>> a shameless author (for being laxy) and his editor who would chase him for his draft.

The translations for this is professional, updates in a reasonable pace. I recommend people to give it a go. :) <<less
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Dizaster
Dizaster rated it
March 5, 2020
Status: Completed
This story is like a palate cleanser. It has a neutral taste, so if you've gotten too involved in a novel and decided to give yourself a break, here's a good option for you to read. This story has a little bit of everything, enough for you to sympathies with them but not empathize (hope I made it clear).

This novel is about two very ordinary people living two very ordinary lives. They have their own share of happiness and their own sad pasts. What they had experienced was not... more>> too brutal to ake them ruthless and cold blooded (like other stories mainly rebirth / transmigration) but painful enough to make their hearts guarded.

There is not much substance to the story and I can even summarise it 3-4 paragraphs at most. The story is decent with fair amount of laughs and a little fluff to top it off. However many times I found the jokes lost in translation though, which to be honest is a bit upsetting. However translating is a difficult job, so I can be a bit forgiving.

Most people dislike this because as I said this story can only be a palate cleanser and not the main course as it can come off as a bit bland. So bookmark the story and read it when you need to cool down your emotions and is in need for a light hearted, relatable story. Give it a try though. It deserves it. <<less
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Kasa
Kasa rated it
August 4, 2019
Status: c60 part1
One of my favorite and this is Chestnut's I'm giving this a five 'cause this story can make me read it back from the first chapter and have the urge to do it again. That's how good it is to me and this is my first review hehe. If you want to read a pure hearted love, with a touch of comedy and easy reading you could try this.
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Saphie
Saphie rated it
June 5, 2020
Status: Completed
A cute and sweet novel as expected of Chestnut. Just fluff and there's barely anything I can pick on. 4.5!
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Winter89
Winter89 rated it
January 11, 2020
Status: c63.1
It actually quiet nice and funny read with a bit of fluff

it kind of slow romance as the first kiss is the other half of the book

but there are a lot of new, fresh idea in this book the author did a good jobe♥️

It just a bit of problem with the translation as there are few sentences that don’t help imagine the situation clearly and make a bit of confusion.

bit it worth reading novel 📖
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