Hear My Heart: My World Falls into the River of Love


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【Breaking News! Exceedingly Popular Manhua Artist Tang Zhi’s Amazing Boyfriend is Master He Xiu of Starlight General Merchandise!】

Internet User #1: 「Every time a new female star becomes popular, she wants my amazing Master He as her boyfriend/bankroller/Mr. Wang from next door.* You can’t change a person!!!!」

Internet User #2: 「No ^^, the main point is that now, they won’t even leave a manhua artist alone!」

Master He’s bad friend** also sent him a congratulatory message: 「Congrats for attaining the 10/10 Boyfriend Achievement! *casts flowers* *★,°*:.☆\( ̄▽ ̄)/$:*.°★*」

Master He replied: 「Excuse me, this time it’s real :)」

Obsessed with money + Misandry. Once, I had no delusions towards romance, but your voice made my entire world fall into the river of love.

*term used jocularly to refer to a neighbor who is supposedly sleeping with one’s wife

**friend who is a bad influence

Associated Names
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Hear My Heart
My World Falls into the River of Love
Wo De Shi Jie Zhui Ru Ai He
Related Series
Finding Glowing Beauty in Books (Shared Universe)
Just Blame Me For Being Blind in the Beginning (Shared Universe)
Marriage Concerto (Small Thing Called Love) (Shared Universe)
Good Morning, Miss Ghost (Shared Universe)
Amnesiac Queen (Shared Universe)
Divorce: This is a Trivial Matter (Shared Universe)
Sweet Heart in Honeyed Desire (Shared Universe)
Sonata: Fleeing to Avoid an Arranged Marriage (Shared Universe)
I Seem Unsuited for Dating (Shared Universe)
Midnight Cinderella (Shared Universe)
Slowly Falling For Changkong (Shared Universe)
The Lady’s Facade was Ruined (Shared Universe)
Kiss of Venus (Shared Universe)
Hidden Marriage (4)
Just Blame Me For Being Blind in the Beginning (3)
A Slight Smile is Very Charming (3)
Trial Marriage Husband: Need to Work Hard (2)
First Marriage Then Love (2)
The Rice Pot Next Door (1)
Recommendation Lists
  1. My Re-reads
  2. love (in the 21st century)
  3. Strong and Independent FL
  4. Romance novels that I read in full
  5. To be read - Modern Romance

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12/25/17 Radiant Translations c67
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10/29/17 Radiant Translations c62
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09/26/17 Radiant Translations c60
09/06/17 Radiant Translations c59
08/27/17 Radiant Translations c58
08/23/17 Radiant Translations c57
08/18/17 Radiant Translations c56
08/09/17 Radiant Translations c55
08/01/17 Radiant Translations c54
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New rndmsmmrflng rated it
April 3, 2021
Status: Completed
Hmm, this one is for a light read. One word that comes to my mind whenever I think of the main couple is: casual. They're both casual and have this go-with-the-flow attitude in love. Before that, I'd like to say that the translation quality is good. I previously have read some of Chestnut's works but some of their translation were just not that appealing so I had this impression that the stories were similar. But I decided to give this a shot. Thankfully, it's not disappointing.

I don't really have much... more>> comment about the characters because just like what I have mentioned, their relationship for me happened casually. They met, talked, got to know each other, liked each other, then decided to be together. That kind of flow. No complicated drama just some sad background story that contributed to their present attitude and personality.

Aside from them, I was actually more anticipating the side characters. I was hoping for side stories but Li Zhen and Tang Zheng's. But I am happy with how He Chen turned out. <<less
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Aiki rated it
May 28, 2017
Status: --
Awesome Female Lead who is unapologetically confident in herself and has a firm backbone. She stands up for herself and others and the advice she gives to her clients is really touching. Rather than being repulsed by her attitude and vanity, Chestnut makes the reader just want to hug and adore Jian Yan because of how charming she is.

Some of her fabulous excerpts:

    • "Don't you feel that I am magnificent?"
    • "Studying and wearing beautiful clothing aren't a clash of opposing forces. An abundance of knowledge can give you confidence in yourself and strength. Pretty clothes are exactly the same."
    • "Jian Yan stood in front of her floor-length mirror and sized herself up for a moment. She gave herself a 99. The leftover point was set aside to give her room for improvement. She shouldn't become too prideful." <-- ALL TIME FAVOURITE LINE <3
Although Jian Yan is seemingly perfect in that she is beautiful, talented, and successful, her attitudes really separate her from other females MCs. I can confidently say that you have not seen a character like JY before :)

In comparison, the Male Lead is a pretty standard character who is perfect in everything. He is handsome, wealthy, and is godly at singing. In Marriage Concerto, the ML was good at music, but had a bad temper. In Just Blame Me For Being Blind, the ML was good at business, but was a horndog. This ML, on the other hand, is your all-round perfect guy who has a good temperament and is kind to everyone. Though he has some level of complexity because of his sad childhood, I don't consider him unique as a character. It is also less convincing/interesting how he fell for the FL compared to Marriage Concerto, where we saw a process of falling in love.

(I have to say that if the author spent a little more time on this character then this novel would have been 5/5 for me... heck, 6/5)

Finding this novel was a "FINALLY!" moment for the me who loves novels/mangas/dramas based on fashion. Chestnut clearly did her research - the fashion isn't added in as an arbitrary background point and she tactfully includes some life lessons around appearance and self-confidence. *tears* What is also lovable is the fact that both our characters are successful and doesn't follow the cliche of a poor girl falling in love with prince charming.

Really recommend this novel to others who enjoy reading modern romances <3 <3
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snowgem6 rated it
April 10, 2017
Status: Completed
This book like Chestnut's other novels, Just Blame Me For Being Blind in the Beginning, is cute and good read. There is one clear male lead and female lead, no potentially ambiguous relationships or misunderstandings that take forever to resolve (although there are times when the couple fights). It is simple, cute and definitely a good read! I find that the characters in Chestnut's novels are very well rounded and that even side-characters have a good characterization. I found myself laughing, aw-ing and rooting for the both the main and side characters!

Short Summary:

The story follows Jian Yan, a manhua artist who is obsessed with money and has misandry due to a bad experience younger (her father has debts). Though she has released a huge seller and can easily bank on that alone, being a workaholic during her break, she decides to work as a sale representative at a clothes department store. This is where the male lead comes in, as he is the owner of the store/this clothes company.

Initially, both side hide their identity. MC - a manhua artist, ML - a super popular singer named Nan Si. However both side eventually eventually discover each other's identity (while they are in the process of falling in love).

We have the main lead's identity which set the plot for the most of second half, as his father left his mother to marry a rich girl, who gives birth to the ML's step brother.


The most surprising twist was the change in/ thinking of the step-brother, because

we find out that he actually likes his brother, as he always wanted a brother. However, his mother, jealous of him and the fact that her husband seems to favor the other son, instills in him that the ML is a mistress' son. That and the ML's indifferent personality seems to push the brother to behave badly. Once you read the side story at the end, all his actions and rudeness just seem like a ploy to get attention from his brother (´・ω・`) ~

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kalp456 rated it
April 29, 2017
Status: c61
Now that the series has ended (excluding the side stories), I think I'll finish my review now.

The one in the spoiler section are my thoughts at the 39th chapter, April 29, 2017. My thoughts toward the show unfortunately changed especially after I resumed reading it again after a while (started at chapter 42). Do take note that before I started reading it again, I also first resumed reading Marriage Concerto and I consider that a better series since it didn't try to add more flavor and so the risk of... more>> making the fluff stale or bad is less in possibility. Unlike this.


This is just my excused scoring and it'll be edited until it finished. I just put it now since I might forget what I think for the already translated chapters.

Story Section: 5/10

Premise and Setting: 2/3

The world is just the typical real world but it has an interesting premise. It's like a downgraded version of Kare Kano written in a more mature setting (from a high school setting to the work setting). I said downgraded because although like in Kare Kano wherein the main characters have problems related to their minds/mental aspect, the focus of the novel is the feel-good romance.

Pacing: 2/2

The pacing is fine just the way it is. Not too slow nor fast. Just alright. The events are skillfully put to place to where they are fitted to be.

Complexity: 0/3

There really aren't any complex things you can see in this novel. The potential themes shown in the premise weren't really explored. It was like it was put in there to spice up the novel, which is most likely the case since it is a feel-good romance novel, after all.

Plausibility: 1/2

Perhaps my rating has something to do with how illogical love really can be. You can't really rationalize how it works but for this novel, I think it was alright for the most part.

Character Section: 4/8

Presence: 2/2

The main characters for sure have presence with how they are being described and their given screen time. Same with the side characters, albeit only two are frequently given screen time. It still makes the reader thoroughly remember characters aside from the MCs.

Personality: 1/2

For the most part, all of the side characters are given some sort of personality, albeit not that much. The main characters can also be called realistic although I sometimes think that they are too perfect in their actions, most especially the male MC. As for the depicted antagonists, they are currently shown as horrible 1D, only there to antagonise the male leads, and yes, even the male lead's brother.

Backdrop: 1/2

Aside from the MCs, two other characters were given backdrops but I think they are superficial. Superficial in the sense that they were just given to somewhat justify the actions they are doing now or what they were doing then but it didn't really truly gave a real answer, so superficial. The female MC's, on the other hand, is quite good. The current actions she is doing at the present are influenced by her past and I really appreciate that. The male MC's backdrop, although alright, doesn't really have influences in his current actions and personality today, at least to what we are shown and aside from his reactions when his past is mentioned.

Development: 0/2

Only the female character is given a development but (1) it was only regarding her mental illness and (2) it is too subtle that you can just think it doesn't exist.


It was already hinted that she fell in love at first sight with the voice of the male lead so her biased mental illness cure is not really a real development. Furthermore, it was also said that if she somehow fall in love with a person, her mental illness will magically disappear.


Catharsis: n/a

The series is not yet finished.

Writing Style: 7/10

I'm not really good at rating this part since aside from reading web novels, I rarely read any type of literature. Even so, the writing style is certainly above average and how the comedic scenes are portrayed is definitely something noteworthy. But since most novels in this genre seem to have this kind of style already, giving it a 7/10 just for this is not really alright. I guess the mixture of descriptive sentences and normal sentences being well-done will give me the excuse to give it a 7/10. Giving it higher than that is just overkill though since I can't find anything else that is noteworthy to mention.

Enjoyment: 7/10

I currently enjoy it.

Total: 5+4+7+7=23/38= 6.05

(catharsis is expected to be 1/2 so...) 5+5+7+7= 24/40= 6/10


Story Section: 4/10

The setting is but just the real world so you can't really see any real creativity in here but considering the fact that it is a created universe, I guess a little bit of effort was still given. Other than that, I guess the fact that the author has given quite the effort regarding fashion is noteworthy. Whether what she described was superficial or not, though, I have no idea but it still served as a good flavor for the story. Speaking of flavors, the initial premise of the story was quite interesting since the MCs have problems related to their minds/mental aspect but as the show goes on, we are only given superficial solutions to both of them. But then again, these but are just elements used to spice things up but it didn't feel quite smooth especially since I was reading it for the fluff.

Anyway, with that finished, if we look at it at a fluffy romance perspective, it's just alright. An average one, I guess. Pacing was quite nice, and the romance was quite plausible, although quite convenient since it was connected to the main girl character's problem.

Character Section: 4/10

All characters were given enough screen time for people to remember them, even for the side characters, but aside from the main characters, the so-called villains of the story, were not given enough screen time to make the readers feel that their actions and decisions genuine, especially in the last parts of the novel. Yes, it was implied, but there was not enough background given to the reader why they did them aside from cliche stories usual from other novels and the author telling the reader. And there was no catharsis, contrary to my expectations. I initially thought there'll be, albeit superficial, since there was a "drama" flavor mixed in the premise but no, there wasn't. The problem was resolved uneventfully one might as well say the drama was not there. Even the after-taste after reading a fluffy novel wasn't there since the "drama" was there to spoil things up. It wasn't a good mix.

(just read the character section for more info in the spoiler tab)

Writing Style: 7/10

Just read the writing section in the spoiler tab.

Enjoyment: 6/10

It gradually decreased towards the end of the series. Again, reading Marriage Concerto might have affected it.

Total: 5/10 or 2 stars

(read my black belly miss for the reason why) <<less
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BillionJellyfish rated it
January 22, 2018
Status: Completed

This is an ultra sweet sugary love story between a manhua artist who is interested in clothing design and -surprise!- a CEO of a large clothing center/conglomerate. In order to find inspiration for a new manhua storyline, the MC goes undercover as a sales assistant at the ML's clothing store. The ML even personally patrols the store area, what a coincidence! The MC and ML are both super adorable in their own ways and makes me sad about my own love life, but anyways, give this... more>> a read! There are little to none serious moments, mostly fluff, so I was high-spirited throughout the story. Highly recommend! \^___^/ <<less
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Pipinkj rated it
January 27, 2017
Status: c4
I love this whole entire [Truly Precious] universe. I'm really looking forward to the upcoming chapters. I believe in my intuition and my intuition tells me that this is going to be a good book. I read this authors past books and I can tell you that I love them. I know that this author won't let me down. The author gave us a hint in chapter four about the characters. I don't think it was much, but I look forward to reading their back story.
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Arrange rated it
July 18, 2020
Status: c47
The MC is a blast, and I mean that in the good way. She's amazing! Sometimes we just need a narcissistic MC to brighten our mood with her golden comedy.

MC is a manhua artist who loves fashion and encounters the ML coincidentally when she was displaying her wits during her normal job's hours.

She can't touch men becauseoof her misandry but ML is the exception (obv).

... more>> Let's just say.

She got ear r*ped thus she feel in love.

- The end. - Understandable. I would also die for a hot voice whispering sweet nothings to my ears ㅋㅋㅋ. <<less
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PiCrazy31415 rated it
July 1, 2018
Status: Completed
Allow me to quickly cry tears of happiness. In the stories I've read most recently, I've been incessantly complaining about the FLs being naive and innocent to the point of embarrassment or idiocy. Well, please give a round of applause! The FL here is frickin amazing! JY is smart, gorgeous, successful, hilarious, hardworking, confident, etc etc! What else do you really need? Plus she's taller and I presume skinny, not like those curvy petites that the previous stories keep mentioning. Not that I have prejudice against those, but I personally... more>> can't imagine and have never seen curvy and petite Chinese girls. Maybe I need to expand my worldview.

But here, we have the FL and the ML with an *equal* balanced relationship. Thank all the gods. Plus, most of the time it seems like the FL calls the shots. Also, a working woman with a successful career? Please! Now that's something I can support. I also want to say how happy I am that an author finally wrote about the couple having s*x, plus a whole bunch of fluffy epilogue-esque chapters. The side stories about their children were especially adorable. Sigh. Really frickin love this story, and I'll most likely be rereading it in the future. Now I'm really curious about the shared universe stories. Also can I say props to all of the interesting and amusing side characters?

Side note: I was so happy writing this that I had to edit for grammar multiple times. I've hit a new low.

Edit: I actually went back and reread the entire story, and it's still just as good. #Addicted <<less
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foxygal rated it
June 21, 2018
Status: --
Somehow able to complete reading the novel, however I kind of find the books written by this author is generally boring, no challenge for the female lead, everything was smooth sailing in love and career.
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YoonA3000 rated it
November 17, 2020
Status: Completed


I like how detailed the author and translator with the fashion things.

... more>> CEO He is really the opposite of CEO Song hahahahaha. CEO He can be considered as a gentleman and a patient man. I love how fast he realized that Tang Zhi is Jiang Yan.

Jiang Yan I want to be like you, and I completely agree with her sentiments. Money and clothes, are important for women.

The story is so fluffy and light. It has a backstory but it's not to heavy, 5/5 recommending it!!!! <<less
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orientalfairy rated it
October 17, 2020
Status: Completed
Super heartwarming and not boring at all, kept me at the very end. My heart is so touched, especially at the brother subplot T.T the side stories, as expected from Chesnut, are well-written as well.

... more>>

I love how ML’s brother said that they were making up for what was lost through their children’s really good relationship. T.T I love it. Their brother relationship is really touching and altho I couldn’t be bothered to read the side story about the 2nd couple, it was quite good as well - their personalities really added flavour in the story ^^

What can I say, Chesnut is really the best..

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rylin08 rated it
April 18, 2019
Status: --
The novel is good. The characters are likeable and there's so much fluff presented rather than drama.


I also like how his brother stop acting immature and developed a bond of brotherhood with He Xiu.


P.S.: I'm left hanging with the story between Lin Zhen and Tang Zheng. I hope there will be more special chapters for them because I really want to know what happened after the last scene. *Cute smile*
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earlgreyt rated it
October 18, 2018
Status: Completed
Come here to get your low-melodrama, smart, capable, and well-dressed MC!

This is a sweet, well-paced, well-translated, light-hearted modern romance about a highly successful manga artist and a successful upper management of a mall. It's a more mature romance as the characters are older in age and deal with troubles regarding work, competition, and management. It's pretty refreshing to have a female MC who can pull her own weight. She's hilarious, hardworking, and low-key. Both MC and ML have troubled pasts but eventually learn to rely on each other. ML is... more>> not too unique, but he has his own charms. Their relationship is pretty cute, and you definitely get the feeling that the ML respects the MC a lot.

I haven't read Chestnut's other novels, but I would definitely give them a try after this one!

Overall, a nice fluffy break if you're tired of reading angst/melodrama/misunderstandings/lots of low IQ characters. <<less
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limpnoodle rated it
May 16, 2017
Status: --
Like Chestnut's other novels, this was a very light read. There really nothing noteworthy with her writing style, but it flows naturally so I have no problems with it. When it comes to reading, I shy away from novels with overly, sophisticated grammar. I don't know if that makes sense but as someone whose English is a 4th language, I don't find novels like that enjoyable at all, it gives me a headache!

There actually is a good character development for this novel. We learn later on what made them like... more>> that, like how the female lead is so aversed to males. We get the usual wealthy family feud, with sibling rivalry to boot but it's done with taste. I enjoyed this novel a lot.

If you want a good, quick read, you won't regret picking this up. <<less
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shouahang58 rated it
March 14, 2017
Status: c61
Can someone give a better description as to what this novel is about??? Thanks.


I feel like the relationship moved very quick for both lead, but regardless this novel is very nice to read.
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February 22, 2021
Status: Completed

awesome! Beautiful and strong female lead and funny male lead.

honestly though, I'm more interested in TZ and LZ's story hahahah
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February 4, 2021
Status: Completed
I'm gonna be generous and give this a five-star just because ML is not cold, scary and stoic. Hallelujah!

ML and FL actually have a common connection and it's believable why they would be together.

And they have actual conversations, heart to heart talks and character growth.

... more>> I love even more, are the people around them, especially ML's brother arc. It's heartwarming because it's done subtly.

As with other novels by Chestnut, there's really very little drama, and it's just fluff, but this time, not too much. Author is weak at satisfactory endings though, maybe because her novels are usually smooth sailing so there's minimal change in the phase of the story.

Overall, I agree with author, He Xiu is definitely better than Song Nanchuan <<less
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secondthots rated it
January 15, 2021
Status: Completed
This called me a single dog a billion times & I would like to file a complaint...

If you’re looking for a lighthearted, minimal drama, sweet romance that involves manhua, fashion, & voice-con attributes, this is for you! The premise baited me, but the fact that ML had a voice that would make you eargasm made me see the story in a whole new light. Yes, I may be just pushing my voice-con preferences here but it is worth it! Both FL & ML have their share of family troubles; they... more>> both have suffered in the past. & I relish in the fact that they DO inspire one another to grow. I love that! It’s a non-toxic, balanced relationship. No dog-blood plot, the pacing is nice, & I enjoyed seeing their relationship progress. Definitely a worthwhile read if you’re looking to be smothered with dog food! <<less
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Zavira rated it
December 28, 2020
Status: Completed
Healthy realationship, where the male and female lead stand shoulder to shoulder. They're both mutuallly support each other. Probably one of the best of chesnut novel, because the characters quite bit more humane and fleshed out. Gem!
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Amsir rated it
December 8, 2020
Status: Completed
One of the masterpiece of chestnuts. Love it... it had ease sense while reading. So much fluffy stuff... that makes you fly high.

Highly recommend it.
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KjPrincess rated it
November 2, 2020
Status: Completed
I absolutely loved reading this story. The FL was great in my opinion. I loved her extensive knowledge on fashion as well as her work ethic.

... more>>

The FL is a successful manhau writer with an aversion to men. She takes a job as an employee selling clothes at a department store as a way to earn inspiration for the newest manhua she plans on writing. There, she meets the ML.


I will say, the progression of the FL and ML's romance was more natural. I liked that there was no overdramatic way in which they fell in love. Another bonus was that the ML wasn't your typical, overbearing Alpha male. He was always sweet and a gentleman.

Overall, I enjoyed reading this story. <<less
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