In Love with an Idiot


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The arrogant and fearless Jian Suiying falls in love at first sight with Li Yu, the classmate of his brother, Jian Suilin. He actively expresses his affections, but his supposed “courting” only provokes and humiliates Li Yu because of his arrogant attitude. It also arouses the animalistic and crazy nature of this noble young master. Desires and emotions get tangled up and becomes difficult to separate.

If it weren’t for Jian Suilin’s secret, it should’ve just been a competitive chase between two people.

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Wolvelyn rated it
September 27, 2018
Status: Completed
This novel is about a love triangle.

Here we've got MC, ML, and MC's half-brother. MC likes ML while ML likes MC's brother, until...

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It revealed that MC's brother is obsessively in love with our MC (Incest alert!) and he r*ped MC because he couldn't stand to see MC and ML in a serious relationship...


that happened.

The story itself is very dramatic and full of misunderstandings between MC and ML (and I feel like this story is built on this lol). The characters are not very likable, and I feel like I don't gain anything after reading this book. But yay, it has a happy ending. <<less
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RAGA rated it
October 1, 2019
Status: --
Drama, drama, everywhere. It's like watching a train crash in slow motion. For me, I agree with one commenter about the MC, prideful and egotistic (to the point of probable s*upidity, imho), but he's also strong in mind and spirit and honest enough with himself (side note: he's also frustratingly filial) that you would want to see how he resolves his misfortunes. Granted, some of these misfortunes seem to be just karma biting him back. However, with the MC's brother...

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At first, I didn't really blame the MC's brother for scheming against the MC, because we're told the MC was horrible to him during their childhood and the brother had a hard time fitting into the family (bastard son of the second wife/mistress who was born before the first wife died). Even when the MC chilled out later, they still had a strained relationship. I wasn't on the brother's side, but I could definitely understand why he acted as he did to scam the MC out of his money and conspire to take over his shares. Again, at first.

This makes me think the writer probably thought the brother was too sympathetic for an antagonist, especially considering the MC's character, that the writer also made the brother cross the line into yandare incest r*pe, so readers wouldn't be so against the MC. But that's just my opinion. The brother basically gets away with everything too because the MC is too filial.


As for the ML...


Not a fan of the ML, but at least (and this is by no means a true positive in regard to him) he had to really work to get the MC's forgiveness, which also wasn't really earned imho. But it's better than the MC just straight up forgiving him, I guess? I personally would never forgive someone who betrayed and screwed me over as badly as the ML did the MC (ML was in love with the brother at first and helped the brother in scamming the MC while he was dating the MC, whom the ML didn't even like).

He r*pes the MC too, after the MC finds out about the betrayal and dumps the ML (this is before the ML even figured out he liked the MC--he mostly did it for his bruised ego because he thought the MC was able to throw him away and find someone new so quickly/easily). It disturbs me at how the ML realized that he "fell in love" with the MC--comparing his feelings to the MC as to the feeling of being the only one to tame an unruly, wild horse. Then, when the MC still rejected him, the ML self-destructs so bad that it got the MC's family involved. This basically pressured the MC to take him back.


The translations aren't great. There are parts that make it too confusing to understand what's going on, especially with the dialogues, and the slangs/idioms aren't always conveyed well, even with the story's contextual clues. I'm still thankful to the translator for their work, and if this was a better story, I'd even be ecstatic for these translations. But the story isn't worth trying to decipher the translations (the quality of the translations is definitely worth the quality of the story though, so I hope the translator didn't spend too much time with doing the translations).

I recommend this for anyone who likes a LOT of drama and comparably unfair retributions (technically it's still a happy ending), is prepared to not like any of the main characters (and some side characters), and doesn't mind going through 100+ poorly translated chapters. <<less
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oshaala rated it
June 20, 2020
Status: Completed
The only reason I gave this 2 stars instead of 1 is because despite how much of a disaster this story is you really find yourself reading on in order to find out what happened. I feel like that's Shui Qian Cheng's specialty, making you read on despite how much everything sucks. Technique-wise, Shui Qian Cheng really is a good writer. However, that's about it.

This novel is bad even when compared to Shui Qian Cheng's other works, which you know is saying something. Even though I couldn't stop myself from... more>> continuing to binge read this, after I finished I legitimately felt like I lost an entire day and a half of my life that I'll never get back when reading this novel. I gained absolutely zero emotional satisfaction from this novel, in fact I actually felt like I was actively losing brain cells while I was reading it. It's not even that the plot was s*upid or anything, it's just that the stuff that was happening was so unbelievably melodramatic and it just kept getting worse and worse. I legitimately feel like Shui Qian Cheng's works actively erode my worldview because of how unbelievably the characters react to and deal with the stuff that happens, and this novel is the cherry on top of the cake. I always feel like the author makes too many bad things happen to the characters for the resolutions to be satisfactory, somehow the main couple always just end up resolving things magically and get together with no problems at the end.

I think this novel is worse than the author's other ones because the characters aren't even likeable, so there's really no reason for you to root for them or care about the story other than wanting to find out what happens. Both the MC and the ML are super problematic and not sympathetic, I couldn't even bring myself to feel bad for them. There were tons of very disturbing scenes, and almost all of them are just angst p*rn.

In my opinion, read this story if you're into melodrama and angst, and don't try to see it as anything other than that. Those two things are definitely what the author does well, so if that's what you're here for you'll enjoy it. <<less
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gnessa14 rated it
October 5, 2019
Status: c31
For those who want to know, even though the MC actively pursued ML but the MC always bottomed for the ML.

I think the story is good but the readability of the translation is very poor. I compared it with google translation and it's very similar (same words, phrases and sentence structures) so I would say that this is more like MTL instead of translation. If you MTL yourself with Baidu, it's easier to understand than their version because at least the grammar isn't so broken.

I hope another group will pick... more>> up this. <<less
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holachica rated it
March 11, 2020
Status: --
this has a low rating for a good reason.

Let me break it down for you:

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MC is a f*cking arrogant incel. He gets mad all the time.

ML is a bland piece of shit... turned into a two-time rapist.

MC's half brother started out pitiful... turned into a rapist.

THEY r*ped the same person, ie. the MC.

MC loves ML. ML loved MC's half-bro (who was, in the past, severely bullied by MC) conspired with MC's half bro to scam MC. Later comes to 'like' MC. MC finds out. MC gets rightfully pissed. Also, when ML realized he was exposed... lmao he didn't even regret, instead of focusing on 'regret backstabbing' he focused 'why is he shouting at me? I don't deserve it.' Like bro he loves you and you f*cking stabbed him in the back. Think about it.


Anyways overall a shitty r*pe+love story. Like the rest of the author's works. Has the author ever gone without r*pe? I don't think so. It's like she has an obsession with this sort of shit... well, Chinese BL authors in general NGL <<less
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RoseAmethyst remembrance rated it
March 19, 2020
Status: Completed
I've read many novels by this author (Beloved Enemy, Years of Intoxication, Professional Substitute, My Little Poplar, and Winner Takes All) and this novel is by far the most unsettling and disturbing one. The angst and scheming in this novel really taken to the extreme.

Even from the first chapters, this novel unsettled me. I found the MC's predatorial behavior towards the ML to be very creepy as he was significantly older than the ML who was still in high school. And this is not even the most disturbing part of the novel...

I find that the MC has a lot in common with the MC of Love Late.
They are not particularly romantic or affectionate people by nature, but when they fall in love they fall in... more>> love very sincerely. They both have the tendency to engage in self-destructive behavior to cope with their pain and loneliness. Both of them have done something horrific to their younger brothers. Love Late is not as dark and convoluted as this novel though.

What attracts to Shui Qian Cheng's novels is the realistic elements. I get the impression that the author seems to have a deep understanding of the mentality of men. Many of SQC's novels explores deep into the character's mentality. The most notable traits that distinguishes these novels from all others is the parental presence and how their influences shaped the characters. In many of SQC's novels, the parents also carries a huge emotional weight from how their parental influences contributed to the terrible decisions that they make. We saw this with the MC's mother in Professional Substitute and the ML's mother in Years of Intoxication... and yes, we also see this with the mother of the MC's half-brother (Jian Sui Lin) in this novel.


In the end of this novel, Jian Sui Lin's mother finally realizes how her feelings of resentment towards the MC had passed onto her son and caused him to grow up into a twisted character who would start a series of events that would escalate and eventually tear up the entire family. He would commit a lot of heinous deeds: scamming, raping, and even attempted murder.


I can hardly believe that this novel is so closely intertwined with My Little Poplar and that the MCs are actually cousins! The MCs are total opposites and the lives they lead in their respective novels are totally different.

The MC of MLP is a ignorant rich kid who gets inspired by the hardworking soldiers to think about his own dreams and improve his own life. On the other hand, the MC of this novel is an accomplished CEO surrounded by schemers who craves to take everything from him as his own seemingly perfect and luxurious lifestyle spirals downwards and his heart is left with emptiness. <<less
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melongoh rated it
October 16, 2019
Status: Completed
This author wrote Beloved Enemy, Professional Stuntman, Intoxication. Her works are full of drama, lots of frustrations, angst... After reading this novel, it's as if is a roller coaster ride. This is the type of BL novel that I will pick up to read again and again.

I read the Chinese version and found that this story is in fact quite good. I really like the author's writing style. She covers all grounds on causes and effects without being lengthy in explanation. The author really stirred s**t out of the main... more>> characters.

Just to clarify with regards to some of the reviews about the ML suddenly liking the MC.

During this time, MC and ML had in fact broken off their f*** buddy relationship. MC thought there's absolutely no way the 2 of them would ever get back together again. In fact while the ML and the half brother both were in the midst of scamming MC, ML was trapped and injured in a worksite. MC braved the hurricane carrying 2 large bags of emergency supplies to save him. ML was deeply moved. No rescue workers could be dispatched to rescue ML but MC went all the way to find him.


With regards to the r*pe...

ML actually r*ped MC twice. The first time was in a hotel in Beihai. MC gave ML a peck at the beach causing the half brother to run off in a fit of jealousy. ML ran after half brother to explain and confessed that he actually love this half brother and not MC. ML was angry and drunk and went to MC's hotel room to pick a fight initially but ended up raping him in a fit of anger instead. The second time was when he already fell in love with MC, but MC found out that it was his half brother that he used to love. It was an unfortunate misunderstanding. MC went to his gay club. ML wouldn't allow MC to sleep around so in a fit of desperation he r*ped him there. The 3rd r*pe was committed by the perverted incest brother. ML managed to find MC but it was too late. He was heart broken and deeply remorseful seeing the injured body of MC and cried. He must have remembered he too, r*ped him badly before once. There's a more detailed review on this novel on Facebook, search for "Chinese BL Novels" or "inlovewithanidiot".


The 2 lovebirds eventually came together after a long arduous journey ~ love, hatred, nerve-wrecking anger, pent-up frustrations, angst, passion, lust, jealousy, betrayal, r*pe, regrets, heartbreaks and finally forgiveness and acceptance. Really sweet and satisfying ending!!!! ❤️? <<less
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joun rated it
September 20, 2019
Status: c100
I didn't like the starting point and the MC at first. He was so arrogant and his love at first sight was kind of sexual harassment (because the ML was annoyed and didn't like it or him). But I didnt stop reading and I found myself unable to stop until the last translated chapter.

Moreover the MC is very strong so I thought that I was prepared for everything (betrayal, deception, even the r*pe) and I was right. You wish to cheer for this strong MC who never let himself fell... more>> for too long. It's nice to met a MC that dont feel sory for himself all the time. You are sad but you still are in the mood to cheer for him. Well the ML who suffered from his mistakes and misunderstanding deserve all of it and the beatings.

Read it. <<less
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xscape rated it
February 9, 2021
Status: Completed
One word to describe this novel: Messy. Everything within the plot is messy, the relationship between the MC and ML esp how they started, the MC's relationship with his family, esp his half-brother, his work, the ML's attempt at redemption and salvage his relationship. I'm mostly able to remember specific parts of the plot in novels, however in the case of this novel, I couldn't remember and arrange anything clearly as the entire novel is too messy.
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Sarah_Jae18 rated it
July 5, 2020
Status: Completed
? So amazing! Literally this novel is worth a higher rating? 5 out of 5☆☆☆☆☆

there're lots of ups and down in their relationship, but nothing is forced, bc everything is described very clearly (134 chapters is worth it)

and there is a moment where their situation is reverse (where one chasing and begging after the other) ?

... more>> they faced a lot of stalemate situation but the after story is so sweet and fluffy???

everyone is really have to give this novel a try, it's really worth it, don't be misguide by the rating! ? <<less
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Alliee rated it
November 4, 2020
Status: Completed
This novel is amazing. I know it is not good at first but after 25 chapters it is getting interesting. Ikitty03' review was very helpful for me.

MC is really irritating in about first half of story but he'll change, he'll become much more calm.

ML also will fall in love very deeply though it's late cause he has lost MC's love and should try he's best to get it.
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jojobebing rated it
October 14, 2020
Status: --
Just like the other novel of the author, I love it... I dont understand why other reader give this a low rating.. amidst of all the pain and suffering and betrayal this novel has a happy and sweet ending although the translations at the middle part a bit chaotic.. just give this novel a try its angst but its worth to read at the end!
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Yui rated it
April 11, 2020
Status: Completed
The beginning kinda pull me off a little bit but as the story progress we can see that everything is just not as it seem

Giving it 5 star cause the story does make me cry

Althought because I read some of the spoiler in the comment so I'm mentally prepare for the nasty part

But other than that this is a good story
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ikitty03 rated it
October 1, 2019
Status: c129
The story isnt similar written to the author novel Professional Body Double and Intoxication. One thing that is similar is twist and turn in the story like blood drama. I had come back and try to read since the novel is finish translating. It hard to keep reading because MC is a idiot in love... but really want to r*pe the ML the MC half brother childhood friend... not really. He just want ML to fall in love with him. Later find out ML love MC half brother for 10... more>> years. The MC half brother is in love with his own brother MC.


In chapter 25 MC half brother find out about something between them. Next thing you know, ML beat him up and r*pe MC.


I only read becuase I thought this was a incest love. Wolvelyn say MC was r*pe by his half brother wrong it was MC second r*pe.

In chapter 40 I feel sorry for the MC was so in love. ML should have gotten what he deserve.

I really dont like the ML. The way he treat the MC the place they have sex. Shit, I would have dump a guy like him. He didnt bottle taking care him after sex, too. He also get anger easy becuase hes jealous. The ML has no personailty while MC is manly in love with a jerk. He love the ML look and dont care about ML perosnailty that suck. Later after chapter 50 ML personailty change. Hes manly in love with MC and became clingy. The story change quick and it get better long the way.


In chapter 62 MC caught them in their secret love. In chapter 68 MC found he was double back stab. In chapter 88 MC half brother lock him up and r*pe him.


MC and ML the half brother childhood friend have a happy ending togther.


In chapter 139 Theres a love story between a cousin and arm guy who support protect him. It was only two chapter about them that it. Sad ending.

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