It’s Not Easy Being Your Love Rival’s Big Brother


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The 27-year-old Wei Han is a slightly fat, slightly chicken-livered, and slightly foolish, pure-hearted and besotted top, and his sweetheart who had been together with him for seven years, in the end, was stolen away by Qi ZhiFan one morning.
Deeply broken-hearted and in despair, he went overboard with binge eating, and ended up pathetically choking to death…

Luckily, he received a second chance, yet his timing, position, and destiny all got warped, and the him who returned to being twenty followed his remarried mother into the Qi family, turning into Qi ZhiFan’s non-blood-related older brother.

Well, Wei Han swore that this time, he must alter his dumped-as-cannon-fodder fate, and since he’s become his love rival’s big bro, he can definitely torment this scumbag little brother to death, restoring his position as the rightful top and quickly carry his bottom home!

However, why is the development of the plot spiraling further and further out of his control?
Why is Qi ZhiFan looking at him with a scorching, burning gaze, acting more and more questionable ( ⊙ o ⊙ ) eh?!
Thus, Wei Han was pushed down into an official bottom…

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New springday21 rated it
July 2, 2020
Status: Completed
the story is meh but I managed to read the entire thing bc it was hilarious at first (literally before MC get together). After that the story went flat. The constant repetitions of events bored and disappointed me.
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New UsuiAh rated it
June 30, 2020
Status: c60
It’s actually 3.5 ⭐️ but pressed it wrong. I managed to finish it. It was amusing at first, seeing how they came together. Nearing the end it flatlined a bit for me. Perhaps the fluff could be drawn out more, since the smut were quick and similar.
But since it’s a happy ending, I still like it.
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Pink-kun-s rated it
January 4, 2018
Status: c30

Really a must read, ah.

The story is really fluffy, romantic and magnificent.

This MC is really kind, honest


to the point where he doesn't even know how to get a real revenge. I mean he had this idea of tarnishing his rival god's like reputation by saying that the other had hypoglycemia. That just made the ML -the rival- more popular on the campus, with everyone proposing to him candies, sugary water, medicines, and so on. MC is really clueless when it comes to doing bad things to others and that just makes him lovelier. I really like him



The ML is jewel too. Not the forceful type and he knows how to cherish.


There is this time he didn't sleep the whole night at all and suffered several mosquitoes' bites just because he was sheltering the MC, fearing that he would be bitten awake. Clueless MC laughed at the dark bags under his eyes, as well as his bitten nose and cheek the next morning. ML was depressed.

When MC fell asleep on the hard floor, ML put his head on his lap.


Well, it was good, until MC turned his head and started breathing in ML's danger direction. Poor ML couldn't really withstand and was hard. In retaliation, he pinched MC's butt cheeks. It was hilarious how the next morning MC got scared as to how he ended up on ML's lap. When asked, he said that he slept really comfortably, just that his ass ached. Lol.


Well, as of now, the ML is doing the pursuing and MC is oblivious to it. MC's heart is thumping loudly though, so ML, continue with the good work!


I really like their dynamic together.

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ShanShan rated it
January 4, 2018
Status: Completed
Finished reading this via MTL and I loved it.

I love that everybody got a happy ending. All the couples are also very understanding and patient of each other. No major dramas/conflicts. I love the MC and ML's interactions, and you can feel the love everywhere hihihi.

Give it a try and you wont regret reading it! ;)
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FujoshiOnDuty rated it
September 6, 2018
Status: --
I didn't get the humor and I don't think it's funny in any way at all but rather annoying and cringe-worthy. Heck I'd been wearing a poker face when reading throughout all the chapters. This story has too much nonsense and honestly for me the plotline is cheap. I actually expected a lot from this novel considering that the summary looks promising but reality proves me otherwise and it's really a shame. So disappointing and I really regret wasting my time reading a lot of chapters from this- Yes it's... more>> that bad for me sorry not sorry <<less
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Tearlesereph rated it
December 29, 2019
Status: --
I don't know if it's the author's writing style or if it was just lost in translation but this novel fell flat for me.

So many things are not explained at all. It was not really made clear how both their families suddenly joined together. Just boom! He died from choking, woke up the next day 7 years in the past and his mother suddenly announced that she remarried and the husband will be picking them up today to move to the new family together in another city. Like... What? How... more>> did they even date without both sons knowing and then get married without the sons present? Witnesses are still needed right?? It's like that was just haphazardly written up just to put MC and ML in the same household.

Also, ridiculously unbelievable. ML is 18, EIGHTEEN, yet somehow he has already amassed an insane fortune and just happens to be a SIGNIFICANT shareholder at their university. He's been playing the stock markets since young to make money and his father has no idea. Again.. how? Even if he had the brains, the legal system wouldn't be selling shares and stocks to a minor. A valid adult ID is needed to set up accounts at the very least. Also, apparently he's a genius that has mastered practically every subject and I forgot how many languages. He also attends gay bars in his spare time and apparently all the uncles there call him "big brother" and are scared of him. Has hypoglycemia and doesn't exercise well, but is still built and knows impressive kung fu and can beat down 10+ professional gangsters without breaking a sweat. Can pull strings anywhere with just a phone call. Oh, and he's a male god in terms of looks.

Honestly, I would've been much more satisfied with the premise without all that. Not every gong in every BL needs to be the stereotypical rich, smart, all powerful male adonis.

MC was very stereotypical too. His looks are ordinary compared to the ML, but apparently his chubby cheeks and round butt is perfect to the ML. MC is very dumb, but his mother for some reason refers to him with feminine praises like "virtuous wife and perfect mother" material... Who actually does that?

Honestly, if I were to be brutally honest. It's like the novel was written by a teenager who just started to like BL. <<less
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EOsakwe rated it
July 6, 2018
Status: c60
i literally read this through the night. It was so good. I especially love the way the author describes the sex. Hahahahaha I have never. Read a book where the dick/pen*s was called hot fiery weapon.

It had this innocent yet funny and deep feel to it. It’s definitely a must read.
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aresk rated it
July 12, 2018
Status: Completed
I physically hurt myself reading this.

It's a light read that takes around 5-6hrs to complete if you read continuously (Like I did). My teeth was rotting from the fluff, the ML was slightly twisted but he got hit by karma pretty soon after. MC is a very nice and generous character (if only he'd let go of his ex a little sooner) he developed to become very sly ohmegud I luv.

Side characters are not dimensional (thank god), their relationship is also very interesting to read about.
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YoriMei rated it
March 20, 2019
Status: c60
A decent read, nothing ground breaking or extreme. It’s a fluffy love story between two step brothers, one of which had his love stolen by the other brother in a past life before rebirth/starting over again. It’s funny and pretty light hearted, with some pretty good pacing between the transition of the mc’s feelings of “i’ll Get my revenge for you stealing my boyfriend in my past life!” To “you’re not bad at all, i’ll Do my best as your brother!” To “I love you! Romantically!” I do wish MC’s... more>> cooking skills were given a bit more spotlight; as a supreme chef capable of making even the most stubborn swoon, it’s shown off time to time but not really used much. It’s a shame, especially since MC was a chef in his past life too! <<less
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pookaloo rated it
June 29, 2018
Status: Completed
Enemies become lovers pretty much sums up this story. Events happen real quick that it could be days later in the story within a single paragraph. There's just the right amount of angst and realism involved as well that would tug your fujoshi/fudanshi heartstrings.

Our MC Wei Han does all sorts of hijinx towards our ML Qi Zhifan at first but since he's a good person at heart, hilarity ensues of what comes of them. It's refreshing to see a ML that does not fall for the MC immediately; in fact... more>> he had a pretty low opinion of Wei Han at the beginning. Our ML has the looks, wealth, and background befitting of a prince but he has many shortcomings which the in-world knows/finds about.

Translation is really well done with chapters released every day. I would give it a perfect rating just from that alone but there are some parts of the story that kept me from doing so. For example,

the way they got together was not some big romantic moment. If they didn't know each other, it could be pegged as a drunken one-night stand. Events that transpire after they done the deed was anti-climactic for me as well.

I wasn't that excited about it 3/4 into the story but I would still recommend this to anyone looking for a light, funny read.

P.S. Our main pair isn't the only one in this story, it also tells the story of Qi Zhifan's friend's puppy love ;) <<less
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Aster Anemone rated it
May 1, 2018
Status: c11
Read it to ch 11 and dropping it. Before that it was a smooth sail.

No-moral MC's don't sit well with me.


The secret shared to him by his step father about ML, MC gave it out easily in a forum just for the sake of dissing. Not cool. Backbiting chheh

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Gorgeousname rated it
March 25, 2020
Status: c42
I am writing this after I already dropped it after 42 chapters, but I would like to explain why.

First of all I really appreciated the translation!

The first 20 chapters or so I also had fun and was able to overlook the plot holes and all things illogical.

... more>> I rather liked the Tsundere type of ML and so what if he was a super handsome, super rich, super genius of 18 years... a little bit of cliché is nice sometimes.

But as the story progressed the ML turned more and more into a stereotypical tyrannical ML who is jealous, forceful and oversteps all boundaries.


Their first time wasn't exactly consensual and the second seemed neither. And also... beating his lover, because of unjustified jealousy is so not sexy.


The MC also is only so-so, it's like their personalities which were funny and lively at first just flatten out during the story. And more and more dumb clichés come up.

At one point I didn't want to take it anymore and dropped, because I rolled my eyes at some randomness one time too often. :/

In the end it is best described like Tearlesereph's review also said: it feels like it was written by a Teenager who substituted experience with clichés.

It had a good premise and a nice start, but for me it wasn't able to hold onto that to the end. <<less
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jojooxxx rated it
June 1, 2018
Status: c30
*hand clutching heart*

I always find it soo soo cute when the reader can clearly see what the characters don't. 💘

His obviously in love and ambiguos of his brother showering him with love 😆😳

i can't wait for him to realize his feelings and be all weird and shy around his 'younger brother'

teh he
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Hyperkaoru rated it
May 27, 2018
Status: c27
I love this cute, silly novel. It's reminded me of the old school BL that did not need fancy plot to make the storyline readable. Just cute, fluff things between gong and shou.
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rhianirory rated it
January 11, 2019
Status: Completed
cute. Lots of fluffy, a little angst, and more fluff. Nothing very clever or world shaking in this novel. I found it better than some but not as good as others so my rating would be 3.5 at the highest. After some consideration I rounded up, though a four star is normally "very good" for me and this novel is better than "OK" but not so good as to be "very good."
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SayMrrp rated it
July 18, 2018
Status: c60
Feels like a normal cute and silly BL. The progression of the romance and story was nice though. The characters are fun.
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OHtheNovelty rated it
June 29, 2018
Status: Completed
Just...... read this.

It starts out slow and both MC and ML just seem like they'll never get along. I thought they'd be rudely forced together by the author by some random moment for some random reason.

But no, the author did an amazing job showing step by step how the characters fell in love with another while not rushing the pace or making the characters seem OOC.

It makes me want to bow down to the author for somehow balancing both sadness and comedy in this novel, and to have the main... more>> couple go through character development while fundamentally still being the same people they were in the beginning of the novel.

I honestly want to reread this because I miss this tender couple and their silly shenanigans and hot times together.

Great characters, great storyline, and great ending. 10/10! <<less
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moonrune rated it
November 18, 2019
Status: c1
The ML is a POS who says he likes ~men and sMaRt wOmEn~ and claims he's going to marry a woman and con her into bearing his hellspawn to pass on his ~SuPeRiOr gEnEs~ and then divorce her (which is marriage fraud, by the way, and three guesses on who's going to be taking on 100% of the childcare and the first two don't count) and spend the rest of his life whoring through boytoys, and the MC is an spineless embarrassment with the intellect of a four year old.... more>> OP posted cringe, is what I'm saying. <<less
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PurityByDarkness rated it
July 18, 2018
Status: Completed
It's so adorable!

Very, VERY well written and more... realistic then others, you could say.

I'm really happy it's fully translated now! It's really fluffy and I love how naïve our lovable MC is.
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BWforlife rated it
June 18, 2018
Status: c47

read this if u want to die from fluffiness overload.

the romance is good and its not a drag novel where they spend 50 chapters on some small dispute.

i will recommend people to read it after a SE cause its sooooooo fluffy
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paputsza rated it
May 8, 2018
Status: c18
If the novel's protagonist was female I wouldn't be able to tolerate him because he's only good at being a housewife. This really isn't a revenge story at all. There doesn't seem to be any believable villains so far. It is a fluffy feel good story.
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kkaral7 rated it
May 2, 2018
Status: c15
only at chapter 15, but it is a super cute story between step brothers

MC died and went back 7 years into the past, and became his love rival's elder brother

he decides to take revenge on the ML, but he is so silly and sweet he fails lol

interactions between the ML and MC are so funny, definitely recommend
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