Just Blame Me For Being Blind in the Beginning


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Hot and glamorous ’18th tier’ actress, Pei Ying, is actually a conservative woman who hasn’t even given away her first kiss yet.

Rich heir, Song Nanchuan, appears elegant and disciplined, but is the kind who just takes kisses without a word!


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My Fault for Being Blind at the Start
Zhi Guai Dang Chu Xia Le Yan
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New sushi roll rated it
July 18, 2020
Status: Completed
A lighthearted fluffy romance. No drama, just two people falling in love with our FL getting pampered by the ideal rich CEO loving boyfriend girls dreams of. Pretty common story in all honesty, but there's always a space in my heart for these kinds of stories which are very suitable for my quick binge reading cravings. While the ML has that cliché OP ceo qualities, the FL being pretty ordinary (tho it could be considered cliché too) it wasn't dislikeable or annoying. I liked that FL was not that OP... more>> but instead a sincere hardworking girl who built up herself & her skills then eventually made her way up with the opportunities she needed one by one to build her career.


ML giving her family a face slap for their sh*t treatment of her was satisfying, tho I would've liked it to be more harder (?) bc those kinds of parents really doesn't deserve such a good daughter like Pei Ying though I guess its enough to keep in theme with the story. I would've liked to know what happened afterwards though, if they kept being the tr*sh they and she cut them loose or they just stayed away and kept civil or something



I really would've liked more about the side story of the ML's 2nd brother Song Muyang and FL's bff Ren Shanshan!!! I was anticipating their story at the end, those two old drivers lol xD

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Rain Cloud rated it
August 25, 2016
Status: --
I don't know why 8 people decided this deserved a 1 star review. The translation is on point, there's an actual plot and the shyness of Pei Ying and her unintentional humorous actions are adorable. Honestly, some people just can't tell quality plot and translations from shoddy ones anymore : (

If you were hesitating about reading this because of the ratings, I'd say give it a try and determine the quality for yourself :)

I personally love these types of stories and the non-machine translated lines flow beautifully. ^_^
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Mavsynchroid rated it
January 2, 2018
Status: Completed
This wasn't exactly a bad novel by any means, but there were some things that just didn't feel right. The following spoiler stuff includes big spoilers for the story so don't read it unless you don't have plans on actually reading the novel. If you don't want to read it, just know that in my personal opinion, the male lead is not a prince charming, nor a "sexy cold stone CEO". He's one of those arrogant young masters who are usually the villains in every other novel.

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Why did the male lead suddenly fall for the main character? Her legs?... Really? Well, alright.. but why did he almost instantly become obsessed with her? It felt like there was going to be reveal where in the past without knowing him, she treated him really nicely or something and he's always remembered it. I know not all stories need something like that, but the way he acted almost implied that. It just made things kind of never connect, leaving an odd taste in my mouth towards the relationship.

The more important reason I didn't really like this story was because the male lead is kind of a horny a**hole. Every other thing out of his mouth was how he wanted to sleep with her, and then proceeded to. However it wasn't done well. He just came off as a s*x starved pervert who only wanted her for her body.

Also, he shuts down a movie role she worked her to get because there were "intimate scenes" in it. She gets mad because he doesn't respect her and her career and he rightly apologizes. You think he'd learn, right? No.. Later on when she's gone for five days due to a movie shoot, he suddenly flies/drives over there and sees the director yelling at her (and rightly so due to her nervous/poor acting at the time) and in turn yells at the director, telling him not to yell at the main character in front of all of her coworkers. How is that in any way respectful to her career? Yet does she even get upset this time? Not even remotely. Ermm.. ok? He then goes on to tell her to act like a completely different person when she meets his parents, more elegant and restrained. So.. you're basically telling her not to act like herself in order to please your stuffy pretentious parents. She of course screws up and he's actually upset with her until some s*upid thing happens and it's not brought up again.

All in all, he never changes his ways of completely controlling every aspect of her life, whether it comes to secretly setting up the movie deal she becomes famous for or trying to convince her to just stop working and let him pay for everything. I mean, I'm sure a lot of people in reality would love to be in a relationship like that, but this is a story about a girl who was more or less abandoned by her family and worked hard on her own. In the end it just left a bad taste in my mouth

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leedalys rated it
September 9, 2016
Status: c14
I really like this novel. It was cute, charming, funny. The female lead is not s*upid, sometime her inner self is so funny. At least I can feel as if I was her, it was quite realistic. The mal lead... how should I say it... He is a gentleman, but... Each time he was a gentleman I can't keep myself from thinking "a wolf in a sheep cloth" even if there is not even a sentence who said so.

Anyway, a good novel to spend time with. Thank to the translator!
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hana_lp rated it
November 26, 2016
Status: c37
Oh its such a fluffy story. Looking at the title firstly I thought it would be those kind of get hooked and then being deceive by the male lead type of story. Thank god its not. The guy seem cool at the beginning but became rather ordinary flirty naughty guy after eaten the girl.. Haha..n the girl looks naive at first but as far as I've read on chapter 37 she came to be someone sensible, hardworking and cool. Overall its a fluffy romance n me love it!!! Oh n... more>> since I'm also a translator I know how hard is it to choose the right words to describe the author meaning in English. So thumbs up for the job well done. You have worked hard. <<less
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MrsNyan rated it
October 11, 2016
Status: Completed
The translation is smooth, the story is ridiculously cute in my opinion. Rather than that it's that it is definitly something fit for the 'Romance'/'Josei' _ (:3」∠) _
And furthermore - It. Is. Getting hot in here! (T▽t)


If you’re not afraid of educated ruffians, you have to worry about perverts with patience.

(//v//) Kekekekekek.

But honestly; if you are into romance novel: feel free to read at your pleausure.
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Aoi-chi rated it
July 13, 2016
Status: c4
I feel this shows some promise. Even with only having 4 chapters translated, you can tell that the story is well done, the characters don't have the lack of common sense that most Chinese/Korean LN tend to have. The main character has her head screwed on right and she has upright morals and a sense of self that doesn't seem to be easily swayed. That is something I like in a light novel. The atmosphere of the story seems to be very soothing and laid back without lacking motivation, the... more>> main character goes with the flow where ever it pulls her and completes what's in front of her without any unneeded drama. It's very refreshing to say the least. I look forwards to seeing where this novel is heading and hope the author doesn't disappoint! <<less
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dysry rated it
February 4, 2017
Status: side story 4
It's a cute story with a sweet and naive but generic female lead instantly falls under the charms of a rich and charismatic CEO. While the female lead's personality is likeable enough, it's the male lead who intrigues me since you never really know what he's thinking, and I'm still not fully convinced she wasn't just taken for a ride and setting herself up for heartbreak. The smooth way he slips into her heart, it's clear he's a player with more than his share of experience. While there's no doubt... more>> he would treat her well as long as he's still interested, the question is, how long would he still be interested? (To be fair he seems like the type to still be civil to an ex after he's over them, but lacks experience in any real/emotionally invested relationships.)

Fortunately for the female lead, it didn't really go down that path. Though it still felt as though the numerous interruptions and the fact that their relationship stumbled a bit before he had his fill, allowed them to interact enough for him to genuinely fall, and subtly transition from lust to love without the female lead being any wiser. Overall it's a nice story, though the relationship lacked enough depth to show the male lead's affections until a lot later, and the female lead didn't put up much of a struggle, despite the 'proceed with caution' vibes. To her credit, she did stand up for herself when she needed to. <<less
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stanljpierre rated it
April 25, 2019
Status: c35
Although full of fluff and it's a good overall lighthearted and relatively without a lot of drama story, the male lead is a bit of a turn off. He comes off as a gentleman, of course once he gets into the MC's pants, his personality takes a shift where he becomes shameless which I'm honestly fine with, but when a male lead has an overly sexually orientated mindset in a relationship it isn't endearing at all. From a certain standpoint their relationship can be seen as cute, but's he's really... more>> too overbearing where he pretty much forces all his decisions onto her. On the MC's side of things, while she was initially overly infatuated with the guy, her affection somewhat seemed to not reach a level where a girl supposedly in love would be at once they entered the relationship. In all honesty their relationship moved at too fast a pace, but with romance novels its nothing surprising, We're never even informed as to why or how the male lead fell in love with the MC, it literally just happened. Story doesn't have many flaws, but certain things caused me slight displeasure such as what I mentioned above. Definitely by no means a bad, quite enjoyed a majority of it, but what story doesn't receive a few complaints? <<less
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potatosince1992 rated it
September 7, 2019
Status: Completed
Personal Rating: 2/5

I was holding on until the end because I wanted to find out if there's a backstory for the whirlwind romance. Especially for ML, but I was mightily disappointed.

They fell in love so suddenly, and by MLs level of obsession with FL, I was thinking he might have seen her before, but alas, I guess the story must be taken at face value.

I have no problem with cheesy romance, but I can't get behind a romance without fundamentals. First off, what did they liked about each other, personality-wise,... more>> because looks are given? I understand why ML would've fallen for FL later because of her personality but what about at the start? And what about ML that FL liked, really, aside from his looks?

There was a little character development and it was barely noticeable.

The plot was paper thin, especially the 2nd half. It felt like the author just wanted to dump us the fantasy and grandeur of celebrity life. Even glorifying stalking, invasion of privacy, and escort servicing. Major no, no.

But the translation was well-done. <<less
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Nuinui rated it
March 26, 2017
Status: side story 1
The title is really misleading. I originally had some worries about reading this, since I thought the MC was going to be a naive girl who became the target of a playboy CEO. The truth is really far from that.

I loved the MC because of her personality. She was very practical and level-headed, not letting "anti-fans" and jealous rivals get to her. She also works really hard practicing her acting skills. The love interest isn't really as shameless as depicted in the summary. He actually does properly woo her. He's... more>> only shameless after they become a couple. (Actually, that's one of the flaws of this novel.) While it was quite humorous to see how much of a horndog Song Nachaun was, it got tiring near the end. It's great that they seemed to have a really enjoyable s*x life. But a reader can only stomach so many fade to black s*x scenes. I prefer romantic and sweet moments over "sexy" ones.

The sides characters were really well written, which comes as no surprise, seeing how they are from the author's other novels! I was shocked when I realized that. Now I'll have to go and binge on those too!

I only have the side stories left to finish, but I'm really glad to have stumbled upon this super adorable love story. It's low angst, so don't expect a lot of ridiculous drama. It perfectly depicts the developing relationship between Pei Ying and Song Nachaun. I love how Pei Ying didn't roll over like a dog and met Song Nachaun's dominance with her own's. <<less
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WhatABatch rated it
December 21, 2018
Status: c65
While enjoyable, this story is also kind of boring. The MC faces no serious problems or challenges. Everything seems to come super easy for her. The storyline is so fluffy that I ended up skimming a lot of the time. The ML is also a bit too perfect.
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sangmaharani rated it
May 7, 2020
Status: Completed
Coming from Chesnut, this is rather disappointing. It's light hearted and quite okay to past time, but if you change the name of characters, it quickly becomes another novel. What I mean is this has no particular thing that makes it distinct/standing out on the genre. Remind you, the story being fluff doesn't mean that the writer is free from responsibility to bring novelty.

No matter what genre, a writer still needs to give impression such as 'only this writer can write something like that', or 'that kind of story is... more>> this writer's speciality', or at least, 'the story is so common but this writer can make it fresh'. Does this story give such impression? No. I think any other writer can produce same story with same quality as this (Sorry, Chesnut! But there is evidence that you can do much better).


1. Plot? What plot!

The main plot here is rather simple. A rich handsome CEO and unknown actress fall in love at first meeting and become lovers after two or three dates later. During the process, the actress is gaining fame.

The subplots exist but are just touching the surface. For example, ML's Dad opposes the marriage but he quickly lets it go because ML never listens to him anyway.

And there's Yu Kaize, the Universe's prince, who likes to flirt with MC. MC suspects it's not because he is genuinely interested in her, but only God knows the real reason behind his behaviour. No further explanation.

And there's TaoTao too. She is warm to MC on the front, but badmouthing MC on the back, but actually never has worth-to-mention conflict with MC. I dont understand why such subplot appear on the first place, like, is it just to extend the length of chapters?



2. Almost nonexisting character development

Reading a story bears the same expectation as peeling an onion. It's expected to have layer after layer. In this story though, what you get from the first 15 chapters has covered 90% of character development.

There's once a disagreement between MC and ML, in which ML promises to respect her opinion and not to be overbearing anymore. However, in my eyes, his promise is only lip service. He is still like 'Let's meet my parents' instead of 'Are you ready to meet my parents?'

MC does change a little. From pure and innocent into more shameless. The question is, is this change a good change?



3. Straightforward narration

Metaphors, similes, idioms, proverbsーthere are so many writing techniques that can enrich a narration, but most of the time Chestnut just goes with simple description such as, 'she smiled', 'she chuckled', etc. It's not really wrong for a narration to be this straightforward. However, a if the narration is like this the entire time, it hints that the writer is not rich in vocabularies and expressions. Fiction is a form of art. So it will be better if the narration can be a little bit more artistic, for example by using more metaphor or simile or such.


This is my honest, personal opinion, which is not meant to discourage future reader, but rather I want to give some kind of feedback to the writer (although s/he may not read this). So dont feel discouraged just yet. You may enjoy things what I find lacking. <<less
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sayalr rated it
March 28, 2018
Status: Completed
All I can say is it's really so damn hilarious and adorable that I can't help but read over and over again the characters are quite endearing especially the MC. She's definitely stubborn, headstrong and oh, so undeniably cute.
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BillionJellyfish rated it
January 22, 2018
Status: Completed

The translation is beautiful and smooth.

The MC and ML are fully developed characters with depth.

The smexy scenes and comedic scenes are spot on.

What else is there to not like?!

Quickly delve into this unrealistic love story and pretend you finally have a life!
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iamlost rated it
May 11, 2017
Status: side story 4
This story is all FLUFF! 100% recommended!

After reading so many novels with plot twist here and there, I keep dreading something major will happen with PeiYing (FL) and cannot enjoy the story completely. So, for those who have the same thought as mine, have no fear! It's all fluff and happiness~! Enjoy the story to the max! XD
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shouahang58 rated it
January 7, 2017
Status: c61
This novel was awesome! It was worthy of my time to read such a well written story.

At first I didn't really like the main guy cause I thought he was just after the female lead just to get down and do the dirty but this thought was proven wrong as I continue to read. The main couple make such a great pair!!

And I love how the novel was realistic on the fact that we could relate to both of their feelings. (however the romance not realistic cause it... more>> would never happen in real life....) <<less
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May 10, 2020
Status: Completed
Boring. It did helped me catch up on sleep after I binge read Hidden-marriage for a week. So It's a good book to read before bedtime when you need to wake up early the next day. It will grab you attention with just the right amount to prevent seeking a more exciting read and at the same time, the lack of tension will put you to sleep real quick.
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LlamaSphere rated it
December 13, 2019
Status: Completed
I would rate this a one star if not for the MC, who, unlike others, stands up for herself sometimes.

... more>>

Aside from that, there aren’t any real problems and little plot, a setup that semi works with the almost short format. The MC is funny, the idea is funny, some of the jokes are (almost) funny, but the male lead is a possessive horny as*hole who likes her for her long legs and only wants sex.

All in all, it’s comparatively better than some other Chinese novels I’ve read (key word comparatively). I have enjoyed some of this authors other works, especially at the beginning of the stories and the fluffy like feel of them, but this one was just a disappointment.

Probably not worth your time. <<less
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meiberry rated it
January 23, 2017
Status: Completed
I love this! I'm super into slice of life stories with no melodrama. Like the lighter Gu Man stuff and Husband, Be a Gentleman, and To Be a Virtuous Wife. These are my favorite. Just Blame Me for Being Blind is also a really nice and simple feel-good story about a romance between two respectable, likable high profile people. Pei Ying is so cute. I loved reading about her and her cats. My favorite scenes are probably when Pei Ying is by herself in her own world, happy, doing what... more>> she likes. Of course, CEO Song is sexy and lots of fun, but I find that reading examples of FL being happy and independent is super cool and inspirational too, hehe.

Ever since Gu Man's Wei Wei, I never got over the internet slice of life stuff. I've read Really Really Miss You and Honey Stewed Squid, and I can't get enough of it. I really felt for Pei Ying whenever she was on WeChat and though I am certainly far from having a big internet presence between my facebook and tumblr accounts, you can feel the excitement over the increase in followers and reading the netizen peanut galleries... in any case, isn't the Chinese net like the biggest part of Chinese society today? I love it.

I like that these authors use this virtual element of our contemporary lives as part of the romance, because truly, those are a big part of our lives today, and it's only going to increase. <<less
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Rowan rated it
January 11, 2017
Status: c61
I loved this story - not chokingly fluffy (just a little, lol) and not too gritty.

I was a bit worried in the first chapter that it was going to be one of those abuse-disguised-as-romance books, but the other reviews made me push on and I'm so glad I did. So cute and funny!
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