Love Rival Romance System


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Jiang Yang and Qin Xu both dislike each other. Every time they meet they become filled with hatred. Both have feelings for the school idol but they didn’t expect that the other party was actually a cross-dressing man. In an instant, their world views were shattered.

“Bound to the system. I shall assist with building the friendship between you and Qin Xu. Tasks will be released randomly and punishments will be enforced if it is not completed on time.”

Jiang Yang scoffed coldly: “What a joke! I’m not doing it!”


The system exploded: “I wanted you to become friends but you became lovers instead?! You are the worst hosts I’ve ever had!”

Eventually the system transferred departments —– To the Matchmaking Department.

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09/02/19 KK Translates c79
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08/21/19 KK Translates c67
08/20/19 KK Translates c66
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idlehands rated it
October 2, 2019
Status: Completed
I want to be frank, the story is nonsensical - exactly what it tried to be. There's no real drama, serious fights, love rivals, or anything else to disrupt the good mood, the novel doesn't want to be a literary masterpiece, it's pure unrealistic fluff, diving deep into it would be a waste of time (and result in a one-star rating from me), so I keep this review short.


    • No typical shou/gong dynamic, both guys are strong, can take care of themselves, and support each other as equals.
    • No r*pe/sexual assault, not even questionable consent.
    • The characterisation is fairly good, they feel real enough to be believable, side characters are well developed.

    • Lots of fillers, I found myself skipping several parts, there's just too much going on that does nothing for the story.
    • The ending is very rushed, they are an official couple for barely one chapter, then we never see them again, it just rushes to the graduation ceremony (not even theirs) ; it didn't feel rewarding but very disappointing.
It's a nice story with little substance, if you need something to cheer you up, or if you have a craving for fluff, then this novel might be what you need, just don't think about it, there are countless things that make no sense.
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hy-d-ra rated it
October 2, 2019
Status: Completed
I have no idea where the praises are coming from, because I find this novel average at most. It's not bad, but it's not good either. Tbh I just finished it few days ago and I already can't remember what it was about, that's how weak the impression of it was.

First and foremost, the entire concept of systems makes the romance feel forced onto characters and not naturally developed due to pacing of the story and characters themselves. The biggest part of it relies on MC's shoulders due to his... more>> inadequuate behavior at times (e.g. When ML had lost memory for 24h he acted like a total dick), he often acts like an as*hole with short incantations of shoujo stuff like - oh wow, why did my heart beat faster right now? - These parts are so short and weird, that they get crashed by his bad temperament. Tbh I still don't get why he acted so badly towards ML, the whole reason of them being very similar is so damn weak. Kudos to ML for handling this b*tchy princess.

About pacing, maybe you think it's a great one, but I can't skip the bad move of changing from only MC using the system to MC and ML using the systems and letting each other know about it. It happens in the middle of it all. BUT the confession about system scratches the f*ck out the whole base of the first half, since ML knows MC was simply forced and all those action lose entire f*cking meaning. It's exactly the later cooperation that brought them together, which renders first half into nothingness. So where is a gem in that?

Well, if you like to read weak stuff like this, go ahead :) <<less
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ike_00000 rated it
June 28, 2019
Status: 39
Super cute and funny! Under-rated but very worth some love. Thank you so much to the translator's hard work!!! This current release speed is too amazing.

The MC is the cold and aloof type, easily angered, which is refreshing compared to some white lotus. However, he really doesn't hold back in interactions with ML, which are so cute and funny because they just bicker back and forth! Later on in the story, it's cute watching the ML think up ways to eat the MC's tofu hehe (ie. scheming situations to be... more>> close to him, go on a trip with him, etc.). The side characters are also pretty great. On top of the "school's beauty", the cross-dressing man, the friends are funny and distinct too.

The plot is very enjoyable. I really love this idea, and so far execution has been great. Definitely a slice of life story, the pacing is consistent and the translation is awesome (and translation speed!!!)



I really want MC on top (even though it's probably not gonna happen...) hehehe

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twobada rated it
February 21, 2021
Status: --
The novel is mediocre and full of stereotypes and cliches BUT I'm still giving it 5 stars to pull up the rating.

The CPs are cute and sweet, and I particularly like that there isn't a single trace of dubcon or sketchy behavior. It definitely deserves a higher rating than some of the more questionable novels rated higher than it..-.
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btsdynamiteAUG21 rated it
August 20, 2020
Status: Completed
A very good and interesting novel!

The characters are very cute and sweet. I wish Xie Zhe and Xiao Xin couple get more screentime besides the main couple
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Melange rated it
June 19, 2020
Status: Completed
Well, it was alright. The beginning was kinda interesting but the developments really got to be too slow for my tastes. There can only be so much maybe-you-like-me-maybe-I-like-you going on before it starts to get stale. At first I really couldn't discern between MC and ML's personalities because the author kept reinforcing that they were almost the same person.

Over time it becomes evident that while they're both tsundere, ML is more shameless and open than MC. Other than that uhhh, there's not really much to MC's personality other than being... more>> relatively indifferent to nearly everything ML does.

This is another one of those novels where there's almost no point to having a system other than to serve as a plot device. Just add this one to the list of mediocre school life BL romance novels.


I really dislike the side couple with the "cross dressing girl" (maybe trans? Who knows) who lied to their boyfriend for 2 years. Like, what the hell? The boyfriend gets all 'It's okay I still like you' when he literally doesn't know a lick about his partner's real personality. What is it that you like about them, exactly? The fact that they acted like a weak little girl for 2 years when in reality, they're a strong male delinquent?

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BaiYihan rated it
May 28, 2020
Status: c79
This is really cute. The ML falls in love first but at that time they could either be considered friends or enemies. Neither is even a little close to boyfriend. He starts feeding dog food to the readers and whenever the MC calls him out, he blames it on a system task. There's alot of side couples as well. My personal favorite is WT and HS. A school idol trap and innocent fluffy giant. In the last extra you get to see WT come out to HS and it's so... more>> cute! I love it! <<less
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Sonialu rated it
February 5, 2021
Status: Completed
A really cute story where the MC and ML gradually falls in love with each other due to the push of the so called 'Friends' system haha. Though it is kinda true that having the system forcing the MC to do things that he does not want to do is kinda wrong, never mind the punishments that comes along with it when the MC objects to the tasks... you have to know that the system never intended to harm anyone in the story. It only had the simple goal of... more>> making the MC and ML become friends due to the fact that they have this kind of fate together and it would only be a pity for them to not have a better relationship with one another - which the system then comes in with the hopes of making them the best of friends which then ofc backfires since they fell in love during the process ;)

The interaction between the main couple is also very sweet and really brings one back to the memories of their youth. Super funny and hilarious - does not hurt to give it a try~ =>o^ / ~~ <<less
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whitespade rated it
July 16, 2019
Status: c28
If you love lively semes and ukes, this is the one for you. No aloof characters here, everyone just love to tumble and bicker around. The uke is quite quick tempered but its expected of children.... The side characters are interesting too, the side couple is quite cute (and sometimes cuter than main couple if you like the teasing type hehe). The steel straight side character that 'helped' these couples are also hilarious in his own way.

The words are easy to read, easy to understand, and characters easy to like,... more>> so try reading it. <<less
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writtenforcup rated it
May 12, 2021
Status: c79
This novel is really cute, with no drama, just pure fluff. There's barely any plot, but if you're tired of angst, drama or any other emotionally taxing novel, or if you just want something to pass the time with, then this novel is perfect! If you expect some deep plot or action, then this isn't the novel for you.
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feklar42 rated it
April 27, 2020
Status: Completed
excellent translation. Very cute, fun story, with minimal angst. PG-13 at best. :-)
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Nyankochi rated it
March 19, 2020
Status: Completed
Definitely worth reading super fluffy and OMG, the Main CP are just so cute!!!

I disliked the system to a fault tbh cause it made the MC super uncomfortable Lol but that was the point so I totally forgave it when I gave that last semitask. Especially the one given to the ML it was too FLUFFY FOR ME!!! Anyways, loved this quick binge read, read it in 8-9 hours tbh, just wished there was more screen time for that crossdressing guy DXXX So sad ;-; but author-san makes it up... more>> by making the interactions between the JY and QX even more fluffy and funny too. ❤❤❤ Will probably reread this when I'm looking to laugh and be willingly fed dogfood <<less
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xxriane rated it
October 6, 2019
Status: c52
As other reviewers have said, it's just a fluffy romance between the MC and ML as a system try to make them become friends.

It was a bit dragging so it may be a bit boring to read it all in one reading.
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Saphie rated it
March 13, 2022
Status: Completed
It's nice. Very good. The plot is fairly sweet and not too complicated. I like the transition of friendship to lovers, giving time to realize feelings and telling the other bc that's what u should do!

It's a really nice read though a lot of second hanf embarrassment like xkixuskkssbhs I skimmed those part. Still, fluffy and good to read. Its like 'Everybody thinks that I like him". Mature thinking for the main cp.

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remyrem rated it
October 21, 2021
Status: Completed
This novel is a light slice of life high school romcom without any big plots. It can also be described as a checklist of common romance tropes. There's kabedon, body swap, "forgot the towel after going to shower", misunderstandings, crossdressing date, etc... It's like reading a simple fluffy drabble collection on ao3.

Tbh I'm weak to misunderstandings and secondhand embarassment, so I ended up skipping a lot of chapters. Still, the main CP and first side CP are pretty cute, although I'm not really into crossdressing so I wasn't into the... more>> crossdresser CP. Wrt the CPs, the 3 extras were pretty satisfying (at least, the first 2, since I didn't read the last one).

ps. This part of the summary confused me but I don't know if it's ok to change the summary, so in case other people get confused: "they didn't expect that the other party was actually a cross-dressing man" refers to the "female" school idol, not the MC and ML. <<less
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yukicchi rated it
August 9, 2021
Status: Completed
Don't expect too much of its plot, it's actually just a pure romance and youth themed story. This was a light hearted novel so there's no much conflicts in the story. Just really enjoy the ride.
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Nyaa.23 rated it
June 21, 2021
Status: Completed
Pros :

Really brings back the memory of being a youth. The bickerings, teasing, swearing, makes me miss my time in highschool.

The MC and ML is okay ig. The side ship is lowkey more interesting. Hang Shuo is such a funny character, I'm reading this for him.

Cons :

Some might find it boring, me included. It's too light for my taste.
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tofunao rated it
April 29, 2021
Status: Completed
slice of life! No bumps or obstacles on their journey to true love~ I personally like this type of shorter, slow, relaxing story.

cheeky and sticky ML + tsundere but indulgent mc!

the side ships are also soft and cozy.
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February 13, 2021
Status: Completed
This was a good slice of life cute BL to pass time and it felt pretty quick 😂, but beside that would I re read this story? Definitely

I know how the desc says the gong is the cold one but overtime Because we see much more side of him he became less cold and friendly? (In a sense) and he's quite narcissistic too and the Uke? Proud, don't be messed with, also quite cold type and sometimes a tsundre Infront of the gong.

There also 2 other CP with the classic... more>> Playboy, popular X Timid, small and the famous Uke like seme (crossdresser, petit, and all that) X seme like Uke (a big bear (͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)) but they were also overally cute and filled with dogfood well actually everyone too 😂😂😂😂

I super duper recommend this if you're bored in midst of a BL, or want a school theme BL to read with an enemy to lovers type of trope overall I'll give it 4, 7/5 <<less
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bunnydesuuu rated it
November 16, 2020
Status: Completed

Practically no-plot, just 2 Systems randomly appearing, randomly forcing the ML and MC to do misleading stuff together. Later, ML kept doing cute stuff or pull pigtails to slowly make MC fall in love with him. It's mostly fluff and very slow-moving. Good for a slow calm read but for me, it was a little boring so I stopped reading 3/4 in and took a break from novels altogether... Overall ok.
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