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Jiang Chijing had always used surveilling prisoners’ every move to satiate his voyeuristic appetite.

Until one day, an extremely dangerous convict entered the prison—and Jiang Chijing was caught spying on him.

The watcher became the watched, the hunter became the hunted. Facing Zheng Mingyi, who closed in tighter with every step, Jiang Chijing was forced to brace his arms against the other’s chest, warning him:

“This is my restricted area. Please get out.”

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New late_nights rated it
April 13, 2024
Status: Completed
This is a solid 5/5. From the summary you might expect this to be a dark, red flag story but the character are actually very wholesome and have a really fun dynamic! The story is incredibly well written and the plot is very engaging, I binged the whole story in a day.

My favorite part of this story has to be the writing style! The author is very deliberate with their words and it’s extremely satisfying to seeing all the puzzle pieces come together at the end. I also want to... more>> praise the translators as this was a very easy read and they did a great job of providing context for both the language and financial terms mentioned in the story! <<less
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I absolutely absolutely love this. Both MC and ML are supportive of each other despite the tricky circumstances and even the complexity of prison life was well illustrated.

It was funny, sweet and a wholesome mess and I was all for it.a

10/10 would re-read

Plus, both the ML and MC are two kinky lovebirds.

A voyeur × voyeur type thing.

Officer× Prisoner Play was the most memorable scene for me.
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emi_the_shipper rated it
December 4, 2021
Status: Completed
I really enjoyed this novel after not being able to finish anything in the past few weeks. The characters and the plot are great, especially Zheng Mingyi (ML). He was my favorite part of this novel. Even if everything else would have been bad. I’d still read it for him ;)

If you like s*xual tension that is going through the roof pretty much from the beginning and don’t mind the couple being a little kinky, I have the perfect novel for you. While I would consider this a romance... more>> driven story, this still doesn’t undermine the good plot.

Additionally, the translation is absolutely amazing; super smooth and enjoyable to read. I’m sure if I had read this novel with MTL a lot of flavor would have been lost. So thank you luckykoi for translating this amazing novel! <<less
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peppergum rated it
April 26, 2022
Status: Completed
This is how a romance story should be written.

Exciting, flirty, and filled with tension. I love how descriptive the prose was, and how you can see every vivid imagery the author wants you to see. This is also in part due to the translator, who's amazing at their job. I'm wondering if they've been professionally trained before?

Characters are complex, and their banter has so much chemistry. I couldn't get enough of their interactions.

Gonna be a while before I find another danmei as well-rounded as this one.
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Michelle-08 rated it
April 28, 2022
Status: Completed
First, MC's hobby isn't too bad at all. He's just being nosy to other people's affair, but it's different with the ML that really caught his "interests'.

Second, MC and ML's made in heaven, they are both smart, sweet, funny and PERVERT! Lmao. I love their relationship and their tacit understanding most of the time. They are very much open about almost everything.

The story is simple actually, no angst or too complicated plots. It has a good amount of fluff and sweetness. There's no smut by the way. Lol.

Unpopular opinion, but... more>> I love the side CP's especially XS and Princess, lol. And the plot twist in YG and LH's relationship. Ahahah!

Overall, this is highly recommended. Hope you'll be able to get pass the tag about MC's hobby because this one is really good. <<less
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YellowNoodle rated it
March 14, 2022
Status: Completed

The story introduces our protagonist shou, Jiang Chijing, a 27 year old man who has the hobby of voyeurism.

Observing, watching, and analyzing is his uncontrollable pastime, however, upon hearing the powerful punches coming from his neighbor initially deemed "boring office worker" living across from him, Jiang Chijing's hobby becomes uncontrollable.

... more>> In a series of, perhaps one may say, fortunate Unfortunate events, Jiang Chijing's neighbor whom hes spied on is sent as an inmate to the prison he works at.

And thus, the teasing push and pull between warden Jiang Chijing and inmate Zheng Mingyi begins.

First off, the character's personalities are well fleshed out and the way the author slowly showed their complexities as the story progressed is entertaining.

Jiang Chijing has had a very successful life and is content with the comfort he currently possess. He values independence and has strong principles (aside from his hobby pfft). Of course, considering the rules he follows, it is no wonder he loses his calm when faced with unabashed teasing.

As for Zheng Mingyi? Panties instantly dropped LMAO. He's like an enigma but as we explore with Chijing, Mingyi isn't that difficult to understand. I liken him to a slumbering, indifferent beast: Can fck you up but chooses not to.

Also, one major aspect that stands out from the both of them?

They're very le*d lol.

Overall, in the emotional line, both has more than what meets the eye and the reader also has the enjoyment of "voyeurism" when watching the two protagonists strip and unveil each other's personalities.

As for the plotline, it's not too complicated to understand and is not too heavily focused on. I'd say it's just the right amount of support for the main emotional line. Also, I'd like to say that the side character's stories also gave an interesting outlook for prison life.

All in all, very entertaining and simple read. I loved it so much, I don't know how many times I've flopped like a fish in bed squawking and squealing from Zheng Mingyi's flirting. That man is one handsome devil, lawd.

I guess my only complaint is the lack of meat. Yes, yes, yes, a story doesn't need smut to be a great story but CMON! The tension between these two were blazing!!! How could I not wish for more instead of the oatmeal and milk analogy huh!?

Last but not least, thank you translator for bringing this story to us! Also do follow the translator's guide to purchase the author's story!

Easy 5/5

Enjoi and Adieu!


Introducing, a cute snippet :D

"Jiang Jiang, " Zheng Mingyi quieted down for a moment. He said out of the blue, "You asked me just now when did I start liking you."

"Yeah, " Jiang Chijing said. "You didn't want to answer."

"It wasn't that I didn't want to answer, " Zheng Mingyi said. "It's that I don't know the answer."

"You don't know?" Jiang Chijing rarely heard these three words from Zheng Mingyi's mouth.

"I really don't, " Zheng Mingyi said. "Before I knew it, I was already hopelessly in love with you."

Also the fact that Zheng Mingyi and Xu Sheng were talking about s*x positions killed me.

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earlgreyt rated it
January 31, 2022
Status: Completed
Excellent read with a fantastic translation that was difficult to put down.

Definitely interested in this translator's works in the future.

The story was a very good length. Had significant detail, ups-and-downs, excellent character and relationship progression, all packed tightly within 66 chapters, but felt like much longer.

Love that the MC and ML give it as good as they got, a slightly antagonistic, snarky relationship that's one of my favorite types. UST through the roof as well. Strong MC and ML.

Very good read and highly recommend.
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rosaa1 rated it
November 27, 2022
Status: c47
This novel BROKE MY HEART.

First off, strong praise to how fleshed out the characters are, even if they are a side character. They are each multi-faceted and the relationships between them stand on its own.

Was going to give 3 stars but I considered the rare chemistry and equality so hard to find in danmei. I had my reservations about the plot in the beginning; such as the author writing an inaccurate explanation of dyslexia into the story, and the personality test, however the stock bits mentioned were explained decently.

Now onto... more>> my personal lament.

Seriously, the s*xual tension was phenomenal. The entirety of the story was building it up from chapter 1. Only to crash heavy rocks onto some reader's feet when they actually got to banging, which was summarised within 3~ sentences.

Can you believe that. I guess I need to swallow this hard pill called life.

Now, off to mourn for an eternity I never got to read the smut in the author's writing style. <<less
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Kimumchi rated it
December 24, 2021
Status: Completed
One of the best light novel.

The progress and chemistry between MC and ML is perfect.

Funny and so very sweet.

The ending is satisfying.

Thank you to the translator for a great job, you did justice for the novel and Author.
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Ouryane00 rated it
November 6, 2021
Status: Completed
This is so good! So good that I didn't sleep just to read this... so good that I didn't realize that I caught up with the most recent updated and I was like "eh?... eh?!!!"

Waaaaaa I wish there was more!

I love the pacing of this story, everything just feels right!

... more>> Edit: Read this again and boy I'm glad I did! Their chemistry is just so good!!! The tension between ML/MC is so exciting. I honestly wish that my future relationship will be as honest and as flirty as theirs lol

I wish there's an extra about Luo Hai and his partner tho <<less
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yellauraya rated it
April 12, 2022
Status: Completed
★★★★★ [5/5 stars]

I was trying to get out of my reading slump caused by a particular novel and came across this novel while looking for something to entertain me. I was not convinced at first and thought that since this novel is quite short, even if I ended up not liking this, it wouldn't take too much time. I was totally not expecting to pick up a gem!

Honestly, the only downside of this is that it was too short for me!! Though plot-wise, this has a perfect length, not too... more>> condensed and not too dragging either. But because I loved this so much and I want to read more of the MC and ML, 66 chapters are definitely not enough.

What I loved the most about this is the relationship between Jiang Chijing (MC) and Zheng Mingyi (ML). Among the countless BL couples that I've read, they're definitely included on the top of the list that has a great chemistry. The s*xual tension between them is almost tangible, it was making me sweat. Their bickering and flirting really made my mouth ached from grinning so much. They're also both have wild and filthy mind, so imagine their s*x life. They're so enjoyable to read that I didn't even realized I already reached the end of the novel. That's why I thought it was too short for me!!

I also loved Zheng Mingyi's sexy brain!! Jiang Jiang is definitely not s*upid but when he's having a verbal sparring with his man, his brain was turning into paste and according to him, he really needed to spend too much brain cells. It's so funny when they're having two different conversations at the same time. Reading their antics brought me so much happiness and satisfaction!!

Seriously, please read this one. It has mature topics but this is not particularly dark theme. Be ready for their palpable chemistry that you will definitely love. I highly recommend this amazing novel to everyone! <<less
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pookaloo rated it
December 18, 2021
Status: Completed
This is such a hidden gem that deserves a lot more ratings and views.

Translation - 10

Superb, in par with professional translations. Thank you @luckykoi!

... more>> Plot - 8.5

Very unique. I can count in one hand the number of prison stories I've read, including mangas. If you have reservations because of potential bloody and gritty jail scenarios, it's not too graphic. Plot is straightforward so if you're looking for a light-ish read, this is perfect to binge on a weekend.

Characters - 9

One is a recovering voyeur with a big heart, another is a macho dyslexic genius. Side characters, while not too fleshed out, are given enough background info and personalities to go on.

Dialogue - 10

IMO the best part of this novel and I'd give it more than 10 if I could. There's no misunderstanding between our leads because, hello, open communication. Their witty banter, flirting and dirty talk is just *chef's kiss*. Wait till you get to their role playing scenes!

As for #relationshipGoals


"When they wanted excitement, the two would go back and forth flirting with each other. And when they wanted quiet, Zheng Mingyi would sit with him and speak plainly of his love for him."

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January 5, 2023
Status: Completed
one of the top three modern danmei novels I have read, out of the box, very, very smart narrative - plot twists and double-entendre exchanges, detective element, a variety of kinky characters, and absolutely convincing dynamics.

10 of 10

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iniquiti rated it
June 12, 2022
Status: Completed
This novel was such a breath of fresh air and I mean that in both its excellent *chef kiss* translations and the main couple.

MC and ML are both so thirsty and simp for each other and it's a great change from the majority of novels I've read (both great and decent) where ML just lets himself be happily used or the MC realizes his feelings at the end of the book.

I just adore the couple's tension, kinks, and chemistry.

I want to emphasize again how amazing the translation is. Holy cow!
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March 15, 2022
Status: Completed
Woah! Just woah!

The playful flirting, teasing, s*xual tension between Jiang Jiang and Zheng Zheng was off the charts. My cheeks hurts from smiling all the time. I'm very thankful for the masks, so my workmates wouldnt think I'm crazy from smiling so much. In my defense, both main characters were just so cute.

Anyway if you like bickering couples or couples with an equal standing in a relationship, then this novel is for you. It's a rare novel where the uke wasnt feminized and each had their own strengths. It' s... more>> a light read without angst and mainly focused on relationship between them. Oh, by the way, the novel also showcased how complicated humans really are, with all their biases, individual moral sense, compromise and etc.

Anyway, if you liked the couples in faraway wanderers and peerless, then you wouldnt go wrong in reading this. <<less
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Honey B rated it
February 24, 2022
Status: Completed
This was a good and sexy novel. Lots of s*xual tension, but NO SMUT! The MC was fun with his mind wandering to forbidden places, spying on people. The ML was far more complex and was smart as he'll. Loved him. And I loved their interactions and the dirty talk. The storyline was really good. I liked how well written (and translated) it was.

But like I said, no smut! I would have given five stars if there was!
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Ritsuka rated it
January 7, 2022
Status: Completed
I’ve always been a fan of passionate romance novels but sadly BLs either have normal or fluffy cute romance most of the time. Passionate romance with s*xual tension so high that it’s literally palpable, are the minority. So i’m really happy to have found this one!

This was more romance based than plot based. Tho I would have loved more character development and more pull and push between the leads but damnnnnn the romance is just soooo goood. The s*xual tension is sooo high that you just want to push them... more>> like just kiss already! I was always screaming hot damnnn whenever their gazes crossed and whenever they interacted! We need more novels like this please! I love how the MC didn’t conform to any typical BL uke norms but was really unique cool, handsome and strong dude who knew how to fight and hold his own against the inmates! He couldn’t be pushed around! The ML was really good too! Not only strong but also on the intelligent side. He was such a big vinegar jar!They both stood on equal grounds!Always playing word games and teasing each other! And when together? XDDD such a shameless couple who loved doing roleplays and trying different positions and places! And both of them knowing the imaginative scenes playing in each other’s minds (͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) It was honestly so much fun to read such a couple dynamics!

If you are a fan of passionate romance like me, then this is your cup of tea! Don’t skip it! I recommend it 10/10! <<less
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lotuslilac rated it
January 1, 2022
Status: Completed
Honestly, this novel made its way into my top 5 bl novel list!!

ive never read a novel with a prison setting but omg the male leads and the supporting characters were just so perfect! The story itself was amazing, plot points connected and although I didn't understand much of the finance diologue, it was still explained clearly!!!!!!

love our main couple, my fav quote from the male lead was "I don't know when I started liking you, I just realized I fell hopelessly in love with you@ 😩 & the second... more>> couple and third couple were adorable as well!!

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RyouRyoubaby rated it
December 18, 2021
Status: Completed
I'm so happy that I had the chance to read this! I absolutely liked the novel! The s*xual tension between the main characters is soooo hot! It's also my first time reading a story between a Prisoner gong x Prison librarian shou. I highly recommend it!
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Alysx rated it
December 12, 2021
Status: Completed
Ahhh! This is really good! From the characters' dynamics, to the riveting plotline and even to the wordplays. Absolutely stunning!!! Even though it was a short read, it definitely exceeded all of my expectations. I originally didn't like the premise from the summary, but I was hooked in and blown away by the great execution of the story. The author is so amazing.

This is legitimately a power couple, both the MC and ML are intelligent and powerful in their own rights. I adore their tit-for-tat banter and mutually filthy minds.... more>> One of the extra chapters lets us peek into the ML's perspective and it was so adorable and hilarious!

Translations are of a very good quality too, I love how the translator would explain certain wordplays and add in some notes to clarify things. This novel has a solid recommendation from me, do give it a go! <<less
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twobada rated it
December 3, 2021
Status: --
"Both of them were already well-aware of the filth filling each other’s heads."

An unexpectedly well-paced wholesome love story. I don't know if the translation elevated it or the original itself was already this good. The plot is tight and the setting is not overly dark despite most of the characters being criminals. Quite an enjoyable read.
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