Rock Sugar And Pear Stew

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Li Yubing and Tang Xue were deskmates throughout the whole six years of primary school. After being plagued by Tang Xue for the entirety of this period, Li Yubing saw his chance and broke free with his secondary school selection. With no contact for yet another six years, who knew that Tang Xue and Li Yubing would one day meet again in university…

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Skate Into Love
冰糖炖雪梨
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Rebirth of the Film Emperor’s Beloved Wife (1)
Recommendation Lists
  1. Easy Light Read (mostly BG)
  2. A rec list from a picky reader
  3. Childhood friends to lovers trope!
  4. Romance Novels <33
  5. tired of angst? here, have some fluff ^U^

Latest Release

Date Group Release
03/28/21 Tea Fragrance ss 2 (end)
10/24/20 Tea Fragrance ss 1
08/30/20 Tea Fragrance c114
07/07/20 Tea Fragrance c113
06/13/20 Tea Fragrance c112
05/31/20 Tea Fragrance c111
05/24/20 Tea Fragrance c110
05/10/20 Tea Fragrance c109
05/02/20 Tea Fragrance c108
04/26/20 Tea Fragrance c107
04/20/20 Tea Fragrance c106
04/13/20 Tea Fragrance c105
04/07/20 Tea Fragrance c104
03/30/20 Tea Fragrance c103
03/21/20 Tea Fragrance c102
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Zahliarenee
New Zahliarenee rated it
July 23, 2021
Status: Completed
It's really good, I had a delightful time reading it, though at the end it kind of got a little boring, From my experience, at least.
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Shortk
Shortk rated it
September 11, 2019
Status: c19
I am traumatized by the MF lead.. I think this is cute, but I think there should be a warning for people that can't stand personalities that are mean/selfish to people but always get away with it by being felt by the people around them as a "deep down someone who is a good person." Nevertheless, this type of personality can get away with treating decent people selfishly and inconsiderately like so. Personally, I can't stand personalities like this in real life, so the MF lead just annoys me more... more>> than anything. So, if this doesn't bother you, I think this story could be cute for you. <<less
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Otwentyfirst
Otwentyfirst
June 9, 2018
Status: c1
Male lead: hot, smart and forbearing

Female lead: cute, shameless and brazen

Put the two together and I'm sure there will be humorous shenanigans. Started a little dry but it'll probably pick up.
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fltstrt
fltstrt rated it
March 12, 2019
Status: c41
Story 5/5, TL 4/5

Only halfway into the story but it's already panning out to be a great coming-of-age romcom! Truly light hearted and fun read with the ability to cause this old lady (me) to inevitably reminisce about my own childhood. What a bittersweet feeling...

I really like FL, she's very lovable and charming in her own way. She has the ML wrapped around her fingers in the past and present. Haha I look forward to the day ML 'tame' her. FL's loyal sidekicks/buddies are so funny too! I ship the... more>> two together!

I'm excited for the release of the drama adaption— "Skate into Love' too! It's gonna be good! <<less
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tedy2004
tedy2004 rated it
October 16, 2020
Status: c22
I don't know.. but the ones who see this review I will write it shortly.

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Spoiler

The story begins from childhood with the ML and FL so it is ok as FL being a brat as a child but not maturing at all at university age?...

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The ML and FL made by author is really "well done", might as well throw the FL in the tr*sh can of how childish/no consequences/expressing that much perversive imagination with no regards whatsoever in her twenties.

The ML is typical prince charming but author... why? His problem is in spoiler

Spoiler

Its the childhood sweetheart where the FL bullies ML in the period of children then "coincidentally" they meet again at the university, (ok) because ML saw FL's application at his ice skating club by taking an athelete assistant part-time job for the ice skating club where initially it was "impossible to win the part-time job without connections", for this part-time job there were many many girls from the university which writed an application for it (ok? meh...) because of

ML who is H a n d soo meee (kyaa ^.^) for girls and very popular with his ice skating skills which won him medals with the mediocre university's ice skating club. After that FL gets the part-time job with her s*aves who also sent an application for the part-time job (so ML was FL's connection and.. yea you saw the word, 2 s*aves) and then ML gets revenge for being bullied by FL and then.. (prediction cause I have only read till c22 or c23) they get as a couple, kinda the end of a disgusting novel, which has such illogical predictive plots and really a little world plus the indecent jokes made me.. wow author you really love "joking".

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" There are many people with skin but no bones, people with bones but without skin" which one do you prefer? Of course I choose people with bones but without skin and if it has both of them then its no problem. I really do wonder how this novel has 4.6 rate....

I don't recommend it at all

Good day, is it not? <<less
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hobbes
hobbes rated it
April 12, 2021
Status: c14
I read till here and couldn't continue anymore. The FL is such a bully but its supposed to be considered to be cute and funny? No way.. Even if this can considered to be cute when they were young, she is the same bully even when she grows up. She treats her friends like tr*sh esp. The guy from the school, like her own s*ave. (He has to buy and bring her breakfast every morning before going to his classes and she doesn't even thank him and acts like tr*sh... more>> and kicks him and is so mean). I am not even sure if she considers them as friends given that nobody behaves like that with their friends. When the same thing is done by the ML to FL, she gets offended. She has been doing this her whole life and now she finds it unfair?

Some may find this cute but its not my cup of tea. If you can think treating people like their s*aves and bullying them cute then you can go ahead and read this. <<less
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foxygal
foxygal rated it
August 28, 2019
Status: --
This is exactly the type of modern romance I like, from childhood to adulthood, hilarious and sweet, thanks for picking this novel translator!
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Lhan
Lhan rated it
July 19, 2018
Status: c10
Really lovable characters. The plot is fun and engaging. I am not sure who the ML is and it makes me anticipate future chapters even more. Translator does a great job. Really worth your time.
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h3lk4t
h3lk4t rated it
September 26, 2019
Status: c74
Firstly, great job by the translator on translating some of the subtle nuances of the story. It is hard as some of the chinese slang and word usage can be very difficult to translate into english. Excellent job keeping the soul of the story and humor as close to the original as possible.

I highly recommend this book for a these two reasons.

a) The plotline is coherent. No sudden changes in character behaviours, no plot holes big enough to sink the Titanic through. It is cohesive and funny. The MC is... more>> funny, assertive, independent and most of all true to herself. No sudden wallflowerness or 180 degree change of character. The ML is the perfect foil for the MC. Both of them makes the story sing. The side characters are funny as well. MC's two lackeys are hilarious and I love ML's bro from his ice hockey squad. The cast of characters really shines through in this story and the humor is amazing.

b) The translation is very very well done. This is not an easy novel to translate as there are quite a lot of current slang and words. Xing has done and is doing a very wonderful job translating the novel and keeping it as true as possible to the original. Reading Xing's translation is a joy. Xing managed to maintain the humor and the feel of the plotline. Kudos to a job well done !!

Highly recommended <<less
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dundun
dundun rated it
June 7, 2019
Status: Completed
Uh, this was bomb!

So interesting and I really enjoyed reading this novel. There's many hilarious interaction between characters, and even if the sport description sometimes rather too detailed, it was good. No regret coming to the raws one to read MTL hahaha
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bleu
bleu rated it
June 27, 2020
Status: c113
ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT!

The translation team did a great job and moreover, the author was fantastic as well.

What I loved most about it was :

    • The story did not seemed forced, the flow continued and there wasn't a single chapter that I was bored of.
    • Mostly, when reading romance novels, when it reaches a certain peak, like when the main characters confesses to e/o, it gets utterly boring, but this story isn't like that at all.
    • Not only the main characters but the side characters are just AMAZING with different personalities with their own quirkiness as well as their flaws.
    • Different emotions - I got to laugh, sympathise, squeal, cry, fangirl... this novel was an absolute bliss
Spoiler

love that we have a side story for MC's lacky and one of her roommates [ I forgot the name]

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What I would love to see is a side story for Yu Yan as well. [ I'm still in chapter 112, so, I pray that there is (crosses fingers) ]

so, in short 100/100
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ohmycalla
ohmycalla rated it
February 15, 2020
Status: c95
I honestly didn't expect this novel to be good. It's so funny my stomach hurts from too much laughing.

And this kind of story is not the type of novel that you would abandon once you find something better because it's really good.

MC and ML interactions are funny and sweet. MC and her friends were crazy in a funny way.

MC was spoiled, bully, and some readers may dislike her because of that. But once you understand her more, you would know that there's more to her that you would like. ML... more>> appeared to be cold but he's a good person. I honestly don't like him much because of what he did to MC when they graduated in primary. But that changed when he did nice things to MC. <<less
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rinshi
rinshi rated it
February 6, 2020
Status: c94
4, 25/5

I will keep this pretty short. Overall, I really enjoyed this novel. It is actually one of the better romance novels I have read in the last year.

The MC is really a little bully (especially as a kid), but I interpreted it mostly as showing her affection the wrong way. Although slightly off-putting, her shameless and brazen behavior is mostly really funny. In particularly her bickering and banter with the ML are hilarious. I constantly found myself smirking.

Oh and I really also want to commend the translator for doing... more>> an amazing job ! Thank you very much for the work you put in and for bringing us this gem ! <<less
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bunnydesuuu
bunnydesuuu
May 23, 2021
Status: Completed
A funny and cute novel of a shameless girl and a guy who got bullied into shamelessness by said girl. The first 8 chapters in their youth is pretty damn annoying coz FL was essentially a school bully towards ML. Many a times it's without ill intent and could still pass off as young playfulness but it's still pretty annoying, but press on! Past chapter 8, it time skips into adulthood where FL's playfulness transform into shamelessness. As things get revealed, FL will become less hateful and instead rather funny... more>> character. ML is pretty interesting too. He went from a somewhat shy bullied guy (who doesn't ACTUALLY hate FL) into a shameless dude out for revenge, to a jealous green block of ice, to a docile little puppy... FL and ML definitely had some character growth amidst all the little fun and jokes, and their relationship was a cute, balanced and equally supportive one as well. The setting of ice sports was cool as well. Overall, funny shameless and sweet.

Translations was pretty good too. <<less
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Jun148weirdtroll
Jun148weirdtroll rated it
May 10, 2021
Status: Completed
This book caught me off guard. Looking at the reviews I believed it would be mediocre at best but actually its very good. Contrary to the negative comments, it not that bad. Actually, its an amazing book, the amount of comedy, romance, friendship, sports is extremely well-balanced.

Yes, the FL is shameless, even as kid but she did not physically bully the ML. Its actually really entertaining because the ML also turns roug-ish after staying as the FL's seatmate for so long. But don't worry, their shamelessness is not the bad... more>> type, its adorable that they always try to get even with one another. The FL is actually not that bad, she's also a girl so she does get shy, embarrassed, and also cries, her shamelessness is not everything. ML is a very beautifully created character, strong and at times he also has hi vulnerable moments. Most importantly, he's not super possessive and is actually good at wooing the FL. Their relationship is beautiful and the way they understand each other is also very interesting.

Also, the way she treats her friends can be viewed negatively, but if you actually complete the book, you will understand that she really cares for them, especially how Liao Zhenyu became her friend/ lackey. I don't think she's treating them badly because in the worst times, she was an actual friend and its in the nature of some people to be bold like Tang Xue.

Plot development was interesting and I loved the fact that there was little angst, I don't really like to read angst because I believe I might really vomit blood due to the frustration. This book really exceeded my expectations. Also, I enjoyed reading the book because the author's writing style is extremely to my taste. Thanks for an amazing read. <<less
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forsuresh
forsuresh rated it
December 11, 2019
Status: c86
Normally I binge read these type of stories. However, there were multiple times I had to stop reading for a while because I needed to stop laughing. Cute, and very very funny.
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imdemeterZ
imdemeterZ rated it
April 16, 2021
Status: Completed
I don't know why there are ratings below 5. For me, it's well written. The plot is good. I like all their carefree attitude. I understand that during childhood, the female lead is childish. I've been there, too. But the fact that when things goes out of control, she cries. She's not that bad at all. I see a lot of children in the same attitude as the female lead, some are even worse. Overall, this story is amazing.

Highly recommend to those who like a smooth sailing story without lots... more>> of dramas that can make you abhor all antagonist in the story. <<less
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zestileigh
zestileigh rated it
January 13, 2021
Status: Completed
[Sadly it won't let me edit my star rating which was supposed to be 5 stars : (]

My ultimate story trope is the misunderstood female lead, and this scratches that itch perfectly.

... more>> I absolutely love our male lead's self-righteous bullying of the female lead, and all his after-the-fact realizations of the times he shot himself in the foot.

Other reviewers seemed to dislike the FL, but I found her charming. She did nothing worse that pulling-pigtails level bullying as a child, and as a teen and young adult, she was characterized mostly by her fierce loyalty towards her friends. I loved her (and her denseness)

Even though I love the trope of ML misunderstanding the FL, for me to really enjoy the romance, the ML needs to have a worthwhile behavior change and/or adequate repentance. This story definitely satisfied.

(Also, the drama adaptation has two of my favorite lead actors <3) <<less
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orientalfairy
orientalfairy rated it
November 1, 2020
Status: Completed
Loved it! Might even watch the drama afterwards.

I personally relate to the MC because I was kind of like a 'school bully' as well, she was misunderstood a lot during her youth and she didn't really know anything else because precisely, she was still a kid. I think her teasing ML back then was her own way of showing affection.

Love how strong the storyline is and even though I want more fluff at the ending, I think it's pretty satisfying as it is a coming-of-age novel.
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airhead888
airhead888 rated it
April 20, 2020
Status: Completed
This is the funniest, funniest, funniest C-novel that I've ever read! Hahahaha. Every chapter just made me laugh out loud. Can't fathom where the FL gets her confidence--almost similar to the level of Nian Junting in Slowly Growing Fond of You, Mr. Nian. The FL's wild imagination is a talent too. Read this and I guarantee that you'll laugh your heart out.

But..... this ain't perfect too. It made light of juvenile bullying, which is something that should not be made light of. The ML (the one who the FL kept... more>> on bullying when they were kids) had psychological scars from that bullying, but the issue was swept under the rug.

Anyway, no novel is perfect. But I still enjoyed this one A LOT. <<less
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Novelplease
Novelplease rated it
February 11, 2020
Status: --
This novel is comical. With the right dose of flufiness, add 100% shamelessness combined with pure witty banters from characters, this is a hands down pure hidden gem. I would really like to thank the translator for her hard work, sharing this wonderful novel to us. And our precious author who made this, thumbs up to you.
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