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Xu Zheyi is a 30 year old actor. Abandoned by his friend after co-signing a loan, he was burdened with a massive debt. Without any foreseeable way out, he was reduced to acting in a gay AV in order to make enough money and pay off the debt.

Ruka is a twenty-some year old popular AV actor. He lost a bet when he was drunk and had to act in a gay AV.

The two men cross paths during filming.

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07/11/18 Translating Tolerably c31 (end)
06/24/18 Translating Tolerably c30
06/22/18 Translating Tolerably c29
06/12/18 Translating Tolerably c28
06/07/18 Translating Tolerably c27
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06/02/18 Translating Tolerably c24
05/28/18 Translating Tolerably c23
05/15/18 Translating Tolerably c22
05/05/18 Translating Tolerably c21
04/22/18 Translating Tolerably c20
04/19/18 Translating Tolerably c19
04/18/18 Translating Tolerably c18
04/13/18 Translating Tolerably c17
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solomaize rated it
March 23, 2018
Status: Completed
Fluffy, funny, and smutty. The golden trifecta of a good BL any fujoshi/fudanshi enjoys.

An MC who is confused about his s*xual orientation after doing it with the ML. An ML who is confused about his (and MC's) feelings after doing it with the MC.

I like that the author didn't feminize either males and kept the progression of feelings as realistic as possible. Still, it was so sweet my teeth could rot. Totally not being jelly or whatever.

As for the smut... *free flow of nosebleed* 69/10! Blame it on Ruka.
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Kleep rated it
April 22, 2018
Status: Completed
Don't let the description (that I should really have done a better job on) fool you!

This story is a great mix of realism (for a BL), comedy, sweetness, and hot hot hot smut! The characters are pretty fun, their thoughts will make you laugh, and their deeds will make you blush.

It seems that this type of plot would just be a smutfest, but while there is certainly spicy scenes, there's some pretty good plot to go with it.

Definitely give it a try. And I'm not just saying that because I... more>> TL it. <<less
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Nostalgia21 rated it
July 22, 2018
Status: Completed
Warning! Be prepared for a toothache.

This novel is short and sweet. While there isn't much drama nor twist, it's still a very satisfying read.

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I like the ML's naivete towards his feeling in the start but he quickly became proactive in pursuing the MC. While the MC may seem wishy washy and extremely indecisive towards his feelings, I felt like it seemed raw and realistic. After all, if you really were a straight man, you would have doubts and reservations too.


And the fujoshi in me can't help but drool for all the smut scenes. I honestly wished there was more chapters... But oh well. Lol <<less
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Ars rated it
May 6, 2018
Status: c21
I'm blown away by how well and thoughtfully written this story is. This is primarily a romance story between two actors who have an immediate connection as they work together in their first 'GV' (gay video). What stands out to me is how this story makes the two leads come alive, giving them depth of character and relatable motivations which tell so much about what kind of person they are inside, as opposed to the image you initially have of them in the beginning. It's very interesting in how it... more>> brings in real-life details about the process of working in this industry (such as the preparation and cleanup involved), and it doesn't shy away from showing how everything in the p*rnography world is staged. But at the same time, the two leads have undeniable chemistry, so what was meant to be professional ends up becoming real to them.

This is a story set in the world of the p*rnography industry, so it doesn't shy away from descriptions of s*x and prep. The smut is very well-written as well as well-translated, but the best smut comes from the reactions of the people involved rather than the act itself, and that's why the smut in this story is so good - the characters fit together and play off of each other really well. I think this is probably the best smutty story on the novelupdates listing.

As of c21 the emotional relationship is only just starting to form, but with only 10 chapters to go I'm confident that we'll get some great sweetness. I'm really looking forward to it. <<less
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btsdynamiteAUG21 rated it
August 30, 2020
Status: Completed
The smut scenes are so good and it was exactly what I came for >.< The main couple is so sweet. The plot is not that deep but it served it's purpose since it's only a 31 chapter as a smut tag. I love it :) Finished in 2 hrs :)
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xiin rated it
February 24, 2019
Status: Completed
unexpectedly good. don't let the description, cover image, or title throw you off. it's a great read. it's fun, it's fluffy, and there's smut. and like everyone else has written - had no plans to read this until the TLer recommended it, but then I was hooked on the first chapter! if you're hesitant, at least give ch1 a try...~
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dona rated it
January 22, 2019
Status: c10
I honestly don't get what people like about this one. It was just full of smut, the characters weren't bad but they weren't likable either. I suppose knowing ML got into making p*rn just because of a bet disgusted me a little and I coudlnt relate to anything. I found it quite boring since neither MC or ML had anything interesting about them

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blrblrb rated it
September 6, 2018
Status: Completed
Perfect balance between sweet and smutty. It's great that the author didn't drag out their problems. I wish it was longer!
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BillionJellyfish rated it
July 31, 2018
Status: Completed
This novel is really well-written with emphasis on the internal turmoil/emotions of the MC and ML. There is actually very little outside of work interactions/scenarios between the MC and ML. With the sparse scenes between them outside of the AV film shootings, it doesn't seem like the relationship was built realistically or on any concrete reasons, so the story felt more like a p*rn novel with little to no plot to speak of. The only bright side is that the inner turmoil of the MC in turning from straight to... more>> gay is portrayed very well and the ending is a HE.

Overall, the story was alright in the sense that the plot is slightly lacking, but the smut scenes were *whew* intense, very intense, which I appreciated. The novel is more bittersweet than heartwarming and left a lot to be desired, hence I took one star off the rating, but would still recommend it to any bl lovers (for the smexy scenes huhuhu~). <<less
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Eulear rated it
August 16, 2021
Status: c31
If you feel h**ny and want to read two dudes duking it out in the bedroom then this might be for you. The smut was really good, but the plot is almost nonexistent. I'm still confused about what happened at the end because it ended so fast that there are many unanswered questions. I mean it's a short read with smut so I shouldn't be thinking about it too hard. This was a super-fast read and some parts were super hilarious.

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MC got scammed by some dude and hates gay people. He participated in a GV because he needs to pay off some debt. ML lost a bet with his friend so he participated in the GV. ML misunderstood that the MC liked him and even used the bring the cute puppy as an excuse to come to his house. MC has the gay denial phase, but realize that he likes the ML too. The ending was super fast like the ML was forced to film himself m*sturbate because he didn't want to switch couples. Then MC joins him and that film became a bestseller. They move somewhere else because people recognize the MC. I guess they live happily ever after????? Like what happened to their job as GV. They did just quit? I'm also curious about ML's dad since he mentioned that his dad watches his p*rno videos and even gives him tips. MC also mentioned he has a single dad too. Like they did just ditch their family? I know MC opened a clothing shop, but what is the ML doing then? Despite these questions, I likes how this felt like a parody of p*rn plots. The classic sus plot in p*rn gets made fun of by the MC and it's refreshing to see the MC roast the no logic plots. For example the classical whoops I caught you masturbating so I need to help you troupe.

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kcNeko rated it
July 13, 2020
Status: Completed
Rating 4.0

I read this because of the high ratings, but it's ok. Not a fan of smut but this story has a nice plot, it would be great if the story is more focused on the CP's feelings and problems rather than the bed scenes. But if you compared this story to those illogical smut novels, I must say that this story better.

Not recommended for kids but super recommended for rotten adults!
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rinshi rated it
October 24, 2019
Status: c31
Short and sweet. I liked both the MC and the ML. Although it sometimes kinda felt rushed and I would have liked some parts to be elaborated more, it was overall a really nice read. The translation is also top notch.
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peachgummy rated it
January 28, 2019
Status: Completed
Closer to 3.5, but I'll just round up.

Pretty cute and fun read! I read it in 2 short sittings. The MC is funny and somewhat relatable in his thoughts, and the ML is very... possessive and seme-ish, but not in an unattractive or off-putting way. Their interactions are cute as well. However, while it was pretty enjoyable I'm not sure I'd revisit it. I couldn't get very attached to the characters (the short length didn't help here) and I didn't find the way they fell in love to be particularly...... more>> riveting, I guess. The story just didn't stand out very much to me, even though it was cute. I was also kind of underwhelmed by the love scenes, but seeing as all the other reviewers seem to be quite satisfied, I think that might just be me being desensitized from having been a fujoshi for too long, haha.

Lacks some depth, but honestly I'm pretty sure this story wasn't meant to be very deep, so that's okay. I'd recommend it for a quick read, perhaps as a lighthearted break from a longer novel.


Was anyone else left wanting an explanation for Ruka's "friend" + Ruka's relationship with his dad? Felt like there was a huge story behind those that definitely could have been fleshed out, or at least explained...

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giseord rated it
April 21, 2018
Status: c19
Love it!!! Seriusly loves it!!!!!

The whork is well done and the story is good, but ober ebrithing I love the charcters!!!! Thoght it have plenty of explicit scens (thing that I love, have I said it?? Jeje)
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Majin11 rated it
March 24, 2018
Status: c15
I don't understand why this precious thing here has a low rating.. 4.1 is a bit low for a fujoshi like me... xD

I'm extremely thankful to the translator for pickin g this up.. XD

If u like p*rn with a little bit of love story, you'd like this too. XD
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lamentine rated it
February 21, 2024
Status: Completed
First off, the translator did such an amazing job and made the story seem so seamless. They deserve all the praise along with the writer ofc.

When I tell you that this story came as such a shock and complete surprise because I did not expect it to be as good as it was. The pacing was succinct and perfect and it never dragged. Such a hidden gem.
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aiji rated it
January 16, 2021
Status: Completed
It could be the translation... It could be the superb narration...

It was short and smutty but damn, I was moved! I really think the author was serious and this was made not just for the smut.

I originally just wanted to read any short straight-turned-gay story to pass the time but surprisingly found this somewhat sweet but serious short story narrated in a funny and entertaining way. (I'm not gonna lie, I don't expect much from short stories with a "smut" tag story-wise xD)

For my verdict, the introduction is... more>> good as the author bothered to explain the MC's situation and background first instead of diving straight into boundless exchange of dialogues like other overexcited writers does. It's one of the elements I look for and one of the factors I consider when judging how good the writing is. Characterization is surprisingly good as well despite the chapter count being short. It was a wise move from the author for not dragging the story on for such a simple premise. Gotta love reading the MC's internal monologue and inner struggles about sexualityーjust the way I like it. Despite having no well-defined plot aside from "two straight men falling in love in the middle of filming a GV", I think the process of straights getting "bent" is already an interesting plot in itself (my mug of coffee~), and I find the love development kinda convincingーsinfully hot and smutty but wholesome at the same time.

Understandably, no need to fuss over other aspect of the storyline given the short and limited chapters so overall...

Dunno man... it was surprisingly good~ <<less
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Nomad Reed rated it
July 23, 2019
Status: Completed
I really loved this! It was short and very smutty but also very sweet too (just how I like it). I’m also really happy that ‘Translating Tolerably’ was the one who picked up this novel because I really like her translations!
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mariaflora1208 rated it
June 27, 2019
Status: Completed
"sweet, funny, sexy"

It may be a short one but this is really good! So sweet, fluffy, and smutty! I thought that there'll be more drama but I was wrong.

Anyway, if you're looking for a short, smutty but good material to read, you're on the right track. But seriously, I really wish it was longer lol
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YoriMei rated it
March 18, 2019
Status: c31
Like everyone else, I think its a good story with some pretty good realism. I liked how there was a realistic period of denial before his complete acceptance of being gay! Or at least, gay for Ruka. I also wanna give some extreme praise to the translator, who basically MTLs it and then edits it into something coherent. It’s impressive honestly!
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