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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. Be prepared for a sweet, funny, sexy ride! {If you’re unsure about reading it, take a look at the reviews}

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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
06/06/18 Translating Tolerably c26
06/05/18 Translating Tolerably c25
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
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New Lonelystxr
November 25, 2019
Status: c31
I absolutely loved this, Novel. This novel takes in the realistic approach of a relationship between two straight men who fall in love.

There were no over the top cliches and no weird drama caused to prolong the chapters. All in all, to those who have not read it. I recommend this novel 100%
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New Alymae
November 18, 2019
Status: c31
This is absolutely amazing1 A gem, I was teary-eyed when it ended. I want more of their interaction, it's just so sweet. The smut is also good, but the sweetness is the driving force of me reading it. I love this story! Thumbs up!
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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 sexual 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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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 pornography 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 pornography 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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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.

... more>>

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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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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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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ilohus rated it
September 3, 2018
Status: c31
I really enjoyed reading this. I was looking for completed translations of Chinese BL webnovels and this was one of the ones I found. It's mostly light-hearted and sweet, mostly without unnecessary background characters (I'm looking at all of those fics with character lists of over 100 characters; albeit I still enjoy those stories too tbh). It's straightforward, doesn't leave any loose ends, and doesn't dangle the relationship between the shou and the gong in your face for 19837459834 chapters before resolving things. The story is about getting-together, but there's... more>> no trope-y relationship drama that makes me want to rip my eyeballs out. For those who are curious about whether this is PWP or what, this is more like plot with porn rather than the other way around.

Do give it a shot if you're looking for something to pass time with, or something to destress with. I definitely recommend this. <<less
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RocKOZ rated it
August 23, 2018
Status: Completed
This is extremely adorable! Especially the fact that they both aren't open-minded and are just forced to do this job but slowly warmed up to one another. I love see how caring the ML is toward the MC despite not realizing his feelings at first. The smut was also really hot and sexy and I like the fact that they didn't over exaggerated things and keep them realistic.

It was a short but fun read.
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RAGA rated it
August 6, 2018
Status: c31
If you're wanting to read something high in both fluff and smut, look no further! This is both super sweet and extremely hot~ The story flow is nice enough and I'm pleased with how it handled some of the usual cliches (or I should say, how the author avoids some of them).

The plot is pretty straightforward and the focus of the story remains where it should be, considering the length of it. The translator did an excellent job as well.

Definitely recommended for people who like this genre and want a... more>> quick, sweet, and uncomplicated pick-me-up to read. <<less
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binkspinx rated it
July 27, 2018
Status: Completed
This book gave me a break from all these reincarnation novels I'm following. It's short, smutty and really sweet. Give it chance ❤
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Valeriana rated it
July 13, 2018
Status: c31
After a long wait it’s finally finished😭. I’m feeling very mixed emotions right now. I actually decided to read this just to pass the time but I didn’t expect to get attached. Compared to others it’s very short at 31 ch I just can’t get enough. So to anyone hesitating just read it!
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itikky rated it
July 11, 2018
Status: c24
Has it's share of good smut (not complaining), but also a solid story that is realistic and ridiculous! Both ML and MC are equally oblivious to the gay between them. I was happily surprised to find that the ML wasn't the typical self-important seme and is actually quite self-delusional and easily convinced, making for some hilarious narration and scenes!
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KyuubiKuroba rated it
July 11, 2018
Status: c31
This was such a great story. I wasn’t expecting much to be honest but it’s actually quite a cute love story. And smutty. Though they are filming a gay av so...
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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 porn with a little bit of love story, you'd like this too. XD
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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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LostMySoul rated it
August 7, 2019
Status: Completed
This story is certainly full of fluff. At first I was a bit hesitant in reading it since our MC was forced to film an av because of desperation. Left a bitter taste in my mouth when I read that part. Luckily, he met our ml! The smut scenes were also written so well I had a hard time breathing during those parts lol I also like how our MC, as a former straight man, struggled to accept his feelings for the MC. Made it more realistic.

P.S. Don't like how... more>> mc's 'friend' got off so easily tho. He should've been sent to prison at least <<less
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oikawas rated it
June 7, 2019
Status: Completed
This was a really nice and quick read! As most reviews already mentioned, it talks about the struggles of a man coming to terms with his sexuality and fear from past experience and a man coming to terms about his feelings. Since this is a short novel though, it wasn't really "expanded" (?), it didn't take them 130+ chapters to unravel their feelings is what I meant. If that's what you're looking for and not this, I still recommend that you give it a try. The ML may seem like... more>> an as*hole at the beginning but really, he's like... a stubborn cute dog.

very minor spoiler...?


He trusts his friends a lot, takes "Do I Love Them" type of quizzes, follows corny romantic advices, and pampers his wife very well! A good boy!


There IS smut; they've done some adult films and have met through one, but their relationship is healthy. It's sweet, and little to no drama. My only complaint would be,


I wished that the author addressed Ruka's friend (who filmed his AV and told him not to show his smile to anyone else but him) a bit more... seems very weird and suspicious, it felt uncomfortable to think about.

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LightningFyre rated it
April 20, 2019
Status: c31
Had to leave a comment because of how good this story is!

I recommend y'all to read this. It just has the right amount of fluff, misunderstandings, and smut. The story focuses on Zheyi and (ML) Ruka's relationship, not much villains time here which is still great.

Ruka, the ML, is honestly adorable and easily fell in love with Zheyi. He's like a puppy, really cute.

speaking of which, haha. He bought MC a dog ~ he followed his friend's advice on how to woo MC : get a dog act like he found a stray one and give it to MC, , plus points if its raining and he is soaked when he gets to MC's house// he does this to get a reason to spend time with MC.

MC sees thru it since he himself has done the same thing before with his ex-girlfriend but still falls prey to the scheme and ML has managed to wiggle his way into MC's life

Quite gullible and pretty assuming guy but he treats MC really well.

Xu Zheyi was once a pretty successful model but got conned by his friend (who he presumably liked) that's why he got into debt. He is on the more cautious side of the relationship and he's self-aware at least and not like super oblivious. Pretty perceptive even with Ruka's little schemes.

All in all, it's a pretty short read and it'd be such a waste to not read it.
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