Screen Partner

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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!

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萤幕拍档
Related Series
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Recommendations
Kill the Lights (4)
Deep in the Act (4)
True Star (3)
Quickly Wear the Face of the Devil (3)
The Reader and Protagonist Definitely Have to Be in True Love (3)
Agreement of Being Gay for 30 Days (2)

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01/13/18 Translating Tolerably c1
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irrykat
irrykat rated it
November 21, 2018
Status: c31
Not a bad read at all! I was a little nervous considering the AV setting and the issue of the MC's debts, but thankfully everything's more or less consensual. Much of the drama really is in the MC's psyche, as he struggles to come to terms with his attraction to the ML, his s*xuality, and more. The ML is also quite cute, and though he pursues the MC, he's not yandere or anything like that. You really end up rooting for them a couple.

Also the smut was A+.

A shout-out to... more>> the translator as well. The prose was pretty fluid and there were very few mistakes, all minor and non-impacting readability. They really did an excellent job, especially since s*x scenes can be pretty difficult. Kudos! <<less
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procrastination_day
procrastination_day rated it
November 18, 2018
Status: Completed
This was a little unexpected for me. Unexpected in the sense that the story telling was way better and more thoughtful than what I expected. I'd gathered that it was more than smut, but still...

It's so good, I'd give it a high review even if it didm't belong to the smut tag. I say this because usually I have very low expectations for this genre in terms of good and moving tory telling, so whenever they have a little essence beyond s*x it deserves a little star, while I have... more>> more stringent requirements for other genres. That said they rarely get 5* stars

4* in terms of pure story telling: The backstories of the MC, though described simply is relevant to the characters experiences, struggles and perceptions. Which results in letting him conquer the wound in his heart withoyught making the affaire unrealistically mellow dramatic. The struggles and experiences come of as genuine yet there is a sene of humble simplicity that give enough realism to this story to allow it to stand on such a high level of story telling.

Side characters though not described in great detail play a relevant role in the story in terms of allowing character growth and adding to the faded bitter-sweetness of reality, while also playing the typical 'spurs on with jealousy card' on the ML and MC.

The smut: The smut is very detailed, different from others of it's kind that I have read where the phisical acts are sort of glossed over or exchanged with metaphors. A lot of descriptions of the characters emotional experiences of both the s*x and the surrounding environment is added and stays true to the conflicts of the protagonist up until that point and its after effects are concise in their influence on the character development.

To summaries: The story telling beyond the smut give a very warm and sweet feeling that comes with hurt and growth, while the smutt is solid and comes of as real.

A good read which might well leave you pleasantly surprised. <<less
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Scaranpannoir
Scaranpannoir rated it
November 14, 2018
Status: Completed
This is a story that will give you diabetes XD with a healthy dose of smut. It's straight to the point, no random plot twists nor random drama nor random detours, sweet and fluffy, read this while eating marshmallow (or tofu, I love tofu), and enjoy.

It also takes on a realistic view, I recommend this, go read it if you're searching for your perfect guy/girl, you might not find him/her, but at least this story will comfort you. (*˘︶˘*).。.:*♡
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zxio6
zxio6 rated it
November 13, 2018
Status: Completed
I love this story really cute and fluffy.
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MoniqGin
MoniqGin rated it
August 23, 2018
Status: c31
So cute!! I like it when our conservative sweetie got possessive and ero muddled.

Spoiler

XZ is the shou and Ruka is the gong

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Thanks for translating. The meal was great 😊😊
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One_lonely_bagel
One_lonely_bagel rated it
July 17, 2018
Status: Completed
Absolutely adore this story, it made my heart warm and fuzzy yet still had a very healthy dose of nosebleeds.

I would definitely recommend reading it.
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lifeisbittersweet
lifeisbittersweet rated it
July 13, 2018
Status: c31
I confess, I started reading this for the smut (oh such top-grade smut though), but grew to love it so much for the writer's handling of the emotional development between the MC and the ML. This is definitely something I didn't expect from a gay video plot. I was grateful there was no unnecessary third party, and the most that the two had to overcome was the MC's internalized homophobia.

This delightful blend of deliciously well-written, nosebleed-inducing smut and rolling-in-the-bed fluff is on my fave danmei/yaoi list, and I heavily recommend... more>> it for any fujoshi/fudanshi/open-minded reader. I also must commend the high-quality translation; it certainly made the read much more enjoyable.

Come on! Give it a try, lucky you. It's now completely translated and you don't have to wait weekly like we did (though it made my day every time I saw a new release on my feed) ! <<less
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AbsoluteMeowster
AbsoluteMeowster rated it
July 12, 2018
Status: c31
How do I even put into words how sweet this story was?

It contained the right amount of sweetness and sinfulness, full of s*xy scenes yet filled with tenderness and love of the main characters beneath it, fulfilling my yaoi need.

I'm sad that it ended, but it ended nicely and was well paced, unlike some of the novels on here who has hundreds of chapters that can be condensed into 10 chapters.

Hope for more stories like these!
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NatCreeper10
NatCreeper10 rated it
July 12, 2018
Status: Completed
I went into this book just for the smut part, and if you do the same you will be quite surprised at how good this book is. If your looking for fluff, there are other much better books to choose from. This is a very hot book (warning alert), so if you don't like those things, then stay away, but other then that it has a great, satisfying ending, and a small amount of fluff. For it's short size, it is mainly centered around the smut aspect, but after you... more>> finish reading it all the way you will be left with a good fluffy feeling, I extremely recommend this book for people looking to satisfy their smut tank.

I found this book on the website of the translator, because I was following another of his book, I ended up following them all because they are really good books, the other two he is translating are more fluffy base then smut though if you are looking for that. They are called Reborn as a System, which is like 'Quickly Wear the Face of the Devil' with the characters of 'The Reader and Protagonist Definitely Have to be in True Love'. And the other is abbreviated as PUP which is like the world of 'The Reader and Protagonist Definitely Have to be in True Love' with different characters, all of the books I mentioned are all amazing and if you haven't read them I really recommend it

Now I'm gunna stop advertising other people's books, if you like a hot, smutty book, read this one. If you like more Fluffy Bl, read Reborn as a System, or Quickly Wear the Face of the Devil. And if you like more plot based Bl then read PUP, or The Reader and Protagonist Definitely Have to be in True Love. Phew, I think I'm done now! <<less
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minki1103
minki1103 rated it
July 12, 2018
Status: --
Its a good sweet and short... but too short... fluffy stuff and smut from the beginning... hahahaha
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fhianne
fhianne rated it
July 12, 2018
Status: Completed
This novel is a combination of smut and fluff. At first I was hesitant to read it since the title was my red flag for a "slutty, messed up plot novel". BUT WAIT!!! I'm wrong... It's actually cute. The ML is my kinda guy in every novels I want to read. The MC as well, althou the novel is short you could say that he's a one man-man.

The translator also did a good job translating it. I enjoyed it. It's worth the read.

It's short. It's sweet. It's perfect.
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cocoajuppie
cocoajuppie rated it
July 11, 2018
Status: c31
If you're looking for a nosebleed, this series is a high contender. I might've read a few scenes more than once *cough cough* Anyway, it isn't AV filming every single chapter. There's a plot, things start off rough for the MC, but overall the story is short and sweet. MC's character is solid as well as his character development. As for ML, I had to actively suspend disbelief when it came to his character during one occasion. He is a good ML and he didn't do anything bad, but his... more>> behavior just didn't jibe with the image I felt the story built up for him.
Spoiler

There are many ways to write gap moe for a seemingly cold dude. For me, the "cute" fell flat and knocked the awesome factor/rating down.

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If the book cover and a smutty love story appeals to you, by all means enjoy ♡ <<less
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Wildelily
Wildelily rated it
July 11, 2018
Status: c31
I loved it. Healthy dose of nose-bleeding smut and sweetness~!
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artemissy
artemissy rated it
July 11, 2018
Status: Completed
Oh my goodness. The translators did such a good job with this! MC is so damn cute and relatable and ML is so freakin hooooot. Like their chemistry just cannot be denied. I am currently having a hard time finding other BL novels like this: well translated, full of smutty goodness, and sickeningly sweet. Honestly, I cannot stop fangirling about Screen Partners.

Objectively, the characters are well written. I find the ML and the MC hard to dislike. I find characters like the ML, tough and cold at first, but gets... more>> softer as the story goes on, irresistable. I pretty much created a novelupdates account just to type this review hahaha. There’s not really much plot and the main sources of conflict is the MC coming to terms with his new occupation and MC coming to terms with his feelings for the ML.

The story is pretty short and I think you should give it a try if you enjoy BL with lots of smexy scenes. I mean, seriously? Who doesn’t, right? ;) <<less
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Anxin
Anxin rated it
July 11, 2018
Status: c31
HOT, very hot story. Quite a bit NSFW but also dipped in sweetness, it is just the right length so that it doesn't draws on needlessly and yet advances the plot and character interactions in a way that makes sense. I rather enjoyed it and the translation is flawless. Please give it a chance, you won't regret it, believe me.
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Butters
Butters rated it
July 11, 2018
Status: c31
Don't be fooled by the summary: it's a really good read! The MC is a bit dumb at first, and so is the ML, but it's in a way that makes you want to squish them love them more.

The ending chapter is particularly sweet and worthwhile!

If you're here for smut, it also delivers. Overall a very satisfying read. My only complaint is that it was too short ;n;
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SilentWatch83
SilentWatch83 rated it
July 11, 2018
Status: c31
Nosebleed level of hotness.

And the sprinkling of plot is really a good compliment for drive the story forward.

Really thankful to the Translator-sama for picking up the story.
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twilly
twilly rated it
March 10, 2019
Status: --
First off, kudos to the translator for her great work and fine taste in novels. The translation is very natural and seamless.

Please don't be put off by the GV aspect--the summary almost makes it sound like an in-depth exploration of the "blackening" of a white lotus as he is forced into the vicious, sordid world of the adult entertainment industry. It is most emphatically not that. In fact, this is a sweet, delightful confection filled with comical misunderstandings, domesticity, and just gosh-darn wholesomeness. The GV in question is basically the... more>> purest, least shady adult video in existence. And the xx scenes are ACTUALLY GOOD! I could just cry.

I want to take a moment to emphasize this point, because how rare is that? This is legit the first danmei novel I've read where the xx scenes are legit hot and the dumbass tropes we're all familiar with aka "shou faints from lack of oxygen while kissing", "no lube needed because the gong's fiery passion will sufficiently lubricate his oversized jj/the shou's ass is mysteriously secreting fluid even if it's not an abo", "shou falls unconscious in the middle of getting xx'edand can't get out of bed for the entirety of the next day because the gong is just~so fierce and overbearing~", etc, do NOT appear at all. Like, I have read novels that I loved and I just quietly accepted these scenes thinking that they were just the way things written in danmei novels, but this story proves otherwise. Thank you, author! Just for that, I would have rated this a freaking 5/5. But the xx scenes do not merely avoid these awful, anatomically-incorrect tropes! They are actually incredibly hot and sensual, the best I have read in a danmei. I wonder if the fact that this is Taiwanese plays a role in it. If so, I really hope more Taiwanese danmei gets translated.

Now back to the novel: if this was just a pwp, it would still be excellent. But there's actually plot and characterization! The MC is a really simple, practical person. Just from the summary alone, we already know that he's a small-time actor who gets buried in debt because he got played by a friend. Honestly speaking, if this were another type of novel, he could have been portrayed as a tragic figure. But instead of treating this horrible betrayal as a cataclysmic event that throws him into despair, the author just shows him quietly doing his best to accept it and take the most practical solution to this problem, which is acting in a gay porn film. He never sits around wailing to all and sundry about his troubles, waiting for somebody to rescue him. He just gets up and does what has do be done. ML at first seems like a cold, overbearing-president type, but he's full of pleasant surprises and I ended up liking him so much more than I thought I would.

I don't want to spoil this story any further as it's so short (sadly) that I'd end up summarizing the whole thing at this rate, so I'll just say that both MC and ML are really lovable, decent, admirable people who are in a healthy, respectful, loving relationship. Think about how unusual those adjectives a typical danmei and you'll see what a rare delight this pure cinnamon-roll of a novel is.

Please do yourself a favor and give this novel a try. (ノ◕ヮ◕) ノ*:・゚✧ <<less
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mahhtyn
mahhtyn rated it
March 6, 2019
Status: Completed
I looked at the description of this book several times and hesitated to read it because I was worried it would be filled with angst. I'm so glad I didn't let the title or description deter me. The smut was so so s*xy and the fluff is super sweet. It quickly became a favorite of mine. Highly recommend!
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bmb
bmb rated it
March 1, 2019
Status: c31
If you are looking for something cute, funny, with smut and with a not too long story, this is your novel. I think this is one of those novels, like an average type, that you don't absolutely love in the same level as others but it's simple and you have a good time reading it.
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