The General Wants to Hug and Sleep


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A story about a general with insomnia, and a girl who is looking for husband to keep her tea house.

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makenai89 rated it
May 17, 2016
Status: epilogue
The General Wants to Hug and Sleep told the story of a powerful general who couldn't sleep and a tea house inheritor who was looking for a "husband". It started off like a romcom where the female MC was bullied by her family and subsequently decided to disguise herself as lowborn maid in a plan to throw those bullies off her back. However, she entered the wrong house and met someone she initially thought as ordinary soldier (though we readers know he wasn't!).

After plenty of funny and fluffy moments,... more>> we were introduced to a twist where the story turned into a rather mysterious and full of suspense situation... which then brought us to a tearful climax.

Don't worry though, it's happy ending here.


Needless to say, the novel's ups-and-downs made it into a great read for romance/drama/josei fans. However, it's not without its downside. Although the plot concept was good, but the narrative and pacing was a bit lacking (or is it because of the translation? I'm not sure since I can't read Chinese). Consequently, many turns of events were somehow abrupt and it felt forced at some points. It's still a nice read nonetheless. <<less
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Kittybear rated it
October 28, 2016
Status: epilogue
A wonderful story albeit a slightly melancholic ending. However, that bitterness at the end made the sweetness all the better.

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The story is about a girl who is pretty average, but she owns the most famous tea shop in the country. Her family members try to forcefully take it as their own when there was no man to take ownership of the shop. To solve the problem, she goes looking for someone to marry into her family, but someone with good looks and a good head.

P.S. Usually it is the woman to marry into the man's house, gaining rights in the man's family as the wife, however it is slightly uncommon for a man to marry into the woman's house because although he will be the house head, he will be seen as "owned by the woman" and be mocked by others. So you can see her predicament.

She gives up her search on the streets when there are no results and schemes to become a servant in a lower noble's house and get herself pregnant with the noble's child so she can force him to marry. She didn't know that she was actually being recruited for the poor general that had a severe case of insomnia as a body pillow. Literally, he was going to hug her as he went to sleep in their first meeting.

They keep on going with this routine, with the girl still oblivious that the man she's being hugged by is the head of the house, the great general, and the guy slowly falling in love with her without realizing it's love. (because he's THAT character. He's on the gentler side of the spectrum though so it's okay) Eventually, she finds out he's the general, he finds out he's actually in love with her, and the people in the kingdom find out that the "cold hearted, handsome general actually favors a girl for the first time. Bring in the jealous princess that has some serious issue with arrogance and ego that just so happens to love the general... GREAT *with sarcasm*

She gets super jealous of the girl and poisons her. General finds out she's poisoned and demands the bit*h princess to give the antidote. Turns out, there's no antidote. The only way to save the girl is to do the "dirty deed" with her while using the inner qi to draw the poison into one's self. The princess of course thought that the general would NEVER do that, just like every other b*tchy girl that has that much arrogance in these stories, and tells him directly.

Surprise, surprise, the general actually does it. *heaviest sarcasm* He keeps it a secret from her for a while, but it gets found out. She cries, but then the super expert comes out to help and tells her a way to save the guy and herself. She apparently got pregnant from the poison removal from before and if she shares the poison between the three of them, they can all live sickly lives together. Of course, you know she does it.
Really a sweet story, I highly recommend it.


If you want a little treat to get you interested, take like 2 minutes to read the epilogue and you will fall in love. <<less
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May 30, 2019
Status: epilogue
Sorry, but I didn't enjoy this story at all. I don't like to leave negative reviews but seeing all these positive ones make me want to even this comment section a bit.
It is a light-read story. Nothing less, and certainly nothing more. The characters are shallow, with no personality, the FC is s*upid (not naive or pure, just plain s*upid) the plot is poor and the romance is uninteresting.

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Why did the male lead fell in love? Because she smells nice, her tea is good, he likes hugging her to sleep. And that's what he feels just after one evening worth of discussion, after sleeping together once (just sleeping).
Why did the FL fell in love with him? Because he is good looking. That's all, no deeper reason, no time spent together, no gradual romance, just a shallow plot convenience.


There are also many grammar mistakes that made reading uncomfortable. I'm aware translating takes a lot of time, so I don't like to criticize the hard work of someone else, but still, I don't recommend reading this story. <<less
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Novelana rated it
June 20, 2018
Status: Completed
I will give this novel a 4.5 stars.. The story is good actually and it has a very good plot too. The beginning of the story is so adorable but near the ending (maybe chapters 21-22) it actually have a very touching feeling. Although the ending (last chapter of 22) have not given me a satisfying ending but considering it has an epilogue to compensate me so I guess it will just do and a warning to the ones who minds grammar so much even though the translation is not... more>> that very good (even though it has been edited) but at least you can understand it and the translator did her best to translate it so just be grateful. Thanks you for this novel translator! And.... Special thanks to the author too! That's it for now, Bye! <<less
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mielru rated it
August 19, 2019
Status: Completed
The story is short and light, predictable ending but full of sweetness. I enjoy it very much for light reading.
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Anonymousse rated it
January 15, 2018
Status: c1
Start with decent and sweet plot. but FL is too naive. Whats wrong with some guardian that follows her everywhere? The general only wanna make sure her safety. Yet, FL naively though bout herself by quietly sneaking alone outside and in the end bringing misfortune for both of them. well... at least its not end in tragedy. although it can be avoid if FL use her brain for once and stop become egoistical.
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nhanat rated it
December 10, 2015
Status: --
after finishing the series you can get fluffy some sort of warm feeling..
Definitely recommended for short romance story
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Lachiel rated it
October 20, 2015
Status: --
A cute little romance novel about a general who can't seem to fall asleep.. There are moments of suspense and others of fluffy cuteness..

I do recommend this for people who want to read about how two people with different positions in life and different ideas on things meet and fall in love.
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Alexei rated it
April 29, 2020
Status: epilogue
I read this because there were many good reviews but honestly the story is kinda meh. It was all fluffy at first but then when they got to

the last arc is an anticlimax. I never thought that I would wish for their death. Anyway wtf is wrong with the antidote. So messed up. Who would want to fck someone who's on the verge of death. Smh


I appreciate the translator effort to translate the story but it can be improved for the better in the future.
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hjquinzel rated it
October 13, 2019
Status: c22.3
I really wanted to enjoy this, but...

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The male MC completely disregard the female MC's body autonomy, even going so far as to rip off her clothes and try and r*pe her.


and then when...


she's poisoned, he rapes the unconscious her as the author made it so that is the only way to cure her of her poison, and then she gets pregnant without her knowledge and only find out months later.


Non-consent is NOT romantic. The author of this seems to enjoy putting the female in awful situations where the man she loves can take advantage. <<less
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Beccablue rated it
June 30, 2019
Status: Completed
I really liked this story. It is super cute and fluffy.

The only problem is the translation. It is not very good. They have tried and I appreciate it. Because I would not be able to read this story if not for them. But the sentence structure, grammar and just the general flow are difficult. I wonder if it might have actually been machine translated....

I just adore the General so much.
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TheDaoistNextDoor rated it
April 12, 2018
Status: Completed
I WAS TOO IMPETUOUS! This is max a 3.5 star story. That ending makes me want to reject it.

So I'm going to start with the bad parts of this story:

  1. That tag for, "possessive characters"? NOT FOR SHOW. Thankfully, the FL sorts him out and he starts to 'human' again, but still, it did put me off for a good minute...
  2. Naïveté of the FL. First off, let me tell you- that characteristic is hella cute on her. Just that there are times when you're just like, please, at least think about it for a second. But it's not the worst. Definitely not reason enough to avoid the story- cause it is a minute details that gets dealt with.
  3. That ending. The last chapter before the epilogue makes me want to toss the book!
  4. TOO DARN SHORT! I want more. So much more! Then that pen-ultimate chapter wouldn't be the end!!!

The real redeeming factor of this story is their interactions. That's about it really. But it's a big something so it makes it worth it.

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linnil rated it
December 5, 2015
Status: --
When I read this, it like I am reading shoujo manga.

Naive simple and cute.

And the male lead must be super OP with a cute weakness.

With ordinary face female lead.

But it's a short novel anyways, it should not have any complicated plot only adult can get it like I want to read normally.
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kichullie rated it
November 30, 2019
Status: epilogue
I really like the story! They are so cute and innocence >.< Thankfully I'm not a native English speaker so I don't really see any mistake as annoying thing LOL

... more>>

I'm really angry though when she's sneak out to go to a Tea House. If that's never happened then she will be fine, the family will be fine.... But I'm also mad that the ML is so possessive those led the MC sneaking out because of boredom and curiosity.....

What I hate is how can we don't get to see how miserable the Tenth Princess life is? I wanna see her rot in someone else's house or something like that...

I also wants to see the child, he/ she must be a cute little bun >.<

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May 2, 2019
Status: epilogue
sweet, straightforward, funny and easy reading. Love the MCs and if only the story can extend more...
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April 19, 2019
Status: Completed
-Relaxing read.

-It's like a Prologue for the child.


-This is the cnovel I read where the female lead is plump.
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SSKF rated it
April 1, 2019
Status: epilogue
I loved this. Simple and cute love story. The ML and FL remain supportive and unwavering through the whole thing. Thanks for the translation.
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earlgreyt rated it
February 6, 2019
Status: Completed
Cute and short light read. The main character, an excellent tea connoisseur and ordinary girl, sneaks into the insomniac General's household as a maid in order to keep her tea house business away from grubby family members.

Mostly fluffy and humorous, there is a bit of angst at the end (which was probably necessary, or else the story would have had even less impact), but it's a happy ending. Translation is ok if you're familiar with C-novels/Chinese or MTL.
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aovel rated it
November 20, 2018
Status: c22
Ah this story could have been better. It was interesting and the series of events flowed were good. There were some places that got me confused but I guess that's just due to translation so hopefully I will learn how to read it raw. All in all this is a good filler story when you need something to tide you by while waiting for your long novels to update its next chapter.",)
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Otwentyfirst rated it
February 1, 2018
Status: c1
The romance is nice enough but the action sequence of events and change of scenes weren't very good. -For example MCs were already lying in bed then suddenly the next sentence had them going back to the bed.- They never left it to begin with you know. Either that or the translation missed something. -Or in another scene they're lying in bed then suddenly the male MC put his tea cup down on the table.- It was like the guy teleported... where did the tea cup even come from? Other... more>> things too like the fighting scene... They we're really bad

I would say it's just a good fluff filler if you have nothing else to read. <<less
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