The Heart of a Smith

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Lu Shang picked up a dirty teenager while discussing work at a bar. It was merely happenstance, but memories from ten years ago resurfaced when he saw the gunshot scars on the teenager’s back.

Lu Shang asked him, “What is your name?”

“Xiao Li… My surname is Li, so they all called me Xiao Li.”

“You don’t have a name?”

“I don’t remember.”

Lu Shang said, “Then I will call you Li Sui. From now on, you will be with me.”

From that day onward, a young “lover” was always by Lu Shang’s side.

Years later, Dr. Leung teased Lu Shang, “You didn’t get his heart, instead your heart caved in; boss Lu, that doesn’t seem like a bargain.”

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Jiàng Xīn
匠心
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11/25/19 Exiled Rebels Scanlations extra
10/19/19 Exiled Rebels Scanlations c60 (end)
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Andro
New Andro rated it
February 18, 2020
Status: c1
This story seems to be interesting. This is my second novel I read on this site and I think I like it. Lu Shang seems to be a really modest person, but I think he has some secrets deep inside. And I wonder who that kid is, where is he from, what's his name, etc. I'm curious how this story continues.
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amruta
New amruta rated it
February 10, 2020
Status: Completed
This is a solid 3.5 rating for me.

The beginning of the novel is slow. Honestly, it’s bland. There are a couple of time skips which are very abrupt. Dealing with the antagonist was prolonged unnecessarily. All the drama in the end about the operation and the company was so contrived.

There is angst in the story. But once the couple get together officially, there’s a lot of fluff. The side character development is seriously lacking. They just pop in and out as required.

Overall, it’s a decent story. There’s a lot of... more>> sweet interaction towards the end. This story tried to give the readers some plot unlike many BL novels where everything is unicorns and rainbows. However, though the plot was good, the execution was lacking.

The translation is good. No complaints. <<less
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Lascie
Lascie rated it
June 30, 2019
Status: c17
MC pick up homeless teenager ML and they start living together. At first they have a platonic but still affectionate relationship -like they sleep together that's cute- but as the teenager became a man he starts to see his life saver differently... Problem the said life saver is not only a powerful buisnessman but also a weakened ill man. It's really enjoyable to see the progression of these two relationship from something sweat and innocent to something more mature and balenced. Good translation
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en_en
en_en rated it
November 3, 2019
Status: Completed
Wow! I wasn't expecting such a well written and emotional story as I went into this.

The characters are well fleshed out, and you can see the struggles that every one goes through as their character grows and changes.

The novel has a good mix of romance, angst, corporate intrigue, fluff and character growth.

... more>> The love story is beautiful and warm, and both the MC and ML stand equally in the relationship, with a healthy give and take on both parts.

The chapters are quite long and the translators have done a fabulous job with it.

Definitely worth a read for BL lovers! <<less
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pinkumilkuu
pinkumilkuu rated it
December 4, 2019
Status: Completed
Cute story and zero problematic scenario. Unfortunately, it's too bland. The thought is there but it isn't executed well. It had a lot of boring parts and I honestly skimmed through some of those as it was really forgettable. The side charas are just decorations, even the friend doctor isn't explored well. I did like it but I'm sure that I won't be rereading it.
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Staringatastar
Staringatastar rated it
November 3, 2019
Status: Completed
This was such a cute story. There's a lot of angst, but the characters feel authentic and I found myself sympathizing with them. In the middle of the story, I had to frantically remind myself that this wasn't tagged as a tragedy.

I love the little excerpt that the translator includes in the end from a related book. It really helps bring the book to a satisfyingly, sweet end.
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SockPuppet
SockPuppet rated it
October 21, 2019
Status: Completed
A very good bl that takes place in the backdrop of business intrigue and chronic heart disease.

The MC and ML are both strong, independant and likeable and they treat each other with respect and genuine love, even when they have drama. They hold each other up in troubled times and are happy together when things are good.

The ending is
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happy! And very sweet.

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Lost one star bc of some random little things that annoyed me, but overall a very good read and I def recommend checking it out!
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earlgreyt
earlgreyt rated it
October 12, 2019
Status: Completed
Very impressed by the amount of research the author did for realistic seeming medical procedures and corporate procedures. (゜ロ゜)
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That said, this is a fantastic book. ♥ (ˆ⌣ˆԅ)
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Main characters are both strong and caring to each other. Despite the story starting as one person essentially adopting/raising the other, the relationship ends up incredibly balanced and mature. The reader really gets to experience the growth of the younger ML into a truly outstanding young man, both emotionally and intellectually.

There are a lot of beautiful details... more>> in the story that show how each main character changes and develops over time.
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The older man becomes less guarded over time and turns from workaholic into someone who realizes that life can offer other things. The younger man turns from naive codependent child to a masterful young man who helps shoulder his partner's burdens.

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Lots of great side characters and well-thought out plotlines (corporate negotiations, takeovers, training camp, etc.), tight writing, good pacing, balanced fluff and angst moments, and last but not least, a very satisfactory ending.

Highly recommend! <<less
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Sherly_Moon
Sherly_Moon rated it
August 13, 2019
Status: v1c35
I like this novel soooo much!! I'd even refreshed the page every day, every 2 hour (since I can't really use my phone when I'm at work). And when the new chapter is up, I can't keep myself from smiling, even when I don't really know what the story in that chapter would be like... I'm just happy... The plot's kinda unpredictable (thought yeah we knew from the synopsis that it's happy ending, and they will come to like each other in the end) but the process itself is beautiful...... more>> It has that rollercoaster element that makes you cry when it's sad, and smile when it's happy, when I myself don't cry easily... It's almost halfway of the whole story, so I hope the ending will be amazing though once again we knew it's happy... <<less
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BillionJellyfish
BillionJellyfish rated it
December 1, 2019
Status: Completed
This is so good! There's a bittersweet feeling throughout the novel, but the ending is a happy one!

The top (Li Sui) : is younger than the bottom (Lu Shang) and was saved by Lu Shang. After saving Li Sui, Lu Shang decided to raise him almost like a child.

The bottom (Lu Shang) : a wealthy, but sickly CEO. Lu Shang is the model gentleman we all need; he's considerate, understanding, and kind, the perfect hubby material!

... more>> Overall:

The novel has a lil slice of life vibe and all misunderstandings are resolved relatively quickly. The romantic development doesn't drag out and there's a happy ending. I highly recommend this novel for a relaxing read! <<less
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T1t4n14
T1t4n14 rated it
November 10, 2019
Status: Completed
I really love this story. It made me cry several times but it also warmed my heart.
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Shybreeze
Shybreeze rated it
November 3, 2019
Status: Completed
Oh, wow... This is like mama bear raising a puppy but the puppy turned out to be a wolf.. So satisfying.. Love it!!
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whitepopo
whitepopo rated it
October 21, 2019
Status: Completed
The love of Li Sui and Li Shang is pure and deep bone, thrown in the business plots and at the same time, the life and death of Lu Shang, this story is about genuine love that one would wish to have. Well written story! Kudos to the author.
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sagastile
sagastile rated it
September 18, 2019
Status: c48
I haven't read a novel so good in a very long time.

The story has enough of everything.

The chapters are long as well. The translation is almost perfect.

The MC & ML gives so much love, power and suspense.

A very good read. Cant wait to see what will he do at the end.

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Will he take the operation option for Boss Lu or give his heart to his lover. Operation will be better as the other option none of them will be happy.

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Some times love makes us to stupid things. You will understand after getting to this Ch48. <<less
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