The Lover’s Prattle


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How pitiful is a life without love?

In every happy ending, there is always a male character who either meets his demise or spends the rest of his life alone.

Maybe he regards feelings as playthings, or maybe he doesn’t care. When the whole world turns its back on him, will there be someone… someone who turns their back on the world, to take his hand?

I love you.
Your dreams,
Your strengths,
and your flaws.

These are the stories of said male characters and their special someones.

General x Empress-to-be √

CEO x Actress √

Playboy x Playgirl √

Reincarnator x Transmigrator √

Demon Lord x Holy Maiden √

Yandere x Vampire √

And more √


Although the author labeled this as a quick transmigration novel, it is far from one. Each arc can be read as a short standalone story.

Associated Names
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Related Series
The Star Light Shines When He Came (2)
Quick Transmigration with Female Lead Aura (2)
Quick Transmigration: Heroine Arrives, Woman Rapidly Retreats! (1)
Quick Transmigration: Male Lead, You’re Overpowered? (1)
Side Character Transmigrations: The Final Boss is No Joke (1)
Unruly Phoenix Xiaoyao (1)
Recommendation Lists
  1. Chicken Soup for The Romantic Soul
  2. Quick Transmigration I've Been Reading
  3. Currently Reading
  4. Charming Josei / Shoujo Novels
  5. my favorite soap opera

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vintaege rated it
January 19, 2019
Status: --
You know that giddy feeling you get when you read something so sweet and wholesome that you just can't help but want to slam your face into your pillow and squeal? That's what I did while reading this novel. I've read my share of romance novels and indulged in a great deal of fluff; however, never once had I squealed or felt any warm feelings well up in my chest. I'm someone who reads fluffy romance novels simply because I want to read but hate meaningless misunderstandings and drama with... more>> jealous 2D side characters. When I was looking for a new project to translate and stumbled across The Lover's Prattle, I didn't expect to get as invested as I did. For the first time, I fangirled over something other than my favorite KPOP idols.

One thing that confused me greatly when I started to read was that the author had labeled this novel as a quick transmigration, but there was hardly any mention of a System or Missions, while the name of the female lead --Qingruo-- remained the same throughout all the different worlds. Then I went to check out the author's other novels and found out that all of the author's female leads go by Qingruo, regardless of relation. That's when I figured that the name was probably special to the author, and thus she uses it in every one of her writings.

There are times when the FL is hinted to be a quick transmigrator, but they're so scarce that it's practically impossible to determine if the character Qingruo is the same person throughout or if there's a different FL in each arc, each named Qingruo. That's why I wrote in the summary that each arc should be treated as an individual story, with individual male leads and female leads. That would give you the best reading experience.


The first arc may dissuade some readers because the ML is a notorious player and even sugar daddy, but don't worry, it's still all fluff and no drama.


Despite the shortness of the arcs (6~10 chapters each), I personally feel like the romance in each is way more wholesome than any of the 100+ chaptered romance novels I've ever read. I'm so tired of the stories where the romance becomes complete sh*t after the couple gets together, but in TLP, because the arcs are short, you will only read about the most important milestones in each relationship. The romance doesn't drag, and the stories aren't repetitive either.

And did I mention that the arcs are mostly written in the (third person) POVs of the male leads?

Honestly, I'm not good at summing up why I like something and putting those reasons in a review because I'm more of a rambling fangirl, but for this novel, I tried.

- The translator <<less
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blazikens rated it
May 11, 2019
Status: v1
Just a review for Arc 1:

Honestly, as far as modern stories go, this first arc is pretty good. Very little drama, no misogynistic depictions of female villains, nor is there dumb relatives scheming the freaking r*pe of someone like this is some ancient drama. It's more of a calm story btwn 2 mostly mature individuals.

However, while the ML is the true protagonist tbh and is quite interesting for an ML, this renders the FL (Qingruo) really... boring. To me, she seemed too perfect, and I was waiting for character development,... more>> like for example as they fall in love, the ML since it's mostly from his POV, realizes she's not as perfect as he thought she was and he still loves her anyway.... but that doesn't really happen. Instead, QR just seems to stay the same throughout the story. So idk, it just felt like QR was this ideal woman, but it just left her as really boring and empty imo.

Still, despite my criticism of the FL, this story is a nice read on a cozy afternoon - it's just that, a cozy read, and something to read btwn more dramatic and well, deeper, stories. Because one thing I can't really say about this story is that it has depth, barely so tbh. But even then, it's still a cute and simple modern story, something that's rare in this genre - a genre I'm used to avoiding in CNovels because of the aforementioned clichés that are even less justifiable in a modern setting. <<less
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TheLadyWhoLikesBoyLove rated it
January 27, 2019
Status: v1 epilogue
This is the very first time im writing a review just by reading 10 chapters in a novel with 100 chapters. The first arc already made me cry from too much heartache (in a positive way) it was great. I like how realistic it was even until the end. Translator, I salute to you for finding a gem. Thank youm I usually dont read hetero stories (I love bl) because other novels here are so one dimensional, but this one already made me love it.

Sorry to other readers who are... more>> lookj g at reviews right now. Im not gonna spoil anything, its too good to be spoiled by a mere reader like me. Read the novel, its great. <<less
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Lishasharma rated it
December 29, 2018
Status: c5
A novel filled to the brim with sugar and endless fluff!!. The Arcs are short and cute.

So if you're looking for a cute, sweet and fluff filled novel where the ML spoils the MC then this novel is it!. There is a dark arc in there somewhere as well... yeah I'll leave it at that.

My favourite Arc in the general Arc, it's probably one of the most shortest Arc, about 7 or 8 chapters.... more>>

the ML in this Arc is a general who decides to get rid of the emperor and become the emperor himself *squeals* after he becomes the emperor he makes the MC the emperor, he gives her a yellow emperor's gown embroidered with dragons everything and takes her to the court for the morning sessions


It doesn't seem to have those irritating side character, well till where I've read.

Anyway it's a definitely a good read only I wish some of the Arcs could be bigger but it's still an amazing novel. <<less
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Little Potato rated it
January 5, 2020
Status: v1 epilogue
I came here from the forum where someone was looking for the title of this novel and I did not regret it! I've only read the first story so far and boy oh boy, it was pure joy! This is a gem hidden beneath all these haystack of novels!

Characters: 5/5

Story: 5/5

... more>> Translation and Writing: 5/5

If you're tired of reading face-slapping novels, this is a good recommendation. It's a smooth and good paced story that centers around the FL changing the ML for the better. There are no big time villains or intricate schemes to think too deeply over and what you're just given is just this sweet tender story between them. <<less
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September 10, 2019
Status: --
Ehh.... the first arc is a mediocre story at best with little to no character development and no real plot development either.

FL is boring, a lackluster actress with no discerning personality. She seems perfect -- gentle, polite, intelligent, beautiful, a little feisty, can stand up for herself. But like.... she has no hobbies or goals.... she's not good at anything besides being a housewife... "standing up for herself" only goes as far as being mad for a little bit... she's just not interesting at all. She has no friends, pets,... more>> family, enemies to spice up the story until ML comes along -- it's like she was made in a factory and placed to wait for the ML and revolve her whole life around him. The "villains" in this arc are the past girlfriends of the ML but even they are knocked down before they can even try. No conflict, no interesting characters, the ML turns out to be just as much of a control freak as Black belly boss stereotypes go.

When she is rightfully angry that he called her a plaything and said many hurtful things to her and tries to leave, he LOCKS HER in her room and tries to force her to go to a party with him. I'm tired of these stupid plot points. I would have called the police if my SO locked my in a room for trying to leave. She just forgives him and accepts his bland and unconvincing apology where he can't even name what exactly he did wrong, then cooks food for him like a 20th century housewife.

The ML has huge anger issues, and mistreats everyone around him. He has no respect for anyone especially women and the people who work for him. 1st arc not worth reading if you're someone who cares about character and plot development tbh.

2nd arc, though unfinished, reeks of child grooming and obsession lol I won't be returning here for a while <<less
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sraoshee rated it
February 11, 2019
Status: v1c1
I know to it may be too soon to write the review with only the 1st arc finished.... but this one arc was so refreshing... without any green tea bit**es.. any typical cliches... misunderstanding... miscommunication... and so called other angst.. Just leaving you with a sweet cozy heart warming feeling.I bet this short read will and have left most of the readers with a satisfied feeling... and most of all.. the translation was really good..

So basically recommending this novel for little mood fixing☺😊
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moonmangacrazy rated it
January 24, 2019
Status: --
Not my favorit, but I get a cozy feeling from reading it.

The first arc is a bit confusing for me, like I understand the story but it confuses me because I don't really see them fall in love. It was a bit BOOM calm love. Yes CALM love, I can't described it in another way.
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May 8, 2019
Status: v1 epilogue
Arc 1

... more>>

The story follows the love between a playboy CEO and a mediocre actress. The CEO is struggling to come to terms with the fact that his ex-wife is in a happy and fulfilling marriage. He is a serial sugar daddy to struggling actresses and this is how he meets the FL. Slowly growing dependent on the care she provides, he realises he loves her. As the translator notes, it's interesting to see this character - the rich playboy - who is often the secondary male lead, come into his own and take centre stage.


The FL is a non-character. She's not talented at acting - why pursue this career? - and has struggled for five years - why only now accept the ML's "favour"? There's no sense of desperation or ambition that would explain her actions. She continues with her conscientious care and worms her way into the ML's heart, but it never feels like she's placed him in her heart. Until the end she continues to act like she did when she first met him, caring, but distanced. Given the ML's character at the beginning, it's hard to see how anyone could fall for him...

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Kyrina rated it
March 6, 2019
Status: v1 epilogue
Arc 1 is a heart-warming love story. It shows that love can be simple and kind. It's both love and friendship. Although it's not a passionate one but it's enough when both side are willing to give in. Tolerance and understanding make a long lasting relation.

It reminds me how wonderful it is to come home and have someone embrace us with solace and comfort after a long day of work. So much that I want to be that kind-hearted, patient and comforting person.

And I agree on no spoiler idea. This... more>> story is too much gem to be spoiled. Give your heart a good dosage of warmth by reading this. <<less
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LacusClyne rated it
February 9, 2019
Status: Completed
Although the arcs are short, the author does a good job of conveying how these couples fall in love in spite of their circumstances, their past, and sometimes against their will. When you meet that destined someone, you just can't help yourself. When they fall in love, it's ridiculously sweet and all sorts of adorable.

Favorite story is the last arc with the Emperor.

... more>>

I disliked the ML of the arc about the general who made the MC wait 5 years for his own selfish needs and ended up not even marrying her and telling her they won't have kids even though he knows she adores children. I was really happy that after rebirth, she ignored him and made him suffer to try to win her back. He deserved all that he went through after what he put her through in their past life.

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azuron rated it
February 4, 2019
Status: v1 epilogue
Arc 1 review:

A short and sweet arc, with well fleshed out characters. The translator's vocabulary is excellent but does not overdo it, leading to a perfect story. The lack of exposition does not create a sense of dissonance and incompleteness. Instead, it makes the reader focus on the core plot instead of extraneous expositions.

Character dynamics is pretty amazing, and I love how the male lead can maintain a delicate balance of cordiality and politeness with his ex. Every character, every event seems realistic and the relationship between the leads develop... more>> gradually over time. In general, I tend to be indifferent towards vanilla heterosexual love stories, however this one just hits the mark. The side characters also receive suffucient exposure.

Great job, author and translator. I highly recommend this novel, or at the very least, volume 1 of it. <<less
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