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Yeho is a distant relative to a king in a small kingdom. Even though he is a distant relative, his house was very poor, and his mother was addicted to gambling. One day North Empire asked for Princess Sooyoung to be a concubine of an old Emperor because she was known for her beauty. But the king really loved his daughter so instead he ordered Yeho’s older sister to disguise as Princess Sooyoung and marry the old Emperor.

Yeho told his sister to run away with her lover, and his sister had to leave her younger brother alone with his mother. After she ran away, Yeho asked his mother to give the things back to the king that she got for trying to sell her daughter, but his mother already used the gifts to pay off her gambling debt. He was trying to give the gifts back to the king to take away his order, but now he can’t do that anymore. He tells his mother to run away, and he disguises as his sister to go to North Empire.

After he got there, he was trying to tell the Emperor the truth and take away his life, but the Emperor went out for few days to look around his empire. When the emperor came back, he wasn’t as old as he thought.

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New moonbeam00 rated it
January 20, 2022
Status: Completed
I have mix feeling about this story. I hate the r*pe parts eventhough its not fully depicted. But I want to refute some who said they didn't know where the love came from between MC and ML. Its there obviously. It started from the moment ML talked to MC. We've been deprived of the details. But they talked, bantered and somehow fell in love in between the untold story. Idk maybe the author is too lazy to go into details. As for character.. ML is obssesive type and MC sometimes... more>> makes me want to pull my hairs because of his "self-righteousness". When he can evade all of those tragic scenes by being honest to ML. Tbh, its not a bad story. Not as bad as most reviews. <<less
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New listlessreader rated it
January 14, 2022
Status: Completed
Not bad, but not great.

At some point, I started skimming it to just get through it faster, which doesn't really bode well...

What I liked: I really liked the imagery and the comparisons with the rain and the magnolias. Seems really pretty. Though, I'm starting to think it was raining 80% of the time...

What I didn't like: the ML. Lol what the heck? There isn't much I can say considering the circumstances (MC is literally a concubine) but I didn't really like ... more>>

how the ML just forced himself onto the MC and everything was just dandy afterwards. And even if MC did love the ML, who's to say it wasn't because of Stockholm syndrome? Seems a bit sus.

Overall, I feel like the romance was a bit lacking--in my eyes, anyway.

It's not long, so it doesn't take much to check it out and see if you'll like it or not. <<less
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Andrez-ssi rated it
May 13, 2016
Status: --
Honestly, I don't get why this novel has such high ratings, to me it's worth at most 2.5 stars. There is no plot to speak of and the characters are flat, especially Yeho, who should get the special title of "Isabela Swan of BL" - he was insecure, self-sacrificing, and blamed himself for EVERYTHING, and that's it. No other definable characteristics. He was so pastel he could have been painted by Degas. Then, you have the Emperor, who for no apparent reason, falls for Yeho. Just. Like. That. You don't even get to read the moment, it just sort of happens between one chapter and the next (which is set, like, three weeks later, btw). The author even tries to make it romantic by having the emperor say "if it could be justified, it would not be true love" - COME ON!

There's also the female characters, the female servant, who seemed like the most interesting of the bunch, though I can't be sure since she barely appeared, and the Empress, who was there just

to give the OTP a push so they'd stop dawdling and just frickin admit they liked each other (after what seemed like an endless number of chapters of them being depressed because they lacked the necessary communication skills to solve the obligatory cheesy romance misunderstanding)


FUgh, you know what? Forget the 2.5 (3) star rating, let me change it to a 2

Edit (after reading Awesome Sauce's review) : You do have a point when you say that considering Yeho's life, his actions were justified, but my main problem with him is that those are the only things that define his character, and it felt too one-dimentional to me. Perhaps I didn't express myself well enough, but my main gripe is that other than the three characteristics I mentioned above and his love for his sister and the Emperor, there's nothing else that defines him, and he stays that way. He's a flat, static character who doesn't change, doesn't evolve, and that pisses me off
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makenai89 rated it
May 17, 2016
Status: c21
It's a late review after finished reading this one a long time ago.

Yeho was built on interesting "gender bender" premise. The feelings were strong in this one, and characters were distinctly defined. It's true what other reviewers said that the development was too rushed; for some, the relationship might seem like coming out of nowhere. However, the plot was pretty solid and author's narrative was good. As a BL/drama novel, it's worth a read.
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Awesome Sauce rated it
May 23, 2016
Status: --
The MC was too selfless for his own good, and that was the main barrier for the relationship. However in his defense, and a slight refute to Andrez-ssi who reviewed before me, I think his character was not completely unrealistic. His reasons were understandable and it further complemented his nature. Remember: he was raised by his generous sister, and felt like a burden his entire life. It makes sense that those feelings would translate to the first relationship he goes into, which is also very complicated.

So in conclusion, I... more>> liked it. The angst could clearly be felt but wasn't overwhelming so, just light like fine rain (theme in the story yo). The characters were all realistic and likable (oh except for the mom) and the BL action was pretty light--nothing explicit.

Warning to all who are planning to read this: "Sadly the thing I will translate will be incomplete one... There is a free sample on the internet, but those are not complete, and I have that... I don't have the book sadly" from the translator's website.

As someone previously stated before me, my only wish is that there would be a little more so we could also have a share and bask in their happy ending. Too bad. (3.5/5) <<less
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btsdynamiteAUG21 rated it
August 28, 2020
Status: Completed
Wow TT This is so beautiful.... and sad that it ended with a "kinda" cliffhanger.

I read that this is the internet version and that it has a longer version in the book. Idk TT It's too much heartwrecking sweetness.

Totally recommended. ??

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mariri 199x_ rated it
December 31, 2018
Status: Completed
Aww.... this is perfect for a short and sweet read. It's angsty fluff. (*๓´╰╯`๓) I do wish I could read the longer version.

The characters are paper thin, not much personality for either of the main couple. The Uke is weak, physically and otherwise. He's super insecure. He's the perfecr match for the seme who is the emperor, and as the emperor, he does have that sense of entitlement that could only come from being born in that kind of nobility. He has the typical "cold, unreachable king" vibe who only... more>> acts sweet and gentle around the uke. A cliché that will probably never lose its popularity.

I also have to say that the Empress is my favorite character here. In fact, most of the female side characters are a delight to read! A caring sister, a reliable head of Yeho's servant, and the surprisingly pleasant Empress (๑•̀ᄇ•́) و ✧

Yeho is a good, uplifting read, just don't have too high expections when it comes to the plot ( ̄▽ ̄) There's no external conflict in this story. Just a lot of melodramatic feelings from Yeho. <<less
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Joker rated it
November 25, 2016
Status: --
They said that the internet version is like a summary of the book so I didn't complain so much to the development along the story. It was really worthwhile, it made me want to look for the book and read it literally. Well, that would be something. Anyway, great story! Yeho seems a bit martyr but in the end it was his way to show his greed and the Emperor was so cute for being so straightforward. Though it is a BL novel, the character I like the best is... more>> Your Grace, the Empress. Such a cunning woman! <<less
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Vanlatte rated it
May 15, 2020
Status: Completed
This is one of my favorite novels that I've read many times.

Other said MC is weak in character, but I don't think so. He still come in place of his sister, attending event in the palace and all, and conversing w/ the Empress. I think he is strong and fearless. The Emperor is indeed possesive. What can I say... The emotional aspect is good and real w/o unnecessary drama.

I rarely reread a book because most either too stagnant or left me with bad emotion after reading them. But in this... more>> case, after rading it I left w/ good feeling and 'Why it has already end?!?!'

Anyone, someone who has the full version of this novel and the audio, please, please, please share it w/ me. I even check in my country's international book fair but I couldn't find it (well, my country is not friendly w/ LGBTQ)

The story really is too short but that's because it's not the full vers..! T_T <<less
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nhanat rated it
January 12, 2016
Status: --
no BL action *ehem*
but there's a lot of sweet feeling involved >.<
it's both sweet and realistic at the same time, the only thing that I don't like is the length of this story.. So short :<
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anotherworld20 rated it
November 15, 2020
Status: Completed
What I learn from this novel is that

Sometimes what keeps us away from happiness is ourselves...
then allow ourselves to be happy... don't build high walls and push thing away just because the fear of being disappointed... believe that we really deserved to be happy

This novel remind me of some Japanese novel "Secret Nights In The Inner Palace"
to be honest......... my expectation disappointed me...
but it's a short story you should give it a try... nothing to lose
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procrastination_day rated it
March 4, 2020
Status: c12
Pretty melancholic and sappy romance, with a happy ending.

The story is pretty average as such things goes but it has some interesing gender issues and the side characters are all pretty likable.
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sagastile rated it
April 12, 2019
Status: c21
I cried several times during the read.

The insecurity and anguish made me melt.

Read that this is the sort version and there is the book and CD with more days and continuation. Will try and see if I can get in. But for sure will not be in English. If anyone gets the change to get it pls translate it and post it online.

Thank you.
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aovel rated it
January 21, 2019
Status: c21
This was sweet it made my teeth ache. I was gritting my teeth the whole time I was reading this story. At times it was so frustrating! Our Yeho (yes, I call him that) is so naive and cute. Sometimes I wanted to just hug him and other times I want to shake and ask him how exactly he comes up with those thoughts of his. To be fair, the wanted the same thing. This story just proves, again, that in a relationship you won't go anywhere without COMMUNICATION.",)
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July 29, 2021
Status: --
1 ⭐ for the translation.... Few parts missing so the flow is disturbed... secondly sequencing not there one has to guess who is talking which line

⭐⭐⭐ for the story... why three stars bcz of poor translation

Dear translators if u don't know how to translate properly plz don't kill essence of a good novel. Writer takes pain writing and creating and u just kill it with snap of ur pens... arggghhgg
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lmnsd03 rated it
July 22, 2021
Status: Completed
I'm sorry but I cried that's why I gave this 5 star.

I like Yeho's personality. I can see myself from him (but I'm not that insecure and self-sacrificing). If Yeho is 100 percent insecure about himself, probably I'm 45. I kinda know the feeling when you know your ugly and someone takes a fancy in you, you'll start thinking negative questions. (How/Why did they like me? I'm ugly. Are they blind? Is this kind of prank?)
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heartlessbambi rated it
July 12, 2021
Status: Completed
Good one.

A typical novel, where a boy who took her sister's place and ended up loving the man. The plot revolves around the emotions of ML and MC, nothing much happened, just some complicated feelings.

Though MC loved the ML he never admits it, thinking that would cause the ML harm, but ends up being selfish and continues to stay by his side.

... more>> ML too loves MC, but since MC hides the fact that he loved the ML, ML ends up pushing MC to love him, but still treated him dearly.

To me it seemed like they were deceiving both themselves and each other, that was a bit exhausting.

Even though the novel takes place in a palace, there were no power struggles, inner palace concubine drama, nothing like that. That was good, because personally I hate that genre.

This book is good to pass time. <<less
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MoonkeyUwU rated it
March 18, 2021
Status: Completed
4 stars because I have tears in my eyes, but it isn't really that sad to me, I didn't really cry but it's still an emotional rollercoaster.

The storyline is mkay mkay, not that perfect but mkay.

the MC is too selfless, and though there's kinda non-con but I guess it's only a wee bit. Then ML's character development started to change too be a wee better.

i really like the empress tho, she's not much like the usual character who'll get jealous and then scheming scheming, but she's kinda cool I guess.
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Irissska O_o rated it
October 8, 2020
Status: c21
Unexpectedly really good! MC thoughts and worries feel so intense and real and I never read a bl novel where MC would worry about "dirtying" ML's reputation like this. I would love to read the full version but it is kinda good like this too.
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Sapphire-Saph rated it
October 29, 2019
Status: Completed
This is so sweet-I've been putting it off for so long because the synopsis made it look like a tragedy, but it's not. It's melancholic, depressing at times, and very... nostalgic? in a sense, but it ends on a sweet note.
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Yrensil rated it
June 14, 2019
Status: c21
I really love this story. It's just too bad that it is the short version. I, myself had tried to search for it. However, I can't find it anywhere online or I just don't know where to look. I had a feeling that I have to go to Korea just so I can find a copy of it. Hopefully, someday I can. Nevertheless, it is one of the best stories that I have ever read.
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lourdes rated it
June 8, 2019
Status: Completed
I see the bad comment and low rating of some so I'm a little angry.

I read this story more than a dozen of time already. Everytime I read this I'm satisfied. I really love this ????

The only thing I hate about this story is I didn't read the longer version cause it's not translated. I did my best searching already but... ????

... more>> Someone translate and find it please!!!

Something striking about this story is it's character emotion somehow I feel it so much like I'm the real person not just a reader... Don't know if other readers have this feelings too...

My heart filled with sadness, love, obssession, many other emotion... I like story where I feel like I'm the character myself. I feel their emotion... <<less
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