Non-Controlling Romance (female lead)

Non-Controlling Romance (female lead)
Raise a hand if you recognize: A sweet/wild/sexy/dangerous/smart/lively/pure Chinese girl meets an overbearing boss/actor/CEO/prince/cultivator/general/demon/'god' of any field, and he falls in love with her. As soon as they have any sort of relationship, the girl becomes a pretty prop, while the guy is the one doing/deciding everything. Male friends? Forbidden! Going somewhere alone? Forbidden! Doing something slightly dangerous? Forbidden! Oh, she talked to a handsome male? She must be punished. In bed.

This list has none of it. Both characters have their own problems, their own goals and their own free will. Even when one has to depend on another, it's because they want it, not because it was forced on them.

Comment if you have novels to recommend for this list or if you think that there are novels on this list shouldn't be here. I will check every novel before adding.
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Shadowdrop
Created: Aug 12th, 2019, Updated: Sep 17th, 2019
Created Aug 12th, 2019
Updated Sep 17th, 2019
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  1. Xoxopixie
    Xoxopixie· Sep 23, 2019 03:03 AM

    For most of these, it's been a while since I've read them, but as far as I can remember they fit your list description:

    https://www.novelupdates.com/series/ascending-do-not-disturb/

    https://www.novelupdates.com/series/eight-treasures-trousseau/

    https://www.novelupdates.com/series/my-disciple-died-yet-again/

    https://www.novelupdates.com/series/female-warrior/

    https://www.novelupdates.com/series/falling-dreams-of-fang-hua/

    Maybe : https://www.novelupdates.com/series/jiang-hus-road-is-curved/

    https://www.novelupdates.com/series/why-harem-intrigue-when-you-can-just-raise-a-dog-instead/

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    • Shadowdrop
      Shadowdrop· Author · Sep 26, 2019 11:27 AM
      I read some of them and didn't really feel that they suit this list, but I'll check them again
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  2. KamiNoKitsune
    KamiNoKitsune· Dec 17, 2019 07:09 PM

    I definitely have to recommend "Crossing to the Future: it is Not Easy to be a Man"

    It isn't fully translated yet and it is on WebNovel but it definitely fits! clear.png

    Also, thank you SO much for making this list. Ive been having such a hard time finding a romance that is healthy. WHY IS IT SO HARD TO FIND HEALTHY ROMANCE NOVELS?! clear.png

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  3. haruhi91
    haruhi91· Aug 27, 2019 05:16 PM

    In search of love https://www.novelupdates.com/series/in-search-of-love/

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    • Shadowdrop
      Shadowdrop· Author · Sep 6, 2019 11:44 PM
      Thanks, it's a really good novel!
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    • BlueGinger
      BlueGinger· May 14, 2020 08:42 AM
      Yup this is a good one
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