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Unrequited Love : Josei novels

Title: Ambiguous Relationship
Author: Ming Yue Ting Feng
Country: China
Genre: Romantic comedy
Status: Completed with 85 Chapters
Translation: Completed
Translator website:
Original website:
Rating on Novel Updates: 4.4/ 5

Synopsis: He is handsome, arrogant and he belongs to the elite class. She, Being straightforward and brave, shamelessly pursued him, sending him gifts, flowers and trying her best to get close to him. But then, she was humiliated when his staff gossiped about her and decided to retreat. He also directedly rejected her and told her they could only be friends. Soon after, she began avoiding him at all costs and yet no matter how much she tried, their paths kept crossing.

My review: It is a light novel that is both funny quirky. The story revolves around a young woman who chased after the one she thought of as Mr. right only to be ignored and finally rejected. But life kept throwing them together and so they formed some kind of friendship. From then on, the story took off. I loved their banter, his flirting, her personality. They were really right for each other.


Title: A Game To Make Him Fall
Author: Hiroro
Country: Japan
Genre: Slice of life
Status: One shot
Translation: Completed
Translator website:
Original website:
Rating on Novel Updates: 4.8/ 5

Synopsis: Born to a house where women were only seen as tools to birth children, I was already in my twenties. I was standing on the crossroads of life.
At my fingertips were close to fifty photos of different men. They were the marriage partner candidates my father had prepared. I stared down at the photos around me and finally picked one.
Choosing him was truly a coincidence.

My review: Although they met through a marriage of convenience, she did fall for him and tried her best to win his heart. A simple story you would say and yet it was so much more. It really is a heartfelt and bittersweet story !


Title: Ballad of Ten Thousand Gu
Author: Ye Xiao
Country: Chinese
Genre: Tragedy
Status: Short story (5 chapters)
Translation: Completed
Translator website:
Original website:
Rating on Novel Updates: 4.6/ 5

Synopsis: Before she jumped into the pond filled with ten thousand venomous creatures, Ah Lai asked her: “Did you ever regret meeting him?”
Su Bai watched her quietly. After a long moment, she lifted her lips and smiled: “It was the greatest blessing of my life to have met him.” She then leapt off the steps.

My review: To this day, my heart hurts when I recall this one. It is truly an unfortunate story of love and devotion. I didn’t like the ending the first time I read it but now I have come to appreciate the beauty of it.


Title: One Night, One Day, One Year, One Lifetime
Author: Fu Sulü
Country: Chinese
Genre: Tragedy
Status: Completed with 13 chapters
Translation: Completed
Translator website:
Original website:
Rating on Novel Updates: 4.7/ 5

Synopsis: That night, I listened to the hymns till dawn, not for serenity, but to seek a sliver of your soul.
That month, I flipped through all the scriptures, not for enlightenment, but to touch the pages where your fingers once lingered.
That year, I knelt on the grounds, my head embracing the dusts, not to pay obeisance to the Gods, but to feel the warmth you left behind.
That life, I wandered through ten thousand great mountains, not in search for an afterlife, but to cross paths with you!
Gao Fei, don’t you think that I have lived through this night, this day, this year, and this lifetime, only to hold your hand and accompany you in this journey of life?

My review:

It truly is a Heartbreaking story! What to say about this one, other than it is sad to the point of madness. Both the mc and ml were driven mad by what had happened to them. They just didn’t meet at the right time of their lives I would like to think!
And I still don’t know how I feel about the mc! I don’t condone what she has done but I still found myself rooting for her. I also think that although both leads had enough heartache to last them several lifetimes but still, I feel ml was the true victim of this ill-fated relationship!


Title: The Reluctant Bride Book II
Author: Zen Xin Yue
Country: Chinese
Genre: Romance
Status: Completed with 162 chapters
Translation: Completed
Translator website:
Original website:
Rating on Novel Updates: 3.9/ 5

Synopsis: Qiao Tan Yuan has always loved Gu Jiao Wu and so secretly paid Gu Jiao Wu’s girlfriend to leave him. And since their families were close, she got him to marry her.
During their marriage, Gu Jiao Wu never touched her yet one night while he was drugged the two consumate their marriage and Qiao Tan Yuan got pregnant.
She, heartbroken, lies to Gu Jiao Wu about aborting their baby, and agrees to divorce him.
After a series of events, they met again, just when Qiao Tan Yuan was about to give birth to their daughter…

My review: Silly girl in love with a man who doesn’t feel the same for her. She did some bad things to get him resulting in his hatred and disdain yet something unexpectedly made them both see differently. This is cute and sexy story. I enjoyed seeing the ml falling hard for our mc, especially after how he had ignored her all those years during their marriage!

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Hello World! I am Neckochan, I am an avid reader and a wanna be writer. This is my first blog where I will be sharing my greatest passions in life with you. I just hope to bring a smile to someone out there <3

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