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Novel Rec List: Male Lead Grovels before the Main Character

Last updated on January 18, 2021
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How to Deal with a Tsundere Gong


Rating: 2.5 out of 5.


This could’ve ranked higher in the list if the conflict was more substantial. All the problems could’ve been avoided if Tang Jin spoke about his feelings for at least once in the years he was with Xu Bai Chuan.

The groveling here also didn’t have me invested. Since the story starts with Xu Bai Chuan deciding to leave Tang Jin, I feel suddenly thrusted into a quarrel between outsiders, and it makes me unsure if I should care.

I still enjoyed reading this though… It just didn’t make me feel things as much as the others.

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Rating: 3 out of 5.


If you’re fond of novels where MC likes to torment himself a lot, then this is for you. Shen Kanyu keeps beating himself up that I feel like his only personality left is his anxiety.

Although I love reading about MC’s abusing themselves, I read it with the hope that they’re gonna grow and realize that they have always been deserving of love. But there’s none of that in this novel. It’s just pain after pain after pain.

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The Delusional Disorder of Being Loved is Over


Rating: 3.5 out of 5.


Lin Xian used to be a sweet and innocent guy who would love freely, but after having his heart broken, he is now afraid to love. He’s also most especially afraid of people saying that they love him, for he finds it hard to believe. For someone with anxiety, his fears are so relatable, it hurts.

The male lead, Qin Lang, on the other hand, is not really that scummy compared to other MLs in this list. In fact, he just had his own issues that first made him reject Lin Xian; he doesn’t actually hate him. He really regretted having hurt Lin Xian before and is now doing all he can to make it up to him.

I don’t really have much to say about this novel, for the reconciliation came too fast. I prefer my dog-blood novels to have a little more suffering~

And that ends our list! When I find more good dog-blood novels, I’ll add them and update this post. Feel free to send some novel recs in the comments below!

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Dear translator,could u give me the link of the promised sealed with our lips vol 2…i’m very longing for this story,but the one who translate it seem to drop it.i’m trying to MTL it if i’ve the link..


Uwaah, the original site where I read it took down the raws, but good thing I found it again here: http://www.95dushu.com/90/90930/

I actually mtl-ed a bit on volume 2, and although it’s readable, I honestly would not recommend it 😭. We desperately need a good translator to pick up this novel


Thankyou so much for the link


you’re welcome!


Wow, our taste is very similar. Some of the ones you listed are in my top 10 favorite BL novels. I’m a sucker for angsty novels. The few that have not been translated are ones I haven’t heard of so now I want to see it so hopefully someone will pick them up. Thanks for the list!


Aah, I plan to translate the first few chapters of those as teasers so that other translators can find them and hopefully pick them up \( ̄︶ ̄*\))