He is a famous diamond supplier. She is a psychoanalyst who gets a glimpse of people’s mental health through dream interpretation. Two people who have nothing in common got their fate linked because of a bizarre case.
He squeezed her jaw: “Did I become the object of your research?”
She gave a dazzling and alluring smile, immersing herself in his breath: “Mr Nian, aren’t you still living perfectly all right? Currently, I’m only interested in the last dream of the deceased. As for you and me, it’s just a game. If we can afford to play, we will be happy and satisfied. If we cannot afford to play, then get lost!”
He remained calm and collected: “Su Ye, I’m Nian Bai Yan, so you really may not be able to afford to play this game.”
Nian Bai Yan is very demanding in his approach to work and treatment of staff. He is the most unreasonable man yet he can make women go crazy about him. Su Ye is a controversial woman. She appears to only care about money but in reality she is stubborn and soft-hearted, making people feel sorry for her.
Dreams, memories, the subconscious and the business battles behind those shining jewels. The layer upon layer collision of treacherous psychological warfare. How to find out the truth when figuring out who is genuine and who is pretentious? Do you think what you saw is the truth? Perhaps, it is fake. Do you think what you heard is true? Perhaps, it is false. Are you real? Perhaps, you are also a phoney!
Meeting each other several years later is the fate between you and me. Even if the flower has blossomed, it is still not late. Life is like a dream and dream is like life. The power struggle amid the rich and prestigious, opposition between love and hate, are all merely a dream which you’ve to awaken from.
This is the longest book I’ve ever read. Also the best.
I was pretty unsure by this book at first when I’ve read people saying it’s full of dog blood. But in the end, it’s bearable. This book is very long, when you have to read until the 116th chapt to have the real first kiss, it was quite insane. But personally, I didn’t feel it to be draggy. I absolutely love every single detail. The romance takes time to develop. She is very playful when he is the serious guy who is very quiet. But it doesn’t mean he is boring. 🙂
Su Ye is back from the US. She starts to work in one of the most famous firm in Beijing. Nian Bai Yan is a CEO of a luxury jewelry company belonging to the Ye and the Nian family. Su Ye is the illegitimate daughter of the Ye Family, also Nian Bai Yan’s sister-in-law (not really “in-law” because his marriage with her sister is fake). Su Ye tries to seduce Nian Bai Yan for revenge…when she gives up and tries to stay far away from him..it’s too late, he has already fallen in love with her.
I remember Nian Bai Yan said something like : “I don’t want to show off how many women want to step in my world, I just want to say, I’ve prepared my whole world for only one woman”
Yes Peanuts, I love Mr Nian because sells diamonds. But like Su Ye, I still love him when he is poor and jobless.
This book also shows people fight for money and power but in the end what they want the most is just a peaceful life.
Big thanks to Peanuts and Hoju for your help. ^^
116th chapter for the first kiss reminded me of some K dramas where the leads have theirs at the last eps……..isnt there a C drama adapted from this novel starring Rain and Tang Yan?
Rain & TY’s drama is not adapted fr this novel. It is just a coincidence that both are in the diamond trade. Bong said Mr Nian is a lot more handsome than Rain lol. There could be a drama on it so stay tune who’ll be Mr Nian 🙂
hello! what a coincidence that you posted a book by this author because i was looking at another book written by the same author – 神秘男上司的邀请. have you read this book before?
yup i like reading the books by this author although it can be dog blood but i like her writing style. so far i have read 大寰妤: 许我倾室江山 and 总裁十恶不赦 (this one is a 养父养女 story though).
Silhoutte : I guarantee plenty of kisses after…
Peanuts : I know you are anti-rain. You only like sunshine.
Gwyn05 : If you like this author, I highly recommend this book. There is up and down but the romance is very sweet and cute. I’ve read 神秘男上司的邀请 before which is also very good. Her book is quite dog blood but the story always turns the way I like. The main guys are very bossy and decisive. They can have plenty girlfriends before but became faithful after they fell in love with the main girls. I’ve also read 暖擎天 and 豪门惊梦I : 99天调香新娘. But I don’t like them as much as 素年不相迟 and 神秘男上司的邀请. I know 总裁十恶不赦 but I haven’t read it because I read the main guy was with the main girl’s mother before. But I saved it in case I change my mind. 大寰妤: 许我倾室江山 is an ancient book right? I don’t read ancient novel. 🙂
I’ve put 七年顾初如北 and 豪门惊梦Ⅱ：尤克里里契约 by Yin Xun on my reading list. Just waiting for the author to finish writing the first one and the full translation for the second (because I can’t read chinese).
oh dear my first comment was deleted i think.
bongsd: thanks for your recommendation, will check out this book after reading 神秘男上司的邀请.
大寰妤: 许我倾室江山: yup this has an ancient setting. in fact it was my first book by this author since it was recommended in shushengbar,
总裁十恶不赦: the main guy did have a relationship with the main girl’s mother. SPOILER: the main guy was raised by wolves as a child and didn’t have much understanding of human relationships. later on, he was accepted into a gang as a teenager. the girl’s mother was the lover of the gang boss, she was also the first woman he met. she was nice to him like how an older sister would be to a sibling. so he probably confused romantic and familial love and was obsessed with her. the main girl couldn’t accept the relationship between her mother and the guy. after both of them realized their true feelings, they reaffirmed their love for each other. yup but this book has two taboo relationships – adopted father & daughter (although he didn’t interact much with her initially) and mother was the previous lover of the guy.
Thanks Bongsd and Peanuts for the info. No wonder when I watch the trailer with Rain he was speaking in Korean language hence I thot Mr Nian in the book should be Chinese. Now Ive changed my mind and will put this in my To Read list and the other two books you have recommended tho the many chapters are quite a deterrent…..:)
4 of 4 votes said this book is excellent.. and im curious. i hope someone will translate this.. i’ll appreciate it 🙂
Dun trust the rating bcos all voted by Bongsd lol.
The one to translate this novel is like committing suicide bcos the book is so long, it even crushed my apps 🙁
I’ve been reading this using @voice reader android app on my mobile phone. Love this book as the twists and turns are very well written and unexpected. One of the best books that I’ve ever read. Highly recommended.
@Yui No hope, but you can wait a few years for the drama. 🙂
@Peanuts Only voted once. Seriously, you think I’m like you? 😀
@Yukikumori If you like this book, I highly recommend 《七年顾初如北》by the same author. The main guy is Mr Nian’s friend. He is the guy who bought the earrings in Mongolia. He gives it back later as wedding gift. The story is also abt Nian Bai Yan’s assistant and his friend. But they are minor characters. Until now (344 chapters), the story is great but Yin Xun is still writing it.
Happy new year Bongsd! Ah yes, xue tong’s story. I want to read it only after Yin Xun has completed the story. Anyway I’m still reading this book. It is very dog blood but I like it because the story is so well written. The plot is tight, and the characters are all well developed with lots of twists and turns. Su Ye is not your typical heroine. She has lots of flaws and therefore a realistic character. Have you read book ii ? Is it any good?
P/s: I think the actor that should play Nian Bo Yen should be Daniel Henny.
Thank you Yukikumori! Hope 2016 is a great year for you too.
I’ve read a lot positive comments abt book II. But since I can’t read chinese I have to wait for the translator to finish translating it. She has translated abt 80% of the novel. But I’ve read that the main guy of book 2 is very popular and loved by Yin Xun’s fans. So I can’t wait to know more abt him and his story.
Daniel looks good. His age is also perfect to be NBY. But it’s not easy to find someone who can play Su Ye. She is smart and beautiful. But the most important she will never let someone to step on her toes. She knows when to be sweet and gentle, when to be strong and fierce. That’s why I love this book so much. Hehe
Hi Bongsd, many thanks for your reply. Is book ii being translated into English? Although I understand mandarin but there are many words that are too complex for me (especially the yellow bits 😀 so the content’s spiciness level gets unwittingly reduced! I wanted to translate this book but got stuck at chap 1. I couldn’t translate a lot of the words and Google and bing translations were useless… I guess I have to do this maybe a year or more later when my Chinese is better??!
If someone wants to work with me please let me know.
You’re welcome. I’m reading the viet translation. I don’t think there is any english translation of her novels. Don’t forget to tell me if you decide to translate her novel. I can’t help anything because my english and my viet are all average but I will support you ^^
Many thanks Bongsd. I’m listening to mandarin version of book ii. Not as good as book iii but IMHO still so much better than any other books. Once I finish book ii I will try her other books. Her female leads are all strong, smart and realistic and the plots are well thought out. I’m still very surprised that she is not more popular.
I read 七年顾初如北 to the latest. I am dying to know how many chapters more! I am also reading book ii. So far if I were to compare, I like Lu Bei Chen most still.
Hi Lovelet, ummm, lu bei chen is the main lead in which book? I would love to read it after finishing book ii. My ability to read chinese is so poor that I can’t navigate my way through Chinese websites. My only way of finding a book is by copying and pasting the Chinese title on Google : ( so right now I don’t have a list of all the books by this author…. I would be grateful if anyone could provide a list. 🙂
@Yukikumori Here is a list of her novels : http://www.xs8.cn/author/18326.html
I really recommend 神秘男上司的邀请. She is not as popular as Gu Man or Ding Mo but I like her writing style. I think a lot of people dislike her because of the explicit H scenes in her first books.
I know she writes some novels under another nickname. I will give you when I find it in chinese. 🙂
Lu Bei Chen is in 七年顾初如北. She is still writing it. Not finished. So HE or SE is still a big question.
@Lovelet, I’m going crazy soon. I think I’ve never hated CNY this much. Why the new year holidays are so long? I’m counting everyday until Feb 18 for her to post again. Lu Bei Chen is awesome ! My poor Bei Chen, love him so much. Nian Bai Yan and Lu Bei Chen are my fav main guys.
She goes by another name as古刹.. Her H scene dun like can skip.. But she does write more mature story lines, including how the main lead handles the female lead initially.
@Yukikumori you can baidu her name and find her stories.
@bongsd, I am dying to know about Lu Bei Sheng! so far her story are HE. Fingers crossed. I wonder how long more before story ends.
Hi Bongsd and Lovelet, thank you so much for helping. I personally like her stories very much even though they are so wretchedly long because she takes the time to develop the leads and supporting characters and there are a lot of realism in her stories. I can therefore relate to her stories and she is such an excellent author. I’ve read a lot of romance novels but she still manages to surprise me with the twists and turns and fresh ideas I cannot like her enough and I think she deserves to be more popular.
Hi Bongsd, I’ve finished book ii and am reading the epilogue of 神秘男上司的邀请. I rank book ii last as unfortunately I didn’t like what happened to the second lead and I thought the ending was too abrupt. There was no epilogue (or is there an epilogue but the website that I used didn’t publish any?). I enjoyed 神秘男上司的邀请and the epilogue has story of 2 couples – Qi Ying Yan (who was Nian Bo Yen ‘s defence lawyer) and Liu Li (who appeared at the end of book iii) and Louis Lie and Wei Ru – but book iii is still my favourite. The ranking may change after I read more books from Yin Xun I will read 《七年顾初如北》once it is completed.
Definitely read 《七年顾初如北》. The leads are awesome, hope it ends up HE. I want to read this book 3 now, after reading all your comments. I read book 1 and book 2 already, book 2 ending is not great, but I read on a chinese site that she modified it when it was published.
Yes book 3 is very very good. I have just started reading book 1. So far it is ok. Will read author’s latest book once it is completed. I am too impatient to wait for daily release. and I want to read only books with HE.
For everyone who likes this novel like me, there is a new epilogue published on June 1st for children’s day. 🙂
Thanks Bongsd. Could you please post the link? I want to read it but can’t find on Google…
I checked for you but I have no idea where the chinese text is since I can’t read chinese. I think she published it in private in weixin with the ID : Yinxunbooks You can check out the related post on her weibo the 06.01 http://weibo.com/208886203?pids=&profile_ftype=1&is_all=1#_0
Hi may i know if there are any other recommendations fit this author in shushemgbar?