Reckless Marriage/ Don’t Make Love A Thing 昏嫁/ 别拿爱情说事儿 by 不经语 Bu Jing Yu (HE)


Tu Ran sells medicine to doctors for a living. Her nickname is “Little Pharmaceutical Representative”. Every day, she mixes with the doctors and pharmacists. Lu Cheng Yu is a young professor at the hospital, a rising surgeon in the field of heart surgery, his future is lit in gold. After a one night stand, they both parts ways – seemingly without a trace of emotion.

Two months later, Tu Ran realises that she is pregnant. When she is at the hospital to abort the baby, she accidentally sees Lu Cheng Yu’s very rich father drive a luxurious car to meet his son. After realising that Lu Cheng Yu has a wealthy father, Tu Ran suddenly decides not to abort the baby. On the second day, Tu Ran brings the ultrasound scan of the baby to find Lu Cheng Yu, with the baby as a bargaining chip, she proposes marriage. After a night of consideration, Lu Cheng Yu agrees……

Can this secret in Tu Ran’s heart be hidden? What will happen after Lu Cheng Yu finds out? How will two seemingly unrelated people pass their lives together? Can two people who had entered the hall of marriage for a ridiculous reason end up receiving happiness?

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11 Responses

  1. Bongsd
    Bongsd December 8, 2014 at 12:13 am |

    I really like this book. What I love abt the main guy is that he always defended his wife in front of his friends and he never thought abt going back with his ex after the marriage.

    LCY got married with TR only because of the baby but when she lost the baby, when he came back in China, he still chose to continue the marriage. When she decided to give him back his freedom, he was the one who was persistent to maintain the marriage.

    I also like the main girl, Tu Ran. How hard it was to tell someone you have his child but the only thing he can think abt is to abort the baby? It was not easy for her to marry someone brilliant like him. Moreover, after she discovered the presence of the perfect girl who is his ex. The part where she read the ex’s diary is so heart-wrenching. So of course she doesn’t have the feeling of security with him. LCY is lucky to have her, she is an understanding wife. It’s not easy to be a doctor’s wife because he is rarely at home, she has to take care of everything.

    Btw, sometimes LCY and TR are very cute together. ^^

    I wanted to read another book by Bu Jing Yu but I can only find the one abt the main girl’s good friend. But I’m not really into her story. Her parts in this book are quite boring. Also, TR’s mother is annoying.

  2. decembi
    decembi December 8, 2014 at 4:27 am |

    Bongsd, I loved reading your thoughts and I fully agree! I thought LCY’s defence was quite weak at the start though, which led to TR never feeling at ease. But I can understand how LCY’s pride must have been wounded when he heard TR tell her friends she married him for money.

    I agree on TR’s mother! I generally skipped through the family parts.

    Bu Jing Yu is a good writer but I think she chooses to steer away from the mainstream in her plots! Her stories are not addictive, more meditative.

  3. klutzyfeli
    klutzyfeli December 11, 2014 at 9:33 am |

    OMG. This sounds like a really nice book, but it sounds super heart wrenching

  4. decembi
    decembi December 11, 2014 at 10:01 am |

    Hello klutzyfeli! Skip the parts on her family and her friend. The main story is quite cute actually. The female lead is feisty. ♡

  5. cloudandsea
    cloudandsea December 11, 2014 at 8:15 pm |

    Finished reading this book! I like how this book portray the male lead as a very realistic person… he isn’t totally in love with the female lead and does hesitate when he realised she is pregnant. He isn’t a perfect ‘doctor’ as he does flirt around and to ‘choose’ the girls around him when he is single. But once he got married, he knew that he made a choice and remains faithful to the female lead. HAHA.

    But the side stories are a bit boring as you mentioned and I skipped it. And I don’t really like the fact that her divorced friend got together with the lawyer. Doesn’t really make sense since it was mentioned in the book that she is very haggard and doesn’t care much about her appearance so I didn’t really expect her to start a relationship with the lawyer. I probably dislike her friend because I thought that she was very stupid and naive to abort twice for her ex-husband. Doesn’t that already signal to you that this man is an asshole. Argh.

    Anyway, thanks for recommending! Love the male and female lead.

  6. hoju
    hoju December 16, 2014 at 6:19 am |

    Agree with all the comments. The main couple has a compelling story, although a times I wanted to bang my head in frustration with Tu Ran for not being able to see LCY’s sincerity in his feelings and his desire to make the marriage work. It was set-up well by the author that Tu Ran convinced herself that she was a gold- digger, and her self-disgust over breaking up LCY’s true love because of her gold-digging motivations blinded her to everything else. Just that we, as readers, could so obviously see LCY was trying to make things work while she was backing her thoughts into a dead end and not seeing it.

    Loved the letter in the end that LCY wrote. Another one of my fave scenes is when LCY is trying to logically work out how to “fix” what’s broken. His before/after scorecard on their marriage and assigning points to how each other felt about certain things.

    Also, this is a “realistic” (as real as a romance c-novel can get) story in terms of, many of the problems that arise are about the stressors of day-to-day life: struggling to make ends meet, logistics and finding ways to spend time to build a relationship while making a living, the stress having a child can have on a marriage. LCY’s profession as a doctor is not glorified or air-brushed.

  7. hoju
    hoju December 16, 2014 at 10:06 pm |

    Hi decembi,
    Agree, that was such a terrible thing to say to anyone about a miscarriage, let alone she was his wife. I remember thinking what a jerk he was. However, to me, it was awful but logically, given the sequence of events, also an understandable reaction. They had just gotten married, he immediately heard with his own ears that she married him for his money, then very shortly after, he left the country and they did not have any true interaction. When she called him to tell him about the miscarriage, his first reaction was, “What game are you trying to play now?” She was right that most women would never use their own flesh and blood in their scheming, but he is a man who did not have any children yet and would not truly understand the significance of a child, unborn or not, to a woman. It was just awful for Tu Ran, who right then needed the comfort of someone and he basically poured salt on her wound. Also, long after, when Tu Ran mentioned to him what he had said, he completely had no recollection of saying it. That seems to indicate that he had not said it maliciously or vengefully but, I’m suspecting, impatiently, tiredly, or something along those lines to brush off someone who wasn’t significant. And at that point in their relationship, Tu Ran really was not significant to him, just a wife in name. So, yes yes, a jerk, inconsiderate, terrible response but given what had happened between them and the lack of time to get to know each other, it wasn’t out of left field that he would say something like that. That’s why, when he came back and realized that she was not merely a gold digger and started to put an effort into building their marriage, I forgave him. 🙂

    However, I agree with you about getting annoyed that why wouldn’t he just come out and tell her his feelings. It’s been several months since I read this, so I nearly forgot this point. I was rolling my eyes when he told her the reason he brought her to the lake was because he had a business meeting. Yes, he was a guy that used actions to express his feelings and not words, but he did not have to cover-up his feelings like that. That definitely contributed to Tu Ran’s insecurity.

    But since I’m criticizing LCY, I’ll say that Tu Ran’s not off the hook for the very same reason. Even if she did not clearly understand her feelings for him since she was convincing herself she was a gold digger, she still could tell she had an attraction to him. Prior to discovering the diary of his ex, if I recall (the details are fuzzy so correct me if I’m wrong), she, too, would deny her feelings too. LOL. So lack of communication was a two-way problem.

    As a side note, I read this back to back with Love is Still Here and the two leads and the way they dealt with their relationship in that story gave me feelings of frustration that reminded me of LCY and Tu Ran (although the two in Love is Still Here are at a whole different level of dysfunctional… I nearly spit blood at times).

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