莫负寒夏 Don’t Turn From Summer – 丁墨 Ding Mo (HE)

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You have finally returned, before I die a lonely man.

Later on, Lin Mo Chen became the Chairman of a company worth ten billion in assets and one of the youngest leading businessmen of the country.

Someone asked him: “What is so great about her, such that you cannot forget her despite so many years having passed?”

Lin Mo Chen replied: “Once upon a time, I thought I deserved better. However, no one in this world is as exceptional as the woman I love.

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6 Responses

  1. tammy (@thequadflip)
    tammy (@thequadflip) March 23, 2016 at 7:58 pm |

    **Possible spoilers ahead**

    In a way I feel like Ding Mo wrote this out of pressure from fans who kept pressing for Lin Mo Chen’s story.

    Out of all her novels that I’ve picked up, this is by far my least favorite one. Lin Mo Chen was more attractive as a character in Our Glamorous Time than he is here as the main guy. In OGT he was mysterious and cold, and I really liked his scenes with Lin Qian. I thought this book would build on that. Instead I was really disappointed in the plot because it’s so generic and nothing about it was memorable enough to like. Same with the characters. My main gripe, though, is that Ding Mo spent way too much time talking about the main couple’s past and left too few scenes in the present to convince me that they should still be together. I really wish she had focused on the couple meeting again and occasionally inserting scenes from their past as background info.

  2. Tea.Thyme
    Tea.Thyme March 24, 2016 at 9:16 am |

    This story is told in a chronological order so it begins before ‘Our Glamorous Time’ and we are able to see how Lin Mo Chen became an individual that is able to (for a lack of better words) “create clouds with one turn of the hand and rain with another turn”. We discover, very early on in the story, that Lin Mo Chen is a very conniving and talented businessmen that have achieved impressive success in his ventures despite his young age so, for me, that did not take away from the powerful stance Ding Mo has established for him in ‘Our Glamorous Time’. In fact, I quite liked seeing a bit of how he grew into a cold and mysterious individual. Not that he was ever very warm or friendly towards others.

    Unlike ‘Our Glamorous Time’, this story is not happy and sweet for the entirety of it. The male and female leads struggle quite a bit with their feelings. However, the sweet moments are indeed very sweet. I don’t really feel that the story took away from his mysterious and cold image because the only times where he is actually sweet and warm is when he is with the female lead. Only she is able to incite something different from him. I also quite like the few occasions when he had a bit of a ‘poisonous tongue’.

    Originally, I really wanted the the preamble (about how they met and got together) to end and wanted to how they reconcile their differences and rekindle the flame but I eventually came to enjoy reading about how they discover their feelings for one another. In that process and because of love, Lin Mo Chen is stripped to a regular human being. In front of the woman he loves, he is not as clear headed, strong, or all-powerful anymore.

    With that said, the second half of the story that details how they get back together and resolve their differences was not as interesting or good as I had hoped. I felt like it was a bit awkward how some of those things played out and I did not like the person that the female lead had grown into. I think it was drawn out waaaaay more than it had to be.

    Overall, it was a pretty good read.

  3. cloudandsea
    cloudandsea March 24, 2016 at 9:25 pm |

    I gobbled this novel in one night but I agree with tea.thyme about the second half of the novel. I speed read the later part when they broke up because it got really draggy. I also thought that Lin Mo Chen didn’t really betray her because he was drunk and I guess it was an attractive from another girl to save his company. That broke their trust but 7 years is too much for a separation sobs T__T.

    But I must say that this is one of my favourite novel of Ding Mo… I really like the male and female lead and the business tactics. I was so interested in what Lin Mo Chen did and even started to analyse his tactics. He also has a very sarcastic sense of humour. Like when there was a business function and he went out for a breather, Mu Han Xia asked him ‘Don’t you need to accompany XXX?’. He would sarcastically reply that he is not an entertainer lol. Mu Han Xia is also very smart and I really like how they first met and then got closer. It felt so natural that they had to be together because they were so mutually attracted to each other when they first met imo.

  4. Mandy
    Mandy March 25, 2016 at 8:02 am |

    Can I know how do they meet back after the long separation? Why he didn’t went to look for her all these years?

  5. kimchigalblog
    kimchigalblog April 5, 2016 at 9:33 am |

    started to read it for Lin brother but loved this girl Mu Han Xia than Lin Mo Chen!

  6. bongsd
    bongsd April 27, 2016 at 11:37 am |

    Love story, misunderstanding, separation then they meet again, HE. My fav kind. I think I like this novel more than ‘Our Glamourous Time’ which I find quite boring and draggy. Lin Mo Chen wasn’t a good boyfriend but then he has learnt to love someone with all his heart. He has become the typical devoted main guy in chinese novels that I can only fall for him. To be honest, some parts of this novel can be better, more interesting and exciting. But I still like this story.

    A few weeks ago, I asked Peanuts a mandarin version of a song. It’s funny to see this song was mentioned the 2nd time the leads meet. So now I can’t stop listening to it. 😛

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