Love me if you dare.
This is actually the novel that I read before When a Snail loves by Ding Mo. The reason why I picked When a Snail Loves instead of When He comes, Close Your Eyes is because I like the female lead in WASL a tad better. I’m not saying Yao Yao in WHCCYE is not a great but I guess Xu Xu is just more of my preference.
This is in the female lead character POV. She’s college graduate (well almost) and first his translator then lured by him to become his assistant in profiling criminals. She’s a nice and gentle pretty girl, but she isn’t submissive by any means, I like the fact that she can say no or argue with his *logics*. She’s intelligent and witty in her own way. She’s an independent girl who is emotional yet clear-headed at the same time. The reason she decided to be his assistant, not just because of him, but because she actually really interested and passionate about criminal profiling since her dad was a police officer.
He’s arrogant with high IQ and low EQ or should I say he doesn’t care about people in general. I’ve never read of a more arrogant and conceited character than him, but he’s still lovable in my eyes. Why? because he isn’t superficial and cares deeply about people who he’s actually interested in like Yao Yao (mc) . (lol) He’s so sweet in his own way so arrogant way.
You can say she falls for him before he does (because he’s dense, he didn’t realize his feelings), but he never realized that she has feelings for him. She’s quite good at hiding it and keeping him in his place despite her feelings. In the end, he is the one to confess his feelings while not knowing she has feelings for him. He’s just so arrogant that he thinks nobody could reject him..(so funny). Of course, she accepts him.
He’s a genius criminal profiler so together they solved cases and ultimately get involves with a psychopath who is interested in him.It’s very similar to WASL except that they do more criminal profiling rather than searching and finding evidence like in WASL.