R&R: Summer’s Desire (泡沫之夏)

summer’s desire (泡沫之夏)

Author: Ming Xiaoxi (明晓溪)

Genres: Modern, Romance, School Life, Showbiz, Drama

Number of Chapters: 3 Volumes, 46 chapters in totalA

Synopsis:
Xia Mo and Luo Xi are orphans, both having met each other at their adoptive parents’ home. Because of the shadows remaining from their childhood, they are both shrouded in the midst of wariness. However, when Xia Mo and her brother meet an embarrassing situation during a singing competition, Luo Xi helps them out, and the iciness that separates both of them gradually melts. Seeing what has happened, as well as in an attempt to break both of them up, Ou Chen, who deeply loves Xia Mo and is the heir to the company that founded their school, sends Luo Xi to England to study…

Five years later, Luo Xi has become a superstar, with a countless number of fans to his name. Xia Mo having become an orphan once again as her adoptive parents died the year Luo Xi left, is a new artist of a records company and meets Luo Xi. Ou Chen on the other hand, having lost his memory of Xia Mo five years ago due to a car accident, also sees Xia Mo once again as well. With all three main characters back on the scene and their disputes of love and hate, what will happen between them then? Who will Xia Mo pick in the end?

– Sherbet Lemon

Read English translations at https://anime-expressions.blogspot.com/

Reading Status: Read Finished

Thoughts:
I still remember this novel rather well despite reading it a few years ago. It takes place from when they were still teenagers in school to when they have become adults. Both the school life and showbiz aspects were quite okay with me.
It is a love triangle where the two male leads are Ou Chen and Luo Xi. Throughout the story, I read more depth about Luo Xi’s character as well as the back story between Xia Mo and Ou Chen. You sort of only know who Xia Mo ends up with near the end. 
Xia Mo is a rather calm character and smart too. What I can say is that she really dotes on her younger brother. 

Adaptations:
Taiwanese Drama Adaptation (2010)
Chinese Drama Adaptation (2018)
Chinese Film Adaptaion (2016)
Adapted to Manhua – “Show Princess”

2010 Taiwanese Drama
2016 Chinese Film
2018 Chinese Drama

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