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Crocodile Tears
Crocodile Tears
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“Whoever marries the princess will become emperor.” A twist of fate brought them together.

Born a curse, she was cast away from the royal family. But when the kingdom needed an alliance with the Northern barbarians, she was the one to marry.

As the second son, he had no right to become heir. Yet in the face of war and politics, he was always the first to fight for the country.

To her, he was a barbarian. To him, she was a pawn. But under the guise of the prophecy, they pretended to be the most affectionate couple. In front of others, they were the ever-flirting Prince and Princess Consort of Jin. But behind closed doors, they plotted for their own means.

Was it really all no more than an act? Or was there a bit of truth to their fabricated devotion?

They were unwilling puppets, each trying to break free from the invisible strings of fate. Only, when the stage finally fell, it was to chaos. In the end, she no longer knew if her tears were for him or the irony of it all.

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Excerpt:

He finally stopped in front of me.

“Can I trust you?”

Subconsciously, something inside me willed me to nod. Perhaps it was the knowledge that I was to be bound to him until death. Or maybe it was the awareness of how this marriage was much more than a simple union between two people.

He moved slowly, waiting for another nod of my approval before closing the gap further.

“You’re a smart one, somehow seeing through most of my guises.” He reached out and gently caressed my cheeks. “True love doesn’t exist in the royal family, but it seems as if we are the perfect match for partnership.”

He leaned in as if to kiss me, instead stopping short at eye level.

“Help me put on my act.”

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Crocodile Tears: Insincere expressions of sorrow.

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Cover: Manipulated by Photoshop but all photo credits to their original artists on Pinterest

Genre
DramaHistoricalJoseiPsychologicalRomance
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Acting Affair Ancient China Antihero Protagonist Arranged Marriage Arrogant Characters Beautiful Couple Bickering Couple Cautious Protagonist Character Growth Charming Protagonist Complex Family Relationships Conflicting Loyalties Conspiracies Cunning Protagonist Destiny Devoted Love Interests Empires Forced Marriage Handsome Male Lead Kingdoms Manipulative Characters Marriage Power Struggle Smart Couple
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  1. Saying GoodbyeJul 22, 2020
  2. Parting BanquetJul 15, 2020
  3. My Mission (3)Jul 14, 2020
  4. My Mission (2)Jul 12, 2020
  5. My Mission (1)Jul 10, 2020
  6. Reunited (2)Jul 9, 2020
  7. Reunited (1)Jul 6, 2020
  8. A Hint of WarmthJul 5, 2020
  9. The Liang Court (2)Jul 4, 2020
  10. The Liang Court (1)Jul 3, 2020
  11. Back to the Court (2)Jul 2, 2020
  12. Back to the Court (1)Jul 1, 2020
  13. Confronting FateJun 30, 2020
  14. The TruthJun 29, 2020
  15. Dreams and AshesJun 28, 2020
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      KrovavayaVoyna
      Status: c1
      Jun 24, 2020

      This promises to be SUCH an exciting read. I cannot believe I stumbled upon such a jewel!

      First of all, the writing style is perfect. This is the type of story one would pick up at a bookstore and shell out big buck for.

      The excerpt/prologue sets the tone for an exciting tale between two people who have been brought together by destiny, not knowing what they got themselves into when they accepted one another.

      The ML reads like a brilliant, ambitious man who has not lost the ability to be empathetic and loving, though he has faced many a struggle. The FL on the other hand seems to be a strong woman, though not caricatural in any way, who is willing on one side to stand by the ML and on the other, not to be a simple extension of him but to pursue her own goals. We are looking at a power couple in the making.

      I am so excited to see where this is going to lead. A definite 5!

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