Thursday, June 20, 2013

Love Late by Lan Lin

Translator and raw provider: dairytea
3/21/14: synopsis proofread by Micky
6/30/17: added a link
2007 cover
Title: Love Late - 遲愛
Official English Title: Late for Love
Author: Lan Lin - 藍淋
Total volumes: 2 // republished as 1 volume with extras
Related novels: Uncontrolled // Not Found // Unspeakable Desire // Expected Degree // Leaving Against the Wind // Round Trip // Pandora's Box
NSFW warning

Translator's comment:  I listened to the audio first and couldn't help but fall head over heels for the strong Lee even with all his flaws and the innocent Ke Luo who falls in love with Lee.

Volume 1:
Lee Mo Yan, known as "Lee", an elite of the legal world who is approaching his forties, had worked hard to pave the way to get to where he was. However, all that he worked for vanished into thin air when a political scandal broke out involving a politician he backed and when his lover dumped him. Finding himself in a worrisome situation, Lee received an unexpected invitation from an upperclassman from his past.

Upon returning to T City to become an office worker after living in Los Angeles, he encountered Ke Luo, the boy who had left him without saying goodbye. Pretending it was nothing, he continued to live frivolously. That is, until he fell apart after realizing that he was a substitute for someone else…

Could this sadness be love arriving a little too late?

Audio Drama link:  here

Novel Translation links:
Volume 1 - Prologue // ch1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8 // 9 // 10 // 11
Volume 2 - 12 // 13a // 13b // 14 // 15a // 15b // 16a // 16b // 17 // 18...
2016 edition - ...19 // 20a // 20b // 20c // epilogue (translating) // Xie Yan's Diary (translated; to be proofed) // extra 1  // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // extra's extra // Lin Jing's Interview // postscript

Pdf files: (Chapters will be compiled into pdf files.)

Extras:
Fan-made trailer
Fanart 1 //

Re-translated by other groups:
Spanish translation 1 // 2 // 3
Italian translation 1 // 2 //
Korean translation 1 // 2
Russian translation
2016 Traditional Chinese cover



2016 Simplified Chinese cover

109 comments:

  1. When do you release new chapter? I'll support your work do your best! Good luck! :)

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    1. Thanks for the support! Hmm..I don't know when I'll release the new chapter (maybe mid-November?). I tend to translate back and forth on various projects. I'm currently translating an audio drama, so I'll probably get back to working on Love Late after it.

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    2. Thank you for your reply! I'll wait for your new chapter, do your best and good luck!

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    3. Thanks and you're welcome! >//u//<

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  2. I'll wait patiently for ch. 7 (though i'm really excited to know what happen next XD)
    Keep up the good work!

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  3. Hi i am a new comer i just finished reading this novel and i loved it you did such a good jod you translation level is realy good i hope you continue working on this story please :-)

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    1. Welcome to my site! OuO /
      I'm glad you like it so far. My translation skill is far from perfect, so it makes me happy that people are still able to enjoy the story. I will definitely continue translating ;)

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  4. U r my life saver. U save me from the depth of boredom. I love reading your translations especially Late Love. I will wait patiently for the next chapter and please continue translating because your hard work it's not in vain. U have made my day n thank u so much for an awesome Friday!!!!!!

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    1. lol. You're so very welcome. I'm happy to hear that you love the stories so far. I'll definitely release the next chapter of Love Late sometime this week. Thank you for the comment and encouragement. >//u//<

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  5. Thank u so much!!!!

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  6. Hello, Thank you so much for spending your time translating this novel! I was just wondering when will you update new chapter?

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    1. You're welcome. The translation for chapter 10 is done. It's just being proofread at the moment. I'm unsure how long that'll take, but I've already started working on chapter 11.

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  7. How many chapters does volume 2 have in Late Love?

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  8. Hi I was just wondering what is NSFW stand for?

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  9. Hi:)thank you for ur time and effort in translating love late<3imdyingtoreadthenextxtchapter!

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    1. You're welcome and thank you for the encouraging comment. >u<

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  10. Just wondering why is Late Love chapter 12 on pause? Btw I love u n ur translations!! I wish I can reach through my screen n give u a big old hug. Please keep u the good work no matter how long we have to wait ^_^

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    1. Well, I'm waiting for proofreaders to find some free time to look over chapter 11. And since they're busy, I figured I'd put chapter 12 on hold. I'm currently working on another novel. D'aw, and thank you for the comment. I'll try my best to continue translating! ; u ;

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  11. Why is chapter 11 not assceble when i click on it nothng happens
    Is it not uploaded ? M curious

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    1. I haven't released chapter 11 yet~

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  12. Hw many vol r der?

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  13. Ohh I soo feel for Lee! One thing after another but BAM! I think that as the same, the good things are coming!! Thank You for sharing your knowledge by letting us read chinese novels that are so good!!!!! Waiting for CH 11 \\('_')\\ you are very loved!! Blessings

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    1. Yes, good things will come for Lee. ; u ;
      You're so very welcome and thank you for commenting.
      Enjoy chapter 11~<333

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  14. Thanks so much for translating this novel!

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  15. thank you very much^^
    (first volume is so ... ✿♥‿♥✿)

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  16. Its july already n r realeasing one chap one month basis?
    Cn u atleast give d range dat would be gr8. N nw i like d jeolousy card to be played(jst my wishful thnkng) or atleast he turn on his i dnt care mode on
    Bt till date chap 8,9 n 10 r my fav n d go to hell attitude of lee ws jst awesom
    K 10 nt so much

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    1. No offense but to make your comment readable you should write your sentences and proper grammar. Just so its easier to read.

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    2. Yes, the comment is a tad hard to read...mainly because of the missing letters. XD
      I'm working on the post for the rest of chapter 13 right now. :) I don't actually have a set deadline for my releases. It really depends on how busy I am with real life, the difficulty/length of the chapter, etc. I do try to release at least one chapter per month though.

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  17. Sorry I meant *in* proper grammar. Not and.

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  18. Oh thats k its nt my fault blame it to social networking n i would take care of it
    Thnx 4 the new chapter

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  19. Omg i didnt know this novel was translated!! Thank you so much, saves me the trouble of reading the chinese version!!:")

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  20. Are you trying to finish Love Late for now? if you are, please do! I love Love Late so much! I started reading it yesterday and i fell in love with Lee. THANK YOU FOR TRANSLATING THIS NOVEL!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Yes, I'm focusing on Love Late for now. :) I'm so happy to hear that you enjoy the story thus far. >u<
      Thank you for commenting and you're so very welcome~<333

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  21. i love you and Lee so so so sooooo much Dairytea :-*
    Thank you for your hard work ;)

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    1. Lol. I'm glad you love Lee! >//u//<
      You're welcome and thank you for the comment~

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  22. when will you update love late???i cant wait any longerrrrrr >< love it so muchhhh :* thankyou so muchhhh for your hardwork hehe *lotsofkisses*

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    1. Lol. You're welcome! Chapter 14 is being proofread at the moment. I'm hoping to get it released the beginning of next month.

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  23. Thank you so much for translating this!! I read the whole story so far in just a day!! Lee's pain and struggles are so real!! I want to hate ke luo but cant because he's equally adorable!! I feel that they're meant for each other!! Hope you can update soon! Thank you soooo much for translating this! I wish I could do more to help. <3

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    1. You're welcome. I feel the same way about Lee and Ke Luo~ They both have so many cute points. Let's hope all the best on their path to finding each other. ; A ;
      You're already providing motivational help with your comments. Thank you for commenting. >//u//<

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  24. Thank you so much for your hard work for translating! I can't wait for the next chapter to release! When will the next chapter be done? Hope you can release it soon! Anyway thanks a lot for your hard work! I appreciate it a lot!

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    1. You're welcome and thank you for commenting. ; u ; I'll try to release the first half of chapter 15 this month. ;)

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  25. What happened to Late Love? Are you guys dropping this project? Because its been "editing" for over a month now and there no news about it?

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    1. It's not dropped. Real life got in the way, but it is being worked on. X3

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  26. Keep up the good work!!! I'll wait as long as it takes so don't get sad and feel rushed to release the new chapters!! I know you have your own life as well so take your time!! Fighting!!! XD

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    1. Uwah~ Thank you! ;//A//; I'll continue to do my best!!!

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  27. Yes I concour with the previous commentator. Please take your sweet time and no rush/pressure at all. You have your own life outside of this blog and some of us just think you guys have nothing better to do than give us translations. But please understand that we are grateful and thankful for what your doing. I want you to have fun/enjoy what you do and not view it as a chore. So please continue fighting cuz we're all cheering for you!!

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    1. Thank you for the encouragement and for taking the time to comment! ; u ;
      You guys won't have to wait too much longer for the next Love Late release.

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  28. Thank you for your hard work! It was really good that I actually managed to read them all today, I didn't think it would be such a cliffhanger each chapter. I'm glad I gave this series a try!

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    1. You're welcome and thank you for the comment. I'm glad you gave this series a try as well since it's one of my favorites. >//u//<

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    2. I've been wondering this ever since I started reading this amazingly translated series of your's: why did you choose to use the title "Love Late" instead of the literal translation "Late Love"?

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    3. Well the reason is actually pretty simple. The English title is written as "Love Late" in the fan-made trailer for it. After I watching it, "Love Late" just kinda stuck with me as the English title instead of the other way around.
      XD ;;;

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    4. Literal translations are boring XD Love Late gives it more artsy-ness

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  29. hie just want to know tht is this book is on hold or on haitus ? i love this book so far and thanks alot for the translation.

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    1. I'm still working on it. I just work at a slower pace than ayszhang who is super fast. XD ;;;
      I'm almost done with chapter 15b though, so it'll definitely be released this month.

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  30. Santa, all I want for Christmas is a chapter from Late Love. I promise I've been a good girl ^_^

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  31. Me too...me too...*����

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  32. Every time I see an update I'm like " (*_*) " (^0^)//. Thank you and is there gonna be an update of January

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    1. >u< Thank you for the support.
      Dairytea is in Taiwan right now so the release date has not been decided yet.

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    2. Yeah, I wasn't able to work on Love Late when I was in Taiwan, but now that I'm back from my trip~ I can get back to translating it. I'll try my best!
      >//3//<

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  33. Whenever I visit this website to check for updates I always get dragged to the latest Love Late chapters and before I know it, I reread it 4 times already! >-< *desperation* haha! I can't wait for updates ^0^ Thank you for your translations and (to Dairy tea) have fun in taiwan~

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    1. D'aw~ thank you for your encouraging comments. I'm back from Taiwan, so I can finally get to working on the next part of Love Late. >w< b

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  34. thank you so much for translating this :D I really appreciate your time and effort
    just want to know, is love late only consisted of two volumes?

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    1. You're welcome. ^u^
      Yes, it consists of two volumes.

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  35. Hi, guys! It's Mai,again. :)

    frustratedly stalking this novel for the nth time. damn, this needs a fanfiction.

    I reread this chapter and yeah, It made adore Lee Er, all the more. i like quouting his lines from the last chapters like "gosh, my blood pressure!" , his bickering with Xie Yan and now about his nosebleed and blaming it on the weather. hahah

    Also, Ke Lou, all over again. I have a love-hate relationship with this character. Like in my previous comments, I guess just maybe I can accept him a lot more if his love for Lee is like Lu Feng and Xie Yan. Intense,passionate,adoring the uke like it's their own life. I want Lou to chase and do the loving the most instead of Lee. Lee.. He suffered too much already; brother gone, nightmares, unrequited love and the list goes on.

    This brat, Ke Lou doesn't deserve Lee but yeah, let's give him the benefit of the doubt and yet all he does is just smile,just smile and smile hiding all the emotions I want to see on what he really feels to Lee. He's not a fcuking teen,anymore. He's vague!


    Oh God, I'm like Xiunan and Lee's other mom. I accept Xie Yan because I can see his love but Luo, you need too work hard even more for Lee's love. tsk, I'm crying,right now.

    uhmm, by the way I've just realized but did Lu Feng , y'know do something explicit with Lin Jing just before he met Yi Chen? I'm really curious... speaking about the latter, I think if Love Late ends I want Lee's love to be like his, he'll love Luo but just that and if something anomalous happen because of Lou's doing, Lee will not consent.

    Lee,I believed that you have loved enough.. It's time that you'll be the one being loved in return. don't strain yourself anymore. Let Lou do his part now pursuing you until the end.


    and that concludes my feelings about their relationship. Gosh, Lan Lin made a masochist out of me in a way, I have no tears left. *sniff

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    1. There are actually a ton of Love Late fanfics in the Chinese community. Maybe I'll consider translating some one day. XD

      Haha. Yes, Lee's flaws really just makes him so much more adorable. >//u//<

      Well, we just have to wait and see how Ke Luo's love for Lee will turn out. Looking at how similar Ke Luo is to his father, Lu Feng. His love will probably turn out just as intense and passionate. ;D I know that it took Xie Yan quite a long while too for his relationship with Shu Nian to get to where it is now. Oh gosh, and it took Lu Feng and Yi Chen decades! X3

      From the bits I do know of Lu Feng and Yi Chen's story, Lu Feng did do something that affected Lin Jing and Yi Chen, but I don't think he did anything explicit to Lin Jing. 3 <

      Thank you for commenting~<333 ; u ;

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  36. When are you going to update new chapter? Please please I want to know what happen to Lee next! 🙇 🙏

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    1. I'll try to get it released this month. Our proofreaders are working on it. >w<

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  37. Lets just keep praying so that one of the release suprises for the lunar day is love late ������

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  38. uhmm, please check out Aomoto Sari-sensei's manga "About his irritation and love" because the moment I saw the manga, I began to realizee that if Lee and Ke Lou become lovey-dovey it would really look like this.. the charas do look like them. plus the story is really,really beautiful too! :3

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  39. I've never heard of the manga. If they're similar to Ke Luo and Lee, then I have to check it out! Thank you for the reading suggestion~<3
    http://2a.zol-img.com.cn/product/65/448/cehIL5G0869w6.gif

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  40. How many Volume their is for this novel?

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  41. All chapters/volumes have been listed above! There are a total of 2 volumes ^^

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  42. cool, I just finished reading it, :) and yep the characters lean on Lee and Ke except for some things but over all pretty much same. :)

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  43. Still not update yet? ╥﹏╥

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  44. *heart breaks* QAQ I'll strive to get the chapter done this month!

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  45. I'll waiting for you..(づ ̄ ³ ̄)づ

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  46. ; A ; *aims for it* ~<3

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  47. Please update i become a night stalker of this
    novel
    If any mistakes in my english please forgive me 😊

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  48. ; 3 ; ~<333 *working on the chapter*

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  49. @dairytea still not update yet? ╥﹏╥

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  50. OMG yay I see a tentative release date for LL listed! Thanks so much for your hard work! Patiently waiting for next release =D I'm so hooked on this story haha

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  51. Sorry, I wasn't able to make it in time for May, but I'm definitely planning to release ch17 this month! *editing it* >w<

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  52. D'aaw, thank you for your patience and support. ;//3//;

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  53. yay.... i'll be waiting you :*

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  54. Thank you for chapter 17 it was so good ... waiting for next move hehe :D

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  55. You're welcome! I'm glad you like it. >//u//<

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  56. Thanks for all your hard work dairytea! :)

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  57. Aww. no update schedule for the next chapter huh?

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