Hidden Marriage

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After five years, Ning Xi has returned and is out to take revenge on the sister who turned her parents against her, and the childhood sweetheart who betrayed her for her sister. She aims to fulfill her childhood dream and become a famous actress. However, her sister is still out to get her and she has to avoid all her underhanded schemes.

One day, after falling into one of her sister’s schemes, she meets an adorable little bun and saves him. His father then offers to repay her with his body: “Marry me.”

Ning Xi: ???!!!

Little bun: -sad puppy dog eyes-

Thus Ning Xi starts staying at the mute little bun’s house to help him come out of his shell… cue lots of comedy, some flirting, sweet moments between Ning Xi and little bun… and maybe big bun too.

Hidden Marriage average rating 4.5/5 - 311 user ratings
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Full Marks Hidden Marriage: Pick Up a Son, Get a Free Husband
隐婚100分:惹火娇妻嫁一送一
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fan63
New fan63 rated it
April 23, 2017
Status: v144
This is a good read. The translator brings the true personalities of the characters to you. MC's, male and female have encountered a tragic event in their lives and are not certain of the reasons why. Male MC is strong and aggressive. Female MC is evolving into a stronger persona but has retained some of her naivete. Along comes an unexpected gift (a small child) in the mist of turmoil and theses too people become entangled in a blossoming love that locks out the pains of their past.Read... more>> as you see our male MC slowly weave a web of loving deceit to snare his love while maneuvering around his irresistible son who has been his greatest support and rival. <<less
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Falconzoro
New Falconzoro rated it
April 6, 2017
Status: c1481
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Well, i just regret finding this gem too early. I really wish i can travel to the future just so i can read this story when it's complete. I already re-read this from start to the updating chapter thrice times. I just can't put it down, it just like i was obsessed. This story is just that addicting. Thank goodness the author update daily so i got my regular happy dose everyday. I tried reading other novels in the meantime but i lost interest rather quickly. I guess bcuz my mind full of this story maybe. I just love meng meng little bun, humorous little uncle lu jingli, loyal big boss lu ting xiao, and of course the female lead ning xi. Although the story sometimes cliche, i love it. I like how ning xi character very frank and speak out her mind and no unnecessary misunderstand happen between lover that always make me annoyed in some novel. I just dont know why ning xi always defend against bad character like ning xuelo and not start to first strike back. Although the rival attempt always backfired which get the story forward i guess. Ning xuelo and su yan are disgusting worm in the earth. Too hypocritical..

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Awesome Sauce
Awesome Sauce
November 16, 2016
Status: --
Promising.

Ning Xi is our protagonist and she has gone through so many unfortunate experiences, mostly from the hands of her adopted sister.
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She stole not only her family, childhood sweetheart, future as an actress, and now her baby.

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And this all happens within the first 4 chapters. Damn. I'm starting to be afraid of what that "tragedy" tag could mean. So the plot has been screaming Temptation of Wife, but going from the summary, what we have thus far is just her backstory. What we're here for is: the love story between Ning Xi and Lu Tingxiao.

I pray that she may gain happiness with her new family, and satisfying vengeance on her biatch of a sister. It may not have the most original plot, but it is certainly fun to read and I'm always eager to read the next chapter. (4/5) <<less
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Littledragonlady
Littledragonlady rated it
December 27, 2016
Status: c898
Still not getting the scene mentioned on the raw.

This is different from other stories from the same genre in the way of how author introduces lots of detour for the two protag to get together. The male MC is just too... accomodating toward the girl's wishes. So their relationship only progress when the girl want it. They just got together in chapter 700+ *scream in frustation*

Btw, those who looks forward to a lot of face slapping scene, this novel is something to look forward to. Dont expect the... more>> male MC to show his face while recueing the female MC, tho. Remember the title, their relationship stay hidden for a long long long way from the eyes of the public

To those reader who looks forward to a story similar to Skip Beat, this story is very recommended... well, except that the female MC acting skill is strong from the start

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Also, the main antagonist (male love rival) is very strong, and psychotic. The author did not make the male MC to be the only one alpha male

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jacobpaige
jacobpaige rated it
January 22, 2017
Status: c51
I like the protagonists, especially when they're interacting with each other, but that's it.

The antagonists are cartoon villains (of the Snidely Whiplash variety), the plot is a poorly put together string of melodrama cliches, and every bad thing that happens to the main character after the prologue is entirely her own fault for steadfastly refusing to do any of the very simple things that would protect her from her cartoonish assailants. It wouldn't even be hard for her. She just refuses to use her brain because, if she did,... more>> then the melodrama would be over and the author wouldn't know what to write anymore. <<less
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Moonson
Moonson rated it
December 21, 2016
Status: c32
Im probably the most impulsive commenter here hehe, so here we goes.. A story of strong, beautiful, smart female mc in her rising fame as an actress. For me this one is sooo goood. Probably on the peak of my top-5-modern-story-waiting-list. Always waiting for it to show up on the home list updates! (Thanks for the translator! I made this review for youu~)

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The story goes abt an actress who got miscarriage bcs of his bf cheated with her 'friend' (not sure abt this detail) and went overseas after. Years later she comeback to china, got into a dirty scheme bcs of the work of the former girl that dated her ex who just unbelievably disdained her too much.

She met the little bun who was the kid of the male mc. She whom had once lose fetus, never once felt fine with children, but the little bun bought out the maternal feelings within her. Thus the long-cold hearted male mc and his reserved 4y.o son begin to open up to her, it made everyone around them agape as amazed, breaking every memories they had abt their cold and aloof habits.

Read through ch.32 and I think so far the story progress abt how mc overcome her careers despite the jealous girl scheme, and how the pair of father and son trying to lure the mc to be their family.

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IdealistTCO
IdealistTCO rated it
February 15, 2017
Status: c73
I was pleasantly suprised by this novel. So much so that I binge read up to the current translated release with a fervent desire to see what happens next and speculating on the mysterious possible last connection between the male and female lead. This female lead has got to be one of my absolute favorites hands down. The author was skilled in her portayal of her growth from her troubled past to her current solid footing in reality. I absolutely must finish this story and hope that this translator does... more>> drop this story. It's yet another hit with me from this translators story choices! <<less
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lalalyly
lalalyly rated it
December 22, 2016
Status: c440
Hilarious interactions, awesome MC. What more do you need?

It does feel draggy in some instances, but the author is great at writing hilarious situations that make you want to read more.

The work is currently in progress, but the author updates regularly. Fun read.
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Rujiro Taicho
Rujiro Taicho
December 21, 2016
Status: c1
A story of a strong female character, a cold strong male character as a father and an adorable little ancestor (little bun). Watching the clash between strong characters in a difficult background makes for a great story. The characters are well developed by the author and the translation is clear putting across the message clearly. I LOVE THIS NOVEL. I kinda wish i found it a year later because then there would be over 100 chapters for me to binge read. I really can't get enough. To the translator, thanks... more>> for the good work and giving us a great novel to follow. keep it goin <<less
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Evergreen
Evergreen rated it
March 6, 2017
Status: c89
The heroine is pulled down a bunch of times by jealous, stupid, impulsive people. But despite all the obstacles they lay down in front of her, she does not give up! And that is what I like most about her--her perpetuated will to achieve her dream of becoming an actress. She already has the skills, the attitude and the beauty to make it up top! Now, us readers are given a chance to watch her strut on the road to success. Of course, she cries when times become unbearable and... more>> tough but she stands up quickly and tries to handle the situation as maturely as possible. Luckily, the male lead and his cute son are always there to protect and encourage her.

Another thing I love about this novel is the comedic interactions between the characters. I especially love the adorable son so go and read this novel for his sake! *imagines Little Treasure in a bunny outfit

Also I cant wait to read the time when the people who hurt her cant even touch a strand of her heir because she is too far up! Let them wallow in despair and regrets! <<less
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eksentrysyti
eksentrysyti rated it
February 28, 2017
Status: c83
This novel is a really fun read, I recommend giving it a try if you're looking for a romance novel from a female MC's point of view.

The MC starts in a bit of a ruined/disadvantaged state, having gone through romantic trauma before, but is resolute in forging a new future for herself. She returns from abroad determined to make it big in the entertainment business. What I like about this MC is that she is proud and independent and overcomes problems with her own strength and smarts, not... more>> completely relying on a man. Her determination earns her respect and interest from the cold male lead, though she is completely oblivious to this fact.

The surrounding cast has a variety of colorful flavors. The male lead has to compete with his own six-year old son for the MC's affection (and loses hilariously all the time). The male lead's little brother is the loyal ninja that tries to get his "master" and "mistress" together, to the ire of his brother. While the enemies surrounding the MC aren't particularly developed and rather one-dimensional, they add enough movement to the plot to cause the MC to have more interesting interaction with the main cast.

The translator does a solid job of making this novel easy to read. Once you learn the names (often the challenge of a Chinese novel), the rest of the text is edited so that it flows well in English.

The chapters aren't particularly long, making this a fairly quick read per chapter, but the translator is consistent on a near daily basis, making this a worthwhile addition to a reading list. <<less
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littleshisenki
littleshisenki rated it
February 17, 2017
Status: c74
There's one thing that I absolutely adore in this story is the MC's personality. I've read a lot of strong females who are fierce and intelligent, enough to straightforwardly defeat her enemies and obstacles. Most of these characteristics patterns are set to be a little bit obtuse since their femme-fatales can't seem to be considered human anymore with their unworldly abilities and skills. But with this MC, I can feel a deep connection with her. I love how the author intricate a character that sets up in a modern timeline... more>> where people have definite issues in family, love and career.

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The MC was being bullied and as someone who knows her situation (well as a reader, I jest) I would love if she put them in place like how I am used to with so many female protagonists that I've encountered. But the author realistically based her emotions, actions and persona that in surprised I'm not even mad that the author only made the MC ignore the haters.

And in the sense I wouldn't see her reaction as weak or too condensing but as a mature way of dealing with problems. Like I'm literally feeling from this MC is an ideal career-centered woman on her way to success! It's seems the author has put a lot of abundance in MC's development. Also it's a consistent factor too. The MC is totally focus on her goals which our Male Lead is having hard time trying to gain her favor since MC has already built up the anti-love wall subconsciously. But you can't help it but cheer him all the way though along his tiny rival too, Little Bun!! Hahaha, yes he's a rival in a platonic sense they are both fighting to have her affections though.

But anyway, there are more male leads coming in MC's life. It's really funny how she has to confront these exes and newsies coming at her way like a torrent. Her interactions with them are legit funny. You'll never get enough and just binge the whole chapters through

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I'm really addicted to this story and I am tempted to directly go to source raws just to satiate my desire to know more of it. But the translations have done an amazing job publishing the chapters. I've expected nonetheless from the translation group who has introduced me to my other favorite English-Chinese translated novels that I've fell in love!! Thanks for the great job!

So just in my opinion and taste (not personally push my liking to anyone else), it's worth the wait for other updates to arrive. As someone who barely understands Chinese and who would rely on google transtor for whatever sentence that it could manage to perceive, it's way easier practicing patience than getting frustrated over an app that could not translate things on point. Besides, translators seem to love it that they sporadically feeds the fishes (readers) with new desserts (chapters)!!

P.S. I forgot to give ratingssss!!! So embarrassing! Anyway, it deserves so much praise that I'm giving it 5.0 starrrs!! <<less
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cahmil
cahmil rated it
February 14, 2017
Status: c72
This could have earned 4.5 ratings at most from me based on the latest translated chapters and a 5 rating if it's about the ML and his son but am apprehensive based on the spoilers that I've read. I started reading this because of the synopsis but as I've read the spoilers 1000 chapters on and it hasn't reached that development yet.
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Other than that if I didn't misunderstood the adopted sister is still on the story 1000 chapters and beyond. She's such an annoying character that if that's how it's going to be (the MC still haven't dealt with her yet) I'll probably be frustrated with the MC. Sure, the MC might have done some face slapping but if the sister has the opportunity to scheme afterwards it just means that it wasn't enough and that just kills the story for me. She was introduced on chapter 1, if I am not mistaken and to have her linger throughout 1000+ chapters, and on the starting chapters she's already so vicious, having turned the MC's parents against her, plotted against her and I believed despite it not going strictly as how she planned it technically the MC was still raped because she was so drunk or drugged when she had sex to whom she taught was her first love, the one she loves was stolen by her sister (both are scums so I don't really give a damn). What decent guy would be mad at you because you can't forgive the one who plotted to have you raped? And he had the audacity to continue to appear in front of her to give advice as if he's a nice guy. How evil could the sister be to appear til 1000ish chapters? I mean it's fine to appear still but to be given the chance to scheme against her is beyond me. Can't the MC deal with her or keep away from her at the very least? She did awful things to the MC and the MC still had to join the same company where that damned witch is. It should have been fine if she had no other choice or if she's going to give consecutive face slapping but it's as if she's doing it to be stepped on. Haven't she suffered enough under her sister and family? If she doesn't have sufficient strength to go against them yet and deal with them with certainty of victory why does she needs to be within their grasp? The theory that you have to keep your enemies closer is only appropriate if you're more than enough to handle them or you're about the same level. Sure enough she knows what she wants but it's as if she's purposely bidding her time to get there and leisurely getting bullied or plotted against along the way. And though she get's protected by the ML behind the scenes having put her self up for attacks over and over, I can only conclude that she has a very strong [b]dao[/b] heart and maybe partly a masochist. I prefer MCs who does the bullying or retaliates not just stop the villain's plan.

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ashReadsManga
ashReadsManga rated it
February 14, 2017
Status: c71
A nice novel, with many twists and turns as well as funny moments.

The best part of the novel is: Little bun, of course!

I have read 500+ chapters of this novel in Chinese.

A brief summary:
The female lead(Xi), is someone who is being ill-treated by her own 'cinematic' family. Her father(surnamed Ning), a producer, favors the adopted daugher(Xuelo) --- whom they had thought was their own for a long time --- over his own daughter. Even after realising that Ning Xi was his own flesh and blood, he still insults her... more>> and tries to put her down below Xuelo because they consider Xuelo as their daughter.

As if that is not the end of her troubles, five years before the start of the story, Ning Xi was drugged and had sex and became pregnant. Upon giving birth, she was told her son had died... She begins on the path to revenge in the same industry her parents are.

Now we go to the male lead... the cold, ruler of the business world, the rich Mr. Lu TingXiao (or the Demon King Lu as Ning Xi calls him). Xi meets Tingxiao, when she is saved by his son , whom she first befriends when he gets locked up alone. As a reward, Tingxiao says he will offer himself to Ning Xi, but she isnt keen.

The son of Mr. Lu, whom Xi befriends, is a kid with very high intellect but because of his young age (and shall we say his cold father, too?) has social issues and thus Ning Xi was asked to move in and help look after Little Treasure(name of the son). Ning Xi, who doesnt like being around kids after having lost her own son, becomes very fond of Little Treasure and vice-versa. But, the Mr. Lu, who doesn't believe in love or lust, finds himself deeply attracted to Ning Xi and helps her wherever possible.

The story revolves around the following---
who was that mystery man she had sex with? It was not the person intended by the girl who had drugged Ning Xi.
what happened to her child actually? did he really die?
who is that evil YS who sends her gifts, that makes Ning Xi nervous and discomfited?
..........and....... who is Little Treasure's mother? Mr. Lu remembers he was drugged and forced into sex with someone a few (cough..five..cough cough) years ago...and Little Treasure was the result of that. but who was it?, he doesn't know!

The characters such as Lu Jingli (Mr. Lu's young brother) who is a happy-go-lucky chap who wants to help his brother and nephew and is quite smart, a family friend(adopted as nephew to the Mr.Lu) Jiang Muyue who also likes Ning Xi, and the mother and father of Mr.Lu also contribute to the humorous scenes in the story. <<less
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Xixi
Xixi rated it
January 28, 2017
Status: c1000
This is really really really good, the romance is fantastic but boy is it slow, if you are here for the romance come back like a few hundred chapters later please, but the female character is very optimistic and talented despite everything that happens to her, and the little bun is the cutest human being on this earth, honestly just read it for little bun. I love the male character, he loves the female character so much and all the subtle hints and nice things he does for her are... more>> so sweet. I warn you, this is rollercoaster and everything than can possible happen happens in this novel, but it's still one of my favourite novels b/c i just love little bun so much :) <<less
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etern
etern rated it
January 15, 2017
Status: c46
I really like this. It's a strong female MC. She is the type who keeps getting back up even though they keep trying to smack her down, but at the same time, she does have vulnerability and has moments where she feels like things are overwhelming, which makes her more relatable.

Little Bun is soooo cute (and spoiled as all get out). I'm amused by Big Bun's stoic-ness. And Future Bun-in-Law is a riot
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Shaiole
Shaiole rated it
December 21, 2016
Status: c32
Loving it

A rising gem.

I have only read like 30 chapters and I'm loving it. The story is never boring. I like that this isn't about reincarnation. The protagonist is the one who suffers and the one who rises up.

... more>> Cutess overload.

Little bun and Big bun is probably the best part. You will get to see how they show their love towards our female MC. <<less
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Leilacus
Leilacus
March 21, 2017
Status: c114
I seriously love the little Bun! Too cute!

Anyway, so far, the story is pretty good. The MC isn't a pushover, and to me, that is very important. She also doesn't depend too much or not at all to the ML.

The chapters are short so be warned but well, it's very fulfilling once the interaction between the MC, ML, and the little Bun happens or when the MC has trashed the MA's plans. Hohoho!

Overall, it's worth the read. I haven't really read ahead since I get a headache reading... more>> MTL....I feel like my brain cells die one by one once I read it...I really should study Chinese language. (If I ever stop being lazy lol) <<less
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Parth37955
Parth37955 rated it
March 16, 2017
Status: c99
While on my quest to find novels with more meaningful interactions, I ran into this gem of a story. Female lead goes through some really shitty stuff at the start of the novel, but she doesn't let that get in the way. With her own effort, she has tried to become successful in movies regardless of her family's interference. The "little bun" gets attached to her really quickly and becomes super possessive...his father gets even more possessive. All in all, it's a fun story to read with minimal encounters with... more>> super bitchy people commonly found in these types of novels.

P.S part of the reason I'm writing this review is so that it would 20 :P I look forward to the extra release. <<less
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YoungMind
YoungMind rated it
February 12, 2017
Status: c65
This novel is great! The translation is good (as all the translations coming from volarenovels). I love the relationship between the characters in particular in the Lu famil. It’s so funny XD. I like how independent Ning Xi is and how hard she tries to get to the top on her own even though she could depend on her connections. Of course you still have those annoying bad and self-centred characters (which remind me a lot of the characters in First Marriage Then Love by the way) and seems like... more>> it will get a long time before she gets passed this hurdle. I can’t wait for Ning Xi and Lu Tingxiao relationship to develop, she doesn’t seem to have really develop any feelings for him yet T^T ! <<less
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celesteeyy__
celesteeyy__ rated it
February 1, 2017
Status: c1056
This story is so awesome that I began reading it without waiting for the translation. The female lead is multi-talented, a strong female character that I totally love!!! And the male lead is a cold-hearted man who only have eyes for the female lead!!! So sweet! And the one that brings it all together is the babyyyy!!! Too cute for words. Not to forget all the side characters like the brother and other new characters. You will fall in love with all these characters and really dislike and hate some... more>> too! I've read 49 chapters in novel updates but and the rest in Chinese. Read 1056 chapters in like a week because this book is soooo good.... Don't miss out on this! <<less
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zila3000
zila3000
April 4, 2017
Status: c126
This novel is light and very fun to read. I finished reading in 2 days! Some parts were so fluffy and made my day. Little Treasure is so adorable!
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