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Aruthea
Aruthea rated it
The Overbearing Chief Husband’s Favorite: Baby
September 15, 2018
Status: Completed
I've been posting spoilers for this novel in the forum, go check it out to see if this novel is your cup of tea. Update: I've finished posting the entire novel in spoilers. You can thank me for taking the bullet for you, really.

Plot
My opinion so far after chugging through 2/3rds of this novel: it's okay. I won't say this is the BEST THING ever, but it's decent. It's 3-4 stars for me. It's like your average romance novel of a hi-tech guy and an ordinary girl with drama... more>> loaded everywhere. The novel is the first one I binge read in Chinese, and I find it addicting for some reason. As another reviewer said, it's somewhat steamy, but not that much. I think this novel makes me read on because I want to find out what's going to happen, lol.

Final Edit: At its completion, I'm honestly done with the novel's drama. The cold wars between the ML and MC are so frustrating to sit through in the first 2750 chapters. Also, apparently there are action scenes since ML is involved with the underworld, but I just zoned off when it happened. Which is funny, since I am an action reader. But the thing is, I did not come here for the action scenes. I came, for the romance. And you know what? I'm really seriously tired and burned out of their drama. I actually went and looked over what the other stories this author has written. Turns out that there is a written prequel on ML's parents, and a sequel-ish that takes place in the same universe. I read the sequel-like novel and I got to say, I'll take this novel over that one. Or rather, the drama got overboard. You get the gist.

Characters
I like that MC is independent, and it shows in how she behaves. She is logical and has a cool head when it comes to bad situations most of the time. The other times are usually things that she can't handle, like being in actual physical danger like guns. That said, for an 18-year-old to have that kind of mindset is a bit hard to believe, but she did have to grow up in a bad foster family environment. She is perfectly fine in being independent and doesn't like relying on ML to solve her problems for her. She too expects the ML to solve the problems he causes for her as well; if he doesn't live up to her expectations, she will up and go, no questions asked whatsoever. She is realistic about her situation of being in a marriage of convenience, so she actually doesn't expect ML to love her at first. She sticks to her principles, which I like. It's reflective and accurate to her backstory; suffering all alone as an orphan means she will find it difficult to rely on others. She stubbornly ensures to finish every task she is given and she can actually live without the ML. I relate to her somewhat. According to how far I read, she has only broken down and cried about up to 7 times. This MC has a really tough life.

Spoiler

There have been hints of her parentage BUT GODDAMN I'M AT 1912 AND WE ONLY HAVE BITS TO GO WITH. ARGH.

Update: We get to find out her parentage for real at the 2500s-2600s. Honestly, I'm just tired of the novel at this point. She also makes some dumb mistakes too. Sighs. Anyway, she is actually from nobility of a made up European Country known as Country Y and at some point in the 2400s was said to be 1/4 European alongside with her then-unknowing brother, Pei Xicheng.

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The male leads... I have to admit, the one in this novel is pretty standard. Arrogant, cold, man of few words, and also hot-tempered. As I said, ML is slightly iffy for me, considering that these novels tend to have to 'force themselves on the girl' tropes, but the novel does say he does lesser of forcing himself on her over time. He does try his best to understand MC and lets her do her own thing... That doesn't involve men. He prefers women who take care of themselves and not whine all the time. He does overestimate MC's ability to read his mind though lol. ML did fall in love with her at some point and he struggles to make it work. At first, he doesn't bother explaining his motives to anyone, but MC became the first and only person he would explain to. He grows to trust her, which I think is pretty good. I just wish he would be more gentle to MC; these gentle moments are very rare. He also gets punished for not trusting her and he has to woo her back again every time she runs off, which is good.

Update: He is not the best ML, but at least he tries. And in the 2700 chapter run I'm at, he manages to get depressed twice, so he isn't entirely unfeeling.

More about the males in this novel:

Spoiler

We have two secondary male leads. The first one is Fenice, or Fei Nuo Si/Fei Si Nuo. I'm not sure HOW to get these names right, but the author switches between Fei Nuo Si or Fei Si Nuo. I really give up how to pronounce his name. He's a really nice person who takes MC in when she had to get away from ML. He is really nice and I think he deserves his own happiness. A shame MC is taken by the ML.

The second one, Leng Zihan, made me think the author wrote him to just make ML look better. At first, he was gentle and nice and give me second lead syndrome, but he grew to be very vicious and refuses to stop going after MC despite MC being ML's wife. He apparently was a friend from before the hidden marriage. It makes one wonder why he wasn't chosen to be married to escape the Fang family if MC knew him before and that he was a rich young master like ML. I absolutely cannot stand this man because his initial gentleness eventually got corrupted by jealousy so much so that he keeps telling MC he is the better choice. Without caring for the MC's circumstances. For example, he sabotaged MC's presentation by causing her to be late, worsening her stance in the Luo family. Another time, he took her wedding ring. He said he always loved her, but keeps testing ML's love with her just to make her give up on ML. It's infuriating, he's just like an incel.

"You belong to me" is such a common line uttered by the other males to their other females. Yes, we have romance side stories in this novel. They are Tongyan and Shi Jinyang (ML's good friend and MC's first boss at Rongxi) and Mo Xier and Qing Muchen (Tongyan's brother). So far, not much progress on those. But these two men seem to be possessive and quite daring in their pursuit of these women like ML lol.

Final update: The last 700 chapters after 2750 are based off the above couples.

I feel the author is sh*t at writing couples because as said, all the male leads are really overbearing in the relationship. I literally skipped Tongyan and Shi Jinyang's parts since the main novel did cover some of them and it's literally the same as the main couple. And I sh*t you not, the relationship for this particular couple misunderstanding lasted Six. f*cking. Years. You female leads, your male leads are dense as f*ck/STRAIGHTFORWARD TO THE MAX and just TELL THEM ALREADY! GOD THE COMMUNICATION IN THIS NOVEL IS HORRIBLE!

Mo Xier and Qing Muchen's story was much bearable because you know why? Only Qing Muchen would actually try to understand his wife's point of view. He tries! Isn't it damn saddening that a side male lead is leaps better than the main male lead?

The ironic thing was the last couple: Sha Xingbao and Pei Xicheng. Instead of the male being overbearing, it's the female. Sha Xingbao is Luo Yibei's sister, and holy sh*t her story is basically her getting Pei Xicheng to marry her. As much as I don't agree with what she did, she actually does feel bad and apologises. Good thing they... uhh do really love each other! Right?

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Contrary to the synopsis about the aforementioned little bun...

Spoiler

The little bun appears at the 1400 mark. And I wish I was kidding, but a series of awful coincidences led to the bun being orphaned and raised by ML's sister for 4 years before MC and ML take him in. He was born 2 years after MC and ML married, and his parentage becomes obvious in the next 500 chapters. Little bun makes this novel worth it for all the hilarious moments and he actually does scold ML for treating MC badly when it comes to it.

Final Update: He's a really good boy. He eventually gets a little sister and supports his parents in their relationship too. I just think he has a really unfortunate fate of being the novel's lovechild when the parents have done 2-4 cold wars in front of him. Sighs. In the ending, he gets a younger brother who didn't even get a name lmao but yeah. Little bun is the best character because he provided a lot of amazing hilarious moments and shows that well, not all bun characters are that broken. There was a scene in the novel where his prodigy-like behaviour backfired on him, making him feel more relatable to me. And he doesn't always approve of dad's actions all the time too, a strong mom-supporter. So the 1 star I was going to take off is held in place by this amazing bun.

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That's my review guys! <<less
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Aruthea
Aruthea rated it
Kiss Addiction
October 11, 2018
Status: Completed
I love this novel. It's filled with fluffy moments and actually has a plot going on. The best part is... there is no r*pe. No forcing on each other whatsoever, which is really common in those Cinderella novels I've been reading lately. Although most of their moments are played for laughs, it isn't as bad as most novels where the male lead is really awful to the female lead.

In terms of plot, you will eventually find out why the male lead has to act blind, and it appears that there... more>> is a strong internal conspiracy going on. Their marriage will soon grow from a loveless one to one filled with loads of love along the way. The main couple's misunderstandings never ever get dragged out and they communicate with each other as a real actual damn couple would. Although I have to admit, I'm not sure of the conspiracy pays off for most readers, but at least there are fluffy moments to look forward to.

I'll keep this review mostly spoiler-free, but I can only say that I pity male lead's brother. I really do. Not just because in the second male lead syndrome, but because of how deep the conspiracy is.

Spoiler

In regards to MC's heritage, surprisingly enough, it doesn't really matter because apparently, the reason she is orphaned was because something had happened to her parents. Her mother was unlucky to witness some crime which is related to the conspiracy. So we don't have some epic enemies on her side of the family. It's rather, the ML's side of the family that is deeply seated in this conspiracy...

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I will likely be picking this up as a project if there is still no more updates from the TLer, and will definitely TL from scratch. <<less
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Aruthea
Aruthea rated it
Exclusive Property: Mr. Mu’s Favorite
October 8, 2018
Status: c460
I read for a few hundred chapters and dropped it because I wasn't interested in reading more drama and the MC isn't really that appealing to me. She's really dumb, and this does give me more laughter and all but I don't think I will feel compelled to read it after the similar roller coaster I read that's being TLed by the same TLer.

The only good thing is that ML may apologise to her for what he did compared to some romance novels where male leads just don't apologise, but... more>> that doesn't mean that there are lesser misunderstandings. At least there is more communication for this couple.

Spoiler

MC does try not to rely on ML and this accidentally made him jealous and it became a pride contest hen second ML joins in. And it took 400 chapters for MC to find out that ML took her first time. The revelation was funny though... ML wonders why she takes so long to accept him for 'she will be the only one' he will let into his heart. Betrayals and what not seem to happen I guess.

I dropped it at the point where the white lotus that bullied MC joins the new company MC is in, and second ML's sister is potentially becoming another drama queen when ML is involved. So initially, second ML is a superstar that MC met when trying to get someone on a program. ML was not happy that she chose to ask second ML over him, as he was the other option. She did try by the way, but got shut down by the assistant so... Bad timing. Yeah...

Second ML's sister seems to have something for ML, but yeaaaaaaaaaaah I don't want to watch that bomb explode. At least ML tries to respect MC's wishes so there's that... MC is going to have a looooong way ahead.

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Maybe I'll come back to give it another chance. <<less
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