I read it and skipped a lot but could not get over the fact that the ML had a mistress still married to the MC and impregnated his mistress and put the MC through a lot because of that trash of mistress. I think he deserves that trash of a cheap woman more than our MC and the whole happily ever gave me a bad taste. I hate cheating scums and he was one and his taste in women is so bad and that tells a lot about a man. The MC was innocent and he hated her for nothing, it was like his misunderstanding is enough apology for his actions and beeing an unfaithful husband and the worst father. He was just a dumb man who let himself fooled, manipulated and accused the wrong person and didn't took responsibility. And the worst part is he did that more than one time and even hurt his son and wife later not trusting them. He never made up for that and never fought for the MC. It was like her always getting hurt. I think if it was me I just would ask him for the sperm to have IVF even if it would hurt and than divorce him.
He was callous to MC and especially to his own son and I can't respect or forget the fact that he came late to help his terminal Ill son and even threatened his own son's life for his scum mistress who was with him for almost 5 years and he even didn't love her. And later he plays the caring father and all. I couldn' t buy it. And then the other female rivals, why does the MC need to face them the ML was not worth it to fight for. MC is stupid for sticking to such a marriage and such a man, she should have thrown him away and not fall for such a guy. MC lacked a lot self worth and get her emotional and physically abused and than fall for her abuser.
I loved the side characters story, where her friend found a guy who deserved her after a scum of a husband who threated her like a replacement for his ex (he was the main villain and we find out the ex cheated on him later), she learned to fall in love again and didn't look back, even if her husband was her first love.
Thank god this is only a story. I couldn' t buy the whole love part from the ML. There are a lot better ML to read about. And I really wanted a stronger relatable MC to get connected with and not a half doormat. The one star is for the translator for their hard work but I wish they would pick another story with a deserving ML and strong MC. This story just supports abusive behaviour.
ML has a backyard with other wives and lots of children (not one ore two, I mean lots of children) and is nothing special. His personality was changing too much. The author wanted him to be likable to the readers and was adding many surprising layers for him, for me it was too forced. He needed that so that you feel he deserved the FL. But he had a backyard full of scheming evil women and was a very lusty person (who even has a child with his concubine's dowry maid) and matched the era. The romance is too cheap for me. Only the comedy elements and the FL who cares about food keep the story light but it is still full of usual backyard and harem drama. FL is strangly easily adapting to the harem concept after a bit and is too much understanding of the ML and feels no jealousy for the other women, it's weird. I mean she is a modern woman and which woman likes the exes still existing in your backyards and especially when they are scheming you and even if she say she won't share her husband, in reality he is also the husband to the concubines. You can't cut them loose because of the children and that is a permanent binding. And she is embracing and liking all his childrens. Yes, she becomes pregnant later but it was nothing special, I mean there are already a bunch of children, hers is nothing special, like one of the concubine comented on. Only her personality let go of the ML faults. As long as the FL is not caring so should the reader do the same. But I don't know, I thought that they are too many children (but it makes it also realistic for that era). I think I'm not personally comfortable with the romantic aspect and romantic subject. I just read to know the end. I also thought it was unfair for her to transmigrate in the body of an alreadt married woman, sooner or later she had to get along with the lawful husband, however his character is. She wanted to avoid it but had to settle for it. The romance was fixed from the start. So people who don't like such harem and such a ML, then avoid it.
ML is a mafia/ underground boss and a big player. Most disgusting part for me was how he had s*x with a woman in a room filled with mirrors and MC had to watch it because there where mirrors everywhere and he wanted her to stand watch for him. This happens not for the first time (hearing him having sex, standing watch or seeing it) and that in the beginning. MC disguises herself as a male to find her child, who was now with the Night emperor (ML) and hidden. She was found to be a woman really early in the story and he wanted her to be a mistress because she lost her virginity, he stilk doesn't know that the child is here or his (this is something not clear because I stopped reading it). I was grossed out how ML was with MC and how cheap he thought about women and treated MC.
I think they are not connected, there are only misunderstandings between them. As a male lead he already disappointed her in not believing in her when there where problems. I always have the feeling, he puts everyone before her. Infront of him XG is always never an equal, she feels small and thinks she is at her worst. There is just no communication between them. And he never tried to pull her to him, XG always feels beeing pushed away. Also the misunderstandings are still standing and never cleared up. He doesn't "look at her". XG liked him, because she saw the good things what he was infront of her cousin, friends and all. But he always believes her to be worst and still calls him liking her. If I love a person, I would believe him, ask him what his side of the story was. How can I love someone, who I know is bad/worst? I think he is to ambitious and forgets the important thing, XG feelings. Their meetings are like accidents, never indented by him. No messages, no visits. The important thing is wanting to see the other person, beeing at her side. ZX is not sweet to her, she only had him at his worst. She only gets his glaring look and hurting words. For ZX she cried a river. LYS is the only one who makes her happy.
LYS is for me the best choice for XG. He makes her happy. Their banters are natural and cute. They match with each other. Not because of simliar backgrounds but because of their character. The difference between LYS and ZX is that LYS would always put XG first. He sees her, protects her and spoils her. If XG is his Blazing sunlight, then LYS is the gentle and calm wind which surrounds her. With ZX she will never get this kind of attention or smiles. I like the sunny LYS more, because he lightens her up. ZX is like the moon a long yearning, but can not warm her up. ZX is more like her father, who puts another woman and child before his marriage and his relationship with her. I think she doesn't need the feeling to be second, she needs to feel beeing always first. LYS makes her part of his world and also let her in in his past.
LYS will break up with XG for her to find out what her feelings for ZX are. I think at that time LYS will have most of her heart. I think there will be a big problem in her family, mostly her dad. Maybe he will get ill and she will have problems with the OW and goddaughter over money issues. LYS will still be at her side to support her. LYS is the one who can be her support and her partner. ZX can not let go of his past. ZX relationship with his childhood friend/ maybe lovet stands in his way. But XG will have a talk with ZX to end their misunderstandings or to just clear her name from his bad image of her. She will have her closure to her youth.
ML hits (those were slaps in the face of the MC) the MC in the later chapters, more than one time and without a reason. Only because he is angry. He was jelous and MC is no way in the wrong. One time he hits her and her head fell on a chair and her face get swollen, he thought she deserves it and the pain, he warned her to not have a man around her and left her still hurt. ML is a bad tempered abusive, controlling rapist. ML character which was first dominant and sometimes unreasonable jelous (with that the author wanted to show he cared) turns into something very ugly.
It started when MC leaves ML for 5 years and gives birth because ML is still emotionally attached to his ex-girlfriend and puts her first when ex calls him and blackmails to kill herself, they have a past which he won't talk with his wife. ML leaves wife at night and even at the time when wife needs him the most when her friend died and goes to accompany the ex. Ex was missing for ten years and comes back after the wedding and when it was harmonious.
He never communicates with his wife and MC thinks he has only ex in his heart and leaves him. His ex is also shameless and tries to monopolize and seduces ML, which he allowes infront of the wife, like snuggling to him, hugging even taking his arm infront of the wife. Ex even hits the wife and tried to kill her and he still protects the ex, buying her a house and taking care of her. Wife can't complain or get jealous, thinking theirs was a paper marriage at the start but ML gets jelous each time she is near a man and tries to punish her. She has a trauma from her parents marriage and the stepmother mistress and doesn't want her child growing up seeing the mother fighting with another woman for the fathers attention.
She leaves without giving a note. I can't fault her, she tried to have a divorce at many time and he won't give her and still took care of the ex. He also said one time, he would destroy her, when she would complain to military court, that the ex is destrlying a military marriage (that would have punished the ex by military law).
In case of ML, he thinks he could always make up with the wife when he hurts (and he sometimes knows his actions hurts her) her and she will always needs to wait for him at home. And before the MC left, he has no clue and it was a surprise. But MC started planning to leave after ML went again to ex when she called. At that time MC lost her only best friend, found out she is pregnant and needed to deal with a marriage where she was not cared and a man who she thought loved another woman and who took care of another woman.
ML starts to hate her after not finding her and never tried to ask himself why she may have left. After deciding to hate her he lets the ex close to him, let's her kiss him and almost let him seduced but pulled back. When MC returned he and the ex are still very close and display themself infront of the MC.
When MC decided to work and need to meet a customer in a hotel room to get a document signed, she walks in the wrong room and meets ML. He decided to take revenge and that in forcing the MC to sex. MC fights back and the scum ML hits her and then rapes her to hurt her (think he is an army head and this is a modern story). Hitting is domestic abuse, he is no more than a man trash at this case for me. When you compare his care for his ex and MC, it makes one angry and no wonder MC things he doesn't love her. This story is not sweet and the last hope for this story is over. She should have never come back.
MC is 16 of 17 and ML is 30 and has a 14 year old son from his death princess consort and has a backyard with a harem. I think it's too much backage and the son is close in age with the MC. So no Chu Fei Yan here.
she didn't just ML but the other way and MC has a big grudge against him and even hit him till he was bloody. But it doesn't mean he is out of the game. It's still unknown who is the ML. There are 4 including the novel ML have an unhealthy attraction to her. And there are another two who are attracted to her but no presence is strong enough to be identified as the ML. The only ones who could be ML is the first mentioned novel ML and a mysterious guy from a organisation but I think both could be the same person. At least MC has good friends and even female friends and there are not many annoying female antagonists. Even antagonists are not easily removed and they are no cardboard characters.
Annoying thing is the author using a whole long chapter to describe the released movies in the novel and other things. MC is strong on her own and has a strong little shota who is like a puppy.