the MC got s*xually molested/harassed by the ML. The worst part is that the MC was unconscious and perhaps even injured when the ML suddenly became horny and started groping the MC's chest. Even though the MC and ML are technically husband and wife in name (they have not consummated their marriage yet), it does not give the ML any right to be s*xually molesting the unconscious MC. Especially since the ML outright hated the MC at first and had even attempted to strangle the MC during their bridal night. It is understandable that the ML's attitude towards the MC may change with time after interacting with her more, but to jump from starting to develop feelings/realizing it's love to straight up molesting the MC is way too disturbing and disgusting. That shot up from 1 to 100 real quick. The reaction of the MC after waking up in the middle of being s*xually molested was to just kick the ML and then quietly rage without doing anything else is just downright disappointing since at the beginning the MC gave off the vibe of a carefree smart female lead who has seen all the modern world could offer before evolving into a 10 year old child who becomes easily dazed by handsome men and "shocking news". Like for real, have you never seen idols/celebs/models before in the modern world who is 99999x times more handsome than ancient Chinese men who usually ties their hair up in a man-bun??? The MC's intellect honestly seem to have deteriorated as the story goes on and becomes more prone to emotional outbursts or just holding in all of her complaints to herself when it's perfectly justified to explain herself to avoid future misunderstandings.
on another note, the main male lead is not only a tsundere, but also has a communication barrier that prevents him from properly communicating to people around him. He also has a hot temper and there are many monologues of what he is thinking inside his head that shows up in the story. Even though he has a lot of words to say, for some reason, he is always tongue tied and ends up saying nothing instead, which is just frustrating to read about. While the second male lead is just a nutcase who lives in his own little world. The second male lead keeps on pining after the MC when she has already told him to stay away from her, so I guess he would be called a perverted stalker at this point since he always randomly pops up in front of the MC to curry favor with her and profess his love.
overall, the novel was alright up to the point the author tried to get the MC and ML together, but then everything kinda fell apart after that. The MC failed to stick to her character while the ML turned into a pervert and the second male lead is just crazy so I gave up the novel. I only held on for so long to see how the MC and ML would get together but it turned out to be a complete letdown with the way the ML just forced himself onto the MC without a care for her feelings or opinions. And the way the ML keeps on reassuring himself with excuses that he did nothing wrong is so hypocritical I can't stand it anymore. If I was the MC instead, I would have just divorced the ML regardless of whatever reputation/gossip would go around, grab my money, and leave the freckin city to start a new life somewhere else.
The novel starts off with a cliché top-notch assassin transmigrating into the body of a trash. The MC is calm, calculating, and basically have all the cheats that a cliché transmigrator would have. In the beginning, the goal of the MC is to strengthen his family's position and power in the kingdom while the MC also spends time cultivating so as to eventually reach the pinnacle of the world. The plots flows relatively well with little to no undying cannon fodders that keep on popping up.
On the down side, the side characters (mainly the harem members), are in the way of the story. Since the MC is calm and calculating, one would wonder why does the MC let his harem members order him around like a servant? Not to mention, the MC only loses his cool around his harem members, which is really inconsistent with his prior image in the beginning as a cold-hearted assassin. Basically, I find the harem members overbearing and very unlikable since I think the story would have been better off without a harem in the first place.
Overall, I enjoyed the first ~200 chapters until I got to the part where *slight spoiler* the female fox cultivator kept on spanking the MC's butt for really no good reason. It would have been fine to spank the MC's butt once due to a misunderstanding, but she kept on going at it for close to 2-3 chapters and ranting on how she felt humiliated/embarrassed/etc. Which was just a complete turn off. In general, I prefer cultivation novels without harem or romance (with some exceptions), but this novel was not an exception due to how there is no character development and some characters' personalities are gradually going bonkers.