Adopting and Raising the Male Lead and the Villain


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Zhong Yuhuan had transmigrated into a book and became the female supporting character who was destined to die an untimely and tragic death. Coincidentally, her family adopted two boys — the male lead and the villain of the book!

The male lead of the book would become a superstar in the show business and the villain a super successful and powerful businessman.

Zhong Yuhuan thus began her life of raising the male lead and the villain while faceslapping other scums. She would grow up quickly and live the life of the rich and powerful Mary Sue!

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New NoobyWonders
September 10, 2022
Status: Completed
The only good thing here is the premise.

Initially the ML and Villain literally have no personality. At least you can enjoy the premise of rich girl showing love to generic orphans A and B.

But later on, just wow. I've seen a lot of possesive main character stuff going on in novels, but I have never felt like a relationship is as unhealthy and uncomfortable as what I read here. I did not like it, but I wanted to stick around to see how the author could pssibly resolve this mess,... more>> but unfortunately they just wasted our time and went with the vague ending route. <<less
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chibiheaven rated it
September 12, 2019
Status: Completed
There is no resolution to this novel and for the first time in a while I feel like I've wasted my time. It's very likely the author had their novel terminated. There was all this build up after the MC reveals her past and the confessions from the two ML and then it just falls flat and nothing comes out of it. The relationship between the three still hasn't changed and she never really settled for any one. The story remains rooted in the concept of "family of three". Disappointing.
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Sea of Sorrow rated it
March 21, 2020
Status: c71
I can't do this anymore. I feel like I'm reading a fairytale, and a cliche one at that. Or like I'm inside a pre-teen girl's fantasizing brain.

Just give the MC a challenge, okay?
... more>>

There's no way a bunch of spoiled brats who came to make fun of her, then decided she's pretty and mature and so they like her and crowned her their leader. I mean. COME ON! Give the poor kids a brain author!
Or that a 20yo guy fell in love at first (first for our MC) glance with an 11yo. Wtf?


Dropped. <<less
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Drenlith rated it
April 12, 2020
Status: c102
The entire story is centered around the female protagonist on how amazing, kind and beautiful she is. I feel lied to, the synopsis says she'd "raise" them, instead it was "I'll toss my cash around and be their sponsor so they will feel a life debt towards me and take of me for the rest of their lives."
The point of transmigration has little to none to do with the plot, neither is the author willing to divulge more than the fact she had this "Died in original life and... more>> woke up in a novel" set up. The entire point was that she knew the plot and can abuse the knowledge of it.
MC is quite dark in that aspect, immediately after transmigration, she adapts to it and hatched a plan to nail the main characters under her care and establishes bonds so her original host death route will be protected by plot halo.
She doesn't really raise them like previously mentioned, all she did was embrace them, fully knowing what the benefits are in this. It's manipulative, it's not cute.
The harem is won over within less than a day, in spite of being preteen males, they were exceedingly well aware of the differences of s*x and became instantly attracted to her (funnily author throws out the scientific factor that females are earlier to notice the difference at some time later on for the crowd that became attracted to the villain and ML).
And here's a small list of red flags in the novel that I couldn't help but notice:
-h*mophobia (ML&Villain thought that same s*x love is not a thing)
-child abuse (MC condones it and instigates verbal and mental abuse towards her half-brother, and many other cases, but would feel sorry for another character who suffered from physical child abuse.)
-condescension towards illegitimate children and working class (or anybody that doesn't really kiss up to her, she would toss gifts to those who treat her well with the money of her dad; MC prefers expensive luxury goods instead of a heartfelt sentimental values as gifts)


All these rich kids will mock each other's dark family problems. Laughing over the fact that MC's mother is dead and incapable of adopting two sons but fall silent to the fact that MC was "depressed" (as an excuse for being a quiet and thorny child) during the time her mother was sick? Inconsistencies, y'all.


For me to treat this as a light-hearted sweet reverse harem story is really hard considering all these aspects. She plays also the dense FL in cases of the ways the villain and ML treats her but notices when another character has a crush on her. The inconsistencies are all over the place, man.
MC is great at socializing and slapping back she has been sick for a long time and has been very loved by her former family. The Villain & ML showed absolutely no signs of rebellious preteens and accepted her instantly, plus they had the capability of reading the atmosphere of rich folks despite them growing up in poverty. That somewhat illustrated to me that they had no character whatsoever. They are just flower boys here to flirt with the "dense" FL and fight over her.

I do give her the props for trying to work hard in her education instead of fighting with cannon fodders over inheritance, setting a good example among her classmates as well. Annnnnd, yeah, that's all the positive points I could think of in her favor.

It IS readable if you wouldn't over analyze it like I did, but the devil is in the details, to treat it as a comedy harem is beyond me when everything is so dark and the harem members' thoughts are not being vocalized much other than "we love her" "we gonna give our everything to her". <<less
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LowkeyMoe rated it
September 11, 2019
Status: Completed
Lord, I pray that the author will write a season two for this novel for a more satisfying ending and more diabetes. Both the Male lead and Villain are so heart-throbbing. They will give you so much sweet tooth, consider how caring and loyal they are. When you thought for sure that Zhong Yuhuan will choose this person, the other will person comes out and snatch you back! No matter what, you can't choose.

Major Spoiler for Male Lead: ... more>>

He become an idol, in order to protect Zhong Yuhuan, learning everything that she like. But as a person of the public, he cannot have a relationship of his own. Still this his reason to be famous in the first place is because of Yuhuan. So he was willing to give it all up to be with her. Announcing his retirement with a love song (that he wrote and compose himself) he confessed to her.


Major Spoiler for Villian ML:

When ML found his biological family. Villian ML told Yuhuan that at least ML have a family if anything happens and that people always love ML but the Villian ML only has her from the beginning to the end. Between the two lead, the villain has more chemistry so I won't go on about it, (yes lowkey I was rooting for him).


Spoiler for actual Antagonist drama:

The villains are kind of flat, and is solved pretty quickly. Sometimes you even forgot the existed. The villains are a divide into two arcs, family and original FML.


The thing I didn't like

MC is too perfect. Like everyone loves her not just the two ML even commoner. She has everything especially in the look at the department. The author really goes on and on about her beauty. But I can kind of understand why it is written like that---it just I like my character not too OP


In conclusion, if you wanted a love triangle and super doting/ lowkey yandere MLs this the story for you. <<less
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Imsobored rated it
July 16, 2020
Status: --
Like a lot of other people have commented, it had potential but it totally fell flat.

The thing is EVERY character in the novel is so one-dimensional especially the three MCs.


    1. They're perfect. All three of the MCs are perfect in every way loved and adored by all.
    1. Yuhuan is THE only thing the two guys think about. How pretty she is, how much we want to protect her, how jealous we are.
    1. The MC of this story is supposed to be Yuhuan but she feels like the most shallow character of all. We are again and again told about her how beautiful, pretty, breath taking she is but we don't know much about her personality, thoughts, motivations. Its like she's a pefectly sculpted porcelain doll.
    1. The two MLs were in an orphanage before meeting MC and I don't think any abuse towards them was mentioned (?). Their life wasn't that bad So their overflowing gratitude towards a rich girl giving them things she easily can is.... s*upid. It's not like she made any sacrifices for their sake. She had money, she gave them monetary things. Gratitude is important but they are idolizing the girl.
    1. I thought that at least the three MCs would have an interesting dynamic but the guys are strangers to each other and lovestruck fools to the MC.
These were just the problems with the characters (main). The story was even more........ lackluster I guess mainly because the plot was supposed to be MC raising the guys but the guys were just raising themselves with MC investing in them with money. Also they're so perfect and just so amazing that the only people who don't like them or oppose them are brain dead idiots who have an even more one dimensional character because god forbid we make a villain interesting except those who are actually the MLs.

I'm a more critical and pessimist person so I focused and highlighted more on the negative but that's not to say it doesn't have any positives.

It's a light and fluffy read for those who want a light hearted story with romance and cuteness and where everything is smooth sailing.
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SilverCrow63 rated it
January 16, 2020
Status: c45
If you are looking for a story where the MC raises two cute children, this is not it. The title is very misleading.

Rather than raising brothers, it feels like the MC is raising two lovers she shows off to the world. The two adopted brothers are attracted to the MC from the start. After 39 chapters with very little if any cute child moments, the boys have time skipped into teenagers subtly compete for her love. In most chapters before the timeskip the brothers are addressed collectively and speak little.... more>> After 45 chapters, I barely know anything about the two brother's personalities besides one being refined and gentle and the other being fierce and tough, things we learn from the very first description of the brothers. I can feel little difference besides this.

If you are reading this for the MC's counterattack against the family or protective MLs it's not bad but if you wanted a sibling dynamic I would not suggest this at all. <<less
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Channybal rated it
April 6, 2020
Status: c48
There is no growth, no romance, nothing else beside the overflowing "greatness" of the MC.

She's rich, pretty and smart so everyone loves her, everyone wants to be with her etc... But who exactly is "everyone''? What do other characters feel and think? We'll never know probably.

The villain and the male lead mentioned in the title basically never speak, they live together and they never talk to each other. They just stand there near the MC like protective guards.

So boring.
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Alina Moktan
Alina Moktan rated it
September 13, 2019
Status: Completed
This is good sweet novel. I enjoying reading it. No drama, much sweet and heartwarming between MC and her two knight MLs. I really love Villain and Male Lead. They are so dreamy, caring, patient, loyal and doting on MC. I love the way two MLs love MC much, even eat vinegar. I love how much MC and both MLs trust each other. Like the way MC confessed to them that she's not the original body, but she transmigrated into her. Like the way both MLs worried that she will left them and they research soul transmigrate. That's part where MC was moved.

As for ending, MC does end up with them and She accept them and slowly love them. They live together.


recommend this good novel.
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7starkiller99 rated it
July 4, 2021
Status: Completed
Meh you can read this if you can stomach the constant Chinese inferiority syndrome of “those crazy foreigners” when MC heads to England and in how MC breezes past. After all those English speakers do drugs, watch p*rn, and basically chill out at nude beaches all the time. (??? What crazy depiction of western society did the author grow up with ???) Also your race determines beauty so luckily MC is chinese.

The main issue as well as main draw with the novel is the lack of activity on all sides.... more>> It’s a bland depiction of MC growing up incredibly attractive and almost all powerful in terms of abilities and being pampered in every way.

Not advised to read and MC is really really slow about understanding her feelings. She likes the male lead more though.

-50k/10 Nonsense world. <<less
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Seefar rated it
May 6, 2020
Status: --c74
It's so bad that I had to register an account and write a review to soothe my headache. Basically the characters are nothing more that two factory made typical mls going around eating lemons. They have no other purpose than that, their thoughts and personality has no depth. It's enjoying a bit at first but it gets annoying really quickly. Like they are always giving exaggerated reactions when getting jealous but the FL doesn't notice? Ok there's a bottom line to how low I can accept denseness. And going through... more>> this many times the FL starts to seem really annoying too. Her basic worth is how much she can touch everyone's hearts. LoL. Basically a shallow novel with no depth in any of the charaters. Ugh. Such a head ache. I want to sue the author. <<less
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miau rated it
February 19, 2021
Status: 150
I couldn't finish it, it's so boring that I dropped it every time I tried to read it.

The MLs are so boring they only follow her around and don't do anything! Firstly I thought it would be better when they grow up or something but no.

She isn't interesting at all either. If you are searching a novel where you only read how they live and nothing else this is for you.

I read until chapter 150 or more but the plot reamins the same. ML doesn't have any personality evrething they... more>> do and like is around her... <<less
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lunetasy rated it
May 26, 2020
Status: c121
I've read a lot of stuff that isn't great just to take up time, but I think this is the first time I've come across something that I couldn't push myself through. It honestly started pretty cute and interesting at the start when she first adopted them and the drama with her family, but then it kind of fell apart into just pages of the FL being complimented and praised by everyone. I kept hoping that the story would get better and pick up again, to the point I reached... more>> chapter 121 before giving up.

A majority of every chapter feels like it's taken up describing how beautiful she is and how desperate those around her are to be with her. And if it's not her looks being described it's the looks of her two "brothers" and how the three of them together look like knights standing next to a princess. I think that this could have been a cute story, with the setup for a push and pull relationship between the two brothers but it just isn't there. <<less
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K3I rated it
April 6, 2020
Status: c100
The idea is interesting, but there's no development. I mean, their characters have stayed the same since the beginning of the story.

There's not enough fluff to sustain interest either...

It's just two guys being jealous of people getting close to MC. It gets boring really quick.
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gryffinpuff rated it
January 22, 2020
Status: c66
Read upto Ch. 66. Are the chaps cut during rranslations - theyre just too small!

Ok, slice-of-life story from MC's pov. The 'male lead' and the 'villian' have pretty much no dialogue and readers are expected to imagine what they feel/think... The bad guys are s*upid, and are always made to eat dirt by the MC - there's no tension in the story so far, and is written very childishly...

From the title/synopsis, expected a mature MC adopting two tykes with ML looming somewhere in the background. But that's not it. Instead... more>> a dense/airhead MC has 'adopted' two lovers with a cousin/lover kept as spare... how the two kids changed their behavior overnight is not discussed at all - everything is left to the reader's imagination! <<less
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coolcat_neko rated it
September 22, 2019
Status: c30
Why so many poor reviews? Although the translated chapter is divided in half, I think the pace is quite good and the translation quality is superb! Sasuga Fuyu Neko san!! ^^ Male yandere story is my weakness so I have nothing to say about the story.
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Isai05 rated it
January 23, 2021
Status: --
It's like a self- fulfilling novel. The MLs are basically dolls dancing to her tune. They have no personality. Everything they do is what you would expect from a girl's imagination who read too many novels. After adopting them, she leaves them for a few hours in their new room. And they do absolutely nothing, they just stare at each other because she's not there. It's not like they didn't have their lives before her. (And they just met her for a day). You can practically hear their body switching... more>> on when she enters. <<less
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ToastFear rated it
March 27, 2020
Status: c55
The premise is interesting, the actual story is not.

It's just not well written. I'm 50 chapters in and the two male leads still don't seem to have any personality. They barely speak or act, except to the MC, which then is mostly in short agreeable sentences.

Their relationship to each is nonexistent, which doesn't make sense considering they lived in an orphanage together as the two oldest, and then basically as brothers. They spend more time together than with the girl.

And then there's the girl whom they've seemingly pledged their lives... more>> to. Why? As far as we know their lives shouldn't have been that bad in the orphanage. It's not like she picked them up off the streets.

All in all, just not good. Even to kill time, there's much better novels that could easily be found. <<less
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dawna_aiko rated it
April 15, 2021
Status: --
A lot of the reviewers who reviewed the same amount of stars as me have already stated many of this book's flaws but I will just mention 2 of the things I had a lot of problem with this book.
    1. The MC. It's like she is great and smart in everything except her feelings. Except in this case, it ain't a good thing.

      Many times have the 2 ML shown and indicate that they don't love her the way she thinks they do. You will get really frustrated when reading because girl is too f*cking dense to understand their feelings. It's like the book is stuck in a circle of 2 ML show and care about her differently -> MC thinks they are doing this because SIBLING LOVE -> repeat all over. It gets to a point when you just give up on her entirely because she never EVER GETS THE HINT. She can see through so many people's bullsh*t but not this. She doesn't get any character development WHATSOEVER either.

    1. The relationship between her and the 2 ML. When I was reading, I would always root for the MLs to get her but somewhere along the line, around chapter 30-50, you will just start to wonder if there is ever gonna be a conclusion. Like, who is she gonna get with? The 2 MLs get almost equal screen time, there's no indication nor foreshadowing on who she gets with, and the book is literally tagged ROMANCE. At some point I just start wondering if this is gonna end up in a threesome but NOPE, IT DOESNT CHANGE BECAUSE THE MC CANT f*ckING UNDERSTAND. It's like the book is leading you by the nose into thinking yeah he is gonna get with her, but there's no end point and it's not there. I legitimately have no idea whom she gets with. And from another reviewer, she apparently doesn't end up with ANYONE. Like, WTF?? Then what's the point of romance and writing so much sh*t about that in the book?? I am so confused and pissed.
Either way, this book had potential from the start, then it just goes downhill. Don't spend your time reading this, it's a waste.
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Fujaiya Sumyoshi
Fujaiya Sumyoshi rated it
December 24, 2020
Status: Completed
After reading this and completing this and I actually ended up liking this...I realized I have twisted taste.. or some kind of fetish, idk

The MC and MLs are super duper OP characters, if MC didn't adopt them from the orphanage, they would have gone down the conflicting Hero x Villain tragic fate (Let's forget about the original FL for now), and MC, a poor canon fodder would have (without a transmigration adult soul) would have been killed (or dead anyway) without proper adult guidance and love and affection (no sarcasm... more>> intended)

The MC's character development is basically her planning out her future that does not end with her being dead. All was well and good until


MC's dad dies and she overtakes the responsibility of her dad's company. Because after that instead of seeing an OP female CEO, all we could see is a rich second generation girl playing around, which takes us to the end of the novel


The ending is one that was unexpected yet expected... Personally, even I could not choose any one of them (will I be hated for saying I never considered Lang bro as a love interest at all?)

The ambiguous ending soothed my heart because it left the readers with a choice. Many suffer from second ML syndrome, so this novel is perfect to comfort them. <<less
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honeybunny55 rated it
December 5, 2019
Status: Completed
Oh man I'm so conflicted. I don't know if a 3 star rating was right, but a 4 star rating just felt like it was pushing it.

Don't get me wrong here, I actually really enjoyed a good part of the story. I thought it was cute, and I liked how clever and cute the MC was. She acted her age, and was not the type to ever wrong herself. She has money, she has status, so why should she ever wrong herself? If she wants to eat cake, then by... more>> god she will eat cake.

As for the MLs, I really liked the both of them. I'll admit I liked the villain a little bit more than the male lead, but I thought they were both cute and fun. I liked how much they spoiled the MC and I was afraid this would end up where she chose one and not the other. I also loved the cousin, I felt bad for him but also liked that he was able to get a little bit of happiness in the end.

That being said... I kind of can't believe how s*upid the MC is. Perhaps it's because she got so used to their behavior that she didn't notice, but honestly, how do you know notice that two grown men are thirsting after you? Like come on lmao. It's a 105 chapter story and by like the 80th or so chapter she still hadn't figured it out. I'm like wtf lol.

That was kind of the only annoying part. After a while, her denseness stopped being funny and just started being annoying. She can control the big Zhong corporation and make friends with others and understand people's moods and feelings but can't figure it out when it's so obvious from the two MLs??? I just... got pretty annoyed after a while. It felt like it was just dragging out after that and it was pretty tiring.

And finally, what the hell was up with that ending??? Lol.

Overall, I'd probably give this closer to a 3.5/5 stars? It was an enjoyable read for the most part, but I kind of wish I just stopped reading after a certain number of chapters and made up an ending in my head, because it would have been more satisfying than the ending I got... <<less
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