Counterfeit Bride


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A young man is being forced to cross-dress as a bride to replace his young lady who refused to marry since she already had her own lover.
And the groom had prepared a surprise for the supposed bride, yet he was the one who got the surprise for the bride he had imagined was not as his imagined before, —personality wise.
So, the life of the counterfeit bride and ‘her’ groom began.
With both party having their own secret, how would their life like?

Associated Names
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Màopái Xīnniáng
Related Series
Ban Lu Qin Jun (4)
Aloof King and Cool (Acting) Queen (2)
Golden Assistant (1)
I Want To Enjoy A Country Life! (1)
Kill the Lights (1)
Rebirth of Chen An (1)
Recommendation Lists
  1. To Read - Completed Series II
  2. Finished
  3. Bl done reading
  4. Pampering, doting partner BL
  5. BL Smut

Latest Release

Date Group Release
12/24/15 forbidentry prologue + c1
12/18/15 Luxiufer epilogue (end)
12/17/15 Luxiufer c10
12/16/15 Luxiufer c9
12/16/15 Luxiufer c8
12/11/15 Luxiufer c7
12/10/15 Luxiufer c6
12/05/15 Luxiufer c5
12/05/15 Luxiufer c4
11/26/15 Luxiufer c3
11/24/15 Luxiufer c2
11/19/15 Luxiufer c1
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New lunaticv rated it
November 4, 2021
Status: Completed
This is such an adorable story!

MC is really cute and the epitome of 'good wife' and 'good daughter-in-law' lol

The ML, well, it's understandable that he fell for MC, but the way he approached MC is a little meh. Regardless, it's a very enjoyable story XD
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dysry rated it
May 12, 2016
Status: --
From the first chapter, you can tell the MC, Xiao Shi Zi, is really dumb, while his love interest, Yun Tian Yang is clearly a chauvinist and thus shouldn’t be with women (also not too bright). YTY throws various hurdles at XSZ in order to chase him away since he doesn’t want to marry the spoilt, rich heiress type. Of course as a servant and man, XSZ can handle most of it, hence causing YTY to fall for him. Toss in some sweet moments and angst, and its a decent... more>> enough yaoi written in the style of Harlequin Romance novels. MC could’ve just as easily been female.

Overall it’s a cute and sweet story, though not without its flaws. As long as you don’t expect too much and you’re willing to lower your intelligence to match the characters’, it’s a pretty enjoyable read. Do need to tolerate some dubcon, some cliches, and the author’s distaste for women, but that’s normal for yaoi. The greatest strength is that the story is short enough to prevent its faults from being over-exposed. <<less
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iampsyx rated it
May 12, 2016
Status: --
Uh...I don't really understand why this got a big score. *shrugs* If I were to describe this novel, it would be a typical Harlequin pocketbook with a Chinese setting and the protagonist has male genitalia instead of a female's (not much difference between the MC's personality and a stereotypical feminine protagonist). >.>
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Astaroth rated it
December 12, 2015
Status: --
Only 10 chapters. No wonder it progressed so fast. I guess I'm reading too much xianxia...

Anyway, surprisingly sweet novel. Since it's so short you can give it a try, even if you don't have a lot of expectations going in, I can tell you I didn't either.

That said, I really don't see how that cover is supposed to look like a woman so it kind of breaks immersion and makes it hard to imagine someone ever mistaking him for her...
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December 5, 2019
Status: c10
Don’t see why this was bad in everyone’s reviews? Like, seriously, it’s so good! It was short, but everything was described beautifully and I could get into the story right from the start. The only flaw I didn’t like was that, the reason for Ling Shuang being exposed in front of everyone was a little unnatural and rushed.

The story was a bit fluffy, angst, tear-jerking, and beautiful. Just, don’t imagine the cover as the protagonist.
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January 3, 2016
Status: --
i really liked this story :') it fulfilled my need of romance, smut... romance and smut :)
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nixxara rated it
December 26, 2015
Status: --
The only unsatisfying thing is the length of the chapters!! Overall, this story was really good! Both characters were really sweet and the storyline was pretty normal.
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anotherworld20 rated it
October 4, 2021
Status: Completed
It's been awhile I don't read a short story, and this one didn't disappoint me.
I love how the author made me laugh at first and I cried in the process.... why I cry?

Probably I understand how low esteem feels like... I understad how MC feels... very hard to say NO always want to make people happy.

I feel bad for MC where nobody good to him other than his parents and I'm happy he found his own happiness in the end
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Fisukisuki rated it
June 7, 2021
Status: Completed
So much better than I expected. I was actually nervous because when ML never known to like male, so when ML keep falling for MC who still in hiding his gender, I was so worried!

So glad that even with the Conflicts of Gender and Feelings, things actually goes in the direction that I like; slightly Emotional but Good. And when another little conflict arise, it was easily cleared.

Both ML and MC are great characters. ML's family also suprisingly very Sensible! Except a certain btch, everyone is Great here! I Love... more>> and Enjoyed this Novel unexpectedly So much! I'm Loving it! <<less
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BanniNotBunny rated it
May 28, 2021
Status: Completed
10 chapter and still has good plotline. This novel has potential of whole more than 50 chapters if word building was done more.


10 chapters summed it up very well. And I even liked it more because of its short length because I'm not into stretched out misunderstanding based kinda novels.

... more>> Warning : 2 opinions on their 1st time. Consider whichever.

1. Even though there is no r*pe tag is given but I think their 1st time is r*pe because the ML forced the MC because of his anger and left him alone right after the deed. Well the MC didn't mind at all and even remembered it as a passionate night.

2. The ML did ask him in extreme anger/threatening way that 'Do you not want it' or something like this and the MC was so afraid of him that he didn't shook his head. So it could be considered as doubtful consent.

PS: both of them like each other and later it's consensual.

Recommended <<less
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Zjy rated it
January 4, 2021
Status: Completed
Short and sweet. I liked most that this is a quick read. Overall pretty good, nothing mindblowing though. It's pretty funny how the ML's attempts to scare off the MC ended up working against him. The biggest issue I had with this story is that the MC is so feminine. There's nothing wrong with feminine males but it often felt like the author wrote the story for a female MC and just replaced the pronouns...
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Oxbaris rated it
July 3, 2020
Status: c1
"It would be better if he married a man and took him home!"

5/5 because I had a fantastic time reading it.

MC and ML both fall victims of their machinations ... more>>

(because even if MC was tricked and coerced into this, he decided to be selfish and say nothing as soon as he was told no s*x would happen, meaning he could keep pretending and get a family for himself)

and fall in love with each other.

For 10 chapters + epilogue you get the right amount of characterization, feeling progression, conflict and smut.
Really, this story leaves you super satisfied once you finish it.


The real bride even gets what she deserves for her terrible plan and her being heartless to MC. So it's a win-win.

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Adlt_1226 rated it
May 5, 2020
Status: epilogue
I liked this a lot. It was short and sweet, had the right balance of fluff and serious content. The plot was simple but also provided readers something to digest and was very relatable. The length of this story was just right, every named character was given justification for being there and was given the right amount of ‘exposure’. There weren’t any superfluous twists which sometimes tend to drag out a story. MC’s simplistic yet earnest nature and was adorable. I really liked this and I think it deserves a... more>> higher rating. <<less
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Celebration rated it
May 23, 2016
Status: --
Could have been a five, but the story didn't elaborate enough. Novel should have been longer. But other than that, their are some plot points that I am not a fan of as well. But it wasn't to the point that it made the story bad cause the S repented in a very acceptable way. So 4
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kaytiti rated it
August 7, 2021
Status: Completed
Simple. Everything resolved quickly. Happy ending. I enjoyed reading this short novel. Of course recommended.
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izayaYY rated it
June 30, 2019
Status: --
It's a sweet romantic short novel with a lot of funny moments derived from the mistaken identity. The comedy is what I loved the most in this novel. The story is narrated in a light-hearted way and should not be taken seriously... similar to unrealistic shakespearian comedies with mistaken identities or french theater classics (Molière anyone?). Bottom line, this is a fun read with fluffy romance, great characters, and just a little drama in the middle when the truth is revealed.
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Kaylee rated it
May 9, 2019
Status: Completed
Very funny, very nicely done story!

Gonna re-read again if I stumble this again for sure!

I can say, the MC is the seme kinda, the uke pov is alot but felt the ML pov is much stronger as MC here.

PS. Only me, or the man on the cover there looks like KimuTaku?
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PurityByDarkness rated it
July 19, 2018
Status: Completed
This is quite a cute and fluffy novel, a really nice relaxing read.

But, the MC has a bit too low IQ and self-esteem for me. I really don't understand how the MC is like YouXiaoMo from The Legendary Master's Wife because the only thing they really have in common personality wise is how naïve they both are. The ML is quite forceful and it does go overboard at times, the ML also is quite judgemental and that bothers me. Also, the cover isn't.... very suitable. It's ugly....

However, it is a... more>> cute read, the translation is not bad, and it's written quite well. It's completed, which is a definite plus. <<less
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May 19, 2018
Status: Completed
Great translation.

Story wise is just so so. Another ordinary romance story albeit between male. Due to it is just 10 chapters, don't expect much character built up for MC and ML.
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debbie12 rated it
May 1, 2018
Status: Completed
Very short and sweet. It's nice once in a while to read a story like this start to finish without waiting for the chapters. The translation was also pretty good.
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behesht rated it
July 31, 2020
Status: c5
I liked it very much. Although it could be more detailed and longer, but I enjoyed it anyway. ❤️❤️
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