I Quit Being The Male Lead’s Rival


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One day, as usual, Annabelle remembered the memories of her previous life.

It was revealed that she has been reincarnated as the second most popular character in a novel.

She also did all kinds of bad things to the male lead, and in the end, she is the person who will end up in prison!

‘In the end, I’ll get caught. It’s crazy!’

Anabelle begins to save Ian from danger by intercepting the conspiracies that were laid out one by one to prevent her impending doom.

But in the process, she caught the attention of some unexpected people…

“Oh my, that’s the spirit of chivalry our family pursues! I like that a lot!”

Ian’s mother’s eyes began to sparkle at her.

“Would you like to be my partner to the opera?”

After saving Ian, the prince keeps flirting…

“Ian, I’ve decided to quit being your rival and live a new life.”

“A new life?”

“To stop paying attention to a man like you who’s always up and down, marry a man with no character, and live a normal life.”

“Who’s the opponent? And why am I up and down?”

The male lead, Ian, keeps obsessing over me for some reason.

“Why do you not talk harshly to me these days…? Do it again.”

Everyone just seems to be a little weird!

Associated Names
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최강자 남주의 라이벌을 그만두었더니
Related Series
Teaching the Tyrant Manners (1)
First of All, Let’s Hide My Younger Brother (1)
I Don’t Want To Be An Ojakgyo (1)
Come On Now, Even If I’m Not A Villain (1)
I Dislike the Male Lead’s Child (1)
My Childhood Friends Are Trying To Kill Me (1)
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17 Reviews

New blackdevil91
Jan 11, 2022
Status: c81
iI give a 5 star, the tpo ones I don't know how to changed it, it really 5 star. I read all the chapters in 2 days, the story line is really impressed that keep me continue to read, the story is supper interesting that is worth for you're time
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crazy chicken
crazy chicke
Jul 18, 2021
Status: c10
This is such a good read. The FL is intelligent and someone who thinks rationally but her efforts to protect the ML results in attracting the ML attention too lol XD. And I want that brother Reid and her mother Caitlyn to turn into beggars and beg for FL's forgiveness for rest of their lives even though the FL won't forgive them.


Below given spoiler is just my assumption but since it happens in latest chapters I kept it in spoiler tag

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it seems like FL is not the real child of Caitlyn because FL's birthday and the Aaron sister's death anniversary (his sister died soon after birth) is on the same day and another coincidence is the FL having the same dark blue eyes as Aaron.


I am having 2nd male lead syndrome because of Robert;_; and also Forget my previous sentence of making that tr*sh family as beggars I want them to just die guillotined <<less
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Jul 13, 2021
Status: c8
We start of with the FL recalling the memories of her past life and that she's living in a novel in witch she dies. So she disides to insted of to be the ml's rival she will protect him from her brother, who want's to hurt him.

And of course, when she sudenly changed ML starts starts to pay her more atention than normaly

In my opinion it's nice that the MC is the person on second place and that is in a really crappy situation, insted of being number one in... more>> everything and having it easy (like it normally goes in other isekai LN)

Eitherway I was laughing the wholl time, I mean the MC is allways insulting the ML in the cutest and funniest. Something like i: "i hope you step in a puddel of rain wather and that lukworms crwal into your shoes"

I just... really, really recomend. <<less
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Aug 22, 2021
Status: c17
Hands down one of my favorite novels! This story is such a rom-com and I’m all here for it!! I love Anabelle’s insults so much hahahha they’re the best. I’m literally noting them all down.... FL and ML’s bond is also extremely funny and cute!! I’m looking forward to the progression of their relationship~~
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Aug 25, 2021
Status: c26
As far as now the FL is like same as other isekai romance novels like trying to run away after she finished her part. Even though cliche I like the way the story revolving and the translation is the best.
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Oct 05, 2021
Status: c40
Summary is a bit misleading. The story is more about Anabelle's growth as a person/character and breaking away from the canon story and living her own life. However, since TL is still at c40 right now, it might change to focus more on the couple later on.
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Oct 03, 2021
Status: c10
I like this novel a lot and I would rate it a 3.8 and under normal circumstances I would give it a 4 star rating but everyone in the reviews are rating are rating it very highly while I disagree. Its a good story but its not as good as some people make it out to be.

The main thing about the novel that bugs me is how s*upid the FL is and how she is always trying to clean up after her brother. She should of just warn the ML... more>> since she is so afraid of him for no reason and disappear into a different part of the empire. I get she doesn't want to work hard after she leaves but she is always lingering around the main stage and wonders why she's in the middle of everything. <<less
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Glutton idiot
Glutton idio
Jul 25, 2021
Status: --
My taste I love it very much and hope the translator update quickly

the FL is strong and so is the ML I love it very much I hope u love it too when you read it
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Nov 21, 2021
Status: c48
It's not bad. Like most of these types of stories some of the character interactions are too friendly/emotional too fast, but it's not to the point where it's cringeworthy at least. It would be nice if the FL was stronger or at least showcased her current strength more. She's the second best swordsman in her age bracket but there's barely any action from anyone in this.
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Nov 13, 2021
Status: c48
I want to give this novel a higher score. I love the concept, I like the ML, the flow and pacing are great, and even just the plot alone is something I enjoy (I like my villainess novels ok). But the execution is poor. Obviously with less than 50 chapters out, it might be too soon to make judgements, but as of now, characters feel like they're moving purely to further the plot. You have a supposedly smart MC wasting her time playing along with her brother's antics, a calculating... more>> prince who publicly dines with the MC just as a thanks, even though he declines all other ladies because it might cause controversy, (maybe it was a big brain play though, who knows) or a side character who faints for some comedic reason during what is supposed to be an emotional moment, just so the author can have the more important characters have a heart-to-heart.

What bothered me the most though was how they handled the twist.

The twist was supposed to be that the MC was switched at birth, and was the daughter of the Rainfield family all along. The problem was that the author spoon-fed hints so that not even a baby could miss the development, and yet still staged it as if it was some grand reveal.

Twists do need foreshadowing for sure. There was good foreshadowing here too that sharp readers could pick up on, like how Annabelle's birthday coincided with the Rainfield family daughter's anniversary, or how the MC didn't look similar at all to the Marquis, her supposed father. They were subtle enough that they could be overlooked, but specific enough that people who noticed it could feel rewarded at the reveal.
But the author then decides to dedicate an entire scene to where Marilyn talks to the MC about how she gave birth at the same time and in the same room as the MC's fake mother, and how the nurse in charge of them left the area to go live in a expensive house somewhere far away immediately after.

That was pretty un-subtle foreshadowing right there. But in my opinion, it's still within bounds of a decent novel. And yet, perhaps it wasn't enough, because the author decides to add another scene where this time a traitor knight from the ML's family steals a jewel from Marilyn, just to show that Marilyn swears a lot like the MC.

The author never goes on to explain who the knight is, and the plot point is never brought up again. At that point the author might have well just said it straight up, because at least then it would have avoided making unnecessary loose threads.

I guess what I'm trying to say is I went in with higher expectations than I should have. It isn't the worst thing in the world, but it isn't something I'd say is all that good either. The translations are good though. <<less
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Dec 22, 2021
Status: c61
It's a good novel and quite different from the rest of reincarnated novels. It keeps getting interesting and the interaction between ML and FL is quite cute. The FL is strong and the ML is tsundere type. I'm excited and looking forward to reading more.
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Miao Meow Liz
Miao Meow Li
Nov 14, 2021
Status: c48
I loved this - so much so that I went to the mtl when I ran out of translated chapters. It's a great story, with fun and cute main characters, comedy that actually made me laugh out loud, and some sweet moving moments.
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Oct 22, 2021
Status: c12
Wow this is damn funny.. The insults the FL uses are top tier... Even the blessing too like damn, what was the author on when he wrote this... I need that stuff.. The story is also really good so far.
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Aug 19, 2021
Status: c17
4 stars

first off, this type of enemies-to-lovers or bickering-lovers is my cup of tea so I might be a bit biased here and shout out for the translators for translating this story!

the FL is quite smart and brave, after suddenly remembering her past life, she decided to help the ML from her garb4ge brother's scheme. I love how the FL values her life after all the sh!ts she's been through, growing up with such that damned family is not easy.

and I like how the author describes the 'perfect' ML but... more>> actually he's not perfect in terms of personality.


how the heck he didn't notice that the FL was wearing the same shabby training suit for 8 years when they literally met every day for a spar? Lmao ml


anyways, the ML is the tsundere and shy type so it's cute to see their interactions. I'll look forward for another conflict and I kinda hope the FL and the prince can be partner in crime lol <<less
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Dec 20, 2021
Status: c61
if you love a good enemies (but its really just a one-sided rivalry) to lovers, this is a good read! The development is not too slow or fast. The FL isnt overpowered in the book but has her share of merits as well. The ML is what can be described as a perfect man although his innocence in expressing his feelings is refreshing to his otherwise dull character. The side characters also have depth to them and has their own qualities that are not centered on the leads.
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Dec 12, 2021
Status: c60
fascinating world building and the isekai reincarnation element is handled well too. MC needs both modern world knowledge but still continues to be a person of the new world rather than her old one.

the male lead is hilarious in his naivity and how much he doesn 't know his own heart. Poor guy keeps trying to win her over without even knowing why he does it. The MC is badass and doesn't try to become a saintess but keeps her snappy personality. And the actual saintess is great too!

i like... more>> the characters and the plot twists are both surprising and well-developed. <<less
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Nov 09, 2021
Status: c47
This story did not go where I was expecting at all and I love it.

As someone else mentioned, the insults she comes up with in the early chapters are hilarious. At the beginning of the story she's trying to clean up the messes she and her brother cooked up for Ian. I definitely enjoyed the ways she came up with to foil her brother.

As the story moves along it starts to focus more on her growth as a person and what she wants to do with her life. The things... more>> she thinks about are realistic which made it that much better to read about.

As things currently stand she's got an overall mission from on high, as it were (don't want to spoil anything) so I can see this story getting quite a bit more interesting as it progresses. I'm looking forward to reading more. <<less
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