I Refuse to be a Supporting Character


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Gu Jin, your average day-to-day worker, crossed into a novel as the supporting character and best friend and cousin of the female protagonist, Cheng Xin, who was frequently surrounded by men of status and quality. The two cousins believed they’d enjoy this friendship for a lifetime.

But soon, Gu Jin discovered that the body she had crossed into had memories of future events beyond the novel’s plot, including finding out that her marriage would end in utter failure. Her husband, the second male lead named Shao Chong, would neglect their marriage because of his infatuation for Cheng Xin. On the day that Gu Jin was kidnapped and beaten to death, her good husband stayed by her cousin’s side and accompanied her to the hospital.

When Gu Jin transmigrated into this novel world and learned of the truth, she refused to waste this new life as a supporting role for her cousin the way the previous soul had done. She refused to live her life as a spectator in someone else’s love story. No. She would be the protagonist of her own romance in this new life.

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blazikens rated it
January 6, 2019
Status: c25
Another modern novel I was expecting to be somewhat better than most. Usually, I'm not too demanding of these types of reincarnation / transmigration novels, they tend to be cliché and not very deep, but they can have sweet / cute moments and even be funny sometimes. They make for pretty good entertainment when you aren't looking for anything deep.

BUT, that's only if the romance is acceptable.

In this story, the ML is someone who sexually assaults her and goes on to get 'revenge' on her in petty and annoying ways... more>> just because she 'dared' to fight back when he was under the influence. Like wtf was he expecting, to allow herself to be groped by him lmao?

So yeah.... and seriously, I'm starting to question how readers can rate stories like this with 4 / 5 stars when the ML is clearly sexually abusive or just abusive in general. If it were someone other than the ML, they'd be up in arms, demanding for the guy to be destroyed, but since it's the ML he somehow gets a free pass? <<less
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misseternal rated it
January 20, 2019
Status: c29
Yeah, uhhh. So, ML is basically mol*sting the MC whenever they meet? Brief explanation is in the spoilers, but if you want to know how bad the interactions between MC and ML is, you should probably read the spoilers and make the decision of (not) reading this novel.

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Three times they met in these 29 short chapters. First meeting, he rescued her from falling to the floor, and I was like oh nice! Second, he mol*sts her, which is explained later on as being the effects of someone drugging him. So, not cool, but understandable. As long as it's the only time we see an nonconsensual act between the romantic partners-to-be. Buuuut then, he stalks her. It's not too bad of stalking, only information gathering. Why? Because she kicked him in the nuts when he tried to force himself on her while he was drugged. So, ugh. ML finds it ok to mol*st someone while drugged, but finds it not ok for someone to stop the mol*station in the first place? Psssh. Not only that, but later on their third meeting, he tries dubious, nonconsunsual stuff on her when he traps her in a dressing room. Then, suddenly a very powerful pain hits the 20 years old MC and she realizes, somehow, that it's menstrual pain. Because why not. Suddenly she becomes very weak, and stops resisting the ML. Only then, the ML pulls himself together, because, and I quote:

"When Mu Mingcheng felt the woman's resistance diminish within his arms, he secretly praised Gu Jin for doing exactly that which would make him regain his senses."


So yeah, don't like the ML at all. The MC is nice, smart, pretty. And the ML deserves nothing like her. So, no. Just because the ML is the most successful and rich person in the novel doesn't give him the right to be like that.

Do not recommend to anybody. Tr*shy ML ruins the whole novel. MC is pretty good in the chapters I read

(not counting the weird menstrual thing at the end of chapter 29)

, so that's why I gave 2/5 instead of 1/5. <<less
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Blobby rated it
December 26, 2018
Status: c27
The male lead is hella creepy. The dude sexualy assaulted her. And was mad when she kicked his family jewels. I get it he was under the influence, but instead of apologising he harasses her again. WHAT THE ACTUAL HECK IS WRONG WITH YOU.

The story is really creepy and gross.
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Cryarc rated it
October 4, 2018
Status: Completed
Pretty standard romance, not bad but also not that great. The way the MC and male leads falls in love is pretty cliche, ML: she dared to kick me in the nut, awesome! She's my true love and obsession from now on! Hands off her you guys! FL: he's a creepy guy at first, but hey he's rich, handsome, young and he helps me slap people's faces!

The story itself is fine but there's some unnecesary side plots going on which feels it adds nothing to the story (particularly towards the... more>> end of the story, after they resolved the original premise of the novel). The story is strecthed for a bit into some trivial characters plot, in which some of them didn't even appearing in the previous chapters, giving us some weird comeuppance for a supposed villain which never actually done anything so bad yet to the MC in her current reitiration other than mild annoyance. We also got a random plot point appearing and immediately resolved at the last chapters which never even mentioned to the readers before it, so it feels like 'is this necessary?' So instead of using the end to show us the final fate of the actual important characters, we got unimportant side characters and randomly appearing characters got their comeuppance. <<less
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SrPyro rated it
May 16, 2019
Status: c33
Stopped reading after s*xual assaulter sets up a deal with MC. The deal is dating him for 3 months and IF he is satisfied, he will maybe give back the bracelet that he STOLE from her while while mol*sting her. Yet, she accepts.

I can't stand this shitty twisted dynamic as a romance novel. You must have a loose screw to actually like this novel.
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Alina Moktan rated it
September 28, 2018
Status: c50
This is very good novel, I like it very much. Reading this make me really sad for original MC. She was treated as object by her best friend and her ex husband. I hate this selfish female lead and disgust ex husband. Female lead know that ex husband in love her and even introduced him to original MC to destroy her life. Her ex husband only caring for female lead. He turn indifferent and uncaring to her. She was tragady killed, her unborn child was killed too.

MC was transmigration into... more>> friend of female lead. She know her fate and marry life was tragady and sad because of female lead. She was treated as object by female lead and ex husband. She change her life by breaking up with this ex husband and cut ties friendship with female lead. Female lead is idiot, spoiled brat, selfish, crybaby. She turn into mature at end after losing everything. Still don't like her. Her ex husband get memories of first life, he trying to redeemed MC but she reject him in public. How dare he trying to destroy MC and ML life. Male lead eat vinegar lot.

I like how sweet MC and male lead realatinship is. Male lead is so decent, rich handsome virg*n guy who fall for MC. It's good and sweet romance novel.

Recommend This Novel. <<less
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goregasms rated it
May 30, 2019
Status: --
I was rooting for the MC for a while but she keeps having motivation flips and flops all over the place. ML is also disgusting and uses powerplays to cover his fragile ego. He's a s*xual ab*ser and victim blaming jerk, that honestly should be arrested after he cornered and tried to assault MC in a *womans bathroom*.

Every time I think im too critical of C-novels, I remember that awful content like this is normalized and treated as standard and decent in romantic terms. I quite enjoy dark themes and... more>> topics, but not when theyre senseless and presented as just and forgivable because its a Poor Misunderstoof Tragic Character doing them. <<less
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JimmyFalcon rated it
February 14, 2019
Status: c40
This is my first one star ever and I don't even really dislike the novel, I just have gripe with this since the translator dropped another novel that is so much better to focus more on this.

It's still bad of course- but deserves more like 2 stars.

The romance in this is awful;

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The ML is a cold man and when he gets kicked in the balls for harassing the FL he falls for her and does everything he can to acquire her- because honestly I think that he thinks she's an object. He claims she's his and threatens her with her grandmother's heirloom. And guess what- she falls in love for this pile of entitled crud.


The romance in this novel is basically just wish fulfillment, and it's not even exciting at that.

2/5 would not recommend <<less
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Rink0 rated it
August 17, 2019
Status: --
The summary sounds interesting, but after reading it, it's not as good as the summary.

  1. The very thing I don't like is, the FL, whose role which should be a supporting character, actually described as refined beauty and dignified, more than the actual heroine of the novel, a.k.a FL's cousin. And this description was written in almost every chapter more than once. It feels like the author worshipped FL beauty
  2. The same goes with ML, he was too perfect, that this couple actually felt too imaginary as the perfect couple.
  3. The cousin's BF was described as losing his rational thinking when it includes his woman, yes, this is the typical description of every not-actual-ML. But really, imo, the ML in this story is worst when it came to containing his feeling for FL. He even resort to assaulting her.
  4. The FL, described to be intelligent and all, actually accepted ML offer for "trial" relationship, despite knowing his personality is not good nor to her liking. Certaintly there is other way than that.
  5. The story itself is typical like other. The FL turn into femme fatale who doesnt have any interest in men. The ML black belly trying to win FL heart. Some other male supporting character who tried to court FL and made ML jealous. It's just like a copy pasta of a template transmigration/reincarnation novel with female protagonist set in modern era. Nothing really new.
  6. It's a bit weird how FL needs her cousin to match her with the ex-boyfriend. Like, she has the look and all. Even when FL just walk, every men in the room turned their eyes to her (this was actually described in several chapters). She could literally point and pick every men she wants. Even the ML fell head over heel for her.
  7. So in the early chapter I thought in the past life, FL actually likes her ex-boyfriend, but later, it was said she actually didn't like him. Like, what? If she didn't like him, why would she dated him in the first place?? She could just said no, to her cousin offer. She always said her ex didn't love her, so why would he date her. The same question I asked you FL.

All in all, the story is too typical and the FL was too Mary Sue. I don't like the ML too as he was too typically yandere type and forced himself to her.
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Chi rated it
October 1, 2018
Status: Completed
It's a sweet and relatively calm novel. Even though there's such big difference of standing (family power) between the MC and ML there's no crap such as "you are not worth of him!", after all the ML was already nearing 30 but he was in Hogwarts, so it was better than nothing lol

The original host was really pitiful, but don't worry! Everything is fine when it ends fine! The original host included ;D

Also, this novel is MTL friendly~!!!! You won't lose your brain!!!!!
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autumnscarf rated it
October 14, 2018
Status: Completed
I'd rate this 2.5 if I could. It's what you'd expect of a meh quality transmigration-into-a-romance-novel novel with your standard pretty and reasonable FL and domineering ice-cube-who-can-only-be-melted-by-the-FL ML.

There are a few cute and funny moments, but most of the time I wasn't really into it. I don't think the author really resolved the original conflict between the FL, original FL, and original second ML. They pretty much just get kicked to the curb with no epilogue. Meanwhile, the FL and ML go through a kind of random life-threatening plot orchestrated... more>> by characters who aren't really introduced early in the story, for a reason that is kind of randomly explained at the end of the novel.

The ending focuses more on supporting characters who were barely relevant than on any of the main characters or original main cast. However, it's a short and easy read. <<less
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AmyzingAmy rated it
December 31, 2019
Status: c65
This novel is SHET. I can tell the author's trying to separate this novel from your usual overbearing CEO romance novels, but NO. It's not working. It's just as garbage.

I was looking forward to the whole transmigration and revenge idea. Things were pretty meh at first but when the male lead came things started to somewhat fall apart for me. The "romance" leaves a foul taste in my mouth.

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Mu Mingcheng, the male lead, sexually assaulted Gu Jin on their first encounter. Of course, he was under the influence of drugs and thankfully Gu Jin managed to escape. So just how did Gu Jin capture this guy's attention? Mu Mingcheng, the dream guy of all the ladies who has never gotten entangled with any women before, decided to force Gu Jin into a relationship (threatening her with her family heirloom) just because her retaliation back in the room turns him on. Like wtf? When Gu Jin and Mu Mingcheng first met and I read the part about his "slight distaste" towards her, I was actually pretty intrigued because I don't like the whole love at first sight trope. I


I don't get how the two leads got together and although I somewhat enjoyed reading about how Gu Jin got back at her tr*shy ex, I have to give this novel a horrible rating. <<less
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ike_00000 rated it
September 1, 2019
Status: c1
A shallow story about a girl that transmigrates into an even worse shallow story.

Very fanciful, seriously melodramatic. Another example of different perspectives leading to entirely different conclusions about characters; people that MC likes are friends and MC's enemies need to become horrid for sure. Also, it's a show of the author's cheap writing that the OG MC is written to be so shallow and arrogant. Of course it's easy to hate those characters but depicting MC going against actually likeable and genuine characters shows an author's ability. Basically, how do... more>> you expect me to believe the original novel the MC transmigrated actually existed???

Also, ML is overbearing president, with each word in "overbearing" capitalized. He basically falls for her at first sight for inexplicable reasons, even though she was just doing what a normal person would do. But because she's the beautiful MC, of course he gets attracted. The president part can be capitalized too because his talents overshadow the world.

Pei pei at this kind of unoriginal, childish story. Tbh I actually enjoy these premises because I'm childish too but only when the story and characters are complex and wellwritten. You won't find that here.

Actually, the story's standards are clear from the first chapter. But for some reason, I kept reading, and kept getting more and more mad at this as I read lmao. <<less
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Kurobito rated it
April 12, 2019
Status: c50
I find that the romance between MC and ML is kinda baseless. Like.. What's this? Love/interest pique at first sight? I seldom read modern day romance (this is probably my 2nd or third modern day book) and I thought this novel will change my perception about modern day cn novel. But looks like it failed to do so.
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Darc_Reiko rated it
December 27, 2021
Status: Completed
I was expecting something good from this when I know the MC personalities is a 'bit' different than any other Transmigrated MC. She doesn't fall in love easily even after many chapters. So I was expecting more. She doesn't blush easily at the overbearing CEO's action. So I have to give it one star for the MC.

But there are many inconsistency in this chapter and the setting is a bit rushed. I was confused at first because the author didn't describe it and they eventually arrived at some point of... more>> the event. Even the feeling of each character didn't get in-depth description. I can't really understand the MC action.


After she sleep with the ML, the next morning she said her goodbye saying they should part without any hard feelings. But the next moment ML goes after her and she 'accepted' the ML. And just with a few days she permitted the ML to meet her parents. I mean what the hell? She said she want a slow romance but then she permitted her boyfriend to meet her parents. After that she doesn't get angry after being 'forced' to get engaged.

And she once said to the ML to take it slow but then she still sleep with him again after that. Within days. Such inconsistency is really a disappointment.


I don't like it when author didn't stick to the character's original personality. If you want your character to be like that they have to be like that throughout the story. Don't just change it however you want. Even the other character have some inconsistency in their character. The plot is very rushed. So many characters but each of the downfall of the villainess or the canon fodder is only described in a few paragraphs. Such a disappointment. But well it's good that this is short. I finished it in one day. <<less
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mirili4 rated it
July 10, 2019
Status: c80
I had high hopes for this story since I tend to enjoy reincarnation stories. However this just fell flat. The beginning of the story was fine but afterwards the story just became boring. If you're shocked as to why I read that far I thought the story would get better so I skimmed through most of it. By chapter 80 I didn't see much development and decided to give up.

I should've stopped reading when the FL met the ML in a quite a disturbing way. It was the first read... more>> flag but it was because I thought that guy was not gonna be our main lead. Anyways they start off a relationship WAY too quick. It felt like we barely got to process what was happening. The male leads reasoning was so random and didn't feel in any way realistic.

I had so many problems with the story, but the main thing was the male lead and female leads relationship it just didnt feel right.

I wouldn't say this story is bad but it's just meh :/ wouldn't recommend it but if you feel really REALLY bored and wanna waste your life reading rubbish I guess this is the story for you. I wou <<less
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LostMySoul rated it
May 21, 2020
Status: c50
Seeing the summary, I was like, "wait a minute, I think I've read this before. Plot seems great so why dont I remember finishin this one". And I was planning to re read this but I saw the comments and I remembered!

Yep, the reason I stopped reading this was the ML. He was tr*sh. Lots of nonconsensual touching and he doesn't even realize he was in the wrong. Too arrogant, also.

Honestly, don't recommend this to anyone at all. Too bad. Plot was interesting. MC taking her life back was... more>> what attracted me to this novel but ML always gets in the way. It's annoying af. <<less
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Flying Jade
Flying Jade rated it
June 22, 2019
Status: c122
The plot starts to drag around the 20th chapter. The story slows down and the author focuses more on defining the experience rather than forwarding the plot. Even a particular chapter uses up 80% of its words describing menstrual pain!

Okay, okay, it is arguably much better than a lot of books out there. But in my opinion, the plot doesn't feel as interesting with the rivalries and strife in the story being put behind the romance.
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Tealcataz rated it
March 5, 2019
Status: c70
I have been loving this story. Have been following it avidly, checking daily for new chapters. But when I am prevented from reading it because I have an ad blocker... I'm sad I will no longer be following it. I understand having ads to pay for time, but I hate them so much I'd rather stop reading than take my ad blocker down. There are other ways to get funding that aren't corporate-riddled bile. I hope the story gets the attention it deserves.
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Book Lover Slytherine rated it
September 27, 2022
Status: Completed
I really wanted to read the og fl's second transmigration more! But there wasn't any! 🤧🤧🤧🤧🤧🤧 1st Life;


So what happens the og MC was the bff and cousin of the og fl. Og FL always wanted to be the shining one so she didn't let the og MC shine once. Og MC was virtuous, good in studies, scholarly, had a good family background, polite, simple and does no makeup. The og FL was the opposite. Though the og MC is more good than the og fl. Still people compare them and can't help liking the og FL for her childishness, crying more. TYPICAL MAN! She gain satisfaction that despite being good in everything everyone loves her not the og mc1 Og body's classmate had a crush on her but couldn't tell her. In the mean time the og FL fixed the og body with the 2nd og ML who only loves the og fl. And he only accepted the og body cause he wanted to meet the og FL more with a valid reason. So he works as a tr*sh can of her.

Whenever the og ML and she fights, she came to this emotional tr*sh can and cry. The og 2nd ML always dumps the og MC and goes to the og fl. They got married but he always puts the og FL in his eyes. So 1 day the og body got kidnapped. The kidnappers told her to call her husband for money otherwise they'll kill her. She called him but he was with the og FL that time in the hospital. She was giving birth as the og ML is not there so he again became the tr*sh can of og fl.

Sio what this bastard did, He didn't even let her speak and told her why is she troubling him. Don't she know her bff is giving birth? That she needs him! Then he cut the phone without letting her speak. It turned out the og was 4 months pregnant at that time and she just knew the news that morning. When she was going to tell him she got kidnapped by his rivals. So the kidnappers didn't let her call anyone, stabbed 3 knives in the stomach and killed her. She died while wrapping her hands around her womb.

So when that sh*t hubby knew she died he got structed. He saw her corpse and began self blame to himself. Then he found out he didn't have any memory of her. They got married for 4 years, everyone praised her as virtuous but he can't remember anything about her. He then dreamt her and a cute child running around the house and laughing. He then cried. That's the 1st life.


2nd Life:


So in 2nd life MC transmigrated in the og body. She refused to be the og fl's sidekick and that tr*shcan's wife. She broke up with them. Started her own life, began a trial dating with the og fl's crush. So this time that tr*sh can's memories came back and he started to pursue her. But MC refused him brutally and told him if he remembers the gender of her past life's child! She told him if he can bring back that child back she'll think of being with him. The tr*sh can got shocked and then went away.

I wished to see him grieving and regret for what he did with og body. But the author just cut his scene off completely. So MC basically had a happy ending with the crush, fixed her relationship with family, had a good career, loving husband and son and was happy. The og FL and ML got broken. They were selfish. The og FL understood that the thing she's best as is crying and she didn't do anything in life. She got her past life's memory back but as selfish she is, she refused to admit she was the reason behind the og mc's misery. If she didn't match them up and didn't use the 2nd ML as tr*sh can then none of this happened. It got boring near the end.

The one person I felt bad was for the og body's classmate tong lin. He really loved her a lot but couldn't express himself. Just as the MC said if the og FL didn't match the og body with the tr*sh can maybe she and tong lin would end up together and be happy. Tong lin was the only one who realized that MC was not the og. He waited for the og all his life.


3rd Life:


This time the og MC got back her body. She remembered her both lives and was thankful to the MC for taking revenge on behalf of her. She knew that it was a book and she's the supporting character. But she didn't want to end up with Mr. Mu. The MC loved him but not her. She remembered that Tong lin was the only one who loved her for who she was. So she broke up with the og FL and her tr*sh can. And went to Tong lin who she really liked. I'm so happy for them. That was the end. I really wanted their fluffy moments. And if possible another book about them. But the author ended their story like that.


My Thoughts:

Overall was a good read. Liked the characters. It's just that I had to bang my head for reading the hard mtl. Cause the translated novel was not in the site. That's why I cut 1 star out! And the other was cut because of the author's hurried ending. It got boring at the last. I didn't feel the og ml, fl, 2nd ML remorse for what they did that much. It's just a so so novel! Anyway recommend it if you can save your brain cells while reading the mtl.
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