I Refuse to be a Supporting Character

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Gu Jin crossed into a novel as the supporting character and best friend of the main female lead, Cheng Xin.

Cheng Xin was frequently surrounded by men of status and quality. As Gu Jin was the female lead’s dearest friend, she doesn’t mind settling for the leftover meager soup if the female lead chose to eat the meat. The two sisters believed they’d enjoy this friendship for a lifetime.

But just as she was ready to latch firmly unto Cheng Xin’s golden thigh, she discovered the body she crossed into had memories of future events beyond the novel’s plot, finding out that her marriage would end in utter failure.

The female lead, Cheng Xin who often quarrelled with the male protagonist would head over to Shao Chong for comfort even though Shao Chong was married to Gu Jin. And after several incidences, Gu Jin advised Shao Chong to have a sense of propriety as her spouse but he told her not to think too much about it, claiming that he only maintained a pure friendship with Cheng Xin.

On the day Gu Jin was kidnapped, her good husband stayed by her cousin’s side and accompanied her to the hospital.

When Gu Jin transmigrated into this new world and learned of the truth, she did not wish to waste this new life as a supporting role for her cousin as the previous soul had done. She’d not live a 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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Xuyên Thành Nữ Chính Khuê Mật Làm Sao Bây Giờ
穿成女主闺蜜怎么办
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Emeilia
Emeilia rated it
June 2, 2019
Status: c90
At first I like this novel and it totally sparked my interest on how the MC actually carried herself after transmigration. I am so satisfied when she took the initiative to actually cut off everyone who are pretty toxic in her life and this gives off a very good impression on her.

Sadly, the MC relationship with the ML is not really that appealing to me. She acted as if its better to actually not associate with the ML but still linger around. It will be great if she can actually... more>> set her mind on whether or not she want to be his girlfriend.

Overall story is interesting and quite satisfying. Just a bit boring (for me) after the actual event.

Character development is okay. I dont actually see MC or ML change a lot but maybe in the near future. Other characters changed in a way when they got what they deserved.

For those who want some satisfying second-chance novel, this is a great recommendation but not really great as a romance novel. <<less
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Honefuusen
Honefuusen rated it
May 27, 2019
Status: c110
The plot has no flow, and the skips are confusing. Pretty ordinary romance story.

The characters weren't very developed, this whole novel is basically about all sort of romantic relations built on the wrong motivation and poorly executed slag plans. It annoys you to no end but I still end up reading to the latest chapter.

Still, Not my cup of tea
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Phrille0507
Phrille0507 rated it
May 16, 2019
Status: Completed
This novel has a good plot and start but the ending was kinda felt like it was not enough, like I feel that this could have been better if the author added more chapters so that the audience will get into the story more.. FL is good strong and funny, ML is the typical cold kind but loyal one, Their interactions was cute though and I really like reading their cute scenes.. Yeah I know some don't like the ML because of what happened at the start and how he... more>> force FL into a relationship with him, but just give him some slack, it was the first time he felt attraction to an opposite s*x and kinda noob on how to start things with her..I think lol? But it could have been better if the author give more reasons for them to fall in love.. Really a pity! The whole story feels rushed that it just ended like that.. But the end was still satisfying

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Especially the extra chapters on what happend after Original Gu Jin died in her previous life and how Shao Chong felt after he found out the news.. I cried a little bit though because Shao Chong is an idiot and did not appreciate what he got.. He got what he deserved but it was still not enough because Gu Jin and her child died, so sad for Gu Jin 😭😭😭😭😭

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This was an okay read, not a great one but it can alleviate your boredom. <<less
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emmyazzy
emmyazzy rated it
March 29, 2019
Status: Completed
This novel is alright. What attracted me to read this novel would be the female lead’s personality.

The female lead is a very calm and someone thinks ahead and plan ahead type of person. An example where it shows that she is of such personality is when she first met the male lead after the incident in the restaurant. Even though it is true that she is harassed, she still stayed calm and she only agreed to the terms with the male lead because she thinks he is of useful value... more>> where it would be easier to distance away from the second Male lead and female lead.

As for the male lead, well, it is true that the male lead sexually harassed her, that part I can’t deny it. But our female lead is still strong and defend herself by hitting him back like their first meeting. The Male lead is somewhat similar to the female lead. They are both cautious and manipulative. It is honestly funny to see how they ‘plot’ against each other though each party actually knows what the other party is thinking. The Male lead after falling for the female lead is very possessive and persistent in chasing her.

There were many funny parts in the relationship where the female lead will dare to do certain actions when others wouldn’t dare to do to the male lead which is hilarious. Honestly, there is no clear description on how they fell in love but from what I infer I think they got attracted to each other because of their own personality.

The writing style of this author consists of a bit of show no tell which is exciting to read and anticipate. Though it may not be as complicated to infer as other authors, but it is exciting to see especially when they ‘plot’ against one another. I was a bit disappointed with the ending though. It is a bit abrupt but somehow still makes sense as there are extras to complete the story. It made me wanted more though.

In conclusion, it is a good read I would say. Though it may not be as fantastic and exciting as others, what is attracting of this book would be the female lead’s personality and interactions between the female and male lead. I would recommend this novel to anyone who is looking for a novel who has very mentally strong personality. <<less
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Jaid
Jaid
February 17, 2020
Status: v85
Yeah... I stopped reading after seeing how the family treats Gu Ling like she's supposed to be grateful she's adopted, but they know damn well the inequalities she faces living in the country and get mad that's she's (justifiably, I think) resentful. Oh and the constant ragging by the brother that she's not on the family register. Mmmhmm.

And yes, it's creepy that the ML keeps the jade bracelet. He should know he's in the wrong for sexually assaulting someone, even under the influence. Y U mad bro that she kicked... more>> U in the nuts?

Meh, I like that Gu Jin is just trying to make do, but darned if she didn't transmigrate into a shitty novel to begin with. <<less
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sadgirlreading
sadgirlreading rated it
February 15, 2020
Status: Completed
Surprisingly, this is rated only 3 stars. I really enjoyed this novel and translation. I think it deserves a better rating. The main character Gu Jin was very likable. Some parts were very moving and I cried a few times. I recommend this to anyone who likes transmigration novels in modern settings and smart main characters.
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Silkscreen
Silkscreen
January 31, 2020
Status: Completed
A semi-long completely translated novel that you can read leisurely.

I will caution you not to put any high expectations on it because the author will drag you in but loses your emotional investment halfway, as you can attest to other reviewers. Why? The author introduces some promising scenes then leaves you with the aftertaste of questioning whether the whole thing was following any (good) plot or the ending was just rushed to conclude the novel.

The translator team is good with minor grammatical errors. Unfortunately, I'm not sure if many of... more>> those glaring errors were due to how the author wrote the scenes creatively but caused some confusion. Many orbital characters were also abandoned to the side without a good resolution. <<less
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Ivasama
Ivasama rated it
January 10, 2020
Status: c155
Hmmm let's see.. I loved the MC at times but then like I didn't really care anymore, it was like I already saw coming the ending and at times the arrogance of the male lead poked my nerves but not so much to say I hate him, in fact I think I quite liked him in comparation to jang hao or jing hao? I don't know and shao chong.

AH and the end of gu jin's cousin (chensomething xin) and shao chong left me like... heheheh you deserved it YOU DESERVED... more>> IT shameless scoundrels HEHEHE. And I didn't see coming the actions the hao guy took, like omg D.D it surprised me but I didn't feel pity. You reap what you sow.

I loved that the other soul found her happy ending though :) <<less
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Samina
Samina
December 16, 2019
Status: c1
It's really good story I really enjoyed it. But why did the author ended it quickly.I really wish If there were some extra scene's between family especially between sh teng and MC and his scene's with their child. But I really liked this story. But the last chapter is not satisfying bcz if gu Jin reborn twice then what happened to other gu Jin and the entire story
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Ksanchi
Ksanchi
December 13, 2019
Status: c155
I am writing this review after reading the novel twice.

It has that usual overbearing CEO, rich family, drugged ML and every other trope that these kinds of novels include.

But the refreshing point (for me at least) was that the story didn't chew my time out. Everything was sorted out pretty quick. One won't have to spend too many brain cells hating certain characters.

... more>> The MC was a fresh change of pace for me. I could relate to her logic and thought processes.

As for the ML, he is the typical 'I always have my way' person. There's no way of changing that kind of attitude.

All in all I loved the story, it's characters, the translation and the closure that everyone of them got. <<less
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Kirara Reiya
Kirara Reiya rated it
December 3, 2019
Status: Completed
The translation was very good. I always love the translator translation and have been reading most of the novels she translated.

Story-wise, it was an interesting one but the ending was quite abrupt. I did enjoy reading this novel tho. It started pretty great and promising but soon it got a bit draggy and boring. Even the ending wasn't that satisfying for me.
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Dramalove
Dramalove rated it
November 19, 2019
Status: Completed
A good story but with inconsistencies, the FL was cool and endearing and I liked her way of thinking. The ML was the cliché of the overbearing CEO but it was ok. The problem is that elements came out of nowhere, such as why the ML fell in love.
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nevelvir
nevelvir rated it
November 17, 2019
Status: c155
Short entertaining reading. Every aspect of the plot is great. But the part that got me the most is where we finally got to see what happened to the real Gu Jin in her previous live...

I'm glad that in the end the real Gu Jin got a chance to re-live her life and can chase the happiness she deserved :")
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I_am_Yue
I_am_Yue rated it
November 10, 2019
Status: Completed
Short and sweet novel!! Good timepass one!! No melodrama or nonsense!! So simple one..
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aovel
aovel rated it
November 3, 2019
Status: c155
I finished this story in one sitting. I couldn't put it down. The story is standard at beast and the romance is typical.

For the readers who just focused on the 'molesting' part, I think it's a bit unfair if you don't read the whole story and comments like those are a bit misleading. First, there was no 'molesting', that encounter needed to happen to set off their story which apparently in this transmigration was not on the original. It was a bit off putting, yes, but story-wise that encounter was... more>> one way to go about it.

Anyhow, this is a good story to read when you need something simple and easy to read. It won't make you feel attached but it'll do the trick to stave boredom.",) <<less
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uzumakii
uzumakii rated it
October 25, 2019
Status: Completed
I give the story 3/5 stars but in honor of the translators hard work I gave it 4 stars but definitely not 5. The story was very Bland and boring to me not really going to go into details about it. The story isn't bad but not really great its fairly simple for the premise not really that much drama, ... more>>
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even the Male lead assassination attempt which was supposed to be the highest point of tension and drama was simple and really didn't give off emotion or feels it just... happened and went.

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the ending was very rushed and awkward, I was so over it that I had to skim through the last bit of chapters just so I can say I 'Completed' it. I don't know if you don't have anything else to read and you're bored you can read this. <<less
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sisychelsea
sisychelsea rated it
October 23, 2019
Status: Completed
I kind of like it, I don't know why the hell they put the r*pe tag in it, like MC was almost raped but she did fought and kik him in the balls and it wasn't also the ML fault cause he was poison and the MC end it up been at the wrong place and time.A lot of people dislike the ML but I don't really see why? Yah it was stupid of him of 'trying' to get revenge of the MC just because she was trying to protect... more>> herself but he didn't really really the grudge seriously.

I know he did sexualy harassed/almost abuse her but stop whining like dogs, that happens in a lot of chinese books, wtf did u expect from a ML in a chinese light novel?

I wanted her to have revenge on the original female lead cause I hate her so much.

I only read the story for some drama so I don't really care about the ML but I did found him quite different, especially cringy everytime he called her "babe".

Any way I really enjoy the side story of Gu Jin ex boyfriend pov when explained how he felt miserable when Gu Jin died when she was pregnant with him and how he regretted hanging up on her, like if he didn't she could have survive and I wanted more, it may be short but this part was really interesting. <<less
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Blueraven
Blueraven rated it
October 21, 2019
Status: Completed
I have mixed thoughts about this series, but they're mostly good.

I liked the FL and her character as she doesn't become overpowered by the ML and can stand head-to-head with him as a strong individual. I also enjoy the developments of the side characters as well, like I particularly found the progression of the selfish "original female protagonist" very gratifying. I even enjoyed the extra chapters regarding the side characters [ESPECIALLY THE LAST ONE].

However, I did find the timing and progression for relationship of the FL and ML to be... more>> awkward at times since it either progressed to quickly or the situation wasn't as well executed as it could have been or was just not appropriate.

Nevertheless, I did enjoy many sequences of the series and still recommend for a casual read if you're interested in transmutation romance stories. <<less
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Staringatastar
Staringatastar rated it
October 17, 2019
Status: c27
A bit boring... I did like the beginning, but the heroine's academic dumbness and lack of ambition was off-putting. As is her lack of ability to do anything other than stomp on people with her heels, dress pretty, and act petty. Her emphasis on looking 'pretty' with nice makes up, fancier clothing, jewelry, and heels is so silly... And the perfect, rich, handsome, cold male lead is so improbably, he lacks character (as of ch 27)

The best character I think is the puppy like brother. I wish there was... more>> more of him. <<less
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Sinking Ship
Sinking Ship rated it
October 14, 2019
Status: c155
I actually really liked this one. Mostly because it broke away from a lot of tropes that crop up in Chinese romance novels that I've read.

First of all the female lead is a strong and capable character. She really stands out from the pack in that regard since she honestly seems like she could take or leave the whole "romance" part of the story for most of the wordcount. She has her own ideas and goals and she doesn't instantly become delicate like a flower or fragile like glass every... more>> time the male lead steps into the room. She sets firm boundaries in the relationship between her and the ML and doesn't let him trample over them. A female lead like this is really a breath of fresh air.

The male lead was also much better than a lot of comparable male leads in other stories. He still has the whole "powerful domineering CEO" setting but he acts a lot more like a normal person. He gets possessive and jealous but it gets expressed in the story in a way that seems romantic... rather than "rapey" like a lot of OTHER male leads in this genre.

The supporting cast is also really good considering how short the story is overall. The "original female lead" has a real character arc and seems to grow as a person throughout the story instead of being cartoonishly evil the way a lot of opposing female leads are. And the whole arc with the second (or is he the third?) male lead was really poignant. Even though by the end I still felt that he was scum that didn't really deserve redemption, at the very least I can say that his whole little mini-arc made for a very compelling storyline.

In short, I would highly recommend this story to anyone who likes the Chinese romance genre but is tired of the same old boring "weak and delicate female lead gets crushed under the domineering and overbearing CEO male lead" mold. In so many of these stories I'm halfway to tearing my hair out over how STUPID the female leads tend to act (you know, forgiving people who obviously shouldn't be forgiven, provoking people who obviously shouldn't be provoked, and constantly getting 'naively' played with in the hands of the male lead)... but this one was not like that at all and I really enjoyed it because of that.

The only real negative point is how short the story was. It ends kind of abruptly and the last few chapters before the epilogues are more or less just an exposition dump that fleshes out the male leads past a bit more - it's a really clumsy way for the author to give the readers insight into the male lead's character and since it's the very last thing that happens in the story it left a bit of a bad taste. If the author had stretched out another 30 or 40 chapters to introduce all that information more organically it would have been a better story... but what we got is still pretty good overal. <<less
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