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Tang Shishi was the number one beauty in the court. She was arrogant, domineering and aggressive. She accidentally picked up a book and learned that she was just a vicious female second lead in a palace struggle. Later, she would fight for favor with the female lead, and eventually she was ruined and died miserably.
Now, they have just entered the fief of Jing Wang, and the first meeting of the male and female leads has not happened yet. There are two paths before Tang Shishi. The first is to hold the heroine’s thighs tightly and join the female lead camp early; the second is to please the male lead and steal the favor of the female lead.
Tang Shishi chooses the third way.
Tang Shishi knew that the male lead’s adoptive father Jing Wang seemed to be low profile, but in fact he was overly ambitious. In the near future, he will invade the capital and proclaim the emperor before the imperial court, but it is a pity that he passed away before passing the throne to the male lead.
This year, Jing Wang is twenty-four years old, still young, and has yet to marry a wife.
Anyway, she already in the Forbidden City. Instead of being the concubine of the male lead, it is better to be his adopted mother, the empress dowager in one step.
Zhao Chengjun had no intention to get married, so he adopted his subordinate son as his heir. He thought he would be with his army in his whole life.
Later, the imperial family sent a team of beauties to Prince Jing, and the leader was named Tang Shishi.
His young, adopted son and his subordinates also persuaded: Your Highness, this is a beauty trap.
Jing Wang: I know.
The so-called beauty trap was merely a bait for those who wish.
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Also I loved the scarcity of brainless cannonfodders in this novel. Everyone had a good solid goal. I mean they are there but not as irritation as other novels. Its also hilarious how the FL managed to fool the Empress Dowager. The FL might seem annoying but I enjoyed her personality. She remained who she was even after knowing the future.... more>>
Tang Shishi is the legitimate daughter of the main wife, but she has had an unfortunate fate since birth, with her father openly favoring his concubine to the point of letting them antagonize the main branch and her mother being too weak to fight them. When they think they've gotten an escape through a good marriage for TSS, the palace calls her in to become one of the beauties given to Prince Jing as a maid/concubine to his son, but actually to be a spy. The only thing her mother can do for her is buy a blank book from a monk.
She thinks it's a scam until suddenly one day it starts to update itself chapter by chapter on the life of one of her rivals, telling the story of how the ML becomes emperor and replaces the empress from his first wife to the FL, his favored concubine.
Tang Shishi, whose only goal in life is to have power so that she will never be in her mother's position and can go back and force her father to leave the concubine for revenge, is upset at finding out she is simply a minor unfavored concubine who will die early in the story.
She starts trying to change her fate, make the FL less favored and herself more favored, but she's a dumbass and most of the time she just ends up f*cking herself over. She gets caught up in spy shit, lowers her favorability with the ML even more, and misses every chance to change her fate because she doesn't understand romance (she also at one point nearly gets a girlfriend instead). Instead, she accidentally charms the ML's father, Prince Jing himself.
Unsurprisingly, he's just as secretly horny as this author's other MLs.He loves to tease her, but gets mad when others upset her. He's very indulgent towards her, to the point everyone else is convinced he's going to marry her before he even starts to think about it. Their relationship is actually pretty fun to watch develop. Once they actually get married, he softens even more and becomes a henpecked husband, but he still takes responsibility over TSS. Most confrontations post-first birth are by ZCJ while he tells TSS to take care of herself. I had some difficulty getting into the story at first and skipped a lot of chapters because I kept cringing at TSS' mistakes, but it was pretty funny watching her constantly get into trouble and manage to barely scr*pe by because she seems so dumb that everybody is willing to excuse her. Her first pregnancy is a bit of a turning point in the story, as after that the funny misunderstandings are gone and it's all drama and dogblood. Once their relationship settles down, most of the intrigue is from external factors, mostly dealing with the original leads and politics, so a lot of people will probably start thinking both the leads have become boring. The extras are very sweet. The first is a view of the future with more kids, and the second is another AU where the original TSS becomes a ghost after dying and travels back in time to meet ZCJ as a child and accidentally convinces him that they were starcrossed lovers and ZCJ caused her death by pursuing her as a married woman. Needless to say, it was a very interesting extra and I wouldn't loved an entire webnovel spin-off. All in all, absolutely love and recommend this story.