Life After a Broken Engagement

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The second prince got a woman with child and broke off the engagement he had with me. Ours wasn’t a love match to begin with, and I couldn’t even claim to feel angry or sad at the news. Despite that, it would seem I was still owed an apology. But why was one who brought it the older brother of my ex-fiance, the crown prince himself?

[Crown Prince x Son of a Poor Noble / BL / R18]
Associated Names
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Konyaku Haki kara Hajimaru Jinsei
婚約破棄から始まる人生
Related Series
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Recommendations
I Reincarnated as the Villain in an Eroge, But Before I Realized, I Became a Capture Target (2)
Kiss the Black Cat (1)
The Show Must Go On (1)
Nurturing the Hero to Avoid Death (1)
Today’s Dinner is the Hero (1)
Violant of the Silver (1)
Recommendation Lists
  1. Danmei
  2. Yaoi Novels
  3. Bl done reading
  4. Comleted Yaoi 2
  5. Finished [BL]

Latest Release

Date Group Release
07/27/21 Watashi wa Sugoi Desu extra 2
07/20/21 Watashi wa Sugoi Desu extra 1
07/13/21 Watashi wa Sugoi Desu c15
07/06/21 Watashi wa Sugoi Desu c14
05/26/21 Watashi wa Sugoi Desu c13
05/11/21 Watashi wa Sugoi Desu c12
04/30/21 Watashi wa Sugoi Desu c11
04/21/21 Watashi wa Sugoi Desu c10
04/06/21 Watashi wa Sugoi Desu c9
03/30/21 Watashi wa Sugoi Desu c8
03/25/21 Watashi wa Sugoi Desu c7
03/16/21 Watashi wa Sugoi Desu c6
03/09/21 Watashi wa Sugoi Desu c5
03/03/21 Watashi wa Sugoi Desu c4
02/23/21 Watashi wa Sugoi Desu c3
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Chiaroscuro
Chiaroscuro rated it
March 13, 2021
Status: c5
3.5-4 stars

MC is an introverted beautiful nerd.
Spoiler

He has PTSD with carriages because of his mom's death. So he prefers to walk on foot, hence being seen as weird

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Quite rational and logical. Is seen as boring by other people because he's a nerd lol.

ML is a stalkerish black-bellied prince. There must be some huge political manuver for him to be able to do what he wants but since it's from MC's POV it wasn't shown.

Overall its very warm and fluffy. Relationship progression is good enough.I don't really dig the female pronouns used despite MC obv being male.

TL is top notch.
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Dragon_Reader
Dragon_Reader rated it
February 15, 2021
Status: Completed
Just a sweet and simple story of a crown prince's obsessive love for MC. No angst, no terrible anger or fights. MC and ex-fiance also get along well together and even ex-fiance's wife too. MC is shown to be a super beauty who can attract others v easily while he himself remains oblivious.
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karwasama
karwasama rated it
July 6, 2021
Status: c14
It's not egregiously bad or anything, but I don't think the MC's personality and this sort of relationship mesh very well for me.

As with most Japanese BL novels, the MC is a demure, self-deprecating, oblivious beautiful boy whose one purpose in life is to make sure he's not a burden to others. If you're into that sort of thing, you'll love the MC here! I unfortunately am not, so I didn't find myself liking him very much.

The ML, as mentioned in other reviews, is a black-bellied, "I'm only nice to... more>> my beloved" type of guy. He also runs complete circles around the MC, which was frustrating to read. I just found his interactions with the MC and also his control of the MC's interactions with other people to be downright creepy and uncomfortable. I can usually deal with it in other novels, but here the MC and the ML have a considerable age difference (9 years) and it's made even weirder given the fact that the ML "fell" for the MC when he was 3 years old and the ML was 12. Also, the MC currently is just 17, and he's so completely naive about how the ML is manipulating him and his life. I just didn't vibe with it, I guess.

I rate it a 2.5/5.0 stars. It wasn't horrendous but I didn't like it very much. <<less
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Shrike1978
Shrike1978 rated it
July 31, 2021
Status: Completed
I don't know what the author was going for here, maybe a shy naive guy meets the perfect overprotective husband. What it reads as shy naive guy should be running for his life from super stalker OP prince who will do anything to keep him. For f***'s sake, by the last chapters the prince is literally building a TOWER so his little wifey doesn't even have to visit other areas of the palace. Even all the servants are in on the con to hide that the prince has wanted to... more>> have the MC since he was twelve and the MC was four. FOUR. That's just freaking creepy. And the MC is such a birdbrain that he can't outthink a chatty maid and valet who blab secrets like there's no tomorrow. Everyone is dropping hints and he's like, oh right? What was I doing again? I know some people will go on about how the s*x was great cause it was consensual (oh really? When did MC who was bullied into marrying realize he even had the ability to refuse????) and gentle and so on, but I can easily see this prince as that guy who loses it and crazy r*pes/kills his wife cause he 'smiled/liked' a guy at a party. I only gave this two stars cause the translation was clean, otherwise this would be a 1 star. <<less
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Sadie Woods
Sadie Woods rated it
July 28, 2021
Status: Completed
As always, your enjoyment of this short novel depends entirely on your preferences. When a story is this short, you really don't have time for intricate plots where you may hate the romance but find the other details fascinating. I don't expect this novel to be polarizing in an either you loathe it or love it situation, but I can certainly see how those who expect something different will either be bored or dissatisfied. This is a short story in the end so either it feeds your preferences as a... more>> quick snack or you won't get much out of it.

Me? I loved it! Look, if you love yandere-light romances where you as a reader can see the teeth and claws of the obsessive seme but the utterly oblivious uke just sees a sweet little housecat, this is 100% the story for you! This is perfect for people who love a lot of aspects of yandere romance while still wanting the overall tone to be fluffy and romantic. Add in some fantastic smut scenes and this is a great use of a short reading session.

Happy reading! <<less
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Oxblood
Oxblood rated it
July 27, 2021
Status: Completed
This was very annoying read. It was just 15ch but took me 3 days to read. Mc's character was seriously irksome, wanted to knock some sense into him. U could tell him water is transparent and only takes the color of it's container but the buffoon still won't understand. Had to convince myself that just maybe the accident caused some sort of brain damage and he might be on the autistic spectrum. I only regret picking this up.
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Asphyxia778
Asphyxia778 rated it
July 20, 2021
Status: Completed
It's not completely bad or anything, but I don't like the MC's personality. The MC is overly naive and really doesn't have any agency of his own. It's annoying to see that everyone other than the MC knows. ML's personality is also more manipulative and creepy than romantic. MC is basically a flower vase and ML is a snake

Story 2.5 / Translations 4
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Kari95
Kari95 rated it
November 20, 2021
Status: Completed
This is the lowest star I gave to a novel that I read. Personally, it was because I wasn't invested in it and the main character is a bit too naive, and facts that the novel is too short to give him a chance to realize the inner character of the male lead. Either way, I'm just glad that the male lead is not too hateful but definitely plotted on the main character. It just made me feel iffy cause it seems till the end of the novel, the main... more>> character is not aware that he is being manipulated into staying within the palace. It is twisted but the novel is short so, I'm also it didn't give me more reason to hate the male lead since, till the end, he treated him well, spoiled him, and was protective of him. At least, the author gave him these redeemable points.

P.S. It has smut so some might still enjoy it. In the end, it's not too bad. <<less
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Spinestalker
Spinestalker rated it
September 6, 2021
Status: Completed
It started strong but tbh The exaggerated innocence of the MC just started making it hard to stomach. It wouldn't have been so bad if the MC had at least been clued in at some point but he never is, so the ending is really flat and left way to many background plots without a proper resolution. It was a quick read though, if you like that kind of thing.
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I am a cannon fodder
I am a cannon fodder rated it
August 4, 2021
Status: Completed
I never regret reading a story this much. It's the epitome of s*upidity. Most of the part doesn't make any sense. It's annoying as hell. The MC is too s*upid. The ML is an obsessive perverted a**hole. I am giving this story one star. That's too for the translator.
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meat
meat rated it
August 1, 2021
Status: Completed
it THE MC said "im naive" at the very 1st chap so dont hate and accept that MC is like that.

its a good short story
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alice_animelover
alice_animelover rated it
November 9, 2021
Status: c1
4 stars for the NSFW. Lol I'm a little deprived from all the censored BL novels I have been reading so this one was a cute read.

However, it certainly lacks character development and an eye catching plot. I wasn't as engrossed as I had hoped, so if I had to be honest, I'd give it a two star rating.

Thank you translator, your hard work will not go unnoticed!
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kaytiti
kaytiti rated it
September 4, 2021
Status: Completed
Well when starting this novel I rated it 4 stars but at the end I've regressed it to 3 stars. Not because of the exaggerated innocent MC, it's sometimes annoying but ok. But because the story is NOT holding well. There are interesting mysteries, characters adding here and there, but there are no development for any of them, not even for main characters. I don't understand why the story stops where it is (if I could consider it an ending!)...I don't even understand what the point of this novel. Even... more>> the extra chapters do NOT make more sense.

It started well but deceived in the end. It's not because of the characters or the story, in my opinion, although its status is said completed...I felt like the novel is dropped! I hope I made sense with my basic English. <<less
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Eggsnsyrup
Eggsnsyrup rated it
September 2, 2021
Status: extra 2
Honestly speaking, this was a bit difficult to read.

The main character practically embodies that 'dumb, innocent, white moonlight' trope, he's incredibly shy and dense, and despite the many, MANY hints toward's the ml's yandere tendencies, he just doesn't work it out. Despite being trained to be the royal consort, he pretty much flounders through every social interaction, and the author skipped the big social events that don't add to building the romance.

The male lead is an obsessive yandere through and through. Falling in love at 12... with a four year... more>> old?? No matter how cute the MC is as a child, That doesn't constitute ROMANTIC interest. Anyway, the male lead basically coerces the main character into becoming his fiancé, later revealing that he'd been planning to do this all along. The main part of the novel is from the main character's pov, which means we witness the subtle (NOT REALLY) manipulations of the male lead, where he basically isolates the main character and destroys anyone for slighting him. I'm actually astonished the main character never realises.

The extras are basically glimpses of their life in the future. The second extra is from the perspective of their adopted son/ male lead's half brother, who inadvertently falls in love with the main character, but knows better then to act upon it. Instead, the male lead basically finds him a look alike of the main character. Since that person's very young, and the adopted son is like, 16, the chapter basically shows his plans to groom her into a copy of his first love. ahaha, yea.

the middle chapters are hard to read because of the mc's hesitation and s*upid reasonings, but I thought the story had a nice premise for a yandere romance. <<less
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Ogami
Ogami rated it
August 25, 2021
Status: --
I think overall, it's a great writing.

ML is great in his work as from MC's pov. But yeah ML's possession is a little overwhelming. But hey at least he waited until the wedding night to do the deeds. ¯_༼ •́ ͜ʖ •̀ ༽_/¯

I can't find fault at ML for venting when they intentionally hurt MC. Though this ML being a bit obsessive is a hard fact.

I really love the MC, so cute and silly. A bookworm. (。♡‿♡。) If you neglect nowadays morals, then this is a cute short story. So... more>> I gave it a 5. Well being an art of fiction and all, we can't really view it with a box can we. The translation is great which is a huge plus for me. The interaction between the characters are also great. Plus it's short and not boring.

Love it. <<less
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