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Lucia grew up not knowing she was a princess.

But when her mother died, she entered the palace and had the chance to see her entire future in a dream.

In her dream, when she reached 19 years old, she was auctioned off to the bidder who offered the highest dowry. Her life became miserable from then on.

When she woke up from her dream, she was determined to reshape her future, realizing that she had plenty of time before the crucial turning point.

Thus, she begins her journey to change her dark future.

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Surumalhotra rated it
June 3, 2019
Status: --
Too disappointed, I have read 3 chapter and review and find out that this is a typical 'contact marriage' romance which you can find on watt pad 'a lot' but the place and era is different, ML is a scum, but the biggest plot hole is our MC, she doesn't try to leave that palace not try to find anything about her dream and why it happened, does'nt even try to earn money or even contract her mothers family (a normal person's reaction) but is trying to make a... more>> contract marriage with a duke, who is famous, handsome and powerful (even through she is poor and unfavored "did she already knew that she is FL so ML will be excited after playing with all beautiful flower and gain curiosity for her"). In every part she is trying to remind herself, she can't fall in love with him, but she still fall for him?? And worst of all, is this a love at first sight, she is staring at him for five days and he feel curious, (disgusting), I am sure no girl would like to fall in love with a scum like him, even if he changed in future. (Will you forgive a serial kill just because he stopped murdering people's.) Not me So I have imagined my most hated person as its FL, to relieve my angry heart. 😌😌😌 I would say people with deep emotions and feeling to ignore this book.

Sorry to authors and translator but I can't say good because my heart is burning with anger after reading such a joke. <<less
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The Lazy Slug rated it
August 21, 2018
Status: --
My honest opinions are: this novel definitely deserved a 4.5+.

I don't know about you but, trust me, in novel sites like this, it isn't particularly Earth-shattering and heaven-defying to find something like a commoner suddenly turning out to be noble (it was revealed in one go, yeah, but it's not like it's the focus of this story). If you stick a little around in NU, you'd find things even more shocking. lol

Even with the low rate and opposed reviews here and there, I hope you would not completely shut yourself... more>> off of this novel's good points as well. I highly recommend this!!

Reason are as follows:

PS. Please bear with me as it will be long.


To start off... indeed, there were slightly ambiguous phrasing at the start of the novel, leaving some details loosely hanging about. Not sure if it was just originally like that, or some problems with translation [PS. The translation is really good, mind you. But as someone who also knows a few languages, misinterpretations cannot be avoided... more like, there simply isn't a good enough term for it in another language].

Going back to that "ambiguous phrasing"... it isn't really much. At some point, I made a justification of it myself. For example: about that part of MC doing laborious tasks at the start because she had no attendants but everything about her body still coming out soft and 'perfect.' For this, my answer came off as perhaps because of that 'poison' plant she ate that was cleansing her in hindsight. Or another: indeed, that casually mentioned part of her autism (in my brain that time: if it's not needed and would just be brushed off anyway, why bother mention it? It puzzled me a while as to its significance but, after some time... I guess it was really just nothing. But of course, I haven't completed the book yet, so I'm not sure). Others include some confusion in the MC's "past life, " the hanging end with Norman, etc. etc.

^But of course, I think things like that are only if you want to nitpick the story. Because, so far, as I read on, my confusion on these things were indirectly answered. Of course, it might just be my imagination supplying the details, and getting this piece as a possible explanation of another etc, but what author would offer everything to the reader in a silver platter? I think dropping it here and there was acceptable compared to directly referencing it.

So... rather than focusing on these tiny details, I'd like to integrate them to look at the full picture.

First things first, I think that the development wasn't too nonsensical or fast paced. Some people would say that it was just there to "move the plot" (eg. MC "dreaming"... that is one heck of a detailed dream after all, MC being "sneaky" and eventually meeting ML, MC being "brought to the palace" etc) but for me, it really wasn't the case. It didn't appear too forceful and, more often, actually acceptable (or maybe it's just 'cause my level of what's acceptable or not had already been dulled after reading lots of isekai/transmigrated stories LOL HAHA).

True, arrange marriages in this day and age seemed non-existent and royal bloods are rare. But if we overly constrict ourselves to nonfictional things, there would be no such thing as fiction. And stories like a super overly genius assassin with an accessible space in her head wouldn't exist. The setting and some rules on the matters of succession, the attitude of the King, the laws about illegitimacies were also explained in the story so it's not like you have to constrict yourself to modern setting as basis for this one.

But to criticise the book just because the MC was "lazy" and just had "sneak attacks" or "waiting for some miracle", as you come to read this novel, my opinion of this MC was far from it. If she was lazy and really lacked determination to change her course, she wouldn't have even thought of sneaking out and befriending the novelist, finding a friend and giving her a chance to earn money by herself.

Not sure if it's just me... but I hope one would also consider the premise of this story. Consider MC's background (of course, she has a "noble" background from her mother's side but not one knew that), the King who can't seem to think well, her place as the 16th princess, high society, etc, and one could somehow understand her actions and nature at the start. I do not blame her for being unable to do anything to prevent some things. Other readers are probably not used to it because we are often given MCs who can somehow get their way around here in NU but, for me, this MC's behaviour was believable given the circumstance.

If there's just one fast-paced part of this novel, I dare say it's just the romance.
But who am I to complain? It is smut for a reason. (͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

At least we were also given the chance to see their feelings grow later on and not just smack dabbing like the others.

Yes, some might say this novel started with physical and sht, but the character development that came after that was something that I laud for in this story. The dynamics of the characters, especially the protagonists, was something I adored. It gets a bonus too since we get some insights from both male and female protags. If I could, I'd also like to just back this two and yell at them for being idiots. Then again, where's the fun in that? Settling your feelings by yourself and time was part of development too. And they were heading in the good direction, so it was unnecessary.

Yes, the male was notoriously known for his playboy ways. He is "impure, " "really evil." But if you judge a man's love just by his carnal past, I am in no position to admonish you (because I was once in that phase) but please think again. Him treating his wife was good. Him respecting his wife was good and being loyal to her like a do- lion was also good. I will not judge people on their tastes of partner, but this couple was good because I feel like they really care and love each other despite the heavy/mature drama going on (eg. the contract and all, etc).

I am not one who will deal with trifling matters. It's too stressful dealing with such things. ML's past love adventures were his past, nothing to be done about it. But now he had MC, it was good how much effort and thought he's really putting in with her. Considering her feelings, and breaking loose ends, for someone who grew in an unfavourable environment, he is learning.

Other than ML, the other characters were really lovable, the MC and the butler more so. HAHAHA I love her way of simply unconditionally loving people. You can say it selfless... or selfish. Take your pick. But for me, I love her kind heart. She isn't someone I can hate. Some love her like I do. Some might think of her too docile. Some just enough... I will not hold you off of that.

PS. Why do people assume anyway, that just because you've been wronged before, it is absolute that you must revenge? Well, true, I still read novels like that but sometimes, I also feel like that kind of thing is pointless. It's tiring and too bothersome. And for this story, I think it fits that the MC isn't vengeful. Besides, it's not like these evil people will not get their just desserts anyway.

So to MC, I can only say one thing (which I've said before) : I think her character fits perfectly given the setting and plot. The way she's written was so consistent (in fact, I daresay almost all characters are) so they were easy to understand, and I like that. It fits the development well. I am eagerly awaiting for more.

If there's just one thing that I still had a hard time accepting: perhaps it's the ML's brutal ways. Surprisingly, rather than the usual MC being vengeful and sht (yknow, after being treated harshly and so), it's actually the ML this time. lol I already had considerable experiences reading stories like that but still! I did not mind the ML's past... escapades, since he is already rectifying that as we speak. But I hope there is some improvement on the bloodlust as well. He isn't a bad guy, just that he's overdoing it. I don't think there is absolutely no room for negotiations that his more often complete "wipe out" would be considered justified. If you don't understand what I'm talking about... read the novel ;) ;) But, of course, you have been warned. lol

PS. I am still hwaiting for that capital comeback and Norman. lol But with the arrival of Damien... I wouldn't mind a few more Northern "countryside" arcs. HAHAHA


TL;DR I really love the development. I love the story, and I is pretty much good as it is. Their past might be "brushed off" and given in one go at the start, but the development in the middle was really good... of how the two MCs are trying to learn and be good to each other (more like MC taming ML hahaha). There wasn't any pointless drama... just enough to give us some depth of the characters and their principles.

I think one good factor that lead me to say this is good is because there are already plenty of updates to read about. I was able to grasp the development than just the pillow talks every now and then. For those who are just starting, I can say that there's a higher chance for you to love this than those who caught only a glimpse at the start. Please give it a try.

Overall, it's a good read. I did not regret catching up to the latest update even with an exam in a few days. HAHAHA Someone slap me please LOL <<less
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Suzaku67 rated it
June 1, 2018
Status: c27
Interesting novel so far, I feel like it has a lot of potential. Please note I'm a dude who is reading this while that may not seem to matter, it is josie after all. The story does have a fair but of s*x which I wasn't really into however the character development along with the plot kept it interesting.

The story goes, A girl named Lucia who is raised a commoner has a great dream depicting her future. It will be a hard life with little joy and much betrayal and... more>> sadness. She lives an entire life in her dream predicting everything that would happen and living it. Her life follows the dream, using what she has learned she makes changes in preparation of diverging her life for the better. In her dream she becomes recognized as a princess and lives a lonely secluded life until she is sold at 19 years old, upon a new king rising to power. In light of that event, a damning event which would set her on a crash course for her most hated future she diverges. At 18 she has prepared and approaches a man of high prestige and nobility, offering herself in marriage. This man, a duke is tempted by her odd personality which seems mature, cute but with a very obvious desperation which he cannot figure out. <<less
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Yenna rated it
July 17, 2017
Status: c10
I love this story, would give it 10 stars if I could. The main character is so cute I love her and the male lead is a badass. This is one of my all time favorite stories, the translation is also great and the story is written really well!
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NastyOlRoshi rated it
June 14, 2017
Status: c6
Story looks very interesting so far just 5 chaps in. You basically have a male lead who is a 'playa' and by the looks of it will fall for the cute, common-plain looking princess. I'm looking forward to reading more chapters. I'm a big sucker for the kind of plot where male lead has been hooking up with lots of bitches but slowly shifts his attention towards the girl that at first he had no interest and eventually she is on his mind all the time. I'm guessing that's what... more>> is gonna happen.

Their interactions are quite interesting thus far and there have been introduced lots of other characters too. Will update my review if HTL is done, hopefully I will still like the story when that happens. <<less
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March 16, 2019
Status: c95
Very realistic. Characters are super believable and everything flows very naturally. No exaggerated drama and nothing is boring, but the steamy scenes kinda annoy me sometimes (they sometimes take up whole chapters and... chapters are precious so it's agonizing to find out that the new chapter is just fricking and not much else :'))
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joellyanne rated it
March 1, 2019
Status: c92.1
Love it. If you are looking for a very good read with a good story line, and a good romance for adults this is the novel for you. Note: Just ignore all the negative reviews as you will realized later on that these bunch are just blowing air bubbles and not based on what are actually happening in the story, i.e. Lucia and her mother not doing hard work to earned a living, no sense of self etc etc. I won't go beyond that, but I am sure you will... more>> agree with me when you get to the part of the story where I am now. <<less
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Trouvaille rated it
December 30, 2018
Status: c78 part2
I love this novel!! Although the first few chapters were somehow unique and left plot holes, but all the chapters afterwards are totally worth it! All of u who come for the romance, prepare for some snacks to eat while reading this. I have reread this around 3 times, and I just love the interaction between MC and ML. MC is a soft spoken person, but sometimes contradict herself (mind and in action), ML is your OP character which treat love like your everyday thing, that is... until ML met... more>> MC and fell in love with her, then ML did everything he could to please MC and love her deeply.


I also likes the R18 scene, not that vulgar but still exciting


Ah I can't wait till this novel finished translated >< <<less
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Crystal Aris rated it
August 29, 2018
Status: c45 part1
This is such a good story!

im not just saying the story itself is good the the structure is amazing, every time I read I get pulled in! The s*x scene are 100% natural to, rather than feeling forced. I will admit that Hugo (ML) is also my cup of tea (with black hair and red eyes) but I love the way is is towards Lucia (MC) I will admit he didn’t treat her as a perfect gentleman would but Lucia knew what she was getting into.

And Lucia is such... more>> an amazing in depth character! She may not be physically strong, but her character is strong and she stands firmly!

seeing as there’s only 19chs left is a little sad, and some things seem like they won’t be answered

in her previous life Lucia ran a blacksmith and worked with knights, but Hugo hasn’t asked her about her knowledge at all, thought the only ones who were there at the time of her arrival was her guarding knights, the maids helping her and Jerome I really want Hugo’s take on that, but it may never be revealed.... except by accident *cough* Jerome *cough*


the translation is also easy to fallow, Both of them RubyMaybe and Sleepy Korean...

A Very good story if you want an enjoyable read, a great story to pull you in. It may not be fast but it’s not slow either. It a great heart pounding breather ❤ <<less
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_eamkie rated it
August 23, 2018
Status: c44
I love it.

The MC isn't really up for revenge, she just wants a peaceful life and when she got it she didn't asks for more.

The ML was an as*hole, but he never really treated the MC badly (except for being too active), right when he got married he also stopped his playboy shenanigans and unknowingly to him, gave his marriage a chance. I love his character development and just literally how he is as a main lead. Like, other ML should take notes.

It's really a fluff novel that would make... more>> you blush in most chapters. Lmao.

Anyways, I enjoyed it a lot and I can't wait for the translations to be finished. I'll be tuning in. <<less
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October 29, 2017
Status: c14
I only recently discovered this hidden gem. As soon as I read the first chapter, I've binge read the remaining
in just one day. That's how much it's worth reading.

The MC is such a breath of fresh air. She was that character that's not hard to love. To say, her witty attitude and calm demeanor gies hand in hand gives contrast to th male lead. Hugo is one handsome guy, altho I can't like his playboy attitude but I assure you that it wouldn't last for long *insert lenny face*.
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fltstrt rated it
April 11, 2019
Status: c102
Story 5/5, TL 5/5

Such a beautiful and intense story... Even though there's some slower paced, slice-of-life element in the story, there's never a dull moment!

Not gonna lie, I initially came for the smut but, the story is A LOT more than just super good smut.

... more>> World building is excellent and one of a kind– fantasy medieval setting.

FL is a very composed and intelligent woman! I like how she remains true to her original intentions and was never strayed by power or riches.

The ML is a truly interesting character! Some ppl might be here for the yandere male lead tag, and you will not be disappointed!

ML's devotion did not came out of the blue. A tortured and lonely individual, he is a character that tugged at my heartstrings. I'm not sure if this story would conclude happily but I dearly hope so!

Besides the two MCs, there's also a bunch of charming characters in the story! I especially like the Butler, Mad dog and Katherine!

TL is doing a fantastic job w the translations! 🙏🏻 <<less
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Mi_rei0 rated it
April 3, 2019
Status: c99
Probably my favourite Josei/Romance/Smut series. The translator does a very good job and it doesn't feel "stuck" because of bad translations. The romance made me tear up a few times, and the steamy scenes are pretty well written and rather descriptive - and while the plot is not perfect, it's pretty good for a romance/smut novel.
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pedoislegal1774 rated it
October 18, 2018
Status: c60 part1
Sorry for my english first and cause this was the first review I wrote.

Be honest, I love this story. The Male and female lead have a good built background, not only them but many of support character too. The female lead not the fooling type I normally see through some other novel, she smart and know how to control herself and use thing around her well.

At some part I had many feeling for the Male lead too, since he have quite complicate background. His action sometime seem foolish or childish... more>> but you can sympathize with him a lot throughout the story, of how he developing his feeling together with female lead.

That all, thank the translator for picking up this wonderful story. <<less
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linnil rated it
October 5, 2018
Status: c54 part1
Superb Novel!!

Nice character! A true smart female lead and the reasonable side character!!

Some dark history and secret. It super perfect!!

When you read it, you will know the author have plan ahead and story structure and pacing is so nice.

This is gem you must read!!
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September 20, 2018
Status: c50 part2
it was thanks for the translator for picking up this novel. Good job & hugs.

it was good translation & I also like the translator give some opinion especially for the smut scene lol. It was funny.

joke aside, smut & female arc with good plot. Then bam. I already read some of the spoiler that some people give it make me can't wait to read in future which is a good side for me since for other novel after I read the spoiler, make me stop read the novel for a... more>> long time. <<less
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July 5, 2018
Status: --
Novel is somewhat of a mixed bag from me. The development is somewhat questionable, as the protagonist is supposedly a special kind of person that somehow manages to attract a man that's known for being playboy. Because he got addicted to her body when they have s*x, or something like that.

I dunno, this all feels a bit too convenient. I don't like the MC at all, she's supposed to be more special than the rest, but most of the time she's just incredibly submissive and that doesn't fit well with... more>> me. Read it to see if you like it, I guess. But for me, it's not really hitting me. <<less
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explorerbean rated it
January 29, 2018
Status: c15
Super smooth translation, and characters that act like human beings instead of cardboard cutouts. Relatable drama that isn't overblown, hot s*x, and that raredt of all qualities: common sense. Give this one a read.
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lazysoozan rated it
April 6, 2019
Status: c99 part1
I love, love, LOVE this so much! The progression of the relationship between the ML and FL ia nicely paced, the story is well-written, and the translation is well done and easy to read! The characters are fleshed out and you can see their growth from the beginning to now (ch 99). I was reluctant to read it at first bc it sounded like the typical rebirth novel, but this novel is a gem! Ahhhhhh there are too many good points to type out on my phone; just read it... more>> and see for yourself! <<less
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March 7, 2019
Status: c92
This is an amazing story. The love its not suddenly happen. Its gradually turn into a hot passion of love. Changing the characters from indifferent into in madly in love. They grow their love and characteristics. It marvelous.

And the FL is not your mary sue character. She has flaw but its make her human. The same with ML.

The antagonists are good. Nit your tipical novel antagonists that stupid and doing evil thibgs because they hate the FL for unimporants reason. But its love that make you crazy.

Overall you should read... more>> this novel. Worth every hour you spend it. <<less
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