Obligation of an Arranged Marriage


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“Eila, I think you forgot, but I have a wife. It is you.”

After meeting properly for the first time in 12 years, Leon spoke to Eila with a firm voice.

“So the heir I’m talking about is the child between you and me.”

Leon’s long, thick fingers ran through her hair. Then he gently touched her face, and his thumb caressed her lips. When her white teeth and red tongue was exposed over her slightly open lips, he looked ecstatic and said.

“I hope you will fulfill the obligation of this marriage that you have been putting off, Eila.”

* * *


Leon’s voice was earnest even though the person he was speaking to was in his arms.

Did Eila know? How long he had been waiting for this day.

Leon did not let her go from his arms for a long while. The soft touch of her body against his chest and the pounding of her small heart was absolutely lovely. His hands ran through her hair and shoulders over and over again, as if he couldn’t believe she was in his arms. It was a careful touch, as if touching the most precious treasure in the world.

Traces of his desire which he poured out over and over again were flowing from between her legs. He looked at the traces of himself flowing underneath for a moment.

My body only heats up for one person. Only to his wife right in his arms.

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Drenlith rated it
May 27, 2022
Status: Completed
The smut is ok, no flowery superfluous words, a p is a p, a v is a v. To say it's consensual s*x is... Ehhhhhh. MC felt pressured and obligated to sleep with him, not because she wanted to. She felt like it was her duty to help the countess and ML plus it was a chance at repaying them for their grace. Later on, ofc, after doing it a bazillion times, she became physically more attracted to him.

The misunderstanding is beyond dog blood levels, to the point I'm craving... more>> for a bad ending. The protagonists treat communication like a disease and the turning point of resolving said misunderstanding made my eyes roll all the way to the back of my head.


ML is an ass, has the galls to accuse her of things when he was purposefully prancing around with another woman to cause misunderstanding for their political enemy. Doesn't bother resolving that, let MC brood on those disgusting thoughts while she was pregnant and didn't show his face while she was pregnant at all (til Intervention ofc).

MC is a wimp, her mentality never seem to have grown much, her parents might've told her to keep a respectful distance to the nobles that are taking care of her, but not to appreciate the intimate care of the countess is simply rude. Not all of our parent's teachings are wise and helpful and that is something she should've noticed now that she's a grown ass woman. The nice countess treats her like a daughter and leave her with not much for wanting and all MC did was avoiding the countess (+ML) for 12 years minus her summer holidays.

The princess is a self-righteous entitled brat, she tried to fool the public of her relationship and used a married man to do so? Even if MC didn't see them 'dating' in person, the rumors doubtlessly would've spread to her and other noble ladies would've looked down on her for being someone without background and unfavored by her spouse.

And she has the nerve to barge and 'solve' the mess like she's doing them a favor, without any shame for being the main cause of it all.

I feel like flipping a few tables after this. It left a terrible aftertaste. <<less
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Apimss rated it
April 27, 2022
Status: Completed
So I bought the story (it's on google play). It's short. 5 ch + epilogue. It was nice. The smut was nice and consensual. It had a little angst which was fine by me because the story is short so ot got resolved fast. All in all it was nice. I liked it, from a 5 ch story I couldn't ask for more. It's by the same author that wrote "things to do during the day" and "things to do at night" and "the grand ducal couple after marriage problem's"... more>> (or smth like that) and I like those stories too. <<less
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JinVodka rated it
May 16, 2022
Status: c12
Translation is good.

But the story is not that bad but with misunderstanding that grown more because of some selfish bish.


I'm talking about the princess which is the boss of the ML (´◉ᾥ◉`)
Like this bish is the cause of misunderstanding and rumors but didn't even properly apologies and act like some generous bish like She solve everything when she started all those rumors for selfish reasons. If she want to get attention of some man then don't use a married man you s*upid AH (っ・-・) ⊃ ⌒Ꮚ

The ML is also a wuss, he just need to win her heart but instead use underhanded tactics and didn't even care abour FL about his actions due to the princess retarted method to get attention. (º言º)


I wanted to give it 2 star since it made me angry but the translation is good.
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Fathom rated it
June 13, 2022
Status: Completed
Overly simplistic romantic plot all wrapped around the misunderstanding theme.

While the smut was ok, and the translations were excellent. The plot and dramatic tensions were overly contrived. If either of them properly communicated even once, it would have resolved things in seconds.

Unfortunately because all the plot revolves around misunderstandings, it makes me as the reader very frustrated with all the characters. The ML is supposed to be super smart, but falls under s*upid misunderstandings as well. Not to mention, he supposedly has loved the FL ever since he met her.... more>> But not once has he ever expressed his emotions or intentions. In addition, he never even once pursued her the 12 years of their marriage. If he was under the impression she hated him, shouldn't he at least once go try to change his wife's opinion of him?

While the ML fails miserably as a smart character. The FL is also annoying with her own air headedness. She's too embroiled in her own emotional dilemma to think about anyone else. If she really crushed on her husband, felt obligation for her duties and etc, shouldn't she herself try to pursue her own husband to at least pay back the Countess over these 12 years after marriage? I thought she was quite selfish in running away, and using the Countess's money to go to some far off academy. Leaving her official husband alone for 12 years, and the Countess, her benefactor alone as well. How is that paying back?

Then there is the 3rd supporting character of the Crown Princess. She plotted to use a married man, whom she knows dearly loves his wife, to fake a scandal is quite disrespectful to her subordinate and friend. <<less
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Jinyu rated it
October 2, 2022
Status: Completed
Short. Smut. Misunderstanding.

I recommended this novel if you looking for something short and smexy~

I for once wish it to be a little bit longer, like 1 to 3 more chapters for more character interaction.


The misunderstanding between ML and FL was too fast paced. FL forgive ML too easily as well.


But overall, is a pleasant read ❤️
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chande rated it
May 18, 2022
Status: Completed
I'm a bit frustated with the whole misunderstanding after reading this story. I mean, it could be solved easily by a simple communication but both MC and ML chose to run away from each other for 12 years. Well, it's understandable though since they're only a child back then (she was only 12 when they married). But it turned out, they didn't change much after they became an adult. When another misunderstanding was added, they still chose to avoid each other instead of talking it through. Fortunately, it didn't take... more>> long to solve their misunderstandings or I'll be frustrated for a long time.

As for the sm*t scene, there weren't many, at most only 2 chapters out of 13 chapters. And the rest of them were filled with those s*upid misunderstandings. <<less
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FreyjaVanadis rated it
November 10, 2022
Status: Completed
Short, fast-paced, hot snu snu. Misunderstanding is pretty cliche but gets resolved fast. This also has consent, which is my favorite kink, so that's a nice bonus.
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Anastrisha rated it
July 24, 2022
Status: Completed
It's a sweet story, just that the misunderstanding part is annoying and too much unrealistic just to save the ML.

The story is about two people having an arranged marriage when they were young w/o realizing they like each other. Girl finally went back after years staying in the academy, and thus can no longer hide from this issue.
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Exolove88 rated it
July 17, 2022
Status: Completed
It's short and quiete enjoyable. But I hope the ML suffer more though because he is a coward that can't say what he have to say as a man
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cherrylin888 rated it
April 26, 2023
Status: Completed
I know there was a misunderstanding between them that was so easy to clear up, n the characters are imperfect but that's how a human grow up, n people have their own way of thinking. There's always a lesson in a story. And I still love the story, thanks author n translator for the story 😊
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Further_more9 rated it
March 5, 2023
Status: c12
I think that the original misunderstanding was just fine but the second one was completely unreasonable. Especially considering the second was based on rumors [literally the onle thing that made her assume the princess and her husband liked each other was cause of other peoples comments] while the first is cause of experience. The first is cause of miscommunication while the second is just BS. So it kinda ruined the story. Also there's only one or two smut scenes that are detailed, the rest end midway. But ya overall, the... more>> second misunderstanding ruined the story, it shouldn't have been added. It just shows the author couldn't think of anything else to cause conflict. <<less
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peachcloud rated it
February 6, 2023
Status: Completed
Really short and fast paced, but there’s something great about stories like these. They’re short and straightforward, without wasting any time with prolonged misunderstandings and conflicts. I absolutely love reading Leon’s perspective and his explanations for the his actions. Overall a nice fast read!
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applebyte rated it
December 8, 2022
Status: c13
At the start, from Elia's (FL) perspective, the story looked like it had some potential. But it lost the intrigue halfway through till the end. The smut is not very good. This novel doesn't have much of a plot. Overall this is a feel good, run of the mill story that's below average, with a ML who has no character. Not the worst novel I've ever read but not good enough to read or refer either.
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seasaltxx rated it
August 18, 2022
Status: Completed
So sweet, so cute. The misunderstandings were pretty cliche, but who cares when there's smut on it right
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Em_Ku rated it
July 6, 2022
Status: Completed
Sigh, I thought I will read fluffy romance. But its torturing. Agh, the snusnu is okay, but the plot, I rather choose the FL gone forever rather than happy ending with the ML. The explanation is too rush and the ending also. I'm not complaining but my hearts want FL to stay away from ML who can't explain what his doing lmao
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WildPigsWildTaste rated it
May 28, 2022
Status: epilogue
I love it! The story was so fluffy and the scenes were so hot. 😁 Everyone should try reading this. 💚
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Ameez rated it
May 19, 2022
Status: Completed
Its just nice short smut novel but not the fans of the misunderstanding saga. The only issue here is they can’t communicate, making things worst just because of that. They’re snu-snu like everyday but cannot even talk to each other properly (?!) I’m technically rolling my eyes when I read that part. Hate that crown princess!!

Other than that, all good! Nice translation!! 👍🏻
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heartlessbambi rated it
April 25, 2024
Status: Completed
The book is just what the name implies. They start being together because of their obligation, then when the FL thinks the ML loves her, a cliche misunderstanding happens, then it gets cleared up. Happily ever after.

The FL was a bit disappointing because it felt like she was willingly drowning in agony, the same goes for the ML. The novel made both of them look pitiful, it was too much.
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nivifer rated it
February 24, 2024
Status: epilogue
I quite enjoyed this story; smut is always a plus in my book. It is well-written, and the dialogue flows naturally. The author's use of noises really sells the smut for me because it helps break up pacing in a smut scene I find that brings the reader to the reality so to speak, as a lot of smut scenes can go into great flowery detailing in what the MCs are feeling in the moment so to have occasional words or sounds break up the scene helps it flow better... more>> in my opinion.

As for plot.


The MCs are very well aware of the kind of society they are in, an oppressive and stifling one that puts a huge emphasis on heirs, which is to be expected for a European ambience novel as back in the days of nobility, it was easy to die, easy to lose your place. I enjoy web novels that bring this reality into their writing, not mincing it. I find a lot of people take issues with this, though, and complain about MCs (namely FLs) being walked over, especially in the case of a commoner lead; I, however, find it to be devastatingly realistic for the period the novel is set in. I thought the ML pining for the FL the whole time to be sweet; sure, there are a ton of misunderstandings, but that's just life, isn't it? It's an element only a few people enjoy, but I don't mind. This story sticks to mainly two particular instances of misunderstandings on both leads' parts that lead to them leading their lives separately from one another, so it's not one misunderstanding after another that leads to multiple instances of angst. In fact, I kind of like how it leads the FL to grow independent of the ML; despite her initial reason for leaving to go to the academy being to avoid the ML, she is earning an education, which is always a plus!


But the most important thing? THA SMUT. Thank you. All in all, 4 stars! The smut was great, the characters were interesting, and I had fun. I'm giving it 4 stars because it didn't do anything spectacular or different in terms of novels that fall under the same category, but it's the expectation, the knowing of what I'm getting that leads me to rate it 4 stars regardless. Sometimes, the formula just works when you want something familiar and predictable; like coming home. <<less
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