Professional Body Double


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ZhouXiang didn’t know if God was giving him a second chance to live because he wanted to give him extra loving care or was it because he hasn’t messed with him enough.

Otherwise, how could it be that both in and out of his entertainment career, whether it was in his past life or his current life, YanMingXiu would consider him as the substitute for the same person.

He also didn’t know, between him and Young Master Yan, who was actually more pitiful; the one who could only be treated as a substitute or the one could only find a substitute.

In his past life, ZhouXiang was the stuntman for the big star WangYudong.

But not just as his martial art stuntman…..

Even within his deeply ill-fated relationship with YanMingXiu, he was also undeniably a complete substitute.

Disheartened, ZhouXiang went with a group of documentary film crew into the deep valleys of the treacherous mountains. Unexpectedly, he lost his footing and fell off a cliff .

When he awakened again, it was already two years later. Nevertheless, he awakened in another person’s body.

What is even more tragic is that he still couldn’t escape the fate of being a substitute…

T/N: 替身: Tishen is a person who replaces another; a substitute, in filming the tishen is a stuntman/body-double.

In progress: Translation in other languages

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Associated Names
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The Professional Substitute
Zhiye Tishen
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New holachica rated it
January 12, 2020
Status: Completed
DISCLAIMER: As is my method with most... controversial novels, I read them leisurely. I don't invest too much and skip around the chapters, going forwards and backwards, and that sort of thing. In doing that, I have less... negative feelings that would otherwise rise up, and I enjoy it more. Sometimes it's better not to get too deeply into it.

A tentative 4.5-5 stars. I put it at 4 because there's something I can't quite put my finger on, so I'm gonna leave it at that rating.

give it a read.... more>> it's not that bad, really.


While I disliked the ML for a while, I also felt sorry for him. Fate really did him a big bad one, and the one he treated as a substitute was actually the one he loved all along, but he was too immature and impulsive and stuck in his ways to realize it. The day he finally came to terms with it, ready to turn over a new leaf, was the day he lost his love. Of course, that's his just dessert; treating the MC like shit, taking him for granted, immaturity can be one part of the blame, but the other was his selfishness and his arrogance. He didn't know what he wanted and took extreme measures in terms of possessiveness, not reacting rationally nor thinking as such.


I mean, while this isn't always the case for me, I really think the ML earned his redemption. My bottom line is cheating bastards, and at least he wasn't a cheating bastard. Plus, the ML did go through immense pain and had to work hard to regain the MC's affections, or rather, dispel his disillusionment (cos MC still loved him, just wasn't willing to go through the pain again). And he did. The immense pain the ML had to go through for 3 years, to wake up crying in the middle of the night, to starve oneself and all that, it's quite punishing. Half of why I find the ML endearing, though not really because the only reason I don't hate him is that he suffered so much in due punishment.

While he did treat the MC's 'new body' as a substitute, and quite terribly at that, I justified it as, he didn't know that it was the MC. To him, this was just some small-time star who signed a contract with him for money. While he's morally in the wrong, he's... emotionally... exempt? Meh.

ANYWAYS. Don't take my word for it, though. I probably missed/skipped upwards of 30 chapters? I read a bit of the beginning, a little bit of when they first got together, then fast-forwarded to their small fight (over Lan XiRong) and then the big fight (over that Dong dude + a little bit Lan XiRong), which lead to MC's death and subsequent revival in the 'new body'. From then on, it's kinda murky, and I fast-forwarded through most of it, only really reading the parts that ML is involved. Kinda skipped through the 'Using 'MC 'as substitute for MC' part, and read really carefully through the chapters that lead up to his 'identity' reveal. Then I read decently till the end, skipping a few of the last few chapters. So maybe I'm not clear on everything, but I figure that's better for me. I'm less invested so I can feel less too. <<less
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New Cervellerain rated it
January 7, 2020
Status: Completed
The most tiring and exhausting read, to think that I love abuse and rapey actions. Just too much descriptions and narrations, too many repeats. The whole story could have just fit 50 chapters.
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Wolvelyn rated it
November 24, 2018
Status: Completed
I like to abuse my heart, that's why this story suits my taste.

I didn't realize that I've read the books from the same author until I feel the same pattern in those books: heartbreak, misunderstandings, and regrets. Oh, the author also likes to use flashback. Basically, this novel will be about MC's past until chapter 40 or so.

Although the characters are actors, this novel is more focused on the romance.

... more>> But warnings ahead, this story contains:

  • A kind-hearted MC who is a body double for an actor called Wang Yuede. I kinda suspect that he's a masochist; the ML f*cked him up over and over again, but guess what? he keeps coming back to him *rolls eyes*. Seems like he has a thing for heartbreak.
  • A bastard ML who doesn't really know what he wants (or in this case, who he wants). So, he likes this Wang Yuede guy, but this guy is his sister's boyfriend. One time, he mistook MC for Wang Yuede because apparently they have the same back view (lol wtf), and long short story they became f*ck buddies.
  • A freaking Wang Yuede: he's a really sketchy guy. Honestly, he doesn't have that much dialogs, but all the problems related to him.
If u really really curious and like to abuse your heart like me, go ahead and read it. Or if you like spoilers you can see it here:


Are you sure?Here's the summary:

MC is a body double (a stuntman) for WY

ML mistook MC as WY cuz they have the same back view and what not

They become f*ck buddies

MC loves ML dearly: he cooks for him, treat him gently, spoil him, etc but the ML took him for granted

Until one day.....

  • The ML called WY's name when he f*ck MC (IKR?!?!?!?!? THAT"S SO CRUEL)
  • MC got a role in a movie instead of WY. WY called ML to help him get a role. ML agreed and restrain the MC inside his house which makes him lose the role

So bam, MC is heartbroken, desperate, and sorrowful.

Then he accepts a job from his friend to film a documentary movie in a mountain. Suddenly it's raining, and he basically fell off a cliff and died.

The ML shocked and eventually realize that he loves the MC (too late for that buddy *rolls eyes*).

and YAY reborn!

Because the new MC resembles the former MC, ML got attracted to him. and guess what? HE IS SUCH A JERK! man, he paid 2 million to MC to become his f*ck buddy because that time MC's mother is sick and they have a huge debt to pay. And stupidly, the MC agrees (*rolls eyes*).

Honestly, the ML is such an a**hole. He stops being an as*hole when he found out that the former MC and the new MC is the same soul.

And to no ones surprise, they got back together. the end

ugh, I feel so dissapointed. I feel like I wasted a lot of time and brain cells (I used MTL btw)

so the moral of the story for me: please save yourself a lot of dramas and cringy ass heartbreaks by stop involving yourself with a bastard. Or, if u realllly love the bastard, pleeeaseee communicate with each other clearly.

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Fundle rated it
December 8, 2018
Status: Completed
So I ended up binge reading the entire thing. That's how good this novel is.

The story is the classic misunderstanding with feelings story, but they way they show how much they love each other and coming to the realization that they love each other despite the misunderstands is a great journey.

I ended up not reading the flashback of the at all until I ended the novel and it was actually better that way. Because I knew the motivation behind some of the actions of the ML. Who seems like a... more>> jerk in the flashback but is really just young.

This story is actually great to reread, I should know I reread it already twice. Definitely give this one a try.


So the entire time you are waiting for someone to figure out that he is the same zhou as the one who died. And the reveal is so worth the wait.

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lorry rated it
November 14, 2018
Status: c71
I haven't read the other stories from this author, but from what I've gathered they really like angst, unrequited love, and as*hole MLs, so if drama and angst isn't your cup of tea, go now.

MC got involved with ML, and only later discovers to his heartbreak that ML was only using him as a substitute for his unrequited love, his sister's boyfriend, to whom MC bears a resemblance. MC tries to break it off, and ends up in what appears to be a fatal accident... only to wake up transmigrated... more>> into the body of a comatose person who shares the same name as himself.

He swore to make use of this second chance, and avoid ML and live his life. But fate has other plans.


MC meets ML, who fixates on him because of his uncanny resemblance to MC's original body, who ML refuses to believe is truly dead as there was no body recovered. MC just assumes ML is fixated on him because ML sees his resemblance to ML's brother-in-law again.

ML all these years is grieving for MC, whom he realized too late he was actually in love with. He was shaken to see the current MC and later coerces MC into a relationship as a substitute for the original MC, while MC just assumes ML is using him again as a substitute for his unrequited love, ML's bro-in-law.

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Sceer rated it
June 25, 2019
Status: --
There are things that happened in this story that made me so angry

1. ML used MC as a substitute for WYD

2.... more>>

ML is unreasonably jealous to LX because LX loves MC but ML punishes MC for it



ML tied up MC so that he can't attend a conference (because LX and MC are in this film together and he is a motherf*cker who thinks he can control people) thus he wasn't able to star in the film



Using rebirth MC as a substitute to the original MC.


And the Major Spoiler of all


ML thought he liked WYD due to a film he saw but it was actually the MC as a stunt double for WYD


For me the story was beautifully written but I just don't like the ML at all. There are people who likes a male lead that is a scum at first then try to fix his mistakes. I also like to read novels like these sometimes but this is too much. Angst is used to develop the plot instead of the plot giving the readers the feeling of angst (Am I making sense? Lol)



WYD wronged ML and MC many times but the face slapping isn't satisfactory at all. He is still doing well because he is married to ML's sister.


If you like this kind of story then read it. <<less
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Farid_san rated it
November 10, 2019
Status: --
what baffled me so much was just what kind of true love that ML supposed to has actually? The MC died and yet the ML find another person that resemble him to be f*cked and be the replacement of MC? It's good that the person ended up being the reborn MC, but if you think of it again at the broader sense, the whole idea is actually really f*cked up. Like you say, as long as ML can f*ck someone to replace MC actually there's no reason for MC to... more>> exist at all. There's no real romance or true love within it. Everything was greatly written, for this I really respect the author and the translator, but the angst and tragedy really make this story as an unhealthy romance, one sided abuse, scum ML, and hopelessly masochist MC. The whole idea of this romance are dark and unhealthy, it makes me cringe and my heart feel uncomfortable.

Well but if you just want to cry, bawling your eyes off, abusing your heart without care about the whole idea, then this story is definitely a 5 stars! It's translated and written greatly <<less
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yunxjae rated it
December 10, 2019
Status: --
4.5 / 5 Stars from me.

If you love to read dumb seme that realized his feeling after the uke is gone—you will love this. HAHAHAHA.

I seriously feel like to punch the ML at first. Like bruh, wake the f*ck up! And the MC... ah, the MC is a cinnamon roll, like a spicy cinnamon roll?
But in the end, you will feel bad for the ML. Like, both MC and ML is suffered.

Just read. The plot is good and did not make you bored.
I finished this... more>> story only a few days.

And thank you very much for the translation.<3 <<less
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thebadgirl05 rated it
November 28, 2019
Status: --
I knew things were about to be full of misunderstandings and a lot of dogblood just after reading a few chapters but I clearly didn't expect that my expectations were still off by a mile.

The story is great, that much I can say but from my point of view, I found it unbearable to continue any longer after reaching nearly half of the story.

Sorry but I just have to say that I hate both the MC and the ML. Frankly speaking, second chances are definitely possible but it still has... more>> a limit. For the ML to degrade the MC so much with such condescending attitude and for MC to evenlet that slide and basically forgive the person who ruined his life, I find it annoying and the plot line completely sucked away all my enthusiasm.

Honestly speaking, it would have better been off if the MC became acquainted with someone else. I just can't accept the ML, not with everything he did. Sorry is sorry, but could it change what already happened?

One is a masochist, the other a sadist. But if other readers don't care about these and want to simply read a happy ever after then go ahead, it's still good but simply didn't jive with my principles. The story was well written and the translation is good. <<less
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Staringatastar rated it
September 22, 2019
Status: Completed
As the translator mentions, this book is similar to others by the same author, with similar theme of misunderstandings, side love interests used to invite jealousy, and awful characters that do 180 after realizing their emotions too late.

I enjoyed the story and the angst, but I can see how it might not be for everyone.
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ikitty03 rated it
August 27, 2019
Status: c109
I love this story so much. It similar to the story You’ve Got Mail: A Cautionary Tale. ZhouXiang is in love with his lover so much; he became clingy. While his lover just used him as a substitute and not sure he love ZhouXiang back. The story is straight forward, tells about the couple a lot, there is misunderstood, and twist and turn. It talk about ZhouXiang past life before he got new ZhouXiang body. This definitely need be read.
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joun rated it
August 11, 2019
Status: c93
The story is too abusive ! I hate this kind of setting but it's just too good ! I am so pissed ! I avoided this kind of abuse for decades (of reading and I had to succumb from this one.

Dont start if you cant bear the emotional abuse because this story is very addictive and well writed.

You were warned !
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Achiless rated it
December 30, 2019
Status: Completed
This novel is so incredibly sad that it can make you cry throughout it. And also there is so much drama and I think that I'm not the only sucker for it. There are so many misunderstandings that you know as a reader but the characters don't and it just had me screaming.

The story isn't really focused on any other plot other than the romance between the main characters, so it should be purely read as a romance novel.

Btw a warning: the ML is a fking as*hole that I think... more>> everyone agrees on. But that's acceptable because
-the MC knows that and shows it
-it adds to the drama
-the author doesn't romanticise his toxic behavior.

Just read it and have a good cry. <<less
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earlgreyt rated it
December 25, 2019
Status: Completed
Enjoy drama / angst / hidden-identies / separation / reunion / fake-amnesia / type stories?! ヽ (〃 &Gt;∇<) ノ

You've come to the right place! (。・//ε//・。) I would recommend this if you're tired of super "pure" fictional characters. Both MC and ML have had previous relationships and they don't pretend to be anything other than hook-ups in the beginning.

Although I was super irritated at the ML in the first part of the book, I felt that by the end, he did get his retribution and it was pretty satisfactory. Also, I... more>> liked that the flashback/first-relationship was only about 1/4 of the story. I enjoyed the post-rebirth part and how the MC tried to make it work in his new body.

For me, none of the characters acted too annoying or immature. The ML is pretty spoiled/self-centered (but he's like super young), and the MC's personality is very generous/chill/easy-going, so I can see how they work together. The hiding/angst is very strong (esp. After the MC was reborn and pretended he didn't know anyone) but I don't think any of the misunderstandings dragged for very long. Generally, the MC would confront the ML pretty quickly with his issues (within a couple days), so I support this couple's communication. <<less
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T1t4n14 rated it
November 8, 2019
Status: Completed
it’s a great story, with enough angst, conflict and conclusion.
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izayaYY rated it
September 25, 2019
Status: --
I usually avoid melodrama and angst and this one is really full of it, complete with misunderstandings, jealous side characters, love triangle and tragedy. My heart was abused many many times, feeling continuous heartache for both MC and ML. This author really likes to make you cry haha

While sometimes the drama felt too contrived, the characters for the most part were coherent and realistic. The author delves deep into the couple's feelings and mindset, going into every little bit of heartache and pain but often repeating too much of the... more>> same thing over and over. As the translators mentioned, the author likes drama and her other book that I read before "Beloved enemy" does have the same vibe.

It is really a good read, very well written and translated, solid characters grounded in realism and with some good smut but not a book I would read again because of too much abuse on my heart haha <<less
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Baekyeol999 rated it
September 18, 2019
Status: Completed
Very good story! Thank you for translating this story :)
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Ritu rated it
July 20, 2019
Status: c71
The plot is quite good. The characters are also good. I like the MC . But its a story full of misunderstanding and regrets. And sprinkled in with one or two dubious consent sex.

The relationship is quiet toxic so read af your own violation.
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