Reborn as My Love Rival’s Wife


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There once was a very popular question on the internet:

If one morning, you woke up and realized that your gender had changed, what would be your first reaction?

And someone on the internet had famously responded:

First, give your bros a good time!

Su Jian remembered that when he saw this reply, he had slapped the table to express his admiration. What a good bro! Such loyalty!

But now that he actually encountered this strange situation himself, he could only feel an extremely ball-breaking alarm, shocked grief, and frightened anger. F**k your mom! Ah, f**k! F**k it!

Oh, a correction. The above is grammatically incorrect. After all, poor Classmate Su Jian doesn’t have balls anymore.

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New LiterallyNobody
January 16, 2022
Status: ss 11
This is my first time reading a novel about genderbender and I might say it's good and quite enjoyable.

At first, when I read the flashback about the ML's first love (Ji girl) I was kinda worried? Disappointed? Because Ji girl and ML were already childhood friend, Ji girl has influenced and became a part of ML's life and whole identity.

But then, at the same time it was refreshing because most ML in chinese novel either already in love with the FL or will only fall in love with FL.

Anyways, it... more>> was a good story. It was written and translated amazingly. Also, I liked how the author create the MC, every actions MC did was in accordance to the fact that MC's mind and soul is a guy and grown up man.

MC didn't became too feminine which also fit MC's original orientation. Also, the ML's part isn't kind of cliché like overbearing one or super possessive. Although, I really want to see ML's reaction if he knew that the MC is a real guy. <<less
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Xiao Liu
New Xiao Liu
January 5, 2022
Status: Completed
Really glad I chose to read this. It's my first gender bender book and it was great. I like that the guy didn't just become girly when the switch happened and worked his way through getting accustomed to an entirely new body and life while still keeping certain aspects of himself.
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RozenKristal rated it
August 25, 2016
Status: Completed
I was the translator for this one and read it to the end so my review is pretty much for the whole thing. The adult tag doesn't mean a lot of s*x. It is more like: "beware, this is serious romance." So if you are looking for "smut", you probably wouldn't find it here. Sure there is some hot steamy actions, but the character development is the strong point in this one. This novel is a funny and lighted-heart romance, like a cup of tea you enjoy every morning in... more>> a middle of a bunch of xianxia. Btw, I love every chapter I read ;P

Edit: we still translating it, but real life obstructs our release time to time....
Edit 2: wait til you read the 11 extras, top notch comedy :))
Edit 3: Another team has started to picked up where we left off, anyhow, guys, please push for more gender bender novels on the forum, we NEED MOAR! <<less
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newbage rated it
June 2, 2017
Status: c19
Bottomline Up Front: It's good. You should it. I'm ~90% sure that you'll still like this one, even if you're averse to gender bender novels in general. Now on to the main review:

Let me preface this review by saying that I myself have never been into the gender bender genre. TBH I found this novel by cycling through the recommendations list on an action-oriented soul-migration series. I was actually about to pass on this when I saw it was a gender bender. What piqued my curiosity, though, was how... more>> the score was so high, and how it already had so many ratings submitted (135 at the time) when there hadn't even been 20 chapters released (I immediately pass on anything under 4.2 rating, and without a minimum of 30 votes).

Somewhat baffled, I scrolled down to read the written reviews. At the time, out of the 14 reviews that readers had actually taken the time and effort to write, there was only a single 4 star review. The rest were full 5-star reviews. This was fairly unusual, so I decided to give it a shot. And as you might've guessed. I do not regret it.

The main character's persona is your standard internet and meme savvy Joe Blow. Male, aged 29. IT department grunt. He's everything that you would expect of someone with that backstory. Knows games, knows anime, knows pop culture references. What stood out to me was how developed and natural the MC's thoughts, and reactions were. It's to the extent that, having done no background research on the novel's publication, I cannot tell whether the author is a man or a woman.

On the one hand, the MC's characterization and streams of consciousness were so realistic and detailed that it's difficult to believe that the author is not a man. On the other hand, the author portrays the difficulty of having to suddenly adapt to a female body (including biological hiccups, and challenges related to gender-specific social expectations) so well that it's hard to believe the author isn't a woman. It no doubt takes a combination of high IQ and high EQ alongside a significant degree of gender awareness to pull something like this off.

That alone would've made the novel an okay read. What makes it truly excellent is how consistent and on-point the humor is, and how entertaining the dynamic between the two main leads are, thus far. I found myself laughing out loud at least once every chapter -- usually more. This is highly condensed, quality fun.

Having caught up with the most recent translations, and feeling that my horizons had been broadened, I decided to look into other gender bender series. I clicked through recommendations; read synopses, ratings, and reviews; and surprised myself. Turns out I still had the same feeling of apathy and rejection I initially had when I first set eyes on Reborn As my Love Rival's Wife's novel updates page. I had zero interest in picking up any of that titles I perused. It turns out that I'm still biased against genders. It probably has something to do with whether I (believe I) can empathize with the MC. It's the same reason I don't read Shojou or Josei novels.

Conclusion: I started out averse to gender benders, and I still am. I also really like this novel. Yep. It's that good. You should read it. <<less
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Action rated it
March 16, 2017
Status: Completed
Reborn as my love rival's wife is a hidden gem of a romance novel. And trust me, I've read my fair share. We get to see Su Jian, the MC, slowly progress from loathing An Yizhe to accepting him to liking him to admitting "okay I guess I've fallen in love with my love rival 囧囧".

Through this journey, the romance is cute and sweet (and can get a little r-rated sometimes). What really sells this book though, is the comedy. Su Jian always has me cracking up, whether it be with his frank remarks, internal monologue, or imaginary scenarios. Whatever situation is thrown at Su Jian, he always handles it in the most bizarre and hilarious manner.

What do you do when girls are hitting up your beloved An Yizhe? Normally, people would shoo them away, or say, "Sorry he's taken." Instead, Su Jian strikes up the brilliant notion of calling out to An Yizhe, saying, "Honey, let's go to the hospital to check the results of your AIDS test. Whether it's positive or negative, I'll still love you." As expected, the girls scamper away.


Really, Su Jian is the highlight of the story. He is a 28-year-old computer technician who loves video games. He is a bonafide male who lusts after pretty girls (sadly he never got with one). Well, he was all that, until "he" became a "she". Regardless, Su Jian is straightforward and a little dimwitted, but charming nonetheless. Even if you don't like gender bender, this novel is worth a shot. Personally, I'm not too into boy/boy love stories but this book was worth it. It's kind of like how even if you don't like science fiction, Ender's Game is still worth a go. My only complaint is: WHY CAN'T THIS BE LONGER?
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ylial rated it
October 5, 2019
Status: c11
Due to everyone's review, I was excited to read this. However reading the first few chapters failed my expectation.

The MC is 29y/o and almost 30. Although, he could not accept to be reborn in a girl's body, yrs of experience should make him eventually adapt. But from what was written, he acted like a teenage girl throwing tantrums.

The story is quite funny but it lacks depth. Don't want to waste my time;Will probably drop.
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JetonS rated it
March 3, 2017
Status: c5
I was honestly afraid after seeing the gender bender tag but the romance was so sweet and the story was so well driven that it didn't bother me for the least. If you're looking for a sweet romance novel where you can laugh and distract yourself, you should read this one. There is no much of a plot, it's just pure romance, the whole world building just brings the romance.

One last thing that was a positive point, the gender bender tag wasn't only there to satisfy some weird fetishes like... more>> other novels, the author actually developed all the consequences and struggles that came from a being a transgender. 5/5 for this point <<less
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Walter vi Britannia rated it
May 16, 2018
Status: Completed
Not just my favorite gender bender of all time, but my most favorite romance story of all time.

I have read a lot of gender bender mangas and novels. But I only prefer gender bender romance to be male-to-female where the gender bended person falls for a male lead. This was so good that I went and read the raws with google translate with much difficulty (which I never do btw).

So if you need any recommendations in this category that I like, I can tell you that there is nobody who... more>> knows more than me in this world.

But you'll never find something as good as this ever in your life. Even if you don't like this genre, just the comedy alone is enough for anyone to start reading this.

The MC is just too loveable and amazing, the story plays out mostly like a common household soap opera that old ladies watch but the MC's commentary on it just makes it so amazing. The romance is SOOO good. Like, the author put so much dedication on the development. The MC being a straight guy before, falling for someone he once thought he hated, his thoughts and reactions were so real. And I just love how the ML didn't give up and kept trying to get the MC to be with him even though it was the hardest thing in the entire world, cause MC just doesn't see him as a love interest at all. On top of that the ML didn't even have a single clue about how romance worked, a lonely virgin rich guy playing at the most hardest to get girl in the entire universe, and he won. That's amazing.


P.S. It was so funny when the MC found out s/he was pregnant. Their first time with each other might be the most convoluted first time anybody could ever have... and they still made it kinda romantic, and funny. Su Jian doesn't really make a good mother but she's the best wife a man could ever ask for. (out of the few chapters that's about after they have their children, she already made them cry twice)

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SpicySugar rated it
July 25, 2018
Status: Completed
This is really good. It's fun to read. The ending is also satisfying the only thing didn't satisfy me was

he never told the ML his secret. Not that it matters, well it's still fine cuz it has a good ending which is to my liking



They had a three children btw

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Nic rated it
March 7, 2018
Status: Completed
No need to think twice. This novel is highly recommended! I admire the fact that the MC did not fall in love immediately with the ML. MC, as a former straight male, was having difficulties getting intimate with the ML because he still believes that he is a man and that he should end up with a woman. However as they pass the days interacting with each other, they slowly got comfortable and it was Yize (ML) who first realized that he loves Jian Jian (MC).

... more>>

When Yize finally decided to confess, he invited Jian Jian to go on a travel which the latter agreed to. Unfortunately, the confession did not go well as Jian Jian was so surprised and had conflicting feelings towards the confession. Nonetheless, Yize was not discouraged and was even willing to wait for Jian Jian and that their previous agreement is no longer valid because he will never agree to a divorce. Jian Jian later on came into understanding how good Yize treated him and thought that there's no harm in giving themselves a try.


This is a feel-good novel. For me, there are no hateful characters which is something rare. Jian Jian is one of the most lovable characters I've ever encountered after reading countless web novels! ;) <<less
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Awesome Sauce
Awesome Sauce
August 24, 2016
Status: --
After the first chapter, I knew that my buried interest in gender bender stories have once again resurfaced. The title tells you everything of what the story is about, and I absolutely cannot wait to read more!

How will our male MC change? Will he fall in love with his new husband who he hates with a passion? Will he learn to act more feminine, and more importantly, accept being a woman? Will his love rival realize that this person with his wife's appearance, is in fact not her?

It's only been... more>> the first chapter, and I'm looking forward more! (5/5) <<less
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Arsa rated it
January 26, 2018
Status: Completed
I never thought I would love this novel... I like yaoi but bender gender is a no no for me. The reviews is what convince me to try it out and I would say one of the best decision ever... This is such a fun read... Super super love it
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hayazi96 rated it
August 28, 2017
Status: --
I had a lot to say, but most of the reviews above or below have basically said it all.

Gender Bender; A genre in which most people avoid for reasons not interoperable to me.

Comedy; dimwit MC does funny stuff now that he's a rich guys wife. Husband and Wife just so happen to be in a fake marriage, that is clearly gonna become real. But with a dimwit who can't understand how truly womanly "she" is as an adorable girl, with what I can only find... child-like innocence, who still fantasized... more>> herself as a "oppa" (it's fkn slang of some sort). A workaholic who is bad with both understanding feelings and expressing them, to the point he barely knows he has them in a sense. AKA COMEDY GOLD. <<less
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MissQ rated it
August 24, 2016
Status: c26
I've read some of the raws since the first chapter was very interesting.

And let me say yes, it's very interesting, many chapters had me laughing to no end. The female MC is pretty dense in some aspects. Only thing is that there is an Adult tag on this novel, but I'm on chapter 26 and nothing has happened.
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lottie rated it
October 17, 2017
Status: Completed
Great story!


Eventually, the MC has a change of heart, though not in mind. He falls in love with the ML but doesn't really acknowledge it until much later. After their first time that they've done the deed they became more intimate with each other. There's a lot of fluffy romance and funny moments. It's a light read with not much drama.


It's a short read with only 97chapters. Truly satisfying!

Overall, it's a good novel that I will highly recommend.
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April 6, 2017
Status: --
I'm not gonna talk about how good it is because I think almost all of the previous comments about this only talks those things. The story is about the guy who's soul got transferred into his Love rival's "Wife". You do not have to worry about how the guy love HER because he thought he's his "Wife" because the marriage thing is just a plain contract/ business. The story will progress in a slow and sweet way with comedy tailing it. The guy for me is quite simple despite of... more>> his always stone-like face. He's easily moved especially when the FM MC's appearance looks so sweet and her open and comfortable personality. And the FM MC will also start to have a good impression for the M MC slowly as the guy is always caring. I think the most thing that's been holding him back is the fact that he takes his one sided BAD BLOOD against the male MC and that's what's funny.

This novel like they say is a hidden jewel. Do not be scared of the Gender Bend tag, this novel will tie you with your gadget all day and will make you crack up laughing like an insane person. <<less
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YoriMei rated it
May 4, 2019
Status: ss 11
One of the best Chinese novel's I've ever read. It's so fluffy that if you dropped it from a 10 story building all it would do is bounce.

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the MC is hilarious and refreshingly one of a kind. Because of her male oriented mindset, it gives her a very, very hilarious and interesting world view. ML has a gorgeous childhood friend? Rather than stewing in jealousy, she wants to quickly see how pretty they are and moon over their face! She's a breath of fresh air and her unexpected actions leads everyone by the nose. On the other hand, the ML is less outstanding (typical CEO attractive but cold, naive golden boy), but he meshes well with the MC. Rather than rooting for the MC to survive/get her ML, it's more like rooting for the ML to get the MC!

Plotwise, it's a very straightforward love story of them slowly falling for each other. There are others who try to get between them, but they are very quickly stomped out and resolved. I won't spoil, but the side story plot is actually my favorite!!

Overall, there's nothing complicated or truly original about this story, but Su Jian is such an intriguing character that she (he?) makes this entire thing worth the read. <<less
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owlzeyes rated it
January 1, 2018
Status: Completed
Honestly, this novel has been sitting on my "to read" for a while. I was kind of hesitant about reading it mostly because I'm not a fan of gender bender and I thought the protagonist was going to give me second-hand embarrassment. But once I did start reading I couldn't stop laughing. The protagonist is freaking hilarious. The leads' interactions are so interesting. The protagonist is ridiculous but not in a bad way. The plot has more too it then the usual sweet love novel stories but not as intense... more>> and overdramatic has the ones with like 3000+ chapters. I would also like to add that I really loved the Male Lead. Aside from having the perfect, and cold attitude as characteristics he also has a vulnerable side. It makes you really root for him to finally obtain love. Basically, he's not an ass or the typical one-dimensional perfect male lead. One thing that was kind of frustrating was how slow the protagonist was at catching on to his feelings. Like it took freaking a while before feelings were realized. But other than that it was really good. Highly recommend. <<less
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CaptainBunny rated it
November 12, 2016
Status: c2
I've read the entire raw of this story, using google translate, and I LOVE it soooo much it's extremely funny. I love all the characters and its just a great read. I highly recommend it and hopefully, someone takes the time to properly translate the whole thing because it's so funny and romantic.
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hejikkk rated it
July 11, 2021
Status: Completed
???? what??? why did I enjoy that????

this novel basically had a mashup of everything that I wasn't into (only picked it up due its ratings) and somehow managed to become one of my favourites

    • Plot: 4.5/5
        • There are contract marriages. There are misunderstandings. There are cliches. But everything was done exceptionally well. The romance made sense. It wasn't rushed despite the contract marriage, and I think the gender bender tag even ended up helping its natural development. Good pacing and ending as well. Thoroughly impressed with this one.
    • Characters: 4/5
        • The MC is great and I love the ML! I also really liked the fact that the MC kept his pronouns and personality after changing. Most of the supporting cast is pretty fleshed out too and there wasn't any sort of unnecessary dog-blood drama going around in the family either, even though it was high society... a breath of fresh air, really. Bonus points also go to the MC for being an anime and gintama fan; the author has good taste ;)
    • Comedy: 5/5
        • I seriously don't think I've laughed this much while reading a novel, ever since maybe Legend of Sun Knight. READ FOR GREAT SHENANIGANS
tldr; don't be too hesitant at the gender bender tag, its not what you'd expect. 10/10 would recommend.
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Vjha rated it
October 9, 2020
Status: Completed
MC is driving force of the story. (MC refers to himself as "he" throughout the story although he turned into a "she" in the start of the story, so I am going to continue referring to him as "he".) He adds a lot of humor to the story and really sets the pace. He is kind of oblivious, yet at the same time shamelessly uses his feminine wiles (teary eyes, soft voice) to get what he wants. I think one of the things I liked most is that despite ML... more>> having a past unrequited love, he lets himself fall in love without the usual (and frankly annoying, especially when they aren't well-written) internal conflicts. I really like the extras about MC reuniting with his family from his first life. MC's brother from the first life really deserved it. As someone with siblings, I know I would have been heartbroken if (god forbid) I went through what the MC's brother did. So, I am really glad that MC's bro also got a happy ending. <<less
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Clurnzs rated it
November 12, 2019
Status: Completed
I binge read this for two days.

It is short so obviously the story is not drag. Its so funny. The interaction between the two leads is entertaining.

I can’t stop myself laughing out loud.

Thats it. Its fun to read. You won’t see any heavy plot or overly villain antagonist.

PS This has the best side story I have ever read.
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