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. Fuck your mom! Ah, Fuck! Fuck it!

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

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重生成为情敌妻
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Rebirth of Chen An (2)
The Life After Marrying My Sworn Enemy (2)

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03/17/19 Snowy Codex ss 11 (end)
03/17/19 Snowy Codex ss 10
03/17/19 Snowy Codex ss 9
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03/09/19 Snowy Codex ss 5
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02/18/19 Snowy Codex ss 3
01/30/19 Snowy Codex ss 2
01/29/19 Snowy Codex ss 1
12/25/18 Snowy Codex c85
12/25/18 Snowy Codex c84
12/25/18 Snowy Codex c83
12/25/18 Snowy Codex c82
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KuroInfinity
New KuroInfinity rated it
June 23, 2019
Status: Completed
Absolutely the best genderbender story I've ever read. 10/10

I would've liked it if the antagonists were fleshed out a bit more, but other than that, it truly showcases the struggles of a person's psyche as they are forced to deal with the change of their body. The character growth and development of the main character is phenomenally done. Great story, would definitely recommend for anyone into this niche genre.
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bigdipper
New bigdipper rated it
June 8, 2019
Status: --
Honestly, just give it a go.

Both the MC and ML are crack up and their love ends up being very sincere.

For those of you who do not enjoy gender bender, m/m, w/w...I can only say that after you read this, perhaps your views on the world may change just as it had for our MC.
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RozenKristal
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
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
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... more>> 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.
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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.

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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? <<less
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JetonS
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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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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MissQ
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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Walter vi Britannia
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.

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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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Nic
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).

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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.

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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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CaptainBunny
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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SpicySugar
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
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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

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They had a three children btw

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owlzeyes
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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lottie
lottie rated it
October 17, 2017
Status: Completed
Great story!

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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.

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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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hayazi96
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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Czarinananana
Czarinananana
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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Arsa
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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DannyH
DannyH rated it
March 3, 2017
Status: Completed
If you're looking for a cute fluffy story with gender bending as the main theme but not without drama or serious romance and some consummating actions as the fruit of love, this is for you. This is one of the rare gender-bender series that I consider the character development is very realistic, the other one is the The Promotion Record of A Crown Princess. It is probably because of the modern settings that we are already used to. ... more>>
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The extra story feels a little bit out of place, but not overly so

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Rin.Rin
Rin.Rin rated it
January 22, 2019
Status: Completed
I LOVE THIS NOVEL! It's totally to my taste! The MC is HILARIOUS and the ML is so cute and deeply in love with the MC. The MC and ML are simply adorable and I would definitely read this again! It has the right amount of angst and mature content (not very dirty dirty, but its pretty good) and I highly suggest!
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lumiere
lumiere rated it
September 10, 2016
Status: c2
I really like it!! The MC is so funny and the situation he's in is simply hilarious! I can already tell that the next chapters are gonna be very funny ♥ ♥.

The translation is very good, and the two chapters are well structured. So I really recommend it, even thought I hope for the release to be much faster! Thank you very much for translating such a promising novel
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Eirlys92
Eirlys92
February 26, 2018
Status: c54
omg! guys u have to read this... Its so damn entertaining.... its a romcom with lil romance and heaps and loads of comedy.. there are a lot of RoFL moments which just creep up at the end of evry 4-5 chapters.. unlike the title its not a rebirth story, its more of soul transfer, timeline is not changed, our main lead is single guy who has a bad romantic history, all the girls he date din college left him for the same person i.e his love rival... the story starts... more>> when the main lead gets into an accident and dies but his soul enters the body of the girl who incidentally happens to be the wife of his love rival...

So far there is only light drama, light angst and I hope it stays that way, also the update frequency is slow, so I come back every 2 months to catch up. <<less
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Xian Piete
Xian Piete rated it
November 14, 2017
Status: c38
Love it. Great story, its light, fun, characters are interesting and feel human, it uses a few cliches, but they don't feel heavy handed and only add a touch of familiarity. The translation is very good, easily readable.
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