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.

Reborn as My Love Rival’s Wife average rating 4.7/5 - 224 user ratings
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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... more>> how 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... 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.


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? <<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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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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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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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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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.

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The extra story feels a little bit out of place, but not overly so

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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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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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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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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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newcumber rated it
May 14, 2017
Status: c18
The funniest story I've read in a long time. If you're looking for a light, comedic fluff-novel, then this is the story for you! I was literally laughing out loud reading this. It's absolutely hilarious. I can't wait for the next couple chapters to come out!
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Nana (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧ rated it
April 28, 2017
Status: Completed
Su Jian, a common chinese man, suddenly died and have his soul transferred into a body of young woman whom already married with Mr. Popular back in his university days.

The series is as hilarious as the summary. Every chapter will make you laugh, there's no bitter misunderstanding nor useless drama. The character is extremely likeable (beside the villain of course). There's a need to understand some slang/chinese literature (which thankfully provided by the translator!) to further enjoying the story. Definitely recommended!
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Arnissan rated it
March 24, 2017
Status: c14
Finally a gender bender romance that's portrayed realistically (at least so far). And it's incredibly funny and well translated.

The chinese romcom trope of everyone looking like a gods and goddesses is a bit annoying but it does not detract too much from the overall experience.

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Arina-chan rated it
September 10, 2017
Status: c24
I found the first few chapters a bit bland, but as the story progresses I think that the story has become smoother and hilarious, so I really recommend people to give this a try even when you don't like the gender bender genre!
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Ytalani rated it
August 28, 2017
Status: Completed

One of the most interesting story that I'd read. I didn't want to read it at first, since BL doesn't suit my taste and I thought it's a trap, but I was wrong. The only trap was the Mc's spirit, but overall it's a fun and entertaining. She didn't fell automatically to the ML and I really enjoyed their interactions and antics.

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Shuc49 rated it
April 19, 2017
Status: c16
Do not let the gender bender tag put you off. Think of it as a sudden change of personality rather than a migration of the soul.

Regardless, this story is incredibly sweet, heartwarming and just cute overall. All the other 5-Star reviews aren't being exaggerated. Read it, thoust shalln't regret it.
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Fangirl rated it
October 16, 2017
Status: c5
At first I thought it's just a fluffy Chinese type of genderbend, but after reading it I can't STOP! The misunderstanding between the MC and the Male lead was too funny in a cute way. The translation was great although there are many Chinese slang but bearable. The plot was unique, and I honestly think this is a good novel. If you're looking for romance/ comedy light novel then read it. It'll give you diabetes. You'd been warned. 5 starts!
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