Return of the Goddess


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When she left the capital city, she was fat, chubby and white in everybody’s eyes. When she returned to the capital city, she was perfect; a goddess in everybody’s eyes.

A reporter once asked her: What do you think is most important for a woman?

She simply smiled and answered: The most important thing is to be good to ourselves.

When a person has a crush, other than the person himself, no one will know.

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Nữ Thần Trở Về
Related Series
Just Blame Me For Being Blind in the Beginning (5)
Hidden Marriage (4)
Hello, Wife! (4)
Perfect Secret Love: The Bad New Wife is a Little Sweet (2)
Trial Marriage Husband: Need to Work Hard (2)
The Rice Pot Next Door (2)
Recommendation Lists
  1. Entertainment Industry Goodness
  2. best male lead
  3. Sweet Adult Mature Love
  4. Fluffy Transmigration
  5. Modern Day

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01/08/20 Isohungry Translations c40-44
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06/10/19 Isohungry Translations c32
06/09/19 Isohungry Translations c31
05/26/19 Isohungry Translations c30
05/20/19 Isohungry Translations c29
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06/19/18 Isohungry Translations c28
05/30/18 karnikatranslation c27
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Shinygold13 rated it
February 18, 2018
Status: Completed
A fairly good story almost like Hidden Marriage but not quite as the MC's character is more somber or dare I say, melancholic? This personality stems from a heartbreaking past and unlike Hidden Marriage's Ning Xi whose reason for entering showbiz ... more>>

is to fulfill her dream to be an actress

. One can even draw a comparison between the two protagonists with RoG's MC a more calculating individual than the MC of HM.

Now, even though I wrote that these two novels are alike but this similarity is only in the atmosphere or the overall vibe that they delivered. That feeling that there is more to it than just what is in the surface.

The characters are well-developed and the pace of the novel give each a personality that is distinctive and realistic. There is also the right amount of fluff which balances the mystery-like part in the latter half of the novel. Another thing to note is the ML, I love how the author portrayed his character. He really is a doting man to the point that I know without a doubt that he will always, and I really mean always, stand by MC's side.

He, himself, admitted that he will be happy to be used by MC and later on, confessed to the MC that even though he wants everyone to know that she is his woman he doesn't want others to say that she is hugging his thigh --to which the MC joked that she is not hugging his thigh, she is hugging his waist


Lastly, this is an entertaining read that is not a waste of time. One of the good modern/showbiz romance novels in novelupdates that I gladly recommend to those searching for a worthwhile novel of the same genre. <<less
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Chattyxx rated it
June 1, 2018
Status: Completed
So I finished this book by reading the raws, and I just felt I had to leave a review.

So this book is literally one of the best Chinese novels I've read recently. If you're expecting some MC who just turns around and relies on her bf for everything then I think this is NOT the book for you. I can't say anything about the translation because I did not read it, but the original book is written really well! The main character is very three dimensional, and the male lead... more>> very devoted. I've read quite a few novels where the male lead comes off kind of overtly 2D because of how obsessed they are, but this male lead? Nope. He's patient and caring and very nice to the female lead.

I also really really like the female lead's behaviour and her way of thinking, she's very independent, but not to the extent where she's the kind of character that come off as too stubborn and refusing everyone's help. She's very likeable as people have mentioned above!


The female lead is very strong, and very very smart. Her back story is very tragic and I cried while reading about her, but it's made her into a super admirable person! Also her interactions with her manager and this rich girl who liked the male lead is very sweet! (Another part that I really like!)

The male lead is really very devoted and cares for the female lead a lot, like how he treats her is exactly what they call 捧在手里怕摔了,含在嘴里怕化了. To put it simply he's very careful with her and he really takes care of her a lot. He's always there for her, but he respects her space as well. And I think their love story is very sweet. They love each other a lot and it's super cute!


加油 to the translator! Hope that you continue translating and share this gem of a story with everyone! <<less
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Alvory rated it
March 1, 2018
Status: c14
Okay so far I am liking this story better than HM aka Hidden Marriage, one is the length of the chapters, it isn’t more than a hundred, unlike HM which is 2000+ and second is the personality of the Main Character, her personality is really easy to like and unlike most MC she isn’t loud or brash. The MC isn’t dumb so she probably will fall in love and won’t be dense for like 1000 chapters unlike someone. As the ML hasn’t appeared yet, I am not making any assumptions... more>> but I hope it doesn’t disappoint me <<less
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MisheruBookish rated it
March 13, 2018
Status: Completed
This story is a jewel! I read the rest of the story through MTL.
There are similarities with "Just blame me for being blind in the beginning" and this story.

... more>>

Just like in Just Blame Me, the MC is also a beautiful lady, a striving actress and has an OP CEO boyfriend.

The difference is that the MC had a really tragic life that you cant just help but pity her. You cant help but empathize with everything she went through and wonder how she overcome or rather cope with all the pain she had.

Its not all fluffy stuff but some eye opener tidbits that will make you cheer and look forward for the MC's future.


Please continue to support and translate this story, you wont regret it. <<less
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hevaLaLuna rated it
June 4, 2019
Status: c23
Normally this type of novel with a cool, calculated heroine set in modern times is exactly what I like most. The Male Lead ruins it for me because he is way too sweet, too clingy and always lurking. It would have been a much more enjoyable read if he had some type of personality outside of being a deux-ex-machina for the Heroine. He simply solves all her problems from the background so he robs her of her <<strong independent woman>> characteristic the novel wants to portray. She might be a... more>> stay at home wife since all the good things and opportunities given to her are simply the Male Lead pulling the strings in the background and she, the gullible fish just keeps gobbling up his scraps.

It's a pity since I really like her style, the fact that she is feminine and not a tomboy <<who is just not like other girls>>, knows how to behave and assess the situation around her and her lack of naiveté so common in c-novels. But the Male Leak kills this for me. It would have been better to meet him only after she made a name for herself and be a power couple together. <<less
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frostcrystal rated it
June 16, 2019
Status: c32
I really want to like it, but the way it's written just feels so boring to me. Quite a lot has happened and yet I don't feel like anything has. Some of the minor characters tend to be confusing as well.
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May 8, 2019
Status: Completed
This is a great story if you recently read something that made you want to strangle the ML and slap some sense into the female lead.

Our female lead here is smart, capable, and gives no f*cks. There is no maybe this maybe that faintheartedness, no tolerance for BS, no forgive you once only to allow the other person to come back stronger. No concern about maintaining "face."

She takes care of business, and I love her for it.

The ML is sweet (to her only), a pillar of strength willing to be... more>> vulnerable (with her only), and overall a great guy. He also is not concerned with maintaining "face" if it means hurting the ones he loves. He's not some arrogant big boss in front of her, nor is he some puppy. He's a man in love with a woman, and she sees him that way as well.

This novel likes to joke about how dogblooded other novels/dramas are, while the characters that matter within make logical, refreshing choices.

Highly recommend this breath of fresh air ^^ <<less
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August 4, 2018
Status: Completed
How good is this? Good enough for me to binged this from ch1 to end with google translate's help.

I can only compare this story to author's other stories, TBaVW/8TT, this one is a bit lower in terms of realism and antagonist's IQ.

I repeat 3x, compare to author's other stories, compare to author's other stories, compare to author's other stories.

If you're looking for strong female lead that's not mary sue and have an actual personality & brain, read this. (And author's other stories, author is god, they're all great)
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ShampooBear19 rated it
July 12, 2019
Status: Completed
A male lead who is too good to be true, but I like!

The story itself is not exactly tragic but the female lead has pretty tragic past in this book is mostly about how the female lead came back to get revenge. Her past are slowly revealed throughout the story.

Be warned that there will be a lot of crying but there is not much complications. The second female lead is even likeable. The story is a pretty smooth ride.

If you are looking to those strories with too much family life... more>> complications, you will be highly disappointed. This novel is pretty simple, straight to the point and a good read in between thick novels that eats up too much brain juice. <<less
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emmyazzy rated it
September 10, 2018
Status: Completed
This novel is a very enjoyable read. This is the third novel that I have read from this author. Honestly, unlike the other two novels that I have read from this author where they are Eight Treasure Trousseau and Hello Wife!, I feel that this novel is not as “dramatic” as compared to these two.

The plot isn’t too heavy in this novel. I have always admired the author’s “teachings” in the other two novel. Although this novel doesn’t consist as many “teachings” as compared to the other two said novels,... more>> I feel that the novel isn’t lacking at all. There is foreshadowing in this novel it may not be as much as ETT but it still keeps the suspense. As readers, you would want to know what happened to the female lead and why she is acting this way. It is quite exciting that it made me read finish this novel in a day (with lack of sleep). This is clearly thanks to the amazing author. The novels by this author is written so well and I am very excited to read the other novels.

The romance in this novel is sweet especially regarding how caring the male lead is.

I honestly love the part on the confession the most. The hesitation and the built up energy to confess after hearing what the female lead said and wanted. It is very sweet. Other examples would be how the male lead did not hesitate to trust the female lead. Of course, there was once he hesitated but he slowly realised that it is not worth thinking about since he only can’t bear to part with the female lead.

I believe the male lead loved the female lead ever since he was young hence it starts from a crush and it deepens slowly by his care and concern towards the female lead. The female lead however even though it is not clearly written on how she fell in love but by reading my interpretation is that she fell in love because she knows and sees that the male lead’s care and love in his eyes which I believe made her think that it is hard for her not to love the male lead. I feel that this novel is written in a way that is to show and not to tell. That is why, at first I have also thought maybe the female lead didn’t really love the male lead. However, seeing her actions in reacting to the matter clearly shows her concern.

Also, even though it is a bit off topic, I have read the reviews that some compared this novel to Hidden Marriage. And here are my thoughts regarding their similarities and differences.

I am also a huge fan of HM. But I would say that this novel is indeed better than Hidden Marriage in certain ways. This novel compared to Hidden Marriage contains less drama. Ning Xi in this novel is calm, collected and is someone who is meticulous. She may be counted as cold and less passionate to some but she still express her love and affection even though she doesn’t really show it. The Ning Xi in this novel is more realistic. Ning Xi in HM is much more outgoing and passionate in showing her love. Her personality is much more open and daring. Other examples of similarity would be how the male lead treats the female lead with utmost care. However, there are obvious differences. In this novel, it is honestly not written based on the dramatic scenes that she faced when facing enemies and in her work life as seen in Hidden Marriage. This novel, Return of the goddess is based on snippets of their life and even their love life is not described in details. That is why, I think both novels are good it is just based on what you as a reader like.


In conclusion, this novel is sweet, straightforward and the plot is enough exciting to keep readers to continue reading. The number of chapters is just right as well. I would recommend this novel to anyone that is looking for a novel that has a loving male lead that is “clean”, where he has no other third party involved, and/or readers that are looking for plots that is not too dramatic and over the top. I would not recommend readers that are looking for novels that is focused on the drama of what has happened. This is because as I have stated, the novel doesn’t state all of the details in totality but it is based on important snippets of their lives. <<less
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Vasava viral rated it
June 12, 2019
Status: --
It's damn good man. After reading few chapters I totally fell in love with this novel. MC has many strong points. After few chapters I can't hold myself from reading 😍😍😍😘
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Zefelina rated it
May 21, 2019
Status: c29
Really love this author's works. Every female character has their own personality and FL always thinks for herself first, and not for the man. I agree with the philosophy that a woman should take good care of herself first and not just dedicate her entire life for a man. How many men stay loyal to women because they are good at taking care of their children, running household, cooking and cleaning? When a woman is young and beautiful - everyone flocks her, but when she grows old - who would... more>> want her? Love is a privilege that not many people actually get and being able to differentiate between true and fake is what I like about this author's FLs.

The FL of this novel is good to herself and ruthless to her enemies - not pretending to be a white lotus. She has her silly moments but she is generally portrayed as beautiful and elegant when in public. The ML really likes her from the start but he's a bit awkward in chasing after her. The FL doesn't believe at first that he is sincere in his like, she understands that men like a pretty face first. However, later I believe that she will see the ML's sincerity...

The plot is good for those, who like face-slapping novels (which don't go overboard) and are praise-whores like myself. I like reading about good and happy events so this novel is my cup of tea because the main characters don't suffer much grief (though FL was bullied in the past). <<less
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paperweightcat rated it
January 19, 2019
Status: c28

First of all, for a modern day revenge/romance (think Hidden Marriage) the pacing is super good. 28 chapters in and she's established the start of her career, things are progressing well and there's some mystery. No face slapping of 1D villains to please the reader.

Our MC/FL is realistic and although perfect not so op that you start to disconnect with her. The ML falls for her first, but for reasons unknown (it seems like there's a solid reason for this though).

I guess the only downside is... more>> the backstory is released in trickles, and with the current plot movement and translation rate I may just die before this story is fully translated @[email protected] <<less
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mya04 rated it
September 4, 2018
Status: c28
I really like this author. Each of his novels is very good without any fault. His/her FL are always strong character and create appropriate MLs that can give them enough space to express themselves. Even the length of the novel is just right : not too long but not too short. Just perfect.
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August 7, 2018
Status: Completed
Very satisfying read. Short, sweet, to the point. Love the relationship between the MC and ML!!
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