The Escape of Layla


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Layla Ashbury, the Duke’s daughter, has been sleeping for two years. When she woke up, the first thing she learned was that her fiancé, the crown prince, was about to marry her younger sister, Rose. Her parents excused themselves, saying that the Royal Family insisted on marrying into their family, and in the end, it was her younger sister Rose who won. Although it was only a political marriage, Layla truly loved the crown prince; but now her only option was to marry someone else and see her little sister be happy with him.

At the end of her rehabilitation treatment, Layla was able to walk around her house and it was at this point that she decided to enter a monastery on the outskirts of the Imperial Capital, which was famous for “denying access to anyone who wishes to enter”. One day, without telling her parents or the servants themselves about her whereabouts, Layla escapes from her home. But on her way, Layla is caught in the middle of the road by the heavy rain. And at that moment a young wizard appeared, whom she recognized as a famous person, and extended a hand to help her when he saw her deplorable state.

A dreamy love story, which begins with the escape of the Duke’s daughter after a heartbreak.

Associated Names
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Shoushin Koushaku Reijou Reira no Touhikou
The Escape of Layla, the Duke's Heartbroken Daughter.
Related Series
My Fiance is in Love with My Little Sister (1)
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lavenderskye rated it
July 11, 2020
Status: c1 part2
So far it only has one chapter but it is translated well and I like the main character. I generally like these type of 'prince abandons fiancé and she finds someone better' light novels. The intro had the perfect amount of angst so I'm just hoping for fluffy parts later. It has a similar feeling to other Japanese shoujo novels.
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Rareblue rated it
July 16, 2020
Status: c1 part2
I've read this at the manga first and found this at novelupdates. All I can say is I want to k*ll her sister and parents, such a b*tch white lotus, stealing her fiancee and then her fiancee is such an assh*le. I want to get rid of them right away and found her true love. She deserves it. Such a pity, that it's still short update. I hope the translators continue it. I can't wait for the next update.
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July 16, 2021
Status: intro
Damn the other reviewers r so harsh on the other people

if it’s a political marriage, obviously they can’t wait around forever for her to wake up. They don’t even know what she’s going to be like mentally after she wakes up. Is she fit to rule a nation? The younger sister would obviously be a much more practical and stable option. Although, picking the sister of you former fiancé is a bit iffy. I would’ve gone with a different household.

Then as soon as she wakes up and has the physical... more>> ability to leave the house, she runs away? That does not sound like a good future ruler. Running away from all her problems like that? It’s incredibly immature. I don’t care if the queen and king are both b*tches as long as they are greedy enough to fight for their kingdom when they need to. Obviously, if they spend too much, then there’s a problem, but I highly doubt this story includes civil war.

Anyway, that’s enough hate for this little princess, she might cry if I write too much, and her big strong men might get angry with me 😰😰 <<less
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Zedzack rated it
August 29, 2021
Status: c4

Chapter 1

Introduction to self-depreciating fMC and other characters. Include family drama (ntr?) plus sister being pregnant with fmc's now ex-fiance/lover. FMC got depressed.

Chapter 2

Aggravating family antics and FMC wants to run away to a monastery. Running away, she then met a guy, fainted, got kidnapped, and then proposed to.

Chapter 3

FMC talks to MC and his sister. "Even though we just met, when I saw his gentle smile, I felt my chest tighten.".

Chapter 4

"After walking a few steps, Leonhart turned around and waved. I responded by waving back. Seeing his smile warmed my heart. I feel like a wife seeing off her husband".

Excuse me??? What happened to fmc's angst on losing "the person I have always love" to her own sister? It didn't even take a month lol.


The writing feels extremely simplistic and nonchalant. Things just happen for absolutely no reason and the characters feel like they are being shoe-horned into the various tropes. The tone is also all over the place. One moment the character is grieving and self-depreciating, the next she's being smitten and blushing all in one chapter.

Additionally, the characters aren't likeable and feels flat. The only thing we know about fMC is that she's a duke's daughter and was the crown prince's fiance. By chapter 4 she's already living a newlywed-like life with another guy in a legendary magical city (that apparently isn't visible to anyone who can't wield magic - according to chapter 2 - so how is she living there?). And since its a shoujo, I reckon that guy would probably be a prince as well.

Also, the MC just kidnapped fMC from another capital back to his home in apparently another city. And now they are in love. Right..., I honestly have no idea how the story will include the various tags...


In case anyone edit the tags - at the time of writing, this novel also has the following tags: curses, fated lovers, flashbacks, hard-working protagonist, love triangles, male yandere, possessive characters, as well as schemes and conspiracies

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