The Lady’s Facade was Ruined

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Shen Wanying, 17 years old, was the famous young lady from the first private school in City A. Born in a reputable family, she had the best of the best performances and a gentle personality to boot. Wherever she went, she looked elegant and beautiful, a goddess in the hearts of all the students in the school.

She was the class flower, the grade flower, and the school flower.

Until one day… comes a boy named Huo Cheng who knew all her little secrets. He knew that she loathed studying and secretly drinks alcohol; he knew she loved to shake her feet when eating instant noodles!

Shen Wanying: “She is in trouble :”) ”

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Huo Cheng died on November 11th. When he awoke, he went back to the year he was seventeen. All seemed strange and familiar and all he could remember was that his beloved wife, Shen Wanying, killed him!

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“How much do you like me?” Shen Wanying asked Huo Cheng that day.

Huo Cheng looked at her deeply and finally said, “I love you. I’m willing to give you all my life.”

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Review
12 Reviews


chindy02
chindy02
Jun 27, 2020
Status: --
I like the premise that the MC (Huo Cheng) turned back time to when he was 17. Honestly, at first, I thought the story revolve around Huo Cheng getting his revenge towards the FL (Shen Wanying) because she killed him, but it was the opposite. Despite being killed by the FL, he still went to her side after his rebirth. What could he change? Did he overlook something? He never blamed her for the things she did.

So, if you're into light with less drama, and you like this kind of... more>> ML who doesn't harbor any revenge and ill-intentions, then you will surely like this. &Lt;3 <<less
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ricachuu
ricachuu
Jul 19, 2020
Status: Completed
This novel gave me a lot of varied emotions... At first I was like 'huh? why'd she kill him?' since I read the summary and the introduction of the novel. Instead of revenge, the ML decided to learn more about the FL to know why she killed him in the past life. It was because he knew that it was impossible for him to hurt her. The ML loved the FL so much since the beginning even after supposedly dying from her own hands.

Then as the story progressed, we witness... more>> the ML and FL have a very sweet and pure high school campus romance. The ML accepted the quirks of the FL and loved her for who she is. He was always there for her and accommodated all her wants and needs. Surprisingly, the FL was not an obnoxious person at all. Despite having some rebellious habits, she was genuinely sincere with the ML and stayed with him even during his darkest times (when he learned the truth about his mom).

So I started wondering why the hell would the FL kill the ML in the previous life. Turns out... (Dont read if u dont want to be spoiled lol)

Spoiler

The FL wasn't the one who killed him. It was another girl who was in love with the ML's mother's secret lover. She thought the guy really killed ML's mom so she wanted ML to die so the guy won't get arrested. The ML only thought it was the FL in his last moments because she wore the signature red dress that FL often wears. The past life was so tragic cause he died and the FL was actually in love with him during their marriage and was pregnant : (

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After reading the whole novel, I teared up a little upon seeing the ML and FL get together and be happy. They were finally able to avoid the tragic endings of their previous lives. Also, their child was as shameless as them lolol

Overall, I think this is definitely a lot more different than Chestnut's other novels. Even though there is still less drama, the plot was more dynamic and the plot twist was so goooood. The author was able to perfectly combine mystery and romance in this novel, while keeping it fluffy and sweet. <<less
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flyingnimbus
flyingnimbus
Oct 01, 2020
Status: c20
Story on the poorer side of average, without much plot. Makes me feel like every Chinese guy is an a**hole. Huo Cheng is the worst offender, he is needlessly cold to everyone except for Shen WanYing. He's like a territorial cat, hissing at every other guy who approaches, not that they show any worthwhile traits either. Even if he manages to chill out a bit, it's hard to see him as anything resembling a decent person, much less someone to root for. If this is how he treats everyone, it's... more>> not at all surprising that he ends up a stabbing victim. <<less
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Mcol1617
Mcol1617
Jul 29, 2020
Status: Completed
This is a very short and sweet novel. The only thing I have to complain about is that it only has about 50 chapters (when I mean 50, everything important happens within those chapters and the rest are fillers). The description of the novel is a bit misleading.

The male lead is reborn, and he wants to take this chance to get to know his wife earlier, so that she will also fall in love with him. And they will be married for love instead of business marriage like in... more>> his first life. There is NO MOTIVATION for revenge. And on the way he finds out things about his dead mother that might have lead to his death. The romance is subtle and for lack of a better word, fluffy. This is a light hearted book, so everyone can read it with confidence. <<less
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EmpressRouge25
EmpressRouge
Jul 28, 2020
Status: Completed
I found this treasure after a lot of hunting for something new to read and checked out the summary. Everything was cute until I got to the part where it said FL killed ML. Uh, what? So I did what I always (but really shouldn't) do. Looked at some reviews. I was scared this would be tragic, so I also read the spoiler (:

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Spoiler

It's not a tragedy and she didn't kill ML so go read now haha.

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After finishing the review I realized this was written by Chestnut and I can already tell it will be good. She has NEVER disappointed me.

She didn't this time again. I love it so much. I usually don't expect much substance when I go for fluff. But this book one upped my expectation and was a fluff WITH substance. That's all I can say~ Please read and support Chestnut. Stan Chestnut xoxo. <<less
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Eclat123
Eclat123
Jul 20, 2020
Status: Completed
As per usual, Chestnut's works are light yet neatly written. The character development is on point, even the side characters have enough depth. No angst, just pure fluffy romance with some clear cut conflicts on the side similar to her other novels.

I love how the author always has a way of foreshadowing key plot elements in her works every now and then, like encouraging the readers to take a guess on the story as the narratives go.

It's a great read if you're looking for something light to pass the day.
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Book Lover Slytherine
Book Lover S
Oct 20, 2022
Status: Completed
A lovely read with some plot holes but was interesting!

ML:

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Spoiler

So when you come back to the past knowing that you're killed by your spouse your first reaction will be to avoid them. But here our ML still loves MC and went to make her fall in love early with him this time. Other than this, the ML was very nice. He met MC when he was 10 and fell in love with her. He secretly followed her. He pampered and did everything for MC what a girl expect from their spouse in both lives. He was a sweetheart!

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Fl:

Spoiler

Our FL was likable. But I don't like the fact that author portrayed that a girl eating instant noodles, singing and dancing in ktv, and secretly hates studying is a bad girl! Our MC loved to do this. But can't as she always has to maintain a noble like image. But ML fulfilled her all wishes.

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Fact I disliked:

Spoiler

I loved this book, characters, all were amazing. I just dislike the fact that why the author made them had s*x 3 months before their marriage? It was unnecessary. I know this is common in most novels but here the theme it was following that 1-time s*x before marriage was surplus. And the fact is for 1 time? You can wait for 5 years what wrong it would have done if they had waited for 3 months? If they had s*x after marriage just like their previous life it would have been better.

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Tragedy:

Spoiler

Their 1st life tragedy really made me cry. So, ML mother was playgirl. Can't love only 1 man. She married ML father (as he was adamant marrying her despite knowing her ways) and was happy with him for 2 years but soon followed her old tradition. Started having affairs, concealing her marital status from them. So lots of drama later she broke up with her lover, but he berated her as he can't accept it. So, ML mother committed suicide by not stopping brake. So, ML family hide everything from ML and showed him that his mother was elegant, pure and good wife and mother.

So here the lover was sad and regretted. He cried all time and miss her. So, a girl who is 10 years younger than him loves him. To stop her obsession, he told her a lie that he's a murderer. He murdered ml's mom. Our ML wanted to find the truth about his mother. So that girl thought ML was trying to send the lover jail. As she was obsessed with the lover, she planned everything and killed ML on his 1st anniversary by pretending to be MC.

The sad fact was ML and MC were very much in love that time and MC was pregnant. The ML died without knowing that he had a baby. They were only married for 1 year that time! How much breakdown will you face to know that when start loving your husband he got killed. I hope that girl suffer in hell for what she did with our ml.

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My Thoughts:

Overall, I loved it! It's a 4.5 rating to me! I cut 0.5 for plot hole, I would recommend this to everybody who loves to read pure campus love stories? <<less
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TheEscapist
TheEscapist
Jul 04, 2020
Status: Completed
This is the latest (i believe) novel from Chestnut and is part of the shared universe of her other novels, although there is not that much interaction with her other characters. This is very much in her usual style fluffy and sweet, this time there is a rebirth and some elements of mystery.
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enkiros
enkiros
Jun 28, 2022
Status: c20
This is a shoujo novel written mostly from the pov of the male love interest. Interesting concept until you find out that maybe knowing that much about the r*pey yandere stalker of a protagonist isn't the greatest idea given that it's a lot harder to empathize with him knowing he's pretty much an as*hole through and through. On that note, the premise falls apart pretty quickly. Yes I can imagine why he got stabbed to death after his first anniversary with the girl: this dude is insufferable. I'd want to... more>> kill him and myself too!

Yeah, this one is for the female readers. Yandere ML + weird queerbaiting shoehorned in every 2 chapters is a no thanks for me. <<less
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AerynJay
AerynJay
Feb 25, 2023
Status: c1
Wow some of the opinions out there.. Did we read the same novel? Okay so. ML is quite obsessed/ smitten with his wife, even if he thinks she killed him. I don’t see him as yandere as he doesn’t restrict her actions in any way and just loves her. It can be from afar but he’ll take the chance if he can get closer and be with her. Pretty decent ML overall, though I’m still not clear why he was that in love with her from the start. FL is... more>> ok too. A bit suppressed by family pressure and too much of a good girl at times (I kinda understand her, I was a straight A student and the so called pride of my parents- not bragging, just saying it’s a lot of pressure AND IT’S VERY RESTRICTIVE. Your behavior and likes need to be a certain way to please the parents and it really sucks.) Didn’t like that she remains timid and submissive to her mother even as she matures. They need to communicate more and some distance. Did not find that very healthy and our FL is not a role model tbh. Good thing the ML is considerate and not manipulative or this could have become a totally different story with her personality. Overall nice fluff. <<less
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Crazy boo
Crazy boo
Jan 04, 2022
Status: c46
The story is cute and I really like your translation.. When will you update new chapter..?I'm waiting for more chapter 🥺🥺🥺
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sakurasakura
sakurasakura
Oct 29, 2020
Status: --
Good story. Not as good as her most popular novels, but it is afterall, a Chestnut novel. It's cute and sweet. It's more focused on the guy's side rather than the girl's side. Besides the fact that he went back in time, it's a typical high school romance story with a bit of mystery at the side. Not much drama, mostly cute scenes. I don't know why, but I just can't feel the fluff in this one (wasn't forced to do a "kyaaa" roll or do a fangirl scream). Both... more>> parties are kind of mature in their own way, so I couldn't feel the usual fluff like from other novels. Still it's lighthearted and sweet. A good read. <<less
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