The Maid In The Reverse Harem Game Wants To Quit


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I reincarnated as a side character maid in a reverse harem game. Even after going through all six endings of the game, I still couldn’t return back to reality.

So then I made up my mind on the seventh round—

“Here is my letter of resignation. I’m leaving this mansion.”

—to quit the game and live my own life.

* * *

No matter how hard I tried, I was just an extra. I no longer wanted to dwell on the tragedy of the characters in the game.

Since I don’t hold much importance here anyway, I thought everyone would forget about me if I left quietly.


“Who’s leaving the mansion? Didn’t you say you were mine, Irene?”
“Irene, I have no intention of becoming involved with anyone but you. Just you.”
“Don’t go, Rea. Stay by my side. Please?”

The men in the game, who should be obsessed with the female lead, suddenly began to cling to me, but…

I don’t want to love anyone anymore.

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JoAnna rated it
December 12, 2021
Status: --
Stuff that bothers me and refuses to leave my mind all the while reading this book:

-In the end, we all know that MC will end up with one of the brothers. I only want to know how she will accept them? I mean, after watching for SIX lifetimes of them chasing, obsessing and entangling with that other woman, now they finally want to accept her? Girl's not even the second or third or not even close to the fourth choice, but seventh?? Is it because she's easy, will never leave... more>> and most importantly— always readily available? Man, I really pity her, truly.

-Okay, after six times, MC decided she finally have had enough. That's good. BUT, why the heck would the first thing/excuse that crosses her mind is to open a freaking Café? She could've thought of that cliché and simple excuse of wanting to travel far/freedom. Even if it wasn't feasible and almost impossible to achieve— the word freedom and getting away far from these people didn't even cross her mind. After six lifetimes of being a servant, she still unconsciously desiring to serve MORE people? She's successfully been indoctrinated and brainwashed. Could she have been a mean and evil domineering CEO in her previous real life and the one who put her in this game world might want to punish and put her in her place? Now she has become such a submissive. Such a lost, pitiful soul. <<less
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June 29, 2021
Status: c4
I'll do the "work" and find out if she's going to fall for one of the "female lead's" men. Bc I don't want to deal with romance. Better be a polygamy, best friend codependency with the female lead or something, or no one at all. If it looks like something else, I'll let u know ;)


Other than that, I'm looking forward to reading this bc on that cover, she looks totally done with sh*t lmao 😂 gl, beautiful FL ❤️

Ugh. So it's under the Fantasy Romance genre when u... more>> go to the site. I can already c where this is going. There's a hint the protagonist is bi, but the hint could've been made way stronger when it had it's chance, so I highly doubt it. I think she's going to be with the "hidden, real male lead" that's somewhere out there. He hasn't been introduced yet.

Also, it seems like later chapters will have to be paid for, so idk if u even want to start it 💔

Last note: it's confusing af with the brothers. There's like 10 names, but only 3 brothers, so like ??? 😵‍💫 Anyway yeah that's it <<less
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hyslee69 rated it
July 6, 2022
Status: c56
I enjoyed reading it thus far. The MC isn't as thoughtless or spontaneous like most I-ended-up-in-a-reverse-harem-game MCs. She doesn't coincidentally know how to reinvent everything from scratch. She sticks to her role for the most part, but it didn't bring her back out of the game/loops. So she decides to leave and live her life.

As for some concerns/complaints that were brought up in a couple other reviews:

    • Children can't do much out in the world alone. The story mentions that even her current age is just barely old enough to consider going independent - which is fair.
    • Running away would be a form of betrayal. And the young masters would not react well to that even in the past cycles. The MC would likely be chased and killed/captured.
    • There is a sizable monetary reward upon retirement. She was banking on getting that to fund her post-retirement life.
    • She never expected her resignation letter to be rejected.

As for the points that HealthtPatch pointed out,


Firstly, the male leads never tried to kill the MC in the past cycles.

I think some readers are misunderstanding how the cycle works. The MC is sent back to 10 years before the start of the game every cycle. The first six cycles, nothing big really changed in those 10 years compared to canon. On the seventh, she was appointed as the male leads' nanny/playmate. She thinks this wouldn't change anything, but the fact that she is closer to them in this cycle makes them like her.

TL;DR, all the flashback memories from the male leads are from the seventh cycle only and are the key turning points that diverge the seventh cycle from the rest. They didn't "suddenly drastically change their attitude towards the MC for no reason."


I don't think this novel is perfect. There are some ups and downs, and people can have their own preferences. I was just a tad bothered by people misunderstanding the hows and whys.
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HealthtPatchuri rated it
October 28, 2021
Status: c32
The story is average, at best.
It has all the best features of your secret fetishes naming from 'reverse harem' to 'protagonist dull to love'. Yet the author fails to describe the story into a.... well, fun.

First, well, you have three male leads that are somehow very interested in the female lead, which is based on very, unsolid reasons.

Please, be my guest and take your time to swallow this plot.


The male leads were trying to kill the MC for about 5 or 6 cycles, due to the obsessive love for the 'other' female lead
when suddenly, on the seventh cycle the male leads all drastically changed their attitudes toward the MC, the main female proragonist.

They expressed their love and passion towards the MC, with sudden reminiscence of beautiful memories of the MC,
(which is quite absurd if you think about how she was brutally killed six times in the previous cycles.)

I mean, male leads? What's your problem? What's with that drastic change of attitude? Why are they so suddenly obsessed with the MC?


Then, you happen to find the 'other' female lead of the otome game, playing a 'very insignificant role' in the story (and trolling from time to time),
The 'other' female lead doesn't have a clue what she's doing. Hell, I suspect that even the author doesn't know what the other female lead is doing.
She just exists.... ! like as if she was thrown off the story itself, outcasted to stand aside from the plot.
(which is quite strange if you think about that the world of harem evolved around the 'other' female lead till the previous six cycles.)

Reading the story, and seeing her act so dumb, makes me wonder what made the male leads fall in love with her in the previous six cycles?

Now you have the female protagonist going "oh, I've found an imposter among us!" (but she's keeping the details to herself for unsolid reasons).
You even have the author herself borrowing the female protagonist's monologue. She actively participates in explaining the details to why the female protagonist has done such s*upid actions (such as keeping important details to herself) ;

What caused the author to write this jumbled plot?
My suspicion? Well, the author obviously wanted to write three things. Number one, a sad and terrible past of the MC.
Number two, a joyful seventh cycle where the MC gets her place. Number three, a hilarious comedy to smoothen the atmosphere.

All in all, the author just needed to kill the MC 6 times to reset the story, reset all the relationships, and on the present in the seventh cycle, the world suddenly bends itself to make way for the plot to emerge to the surface.
The comedy inserted to smoothen things up then suddenly looks idiotic, and overall makes the male lead look nonhuman, their personality is all messed up during the jumbled plot.

Now you know what I'm saying if I were to say this is just a tag bait for #timeloop and #secondchance.

I don't expect novels to follow the logic of real-life inch by inch, yet as all Korean stories are, this one is emotion-based.
Well, you 'could' enjoy the story if you turned your brains off if you were to see the story as 'oh no they had such past incidents' and therefore justifying the male leads being so obsessed with the female lead, but once you get hold of the errors in the story, story goes downhill.
The author thinks of writing a particular scene that is supposed to be dramatic, yet fails to connect the scenes with logic. She expresses the story in such a s*upid manner that I have to give a 2-star.
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I love Good Plots rated it
December 4, 2021
Status: --
In my opinion, it's really good... but it will be better if it was not predictable sorry-

But I'm sure it's just me but some plots are really predictable to know the ending

like for example :


I already know who is the ML- and I still haven't finished reading it... In my opinion, it's probably gonna be the blonde dude? the older brother.. it's really easy to guess...

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Dreamyryme rated it
September 21, 2021
Status: c16
So far so good. The story give off a dead pan funny vibe. Ahh don't know how to describe it. The MC is DGAF for life, she is pretty cool. The story is doing a good job in telling the story. It gives off a consistent DGAF vibe from female lead without shoving that idea to the reader through her narrative at all.
The 'game' storyline processes in good pace. No frustration and not overwhelming.

Yep so far so good.
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chainsawgirl rated it
December 19, 2022
Status: --
i made an account to review this so ig that's how awful it is

i dropped this after like 10 chapters so sorry if some of this stuff is answered

i really don't understand how all 3 male love interests fell in love with her?? like she went through 7 life cycles and now all of a sudden everyone wants to be with her?

... more>> the female lead has like no purpose... she's literally just there...

the MC is kinda annoying tbh bc she's supposed to be all graceful and sweet but she's just a damsel in distress like she doesn't seem to do anything for herself


damn leave the country or something 🤥

overall it's just a giant huge cliche of a novel <<less
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Ruby_075 rated it
January 19, 2023
Status: --
Let me clarify one thing that I hate about one of the reviews, the male protagonist doesn't just suddenly cling to her after 7 lives all of sudden but she transmitted back in time when they first met. She doesn't communicate the same way she used to do with the ML from her past lives and that is the change. I hate it when a person just sends a negative review when you only read 10 chapters, at least read half of the novel before even writing one. Anyway, just... more>> give it a try and if you don't like it then it is your own opinion, don't tr*sh talk about the novel if you only read a few chapters, smh. <<less
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Tequila Sunrise rated it
May 5, 2022
Status: c47
When this novel was first picked up, I liked it a lot, was very curious and even mtl to read ahead. I really want to like this story, it has 'reverse harem', 'stoic/deadpan MC' (which is less common) and a non-evil og!FL (which is appreciated cause while I like dramarama, I much prefer friendliness and women supporting women).

Unfortunately, this is really average at best, and I struggle to keep reading from the way the story is written/narrated. Absolutely not the fault of the translator/editor, they're great. Not blaming the author... more>> either, her writing style might not be my cup of tea. Would have rated this a 2, but an extra star for the team and efforts.

But even more unfortunately, some parts of the plot just absolutely stunned me. The review by the account "HealthtPatchuri" below described what I thought and felt really well, so I shall not repeat what he/she wrote with my own version since the points will still be the same.

I still want to find an answer to my questions, not sure if I'll get them in the form of spoilers or I'll just keep up with this just to know. <<less
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JustAnotherIsekaiLover rated it
January 12, 2023
Status: c80
OK, I've noticed this novel getting bad reviews and I just wanna say - read it more first. Give it a chance! This has been my favorite novel for a pretty long time. I'm so happy that it finally adapted as a manhwa too!

I don't know how to use the spoiler tag as this is one of my first reviews so please bear with me 😅.

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As hyslee69 said, do not get mixed up between the previous cycles and this one. In her past 6 lives, she tried to go through the Love and Die ending of each of the brothers.

She couldn't quit as soon as she regressed because of her debt. After her debt got paid off, she was in quite a high position (being a chambermaid) and she was also the only one. She couldn't quit until another chambermaid - Louise - came along.

Also in this life, she said that one of the young masters saved her, and that led her to make a different action than what she has done in the previous lives - actually approach the young masters. She wanted to know who saved her. It was because of this difference that the male leads grew closer to her than in her previous lives. That is the main difference that les to a big change in Irene's 7'th life.

Why couldn't she just make an excuse that she wanted to travel the world? Let's be real - traveling costs. Money would run out quickly (money she didn't have) and both the male leads and Irenea knew that. Running away would be a form of betrayal as they are the GODDAMN MAFIA. They would have to let her go willingly if she wanted to leave. She would also get quite a bit of money once she quit, and she needed that money for her post-retirement life. She also didn't think that her retirement would be rejected. She's too used to the games' rules that Louise is the only one that matters and she's just an extra.


I highly recommend hyslee69's review - She really explained it better than me. :) As for the concerns about the male leads,


I'm not going lie, some of them are pretty well - founded. Honestly, I was rooting for Otis rather than Ahibalt but his 'betrayal' in the fourth life left me reeling.

On that note, I noticed some people complaining how the the expected Irenea to be some indifferent, cool person, but they didn't get what they wanted. I think there's been a misunderstanding. Irenea was never the type to 'not give a f*ck'. She was the type to give one. It's why she feels so guilty towards the other characters (especially Louise) for pushing them towards misery. It's why she legit has trauma over it. Also, its not that she has an indifferent attitude, it's just that she has demeaned herself so much that she just considers herself a tool rather than a person. Girl has been through so much shit, it's a wonder she didn't go mad.

Her depression and the thing with Otis left me heartbroken for her. I now understand why Otis wasn't the male lead. It's sad for him since he doesnt remember that life but it also explains why she would never end up with him because of the sheer hurt she felt and why she rejects him more than any of the other brothers as well.

Ahibalt is the best male lead for her. He loved Irenea in all their lives. I also read the spoiler thread for this and realised too that we never get Ahibalt actually saying anything romantic to Louise. Irene only saw the ending scene and she never heard his reply. As cruel as it is, could he have been using her as her replacement. That also explains his dark obsession. Although his mind didn't remember her, his heart always stayed honest and that's what makes him better than most male leads.

Rodion never really had male lead energy anyway tbh. I think he rather feels adoration and love for Irene as one might feel for a mother or elder sister. He's just dependent on her like that. He never really have any true signs that he was IN LOVE with her.


As for Louise,


She's not fake, if that's what you're wondering. She's genuinely that pure and innocent. We do get scenes between her and Irene, although I admit it can't compare to the scenes with the male leads. I read some spoilers and found out that Louise plays a major role towards the end of the story. She apparently sacrifices her life for Irene? I don't know much, as I didn't want to spoil myself too much. Edith too - I didn't expect her to know that much. Anyway, Louise will DEFINITELY get more scenes towards the end.


Overall, I love this story. Please please please give it a chance 🥺. It gets even better as you go on, in my opinion. I meant to rate it 5 stars but I accidentally clicked 4 : (. The endgame was the right choice and I actually found myself simping for Irenea rather than the male leads 😂. The authors' writing is just my type. You won't regret reading this! <<less
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Perry_08 rated it
October 30, 2022
Status: --
Quite illogical and full of plot holes. Furthermore, everyone describes the MC as smart, clever, cool and stoic but in the next second she's trembling and having a panic attack because of some blood? She also says she's quite experienced because of her 6 lives but then gets attacked by paralysing poison which she has so much trouble identifying?? Ugh 🙄🙄🙄
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znukhsoc rated it
September 13, 2023
Status: c35
I normally LOVE these s*upid as hell harem stories, HOWEVER.
The writing style of this novel pisses me off. The story can’t get forward for half a page because author does these flashbacks and backward parts without any breaks. Like they didn’t plan any of their writing! Forward for a few paragraphs then bam! Flashback. Oh.. Are we in the present time finally? NOPE. Here, this time let’s go back half a day. This bullsh*t again and again and again and again.
I’m done. Dropped after chapter 35.
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July 17, 2022
Status: --
If I could get this a zero I would..... it's impossible to finish reading this because the English translation has a paywall and I can't find the raws anywhere that doesn't also have a paywall so that's disappointing.

My biggest complaint is that there is no consecutive information on her supposed last six replays of the otome game...... why do I have to read the supposed 7th replay and just be confused by all of this new information that keeps on coming up in every chapter. I'd rather read through all... more>> of her past lives than spend 50+ chapters confused on only the most recent one. At least I won't be so confused.... <<less
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anpanbun rated it
October 24, 2022
Status: c71
there's so many 1 stars but honestly I kinda like it, the story kinda lacks reasoning and just does this and that, making the 3 young masters love her and only her, and making her go through some stuff which just makes you go like 'what?' but its still kinda cute overall and I really enjoy the lack of backstabbers <3
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Devil Heart
Devil Heart rated it
November 25, 2021
Status: c25
THIS IS SO EFFING GOOD!!! SERIOUSLY GOOD!! There are only 24 chapters now but I swear this is such an exhilarating novel. It was filled with tension but with a light hearted comedy. I don't even know how to describe it. It feels foreboding but it was not heavy. There's joke to laugh, there's scene to be sad, sometimes you will be speechless. IT WAS SO GOOD.


And I like that the MLs "like" /"love" the MC with reasonsssss. You can... more>> see their POV, it just soooooooo sweet. Effing sweet.

Totally recommend it! <<less
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