The Male Lead’s Substitute Wife


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When Su Yaya awakened, she found herself in a novel world as the CEO’s Substitute Wife–-a mere cannon fodder. Knowing that divorce and a tragic ending was awaiting her once her look-alike, the President’s first love returns, Su Yaya only trusted one thing: Money.

She curried favor with her husband each day, saved up resources, and served him as a faithful wife. It was better to leave a good impression on him before separation so she could avoid her death flags.

The overbearing President was very satisfied with her and personally gave her his platinum card: “Take it and buy anything you’d like!” Su Yaya happily accepted. Of course she would take advantage of his pampering before the female protagonist appears!

As the CEO unexpectedly falls deeper despite this transactional relationship, he never imagined that his wife would one day disappear from his side.

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New Dizaster rated it
November 10, 2019
Status: Completed
If I honestly have to, I would give this novel a 4 🌟 review. The reason I give it 5 🌟 is all because of that one dialogue in this movie, "Yaya, I've burnt my fingers". 💘 You won't understand the true emotions behind this one line unless you've read that part.

This story is of two girls named Su Yaya living in two different worlds who swapped their bodies (and lives) to heal their scarred souls. While one is thoroughly scarred with a romance in a (dog blood drama) novel, the... more>> other is tired of dealing with a sad, unfortunate and impoverished life. They are able to live a happy life with good husband's after they've worked hard to improve their lives by applying the bitter lessons they've learnt in their past life.

The entire novel is mainly filled with lots of fluffy romance between the main pairing (SY x CEO Shen). And how SY who knew of her Cannon Fodder identity strives for a better life while trying to avoid the death flags (mainly by buttering up the arrogant CEO).

Though the story is great and I've finished it in 1 sitting with no breaks, like another reviewer said I do not like how women empowerment for ladies in novels is only described through the film industry in the modern world (and by being a doctor or Assassin in ancient world). I mean they can be so much more than just actors. Besides the story is pretty light hearted with very little angst. It's a good read. <<less
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New aienmoon
November 6, 2019
Status: --
KEEP AWAY SINGLE PEOPLE! Theres just too much dogfood here that I think you'll vomit blood! Lol! But I LOVE ittt! Every chapter is just too sweet! ML is very doting on MC and MC is just too cute even if she acts too spoiled and a bit childish at times its not annoying.

One thing I want to criticize here../incoming rant

is why do transmigrators always turn to the entertainment industry even if they have a rich family/husband background? Especially if you're one who usually read this kinds of novel like... more>> MC is? Ive read enough novels that I already know that the plot will always be full of white lotuses, green tea b!+ches, scheming, drugging, public humiliation if the setting is the ent ind. If I were a transmigrator I think I would be paranoid everywhere I went to. If you have the money, why not try a different route like doing a business, learning a new skill or sth? Just stop with the ent industry pls! 😫 /End rant (゚∀ ゚) <<less
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xchronicles rated it
October 20, 2019
Status: Completed
Love this! Mostly fluff, doting (not overly cheesy romance but sweet at most) and rolling on the sheet (not explicit). Drama and conflict starts when the story is near end.

Female Lead. Actress. The type who flatters, sells meng and hugs the golden thigh of male lead to avoid the death route after the divorce.

Male Lead. CEO (a proper CEO who actually works). Doting doting doting doting.


... more>>

I was hesistant to continue reading the novel because of this. The start of their relationship is very similar to a golden master and his mistress. Actually that's how they really act and think (I just assumed)

They will sleep together and then the next day, male lead would give a project or givr jewelries to the female lead and she'll happily receive it.



Showbiz. I'm not really fond of a romance with showbiz tag since most of the time co-actors of the protagonist are idiots and cannon fodder but thankly this novel is not one of those.

Of course there will be conflicts but it's realistic enough and not annoying.

🌸🌸🌸 <<less
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Thaloe rated it
October 27, 2019
Status: Completed
I enjoyed this novel very much although novels with showbiz elements annoy me to no end. Basically, FL does something, and netizens criticise her for that. Then FL or another person clears up the misunderstandings, and the netizens apologise. Rinse and repeat. Or on another occasion, something happens in FL's private life, and it's really none of their business but she still gets bombarded with netizens' opinions. This totally ticks me off. And it's not just in this novel. Almost every novel with the showbiz tag works this way. This... more>> is why I tend to avoid novels with this tag. But I quite adore the sweetness of this novel very much that I had to bear with this gripe. <<less
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DaBrick rated it
November 1, 2019
Status: Completed
It was a good short read and easy to mtl too.

It's an entertainment novel With lots of sweet and fluffy moments. But even though MC isn't the past cannon fodder anymore, she always thought right from the start she's still the cannon fodder that will be thrown away by the ML because of the ML previous love to the ex-gf.

Personally, I think that the MC is quite heartless and might even be dumb at some point to miss all the hint of doting from ML, to not even think of... more>> the possibility of changes in her life that are not following the previous story.

While for ML, he got swept up by the sweetness MC gave to him that he forgot the Crux of the problem right from the start. But he's still the more proactive one in the story, that's willing to chase MC over and over again and break through MC heart barrier which is really sweet, <3

Although this novel has some minus here and there, it's still a good story to read nevertheless because MC is not the typical got swept up by the overbearing CEO and fell in love with him forgetting the initial contract :v <<less
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October 19, 2019
Status: c49
So far the story is very mary sue I think. The MC is really ordinary and the ML is very OP. MC plot armor is very strong.

MC is kind of cute but she's not all that special. Just I guess she's quite clear headed while being unbelievably dumb in occasion, especially when it has to do with the ML. I think it's pretty obvious ML is falling in love with her but she kept her preconceptions that ML will be together with his white moonlight, this will probably blew up... more>> on her face spectacularly. But I guess for the sake of drama the author will keep it that way. Again, the MC seems to be set as a clear headed person but she's dumb, it's weird, lol.
It's a refreshingly light story. Not really my kind of story but when you have nothing to do and want to read something brainless, this novel is okay. <<less
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clair17 rated it
November 1, 2019
Status: Completed
I really fond of this novel as it's full of sweet and happiness altho it's unrealistic but who cares! It's a novel born from fantasy for a reason.

What I love about this fluffy novel is that both MC & ML are making an effort for each other albeit both started from a selfish reason ... more>>

ML marry MC for inheritance, MC being nice to ML for the sake of alimony her future.

There is no cliche and time-consuming misunderstanding as they quickly tackle the main problem.

ALSO! I really love this novel as it also give readers an insight of what happened to the MC's original world/ body

and how the supposedly villainess living very well in that world

as closure for both souls and both couple.

The only minus point for me is actually the unnecessary ML's rivals (bees around MC), cuz they are really unnecessary that it doesn't really affect the plot. But, it is still worth 5 stars for me >< <<less
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hippiez rated it
November 1, 2019
Status: Completed
I MTL'ed this story.

I really like this kind of story.. It has that cliche kinda plot with MC transmigrated into a novel and join in the movie industry.. FL turns black and etc.. But all in all, the story itself is cute and sweet. There's not much twist and scheming in this story, which I quite like. The MC is cute and realistic, the ML is sweet and domineering.. Both of them are cute together.

I also like the side story about the Original MC at the end. The ending of... more>> MC and OMC are satisfactory for me. <<less
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sweetguan rated it
October 24, 2019
Status: Completed
Pretty enjoyable reading.

Mostly fluffy without much of twist. The problem with antagonists solved pretty quick, so there's no frustrated storyline.

MC is an ordinary girl who transmigrated into a novel. Original MC is a canon fodder with a miserable ending and MC trying her best to avoided that kind of ending by carrying a favours with ML.

... more>> ML is overbearing CEO who loves MC dearly. I love eventho his past lovers kept coming back to him, he still devoted to MC.

Read this if you love a sweet, fluffy, without much thinking story. It's worth it. <<less
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sofea A.C rated it
October 21, 2019
Status: Completed
The level of sweetness between MC and ML almost cost me diabetes! When MC try to please ML in everyway so she will not turnout like OMC, she was so sweet! No wonder ML fall hard for her.
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Isabelle rated it
October 26, 2019
Status: c5
Soooooooo cute!

The Female Protagonist is cute, a bit innocent but not idiot.

Is funny to see how she uses silly ideas to capture Male protagonist heart.

I really recommend it if you want a easy and comfortable reading.
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me123chan rated it
October 23, 2019
Status: c60

I like it 😘

The one that makes me feel a little bit frustrated is ML😒

With those kind of thinking, it's no wonder that they have no happiness in the past life. When I read the part about the body swapping, I love it much more 😍😍😍

Nice reading 😉
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Melikachan rated it
October 18, 2019
Status: c4
This new novel seems pretty interesting.

I like FL way of thinking about life.
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