The Male Lead’s Villainess Fiancée


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In a romance novel called “The Secret Lovers of the Academy” the male lead would often torment his fiancée–but wait, why did she cross into this world to become his fiancée, the villainess, instead of the heroine?

Louise Sweeney found the perfect solution to escape the misfortune of being the villainess: “Your Highness, I just want to tell you that we don’t have to be tied with our engagement. We weren’t even officially engaged, right?”

But what was wrong with the male lead’s reaction? To her suggestion, he replied “But our engagement wasn’t false, don’t you agree?”

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남자주인공의 여자사람친구입니다
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08/19/19 ShainaG Translations c106
08/16/19 ShainaG Translations c105
08/14/19 ShainaG Translations c104
08/12/19 ShainaG Translations c103
08/09/19 ShainaG Translations c102
08/07/19 ShainaG Translations c101
08/05/19 ShainaG Translations c100
08/02/19 ShainaG Translations c99
07/31/19 ShainaG Translations c98
07/29/19 ShainaG Translations c97
07/26/19 ShainaG Translations c96
07/24/19 ShainaG Translations c95
07/22/19 ShainaG Translations c94
07/19/19 ShainaG Translations c93
07/17/19 ShainaG Translations c92
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New Activeinternetsandwich rated it
September 12, 2019
Status: c20
If there was something like a translators' ranking I'd rate it 5/5 however I since I have to rate the actual novel: 2/5

If you want to see the amazing work done by the translators, please check out their other works instead. Those people giving this novel a high rating thinking it will help the translators are doing a great disservice to the readers hoping for a true rating.

I haven't seen enough interesting content in this story which can help it stand out what's already done.
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Ichiiya13 rated it
December 29, 2018
Status: c4
Why so many 1 star?

I actually liked the way the translator, translates. There's a character icon beside the speeches it kinda reminded me of a chat box.

The pacing is good too. You have a calm level headed MC and a calm smiling bully ML. Their bickering is so cute too.

Give it a try and ignore those 1 star rating!
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kuraha9 rated it
December 23, 2018
Status: c2
I'm really annoyed with people who review novels with 1 star after reading a single chapter, so this is to balance it out a little.

Plus the novel looks great so far, the MC doesn't seem retarded, the translation is great and the character interactions are really fun to read. Well that's all I have for now...
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winterprison rated it
December 27, 2018
Status: c3
I like it, this is cute.

The bickering between MC and ML is adorable and so far I feel the story is pretty well-written. Kudos to the translators for doing an amazing job so far. Looking forward to more!
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wapulos rated it
January 17, 2019
Status: c10
I like the MC. She is pretty much level-headed. She is not naive nor gullible, unlike other MCs of this genre. She is also not the cunning, scheming, ruthless type. She is basically a normal person.

She wants to avoid the Prince as she knows what would happen to her if she continues to mingle with him. Yet at the same time, she is kind enough not to ignore him when she sees him struggling or in a difficult situation. She is also not in love with the Prince.

What I... more>> like is her dedication to her studies and for a better future. Also, though she might be afraid of the Prince, her fear doesn't hinder her from saying or doing what she wants. Hence, she does not pretend before him or anything. That's why I say that she is not the cunning or scheming type.

I prefer an MC to be like this which is why this novel is unique among the others.

Aside from that, I also like how the background of the ML's personality was written.

I just hope that the MC will be perceptive enough to realise the difference of the ML'S actions towards her compared to the original story of the novel she read. I long to see a MC who will counter such different or unexpected actions FROM the ML. <<less
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Narutolvr rated it
February 19, 2019
Status: c15
To be honest, it's boring. It doesn't offer anything new or interesting in the "reincarnated as an otome villain (ess) " genre so it's not exactly interest grabbing. The plot is... not really there, tbh; it's just dull descriptions of the campus life of a dense protagonist and the black-bellied prince who loves her. The most groundbreaking thing about this novel is the fact that the translator uses character icons to indicate dialogue, which is very new. Unfortunately, it's not my thing (I find that it takes my attention away... more>> from the story unlike something like text color) but I can see how people would like it.

Overall review, there's nothing about this story that appeals to me. This might be enjoyable if it's your first otome villain novel but, even then, I could suggest upwards of 10 that would be a better read. <<less
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minar rated it
March 14, 2019
Status: c28
I normally love dense heroines but this MC borders on Bakarina's level of density. This MC stubbornly refuses to realize that because of her, the story itself (and the end) has already changed so much that she can't use her knowledge of the novel to make inferences. She doesn't realize that due to her meddling, everyone around her is different than the novel that she read even though she's already been living in this universe for many years.

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She is constantly confused when the Male Lead doesn't behave the way she expects him (to from the novel), DESPITE spending her childhood with him and literally growing up with him. MC realized she was in a novel when they were young kids and spent a large majority of her childhood with the Male Lead yet now that she is in the Academy with him, she is constantly surprised and confused when he doesn't act or respond the way he's suppose according to in the novel. Due to MC's presence in Male Lead's childhood, he is now a yandere (completely different from his personality in the novel). It just doesn't make sense, girl you grew up with this guy, yet you still don't realize or accept that his personality is now wholly different than the novel. Sometimes it feels like she knows him very well, and other times it seems like she knows nothing about him. It really contradicts the childhood and history the two have together.


She's just stubbornly dense to a fault. She idealizes all the characters in the 'novel' but doesn't (or stubbornly refuses to) realize that because of her, everyone is different than the novel.

The Male Lead is really obvious with his feelings for MC, yet she is constantly making up excuses for his behavior to the point that it's so contrived and forced that nobody can believe it except for her.


Other than that, the novel itself is enjoyable and the translation is very well done. <<less
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lilychan25 rated it
June 29, 2019
Status: c83
The flow of the story is like a screenplay with character icons against the dialogue and description of the scenes in between. Am not a big fan of this format as it kind of breaks the flow of a story. Translation was good to follow.

MC is a transmigrator who is living in a villainess's body and trying to change her fate. Nothing new in the storyline.

Things which didn't work for me..

1, Too much prose but nothing is happening.... more>>

I don't want to read a chapter to know someone was braiding MCs hair or how she was served tea by x.. Certain chapters were like fillers for me. Nothing was important just two people (mostly MC and someone other than ML) talking


2, MC trying to be a kindhearted character who will do stupid things which she knows will get her in trouble. I expected a smarter MC

- the cheating on test episode


3, There is some chemistry between the ML and MC but initial couple of chapters were horrible when these two conversed. Not a big fan of irrelevant banter. I like bickering couple but here, their conversations are odd. Can't say exactly why I felt like it was awkward/one sided ? Not sure.

4, I dont get MC's character type. She does not give that feeling you get when a villainess tries to change her fate. She lacks courage and decisiveness.

She keeps saying she has to take a different route or else she will have a bad ending but I see her still sticking with the two characters (ML and Sec. ML) who can damage her. You see her contradicting herself. There was a lot of scope to make it funny but it just kept going on and on about the same "i need to leave ML and he can love heroine" and then she goes " I am so lonely" or " someone hurt me" puff ML appears but he doesnt do much.


Overall - Its an Ok story if you are looking for a shoujo manga like plot with heartfelt moment here and there. I am dropping this unfortunately. <<less
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ValSkye rated it
April 1, 2019
Status: c41
I'm giving 5 stars in honouring the translators for doing a good job at translating the novel. I know this is supposed to rate the novel but there is no way I could ignore the great job that the translator did in making the novel enjoyable by putting in interesting images throughout the novel.

Now the novel itself is just like a typical isekai shoujo LN that can be found abundantly in this website. What makes it interesting is only the interaction between the MC and the people around her. Her... more>> level on "cluelessness" was also not as bad as Bakarina since the ML himself always tried to cover up his feelings by constantly teasing her everytime they were in an awkward situation. If they could just be honest with each other instead of dropping hint, now that would be easier.

Overall, I hope this gets illustrated in a manga since it would be an interesting shoujo manga read. <<less
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YoriMei rated it
January 30, 2019
Status: c41
Not very original, but still very cute. It's a fluffy story about a villainess girl who was engaged to the ML, accidentally made him fell in love with her and didn't realize, and now she's trying to avoid destruction and get the MC together with the ML. It doesn't reinvent the wheel, but the characters are pretty solid, and the art is quite pretty. The cliches are there (all the capture targets love her not the MC, she's absolutely oblivious from the intentions of everyone else). Translations are also quite... more>> good, although the character portraits next to every dialogue line is a hit or miss kinda thing. The only minor original thing is that Louise ships the MC and the ML so she wants the two together.

The translator has a patreon that contains chapters as well and is far far ahead in the story. Originally I thought they were permanently pay walled but I was wrong.

Overall it's unoriginal but cute, if you want something light hearted, akin to shoujo manga, then this is it. Please do check it out and decide for yourself whether or not you'd like to continue or not. <<less
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08phamann rated it
July 29, 2019
Status: c8
Not that interesting. Typical MC transmigrates into novel and somehow without doing anything makes ML fall for her without her realising. MC doesn't look that smart.
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Alicha rated it
June 28, 2019
Status: c7
Male lead and female lead chemistry is just not for me. The translation is great and the illustrations are also pretty but to be very honest the constant bickering between to two characters gets me quite annoyed. By themselves the two characters aren’t bad but together they just keep arguing in this monotonous manner that ends up with the male lead “winning” and the female angry or embarrassed. But then again if you like obsessive guys who teases you constantly go ahead~
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Arha rated it
May 17, 2019
Status: --
I got bored and stopped reading around chapter 60 or so. The way the story emphasizes just how perfect and pretty and kind Louise is gets kind of irritating, as does the characters seemingly refuse to progress in any way. The last straw was being framed for cheating after she thinks about what a "terrible villain" she is for not intending to go easy on Stella after going out of her way to help her, only for Stella to apparently be complicit in framing her. Yeah, I get it, the... more>> teacher's a b***h and Stella either is too or is at best not willing to stand up for her, but the situation just makes me roll by eyes at how the story treats her like some martyr.

As for the characters not changing, the story only works because Louise is too stupid to realize that the prince is in love with her even though she knows exactly how the prince in love behaves. For the prince's part, it also only works here because he's ALSO too stupid to realize. Thus, they're at this point of quasi dating for sixty chapters because of how thick the characters are.

2.5/5, rounding down because I realized I don't have any GOOD things to say about it, only parts that I feel were competently written. <<less
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Lamo Lamp rated it
May 5, 2019
Status: --
It's very original in it's unoriginality

Reincarnating as the villainess of the story, raising a flag her and there, dense to surrounding events/people, the personality of the FM and ML

I expect the illustration of the FM as villainess is domeenring type of character, a proper noble lady like thing, with sharp eyes and so on, but instead we got Mary Sue type of illustration, I mean in the original story she should like that right?

I don't mind with cliche story IF the author could deliver it with his own style, instead... more>> like I said very original in it's unoriginality

The grammar is good enough for me, the transalator did a good job about that, but what is it about the icon? It's massive turn off for me, it as if we, the reader is so stupid that we can't differentiate between which character speaking from from the descriptions

Well the point is, it's not my cup of tea, this is just my rant, you shouldn't decide not to read the novel because of my comment, just read it first then decide later, who knows if this gonna be your favorite <<less
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Raneday rated it
January 25, 2019
Status: c12
What a cute novel to read >.<

I really enjoy reading this series the pacing was good and most importantly the interaction between the Main Lead and the MC are just sooo adorable

And I hope that other people would also love reading this novel too
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Sauramon rated it
February 17, 2019
Status: c8
I'm sure this is a very sweet, low-stress story.

But I can't for the life of me understand how the FL reaches the conclusion that the world would end unless it follows the original story. The villain isn't a villain anymore, so how could it ever follow the source material?

If she wants the original otp to be together because she ships them, then by all means! Scheme away! But what's with the flimsy justification? Then later on, when she falls for him, there will be all that unnecessary drama of possible-world-end-so-we-can't-... more>> be-together.

I hate dense protagonists. <<less
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Cutie Chimmy
Cutie Chimmy rated it
July 17, 2019
Status: c91
This novel doesn't really have a plot. Things just happen. It's like a slice-of-life story with elements of a reincarnated otoge villainess novel. So if you're looking for a low-stress story, this could fit your taste.

One potential major turn-off could be the use of icons when it came to dialogue. I, myself, found it quite distracting but somehow managed to get used to it as I binge-read the novel.

Now about the characters themselves. The MC is frustrating at times. She has that annoying trait of being "kind" and "helpful" to... more>> the point of idiocy (like she knows it's gonna bring her trouble but noo, she MUST be the goddamn Martyr Sue) . There were moments I wanted to slap some sense into her thick skull and shout "Stop being so freaking oblivious and stupid!".

She keeps reiterating how she should stay away from the ML and how the world must follow the original novel's plot line, but doesn't think for a second about how everything changed because of her, especially the ML. I mean, you spent more than a decade being his friend yet you can't figure out he is already different from the novel version? And you keep acting surprised when he is simply being normal, like always?

About the ML and the other characters, I don't really have much to say since they don't have much depth, really.

The story itself flows weirdly and it kind of feels jolted, although, I doubt it's the translator's fault.

Anyway, I'd only recommend this novel to people who either:

1. Have time to waste, and wouldn't mind reading a plot-less, slice-of-life story with a frustrating MC and a rather jarring flow.


2. Is looking for a low intensity story and is willing to over look a lot of things. Maybe you could treat it as a breather after reading something heavy, lol. <<less
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Beccablue rated it
June 28, 2019
Status: --
I can't put my finger on exactly what it is I don't like about it. The translations is well done. The story has potential. It might be the way it's structured and the characters. While I like the idea of them, when I read, it feels stilted almost? I understand that some of the characters are awkward because of the lack of socialization, so they way they speak would be a little cold. But still....

I really don't know what it is I don't like, I just know I don't enjoy... more>> reading this or am invested enough to care about the characters. <<less
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Flamemoon rated it
May 6, 2019
Status: c57
Pretty interesting story, but sometimes seems that the line of Stella is not revealed enough, she just appears occasionally and there are actually only a few dialogs that include her presence. But it's not the end so maybe she is going to appear more often in the future chapters.

Great translation, sincere thanks to the translator. I saw some spots once or twice, but it's unpaid translation so can't complain, and in reality it's not so horrible to even complain about. Also I really like this style with icons, and yeah... more>> claim myself stupid but while reading other stories I quit often don't understand who is talking (especially when there are no names after speech) So greatly appreciate those style

Read this novel at leisure, don't expect anything brilliant but still a great story. <<less
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weirdreader rated it
August 8, 2019
Status: c97
The book is honestly like a breather after reading something heavy.

However, the interactions between the characters is always been my favourite moments. The MC and ML bicker a lot, it's more of a harmless bicker between childhood friends making it relaxing and heartfelt.

It also shows how weak the royal family can be despite it being powerful. For example, how the ML and his cousin (Simone) care for each other and have honest brotherhood, but can't be sincere with one and another due to the fact that their lives is more... more>> of a political stage for the nobles to prey upon.


When Simone was deliberately having his achievements supressed by Ian (ML), not because he wanted it, but otherwise his life would be in danger. Ian saw that, and he was upset about it, due to the fact he saw the real joyous Simone but the ML can't do nothing about it, even when he wants to.


The deep friendship between the 3 characters, their love and conflict can make you almost feel the whole thing.

The story also shows that ultimately your fate is in your hands, and even the author of your story can't change it. <<less
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ike_00000 rated it
June 19, 2019
Status: c79
I'm like many others; I wouldn't give it 5 stars, maybe closer to 4 instead, but it has some very low ratings that I don't think is representative of the story so I want to help bring it up. Also, this cover photo is terrible; it makes him look like a pedophile to be frank, but she's just short. Not bad! Very fluffy and quite light, although I think it's starting to get dramatic. I'm seeing a lot of complaints about the character dialogue style (basically, whenever it's dialogue there's... more>> an icon of the person talking beside it) but personally I don't mind it at all; I don't think it's a reason to not read the story especially after you get used to it. Although it's a pity that some characters don't have pictures.

I also disagree with some earlier comments about how the MC doesn't realize. Sure she's surprised in the beginning, and a little upset, but she realizes the story is deviating. I think the story depicts a pretty sensible struggle of "I want to love who I love" and "what if bad things happen because the story is rocked at it's base? Or I get hurt because the original plot won't be deviated from?". A lot of similar stories don't really consider it as much, so it's good to see.

They're slowly realizing together that they like each other, so in that sense she's not a terribly dense character. He realized it pretty slow too.

Nothing about this story is terribly original, but it's still a cute read I'd say. <<less
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