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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MLVF
남자주인공의 여자사람친구입니다
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Kryto
Kryto rated it
September 24, 2019
Status: c123
Now this was THOROUGHLY enjoyable. If I was to give a quick summary, it's a sweet, warm, and lovely story. I couldn't help but binge read the whole thing from 1 to 123 in just a couple days.

Villainess Fiancée seems pretty par for the course when it comes to all the villainess reincarnation stories. It has no significant world building, no ground breaking plot, no sweeping descriptions of exotic locations, no exciting battles or epic drama. So why did I enjoy it enough to give it a full 5 stars?

To... more>> put it simply, I just love the characters. More specifically the warm interactions they have with each other. Reading Villainess Fiancée and seeing the main cast have fun is like wrapping oneself in a warm blanking by a cozy fireplace during a cold winter day. The writing is very simple. The upside to this is that it's easy to read and conveys just what it needs to convey. All of the main cast have some fun interactions with each other and there's a sweetness about how they show that care.

There are little things, like how the main trio all have a different favorite cake, and if asked what kind of cake they'd like to eat for their birthday they would pick a flavor they think the others would like, so whenever one of them has a birthday the other two would plan a surprise party and forcibly pick the cake they know that the birthday person likes. Then there are subtle things, like how the characters who know each other well are able to tell when the other is feeling troubled based on their facial expressions and body language.

It's just so fluffy and healing to see such genuine friendship along with fun interactions and a budding romance.

Of course the series isn't without problems. The writing style is a double edged sword. And the main character Louise, while being the sweetest thing, can also rub people the wrong way haha.
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I'm mainly referring to HOW DAMN LONG it takes for her to realize that things don't need to follow the world of the story because of all the changes she's made. Gosh this plot point hamstrings her for so long it's silly. I'm glad I was able to binge read the story to get through this hahaha.

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Overall though the characters and their interactions really made this story for me. The unoriginal plot doesn't hamper my enjoyment at all. <<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.

Or,

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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Sauramon
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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Beccablue
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
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
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.

Spoiler

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.

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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
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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123alee123
123alee123 rated it
June 12, 2019
Status: c74
This suffers from the problem of most of the transmigration stories of the genre, in that the protagonist doesn't act the least bit like a villain. Instead she's kind of incompetent, weak-willed, oh so perfect female lead who lets herself get bullied and goes with the flow. It's hard to imagine that she doesn't get completely trampled surrounded by the strong willed characters you typically find in otome games. She's just not a very interesting MC at all.
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Tams
Tams rated it
April 22, 2019
Status: --
So far so good! Even though it's not perfectly translated, atleast I could understand what's being said. I would just laugh it off those typo's. Like couch becomes coach or at the chapter 46, the very first sentence "Why did her kiss her?. I was like "What the-? She kiss her ownself?! How is that possible?😂😂I actually love those typos as it would make my day so great!🤗🤗
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Ritsuka
Ritsuka rated it
March 5, 2019
Status: c30
The thing I really liked about this is actually that its really different from all the same genre novels. The romance is not overly sweet, it is the right amount to make your heart flutter. There are actually lot of dialogues which are really rare to see in some novels making me so frustrated like guys how about some talk?I liked the female's lead's past part a lot like that was a bit feely. There are no jealous ladies going around bullying the MC and wrecking my ship which is... more>> really nice. THE ILLUSTRATIONS ARE JUST STUNNING LIKE AGHHHH DAMN I LOVE EM. There is actually really cute bickering and squabbles between the main couple which is actually really nice.I'm kind of done with all the doting but not any cheerful chatter and friendliness. Well so far I realky like it.I hope it gets adapted into manhwa <<less
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Ecirteab
Ecirteab rated it
February 13, 2019
Status: c22
A cute, cliche novel about a girl who transmigirates as the villain fiancee who is completely different from her novel counterpart and thus changes her relationships with every character but is completely oblivious about every flag she raises. In a fun counterpart, the Male lead appears to be oblivious to his obvious feelings as well.

This novel doesn't innovate but I plays its cliches well. The characters are enjoyable, if not particularly well developed beyond the main cast. Louise, although oblivious, does not obnoxiously try to force the perceived plot (beyond... more>> the usual surface attempts) and threats everyone as humans before characters since she's been in this world since young. Some may consider it "raising flags" but also speaks to her compassionate character and integration with the novel world.

Spoiler

Simon brings about second Male lead syndrome hard, I really wish they could end up together because the Male lead has the typical "bullying" love prevalent in these kind of novels

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Nah3sa
Nah3sa rated it
February 4, 2019
Status: c17
The plot is not really original if you already read "I woke up one day and realised I am in an otome game" novels.

Moreover, I couldn't find myself growing fond or attached to the characters. They are somewhat stereotypical for this kind of romcom.
Spoiler

A dense female lead who doesn't realise that the male lead is in love with her, and a male lead which will try scheme to conquer her without much success.

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Another thing is that I can't follow the plot, or more like there isn't much plot. We jump from one scene to another without link beetween them and they aren't even that interesting. Just basic slice of light ? So, if you want something light to waste time it's ok but that's it. Nothing more. I dropped this novel at chapter 17, but maybe it'll become better later ?
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earlgreyt
earlgreyt rated it
January 22, 2020
Status: Completed
If you're looking for a sweet, romantic/fluffy, villainess-heroine, academy story that isn't too exaggerated, unrealistic, petty or stupid, this is it!

The friendships in this book are what made me to give it a high rating.

The prince, cousin, and other student council members are very well fleshed out and well done. I adore the examples of brotherhood, sisterhood, and beautiful relationships that are portrayed, which were not without their own frictions.

But overcoming the difficulties and treasuring these friendships are what made the story much more memorable than if everything went well... more>> without ups and downs.

Spoiler

I was especially impressed by the love triangle part of the story between the prince, MC, and the prince's cousin. All three of them were bound by their strong childhood and adulthood friendship, but at the same time, these strong feelings of familial love had changed as they grew. Despite all the political conflicts, jealousy, and repressed desires, their bond from childhood remained strong and helped them overcome the changes between them.

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X-reaper
X-reaper rated it
December 10, 2019
Status: c137
The MC is one of the most infuriating thing for me. She is such a bloody push over. Like really, she is getting treated unfairly to a point where you could probably call it extreme bullying but does almost nothing to fight back or do anything. If I were her or if any normal self respecting person was her, we probably would have slapped the villain in the face already or complained to the higher power connections that we have so many of. Like she does so little to fight... more>> back, it makes me almost question if she is so much of a masochist that she likes getting treated like an idiot and getting physically injure. <<less
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a190619
a190619 rated it
June 19, 2019
Status: c52
Like what others have mentioned, it's a fairly usual otome villainess transmigration plot. Nothing special, but still quite cute -- the dialogue between the characters flow pretty well, the translation is pretty good and the artwork is absolutely gorgeous. That being said, the story does suffer from its predictability and I feel like it'd work a lot better as a manga rather than a novel.

It's good as a fluffy, guilty-pleasure sort of late night read, but probably not for those who want more plot.
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RAGA
RAGA rated it
June 14, 2019
Status: --
Nah, not for me. If it wasn't for the distracting picture format (and yes, I know that it's a problem with the raws and not on the translator, who does a good job btw), I'd probably stick around to read more of it because while it's rather unoriginal and somewhat bland in terms of plot and character, it's cute enough on its own if you like the genre. But for people who can't stand the chat box/almost text messaging format, the story and characters don't make it worth the effort... more>> to ignore the format. ¯_ (ツ) _/¯ <<less
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AoArashi
AoArashi rated it
May 26, 2019
Status: --
It's very light reading. And cute dialogues. I like it.
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AngelicaHolmes
AngelicaHolmes rated it
March 1, 2019
Status: c28
i wouldn't give a five star review since the story don't offer something new, but there so many one one star review and the novel isn't that bad either, I just hope that the main character stop idealising everyone like the novel characters she knew in her previous life, but out of that, if you like the genere it really deserve a try, I like the ML personality isn't exagerated, he likes the MC but I don't know if he has yet noticed himself, I think that's cute
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