The Mistress Runs Away


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Although she was an innocent woman who did not know the world, Rowena fell into a love trap and became the mistress of Duke Killian.

She devoted her body and mind to him for three years, but she was thrown away with repeated contempt and misunderstanding.

One day she secretly gave birth to his child and lived in hiding like a sinner.

After five years, he returned like nothing ever happened.

“Long time no see. Miss Philone.”

“… … Don’t you remember throwing money at me and throwing me away?”

“I threw it away, so I have to pick it up.”

Killian smiled, responding lightly. The cold eyes turned to the door where the child was hiding.

“I didn’t expect that you would be so quick, but in the meantime, it must have been sweet.”

“… … .”

“Choose. Miss Philone.”

A man who lifted my cheeks with a glance of appreciation of the object reported.

“Will you be my mistress again, or will you die with your child on the street?”

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Gushishi rated it
March 11, 2021
Status: c3 part2
Haha where's the logic of this story? The FL's uncle is a very successful and famous novelist, but the FL got duped as she wanted to become a novelist too? Girl, just ask your uncle to make a connection, you don't need to go to the capital to be fooled by your friend.

There are many loopholes from the beginning.

Next, she has lived with her uncle (guardian) since she was 5 yo. Yo, you didn't even write a letter to him? An Ungrateful Brat.

Next, if ML is that powerful as being... more>> described by the author, he would not got confused/ duped by his household butler's little trick (Mrs Gurstrade) saying that FL has a man outside.

Gosh, ML is a human too. But, as ML is too overpoweredly described, him being decieved by such a trick is too low. <<less
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March 6, 2022
Status: --
Think of the worst of the worst Harlequin tropes, especially the grossly misogynistic MLs who think all women are whores. While ignoring their part in making them that way by treating them like whores and cornering (conning) them into those choices. Then suddenly the FL becomes the exception, not through love or merit, but because she is the object of his lust who allowed and endured his disgusting treatment longest, when any other woman would have smacked him across the face and left in disgust. She is, at last, finally... more>> vindicated by outside sources who confirm what she was saying to him all along: she's not a whore. He just needed other people to say so to believe it. Then she wins the "Not like the other girls!" prize of getting to stay with this gross guy who treats her like crap.

Skip it. <<less
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evanesco99211 rated it
April 11, 2021
Status: c6 part3
Have to agree with the review before me. The logic is a bit off... I mean, why...

... more>>

Why the hell would you choose to sell your body when you have a super kind rich uncle to ask for help to pay your debt? Aren't you more likely to be able to keep your dignity, work as a writer, and pay off your debt if you work with your uncle instead of a complete stranger?


Maybe the FL just has a different moral compass. Or maybe her pride is the problem here. Who knows...

My opinion of her right now is that she's just one of those girls who become s*upid once they become thirsty for a hot guy. Being in debt is just an excuse to get closer. Either way, she asks for the misunderstanding and pain, and this pair definitely deserves each other. <<less
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Imnotnic rated it
August 16, 2021
Status: c16 part1
The FL is so naive. I mean she said her uncle is a famous writer so why she need to go to the capital to become a writer? Isn't asking her uncle's help is much more easier than going to the capital?.. and also when she goes to the capital and realize her friend lie to her inorder to escape her debts (her friends debt).. why she choose to ask for a strangers help than her uncle..i don't know if shes just too prideful or what but why she didnt... more>> just admit that shes wrong and that she should listen to her uncle and ask for his help to payoff the debt?. And also when she runaway why didnt she just go home to her hometown, to her uncle why she choose to go to another foreign place just to suffer?... why do you need to make your life so miserable.. And also her uncle told her that shes welcome to go back whenever she wants to, her uncle loves her but why she didnt even write him a letter even just once, to inform him that shes alright or what.. like what the hell! she totally didnt even consider her uncles feeling.. you know you have a family thats waiting for you and worrying to what happened to you in the capital. So why dont you even write for once?

And the ML why he didnt know that his dogs are not even loyal to him? I mean he didnt even know that his servant has been deceiving him all this time.. <<less
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LunarWolf rated it
October 4, 2021
Status: --
dont judge me but I like it. Probably because im refreshing my literary pallete. Dont get me wrong, MC is a total weakling and total heroine. Makes shitty choices everywhere. Seriously, taken advantage of by everyone, like the girl who stole the ring, the maid who conned her, the publisher who conned her, etc. What makes me most mad is that she hurt her own son by struggling without any ability instead of going back to the duke who had money to support the child. She even kept the money... more>> but never used it in her struggling days. She bever went back to her uncle when she should. Like seriously, this girl has no contact with her uncle for like 8 plus years despite him being her only support. If she had brains, she would have atleast gone back to the uncle, and go be an author and get a proper publisher though the uncle. Instead shes sewing as cheap labor. She didnt even continue to work as an author in those 5 alone years to make better money for herself and son to live off of. This plot is in need of a system or transmigrator who will come and be serious and help give the son a proper life atleast instead of letting him struggle alongside a fool.

i shamed this thing so much but I hope my 5 stars will let the translator continue translating. <<less
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levoN18 rated it
October 19, 2021
Status: c21
Man I wrote such a nice review and deleted everything 🤦🏻‍♀️

So now again short and nice:

MC: isn't even half that smart author makes him be, 5 years apart + 3 years together and he couldn't figure out the truth about her 🤨 why?🤔

MC: Innocent county girl gets tricked and scammed, We only saw her like 3 chapters writing a novel and the end, dosen't write again. She is somehow ungrateful I mean she never contacts her uncle that raised her. She wants to be independent but everyone needs help and... more>> she needed it

[/ she should have at least asked her uncle for help when she was pregnant. Her child is sickly dosen't she worry for him (if you work yourself to death who will look after him???)


Look at this it should be short🤦🏻‍♀️ forgett it.

I find the translation really good thank youuu👌🏻👍🏻

ps. It's my first review I could have made some mistakes pls forgive me😖🙏 <<less
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recklesse rated it
September 26, 2021
Status: c18.3
It's actually not that bad. It's not that the FL doesn't have any common sense or some things were illogical, it's a bit realistic too. There's a common-thinking of realistic characters are smart and rational in their situations, but I think that what would be a more realistic character is if they share flaws with humans. That means they would sometimes react s*upidly, get emotional and make rash decisions, or be prideful.

For example, ... more>>

Someone said 'why didn't the FL just get help from her rich uncle? She's in debt, right?' but if you put herself in her shoes, you'd understand why she couldn't. She left home and got scammed, she must've felt too humiliated to go to her uncle for help. Or maybe she was considerate enough not to bother her uncle with paying a humongous debt that wasn't even hers or his.

And then the thing about being tricked to going to the capital. Why didn't she ask for her uncle's connection? Maybe she wanted to be independent and not ask her uncle for more.


I am looking forward for more chapters. This is really interesting. <<less
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Momotofu rated it
August 24, 2022
Status: c33.5
There is angst and misunderstanding. Great work on the translations!! I wish it was more regularly updated but they are looking for an editor so its a bit slow. Bookmark and wait till ch 40 methinks... at 33 its starting to turn.

Storyline is fairly solid. ML is a piece of... work... that I wish I could smack around a little. FL is a lovelorn dummy but she gets better. A good read if you like to yell at your screen and bang your head into a pillow a little. I... more>> actually enjoy it. <<less
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Drenlith rated it
January 24, 2023
Status: --
Eh, unpolished.
Classic feeble, gullible, naive, low IQ/EQ MC x overbearing, tyrannical, misogynistic, violent ML. A romanticized toxic relationship. If you want some decent story, look elsewhere, but if you're looking for angst-riddled senseless I hurt you-you hurt me, you're at the right spot.

Sticks around for the mistreatment long enough until pregnancy til she runs away, followed up with ML hunting her down and dragging her back against her will. OFC, he's going to take his sweet time to entertain the thought that the child's even his or other matters regarding MC's mistreatment under his care by third parties. Slowburn angst fest.

She wants to be an author, go to the ML then? He's been trying to meet all her monetary needs and wants in every possible way, why should he reject her writing career that doesn't interfere with their affairs or time spent together? He confronts and asks her about who she's been meeting up with and she's knowingly misguiding him, deepening the misunderstanding, further allowing others to target their already fragile relationship. She spent 3 years with him, well knowing how hostile everybody was towards her and was eager to be rid of her.
She clings onto this silly hope that they're in love with each other, but she's not honest and so obviously he'd be distrustful. If she had said the truth yet he didn't believe her, that's on him. But most of the mistakes land in her court.
She is a mistress after all, but she does little to nothing to either deepen their relationship or maximize what's been given to her. Worst of all, she can't learn from her mistakes to be more distrustful towards others, especially when it concerns the ML but when he acts nice she's all smitten and all seems forgotten *smh*. Absolute doormat personality.
Harlequin novels generally shouldn't exist, at least not when there's no decent takeaway from the victim's experience or growth. I have a feeling this is just going to be self-solving misunderstandings, ML starting to love and shelter MC, without her having to learn anything or toughen up and just tank all the hits from cannon fodders lying down until things change from ML's side.
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May 26, 2021
Status: c10 part2
Whilst I don't have an issue with authors making ample use of tension in stories, this series makes too much use of it. A good story needs those reprieves in order to provide contrast and context. I will, however, continue reading this series in the hopes that we get some of these all-important moments.
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ChiChi28 rated it
July 5, 2021
Status: c13.2
The female lead is young and naive but has a good heart so she is taken advantage early on on the story. This leads to the complicated relationship that she has with the ML (who comes off as a jerk but he also has some serious family issues). So far there are misunderstandings and conspiracies that are causing tension in the story. I’m waiting for her to leave so that he will maybe effect and change cause right he has no redemption qualities.🤷🏾‍♀️
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manjitk rated it
November 11, 2021
Status: c21 part3
Excellent translation - would rate it a 5. Wish updates were more frequent.

storyline is frustrating - can’t believe how naive the FL is to put up with so much crap from ML. ML, despite being an intelligent man can be so easily deceived into believing the worst of the FL without verifying.

wish they were more intimate scenes between the 2 leads but guess that won’t happen since it is rated R15 instead of R18.
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ReadBhell rated it
November 16, 2023
Status: Completed
The MC and ML are completely toxics, and worst character that I read, I was exciting to read this, but after chapters 60 all the drama going down, unnecesary drama and It IS better if we don't Talk about the final
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November 7, 2022
Status: --
Well, the author has only published two novels so far, so give him/her a break. The novel indeed has a lot of loopholes and scenarios way too far from reality that you can't stop grinding your teeth and almost make you lose all your hair. All we can do is wait and see if anything will change in his/her future literary works.
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marjoriequeen rated it
August 15, 2022
Status: --
i dropped this for now I will pick it up when mg nerves relax. Srsly it is soooo frustating I want to understand the FL but at the same time no and also the duke omg I cannot GIIIIRRRRLLL I KENAAAATTTTT! He got a lot of issues and hes sooo frustating.

It is a good novel but it will get on ur nerves giiirrrrlll
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Mssngheart rated it
October 6, 2021
Status: c19 part3
Gah! The noose is tightening... Such a good storyline I can’t wait for the next chapter. Thank you translator!
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