The Villainous Celebrity Wife of the CEO

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The Su family has twin daughters.

They were like the sun and the moon; one sister was bright and had a carefree disposition while the other one was demure and reserved.

But it never occurred to anyone that when the twins grew up, the introverted sister would step into the entertainment circle and became a well-known flower! While the other one packed up her school bag, and aiming to become a doctor of Geology, sailed all the way across the ocean!

One day, while the other sister’s intoxicated face was exploring the wild, a manager with a group of bodyguards tied her up and brought her to a variety show!

“What bedroom scene are you trying to make me do?! Let this old woman go!!!”

“Su Jishi, your sister left a retirement letter and disappeared! All her endorsements, variety shows, and movie contracts add up to more than three billion dollars in liquidated damages! If she still won’t show up, then you have to take her place for the meantime!”

“What?!”

“By the way, she’s currently dating the vice president of XX Group and you have an appointment with him tomorrow night.”

Manager: “You are three centimeters taller than your sister, two degrees darker than her skin…your hair is fifty centimeters shorter, and a mole is missing from the corner of your eye. The most important thing is that you are ten pounds heavier than her! Starting today, you have to strictly follow a diet to lose weight! Are you allergic to anything or abstain from any food?

Woman: “I’m not a vegetarian.”

Manager: “…”

The president held the woman’s face in his hands and affectionately said, “Dear, this mole on the corner of your eye was made to be kissed by me.”

The woman raised her hand to wipe off the mole: “Sorry, this mole was only painted!”

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Redmi
Redmi
July 31, 2019
Status: --
Damn, I usually never give a hoot to Mills & Boon jjwxc novels, but the synopsis above simply screamed "READ ME YOU FOOLISH SEASONED CN/JP/KR XIANXIA/ISEKAI/FUSION FANTASY NOVEL READER!". So here I am, reading my first jjwxc novel. What could possibly go wrong right?

I hope Qidian et. Al will realize how important first impression is. And where else it should be done? Of course, it is in the synopsis!
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shouahang58
shouahang58 rated it
February 8, 2020
Status: --
I couldn't finish reading cause I hate how irresponsible her twin is for running away, I really hate how the manager dude just keeps comparing the MC to her sister like dude they are two different person. Also hate how narcissistic the ML is.

I felt more angst and anger then joy while reading this. Also how they just kidnap the MC instead of asking her to take her s*upid ass twin's role.
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MisheruBookish
MisheruBookish rated it
September 8, 2019
Status: Completed
I dont know why but the title is pretty much misleading and not appropriate with the story at all. The twins are neither a villain (like from a novel) or even a wife of a CEO. I really love this story, because for one thing I'm also twin (?). The MC is mature, clever and capable unlike almost all other MCs. Su Jinqing is the mellow, calm elgant (moon) twin sister, while Su Jishi is the lively and independent one (sun) . Even with their different personalities, they... more>> have their own charm that will captivate you to read this novel till the end. They are the other side of each other but Jishi will learn to live as her sister in the showbiz world far cry from her PHD Geological Exploring.

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nuttyreader
nuttyreader rated it
August 22, 2019
Status: Completed
Edit: Geologist hammer - wins the day. Just this gives +2 stars.

This is an interesting take on a entertainment based story. The starting point is a bit unrealistic but it seems to work due to the FL thought process. Moral/ethics do not change in the middle. The twins can be considered Mary Sues with the writing properly conveying the differences between the sisters. One is the sun and the other the moon. The other side of the same coin without one being better than the other.

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There is a revenge portion in the story but it was part of the ML story instead of the MC which was different from all the other stories I have read. The sisters issues are mostly all pure entertainment based problems. Expect the typical jealous people. Near the end, there will be the typical ML spoiling of MC.

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just gotta love the Geologist hammer!!!
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ike_00000
ike_00000 rated it
June 4, 2020
Status: c102
Alright so sure I got super mad and hardly made it through. But in the end, I did make it through, and honestly it's not that different from the other tr*shy-vibe shoujo fluff stories in this genre. Although that title still makes no sense and tbh I'm inclined to believe the author was just trying to take advantage of the trend of "protagonist-is-a-side-character"

Did MC lack professionalism in trying to be that twin? Sure. But so what? She had no obligation to pick up this pot from the start! That she... more>> is willing to maintain pretense is more than she should be expected to do.

Was I annoyed w that twin's actions? Honestly, yeah. I'll say first that I get her though, and she really didn't push her twin into this position (it was the idea of her manager and company), but it was still a selfish thing to do considering the people behind her who have to clean up her mess.

Also, some reviewer criticized the manager harshly. He's not really that bad; in the beginning you kinda wanna kill him, but afterwards he's okay. He does try to respect her wishes within the constraints of his job, but he also wasn't supposed to be in this position as well. However, he met his responsibilities. Sure rattling about keeping a diet is annoying, but MC agreed voluntarily, so who can she blame for that? <<less
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bythos
bythos rated it
August 21, 2020
Status: c120
At the beginning it was great a cool concept executed in a funny but also with some emotions and a partly fleshed out characters.

But now all that is lost in the wilderness arc.

  1. Basically an arc for praising the FL to the nine heavens.
  2. The celebs aren't even able to walk 5km is utter BS. I don't think there are that many celebs nowadays who don't exercise and a 5 km walk isn't even warm up for that. Granted they have heavy bags but how heavy can they be, plus from personal experience having carried even a sleeping bag with all necessities in a hiking back pack. Modern ones are designed to distribute the weight so that it is borne on the whole body and not just shoulders.
  3. These are the celebs who work really long hours as stated by the author prior (not exactly sure but I believe it was in this novel) or logically celebs work long hours or are jumping around on stage for 5+ hours and suddenly when they are with the FL a debuff is applied to them such that even just 2 hrs of walking after resting for a whole day brings them to tears.
In essence the 3 stars is for the story till here and the author just botched everything by making everyone else seem incompetent... more>> compared to the FL. Just showing FL knows how to do basic stuff plus a few extra would have been sufficient to show FLs proficiency but all that is now down the drain.

And somebody tell the author to walk 5 km with a 30 kg proper hiking backpack on a hiking trail and am pretty sure the author is in for a surprise even if author never exercised. <<less
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Nelle
Nelle rated it
December 22, 2020
Status: Completed
Pros:

    • The love between siblings and the unity displayed by the team were good.
    • Su Jishi's character was written well. She has the best comebacks and she doesn't let herself suffer.
Cons:

    • The romance part of the novel was lackluster. The ML frequently appears in the story, but I did not feel any romantic excitement.
    • The way Su Jishi's twin's character was written is unpromising. I get that she's the introvert twin, but the author failed to give her any personality - introverts have personalities as well!
    • I skimmed through several chapters, especially towards the end, because it's boring. The suspense-building is little to none.
    • What's up with the title? It's very misleading. There's no part of the story where "villainous" and "wife" are applicable, absolutely none.
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agathe
agathe rated it
April 30, 2020
Status: Completed
the biggest part of the story is about a twin pretending to be her idol sister - it’s fast paced and mostly fun, with bits of adventure and little bit of drama, quite a few ladle of chicken soup, and even tidbits of geology science... to make for diversity

our MC is the smart daredevil variation of these kind of story. Hopefully she’s not too op (not a reincarnated super doctor doubled with an assassin or a superstar power)

There’s very little romance, but it feels kind of true. It’s sweet... more>> enough, without extra re hiccups, and I deeply appreciate everything relationships being « direct » : no means no, and yes means yes - how refreshingly simple

so while it’s pretty typical of the genre, it is also enriched by lots of little thing, and short on the bothersome vengeance /revenge / s*upid antagonists - all that bad stuff being happily replaced by interesting stuff

i have nothing’s bad to say about the « irresponsible sister », if you ever had the misfortune to accompany someone in a long lasting disease till the end, you probably would just find her anything but « irresponsible » - these are devastating experiences

but somethings are pretty dangerous to write : for example, you can die of dehydration in a hike, and true hikers would never skimp on their 2l/ day of water.
There are other nonsense for comic purposes I suppose - but at least reading them wont threaten anybody’s life

(the translation is going by 1/3 chapters and is of course, way bet than MT, thanks a lot for that nice discovery :) <<less
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3694
3694 rated it
March 10, 2022
Status: c7
I have something to complain. But if you turn off your brain then reading this series is not a problem.
    • I dont get how is it any business of Su Jishi to help her sister who btw run away from all her responsibilities.
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      granted I felt remorse about my mother's death. But what I will do is to start visiting her grave every chance I can get and try to contact my sis and tell her im there for her but im not going to sacrifice my 1 and half year of life for something Idk how to do and not my profession. Do you know how hard it is to act? When the script was written it was only words, actors are responsible for acting those words out. They dont just act bcuz of those words they act with expression and sht so that the audience felt it. Idk how bad celebrities rep in china but they work hard and not everyone has the talent to be expressive as they are. So imagine a profession that has nothing to do with acting suddenly put into a job, it was a disaster no matter how much you look at it. But somehow a fcking manager put her there just bcuz they look similar.

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    • Wtf with the manager saying it was not kidnapping when in fact they force her to come with them by getting her unconscious. Literally, she's on work and was taken. Who's idea to involve someone else's twin sis to this situation?
    • 3 billion worth for only a year and half contract of Su jin. Htf you get 3 billion in a year and half?? No matter how much popular a celebrity is, that still 3 billions. You need 999 million to get a billion, and her worth of 1 and half year is 3 times of it. Wtf is her networth to get that shitty numbers? Ugh cn series really likes to exaggerate everything.
Im only chapter 7 and im willing to drop this. The only thing I like about this is the FL has personality and that's all.
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dramamonster
dramamonster rated it
January 19, 2020
Status: c55
A famously gentle and beautiful actress runs away, but leaves behind billions (chinese currency) of unfulfilled work and endorsement contracts. Her manager and boss kidnap her twin sister, Su Jushi, a US PhD Geology student, to fulfill her work commitments.

However, Su Jushi is not the sweet gentle type. She is more like a wuxi sword (I mean hammer...) heroine. Su Jushi is strong, valiant, kind, heroic, science-savvy, and straightforward. She decides to do it to help her twin, but when this heroic woman is dropped into the shallow entertainment circle,... more>> hijinks ensue.

As for the MC, he's a smart CEO pretending to be a playboy to hide from his family's scheming. He contracted the actress to pretend to be his girlfriend as a cover, but wasn't prepared for Su Jushi... He's in for a real surprise...

Very enjoyable read so far (the chapters are split in translation, so likely hundreds of chapters to go), but I'd recommend this. <<less
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IrisBay
IrisBay
April 25, 2020
Status: Completed
Over all the novel was good.
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The ML was really devoted and love the MC. He propose many times and ask to have a baby, but he waited for the MC. Because of the past of MC's parent marriage that was she was doubt in marriage and to have a family even thou her twin sister was already married and had a triples (2 an identical twin boy and a girl). After the MC saw how ML treat her nephews she realised that the MC really love kids and wanted to have a family with her so she decided to get married, in the end they married and have a baby spring.

After the event in the entertainment industries they both quit even, some of their fans quit and hated them because of the twin scandal, but some still love them. They even got more projects after the scandal.

After years past they are still legend in entertainment industry.

That's the end of the novel

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elbert134
elbert134 rated it
March 12, 2020
Status: c70
Pretty fun. The title is a bit misleading though, as if you read the title you're expecting some drama here and there but the story actually is just a laid back and fun story, a comedy if you will. So just go in and read the story with the expectations of reading a comedy, not a romance cause there's not much of that here, but it's there. It's just not the focus of the story.
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tsukinosekaku
tsukinosekaku rated it
September 26, 2022
Status: Completed
first of all!! the title is a little misleading, our FL is not villainous at all. she’s strong, decisive and speaks whatever comes to mind. she cares for no bullsh*t and is not a villainous character!

and it’s because of her girl crush personality that makes me love her!!!! she knows what she’s doing and she is responsible til the end. she signed up to replace her sister and even though, her lifestyle is so different, she gritted her teeth and calmed herself to see to the end of her actions.

i... more>> personally dont think that her sister is so irresponsible. she has her problems and she was at her wit's end when she decided to leave. though it is irresponsible for her to suddenly pack her bags, but I think in that moment, she thought that that was her best choice. she left behind at least some financial compensation which shows that she isn’t so heartless to leave without settling the damages. I actually love her and I dont get why some are quick to disdain her.

our FL and ML is probably the cutest pairing. they are literally the same people. they both match each other’s fiery attitudes and they flirt in their own geological language which I find adorable???? I loveeeeed reading how they both found out about their respective feelings and it flows so so well!!!!! it was so natural and very heart fluttering!!

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the scene where ML rushed to fl’s apartment after getting that phone call!!!! he was so distressed that he realised she’s the only one that matters in his world... aaaaaa and he kept calling out her name repeatedly as if it could bring himself closer to her aaaarrrghhhhh

and we cant miss out on our fl’s realisation!!! bc of her strong personality, she dont need no man to solve her problems but when she subconsciously decided to lose herself by sending pictures of the fault zone to ml— argh!!! our ML is the first person she could think of and she could be herself since they share something common!! she also missed his presence when he’s not around and started to feel lonely without him aaaaaaaa!!!!!

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this is a good novel!! I didnt expect it to be this good???? the reviews were both 50-50 so I didnt dare to put many expectations but wtf 😭😭😭 I loved everything about it!!!!! <<less
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Pezwitch
Pezwitch rated it
April 30, 2022
Status: Completed
I was really disappointed in this novel, the title makes zero sense, the FL was too Mary Sue. There was a plot, but it was lost in the descriptions of how awesome the FL was

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Spoiler

The twin didn't even tell the FL their mother had cancer or tell her when the mother died, which showed there was zero relationship between the sisters. Obviously the twin knew where her sister was because the manager found the FL

It was never brought up in the book if the mother even ask to see the daughter she abandoned before she died

The relationship between the mother and the FL is where they lost me. The mother left the marriage with the introvert sister because she couldn't afford two daughters and the mother decided the extrovert sister could raise herself if the deadbeat dad neglected her (which of course happened)

An 8 year old didn't want to see the woman who abandoned her and the mother just gave up

There was no one around when FL graduated from high school and college with her bachelors and masters degrees, so I'm not sure where the sisterly feelings were (was it the necklace the FL gave the sister the ONE TIME she saw her in 20 years?)

And the FL decided she understood the mother's choice

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I enjoyed the FL in the beginning of the book, but at the end I no longer cared about her or her sister or the romance with ML

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strongandindie
strongandindie rated it
June 5, 2020
Status: c63
The translation is really good but this novel is just not for me. I'm going to drop it because of the lack of "feels" - I hoped to laugh, giggle, smile, or feel warmth but I haven't and the plot and characters aren't so intriguing anyway.
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joellyanne
joellyanne rated it
February 12, 2020
Status: Completed
Finally finished!!!!!!!!! Love it. It is different, but what an amazing read. A very well developed story and worth all the time you have. Yes it is a story about a twin with two different personalities, but that's what make this novel worth your while.
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nevelvir
nevelvir rated it
December 26, 2019
Status: Completed
Damn, the title is totally misleading.

At first I don't want to read this story because there have been too many similar troops. But then, I got too idle and read this amidst my boredom. And I jumped right into the pit.

THIS STORY IS TOO GREAT!!

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The story about the two sisters struggle is so engaging that I can't help but follow along. Su Jishi and Su Jinqing is as different as sun and moon. But without each other, the existing 'Su Jin' is never perfect.

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I'm glad I've read this novel, such a refreshing story. It told us about family, dreams, and of course with romance as it's seasoning. I'm glad the twins each got their own happy ending.

Btw, the ongoing translation is great! I just can't sit still so I tried MTL ing right away. Fortunately, this is just a short novel. <<less
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Bmw_fic
Bmw_fic rated it
December 8, 2021
Status: Completed
That hammer was a Chekov’s gun :)

This was fantastic. Very well written, amazing characters, and a great translation.

I laughed, I cried, I stayed up too late in anxiety (will not spoil).

10/10 would recommend.
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erynalu
erynalu rated it
September 7, 2021
Status: c49
This is sooo good! I didn't have much expectation at first, thinking it would be the usual entertainment circle novel, especially with the 4.0 rating. Don't even get tricked by the cheesy title 'The Villainous Celebrity Wife of the CEO' (dunno where this came from?) as the alternate title 'It's Hard to be A White Lotus' is more fitting.

The plot got more and more interesting as I read it, and I like the FL and her twin sister characters. They don't feel 2D and we can really see their... more>> personalities and how it was tempered.

In the beginning, the translation is a bit bad and some sentences may not make sense, but this will change around chapter 30 raw (I think?).

I also like Su Jishi's interactions with other characters, from the agent, assistant, makeup artist, and with ML. I think ML was really funny too. The occasional geographic lessons are also interesting. I am genuinely surprised to see the author mention other countries quite detailedly, unlike other Chinese or Korean novels where other countries are usually fodders and their countries are the best. But in here, there is balance when mentioning other countries.

Spoiler

I am also surprised with the level of details about Indonesia because from what I read so far, it doesn't seem far fetched at all (hiking, greedy gov, cooperation with foreigners, low GDP outside the capital city, etc). The events mentioned also did happen (tsunamis, earthquake, and anti-Chinese incident). And this is coming from an Indonesian! Though I am bad at Geography and historical events...

But of course I will be ready with my pitchfork if the author ever splash wrong dirty water lol

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It has been a good read so far, but I will be waiting for translation since it was in high quality and uploaded daily. Thank you translator!

For people who are wondering whether to read or not, just try it and you might like it! I personally think it's much better than a lot other novels I see here in NU. <<less
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hobisbeansprouts
hobisbeansprouts rated it
March 7, 2021
Status: Completed
OMG I have finished reading the raws and IT'S SO!! GOOD!! I dropped this novel few months ago so I'm back to read but found out the translator's website is gone so I decided to MTL. Best!! Decision!! Ever!!

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Okay so this novel is one of the few novels that has small interactions between the leads. For me, it feels not enough and enought at the same time? Their interactions can be counted with two hands and halfway, they only hold hands?? No kissing, no hugging. I was going to fight fr (╯‵□′) ╯︵┻━┻ but after they got together, they got me hot and bothered but only few scenes!! Istg I WANT MORE!!

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Besides that, I love when ML found out about it. I think it makes sense that ML is not too hung over it, because FL is very herself when she's with ML. She doesn't hide and try to be her sister at all. She's also independent YES! Their relationship is so (/ω\)

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