The Wife is First


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The wife is first, the country is second, and the husband is of lesser importance.

All of his life was spent riding a war horse and accomplishing meritorious military services. But what was the result? In the end, he was cast aside once he had served his purpose.

Out of selfishness, he had favored his consort and neglected his wife. Ultimately, the one who stood by his side was the wife that he had neglected for 10 years…

After being reborn, Jing Shao decided to repent and turn over a new leaf…

Standing outside the door while holding a pillow, Jing Shao gazed at the sky. He must first mend his relationship with his wife. Jing Shao formed a fist and knocked on the door, “Jun Qing, I know my wrongs, let me in!”

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Print rated it
August 22, 2018
Status: Completed
list of reasons why this novel is good

  • it's f**king great.
But in all seriousness, this novel was quite fun to read. It's just the right amount of comedy, drama, smut, and pure fluff. I would definitely suggest reading it if you're the type of person whose sick of the Gary sue Yaoi novels (for now). For anybody who has a decent understanding of Chinese just search up 妻为上 on google and you'll find free versions of the entire novel.
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XuRuel rated it
May 27, 2019
Status: Completed
Personally, I think this is a very sweet novel. Therefore, I have decided to translate it so that others can enjoy it too. I'll be translating the next chapter soon. So to the previous translator, I hope you don't mind?? But if u do, just tell me ok.
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Kriwufei rated it
July 17, 2018
Status: c1
Its actually pretty good so far. Don't go off of the quality of the description available here, the translator (s?) did a good job and the translation is easily understandable. It started out intriguing and I'm definitely looking forward to reading this series.
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MasterOfProcrastination rated it
December 18, 2018
Status: Completed

It’s everything I wish for and more! I read it for the first time in my native language (bless the publisher!) quite a long time ago and I can still say it’s still one of my best, so far.

It’s very good to your heart, I guaranty you. ML loves and worships the ground MC walk on. MC, after believed ML ‘s sincerity, loves him back and always help him. They both realy compliment each other. Many stories with other characters are also good and fun.

All in all, I... more>> love it, but then again, it’s personal opinion. So.... I guess you must try it yourself! ;) <<less
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Fanya rated it
December 16, 2018
Status: c5 part2
So far enjoying it. The overall plot is similar to many others. Prince was betrayed, then realized his male wife that was neglected is the only royal one, goes back in time to correct his wrongs and chase his love. What I like about it is that the Prince is not all-powerful with everything in the palm of his hand, he's a good general but he knows he's a musclehead and needs the wife's brain/help. And secondly, he's not controlling/secretive/manipulative and is open with his wife, so there's not much... more>> dragged out misunderstanding or implicit understanding at one glance despite being strangers or something. It's rather refreshing so far and I look forward to seeing them working together to navigate the complicated/hidden political scene. :) <<less
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mariri 199x_ rated it
December 30, 2018
Status: c5
Such a cute, doting gong!! And the shou is not a doormat :D I'm very excited to see how this story goes, but so far it's looking great!!
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dona rated it
April 25, 2019
Status: Completed
After reading 8 chapters I went and used mlt and finished it all. And wow I loved it. There are very few novels that I give 5 stars and this one deserves it. I´d argue it´s one of the best yaoi novels here.

  • a good plot without too many complexities
  • Decent characters with solid substance, ML was my favourite. Despite him being the prince´s consort, he was a strong, understanding and rational man, you just can´t help but love him.
  • MC and ML truly were a perfect couple and the way their relationship developed truly made it worth reading.
This is essentially a story about the rebirth of MC, getting a second chance with his male consort whom he neglected in the past life. Since he was given a second chance he actively worked... more>> to make a healthy relationship, and eventually fell in love with him. At the beginning ML was sceptical and afraid but later he opens up. It´s really beautiful with a certain "depth" to it. It´s really lovely to read. Although the updates are sadly slow, so I´d recommend to use mtl because it´s not hard to understand. <<less
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Windemerald rated it
April 13, 2019
Status: c8
Jung qin and cheng wang.

This is a story of rebirth and redemption. I really like this plot. Its like we only live once so we do whatever we want but sometimes. There are things we dont know and miracles we regard as nothing. People we disregards until they are lost that we finally realized how precious they are.

Cheng wang redemption and setting back to find his happiness
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