Transmigration of Mian [Reluctantly] Becomes His Man [Wife]

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Qin Mian opened his eyes and found himself lying in a leaky thatched room. The problem was that he was still in his family’s villa beforehand! What’s more, there was another man lying next to his leg in the quilt!

“You, you, who are you?”

The man sat up quietly, his upper body exposed as looked at Qin Mian for a moment before he carried a worn out bowl with a cracked corner from the low table at the head of the bed. The man said in a muffled voice, “Wife, drink water.”

Qin Mian’s eyes rolled backwards and he passed out.


TN:
Title explanation: 勉为其男 [miǎn wéi qí nán] have the same sound as 勉为其难 [miǎn wéi qí nán] which means to do something reluctantly. 勉 [miǎn] is also part of MC’s name: Qin Mian.  Also, 其[qí ] sounds the same as 妻 [qi] means wife. So, there are words plays. Basically, Qin Mian reluctantly becomes someone’s man [wife] after he transmigrated.

Associated Names
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TMRBHMW
Transmigration: To Be His Man
ข้ามเวลามาเป็นผู้ชายของเขา
穿越之勉为其男
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98 Reviews


Pezwitch
New Pezwitch
Sep 21, 2022
Status: c1
I liked the beginning of the story, when they were struggling, but then they turned Mary Sue and everything they did was perfect, they were wealthy, golden fingers and cheats showed up whenever there was a shadow of a conflict, and it became boring
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puregarnet
New puregarnet
Sep 07, 2022
Status: Completed
3.8 Stars

Translation/Writing

I read the translations by Foxaholic. There are some typos, awkward sentences and grammar mistakes but you get used to them and the translation improves as the story goes. It's definitely quite readeable though and doesn't break the immersion once you get used to it. The translator is pretty enthusiatic in the translating with footnotes so no worries on not getting it. It feels a bit like the level of English is not as fluent as Chinese. No hate though, they know 2 languages haha. As for the writing... more>> style, it's not bad, it doesn't focus heavily on just dialogue or just descriptions. Plot

It's slice of life, making a better life by farming and doing business in the first half, then the capital arc twice, and then a modern world arc. I definitely liked the slice of life, farming and business making way more than the capital parts until the end. Once they become important figures in the capital, we don't get that slice of life warmth anymore. Other than that, there are unfinished plot threads or plot holes in the story. One is the part where there was foreshadowing with the MC helping a pickpocket that apparently will be a super good turn later in the story but it was never mentioned again. Another was the MC's real body, what happened to it? The MC appeared in a 14-year-old's body but we find out in the modern world arc that his body had actually disappeared. I also feel like at the halfway point, the author didn't really know what exactly they wanted to write and was rushed to finish. It was like they included some plot points, then decided they didn't want it and rushed the plot points to the end.

The capital part I actually didn't mind and still enjoyed in spite of some things that I didn't like. First is the whole medicine stuff. I found it rather unbelievable. The MC with zero training can use all these practical diagnosis techniques like just by feeling the pulse, he can tell what ailments they have faced, how many years in between ailments, how long to live etc, all unrelated to what, blood pressure? Heartbeats per minute? Too unbelievable.

But then, after this, they had to rebuild a county. This was done so quickly, it only took a few chapters, none of the detail from the first half. We only got the broad strokes. Then, we get to go back to the modern world. I have no idea what the author actually wanted to do here. The acclimation of the ancient people to the modern world felt like a joke. In what, 5 days/ They can move around in the modern world like they were born there? -.- Next, it felt like they set up lots of stuff like career for the ML, acting for the twins, medicine stuff for the MC, the MC's original family who treated him badly, but then they made the MC change his mind to just have fun sightseeing. It felt like lots of things were left hanging kinda. Then, very quickly they went back to the ancient world again, the end.

Themes/What Story Tried to Achieve

I think the author meant for this novel to be pure wish fulfilment and self-indulgent for themselves haha. There are so many tropes in here that some do feel out of place. I was expecting a mostly farming/business making story but it has more stuff. First was the golden finger space of the MC. This is Ancient China so I was expecting like 85% of the story to be kinda realistic and 15% of the story to be able to happen because of the golden finger. So I thought this space was the golden finger. But then we get cultivators with all the related cultivator elements like pills, moving the Force, controlling other people, spirit sensing, soul leaving the body, illusions, flying, etc. This was kind of a genre clash for me but eh, I went with it. After that, we find out the old man who thought the ML fell through space to get there so he was the only cultivator in the world at that point so then I felt, wow, now there are space time elements too? So then it feels not realistic anymore but it's not really a fantastical setting because really only the main couple uses these fantastical elements. Not only are there too many and too clashing, they've been expanded way too little. Like it just says, there are pill refining and tool refining workshops and books but this was told in like one sentence and all the processes and ingredients and whatnot weren't explained at all. This happened for basically every golden finger except the business parts. So I really wished the author had just stuck to farming and making money because that was the most interesting to read! And actually relateable haha

It can feel self-indulgent, as I said, some parts feel like fanfiction to me. An example is when the couple made a stable high income and finally got good clothes, the description of those clothes and how amazing the author described definitely felt like fanfiction because it was only then that the author really described anyone's clothing in that much detail lol. And then they added all those tropes I said above to give the couple as many good things as possible. So much emergency money, the mystical space that was actually created by a random artificer and alchemist from dunno where that was never spoken of again, intelligent pets that can also cultivate, babies bron from 2 male parents, cultivator powers in a non-cultivator world, a mysterious past ML etc etc.

Pacing

As you can tell, the first half felt smooth more or less but then the ending felt kinda messy and in the end, quite rushed like the author just wanted to end it lol. Also, since from almost the beginning, we knew that the ML had saved a lot of money, there really is no urgency to make money. Just to have a peace of mind to have steady cashflow. I didn't really mind because it is slice of life and they could still live better. Characters

The MC and ML were likeable. I really loved the first half when the 2 of them were cultivating feelings with each other, getting to know each other, taking action to improve their lives together and just spending time during holidays together. It was wholesome to read about haha.

The side characters are unique and nice to follow. The 2 kids that appear halfway through the story are also developed haha. It is too bad the village characters got left behind after the 2nd half. Then we don't really spend that much time with any side characters anymore unless you count the Emperor which I don't. He's kind of a villain to me since he made it so the main couple had to leave the village.

As for the bad guys, they were satisfying by making drama everywhere and I liked seeing them get beat down by the MC effortlessly hahaha. It's just that their final end all happened suddenly, randomly and offscreen. It's like living with a roar and then dying with a whimper. We don't personally see their end. The MC gets to know what happened to them from a 3rd party for all of these bad guys. So that wasn't satisfying. They were all conveniently taken out of the story just like that.

Overall

Overall, despite all the negative things I wrote above, I enjoyed my time reading this story. The first half alrd justified my time haha. It was interesting, there is a lot of delicious food, lots of cosy heartwarming scenes with the ML, etc. I did not feel like I wanted to stop reading at any point. I know this is no literary masterpiece and I am only here for my guilty pleasure, poor to rich, farming and business making tropes haha. As long as the main couple are halfway likeable, the writing doesn't break my immersion, and I can ignore everything else. <<less
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Meow4meow
Meow4meow
Jun 09, 2020
Status: c186
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I've read slice of life but this still felt boring. I wanted to know more about the villagers but towards the end it seems to be more focused on royal intrigue. Speaking of royals, I really hate the emperor. He demanded the ML take his previous position after he resigned and had his own family because he needed to take care of one thing really, was there no one else. And was also the reason why ML had to resign, trying to force his niece on him. His half brother even killed the stepmother of the ML and the only thing he could give the ML was that he was going to investigate it when he already knew who did it. The point is I didnt really see why they had to put up with it to begin with. But apart from that the ML has a weird situation going on, and I just cant bring myself to like him. The original died in his care while he was sitting on a pile of money and had magical healing pills. I know that if the original didnt die then we couldn't have the pairing but that's really messed up when you think about it. His intentions towards the original also had me looking at him sideways. It was only mentioned that he wanted to marry a guy because he didn't like his step mother so continued to equate every female to her, which is such a lazy move to me, I mean his dad was awful to him as well, didnt see that turn him off men. The other thing that got me was the time line, ML is a genius martial artist, better than anyone in the novel. But only really had about 6 months of training?? Meanwhile MC had been practicing for years with assistance from his spring water and still wasn't good enough.

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ylial
ylial
May 15, 2020
Status: Completed
This one is good! I want more!!! ???? Slice of life in ancient times. The MC transmigrated in a backward rural farm. He woke up in a different body just a few days after the originalqQin mian married the ML.

Whereas, the ML is an ideal guy ? Knowing that he would be betrothed to man he felt disappointed but agreed since he was a little aversive to females similar to du shi. The MC looked at ML with no fear and disgust, this led the ML to fall in love... more>> with MC. Also, the ML is filial. His stepmom and dad mistreated him (but not to too much to cost one's life), so he is still good to them unless they touch the ML's inverse scale (MC). This is honestly good. Recommended for those who love a chill-read without much dog blood drama. Only annoying stepmom, dad and some neighbors. This is focused more on farming, cooking, generating income and daily life of MC and ML (very minimal on cultivation).

The emperor is also okay. He may be a little selfish but he is also reasonable.

Cons: I don't know what happened to the original body of MC. <<less
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roquelg
roquelg
May 17, 2021
Status: c150
-About how ML uses his modern knowledge to make his business successful.

I like that he was like a chef so he can create new and innovative dishes that amaze everyone. I don't like that he is also an engineer capable of creating diagrams of cooking devices, furniture, plumbing, although he himself admits that in his past life he didn't know how to do much. Not only that, he is able to run a business successfully the first time even though he also has no experience with it.

How he starts his... more>> business is a bit jarring because of how unrealistic it is. The construction of how money works is strange and repetitive: The author writes that MC offers X amount of money, people are amazed because they usually receive Y amount of money, so with that, they are receiving double/triple amount of money. This scene is repeated for salaries, gifts, bonuses, etc. Considering that there are no references to how much a family earns on average, nor the expenses they carry, it is tedious to read arbitrary numbers each time they appear. Sometimes the author throws high numbers to show how expensive the things are but in reality, doesn't mean anything because MC and ML always have money to buy something. Never, not even in the beginning, does the leading duo have money problems. They just needed to get away from undesirable people to start making effortless money thanks to the almost magical abilities of the MC (I will talk about this later).

-About the Genre

It is a light novel with many details about the daily life of the protagonist couple. For the most part, is easy to read and follow, but there is little consistency in certain details. The protagonist is a chef, yes, and at each meal, he cooks a lot of dishes with meat, seafood, pork, regardless of the season, their financial situation, or the preparation time. The author adds recipes here and there, new creations and modern dishes to make the protagonist shine but in each important banquet, they serve meat, seafood, pork (it seems that a real feast has to include at least three different types of meats). Sometimes they mention that they go hunting, they eat the meat once, and that's it.

In conclusion, the Slice of Life is pretty accurate, the historic part not so much, and the supernatural... well. We can say the supernatural thing refers to how the MC is good at everything he does, but not because of the MC perse...

Spoiler

The MC has a kind of three-dimensional closet called "space", which is not exactly a closet but rather a huge house with many rooms, an eternal landscape, and enough space so that he can store everything he wants. In my opinion, this "space" takes away the value in everything that the protagonist does: Everything that the MC cooks is delicious because he adds the magic water from the spring that is in the "space". Everything the MC farms grows wonderfully because he adds magic water to it. The MC is quickly cured by the magic water. The MC is made beautiful by the magic water.

In addition, the "space" becomes the easy way out that the author uses to solve most problems: Store food so doesn't spoil it. Store dead animals so as not to carry them from one point to another. Store machines and other modern tools that make work easier (and the MC has all kinds of machines even sewing machines). Store all kinds of condiments and more. There are no rules about how this space works or what is inside it. Live animals can come in, people can come in, dead animals can come in, the MC can take whatever he wants because it's basically another little world that he owns. And the best is he can share it with his significant one forever.

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-About the characters

The villains are loud, silly, and foolish. There are certain characters that change their personality as the novel progresses, a detail that is appreciated, others seem interesting, but in the end, all of them stay flat.

Spoiler

And it is a bit tiring to read about how the main couple return to the old house with gifts or something, sit in a corner without interacting with anyone, only to see the family argue/brag/lament and then leave without doing anything. I understand that it is a tradition to visit the family house, but if there will be no changes in the interactions, why not just put it as a footnote and move on?

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-About the supernatural aspect (aside from MC)

I was quite surprised about the cultivation stuff, it clarifies why ML was almost invincible and why he had a magic pill at the begging, but since the author didn't mention anything for the first hundred chapters is a bit surprising and out of place. There is a chapter where the author states that the ML tells MC about his past, but that's it. A phrase in a paragraph that could have served as an introduction to the cultivation world and more but comes to nothing. So when it appears it feels like bad planning about the plot. Their business is so successful in the beginning that we need to move on to something else because there are no more challenges in that regard.

-About the pairing.

I like how the progress in their affections, although there are certain attitudes of the MC towards the ML that I find slightly childish. I like the idea that they do not jump into bed as soon as they kiss. In that aspect, things progress quite calmly, with a lot of kisses and heated moments
Spoiler

for that you need to read ~60 chapters so be patient

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Conclusión: The worldbuilding is not good and the solutions for each problem are almost disappointing, but it's a light novel to read if you don't want complications or angst. With kids at the end, not so much communication between the main duo because the ML does everything the MC wants. <<less
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Flying Jade
Flying Jade
Aug 22, 2020
Status: c190
It was good till the royal arc at the end. Then it was a WTF moment for me because I was rationalising the characters actions. The points after this are mostly going to focus on what frustrated me most.

Secondly, the space thing was just a prop at the beginning. It was dumped like the author didn't know how to integrate it into the story in the first half of the book.

Thirdly, other than fluff, the book is weak in every other emotion. There are golden opportunities laying everywhere (because of... more>> the depth of the side characters) to create contrasting emotions in the readers.
Spoiler

For example, the male lead's stepmother, Du. She acted terribly towards her stepchild and was stingy, miserly and strict in handling the salaries of everyone in the family, including her married sons. BUT it's undeniable that her frugality is what kept the family afloat. She is a hateful character but her one redemption point is that she had the foresight to pour all their income into sending the most talented child in the family to school till he becomes an official. To that end, her demise was weak. Especially after all the build-up. The emotional reaction (relief, sadness, anger) was flat when we were informed of her downfall.

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When someone dies, the two leads' reactions are flat. When someone marries, their reactions are flat. At a newborn's ceremony, they don't even do something extra that warms the readers hearts (the other characters are gratified by their material generousity though, but we, the readers, know that's just a drop in the ocean for them). Outside their little bubble of their nuclear family, they can offer help to others but don't really care if those people stumble or not.

That said, I liked reading about the MC building his businesses (though all the food seemed to involve noodles for some reason, LOL).

The cultivation and the royal arc just seemed to pop out suddenly though but it's okay. That said, a lot of foreshadowed characters get "wasted"
Spoiler

we get an epic, through illogical bargaining, scene where the meet a man hunting a wolf prey that the MC feels a connection to. The male lead, irrationally, pulls out a precious bottle poison holding a rare all detoxifying pill from nowhere in exchange for the little wolf. The pill is so rare, it is supposed to attract sweet trouble later! But, sadly, many chapters later, the pill really has no effect on the storyline than to link those two as acquaintances, though the characters could just be easily as linked as a love interest of the main characters close business friend.

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Again, lots of wasted foreshadowing that are letdown by their flat influence on the storyline.

The great thing that hooked me in initially is the development and uniqueness of each side characters, especially the male lead's family. Initially each had their own drive for doing what they did and acting how they did. Though I felt the characters were watered down a bit towards the end. But I really wanted to see more beautiful side character development e.g. The people they bought that hang around the MCs all day. We know them and their names but for all that they could just be interchanged and the story will still flow. Basically, they were all cardboard cutouts there to occupy space..

As for the revenge and face-slapping? The progression was very mature as the characters dealt with things based on a realistic concept (which is, if they act out and vent, people won't necessarily judge them right which would make things harder for them as an uncommon couple). But again, the flow suddenly reversed and in a span of a few chapters the c*ckroaches in the household were smashed! Worse part is, though these people were terrible, Thier fall affect the innocent loved ones around them. So, I will say face-slapping is not really the point of the book, I guess. The book is still a great novel to invest time in. <<less
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idlehands
idlehands
Feb 08, 2021
Status: --
I didn't finish this novel and couldn't see myself doing so, I dropped it when the last, let's call it 'arc', started.

To sum it up – I'm very disappointed.

It started out strong, MC used his modern knowledge to make himself and ML rich, gained some power and influence, cleaned up ML's horrendous family, and was overall a clever and hardworking young man.

Although...

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Spoiler

The existence of a magical space with magical water, fields, and a house full of stuff from our time, seemed pretty out of place and made me question the author's plan for the story, then a magical wolf showed up that gave him his space and was seemingly transmigrated as well.

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For a "transmigrated into ancient China and getting rich" story, both were a strange move but still somewhat acceptable.

I began to lower my initial rating of 5 stars because:

Spoiler

There suddenly was cultivation, magical pills, and ML being a martial arts master that can easily beat up a large group of bulky men without breaking a sweat, before starting to teach MC cultivation in the most "magical" way possible, with spiritual essence, breakthroughs, and everything Xianxia/Wuxia has to offer.

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The aspect that broke the pot:

Spoiler

She turned MC pretty much into a woman, including pseudo-pregnancy, because we definitely needed magical flower babies that he, for some reasons, had to "bring to terms" with his spiritual body, while ML wasn't involved at all.

It's one thing to make a character seem very feminine, it's a whole different beast to let him go through "pregnancy" with all of its characteristics.

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It became quite clear early on that the author herself had no idea what her story is supposed to be, she included basically every trope and genre she could think of, and it leaves the story with an unfitting mix of Wuxia, Xianxia, dog-blood drama, business, pure fantasy, and politics, combined with an immense tendency to emasculate the MC until he's more or less a woman.

The novel tries to be everything at once but does none of it properly, it likely would have if she had left it at transmigration and building a business/getting rich, but the sudden shift to complete fantasy and jarring feminisation pulls it down to the level of a pretty bad Gary Stu self-insert fanfiction.

MC is more intelligent than all the other characters combined, ML is overpowered beyond believe, both aren't gay, have ulterior motives, and still fall in love because – why not?

There has to be romance, how much sense it makes doesn't matter.

And if there's need for a certain plot-point that can't be explained reasonably, then the author brings fantasy into it, a sure way to "justify" the existence of all the sudden nonsense she pulled.

Spoiler

There was no foreshadowing or any kind of hint that Xianxia-typical cultivation exists, it came out of nowhere when it was most convenient.

A baby bottle or powdered milk? MC has baby/toddler items in his magical space, because a single, child-less guy conveniently bought them 'just in case' that he needs them someday.

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The questionable sexual aspects really don't help her case, you would think that someone who writes erotica, even soft-core/fade-to-black, wouldn't honestly believe that having s*x with a man at age 16 is somehow detrimental to one's future physical constitution.

And yet, here we are, but at least it's a new misinformation about gay s*x that I haven't seen before.

On another note, every villain is unbelievably s*upid, even compared to other people from their time.
It's obvious that someone who's so into money and good at buttering up those in power would stop to trouble their, now rich and influential, son - instead they seem to intensify their efforts to ruin the relationship.

If you read carefully, you will find a lot of these instances where characters exhibit such unbelievably dumb behaviour that goes against their initial setting, that it ends up being just another novel that turns everyone into idiots so the main characters can look intelligent.

I give it two starts because the first 110 or so chapters were decent enough as a business-story, but I can't bring myself to rate it higher than that thanks to everything that comes after. <<less
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solomaize
solomaize
Mar 28, 2020
Status: c171
The best thing about the story is how loving the ML is towards his wife. Basically an iceberg to everyone but a marshmallow to MC. He is the cute jealous type, not the yandere jealous type.

They started out in this rural village, living next to the chicken coop, disdain by the ML's dad and stepmom. ML was forced to marry MC because some fortune-teller said something. Thankfully not all the stepfamily are annoying. Unfortunately, the annoying ones stay on for quite some time.

There is some face slapping here, but it's... more>> not a big part of MC's agenda. He just wants to get out of the chicken coop and make money to better their lives.

I have a guilty pleasure of liking stories that try to bring modern-ish tech to apply it to primitive/ancient setting. This story focused more on modern Chinese cuisine being introduce in ancient China. It is always hotpot though.

I made it through 170 chapters of atrocious MTL butchering, so... Imma just wait for the translated chapters coz this point of the story is palace politics and drama, and my brain just cannot anymore. <<less
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Sisithatlikestoread
Sisithatlike
Nov 18, 2020
Status: c119
Gahh I really love this novel! It feels so relaxing and sweet to read, and although it may not be one of those 'high complex plot', 'developed one-of-a-kind characters and side-characters' and 'struggling, not OP protagonist' novel, it's still really really good in it's own way~

The protagonists are a bit OP but I honestly don't have a problem with that at all. It's true that sometimes I want to read a realistic and struggling human protagonist but sometimes it doesn't hurt to read about OP ones. OP protagonists are great... more>> I tell you. I don't understand people who say "oh, but the portagonist is so OP it's not realistic at all" like dude? It's a book? It doesn't have to be realistic--- We all need to take a break sometimes form those books with heavy plots and characters.

That's why I like this kind of sweet, slice of life, relaxing, dog food feeding kind of novel~♡♡♡

... Though I DO kinda find it annoying with all the "sister-in-law, lady, madam, wife"... Fine I don't really mind Lei Tie saying wife, and I know it's ANCIENT times but still... : (

BUT STILL- I would recommend everyone to try and read this! If you don't like it, it's not your cup of tea and just move on thank you!☆ <<less
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Ziavory
Ziavory
Jan 10, 2021
Status: --159
I like the novel. It's a relaxing read. The MC is clever and the ML is a nice but quiet guy. Plus the face slapping is pretty satisfying... HOWEVER! The ML keeps calling the MC wife and everyone keeps calling him sister in-law... it's pretty uncomfortable. Why can't the ML call him husband? Why don't the relatives call him brother-in-law? It's just a small thing, but idk why it bothers me so much. Excluding that I think it's a nice read. I just really hate the author trying to have... more>> the MC take the role of a female in the relationship when one of the reason people read it is because it's about to men. Idk.

Edit- Nvm this was written 2014. That explains a lot. <<less
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Shin_hye
Shin_hye
Jun 09, 2020
Status: Completed
This story trully great and cute. I found this novel at wattpad long ago and suddenly stumble upon this same novel here. I can say that this novel have strong and not essy to being bullied by other. I trully adore MC and ML relationship although ML know MC has secreat, he still put his trust to MC and doted him more.

I trully recommend this story, you won't regret this. Believe me
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J.A.M.
J.A.M.
May 01, 2022
Status: Completed
I don't have that much comment.

All I can say was, MC is good. He didn't accept ML too fast at the beginning. I don't dislike love at first site but strangers like MC and ML loving each other after marrying only a day is a big NO.

ML is also good. He didn't also love MC at the start. He slowly like him when he knew that MC wasn't afraid of him.

... more>> The plot is good, though there are parts that are boring to read.

It's a slow life so for many its boring but reading it on your own pace and without rushing is recommended. <<less
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Reyleisha
Reyleisha
Jun 30, 2021
Status: c222
Rating: 3/5- I kinda enjoyed this read although from a sense perspective... it's pretty surreal. The book is nonsensical overall.

There's almost no difficulties experienced by the characters once they meet and they're basically perfect and inclined to fame and fortune from the get go. The kids are perfect, the relationship is perfect, all the villains are s*upid... it's basically like nothing can ever go wrong which was quite boring and monotonous past volume 1. Even the MC who was a scrawny, dirty s*ave child forced into underage marriage- is suddenly... more>> transformed into a model like god who is a cultivator in only but a few chapters. Their children grow into mature and well mannered miniature adults in the span of a few sentences... perhaps the author had varying stories in their mind and just put it all down... together... in the same book... ?

There was just way too many themes mixed in that distract from a solid plot, like historical settings with cultivation then back to the future... yeah it was a mess.

I also disliked how easily Qin Mian accepted s*avery with an attitude of "when in Rome". You'd think a modern person sent back into time would feel more strongly about dealing with people using title deeds. It's a horrible theme that's used in this book and the author didn't even try to express more criticism towards it.

I didn't love any of the characters. Period. No one was likeable. Not even the kids... and I actually love reading about kids.

I prefer thought, complexity, emotion and character in my books so this fell very short of a decent plot BUT it's still a killer when it comes to relaxing your mind. I really don't know why it was so good as a read to literally calm me TF down after a rough day. So in that department this passes as a read to get your mind off of stuff.

Overall opinion: read it when you just want to pass some time or calm down, with your entire brain switched off (I read this to get my mind off work). Don't expect anything fantastic. <<less
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hopefulmundaneworld
hopefulmunda
Aug 24, 2020
Status: Completed
I haven't read much "slice of life", so I don't have a standard yet. But it was a very pleasant and fun reading, I loved the couple very much although I would have liked it to also delve into the secondary characters, in general it was good.

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What I liked the most were her two babies, it melted me so much. The love of this family of 4 enchanted me, it is a story to pass the time.

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Omniscient Couch Potato
Omniscient C
Jun 17, 2021
Status: Completed
A good story. Didn't feel dragged or rushed.

I won't say unique as its one of those where MC has a relatively smooth sailing despite having problems in life.

but maybe because of author's presentation it didn't feel gary sue at all. A very enjoyable read.

And one of the few stories where MC doesnt mind being called Lady or wife. He thinks it doesn't matter what people call him anyway as long as his family is with him.

I truly liked his charecter most.
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Ishikawa.chie
Ishikawa.chi
May 17, 2020
Status: c180
Highly recommended ? Especially those who love a slow romance, farming and age-progression

Some may find it boring since this is a slice of life in an undeveloped village far from capital. Most of the scenes are cooking and farming. Though there are scenes where the MC's family goes to capital, it isn't much. So, if you aren't fond of these better find a novel with slapping scenes than rate the novel low since it's unfair to the author and translator.
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nomius
nomius
Jul 03, 2021
Status: Completed
HUMONGOUS LIKE!

🥺 so satisfying! everything felt complete and loved it all!

adventure from poor to rich, but as humble as always~

our Lei-Qin is the best~

tho maybe I was expecting to know a bit more about what happened towards the end with all the businesses... but oh well

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there was also a Mpreg tag and I really though it was Mpreg but it's not??? I went to read NU's when to use that tag and nope, males don't get preganant, not MC, ML, nor other male character. Yes, they have kids but it wasn't birthed by the person itself... our buns were born from ✨flowers✨

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Lovelyeoniee
Lovelyeoniee
Dec 11, 2021
Status: Completed
I really enjoyed this. The plot twist were super unexpected and interesting. For some weird reason it made me productive in irl. 🤔
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Akri
Akri
May 11, 2021
Status: Completed
This is great!! Funny, sweet, cultivation, farm life, business life, a bit of everithing...

The ML was my fav he didnt talk much but still leaves a strong impression and MC was really funny, their relationship is sooo cute... I hate kids in stories but theirs where actually pretty good and likeable as well as their pets 🐶🐻

Def would read again

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trash_generalist
trash_genera
Jun 12, 2022
Status: c140
Historical (Ancient China) Fantasy. MC transmigrates into a newly married boy with the same name as himself. This boy was pitted by a fortune teller and forced to marry the ignored and abused Eldest son of the Lei family (aka the ML!). Not long after transmigrating, MC decides that the best thing to do is to separate from the ML’s troublesome family. Fortunately, his new husband likes to pamper his wife~

The novel is s slice of life novel with strong “Get Rich” vibes. The MC takes advantage of his knowledge... more>> of future technologies and other innovation to get rush ASAP. There’s some family drama interspersed along the way, but there’s no doubt that most of the story is spent on worldbuilding. I didn’t end up finishing the story, not because I disliked it, but because I thought things were pretty much complete after the first 100 chapters. Everything else is pretty much a repeat of what’s already happened with only a few minor variations. I recommend you read this if you’re looking for something uncomplicated and relaxing!

CHARACTERS: 6.5/10

The characters are a weak point. I find them likable enough but not particularly memorable (this is true for both the Main CP and the side characters).

Qin Mian (MC)

A crafty and stubborn, (initially) straight shou. He’s knowledgeable about various things related to farming, cooking, etc. Pretty OP. I disliked him a bit at first, but he’s not bad overall.

Lei Tai (ML)

Strong and silent type. His main strength is his physical skills. Doesn’t talk much but he has a deep background. I liked him more than I did the MC, but he doesn’t do much to drive the plot forward.

ROMANCE: 6/10

Nothing too complicated, but it’s plenty sweet. Definitely the fluffy type of romance. Though you’ll have to decide for yourself whether you find the physical age gap uncomfortable (the MC is physically underage but mentally older than the ML — and acts like it).

SETTING: 7.5/10

Set in a fantasy version of ancient China. The main CP live in a rural village, so the initial plot introduces what life in such a place is like. It slowly expands thereafter, but I didn’t read the rest of the story so idk how far.

PLOT: 6/10

The plot of this novel is pretty disorderly and aimless. In short, it’s all over the place. You just have to go with the pace. Especially after the chapter 100s, the pacing starts quickening after that and makes it seem like the author is just dragging things on.

RATING: 3.25

Definitely has its flaws, but if you’re interested in a Poor-to-Rich novel set in Ancient China (one that doesn’t hesitate to give the MC some pretty OP golden fingers), then this is not a bad read for you. I suggest at least reading it once! <<less
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Tearlesereph
Tearlesereph
Mar 28, 2022
Status: c49
I have mixed feelings on this novel so far, only on chapter 49. The MC transmigrated overnight essentially to a teenaged body in ancient China. He accepts it readily without question and tries to assimilate, his worry is about what 'identity' he'll have in the world if he tries to divorce forcefully... not to wonder about how to get back to his world or anything. He also seemed to not have suffered from any special attack or death to have caused a transmigration. His response is just not a normal... more>> response.

Secondly, and this isn't really a spoiler since its mentioned in the first few chapters, MC supposedly has a spiritual dimension accessible from a mole on his arm. It has mountains, land, spiritual springs, etc. and he's grown food and has stocked up on a ton of living necessities and food in there... because the apocalypse was expected back in 2012. Now this set up is fine, but I'm now on only the 49th chapter and this spiritual dimension is barely mentioned anymore. MC had only used it in the first few chapters to eat some food sneakily and heal up with the spiritual spring and then once more to grab some apples to add to his tanghulu.

Third, MC is totally a Mary Sue. Apparently he knows how to live on a farm, how to garden and grow stuff and knows what wild fruits, vegetables etc are edible and are not. Very convenient knowledge when the setting is in a farm. MC also knows how to cook, amazingly well too because the whole village drools over his cooking. MC is also conveniently glib of tongue and knows how to sweet talk villagers, conveniently knowledgeable with ancient Chinese poems and sayings to talk to scholars and conveniently knows how to bargain and talk marketing with business owners. That's not all! MC also knows how to design and make blue prints for anything from noodle makers to cupboards and ancient transport carts. Literally, there's nothing he does not know how to do and his only limitation is his delicate teenaged body might prevent him from from being super OP.

The ML on the other hand... is your typical strong and silent type. Who knows kung fu, is able to fight ten to one and take on a wild bear all by himself. Again, I'm only 49 chapters in, but I don't really understand why ML seems to be so smitten with MC already. ML literally returned home after MIA for ten years and his family forced him to marry some stranger they found in the woods because of some fortune teller and bam, he's instantly devoted and loving to his new male bride.

Buuut... all of the above aside, the story is really easy to read. The chapters are short and because MC is so mary sue, any conflicts he encounters are pretty much resolved by the end of the chapter or the next chapter latest. I'll continue to read it, because I kind of want to know what happened to ML in the ten years he's been away but at the same time I kind of feel like I already know how the story will turn out just from reading how the chapters and characters have been set up. I predict this is one of those no surprise type stories. <<less
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maiha-sama
maiha-sama
Feb 28, 2022
Status: c222
If I had to summarise, this is about.. A transmigrating guy who does things with his family. It is a hot pot (hehe) of genres. The MC and his buns are all very Gary Stu. Just when you thought it was a rebirth-face slapping novel, it switches gears to a culinary-hospitality genre, then xianxia and then medicine. I thought the pacing was very uneven.. Some arcs are painfully slow, some plotlines just wrap up with a few sentences.

In all, this is a decent read. It's nothing out of the box,... more>> just a slice of life piece but it is interesting enough that you want to finish. A few of the side characters had potential but the author doesn't really allow them to develop.

3.5 seems about right. <<less
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