My Wayward Ex-Wife (福妻不从夫) by Mo Yan (莫颜) HE

There are 2 people whom Mu Huan Qing does not ever want to meet again – first is the Emperor who messed up her life with his lousy matchmaking skills (he has none to be accurate), and second is the Honorable Duke of Zhen Yuan, who was ordered to marry her (no thanks to the first).

Because of this marriage, he cannot marry his beloved cousin and his sweetheart can only ever be his concubine at best. Although he has no choice over his own wife, he can choose to ignore and disregard the woman he marries, even exile her to live in the countryside.

And despite being abandoned and giving birth to a daughter, Mu Huan Qing is neither discouraged nor afraid. She does not love Fu Yan Lin in the first place and can empathize his dislike of her.  Furthermore, his lack of concern gives her the opportunity to live the way she wants so it is actually not too bad a thing.

Faced with these 2 seemingly parallel lines who are contented to stay apart, just how is a meddling demon supposed to get them back together?

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9 Responses

  1. Lifenlifen
    Lifenlifen July 8, 2017 at 9:37 am |

    Its good! Short yet flowing well
    I love the way story flowing fast
    And the dialogue between her child with the demon
    OMG keep me smiling while reading this!

  2. humbledaisy1
    humbledaisy1 July 17, 2017 at 2:42 pm |

    I just finished reading this through the miracle? curse? of machine translation and if it can shine through that fog, it’s good. Lightweight but with a lot of background on the different characters and their motivation. I’d look for the other books in the series.

  3. miumiu596
    miumiu596 July 29, 2017 at 4:12 am |

    I enjoyed the story. Simple and sweet. What is the next novel in this series ? Is it published yet ?

  4. Rena
    Rena August 8, 2017 at 2:11 am |

    How did the ML fall for MC??? I mean she is being exiled

  5. nabi69
    nabi69 August 8, 2017 at 2:24 pm |

    Rena, he falls for her after they meet again. During her exil.
    Can anyone tell me the titel of the first book of this series, please?

  6. ayusura
    ayusura August 28, 2017 at 2:17 pm |

    The first novel is 伴君如伴虎 (direct translation is something like: To love my husband is like loving a tiger). The third novel is 姑娘来收妖 (The Maiden tames the Demon).

  7. Yessican
    Yessican October 10, 2017 at 2:06 am |

    Does anyone know the Vietnamese title for this? Or the other novels: To love my husband is like loving a tiger or The Maiden Tames the Demon?

  8. Jen
    Jen January 7, 2018 at 4:58 pm |

    Just read this book! Not that big of a fan. These two people were vividly-painted characters. I love the female lead’s unflappable and calm nature. She is able to deal with adversaries as they come and emerge victorious – very admirable. The fact that she singlehandedly brought up her child was also another feat that not many could do. But when you paint such a dynamic character, you need to match her with an equal – and that is where the male lead falls short. Sure, he is handsome, sharp, cunning – your regular C-novel male lead. But at the beginning, he wasn’t into the female lead at all. They existed on 2 parallel lines, not crossing even though they were married. And he pretty much allowed her to be exiled even though he knew she wasn’t guilty. Now, she took it graciously and negotiated some very intriguing terms. Now, the male lead, if he had any sense at all, will dig further to understand her motivations (even if he had no interest in her at all). He did not and they were not in contact for 4 whole years. Then when they met again, they clashed and when he found out about her and the child, he kinda made a switch and decided that he liked her. Then he started to pursue her. And she eventually caved. Wpuld have loved to see how they clashed as individuals and how they matched. And the part about his cousin was iffy too. Didn’t fully explain how their relationship ended and it was glossed over.
    The little girl and He Guan didn’t really push these 2 together much – he orchestrated their initial meeting but after that it was pretty much the male lead doing the work.

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