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The Wife is First

Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Romance, Smut, Yaoi

Summary [from NU]

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!”

Personal Thoughts [spoiler free]

It’s still fairly early in the novel for any deep thoughts (there are 15 chapters translated at the time of writing this), but I really like how fluffy it is thus far. This is a rare BL story with a seme protagonist, and I love reading about how he tries to make up for his past actions to his wife by being super sweet (and perverted). There’s also open communication between the two main characters. I hope this is a sign that there won’t be any misunderstanding drama later down the line. Sometimes those are fun, but because so many stories rely on misunderstandings to play up the drama, it can get kind of tedious to read.

I like both the gong and shou in this pairing. The shou is not a meek little thing. Even in the first round of life, when he was living in absolutely awful circumstances, he maintained a strong mentality and integrity. And in the second round of life, readers get to see him flexing his intelligence. The gong is so shameless and cute when he’s with his shou. It makes me melt into a puddle of sweetness.

4 thoughts on “The Wife is First

  1. I discovered it a pair of weeks ago and It’s truly beautiful. As you say, the shou and the gong are likeable as individual characters and even more lovely as a couple. I really like Jun Qing is not instantly in love with Jing Shao, nonetheless he supports his husband. And Jing Shao is so aware of his wrongs in the past and is willing to treasure this person now.

    The comedy is cute.

    Ohh, I really like this novel. I hope more People read it Thanks to your recommendation.

    1. Thank you for the comment! So nice to hear the thoughts of a fellow fan of the story. I hope by recommending this I can get more people interested in the story because it’s so fluffy and cute. Heehee. ^-^

        1. If you click on the red NU link next to summary, it’ll take you to the novelupdates page, where it shows you all the released chapters thus far. This story is currently being translated by Chrysanthemum Garden.

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