Although Baroness Cassia is on her deathbed, she’s relieved that it means she’s finally free from her loveless marriage to her mercenary husband, Zester. Oh, how she regrets her tireless efforts to keep his territory afloat! If only she had taken more time for herself. Her wish becomes reality when Cassia wakes up to find herself ten years back in the past. With this second chance, she’s determined to live a stress-free life. But can Cassia find the courage to rebel against Zester? Or is she doomed to repeat her nightmare of a past life?
Okay, this is going to be the first time I write an actual review so please bear with me.... But, this series fet a bit too unnatural to me, it starts off with your typical FL being regretfull of her life and blah blah blah but in actuality, the forces that lead her into this position were her own naiveity. Sure there were extraneous forces but they were basically: A.) there was a commoner turned hero general person thing, B.) the emperor wanted to reward him so he gave him a title and a woman, C.) the woman (our FL) is neglected because the husband was a power hungry/war obssesed freak. Nowehere was it sateted that she couldn't divorce him (other than the whole losing face within high society, but then again she was like one of the most admired women second only by the emperors daughters), then she moved to this barren wasteland where she was "forced" to handle all of the houses responsibilities as well as management of the land because "dumb ML apparently doesn't have the capacity to learn how to manage anything even after 10 years of being married" - the driving force behind her mosery is the fact that she believed she had to do all this by herself and was either too scared or didn't wanna talk to her husband. Ok i get it, naive person in the first life - but better and more jaded person in the second life right? No, instead of trying to rectify anythining, she stubbornly holds onto two very different beliefs 1.) she wants her chlldren to be born (who were with her when she dies in the first life), and 2.) she wants to divorce her husband... LIKE WHAT??????? Ok, i get that he was cold and went to war most of the time, but as you read on, the whole problem instead forms into a probalem about COMMUNICATION. THe plot is revolved around misunderstanding, miscommunication, lots and lots of idiocy from the supposed regressor FL. In one instance she get all butthurt when the ML's SOUNDS like hes having an affair with his childhood bestfriend, but when the FL's bestfriend does the same thing? NOOOO "THEY'RE JUST VERY GOOD FRIENDS". TL:DR: The FL sucks ass, the guy doesn't sound as bad as he actually does, and the motivation for whatever the hell the FL is doing is lackluster at most. Would not recommend unless you're there for the art, which is actually kinda nice.
I dropped it because I'm sick of those overexaggerated shyness of MLs. "How could I dare to suddenly sleep in the same bed with my wife?!" Dafuq? No matter how dense and shy people can be, THAT is simply unrealistic and (again) overexaggerated. I mean, how old is he? 12? On top of that, this unrealistic shyness and denseness is always (at least partly) the reason for a decade of misunderstandings. How can I take anything of it serious, now tell me?Most likely it's simply set up poorly. Those kind of "bad marriage because of longstanding and piled up misunderstandings" plots are usually full of holes once you try to dig a little bit deeper into the characters relationships. I mean, really, if you don't artificially exaggerate characters and situations, how could this kind of relationship even continue to exist for 10 whole years? The MCs attitude isn't really helping here either. Not that I particulary dislike her. It's just that she's blaming her husband for his negligence in her past life. Like in most stories of this kind, it wasn't his intention at all and he actually cared for her, but because of this overexaggerated shyness and denseness he couldn't really communicate that and she never noticed for 10(!!) whole years! So I can also put some blame on her for that. For 10 years she didn't notice nor tried to approach him seriously. So, stop blaming only him and look at yourself aswell. But .. then again .. it was most likely just set up poorly ...
I am tired of such stories of dense and stupid ML. This ML is too stupid, only knows to swing sword. Other nobles take hin as pushover, pay him pennies, and he is stupid to not do anything. Because of his stupidity, his wife lives in poverty and cries and dies. And magically, goes back to 10 years, and we get the wish fulfillment story of how the dense ML becomes smart slowly by his wife.. Seriously tired of such stories..
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