The cruel chains of destiny threaten to condemn Louise to a life of slavery. Benjamin, an evil man obsessed with her mother even after her tragic death, takes Louise into his custody, intent on marrying her. Louise tries to escape this horrid fate and awakens eight years in the past. She’s set on making things right but is unable to stop tragedy once again. Determined to not give up, Louise embarks on a journey to find her father. What discoveries await her in this fight for freedom? Will her father be the key to her happiness... or her demise?
I'm a sucker for daddy-daughter manhwas, and I thought that the whole premise sounded interesting. After bearing through 21 chapters, I couldn't take it anymore and dropped it. The whole entire beginning I was wondering why the father wasn't a part of her and her mother's life. It was a whole mystery to me, and I kept reading through the chapters, waiting to see why he left. Was it because he was in a war? Was he imprisoned? Just what was it? And when I finally read what had happened to him, without spoiling it, I was dumbfounded. You can just tell that the author made up a half-assed reason as to why he wasn't there. Her explanation created so many plot holes, and it made it so hard for me to continue reading. I couldn't immerse myself in the story and couldn't connect with the characters, because I just couldn't get over the fact that the reason why he wasn't there was half-assed by the author. It was a shame because in the beginning, I had grown fond of the MC. She's gone through so much, and she's so adorable. I was rooting for her to find her father, to also see her get the love and happiness she deserved, to finally understand why, for so many years, her father wasn't a part of her life. All of that build up went down the drain because nothing made sense anymore. The following chapters were the author pushing father-daughter interactions, and they were hard to take in because I couldn't get over the plot holes that were so blaringly obvious.
This manhwa should come with a trigger warning. The first half of this shows somewhat explicitly child abuse and childhood trauma - all of which are conducted by the main villain of the story. The set-up for abuse and fear for the female lead are horrific and really drove in the reason why she hated her previous life. It's scary and it's entirely plausible to see someone do something like that. The fluff comes much later, around chapter 15 or so. And it's fluff that's worth seeing. The dad makes his appearance and justifies why he wasn't able to prevent all of the pain from happening. He's hot, as most isekai dads are, and he has his head in the right place, to protect our beloved FL. At 23 chapters, not much is going on in the story but they're clearly laying the groundwork for the rest of the story to progress. I can feel that the FL will remain as a child for a majority of the story, with the father acting as a protective guardian and keeping her safe from the man who abused her. Should you read it? Go for it! I'm interested to see how this story will progress, given that they've already met each other and the clear villain has been establised. Reviewed at Chapter 23.
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