The Broken Ring: This Marriage Will Fail Anyway

Ch: 61+
2022 - ?
4.185 out of 5 from 970 votes
Rank #1,005
The Broken Ring: This Marriage Will Fail Anyway

When six-year-old Inés laid eyes on the handsome heir to House Escalante, she promptly made the boy her fiancé. Since noble men are all the same, she figured she might as well choose a pretty one. But Lord Cárcel isn't ready for this sort of commitment just yet, and he spends the next decade and a half avoiding the marriage at all costs! Luckily, that's no trouble for Inés, as this marriage failing is exactly what she wants. In fact, he has her blessing to sow his wild oats as long as he stays out of her business. Unfortunately, being a playboy isn't as fun when your fiancée gives you permission. And doesn't this mean she's cheating on him too? Now, Cárcel is determined to change Inés' mind about him and prove he can be the husband she's always wanted.

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This Story is very intriguing in a way but at the same time I didn't enjoy reading it. Story I think this is a very intersting take on the "second chance" historical manhwas I read a lot. The story unfolds in a way that switches between the male lead's and the female lead's percpective as well as switching between different timelines. So at the beginning it's hard to tell why the FL behaves in such peculiar and cold manor until you slowly get to see her past. The plot itself actually isn't all that different from the other stories in this genre but the story telling was very well done and keeps you hooked in my opinion. On a more negative note though, so far (ch 24) this is basically a story about an extremely emotionally scarred women who's given up on happiness and marries an immature and cheating man in order to ultimately get divorced and achieve freedom. Although the story telling kept me hooked, the story itself is actually incredibly frustrating to read and so far there wasn't a single romantic/happy moment that had me smiling. Characters Which leads us to the characters... And, oh boy let me tell you, the male lead is a huge piece of work. At first I quite liked the fact that he wasn't just another black haired cold harded duke who's secretly a yandere when it comes to his woman and his entire personality is based around the female lead. He felt a lot more human than that in a way. But after a while I started thinking... Mayyybe this man is actually just a huge piece of human garbage. '-' In the 17 years he's engaged to to our fl he doesn't care about her at all and rather tries to push back the wedding as far as possible by any means. During this time he seems to have sex with any woman possible who additionally slander the fl for being a prude and boring woman. Until... UNTIL HE SUDDENLY HAS A SEX DREAM ABOUT HER AND CAN'T GET A BONER FROM ANYONE ELSE ANYMORE SO HE SUDDENLY RUSHES TO MARRY HER WITHIN 2 WEEKS. -__- Just let that sink in for a moment... Are we in some kind of H-Manga solely catering to the male audience all of a sudden?!? And even after the marriage all he seems to care about is having sex with the fl... '-' '-' How tf is this her romantic interest??? So far his major character traits are: womanizer, horny boy, jealous for no reason, arrogant I don't think I would hate him as much if it at least weren't for the fl repeatedly having experienced rape and miscarriages before time traveling. (Trigger warning btw) But because of that, the fact that he just tries to push her into bed at any chance he gets and her going along with it so that they can live peacefully until they divorce later on is just.. painful to watch. She doesn't seem to hate it but at the same time as a reader you can't help but wonder wether she's just too numb at this point to even give a damn about wether she enjoys having sex with him or not. And also, since our fl is obviously incredibly mature for her age bc of her past experiences, it kind of feels like a grown ass woman trying to go along with the whims of a horny teenage boy who's only interested in her body. Haaa... how am I supposed to look forward to a romance develpping between these two?? Especially when she already met that incredible sweetheart in her past life. 😢 I'd rather see a love story between her and Emiliano.  Well apart from that, I'd say the fl and ml are the only actually interesting characters so far and I don't like their character dinamic at all. (Which is basically collected girl meets horny boy). I am intersted in seeing how the fl might change or carry out her plans in the future, though. She kind of feels interesting like the dephts of the ocean that you can never truly grasp. But I really don't know if I want to continue reading this in the hopes of both of the protagonists suddenly turning a new leaf. To be fair though, I have read other people saying that ultimately this dinamic/the ml's character are all wanted by the fl to achieve her goals or smth along those lines. But as far as I've read at least, I really don't like the ml. Art The Art wasn't anything too special but it was definitely well done and nice to look at.

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