The naïve Yvona is ready to do anything for her amazing fiancé! Summon magical beasts and let him take the glory? Sure! Wreck her body for a powerful spell and die for him? Yes! Watch him secretly embrace her trusted cousin Tristan with passion and deride her openly? Oka— wait. What? Just then, Yvona dies... and wakes up a year in the past with a burdened heart. Armed with her knowledge, Yvona's ready to fight for herself. And hmm, maybe form an alliance with the coldhearted Duke of Azentine...
Initial impressions/summary additions? In a male dominated society, a young woman with an abusive father and a male(!) cousin who gaslights her into submission along with her abusive fiance- who is actually gay and in love with her male cousin. This isn't really spoilers, this is all revealed rather quickly. Yeah, there are some tags and warnings missing. The art isn't the worst I've seen but it's not great and the shading is lazy, the characters are two-dimensional in more ways than one, and the plot isn't anything original. It's been done before and it's been done better, but it's not terrible, just below average.
A lot of the "contract marriage" stories hold a line similar to "I won't ever fall in love with you", which causes a line to be drawn that naturally causes tension when one or both parties realize they don't want that line. I really enjoyed that such tension and lines were never drawn in this story. They start off with the foundation of mutual respect and honesty that holds no expectations and they build from there. The story holds a lot of realistic aspects of unhealthy relationships and habits (not uncommonly from bigotry) while showing a healthy and growing relationship as the alternative. The ml and fl both have trauma but work hard towards being able to be honest and open to have a good relationship. The story itself with the supernatural elements, going back in time, etcetera, is rather enjoyable. I love how kickass the fl is without losing her feminity or sexualizing her. Smart, strong, and determined. She's out to protect what matters to her as well as dish out revenge on those who ruined her life before time rewound.
Starting reading the story I was not much impressed. I even feared when I saw hints of BL that it will be the main topic... But the more I read, the more please I was. I am even surprised that I am liking it that much, as the romantic part of story is silly by way how idealistic it is, but maybe that extereme romantic vibe is funny in the end. And the storyline what is happening in the world and how main heroes are facing it is not back and has a good backbone - ebene BL mentioned before has proper reason and enhance the srory.Unreastic romance optimism might be a big detriment for many, but in this case I had no problem with it.
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