/ Contemporary Romance / The Villain and His Sweet Wife
4.96 (17 ratings)
Shao Lin feared the Underworld. He ruled it.
Pampered and coddled her whole life, the sweet and innocent—Shao Lin—heiress of Shao Enterprise, had been raised to be perfect, obedient, and innocent—to listen to what others told her to please her family to meet the expectations of elite high society and to win the hearts of many.
That was until she inherited Shao Enterprise upon her late father’s untimely demise. Now, entangled in a web of hidden secrets that he hid, she soon learned that not everything in her life was picturesque.
Her father’s death was mysterious. Shady. She then found herself entangled with the secret societies of the Underworld and amongst them, the most dangerous of them all—the Dragon Syndicate and the man that ruled it.
She then finds herself torn between what she knows and what she thought she knew.
Torn in a web of romance between—Zhong Bai the detective, her childhood friend, helping her solve the case and the man she loathed but desires, Long Yat-sen, her enemy—Shao Lin finds herself conflicted between choosing what she's familiar with and what is dangerous but thrilling for her.
**This novel is a short R-18 enemies-to-lovers romance with a marriage of convenience between a sweet woman, with a love of good things and flowers, and her villain.
tropes: arranged marriage; enemies to lovers, slow-burn, short-term love triangle, romance and smut.