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La Dolce Vita di Adelaide  
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17 years after her own reincarnation, Adelaide hears that a dimensional traveler has suddenly arrived at the imperial palace. Just the jolt of excitement my boring life needed, she thought!

Attending the debutant ball to meet this new Susanne, Adelaide ends up making a deal with the handsome duke Felix: become his “fake” fiancée so he can keep the gold-digging Susanne away from him! As Felix warms to his companion, can Adelaide win this battle for his heart?

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English, Indonesian, French


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Associated Names
Adelaide's la dolce vita
Adelaide's Sweet Life
La dulce vida de Adelaida
La vie douce de Adélaïde
The Sweet Life of Adelaide
아델라이드의 라 돌체 비타

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c.25 by Gallery within the Mirror over 2 years ago
c.23 by Gallery within the Mirror over 2 years ago
c.17-22 by Miss Mystery over 2 years ago
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85 Chapters + Prologue (Complete)
3 Volumes (Ongoing)

S1: 34 Chapters (1~34)
S2: 16 Chapters (35~50)
S3: 35 Chapters (51~85)

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Average: 7.6 / 10.0 (150 votes)
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Why do people like the female lead?  
by Pandoreye
August 15th, 2021, 7:56pm
Rating: N/A
I've read 10 chapters. So far Adelaide has:
- inwardly insulted or commented on people's appearances,
- outwardly insulted the food at an inn, and
- generally done nothing but order dresses and cakes.

She comes across as rude and shallow. I do not expect a perfect lead. I like flawed leads. My problem here is that the author appears to be trying to pass this girl off as smart, kind, and "not like other girls." Perhaps there will be character growth but I don't think I have the patience for that. I have read a lot of entertaining reincarnation/isekai stories lately so maybe I have too many expectations.

Also, the plot isn't enough to hold me. Dropping this unless I magically change my mind.

... Last updated on August 15th, 2021, 8:06pm
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A great start, but the mc just declines at the end.  
by pejaddb
June 29th, 2021, 11:59am
Rating: 6.8 / 10.0
I loved it for the first 60 or so chapters, the female leading cast (apart from susan) were all witty, independent and strong women, able to protect themselves. They arent there to decorate the story or to look pretty, and at times female characters outshine the dudes in the series, rescue and take care of themselves.

And then... adelaide goes from being a likeable character, to getting the opposite of character development in the latter part of the series.

SLIGHT SPOILER ALERT! just click with ur mouse on the box to continue reading
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I dont hate adele for trying to force felix to admit he loves her (it's like a... im not mad, just disappointed moment for me, like EXTREMELY disappointed), nontheless, what she did was extremely immature. love cannot be rushed, sometimes one person is ready to say how they feel much earlier than the other. you dont know what someones been through before they tell you, so rushing them out of their comfort zone before they're ready to show you the vulnerable parts of themselves is a kind of scummy thing to do.

everyone has different fears, and are at different parts in their lives when it comes to overcoming them. as i like to say, you might be reading the same book, but you're just on different pages. wait for your partner to catch up. you cant rush a healthy relationship.

i'm not saying you have to wait on your partner always, if you cannot wait for them to grow past their trauma or even just take the first step, then you guys just arent a match. it's okay for that to happen, but you should never force them to open up to you.

it just makes me so sad that she just wants something to make others jealous for a proposal. a proposal is a promise between you and the person you love. my girlfriend could propose with me with a goddamn lollipop ring for all i care as long as we care for each other. because i dont need something to be unbelievably special in the eyes of others, i just need something thats special in my heart yk. so it makes me sad when she wants something just to make other girls envy her, rather than a heartfelt proposal, like the one he's literally already given her :(

when people say "show your love through actions, not words" they dont mean material actions, they mean like literally travelling from the capital to see you because they're worried sick after you left without saying a single word. they mean protecting you, they mean spending time with you. they mean the kind of stuff he's already clearly shown

i mean seriously, what is it with manhwa's and having healthy communication in the beginning then yeeting it out the window??

not @ me editing this 4782478 times, i just have so much to say bcs things like this feel very important to me lol

... Last updated on June 29th, 2021, 12:30pm
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Overall good  
by BadM3mory
March 4th, 2021, 12:17am
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
First 60ish chapters were pretty good but then the "romance" had me giving it that squinty judging face. I actually stopped reading it for about a year and then finally decided to re-read and power through it to the end.

The last 20ish chapters introduce a dramatic twist and setup to create what I can only call a cheesy "Hallmark" ending. I normally dont mind those but it wasnt very well executed and it ended up making me dislike the female lead.

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Adele feels insecure and wants the Duke to do a big dramatic proposal so everyone will stop questioning the relationship and she wont have to deal with another Susan someday. Which okay, that's fair. Her feelings of insecurity and of being unsafe are very reasonable. The strategy of using a big show of PDA to combat the rumors and rivals has some holes but its not without merit.

BUT Adele coming up with this scheme completely on her own? Not communicating this with the Duke? A man she KNOWS struggles with verbally expressing himself due to past trauma. (Like the few times she does talk to him, she just cuts him off and talks over him when he struggles to find his voice.) Not to mention, she enacts her plan right when he's super busy...catching the people that tried to MURDER them! Like god damn, when exactly does he have time to sort through this emotional mess?

Like, I get it. The author wants to do that dramatic chase and confess style ending but it didnt really translate well. Instead, Adele looked bitchy and the Duke looked like a mistreated puppy.

I did like the first 60ish chapters though. Maybe the heros caught the villains a little too easy but I'm happy with that. I wanted to read something more complicated then a 20 chapter story but less complicated then a 200 chapter story, you know? Also, I really appericiate that the heros considered
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murdering their enemies at multiple points.
I find it super annoying when that option is ignored.
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They tried to murder you! You don't have to let them live to try again!
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It drags  
by Zurel
September 3rd, 2020, 1:33am
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
I like this less and less the more the story plods along so thank God it's over. There are many attempts at conflicts but the stakes are never high enough as to give us the need to root for the protagonists or make us wait in anticipation for the next chapter. Everything is resolved easily because plot armour I guess, and also because the antagonists are as dumb as they come. Seriously disappointing. All the characters are flat and I'm indifferent to all of them. And what saddens me the most is how the romance doesn't work at all, for me, with the FL's insecurity and the dude's I-am-afraid-to-fall-in-love nonsense that is so last century. I mean, if you read romance and the romance is meh, what's the point? Also, if I hear one more time about silver turning black when coming in contact with poison, I'm going to riot.

... Last updated on September 3rd, 2020, 1:38am
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Started good got impatient in the end  
by bubublacz
August 23rd, 2020, 9:56am
Rating: 6.5 / 10.0
Started out with a good premise. FMC is strong and spunky. She is very cunning and sly like a fox. It's very entertaining at first but I slightly got bored about 3/4s in. The villain is really stupid, tho and that the FMC is always one step ahead just didn't make this manga as interesting. No sense of suspense because whatever the MCs think is what the villain usually does and bungles it.

True, the mc is quite weak. The fmc got him wrapped around her finger. It seems that Isekai mcs are always naive and ignorant *sigh*. There were sweet couple moments. But the fml seems spoiled in end and inconsistent with what she's supposed to be.

Anyway, I felt uncomfortable towards the end around 70+ chapters and didn't finish it because of this:
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It was uncomfortable seeing thr fmc so insecure of the mc's affections. She started blaming him of being handsome and charismatic. She said it was troublesome if another woman were to "fall" for his charms. I was like, what? I mean yeah girl it's okay to be jealous but it feels like you don't trust him. It was stressed in the earlier parts of the manga that the "cold and distant" duke does not easily show his affections. When he "smiled" at that maid, it was even on orders of Adelaide. I was like where did this insecurity come from. I also didn't like she was "turning" her friends against the duke with the "This is how he treated me.. Isn't he a complete fool?". And them ganging up on him.

Anyway around 70+ she left the duke's estate so that the duke will come begging for her. When he confessed, she wouldn't take him back because she wanted him to propose to her in a grand fashion that everyone will be doubtless of his affections for her. But wait, wasn't she portrayed first as someone who doesn't care about the opinion of others? What's this nonsense? I couldn't continue after that. I don't know if she redeemed herself at the end. I'll never know.

... Last updated on August 23rd, 2020, 10:00am
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Shallow & Childish, but Fun!  
by Nyxie4649
June 28th, 2020, 1:31am
Rating: 8.3 / 10.0
It wasn’t deep or profound, the villains were just stupid & the logic of the story was somewhat faulty at times, but it was loads of fun all because of the MC. The girl has a very interesting personality which makes it very to read about her!
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When you don't even know the name of ML  
by Minrei
April 20th, 2020, 3:24am
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
The one thing I remember the most in this is the FL name, "Adel" "Adelaide" her name is sprinkled in the conversations, then I stopped for a moment and asked myself, "who was she engaged to again?" and realized that I don't know the Duke's name because Adel has always just called him that, Duke. So I just remembered them as Adel and Duke White.
(his last name aka the household name appears more often than his name)

The ML doesn't even show what an actual Duke or a noble can actually do, being pushed to a corner just because of the rumor with the saint and that's it, you will barely see his Duke aspect in the story.

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When Adel was supposedly poisoned the nobles gather and discuss the issue and one minor character addressed him as Duke, and I was like "oh right you're a Duke, you don't seem like it even to this chapter". He's cute yeah but nothing about him is elegant or powerful as you'd expect of his position but no all his problem is all about his love for Adel, the premise of kicking out the saint was too easy that it's just weird how they couldn't kick her out even before Adel's appearance, I mean the prince managed to kick her out from the palace why don't you just do it as well, she was not even a proper saint at that time, she was just a woman who appeared out of nowhere

The prince is more interesting of a character.
Nothing about Adel's past life came in handy to deal with the story, I even forgot she was originally from a different world. It was just a ploy to get her to the capital and meet the Duke while she tryna see who the black haired woman is.

I do enjoy the sweet moments but some details are lacking.

Oh!! the art is such an eye candy

... Last updated on April 20th, 2020, 3:40am
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When the villainess is more pitiful than the heroine  
by Akatsubaki
January 18th, 2020, 12:11am
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
The summary made me think that MC was going to use her knowledge from her previous life as a designer (got me excited), but the story is actually more common than my expectation. Why would mention MC’s job/skill if it’s not going to be used in the story?

I love MC’s positivity and that she carried herself well with the opposite sex, not getting nervous or embarrassed for every little thing. She could also stand her ground facing the villain, the cougar woman. My criticism for this series is that the author make it hard to sympathize with the MC than the villain. The wretched villainess is someone who had had a hard upbringing, did everything she could to achieve success, only to fall from popularity because of her scandal was leaked (prostitution, celebrities, and south korea is a public secret that everyone knows). In her desperation, she attempted suicide only to end up in another world. All alone, she tried to survive there, using whatever means. Meanwhile, the MC shoved her way into the problem just because she thought it was exciting, troubled her family who loved her so much. Yeah, we know the engagement wouldn’t get annulled in the end and they would live happily ever after, but when she decided to enter the agreement as the duke’s fiancee for her own amusement, she understood the engagement would be annulled later on. Imagine how broken-hearted her family who cherished her so much if such thing did happen. So, is it wrong to say that MC is a spoiled and mischievous person? The Duke is just a loser who can’t handle a single woman. The prince would be a better ML, seeing that both the prince and MC are mischievous. Their romance and interactions would be more interesting.

And this is me being nit-picky, the MC has lived in that world for 17 years and she is still speaking in terms nobody there understand?? Covering it as slank words from the countryside.

That’s all I want to say. I’ve only read about 15 chapters and probably wouldn’t read more as I pity the villainess more than the MC... Not a good thing since this is not the “I’m the villainess” (of otome game) but actually the MC of the story.
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by PZcolo
September 10th, 2019, 1:50am
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
As others say, the MC is a great char and she's what makes the story interesting, unfortunately, the rest of the characters are not nearly close as polished and at the best of times, the Duke and Prince (the 2 main support chars) seam more high-school kids worried about the prom than nobles that carry the weight of the country in their shoulders. While the MC is mostly smart, thinks ahead, doesn't take things at face value and can at times be decisive, the other chars are moved by pettiness or jealousy, soon forget their position, expose their thoughts and standing at the slightest provocation, they even believe and turn like pancakes at a little acting by the villainess (nobles are groomed to play at words and give little importance to them), and so on. The main weak point in the story imo is the villainess, she's just badly thought out. In the first place, she has no power, no etiquete, no education, no backing (not really, not till later and it's flimsy at best) and she's not even smart, yet all turns around her to ridiculous extremes and all the story thus makes little sense, yeah, there is a rumor going about of her and the Duke, that's all she has going for her and the author makes a mountain out of that ant-hill. Furthermore, Susan gets marriage proposals from many nobles, most likely at least some of high nobility, aka marquess, yet she is set on the Duke which she has no chance of getting and has to get her hands dirty to even try while risking all she has, including her life, why would she be so pent up? she's presented as manipulative and cunning yet is not able to see that marrying another Noble is easier and almost as good as marrying the Duke? Doubtful, she has no reason to be so obsessed unless you consider conceited and whimsical as reasons... they are, certainly, bad reasons of a boring character.

Spoiler (mouse over to view)
at one point in the plot, the MC has a contract of the villainess blackmailing the church in her hands, along two brigands that tried to kidnap her on the orders of the villainess, whom of course serve as witnesses and finally, the maid that instigated the rumors of the Duke and the villainess having an affair, with all that in hand they decide to do nothing as to dissipate the rumors first... talk about weak justification

Overall, it's entertaining but lacks maturity for the theme it chose imo, also, the art is very good and dialogues are well played for the most part thou a bit base at times. In any case, it's better than some other similar manhwas with the exception of maybe "The duke's daughter accomplishments" and "I belong to house Costielo" (I think those were the names), oh there's also "Empress from another world", the Dukes... and Empress... stories are not exactly the same but have overall similar settings.

... Last updated on September 10th, 2019, 2:39am
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One of the best female leads  
by hoBRO
August 17th, 2019, 1:43am
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
Adelaide sure is cunning and brave, perfect to fight against her cunning rival, that fake saint. Tsk. Scheming people. There's no harem so if you're one of those who don't like reverse harem or any kind of harem of any type then this is just right for you. The Duke is sweet.
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