Female Lead – Qiao Tan Yuan (QTY)
Male Lead – Gu Jiao Wu (GJW)
QTY secretly paid GJW’s ex-girlfriend to leave GJW. GJW’s family and QTY’s family are close, and arranged GJW to marry QTY.
During GJW and QTY’s marriage they have a baby after GJW’s drugged by an enemy. QTY lies to GJW she aborted their baby, and agrees to divorce him.
After a series of events, GJW and QTY are trapped together in an elevator, and GJW unknowingly helps QTY give birth to their baby. GJW demands a DNA test and finds out the truth.
GJW and QTY make a compromise, and agrees to live together to raise their baby. They bond as a family. At first GJW wants to remarry QTY for the sake of their baby, but GJW slowly falls in love with QTY.
Many misunderstandings (hence the melodrama / angst warning) happen between GJW and QTY. One of the main misunderstandings is GJW’s ex-girlfriend’s lookalike appears, and exposes QTY’s secret about paying off GJW’s ex-girlfriend. Afterward QTY takes custody of their child and cancel their plan to remarry.
Note: The Reluctant Bride Book I & Book II are independent stories of each other.