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Review: ASAP by Axie Oh

Axie Oh has been on my radar ever since before her debut and ever since. I’ve loved every one of her books and ASAP is no exception. This is a heartwarming story about family, ambition, and love. Keep reading this book review of ASAP for my full thoughts.


Sori has worked her whole life to become a K-pop idol, until she realizes she doesn’t want a life forever in the spotlight. But that’s not actually up to Sori—she’s caught between her exacting mother’s entertainment company and her father’s presidential aspirations. And as the pressure to keep her flawless public image grows, the last person she should be thinking about is her ex-boyfriend.

Nathaniel is off limits—she knows this. A member of one of the biggest K-pop bands in the world and forbidden from dating, he isn’t any more of an option now than he was two years ago. Still, she can’t forget that their whirlwind romance was the last time she remembers being really happy. Or that his family welcomed her into their home when she needed it most. . . .

So when Nathaniel finds himself rocked by scandal, Sori offers him a hideaway with her. And back in close quarters, it’s hard to deny their old feelings. But when Sori gets an opportunity to break free from her parent’s expectations, she will have to decide: Is her future worth sacrificing for a second chance at love?


(Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.)

This second chance romance meets K-Pop and the world of XOXO is delightful and charming. ASAP revolves around Sori’s journey to figuring out what is worth the sacrifice. Are her dreams, her family security, her love worth giving it all up? Like XOXO, ASAP is connected to the K-Pop idol world, to the power games of influence, to the rigorous training and perfection demanded. But surrounded by people, Sori feels – in many ways – alone.

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She feels isolated and alone in her family, even though she feels the weight of their judgements and the pressure of the success. With memories from her childhood, ASAP brings the swoons and scandals. For Sori she has to figure out if her family success and security is worth her own ambitions, her love. If you loved XOXO, this is an easy book to add to your TBR. It has that signature friend group, the character dynamics, and the swoons.

It’s a story about trust, friendship, and family and I enjoyed every page. Find ASAP on Goodreads, Storygraph, Amazon,, & Blackwells.


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