Jenny didn’t get to be an award-winning, classically trained cellist without choosing practice over fun. That is, until the night she meets Jaewoo. Mysterious, handsome, and just a little bit tormented, Jaewoo is exactly the kind of distraction Jenny would normally avoid. And yet, she finds herself pulled into spending an unforgettable evening wandering Los Angeles with him on the night before his flight home to South Korea.

With Jaewoo an ocean away, there’s no use in dreaming of what could have been. But when Jenny and her mother move to Seoul to take care of her ailing grandmother, who does she meet at the elite arts academy she’s just been accepted to? Jaewoo.

Finding the dreamy stranger who swept you off your feet in your homeroom is one thing, but Jaewoo isn’t just any student. Turns out, Jaewoo is a member of one of the biggest K-pop bands in the world. And like most K-pop idols, Jaewoo is strictly forbidden from dating anyone.

When a relationship means not only jeopardizing her place at her dream music school but also endangering everything Jaewoo’s worked for, Jenny has to decide once and for all just how much she’s willing to risk for love. XOXO is a new romance that proves chasing your dreams doesn’t have to mean sacrificing your heart, from acclaimed author Axie Oh.

Genre: Y/A, Fiction 

Number of Pages: 352 Pages

Date of Publication: 05/08/2021


The author of this book is Axie Oh and the book was published by Harper Collins Publishers Inc.

Rating: 5/5


Wow… This was such an original and cute book with a strong and smart female protagonist and a plot with everything that I could look for in a book right now (romance, drama, friendship, fast paced and funny). This is a story of a forbidden romance between Jenny and Jaewoo. Their beautiful story is written by Axie Oh who not only tells a romantic story but wrote about their relationships with their families, cultural backgrounds and friends. You can definitely tell that the author wanted to create a story that wouldn’t be easy to forget and where every single character fits into the story perfectly.

XOXO transported me to Seoul where the story takes place and where Jenny discovers who Jaewoo really is. She finds new dreams and connects with her estranged grandmother. While Jaewoo shares who he is and his fears about life with Jenny.

I love, love, loved this book and I will definitely be reading it again soon and I can’t wait to see what Axie Oh writes next. 


Availability: The book is available in all good bookshops

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