Title: Pepped up and Ready

Author: Ali Dean

Release date:  June 1, 2015

Book details: Book 3 of 6 in Pepper Jones

Pages: 186

Genres:  Contemporary, Romance

Rating: 4 STARS 


Senior year is finally here, and with it comes a surge in my competitive spirit. I’m determined to defend my national cross-country title. Although Jace is busy with the demands of college football, he’s still cheering me on and supporting my goals. With him by my side and my drive focused like never before, I’m ready to take on the world. But am I taking my renewed enthusiasm for training too far? As Jace and I focus on our athletic ambitions, we discover that his social status has followed him to college, despite attempts to keep a low profile. With my boyfriend as the campus idol, I fear that I might just be a target to those who find Jace threatening.Tests and trials lay before us, not just on the trails and field. Are we strong enough to withstand the pressures of everyone wanting something from us? It won’t be easy fighting for my title and my boyfriend at the same time, but nothing easy is worth winning… or keeping.

My review

I received this book for an honest review from the author. Thank you, Ali Dean.

I read the first book and the second book of this series. You can read my review of the first book here and the second book here.

Pepped up and ready is the third book in series Pepper Jones by Ali Dean. In this book, Pepper and Jace are together and they are ready for another challenge because Jace is at college and things are changing. Pepper is scared for their relationship because they can’t see each other every day.

Both of them are busy with school and they are focused on their athletic career and they have things to prove and goals to touch.

Because Pepper wants to defend her national cross country title and wants to be in the same college as Jace, she made the mistake to push herself much harder than necessary and she was removed from running. Jace supported and loved her through this challenge.

The relationship between Jace and Pepper is beautiful but in this book, their love was put to the test and they realized that they are strong together and they love each other too much to give up on each other. They didn’t let the actions of other people to affect their relationship.

I really liked this book and can’t wait to read the next book in this series.




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About the author

Ali hails from Vermont and now live in Colorado with her husband, boy-girl twins, and golden retriever Pancake. Ali has always loved to read, but found that there weren’t enough fiction books out there featuring girl athletes. So, she decided to work on that. Like the heroines in her books, Ali is an athlete, with running and skiing her favorite sports these days. When she’s not pursuing an outdoor adventure, Ali’s less healthy passions include ice cream, coffee, and beer.

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