Pepped Up & Wilder by Ali Dean. TITLE : PEPPED UP & WILDER

Author: Ali Dean

Release date: December 18, 2018

Book details: Book 6 of 7 in Pepper Jones

Pages: 174

Genres:  Contemporary, Romance

Rating: 4 STARS



The best part of a happy ending… finding out it’s actually just the beginning. Having someone promise to be by your side, to chase dreams with, whisper troubles to, it’s more than I could have imagined.

But after three seasons of Jace playing pro ball in Ohio, three long seasons, with him on the road, and me training all over the world, I’m questioning if we can really have it all. Harsh criticism of our relationship is all too familiar and uncovers old wounds. I only ever wanted to run and to be with Jace, and finding the perfect balance proves to be my greatest trial yet.

We vowed not to let our love deter each other’s athletic goals, but I miss him. I miss us.


The demands of our careers have us running in opposite directions, when we should be putting down roots, together. But escalating fame and an overbearing agent have me fumbling everything I hold dear, including Pepper.

After years of dedication and sacrifice, I’m finally in a position to trade to my hometown team. Moving back to Colorado could be the answer to all our problems, but just when I think we’re finally on the right track, we’re sacked with news that turns everything upside down. News that rattles me and sends Pepper into a tailspin. It’s time for me to remind the girl that I fell in love with how to fight.

Until she’s ready, I’ll fight hard enough for the both of us. For better or for worse.


 I received this book for an honest review. Thank you, Ali Dean!

Pepped Up & Wilder is the last book in the series Pepper Jones by Ali Dean. You can read my reviews of the entire series Pepped Up, All Pepped Up, Pepped Up and Ready, Pep Talks and Pepped Up Forever.

I’m glad that I read the entire series, Pepper Jones. I love it when I read about the evolution of the characters from adolescents to adults and see how they make mistakes and learn from mistakes and to see them how they find their happiness. 

In this book, Pepper and Jace are married for three years and they are happy. But they don’t have so much time together because of their careers. 

Pepper is running professional and Pepper hopes to participate in the Olympics and Jace is working as a quarterback for the Browns. They are always traveling but their careers make them happy. They are proud of each other because both of them worked for their careers.

When they have time, they go to their hometown. They felt the need to settle down, so they decided to buy a house in their hometown.

They were happy until a major event in their lives destroyed them for a while. This was a really difficult time for them but Pepper is a strong woman and Jace proved that he can support the woman he loves when she needed his support.

I loved Pepped Up & Wilder and the entire series Pepper Jones. Pepper and Jace are truly a beautiful couple and I’m glad that I read their journey. It was a beautiful series.



A picture of a woman. Pepped Up & WilderAbout 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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