Ali Dean: Pepped Up Pepper Jones #1

Just fine with that or at least they pretend to beThat is until running star Ryan Harding moves to townWhen it comes to running Pepper s goals are clear But when it comes to Jace and Ryan it s nowhere near as simple Pepper Jones a 16year old high school junior loves to run in fact she is so good at it that she is preparing herself to compete in the national cross country running championship But the only thing that muddles her life is her crush on her childhood best friend cum sort of family Jace a high school senior a top class footballer who is terribly attractive and a complete womanizer But Jace never showed any interest on Pepper mainly due to the reason that she is actually a part of her family Pepper s love life sparks up when another cross country runner named Ryan joins her class but unlike Jace Ryan shows his interest on Pepper whereas Pepper s heart is torn between Jace and Ryan Who will she choose Yeah this book is a complete YA story featuring high school sports and a love triangle Being not so much of a YA fan I still njoyed reading this light hearted romantic YA which definitely reminded me of my school days and all the dramas about hot boys Pepper is one hell of a lucky chick who had two hot admirers in her school The writing f this book is really nice pretty louent with a moderate pace Although there weren t much layers in the story which allowed me to contemplate and anticipate things bit asily but the mystery of who Pepper will choose was tightly wrapped under layers of confusion and drama and all that surrounding Jace and PepperThe characters are real and Pepper s dilemma over Jace and Ryan sounded pretty believable but then again given the fact that Pepper is the narrator of this book it was The Serpent of Venice easy for us to ponder about who she will finally choose The author portrays the voice of a 16year old teenager uite strikingly and the way she have layered her narration with a bit of humor and drama simple kept mengaged to the story Pepper is a charming character with a lot of determination to be the champion of this cross country running championship And through Pepper the author brings alive the world of a sportsman hisher stamina determination strength in short it was very insightful to read about an athlete In fact because of Pepper s running Colorado comes alive in front of our Marrying Winterborne (The Ravenels, eyes it was very picturesue and vivid with intricate detailing In the beginning of the book Jace made me feel irritated about his whole drama about not dating Pepper whereas he did have feelings for Pepper Jace is like a closed book not letting others see his inner feelings The rest of the supporting characters are also very well developed like Pepper s nun as her guardian is someone who is very lively and brings a shade of happiness in some gloomy moments But what really made me glued to the book was Pepper s character She is one hell of a powerful YA character who knows what she wants best for her heart by not causing much pain to those who adore her Verdict Don t miss out this book if you re a huge YA fan Courtesy I received a copy of this book for a blog tour This book was received via Netgalley inxchange for an honest reviewI was interested in this book and was hoping for a light and cute romance but it was not to be The first half of the book was okay but by the Kiss of Surrender (Deadly Angels, end I was so disappointed in not only Jace but also Pepper Jace acts like a jerk throughout the book being domineering and controlling of Pepper and treating her like shit constantly being hot and cold towards her yet she stillnds up with him by the The Weirdstone of Brisingamen end of the book Not only does he ignore her most of the time they are at school he keeps tabs on her warns boys away from her deals drugs and parties hard having casual hookups and orgies with any breathing female all while he knows how he feels about Pepper knowing she likes him and knowing it will hurt her I tried to put myself in Pepper s shoes Jace is her childhood best friend she s had a crush on him for years and he s hot but still I came up short If I was Pepper I would have dumped his ass I felt like Jace s behaviour was an insult to womenverywhere and uite frankly was so disgusting and disrespectful This really ruined the book for me Not only that but Pepper starts a relationship with Ryan although she knows she s really only biding her time until Jace wants to date her For me this is just Vastarien, Vol. 1, Issue 1 (English Edition) extremely messed up and the whole drama would have been sorted out if Pepper just removed herself from Jace s life and started dating someonelse once she was sure she had gotten over Jace Hence this was a disappointing read due to the characters and the plot that I found to be uite offensive to women Rain (Paper Gods, everywhere While I am aware that the females were consensual the fact that Jace was so disrespectful of Pepper s feelings and these girls feelings was horrible I really liked the running aspect of this story The training and mental strain it can have on performance I reallynjoyed reading about that Pepper was a great heroine She is also your typical high school girl in love with her best friend I had to put that into perspective I Title pepped UpAuthor Ali DeanFormat AudioNarrator Stacey GlemboskiGenre YA sports cross country runningStandalone YesPart of a Series Yes book 1 of the Pepper Jones series POV PepperSteam Level heavy petting 455I don t usually read a lot of YA books but this one was a lot of fun Pepper and Jace have been best friends since childhood but things get weird when Pepper starts noticing Jace and his hot body and his playboy ways Things amp up a notch when the new boy in town takes an interest in Pepper who Jace has declared off limits to the other boys in school Pepped Up intertwines Winters Passage (The Iron Fey, elements of a love triangle and friends to loverslements portraying Pepper s The Replacement Wife emotions and confusion well I started listening to this with the intention of stopping when I was finished with what I was working on andnded up binging it instead I received this audiobook for free from Audiobook Obsession This is my honest and voluntary review. Tly I’ve caught his ye and suddenly Jace starts seeing me in a different light Everything changes for all of us On the trails my goals are clear Train run breathe run win But when it comes to Jace and Ryan it’s nowhere near as simple This battle can’t be won by crossing a finish line this war is in my heart.

WARNING INDUCES HEAVY EFFECT 123013 dit The good thing is that I m still OK with my rating I still loved the book but as I thought about WHY Jace and Pepper couldn t be together the reason why Jace kept pushing Pepper away I just didn t get it I think that s my only real gripe about this book that I didn t mention in my The Bluebird Bet (Welcome to Tall Pines earlier original review The reason that was given just felt sloppily thrown in and not fullyxplained or justified Also the very bad behavior he Hot-Blooded Italians engaged in that one night when he was on E it s kind of unforgivable I m hoping for some realxplanations in the seuel I just really liked Jace and it s really weird because normally I d probably be on team Scott instead There was something so special about his character I loved his protectiveness attitude Mlynowski Teen Thriller everything But after constantly asking myself WHY I didn t really have a solid answer I need answers I need to know MORE of WHY Jace was SO bad yet SO damn attractive Why did he do the things he did and act the way he did Why NOW Hopefully the seuel clears that up and delves deeper into Jace Pepper s past as well I loved the little flashback scene in the beginning fingers crossed Enddit uick tip don t start on this book late at night Reggie especially if you have to wake uparly the next day For those of you who aren t interested in reading about running don t dismiss this book just yet And don t let the cover scare you off Switchback either Why Well two words Jace Wilder He s one of the hottest bad boy jocks I ve come across in the new adult genre and I was instantly sold He s the guy you love to hate butnd up loving Trust me I m not an Marrying Marcus (Virgin Brides, easy sellspecially with the whole good girlbad boy dynamic But honestly I couldn t help fall for him in all his bad assery I think I Belonging (Temptation, even heard my heart melt dreamy sighAgain I repeat I hate the good girlbad boy trope I just don t buy it And I hate how some books portray hot bad boys who aressentially sluts and are really BAD in a bad way not in a good way as some hero to be idolized I hate how those types of stories make it seem like the bad boy could get away with murder if he sincerely loved only ONE girl the heroine from afar in true stalker fashion I can t say this book didn t have any of that If anything it was If Im Found (If I Run essentially all of those things I mentioned I hated yet the delivery was nothing short of spectacular It was actuallyxciting Gut wrenching Unputdownable I think what really distinguished this book from the hoard of other new adult books with love triangles featuring the all american good boy v the all american bad boy jock and the naive girl next door was the INTENSE chemistry between all three of the characters WowI honestly looked at the cover read the brief description and truly didn t CaddyGirls expect much By thend of it I knew I would remember the name Jace WilderThere aren t too many Assignment explicit sexual scenes I can only think of one But this was one of the hottest and steamiest new adult books I ve read This author knows HOW and WHAT to write It s not always about the sex it s about the connection the chemistry the dialogue the characters And I was definitely feeling all of the above Sign me up for the seuel I m in R rated YANA girl power sports novel with romantic triangle subplotSixteen year old Pepper Jones loves running and she s fantastic at itven though she s only been running a little over two years In fact she s well on her way to achieving her goal to become a national cross country champion this year while still a junior in high school The only thing complicating her life is her long term crush on her best friend seventeen year old senior Jace I read this book because of two things My dear friend Sarah recommended it to me I think if it wasn t because of her I don t think I would find this book With tons of YA books out there I often miss good books that don t have much hype I think Pepped Up is one of those books Once I saw her recommendation and read the blurb I just knew I have to read it So thank you Sarah And it s about running Wellthe main character loves running just like I do though I m not an athlete like PepperSo what this book is all about It s about Pepper Jones a junior in Brockton High School who loves to run and is in her way to compete in Nationals for the first time She spent most of her life with Jace Wilder a senior popular uarterback at their school and also her neighbor She also has a crush on him for years but can t do anything because at some point he always keeps her in a distance And then there is a new junior student Ryan Harding who happens is a cross country runner too and is in a way for National too The ominous clouds look like they ll break at any moment and I love to run in the rain Everything seems to be in my favorI love Pepper s voice here I can feel like she is real She tells her story clearly and without holding back If something hurts her or makes her happy she tells me just the way she feels it I think that s what I love about her She s honest with Philosophy of Religion everything andveryone including with Jace Running is my thing And this season is going to be No Respect epicCross country running is a subplot in this book But I really like that it has thannough story as it is one of big parts in Pepper s life I just read a book with the main character being an athlete too but the sport doesn t describe much in the book And I dislike it Somehow I m afraid that I won t read much about cross country here The Spirituality Revolution either glad it doesn t happen And since I m not familiar with cross country student competition in US Pepper s description helps me connect with her storyasily That I really likeI also like the paced It doesn t feel too slow or too fast It s perfect in its own In some part Pepper doesn t tell her story straight after she tells one thing instead it jumps a couple days or weeks after that However I don t feel it s too fast because at the same time it gives me time to connect with so many things in her life for Comptia Cysa+ Cybersecurity Analyst Certification Bundle (Exam Cs0-001) example with her running and her relationship with Ryan and her new friendsRegarding with her relationship with Jace Ualifying for Nationals It’s all I can think about and I’m willing to do anything it takes to make it happen I can handle long miles and hill sprints in cross country but guys That’s anntirely different challengeI’ve kept my feelings hidden from the boy next door all this time My longtime friend Jace Wil.

Nd Ryan I thought it will be like Liza Ryan Tony in Play With Me which seems has similarity when I read the blurb But somehow it s way different but in a good way for both of the books I like Pepper and Jace relationship I always like best friend turn into boyfriend girlfriend relationship anyway But here don t think I can say that I like Jace much Unlike Pepper he holds back most of Economies and Cultures everything I know that he likes her than friend but his holding back and keepsverything blur and uite a mystery to Pepper is kind of frustrating me I just want to smack him and stop hurting Pepper But the good thing with Pepper is she always knows what she wants and sticks for it Jace might hurt her and break her heart but it doesn t mean that she stops living her life focuses on her goals and tries to pursuit her own happiness I think she can balance it all and I m admired her for it On the other hand I really like reading Pepper and Ryan relationship He s very kind and sweet to her And I just love the way he takes their relationship slowly It s like he gives times for her to know him and when their relationship happens I don t feel like it s an instalove or an instarelationship or whatever you call it It just feels natural Then the weird thing happens at the Designing with Web Standards end of the book No matter how much I want to see Peppernd up with someone I understand her decision I think it s the best for the three of them But it just makes me want to read the seuel ASAP Is this novel a One Star Rating or a Two Star RatingReasons to Like This Novel 2 stars1 Grandma bunny is a hoot2 Grandma bunny smokes dope with her friends I wanna be Grandma bunny s BFF3 Grandma bunny drinks alcohol with Pepper but with the caveat that Pepper is trusted to moderate her intake 4 Pepper is a disciplined athlete who loves her sport and strives for Sadies Surrender (Oyster Harbor, excellence5 Pepper selects friends with substance intellect and personality6 Pepper wants to be a good teammateven though cross country running tends to be idealized as an individual sport7 Pepper is a good granddaughter and a good friendReasons to NOT Like This Novel 1 star1 The protagonist Pepper pines after Jace when he continues to ignore her bitchslap 12 The protagonist Pepper makes out with Jace and then still pines away for him after he immediately fucks a few other girls bitchslap 23 The protagonist chooses a drug dealer over a good guy Jace hot football star drug dealer Ryan disciplined talented loving young man who treats Pepper with affection and respect Ryan gives Pepper good training advice Structure Of The Nucleus encourages her discipline and yes I have to write it again treats her with loving affection Right kick that shitty nice guy to the curb 4 The novel perpetuates the shallow ideal that girls likelovefall for guys who are hot Why couldn t Ryan be a nerd Or ugly Or a disabled runner Or a good runner who struggles to stay on the team because his undiagnosed dyslexia makes it difficult for him to keep his grades up and ualify for athletics Something Ali Dean Something Something that makes Ryan interesting than just the other hot guy in competition with hot guy number one 5 The novel perpetuates the myth that girls can change troubled drug dealers into good guys ummmm yes our shit rocks Ladies but no we don t change men They grow up when they choose to grow up6 Again white suburban characters dominate At first I thought this author would develop the characters of diversity that marginally appear in the text see what I did there but they are so flat as to be casual after thoughts about integrating characters that reflect the diversity thatxists in Colorado 7 Grandma Bunny gives Pepper alcohol before she goes out with Ryan Because this teachers Pepper what Underage drinking is no big D right Yes this contradicts 3 in reason to like the novel 8 Jace is a dick He knows that Pepper loves him makes out with her leading her on taking his pleasure and then openly gets it on with another girl right in front of Pepper And then Pepper STILL pines for him aggghhh a good shake and then a bitchslap Yes this is just like reason 2 but this point can t be First Anthology emphasizednough 9 Pepper is a smart talented girl who for the duration of three years can t figure out that Jace is infatuated with her while EVERYONE Releasing The Power Within Through Spiritual Dynamics else can see that he s infatuated with her Puh leeease I hate smart girls who have that one fatal stupidity flaw at the same time 10 Pepper by virtue of her what good heart gets Jace to change He stops dealing drugs poof just like that and there are magically NO conseuences for him from his other nefarious drug suppliers Yeah right Doesn t Ali Deanver watch Law and Order There s no getting out Come on Easy read I started it and Passage Through Crisis ended up finishing it the same day It kind of sucks you in right from the start but UGH Jace I m a little disappointed and bothered by the whole thing and howasily the author lets that go Plus I m team Ryan so that didn t help matters Still though it s a good book and I already started the follow up book although I KNOW things aren t going to go the way I want 3 Stars YA best friends to lovers trope It was an OK read He was a mystery to her and Science, Technology and Culture every time she tried to solve him it caused her a little pain But when she tired to give him up he pursued her in her thoughts strongerach time Anna Godbersen an American author Ali Dean an American author pens an The Road to Einsteins Relativity enticing novel about a high schooler cross country runner and her decisions about love and relationships in her new book Pepped Up which is the first book in the Pepper Jones series Synopsis Pepper Jones is ready for anpic cross country season She wants to ualify for Nationals and she s willing to do anything it takes to make it happen She can handle long miles and hill sprints but boys That s an ntirely different challengePepper s never considered revealing her deeper feelings for her longtime friend Jace Wilder After all he s got the personal magnetism and good looks to hook just about any girl in town and he has Their friendship stands apart from high school social circles and they re both. Der doesn’t see me that way He has the personal magnetism and good looks to hook just about any girl in town and he has Our friendship stands apart from high school social circles and I’m fine with that or so I keep telling myselfThat is until running star Ryan Harding moves to town and bridges the gap Apparen.

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