PDF [Pepped Up Pepper Jones #1] Author Ali Dean
R 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 ue 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 enjoyed reading this light hearted romantic YA which Tarnished Knight (The Lost Stars, definitely reminded me of my schoolays and all the ramas 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 elouent with a moderate pace Although there weren t much layers in the story which allowed me to contemplate and anticipate things bit easily but the mystery of who Pepper will choose was tightly wrapped under layers of confusion and rama and all that surrounding Jace and PepperThe characters are real and Pepper s ilemma over Jace and Ryan sounded pretty believable but then again given the fact that Pepper is the narrator of this book it was 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 rama simple kept me engaged to the story Pepper is a charming character with a lot of Cesar's Way: The Natural, Everyday Guide to Understanding and Correcting Common Dog Problems determination to be the champion of this cross country running championship And through Pepper the author brings alive the world of a sportsman hisher staminaetermination 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 eyes it was very picturesue and vivid with intricate Requiem for a Wren detailing In the beginning of the book Jace made me feel irritated about his wholerama about not Red Notice dating Pepper whereas heid 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 Les pingouins nont jamais froid 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 3 Stars YA best friends to lovers trope It was an OK read Easy read I started it and ended up finishing it the sameay It kind of sucks you in right from the start but UGH Jace I m a little Hit Refresh: The Quest to Rediscover Microsoft's Soul and Imagine a Better Future for Everyone disappointed and bothered by the whole thing and how easily the author lets that go Plus I m team Ryan so thatidn 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 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 Code pnal 2020 annot. dition limite - 117e d. dope with her friends I wanna be Grandma bunny s BFF3 Grandma bunnyrinks alcohol with Pepper but with the caveat that Pepper is trusted to moderate her intake 4 Pepper is a The Peoples Songs disciplined athlete who loves her sport and strives for excellence5 Pepper selects friends with substance intellect and personality6 Pepper wants to be a good teammate even 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 arug City of Big Shoulders dealer over a good guy Jace hot football starrug Blind Devotion (The Shifter Chronicles dealer Ryanisciplined talented loving young man who treats Pepper with affection and respect Ryan gives Pepper good training advice encourages her My Name is Bob 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 aisabled runner Or a good runner who struggles to stay on the team because his undiagnosed yslexia makes it ifficult 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 Billy Bragg drugealers into good guys ummmm yes our shit rocks Ladies but no we Polly Prices Totally Secret Diary don t change men They grow up when they choose to grow up6 Again white suburban charactersominate At first I thought this author would evelop the characters of iversity that marginally appear in the text see what I The Majors Daughter did there but they are so flat as to be casual after thoughts about integrating characters that reflect theiversity that exists in Colorado 7 Grandma Bunny gives Pepper alcohol before she goes out with Ryan Because this teachers Pepper what Underage Miss Shumway Waves a Wand drinking is no big D right Yes this contradicts 3 in reason to like the novel 8 Jace is aick 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 emphasized enough 9 Pepper is a smart talented girl who for the The Touch duration of three years can t figure out that Jace is infatuated with her while EVERYONE 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 stopsealing On His Majestys Service drugs poof just like that and there are magically NO conseuences for him from his other nefariousrug suppliers Yeah right Doesn t Ali Dean ever watch Law and Order There s no getting out Come on. Tly I’ve caught his eye and suddenly Jace starts seeing me in a ifferent 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.
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I read this book because of two things My ear friend Sarah recommended it to me I think if it wasn t because of her I The Essential Good Food Guide don t think I would find this book With tons of YA books out R rated YANA girl power sports novel with romantic triangle subplotSixteen year old Pepper Jones loves running and she s fantastic at it even 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 Wilder They ve been neighbors since they were toddlers Pepper s parentsied in a car accident when she was a baby and Jace s mother Textbook of Wisdom deserted him and his father when he was four Pepper s grandmother Bunny became her guardian and she became Jace s chidlcare provider too when he lost his mother Pepper regarded Jace in a sisterly light until the summer Pepper was thirteen and Jace was fourteen and she suddenly became aware of how gorgeous he had become and the unsettling reality that girls were flocking around him vying for his attention many of them physically pawing him in the processUnfortunately for Pepper the odds of her ever being than a little sister to Jace are slim to none He s never flirted with her or in any way indicated that he has any romantic interest in her And at the end of the previous school year she overheard Jace telling one of his friends that he could neverate her because she s like family to him As a result Pepper has In Defence of Dogs done her best to hide her true feelings from Jace not wanting to lose him as a friend But it s a constant painful struggle to accomplish that because her heart is shredded anew every time she s forced to witness womanizing Jace accept the latest of an endless string of eager offers of sex from girls Pepper considers far attractive and sophisticated than herself He s so inemand in fact that he s recently begun enjoying the sexual favors of college girls from the nearby University of Colorado UC as well Yet in the midst of all this ebauchery it s evident to everyone who knows Jace except Pepper that he s never gotten emotionally involved on any level with any female other than PepperIn contrast to Jace Pepper is practically a nun She s never ated other than a fellow member of her track team escorting her to the prom last year as just friends and she s never even been kissed But suddenly her lack of a love life might actually change because Ryan Harding has come to townRyan is a new student at Pepper s high school who is a star cross country runner like Pepper He s moved to Colorado from California because his father is the new coach at UC which Pepper hopes to attend after graduation He s almost as handsome as Jace and certainly as athletic and ripped And where Jace is a talented football player courted by numerous top rawer university football coaches Ryan is a potentially world class runner eually pursued by athletic epartments at prestigious universities all over the country Ryan is also almost as fawned on by every girl in sight as JaceBut there are major ifferences Where Jace refuses to see Pepper as a romantic partner Ryan admits what all the boys at school know and have never said to Pepper s face because of Jace s over protectiveness that Pepper is a beautiful girl and ideal girlfriend material In addition where Jace is a classic man whore Ryan has only ated one girl in his life and he was faithful to her for the entire three years of their relationship up until just before Ryan s family moved across the country and Ryan ended the relationship Also unlike Jace Ryan only No One Wants You drinks the occasional beer andoes not get The City Of Heavenly Tranquillity drunk oro Penguins Poems for Life drugs Additionally Ryanoesn t spend his time as Jace oes hanging with the popular crowd at school even though he is eagerly accepted in their ranks from the start Instead he chooses to socialize with Pepper s laid back track team friends Best of all he shares Pepper s passion for runningPepper realizes her choice should be perfectly clear between these two boys forget her unreuited crush on Jace and accept a relationship with a high class guy and she oes try her best to carry out that ecision But unfortunately as soon as Pepper begins ating Ryan Jace suddenly starts acting like he s anything but Pepper s pseudo brother and like he s could it be jealousWhat I likedThis author is clearly a very talented writer Her writing is smooth and her characterizations are vivid and three Divine Beauty dimensional Pepper is aynamic extremely sympathetic heroine I enjoyed the use of first person point of view and I found the window into Pepper s running world fascinating It is obvious the author knows that world very well but than that she conveys it in such a way that even if the reader knows nothing about running and could care less about it Pepper s experience of it is exciting enough to inspire readers young and old to jump into a pair of running shoes and take off The setting in Colorado also comes alive on the page and makes the reader long to visit that amazing mountain filled stateWhat isn t suited to my own individual tasteFirst while listing what I Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone didn t enjoy I want to make clear that I am not grading this bookown for not being entirely to my own personal taste as you can see by the 5 star rating because I Down to the Sea in Ships don t consider that a literary crime Many other readers may find the aspects of this book thatid not suit me to be a perfect match for their reading interestsFirst I m not myself a fan of YA romantic triangles because as is the case in this book sometimes the guy who ends up with the heroine is not who I had hoped she would choose It is a testament to how great the rest of the book is and what a wonderful heroine Pepper is though that I found it impossible to put the book Wife by Wednesday (The Weekday Brides, down in spite of its romantic triangle Just in case Iidn t make it absolutely clear from what I said already Pepper is one of the most terrific heroines in YANA I ve encountered whether in indie or mainstream YANA novelsSecond I m not a fan of R rated YANA novels which is what I consider this book to be and I had many sueamish moments at the various bacchanalian activities portrayed onstage or mentioned as occurring offstage in this book Pepper herself though truly respects her own body as her vehicle for the passion of her life her running and as the book is in first person point of view the reader is not encouraged to see either Dog Years drinkingrugging or mindless sexual activity as a positive choiceIf you enjoyed this book s girl power sports plot you might also want to readCinderella Steals Home by Carly Syms. Ualifying for Nationals It’s all I can think about and I’m willing to Chain of Fire do anything it takes to make it happen I can handle long miles and hill sprints in cross country but guys That’s an entirelyifferent challengeI’ve kept my feelings hidden from the boy next oor all this time My longtime friend Jace Wil.
BaseballCinderella in Cleats by Carly Syms footballCinderella in Skates by Carly Syms hockeyFalling Hard Roller Girls 1 by Megan Sparks roller erbyHooked by Liz Fichera golfStealing Parker by Miranda Kenneally softballRacing Savannah by Miranda Kenneally horse racing jockeyIn particular if you liked the platonic man whore best friend subplot of this story combined with a girl power sports main plot you ll loveCatching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally footballI rate this book as followsHeroine 5 starsSubcharacters 5 starsSetting 5 starsGirl Power Sports Plot 5 starsRomantic Triangle Plot 3 starsWriting 5 starsOverall 5 stars WARNING INDUCES HEAVY EFFECT 123013 edit 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 The Making of a Caribbeanpreneur didn t get it I think that s my only real gripe about this book that Iidn t mention in my earlier original review The reason that was given just felt sloppily thrown in and not fully explained or justified Also the very bad behavior he engaged in that one night when he was on E it s kind of unforgivable I m hoping for some real explanations in the seuel I just really liked Jace and it s really weird because normally I Maharaj d probably be on team Scott instead There was something so special about his character I loved his protectiveness attitude everything But after constantly asking myself WHY Iidn t really have a solid answer I need answers I need to know MORE of WHY Jace was SO bad yet SO Kuduz damn attractive Whyid he o the things he id and act the way he The Stanforth Secrets (Lovers and Ladies, did Why NOW Hopefully the seuel clears that up andelves The Taste of Ashes deeper into Jace Pepper s past as well I loved the little flashback scene in the beginning fingers crossed End edit uick tipon t start on this book late at night especially if you have to wake up early the next Camellia (Ellie, day For those of you who aren t interested in reading about runningon t ismiss this book just yet And on t let the cover scare you off 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 but end up loving Trust me I m not an easy sell especially with the whole good girlbad boy The Highwayman (Victorian Rebels, dynamic But honestly I couldn t help fall for him in all his bad assery I think I even heard my heart meltreamy sighAgain I repeat I hate the good girlbad boy trope I just China: la edad de la ambicin (Ensayo poltico) don t buy it And I hate how some books portray hot bad boys who are essentially 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 bookidn t have any of that If anything it was essentially all of those things I mentioned I hated yet the Green River Rising delivery was nothing short of spectacular It was actually exciting Gut wrenching Unputdownable I think what reallyistinguished 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 Wife Swap door was the INTENSE chemistry between all three of the characters WowI honestly looked at the cover read the briefescription and truly Pies didn t expect much By the end of it I knew I would remember the name Jace WilderThere aren t too many 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 theialogue the characters And I was Gorbals Diehards definitely feeling all of the above Sign me up for the seuel I m in 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 455Ion 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 From the Dust declared off limits to the other boys in school Pepped Up intertwines elements of a love triangle and friends to lovers elements portraying Pepper s emotions and confusion well I started listening to this with the intention of stopping when I was finished with what I was working on and ended up binging it instead I received this audiobook for free from Audiobook Obsession This is my honest and voluntary review I really liked the running aspect of this story The training and mental strain it can have on performance I really enjoyed 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 If I was that young and one boy gave mixed signals but said only friends and another boy showed interest you go for the sure thing I liked both Ryan and Jace I Finale (Caraval, don t think the story needed therug thing That took away from the story for me Other than that I loved it especially Pepper s grandmother This book was received via Netgalley in exchange 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 end I was so Merlin and the Making of the King disappointed in not only Jace but also Pepper Jace acts like a jerk throughout the book beingomineering and controlling of Pepp He was a mystery to her and 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 stronger each time Anna Godbersen an American author Ali Dean an American author pens an enticing novel about a high schooler cross country runner and her Mrs. Bridge 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 an epic cross country season She wants to ualify for Nationals and she s willing too anything it takes to make it happen She can handle long miles and hill sprints but boys That s an entirely Mennyms Alone (Mennyms, different challengePepper s never considered revealing hereeper 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 just fine with that or at least they pretend to beThat is until running 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Der oesn’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.