Pepped Up and Ready (Pepper Jones #3)
(This is the third book in the Pepper Jones series. The following description contains spoilers for Pepped Up and All Pepped Up. It is highly recommended that you read the books in order.)
Pepper is finally a senior, and she’s determined to defend her national cross-country title. Although Jace is busy with the demands of college football, he’s still at Pepper’s side, supporting her goals. But is she taking her renewed enthusiasm for training too far?
As Jace and Pepper focus on their athletic ambitions, they discover that Jace’s social status has followed him to college, despite his attempt to keep a low profile. With her boyfriend as an idol on campus, Pepper discovers that she might just be a target to those who find Jace threatening.
Are Jace and Pepper strong enough to withstand the pressure from those who want something from them? It won’t be easy fighting for her title and her boyfriend, but nothing easy is worth winning… or keeping.
Spending the night in Jace Wilder’s dorm room isn’t exactly the same as sprinting up a hill as fast as I can, but it has a similar effect. When I close my eyes to fall asleep, Jace’s arm draped lazily across me, my emotions are under control. The anger and confusion haven’t disappeared entirely, but Jace’s strength and love help wash them away from the surface so I can breathe freely again. His steady breathing beside me tells me that being with me helps to soothe his tension as well. Knowing this, I fall asleep with a smile on my face. We might have people against us, but they don’t know what they’re fighting against.
Ali Dean lives in Colorado with her husband, twin todders, and golden retriever. In addition to reading and writing, she loves the outdoors- everything from marathon training and biking to snowboarding and skiing.