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Pepped Up Forever

(Pepper Jones #5)

4.22  ·  Rating details ·  1,271 ratings  ·  67 reviews
I’ve made it this far and I’m not about to slow down now, in fact I’m ready to start breaking some records. With my junior year of college quickly approaching, I know it’s time to step it up a notch if I want to run professionally after I graduate. Hoping for a race day breakthrough, I wonder if it’s actually a mental barrier holding me back and if so, how am I supp
Published (first published September 29th 2015)
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Sarah Elizabeth
This was an okay end to the series, although I did find it a little annoying that Jace wanted to get back with Pepper after treating her like dirt in the previous book.

6 out of 10
Forever in Love with Pepper

The book starts off with a two year time jump. This was necessary as the issues between Jace and Peoper run deep and it would take a while to be able to chat. It is the summer before Pepper's junior year and she just wants to have a break through season. With the idea of sponsors looming....she just doesnt know why she has been holding back.

Jace gave me this ache in my heart throughout the novel that only a good hero can do. It was amazing to see his character develop
Yep, it’s official. I’m in love with this couple.
This last chapter was absolutely breathtaking and beautiful! My cheeks are hurting from all the smiling.

Loved to see Jace step up. He really changed and improved in this book. It was beautiful.
This new Pepper is awesome and super confidence. She rocks!!
Reyne Clark
Sep 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
My favorite book out of the Pepper Jones Series. Love the dual POV from Jace and Pepper. I enjoyed reading how Jace felt about their lives and relationship. A must read for fans of this wonderful YA Sports Romance.
Michelle Gonzaga
Great series

I love Pepper and Jace. I will miss Bunny and Zoe and Lexi and Dave and Shadow Lane. Definitely one of my favorites.
Trisha c
Jan 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Two years later. Through therapy and self discovery, Jace wants to win back Peppers heart. but is it possible, after he did the unthinkable? He decides to show Pepper that his mind is in a better place and he still loves only her. But will Pepper trust him and slowly let him back into her heart?
Stacey Glemboski narration flows from one character to another with ease. She brings the angst, raw emotion and personality to each character. I enjoyed listening to this story.
TheBookBoutique Brittany_Elizabeth_Sarah
The ending to these books was super bittersweet for me. I feel like I went back in time and lived through my late teenager/early college days. I also think it was the perfect ending- anyone else who would have wanted it differently or thought it wasn't right is out of their minds!

I also weirdly feel like a proud mom who has watched her kids accomplish and over come so much in life.

So the last book, I left it at wanting to die because how could Jace live without Pepper? And that's where this boo
Meg loves to read
The entire series I rate: 4 stars.

Great character development. Good writing.

I just think the plot dragged and the series could have been 100 pages shorter. It didn’t need to be five books. Less is more for this new adult sport romance series.
Secretly Adorkable Readers
The last two books got me nervous!

I love this Author! I started out reading her Stark Academy Series and waiting on the 3rd book! While waiting, I thought maybe I should dive into the Pepper Jones Series! I was addicted from the beginning. I love me some Pepper & Wilder! This is a YA Sports series about a boy and girl who grew up next door to one another. It is a five book series that will take you through HS to College.

Pepper is a strong willed runner with strong ambitions and Jace Wilder is
Oct 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love it

Thats the final book but I would love to have another one, just you know, to see where everyone stands in 5 or 10yrs. Kids and career. Ali dean, maybe you should consider it.
Sep 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
SO SO sad its over, I couldn't have pictured it ending any other way ...more
Kate McMurry
Exciting fifth book in a compelling YA/NA sports romance series

This YA/NA novel is the fifth book in a six-book series about Pepper Jones and Jace Wilder, whom we have previously encountered in book 1, PEPPED UP, book 2, ALL PEPPED UP, book 3, PEPPED UP AND READY, and book 4, PEP TALKS. The books in this series are not stand-alone, and it is recommended that they be read in order. Note that this review will be a spoiler for books 1, 2, 3 and 4 if you have not read them yet.

It is Pepper's junior
Sep 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Team Pepper! Team Jace! Fabulous Series & Audible Listen🎧

Pepped Up Forever
Pepper Jones, Book 5
By: Ali Dean
Narrated by: Stacey Glemboski

I can not give these books enough praise, they are wonderful stories based on wonderful characters, young adults coming in to their own, finding there way and footing in life. Pepper Jones is in her junior year and continues to run and has been doing well in cross competitions. She knows she has more to give she just has to dig in deep to get it. After Jace push
Sep 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
SO Pepper Jones and Jace have been broken up for 2 years and we finally get a glimpse into what he is feeling and thinking!!

I loved this book, I loved getting to finally get inside Jace Wilder's head and getting to see the other side of it all. But can we talk about Clayton for a second? I mean what the WHAT?! I knew there was something off with him but WOW.. just wow. I can't even form an intelligent sentence about him right now. I was shocked to say the least!

Jace decides he is ready to have
Mar 20, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought that this would be the final book for Jace and Pep but it's not. It's a little disappointing that I couldn't get an epilogue that shows what they talked about at the end of this book. Five books, and it gave us a HEA. but for me it doesn't feel like the "complete" ending I was hoping for. Don't get me wrong, once again this was a good read even if it was slow but I expected more. Pep and Jace are trying to rebuild their friendship but it isn't so easy after being hurt. The threats keep ...more
Sep 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I listened to the audiobook version of this book.

Get ready to fall in love all over again with Pepper and Jace. The author does an amazing job of weaving in a second chance romance into this series. After she tore our heart out with the last book, she artfully puts it back together and gives us another chance with these amazing characters. I liked that this book is set 2 years after the last and we can see substantial character growth and change between the characters. I've also really enjoyed
Christi Fowler
Sep 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Title: Pepped Up Forever
Author: Ali Dean
Format: Audio
Narrator: Stacey Glemboski
Genre: YA/NA, Sports (Running), Second Chance
Standalone: Not really Story ends but you should read the earlier books first
Part of a Series: Book 5 of the Pepper Jones series
POV: Pepper and Jace
Steam Level: Minimal, fade to black

Pepper Up Forever starts two years after the events in Pep Talk and both Pepper and Jace have changed. Pepper is harder and more closed off while Jace isn't afraid to show his hand and be op
Aug 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have loved this series from the start, and watching the transformation of Jace and Pepper has been wonderful. I really loved this part of their journey for a couple of reasons. As a junior in college Pepper has set new goals for herself, and at this time in her life needs to learn and become intuitive. Ali Dean has picked up on all her cues, found her weaknesses and has let us watch Pepper mature into a wonderful young woman. As we have been involved with Jace too, we have seen him go from hig ...more
Apr 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Definitely an enjoyable read. From Pepper's growth in the previous one to Jace's in this one, their story has been encouraging, wild and amazing. I love how much Jace has grown from his very closed off demeanor to his take it by the horns attitude and put your heart on your sleeve mentality.

Something that really resonated with me was Pepper's realization with her personal life and running. Because Jace was also like that with his maternal issue and his relationships. It never really sunk in tha
Tiffany Copple
Jun 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars for Pepped Up Forever by Ali Dean. This is book 5 in the Pepper Jones series. This book starts out 2 years later from the last book. Pepper and Jace are both doing good on their own, but they could be doing great together. Jace knows he messed up with what he did to Pepper but will she ever forgive him. He feels he will never be whole without Pepper. Pepper loves Jace but don’t know if she can ever trust that he wouldn’t do it again . I love these two together, and I felt this book con ...more
Sophie Koufes
Sep 22, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Audiobook Review:
Pepped Up Forever (Pepper Jones, Book 5) begins two years later and we do get a morsel of what went on those two years from Pepper's perspective. I love that we get Pepper & some of Jace's pov in this audio. I absolutely love Grans and she is fantastic in this audio. A couple unexpected twists entwined into the pages sweeten the narrative. The nuts and bolts of writing are actualized. Angst and sports along with romance and friendships continue to create a fun listen. Looking fo
Ashley Hedden
Oct 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Pepped Up Forever: Pepper Jones, Book Five was another great read by Ali Dean.Pepper has been working hard as a junior in college to start her professional running career. Jace made a huge mistake when he broke things off with Pepper. He wants her back badly although he's reluctant to act on those feelings. He doesn't want to hurt her again even if he doesnt mean to. Pepper is looking to find her happily ever after even if that doesn't involve Jace. I loved listening to Pepper and Jace's story a ...more
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Pep Talks left me heartbroken for Pepper and Jace and I was hoping that this one would put the pieces back together. In Pep Talks thing happen with Jace and Pepper and now Jace realizes what he did. Jace is different in this one. I didn't like him in Pep Talks but in this one it's hard to not love him and root for him to get Pepper back. Pepper always been fierce and strong and we continue to see how strong she is. This ending of this one was what I have been hoping for since book two. ...more
Karen Voitik
Jul 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
>Book Review – Pepped Up Forever
>I am an independent reviewer. This book is the 5th in the Pepper Jones series and ends in an HEA. Jace learns a lot about himself and changes his attitude towards Pepper. Pepper must decide whether to give him another chance. There is danger from an unlikely source and Pepper learns that Jace is the only one she ever wants in her life.
>Bunny is once again the source of a lot of humor, balancing out some of the more poignant issues in the book. I am giving this st
Feb 05, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another great story from Ali Dean. I like these characters and the way this story is written. They just make me want to know more about them. There are so many side stories in this book, and each one of them comes with their own issues and story.

I love Pepper and everything we know about her... although I think she has given too much leeway to Jase. The detail we read here about her life and her thought processes going on in this book, make me respect her character greatly.

I can’t wait to learn
Sep 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I couldn't wait to start this one after the previous book, this takes place two years after the events in the last book. I love that we still got some of Jace's POV, it really added to the story. My heart definitely went out to both of them. There was one twist that I suspected was coming but I was completely hooked. My heart was so happy and I can't wait for the next and final book.

Stacey Glemboski gives yet another top notch performance.
Proud_book_nerd  (Josie)
I knew it...

So many things happened in this step of the story. I will say that Jace surprised me and it both made me happy and disappointed me. I loved his willingness to grow and change especially at such a young age but I have a weakness for alpha men and that's just not him. I always knew Clayton was bad news I hope vindication comes. On to the next step.
Oct 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Cynical Pepper, and this is not a good look on the girl that is usually optimistic, but I guess after the way the last book ends it makes sense. Hallelujah it has Jace scrambling ???
This story has some intrigue, suspense, and answers to past occurrences and Stacey did a great job telling it all.
🎧Reviewed for Audiobook Obsession 🎧
Mom Seeks Smut
Pepper is finding her way in college life without her crutch of her boyfriend. Although, it’s tough without Jace it lets her focus on her sport. However, Jace realizes the mistakes he has made and will do whatever he can to win her back and prove to her they both need each other.

Apr 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Poor Pepper, she just never seems to be able to catch a break! Lucky for us readers, because the drama is what keeps us coming back to her and Jace's story. Jace really redeems himself in this book for me and I loved watching the growth. Pepper had a lot to deal with in this book and familiar faces just add to her plate. Ali Dean has become a favorite of mine with this series. ...more
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Ali is a USA Today Bestselling author of sports romance. She has always loved to read, especially when there's a happily ever after, but found that there weren't enough 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. Ali hails from Vermont and now lives in her own ha ...more

Other books in the series

Pepper Jones (7 books)
  • Pepped Up (Pepper Jones, #1)
  • All Pepped Up (Pepper Jones, #2)
  • Pepped Up & Ready (Pepper Jones, #3)
  • Pep Talks (Pepper Jones, #4)
  • Pepped Up & Wilder (Pepper Jones Book 6)
  • Chasing Indigo

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