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Pepped Up & Wilder

(Pepper Jones #6)

4.41  ·  Rating details ·  355 ratings  ·  73 reviews

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
Published December 18th 2018
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I felt compelled to finish this series even when I thought I’d already finished it. I read the rest of the series a couple of years ago when I was already reaching my tolerance of YA/NA ridiculousness so I was glad this featured slightly older characters. They’re 24ish and come across some basic and common real life adult issues. This was an ok story. I’m glad there was absolutely no OP drama, but I was a little bored. Jace, the H, turned out to be a really stand up guy and that made me happy fo ...more
Dec 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: pep
Wow! I can't believe that this is the actual, real deal, final book in the Pepper Jones series. Ali Dean sure did take us on an emotional roller coaster on this one. I felt almost every single emotion in this one. The writing is amazing and the story line even better. I fell in love with Jace and Pepper and their love story all over again. I really hope that this author publishes some more novellas for this couple!
Kate McMurry
Fantastic final book in the Pepper Jones six-book series

This New Adult novel is the sixth 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, book 4, PEP TALKS, and book 5, PEPPED UP FOREVER. 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 the previous 5 books if you have not read them y
Garden Of REden
Dec 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing

There is nothing like a series “closer” (you never know what could happen, but they seem wrapped up and forever happy now). The goodbyes are always bittersweet, and the book never feels quite long enough and yet for Pepper and Jace my heartfelt content. This series is special. It spans YA-NA, and the transition was extraordinary and smooth. Like a true progression/aging of a person.

Nothing would have or could have prepared me for the heartache they go through despite having
I’m so happy I read this series. It’s unexplainable how much I loved everything about this story.
This last book was unbelievably amazing. I fell in love all over again for this couple.

”But then I saw her. It was always like this when I saw Pepper in a crowd. Not even a crowd. Just, anywhere. Especially when it had been over a week since I’d last touched her. She was so damn bright. Like a glow of light around her, some sort of angel. I knew that kind of shit was supposed to wear off. Seeing he
Amazeballs Book Addicts
Dec 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is book six in the Pepper Jones series. It can not be read as a standalone. I was happy with the way book five ended and wasn't sure if a book six was needed but it was. This is the conclusion of Pepper and Jace's story and it's so good. We get to see them reach all their goals. They have gone through so much and grown so much along the way. Jace and Pepper still go through their ups and downs and struggle with the paths their life takes them. After reading this one I very happy with the wa ...more
Dec 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
It’s no surprise that I fell in love with Pepped Up & Wilder! I’ve reread this series so many times and I adore Ali Dean for giving us this book. Pepper and Jace have grown so much and their strength grows even further in this book. I dreaded the book ending because I didn’t want to leave these characters. I even bought all the books in paperback so that I can continue to snuggle up and read them whenever I want; I suggest you do the same!!!
Jacqueline Hawkes
Dec 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
When I finished Pepped Up Forever I felt like I needed more of Jace and Peppers’ story but Pepper up & Wilder really ended the story for me.
Like the rest of the series this book is not without its obstacles for this couple but the maturity in the characters was so refreshing.
The friend aspect of this book was not as prevalent as past books but that is true to post college real life.

Loved it!

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
catherine lawrence
Dec 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ali Dean did it again. This book was amazing. I'm not putting any spoilers out there but it was the best out of all of them. The perfect way to end it even though I hope it's not over. I love Pepper and Jace and this book just made me love them more. Ali Dean is amazing and everyone should read it. It's Pepper and Jace just being, well, Pepper and Jace.
Crisanda (Sapphire)
Mar 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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It's the book I didn't know I wanted to end the series.
Dec 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
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When I first heard of there being a sixth book in this series I was hesitant to read it because for me the fifth book seemed like a lovely, sweet ending and I was worried that this would drag on the story unnecessarily. However, quickly into reading this book I found out that I could not be any more wrong and I urge those with the same thoughts to just give this book a go as they won't regret it.

Jace and Pepper are now in their 20's and have been married for 3 years however, with their differen
Reyne Clark
Dec 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
*Let me preface this review by saying you must read the first 5 novels in this series to enjoy this one to its fullest. I started reading this series in early 2016 and have read it a total of three times, so to say I was anticipating this book would be an understatement. Even though I had to wait a bit for it, Pepped Up & Wilder does not disappoint. If I could give this book 10 stars, I would! I LOVE this book for so many reasons, I will try to list a few. #1 It is written with a complexity ...more
Dec 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
* Received this book in exchange for an honet review*

Wonderful finale for the Pepper Jones series. Pepped Up & Wilder is book six in the series. The conclusion to Pepper and Jace's love story.

The duo are now currently in their 20's. Jace is in his second season of football with a professional football team the Browns. While Pepper a potential Olymic competitor is training/competiting around the world. The pair have been married for three years now most of it spent apart due to their hectic
Jennifer Pierson
Dec 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is book 6 in the Pepper Jones series, so obviously you really need to read books 1-5 first, and in order, because this is the journey of Pepper & Jace, and luckily, Ali Dean put all 5 previous titles in one easy box set, so no excuses! Now, Pepper & Jace have slayed all their dragons, or so they thought, and are married. He's playing pro-football, while she's finally running professionally, trying to reach the Olympics while training all over the world. They aren't together all the ...more
Danielle K
Dec 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I wasn't sure what to expect from this new addition to the Pepper Jones series, but I definitely knew that I was excited for it. I always felt like there was just a little bit more of Pepper's story to be told and this book fit every expectation I didn't know I had.

Perhaps the standout of this book is how solid Pepper and Jace have become as a couple. Marriage certainly agrees with them, even if their work schedules keep them from spending as much time together as they would like. Each faces th
Susan Trewick
Dec 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the sixth book in this series, it’s not a standalone, you must read the previous books as you would get lost off.
Jace and Pepper are both following their dreams and working as professional athletes, but working and traveling puts a strain on their marriage. Both have demanding careers but are supportive of each other, though they both have moments of feeling lonely and missing the other. They both want to live back in their home town next to their family but have to work hard to make th
The Mysterious Reader
Dec 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I’ve been religiously reading Ali Dean’s Pepper Jones series since the first book that I stumbled on by accident. That story of a young high school girl with extraordinary talent for running was quite simply superb both in its portrayal of all the confusing thoughts that high schoolers have about themselves and their relationships and in how it really got into the mind and daily life of a dedicated runner. It was a great pleasure following Pepper, and her lifelong friend, eventually boyfriend an ...more
Amy [The Little Bookworm]
Dec 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Pepper and Jace are back and they are better than ever. It is hard not to fall in love with these two all over again. Pepped Up & Wilder is the final book in their story and there is nothing they can’t face together.

We’ve been through so much together, I can handle anything. They don’t know who they’re dealing with.

This book truly took my on an emotional roller coaster. I truly felt for Pepper, once you read the story you will understand, I don’t want to give any spoilers to it. I found my
Dec 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book for so many reasons it's hard to say where to start. first of all I have to say that I love this entire series of pepper and Jace. I love the progression of the story's over the books along with the development of the characters and I feel like this last book did a great job of wrapping it all up. Well I'm sad to see the series end I have to say this one was probably my favorite book because I loved the person that Pepper turned out to be. one of my favorite parts of this book ...more
Dec 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Pepped Up & Wilder by Ali Dean is book six in the Pepper Jones series and is not a standalone. You must read the books in order. The previous books are Pepped Up, All Pepped Up, Pepped Up & Ready, Pep Talks and Pepped Up Forever - available in a box set.
Pepper and Jace's story continues. Both are married and have their own careers. Life could be good. But distance, insecurities and every days life create problems for them. They threaten to grow apart, create distance between them and som
Kimmi Bailey
Dec 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Pepper Jones books were the first books I have read from this Author. So I was extremely excited when I found out she was writing a new book with my favorite couple. Pepper up and Wilder was the perfect conclusion to this series. It had all the feels as well as Ali Deans talent for really displaying what these athletes go through. Her writing gets better and better and she really gives you that connection to the characters.
This story takes place a few years after Pepped up forever. Both Jac
Haley Anderson
Dec 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Omg! I loved this book! It was definitely worth the wait! I just can’t believe it’s the last one. I’ve been with Ali since the very beginning. She is one of my go to authors. Her books never disappoint!

With this book being the end of the series. I will say that I really enjoyed how both characters matured and evolved throughout this book and throughout the entire series. They definitely have they’re ups and downs that come with any relationship. But they overcome every obstacle and still manage
Dec 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic End To The Series

Ever since finishing Pepped Up Forever, I have been wanting more Pepper Jones. So, you can only imagine my excitement when Ali made the announcement earlier this year.

There’s no doubt that Pepped Up & Wilder had big shoes to fill, especially given that it is the final book in the series, and boy did it deliver. Having grown with the series, it was refreshing to see the maturity of the characters, which is something that I have been loving about Ali’s most recent bo
Brittany&Elizabeth's BookBoutique
I absolutely adored the last book in the Pepper Jones series. I feel like it was the perfect ending to a series and I wouldn’t have done anything differently. Having never read the series until this year, I feel like I was missing out! So I was glad I got catch up on them all in one setting.

I feel like I got to watch my kids grow up. I saw them work through issues, go through the ringer and still somehow make it. Pepper and Jace work. No matter what they just do.

This last book touched on a top
Dec 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
To be honest I was a bit skeptical at the beginning, it was such a good series and I thought it was completed. But I loved Peper so much so I gave it a chance. And thank god I did, because it was just as good as the others in this series. I can honestly recommend this book, I absolutely loved it. Sometimes its a bit difficult to still find good books, if you read a lot like me. So when I find one I get completely lost in it. This also happened with this book. So many things happened that I didn' ...more
Jennifer M
Dec 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ali Dean has done it again! She writes some of the best characters ever and you can't help but fall in love with them. Then she puts them through the ringer. I cried for Jace and Pepper. I smiled when things went their way. I laughed when a character popped up from the past. This book was The perfect follow up to the series. The last chapter was the best part in my opinion. Seeing how everything ended made my day.
I always say the Ali should put a disclaimer at the beginning of her books to earn
Dec 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
So I started reading about Pepper and Jace in 2014. I have laughed and cried and yelled and have been mad reading about the two of them. This series has been a joy to read. I have loved reading the way the characters grow together and apart. Pepped Up and Wilder is one of my fave books about them. What Pepper and Jace go through is hard to read sometimes. They have managed to go through so much and still endure.
Ali Dean you are an amazing author and I can’t thank you enough for the journey you
Dec 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was beyond thrilled to find out that Ali Dean was going to grace us with another book in the Pepper Jones series. Ali has a unique way of grabbing your attention and sucking you in from beginning to end with each of her books. This one was no exception to that. The storyline was great, engaging and provided me with all the feels. I love how we get to see Jace and Pepper's POV during certain aspects in this book as well. I always find it intriguing and refreshing when authors have the ability a ...more
Neisha Roberts
Dec 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ali Dean has wrote another amazing edition to her series. I loved this book so much. I wish that there were more books planned to follow this group of friends lives. I love how the author keeps me so engaged throughout the book and series. If you love sports romance this book will not disappoint. I received an ARC copy of this book.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Mar 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I have been reading about these characters for years, and I love them so much! This whole series is one of my favorites! This was such a great ending to the series and it could not have ended more perfectly. I love Ali Dean's writing and her dedication to the characters. I am so thankful I discovered her years ago and was introduced to Pepper. I really love this whole story! Such a wonderful series.
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Ali hails from Vermont and now lives 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 outdo ...more

Other books in the series

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