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Pepped Up & Wilder

Pepper Jones, Book 6
By: Ali Dean
Narrated by: Stacey Glemboski
Series: Pepper Jones, Book 6
Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
Categories: Romance, Sports
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Summary

Pepper: 

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 really have it all. Harsh criticism of our relationship is all too familiar and uncovers old wounds. I only ever wanted to run and to be with Jace, and finding the perfect balance proves to be my greatest trial yet. 

We vowed not to let our love deter each other's athletic goals, but I miss him. I miss us. 

Jace: 

The demands of our careers have us running in opposite directions, when we should be putting down roots, together. But escalating fame and an overbearing agent have me fumbling everything I hold dear, including Pepper. 

After years of dedication and sacrifice, I'm finally in a position to trade to my hometown team. Moving back to Colorado could be the answer to all our problems, but just when I think we're finally on the right track, we're sacked with news that turns everything upside down. News that rattles me and sends Pepper into a tailspin. It's time for me to remind the girl that I fell in love with how to fight. 

Until she's ready, I'll fight hard enough for the both of us. For better or for worse.

©2018 Ali Dean (P)2019 Ali Dean

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So much love for this book and series!!

What an incredible end to Pepper and Jace’s story. I’m bursting with so much love for them and how much they’ve grown as individuals and how much stronger their love and commitment to each other is. After all the things they’ve overcome over the years they were just the hardest with their own personal loss. I felt this story so deep in my bones, this series one I’ll always look back on and recommend for a long time to come. Well done Ali Dean. And fantastic narration by Stacey Glemboski!!

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It hurts.... so bad.

Stellar performance from Stacey. I had tears pouring down my face listening to this book. Absolutely amazing end to the series.

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I don't want it to end

OMG!!! this series was everything. Ali Dean crafted such a superb series with Pepper and Jace. I loved every book, and this one is no different. It brings us to them working through following their dreams while remaining committed to each other. This book was so good. I hate to see the series end, but it was a beautiful ending. Loved it. 🎧AudiobookObsessionReviewer

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Emotional

This has to be the most emotional and heart tugging book in the series. Pepper and Jace are solid in their marriage, but when an unexpected event happens it tests them both. Of course they grow stronger because of these events, and the epilogue is epic. Perfect way to end the series. Stacey did an excellent job with this entire series in bringing both Pepper and Jace to life. 🎧AudiobookObessionReviewer

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Fantastic series

Oh this book is so emotional. I cried like a baby. This is a fantastic ending to this epic series of books. I’ve enjoyed watching these characters get through life and all it throws at them. With great narration it’s a must. #audiobookobsessionreviewer

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Sad to say this is the last story in the Pepped Up Series, I am going to miss these characters. This one is also hard to review without a spoiler suffice to say it has less angst, is Pepper and Jace as a couple, with love, loss, strength, achievement, and yes an HEA. Stacey again did a wonderful job narrating.

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Book 6

I was on an emotional roller coaster with this book & entire series. I am so emotionally attached to these characters it’s crazy. I have been saying the narration has been great through this whole series but I need to elaborate. She made me believe that she was in the story telling about herself. I felt every emotion in these characters through the narration. She was absolutely amazing! I was so emotionally drained after finishing this series I had to put on my iTunes instead of another book lol. I loved this series but boy did I feel it. 🎧Audiobook Obsession

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Perfect ending to a perfect series

Ali Dean did it again! What a perfect ending to a perfect series! This one tore my heart out. What happens to Pepper & Jase breaks my heart. But listening to them heal and get their perfect HEA was beautiful! The Pepper Jones series will always be one of my favorites! Stacey once again did a fantastic job!!! 🎧AudioBookObsessionReviewer

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AWESOME Book! GREAT Series!

This book was everything I knew it would be and more. Ali Dean really out done herself with this novel. There was excitement, surprises, and disappointment. Jace and Pepper had learned to be more in sync with each another; especially when others tried to divide them. The couple experienced something that no couple should have to go through, that really sent Pepper into a dark place. But, Jace really stepped up and displayed that he would be the supporter, the champion she needed to get her through it. I will definitely be singing the praises of Ali Dean with my audiobook friends. I definitely want to give credit to Stacey Glemboski on her role as the narrator. She did an Outstanding job on this book and the rest of the "Pepper Jones Series." I really LOVED it!!! #AudiobookObsessionReviewGroup🎧

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A Wonderful Ending to an Amazing Series!

I loved this final book in the Pepper Jones series. It was great to catch up with Pepper and Jace and their friends a few years after the last book. This was a wonderful ending to an amazing series, and I'm really going to miss these characters. If you've read the other books, then you're going to love this one. If not, then you really need to start with book one first and listen to the whole series in order. Stacey Glemboski has done an incredible job narrating this series, and I'm looking forward to listening to some of her other books. 🎧AudiobookObsession 

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  • Angela
  • 04-11-19

A great series but not the greatest book

I really enjoyed the Pepped series but this book felt off with the main character in the past. This felt almost like a totally different character to me that is playing with the others in the previous books. She felt disjointed and like she had a personality change. I thought the other characters were great as always; Pepper was a bit of a disappointment. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • MegCav
  • 21-10-19

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This series was just wow. I loved it. Everything was tied together nicely and it made my heart so happy.

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  • G C
  • 19-10-19

AWESOME SERIES!

Loved it! The narration was superb and gives the story that extra flair! It will keep you entertained! The author did an amazing job with the characters and plot. I love this author's writing style and look forward to reading any of her books! On to the next book in this series! I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Catrina P
  • 18-10-19

Pepped Up & Wilder

An amazing conclusion to an amazing series! Seeing all the ups and downs that Pepper and Jace experienced throughout, I was so hopeful they would get their happily ever after. Thank you, Ali Dean, for a story that wasn’t always champagne and roses, but shows that sometimes when things are meant to be, with trust and hard work, they can be. Stacey Glemboski did a phenomenal job with narrating this book, as well the entire series. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Chopsticks11
  • 27-09-19

Amazing Ending to a Wonderful Series

Credit to Ms. Dean for taking on such a hard and emotional topic to close out the Pepper Jones saga. I will leave it to others to determine how accurate the portrayal was but I loved hearing from both sides of the couple, even when Pepper was inside herself. I also enjoyed that Ms. Dean did not leave us hanging and provided a wonderful epilogue to close out the series and provide closure for the characters. While I’m now in a book series hangover, I do not feel that anything was missing. Once again great job to Ms. Glemboski. She did such a wonderful job voicing these characters throughout the series. Each common voice was unique so you could always tell who was speaking. In this book in particular, during the epilogue, Bunny has aged, and Ms. Glemboski kept Grans voice but made it age as well. She is a very talented voice actor. I am very sad to see the characters go, but I do hope that Ms. Dean and Ms. Glemboski pair up in the future. Either way, I will be watching for new works from both of them. I was provided with a free copy of this audio book for my honest review. The views expressed here are entirely my own.

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  • K. Ramjohn
  • 13-06-20

Perfect Ending to the series

Pepped Up & Wilder is the 6th book in this series and the conclusion to Pepper and Jace's story. I've enjoyed following these characters on their journey and seeing them meet their goals and adjust to life together. The story was well written and the perfect ending for this couple. Yes they faced adversity in this story but their maturity showed in how they handled it all. Stacey Glemboski did a fantastic job as usual with the narration. She brought the story to life and gave the characters their own voices. It was a pleasure listening to her narrate this novel. I highly recommend this series to all lovers of YA/NA sports romance. AudiobookObsession

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  • Trisha C.
  • 22-04-20

love this series

Wow! What an amazing ending to Pepper's and Jace's story. This last story is gut wrenching, emotiinal, has its highs and lows. So have your tissues ready. This whole series from the beginning to the end is a myriad of emotions. the friendship, love , turmoil, betrayal, jealousy, self doubt, loss, confidence., mystery is wonderfully written. I can't say enough about Stacey Glemboski narration. The intensity of emotions is felt throughout this series. She gave me goosebumps, I was crying along with Pepper's and Jace's loss. Her ability to voice the different characters flows easily as she transforms her voice and captures the emotions, turmoil with all the characters! 🎧audiobookobsessionreviewer🎧

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  • Richard Nixon
  • 27-03-20

great way to wrap up the story

What a great ending to the series! I love how this story ended. There wasn't anywhere for this story to go and I feel the readers are able to go through all the feels with a youth relationship to an adult relationship with this couple. To read how far the characters have come and how they have handled their busy lives along with challenges.

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  • Katharoo
  • 10-03-20

Wonderful series full of Pep

If you are just starting on this series, you’re in for a great run! But if you are like me, it’s been amazing listening to Stacey rolls out all the emotions for all of the characters in the series. You might need a few tissues for this last book. You definitely know the series was written by a true long distance runner and that was so cool! Audiobook Obsession Reviewer who gives the series a full 5 ⭐️ s

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  • Mom Seeks Smut
  • 08-03-20

Jace & Pepper FOREVER!! 💗

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. 🎧#audiobookobsessionreviewer