Listen free for 30 days

Pepped Up and Ready

Pepper Jones, Book 3
By: Ali Dean
Narrated by: Stacey Glemboski
Series: Pepper Jones, Book 3
Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
5 out of 5 stars (12 ratings)

£7.99/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime

Summary

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.

©2015 Ali Dean (P)2019 Ali Dean

More from the same

What members say

Average customer ratings

Overall

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    9
  • 4 Stars
    3
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Performance

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    10
  • 4 Stars
    2
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Story

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    9
  • 4 Stars
    3
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Excellent book!!

This continuation of Pepper’s story is excellent in all respects!

There are many issues dealt with in this book, and each one of them too much for a 17 year old. Ali Deans treatment of the issues brought up in this book, is so detailed and complete that I could not stop listening... and it makes me want to type faster here to get to the next book! If a book part way in can make me feel this, it’s an excellent series!!

Stacey Glemboski is these characters. Period. Not many narrators are as consistent like she is.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

and it continues!

I'm at a loss for words on how to explain this story its just an absolute must listen ! Jace and Pepper go through so much! pepper especially but shes a fighter and wont let anyone get her down !
narrator as per is perfection

🎧 Audiobook Obsession Reviewer

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Book 3

Ok I am hooked on these characters now. I love them and love the love they have for each other. LOVE! They have some scary issues with stupid people but fight through it. Narration is great and the book was great. You should read this series.

🎧Audiobook Obsession

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Keeps getting better

This book has some mystery to it that has you captivated on what’s going on. How Pepper deals with gaining an injury, shows her growth as a person and an athlete. Of course Pepper and Jace grow closer as couple. Looking forward to to seeing how their story continues. As always Stacey did an amazing job with the narrative!

🎧AudiobookObessionReviewer

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Another Good One 👍

Well Ali, another good one. I really appreciate that your novels have lessons for people to learn.

Pepper and Jace relationship was really put to the test. There was some one trying to break them up, any way that they can. "Only the Strong Survive" as they say, and would Pepper and Jace be strong enough to survive this?

Also, Pepper had to learn a really painful lesson from pushing her body too hard. Would it cost her the chance to go to State and National? Would it cost her a scholarship to the college of her choice?
There's also the blooming of new relationships, one will surprise you.

Stacey Glemboski again was the narrator for this book and needless to say; she does an AWESOME job, of course. I do recommend Book 3 to others to listen to. I'm ready for Book 4.

#AudiobookObsessionReviewTeam🎧

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Love Pepper and Jace!

In Pepped Up and Ready, Pepper is now a senior in high school while Jace is a freshmen at a very nearby college. There is still a lot of drama surrounding Pepper and Jace but now there is also danger. This has been a great series so far, and I'm looking forward to going right into book 4. Stacey Glemboski has continued to do an amazing job narrating this story.

🎧AudiobookObsession 

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Pepper does it again.

Pepper Jones is a senior now, Jace is a freshman in college and busy with all his college demands that come along with being a freshman and being on the football team..

Pepper knows college will put distance between her and Jace, not just physically but in some ways emotionally too. She knows they will have to find ways to make it work, and they do. There are people trying to force them apart by any means neccesary, but they are built to last, or are they?

When things start happening to Pepper she isn't sure if it's because of her running career or is it somebody who is using her to get back at Jace. Jace is the quarterback and being a freshman that's a huge deal. Is somebody threatened by that? Is that what all this is about or is it something to do with Pepper herself. Somebody threatened by her running career?

When Pepper gets too emotional she runs, she runs until she feels clearheaded again. Is that healthy? Is she jeopardizing her whole career?

This book was so good, I love Pepper and Jace! They are truly two halves of a whole. They just compliment and complete each other and I love their interactions. I love their love for one another. It's so pure.


Stacey Glemboski does a fantastic job on this book as well. She has just the right amount of gusto at just the right times. She helps you feel the emotions that are being played out. Very well narrated! I will definitely read more of her work after this series is over!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Keeps Getting Better!!

This is the kind of series where everything is not always sunshine and rainbows, but where you get to see the true strength of the characters. It has been so well written thus far, and this third book is no different. I am wholly in love with Pepper and Jace, their love and relationship is amazing. The story has just enough angst and drama to keep me completely captivated but not so much that the story is unable to progress without it. There were some nail biting moments in this one that had me really concerned for these two characters and their relationship. Love it!

The narrator gives another phenomenal performance and is officially on my favorites list. She does an impecable job with these characters and this story!!

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Loving this storyline more and more

It’s such a good feeling seeing these characters grow through the toughest years of their lives. These characters also have a lot to handle with jealousy, competitive adversity and growing up in general. Fantastic performance from Stacey.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Pepped Up & Ready

This series continues to be such a great listen. Again Stacey Glemboski did an amazing audio performance.

Pepper is put through the ringer in this book. She ends up dealing with a lot of problems that will definitely test her relationship with Jace.

#AudiobookObsession
🎧AudiobookObsession

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Chopsticks11
  • Chopsticks11
  • 10-06-19

Intense

This series gets better and better. I love that the author does not stick with one book per year, continually provides for the secondary characters throughout the books, and keeps you guessing with what is coming next. While the Pepper Jones series is a coming of age series, it is unlike any other that I have read. There is not a lot of repetition with the conflicts that occur and as the characters age in the series their character development matches their maturity.

Once again, Ms. Glemboski provides excellent narration for all of the characters both with the voices, feeling and ‘extras.’ I will certainly keep this series around for when my daughter is older and she is looking for books to read.

I was provided with a free copy of this audio book for my honest review. The views expressed here are entirely my own.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Kylie
  • Kylie
  • 15-12-19

Senior Year!

This may be my favorite in the series so far. Pepper is more passionate about her running. Jace is being supportive. It’s all just up in the air how much they will let outside influences determine their relationship.

Really enjoyable listen.

🎧AudiobookObsession🎧

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Cayson09
  • Cayson09
  • 25-05-19

This series is amazing!

I am seriously loving this series. All the drama and suspense in this book kept me on the edge of my seat. Ali Dean is a wonderful author and I love Stacey Glemboski narrating as well. Looking forward to the next book.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Richard Nixon
  • Richard Nixon
  • 25-03-20

Pepper is wrapped up in more drama.

This far into the series and I'm still hooked! This one didn't rate as high as the others because so many times in the book I could feel myself wanting to scream at the decision Pepper was making. This book throws a curve ball and there's an unknown threat on Peppers heels off the track. This is a love roller-coaster and probably not the healthiest relationship but I'm hoping as we move through the series better decisions and communication will be made between the characters.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Melissa
  • Melissa
  • 15-03-20

Very good contemporary love story

Narration was amazing! I felt every sense the characters were feeling. This feel good love story with a twist of drama made for a fast read that kept me wanting more.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Mom Seeks Smut
  • Mom Seeks Smut
  • 08-03-20

🖤Jace & Pepper 🖤

Book 3 in the Pepped Up series that MUST BE read in order finds Pepper in her Senior year at high school and Jace a Freshman in college. They’re struggling with lifestyle changes as well as their new celebrity status due to their success in sports. Pepper starts to push her body past its normal requirements putting herself in jeopardy.

🎧#audiobookobsessionreviewer

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Katharoo
  • Katharoo
  • 08-03-20

Heart racing in this book

This YA is amazing! The feeling come right off the narration. Stacey is just awesome for this series. She’s helping me me feel everything with Pepper and Jace to the point where I don’t have a Clue where this love story will go.

The growth these two main characters are faced with are admirable. It’s just I’m not sure if they’re going to make it with all that Pepper has faced and possibly will face. I’m Thoroughly hooked on hearing all about Pepper and Jace now😳♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

Audiobook Obsession reviewer🎧🎧🎧🎧🎧

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Audiophile
  • Audiophile
  • 23-02-20

It just keeps getting better

Can their relationship survive outside pressures. I really really want this couple to succeed and this so far has been my favorite of the series. To me Pepper is very relatable and I can’t wait to see where the author takes this series. Loved the narration.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for NovelMomma
  • NovelMomma
  • 11-02-20

Drama, Drama, Drama

I love this series! If you like high school sports romance with drama and a dash of suspense, this is the series for you. Ali Dean always sucks me in with her characters. I love the way her heroines are strong, confident athletes, but they still need their heroes for love and support. I always want them to find their HEA, and that is no different for Pepper and Jace. I cheered them on through it all, and there are a lot of ups and downs to cheer through. The drama goes up with each book in this series. It has a lot of drama and teen angst, but I still really enjoyed it! There is just something about these characters that had me listening nonstop.

The narration for this series is well done. I read them first, so I already had voices in my head, but I still enjoyed Ms. Glemboski's narration.

#AudiobookObsession

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Trisha C.
  • Trisha C.
  • 07-01-20

Lobe this Series

Now Jace is in college with superstar appeal. Does Pepper have the confidence to handle it? or will her insecurities and jealousy surface when college girls try to make advances towards Jace? She has problems of her own with over exerting her training to better herself. drama from friends and family adds another element in this story.
Peppers self doubt , her confidence broken , add mystery, danger, jealousy makes the story interesting. Jace problems from his past, resurfaces and haunts them both. Will their love for each other survive?
Stacey Glemboski narration captures the emotions, of all the characters. She is an amazing storyteller, making the characters so real. Thank you for making it a wonderful listen. 🎧audiobookobsessionreveiwer🎧