Monday, 11 August 2014

*** Blog Tour - Pepped Up & All Pepped Up by Ali Dean - All Pepped Up Review 4 Stars***

    Pepped Up & All Pepped Up
   by Ali Dean
Both Books OUT NOW!!
Scroll down for my review of All Pepped Up
And Buy Links for both Pepped Up & All Pepped Up
Title(s): Pepped Up & All Pepped Up

Author: Ali Dean

Tour Dates: August 11-15, 2014


Pepper Jones is ready for an epic cross country season. She wants to qualify for Nationals, and she’s 
willing to do anything it takes to make it happen. She can handle long miles and hill sprints, but boys? 
That’s an entirely different challenge. 

Pepper’s never considered revealing her deeper feelings for her longtime friend, Jace Wilder. After all, 
he’s got the personal magnetism and good looks to hook just about any girl in town -- and he has. 

Their friendship stands apart from high school social circles, and they’re both just fine with that (or at least they pretend to be). 

That is, until running star Ryan Harding moves to town. 

When it comes to running, Pepper’s goals are clear. 

But when it comes to Jace and Ryan, it’s nowhere near as simple. 


Pepper Jones knew that being Jace Wilder’s girlfriend wouldn’t be simple. 

But she didn’t predict just how many complications would arise from his past. Jealous girls? 
That she expected. Family secrets? Not so much. 

At least Pepper can always hit the trails to clear her head… except when it comes to racing. 

The high expectations from her phenomenal cross country season haunt her, and she can’t seem to get 
psyched up for track season. 

Pepper’s junior year at Brockton Public is full of challenges on and off the track, but she’s not afraid to face them. 
My Review of All  Pepped Up...
All Pepped Up is book #2 in the Pepped Up Series, I read and loved the first book in the series and have been lucky enough to be given an ARC by the publishers in exchange for an honest review so here goes...
The good bits...
·         Pepper seems to really mature in this book.
·         Jase I love the softer side of Jase.
And the not so good bits...
·         I hate Mean Girls!!
Ok so I enjoyed the second book in the series but it’s not as sickly sweet as Pepped Up, this book seems to slide a bit closer the dark side.
Pepper seems to really grow and mature in this book, she has lost some of the innocence from the first book and we see her drinking, partying and experimenting with Jase.
I like seeing her embrace a more grown up attitude, unfortunately with it comes a lack of drive towards her racing and it was interesting to read about the psychological effects of pressure on athletes.
I love seeing the softer side of Jase he has really kicked up the protective side of his nature.
Wes is Jase’s brother I did not see that coming!!! but I love it.
I feel a bit sorry for Pepper in this book by becoming Jase’s girlfriend she moves into a world of bitchy girls and vengeful boys. This is definitely a coming of age novel for Pepper and I really engaged with her and the way she is dealing with the changes in her life.
I hate bitchy mean high school girls and Madeline and her clan are pure evil!!!
This book defiantly has a darker edge to it I mean Gangs, drug dealers and a group of boys trying to drag Pepper into a room WTF!!!
I feel like Jase really grew up in this book too and I loved how he embraced a relationship with both his brother and his mom.
I needed more Jase & Pepper time though for me there just wasn’t enough time when it was just them.
I liked this book it’s not as happy clappy as the first book but I enjoyed the more mature edge it has going on. I really hope this series continues as I would love to read about the couple more in the future it got 4 stars from me.


Zoe offers me a ride home, but Ryan jumps in, saying I’m on his way. I watch him discreetly for a moment in the car. His forehead is damp with sweat from dancing, and his blue eyes look soft and sleepy from the long day. When he glances at me, and smiles, showing off those adorable dimples, he looks so happy. And it all seems so simple with him.
He likes me. I like him.
If it wasn’t for Jace, there would be no question at all what direction things should go with Ryan and me. And what’s stopping me now?


Ali Dean lives in Colorado with her husband, twin babies, and golden retriever. In addition to reading and writing, she loves the outdoors- everything from marathon training and biking to snowboarding and skiing.