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.
Pepped Up begins when Pepper is getting ready for cross country this year. She wants to qualify for Nationals, but she also has harbored major feelings for her best friend Jace for many years. The problem is he doesn't treat her the same. But when Ryan, a new guy, comes to town things get a little more interesting.
This book started out pretty interesting. I liked that part of it. But I felt like it took a very odd turn towards the end and middle. I really hated how Pepper acted around Jace, and I also hated how Jace treated pepper. It was utterly ridiculous and totally not how someone who cared about her should have treated her. I thought Jace was a fake, and a major jerkoff. He's one of the main reasons why this book just wasn't for me.
The writing was good, but I just couldn't get into the characters or the story line. So, overall I didn't really like this one.