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.
Amanda’s 5 Star Review
I NEED BOOK 2… NOW!!! I loved this book! I instantly clicked with it and just couldn’t stop reading! This book was recommended to me because of my love for all books by Tijan! And let me just say that Ali Dean is now on my radar and I am anxious to read EVERYTHING she writes in the future! This is one of those books that sucks you in and just won’t let go, I can’t say enough!
“This right here is what I live for. The steady rhythm of my feet landing softly on dirt.”
“Pep, you’re my best friend. Even more than Wes. You’re like family, you know?”
“Jace isn’t usually like this… I don’t know what’s gotten into him.” Ryan places his hands on my hips. “I do. He’s afraid of losing you.”