The Pace by Shelena Shorts
Weston Wilson is not immortal and he is of this world. But, aging is not part of his existence, and eighteen-year-old Sophie Slone is determined to find out why. In doing so, she could also uncover something about her own life expectancy that she may not want to know. Suddenly, immortality will mean everything and nothing all at the same time. Intensely fascinating and rich with determination, The Pace brings together romance, mystery, and suspense in a compelling bond that is sure to have readers asking for more.
Book links to and picture from The Book Depositoryand teaser from Goodreads
Published in US: Aug 2009
Book one in series (2nd The Broken Lake is already released)
Source: Ill loan
**My rating: 4/5**
The Pace is a tale of love, mystery and the impossible becoming possible. It is well paced with developed, likable characters.
Sophie is a fairly level headed, smart character. I love that her mother is involved in her life, and that she takes direction and advice from her. She is wise with her trust, but once placed she is a loyal character. Though emotional, she does look at things objectively instead of blindly accepting or ignoring.
Wes is a mysterious, charming, but ultimately vulnerable guy, with awesome cars and lots of money. He is generous though, and kind. Their relationship begins as friends and progresses, which I like. Though Sophie had feelings at once, she did take things slow; and it was more attraction and wonder at the mystery that drew her in and then she fell more when she actually got to know him.
Shelena's take on immortality is a very unique one and it had me wondering what was going on with him until the mystery unfolded bit by bit. I also enjoyed the theme of undying love and where it goes with that (you will understand when you read, and I don't want to spoil anything).
I cannot wait to get the next book because I am not quite satisfied with the ending, but at least I do know that questions will be answered and plot resolved very soon.
The Pace was an enjoyable read and I read through it quickly. I would recommend giving it a go!
I would love to hear what you think of my review and/or this book!
Here is the book trailer and website for the series: