Saturday, December 11, 2010

The Pace by Shelena Shorts

The Pace:
Nineteen-year-old Weston has everything. He’s super hot, mysterious, dangerous, sincere and vulnerable. He’s also a one-of-a-kind evolution that will change the idea of immortality forever. Anyone would be drawn to him, even without fate’s intervention, and when eighteen-year-old Sophie crashes into him, there’s no turning back.

All that remains is figuring out who, or what, he is, and with a little perseverance, she’ll find out the indelible truth—right along with a century-old secret…and a threat for which neither of them are prepared.

Shelena Shorts created a very intriguing story where immortality was created by a scientific mishap and danger, mystery and timeless love thrive. I felt the book flowed smoothly, and Sophie’s honest reaction to Weston’s secret made her more relatable to me as a reader. Weston has been around for a long time, and is completely blown away when he meets Sophie—a girl that looks remarkably like someone from his past. As their relationship grows stronger Sophie still finds herself reluctant to trust him because he is still hiding things from her, and when she discovers he might be lying about his family, things really begin to break down and Sophie is more confused than ever. An accident on the pier has Weston jumping in the cold water to save someone’s life, and when he emerges he is so cold he seems near death, but he will not allow Sophie to take him to the hospital. She instinctively trusts him and takes him home where Weston finally reveals his true nature to her. Suddenly Sophie is more aware of the danger surrounding them and someone from their past (who Sophie has never met) is after Weston’s secret, and will stop at nothing to achieve immortality. This book leaves you hanging with a cliffhanger that entices you to read more in The Broken Lake.

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