I was very disappointed with the third installment of The Pace Series. It was pretty amazing how Ms. Shorts was able to put a book out based on such thin plot. I was practically kept flipping the screen on my iPhone to look for more Wes/Sophie together time. The first two books mainly narrated by Sophie and the mix of narratives from Sophie and Dr. Carter threw me off sometimes. Sometimes, I was like “Hold on, who is talking now?” and I have to go back and read the title.
Long story short, Wes rescued, Sophie contracted HIV (Tim Walter’s doing), and Wes and Sophie got married. The only suspense part of the book was figuring out if cure was available for Sophie or the experimental drug from Wes’ laboratory was going to work. Wes’ rescue pretty much flat and uneventful. Basically, Sophie figured where Wes would be taken and Dr. Lyons basically wheeled Wes out in a gurney. Being someone captured to reveal his secret, Wes wasn’t tortured except for the pail of cold water. Chase was the only sympathetic character especially when he committed suicide and did the right thing at the end to bring Tim Walter to justice.
The wedding was poorly executed. I had more fun reading the wedding scene from Twilight: Breaking dawn. The Sophie’s nose bleed was a setup for the next book. I was not able to foresee any good plot from this onwards after reading this book. I wish Ms. Shorts would combine the next book with this book because The Iron Quill was not satisfying at all. I rated this book 2.5 to 3 stars.