Hardcover: 427 Pages
Published: October 19, 2010
Series: Hush Hush
1. Hush Hush
Nora Grey's life is still far from perfect. Surviving an attempt on her life wasn't pleasant, but at least she got a guardian angel out of it. A mysterious, magnetic, gorgeous guardian angel. But despite his role in her life, Patch has been acting anything but angelic. He's more elusive than ever (if that's possible) and what's worse, he seems to be spending time with Nora's archenemy, Marcie Millar.
Nora would have hardly noticed Scott Parnell, an old family friend who has moved back to town, if Patch hadn't been acting so distant. Even with Scott's totally infuriating attitude, Nora finds herself drawn to him - despite her lingering feelings that he is hiding something.
If that weren't enough, Nora is haunted by images of her murdered father, and comes to question whether her Nephilim bloodline has anything to do with his death. Desperate to figure out what happened, she puts herself in increasingly dangerous situations to get the answer. But maybe some things are better left buried, because the truth could destroy everything - and everyone - she trusts.
Fourteen months prior to the present day, Crescendo starts with heart pounding action filled prologue. We get a glimpse into the life of Nora's murdered father, what really happened to him, and why do the fallen angels know him? I was excited after reading the first few chapters because I knew I was in for an interesting journey. This time around, Nora and her deliciously dark boyfriend have hit a rough patch in their relationship. Patch is spending more time with Nora's arch-nemesis Marcie Millar. While Patch is in cahoots with the enemy, Nora is having dreams about strange men from centuries ago, Patch and Nora have called it off, and to top it off Nora has a target on her back. Nora is having a difficult time coping with the loss of Patch which results in her making stupid decisions.
Yes the heroine is one of those idiots who do things they shouldn't be doing. She makes some stupid choices which causes her to be in dangerous situations, leaving Patch no choice, but to come to her rescue. Surprisingly, Patch was not a douche bag. He truly cared about Nora and loved her with all his life. Apparently Nora was the only one who couldn't see his true feelings. But if that was true why did Patch break up with Nora in the first place? Ahhhhh! So many questions. So much mystery. Even though I was irritated with many of the things Nora did and I was yelling, "No Patch Don't Go" I couldn't stop reading this book. The suspense! The anticipation! The mystery!