Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
“His eyes sliced into me and the corners of his mouth tilted up. My heart fumbled a beat and, in that pause, a feeling of gloomy darkness seemed to slide like a shadow over me. It vanished in an instant, but I was still staring at him. His smile wasn’t friendly. It was a smile that spelled trouble. With a promise.”
For Nora Grey, romance was not part of the plan. Not until Patch came along. With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Nora is drawn to him against her better judgment.
But after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora can’t decide whether to fall into his arms or run and hide. And when she tries to seek some answers, she finds herself near a truth that is way more unsettling than anything Patch makes her feel.
For Nora is in the middle of a centuries-old battle between the immortal and those that have fallen – and the wrong choice will cost her life.
Review; This is a remarkable debut by an author with incredible imagination. Hush, Hush is one of those books you can read and reread over and over again and appreciate the creativity, passion and integrity of a little more every time. I read this book 4 times within the first month of owning a copy!
Nora is a wonderful heroine with real backbone. Unlike some, she resists her attraction (and aversion) to Patch in order to weigh up the benefits and negatives of a prospective relationship with him. Being positioned with her throughout the novel was not just bearable, it was fun. Often, it is so much easier to dislike the female lead than it is the male, but in this case, you couldn't help but adore Nora.
And, of course, what made Nora an even more exciting character was the explosive effects when teamed with Patch. Patch was amazing - witty, good looking (duh) and with a dangerous vibe. I could tell the exact moment he'd changed his mind about Nora and realised there was more to his feelings than he'd care to admit. To accomplish that is truly amazing writing.
Amongst all this are the paranormal elements and the mystery of Patch's real identity. Not to mention, the fears that he may be stalking Nora...or is comeone else lurking in the shadows?
If you love a thrilling read with addictive romance, Hush, Hush will take your breath away. A huge five horse rating from me, as my favourite book of all time! Not to mention the amazing cover art!