Nora should have know her life was far from perfect. Despite starting a relationship with her guardian angel, Patch (who, title aside, can be described anything but angelic), and surviving an attempt on her life, things are not looking up. Patch is starting to pull away and Nora can't figure out if it's for her best interest or if his interest has shifted to her arch-enemy Marcie Millar. Not to mention that Nora is haunted by images of her father and she becomes obsessed with finding out what really happened to him that night he left for Portland and never came home.
The farther Nora delves into the mystery of her father's death, the more she comes to question if her Nephilim blood line has something to do with it as well as why she seems to be in danger more than the average girl. Since Patch isn't answering her questions and seems to be standing in her way, she has to start finding the answers on her own. Relying too heavily on the fact that she has a guardian angel puts Nora at risk again and again. But can she really count on Patch or is he hiding secrets darker than she can even imagine?
For those who have eagerly awaited Crescendo since last year, I will tell you now, it is worth the wait! I'll admit that the first half of the book was a little hard to get through, because every 5 pages I would scream, "WHY ARE YOU SO STUPID NORA!?!" Sigh. Nora's annoyingness was a problem I had with the last book too, but here she is a little more reckless and... well petty IMO. But Patch is still Patch. I have much love for Patch. I commend him for his ability to put up with Nora. And his hotness. 'Nuff said. For the other characters, Vee gets more hilarious, Marcie... is Marcie, and Rixon... well you'll learn more about Rixon. Crescendo was tons better than Hush, Hush IMO and I think that those who weren't fans of Hush, Hush, should give Crescendo a try!
It’s called a shower.” I was staring straight ahead. When he didn’t answer, I turned sideways. “Soap. Shampoo. Hot water.”
Naked. I know the drill."