Hush, Hush is a Paranormal Romance by Becca Fitzpatrick. It tells the story of Nora Grey, a perfectly normal high schooler who dreams of getting a scholarship to Harvard or Yale and is not interested in dating. All this is forgotten when Patch enters the picture. As is to be expected, they end up in a relationship together. This is accompanied by various frightening events happening to Nora, including a person in a ski mask attacking her several times, someone peeking in her bedroom window, and someone ransacking her bedroom, and it looks like it's the work of Patch. Or is it?The series currently consists of four books (Hush, Hush, Crescendo, Silence, and Finale). There is also a graphic novel in the works.
All Women Are Lustful: Nora bemoans how she can't keep control of herself whenever Patch is around. Vee complains about how she's still a virgin. And it's taken Up to Eleven with Marcie Millar in Crescendo.
Disappeared Dad: Nora's father was murdered shortly before the first book begins.
Damsel in Distress: Nora has no less than three different parties who want her dead in the first book alone, and at least two others in the sequel. While she does avert being a Neutral Female, she still relies on Patch more or less for all her rescuing.
Double Standard: It's perfectly fine for Vee to gold dig by dating Jules, Patch to use a G-rated seduction on his ex-girlfriend to get what he wants, and for Nora to all but have sex with Patch in a public restroom. Everyone decries Marcie Millar as a shallow, materialistic harlot though.
Patch walks around threatening, mindraping and torturing nephilim, but seeing as heís doing it for Nora, itís okay. It's treated as evil when someone else does it.
Nora does a good few cruel things to Marcie for revenge purposes (for example, breaking into her bedroom and stealing her diary and anything Patch gave her), but all of them are excused as being justified. The few Kick the Dog moments Marcie gets are treated like she horrifically tortured Nora.
Vee fits this trope as she goes to break into the school with Jules and Elliot, despite the fact that Elliot physically threatened Nora earlier in the novel. She also finds out that a mysterious stalker is frightening Nora so her brilliant plan is not to talk to an employee at the store they're in for help, but to disguise herself as Nora, lead the stalker off into a graveyard, have Nora follow after, and between them confront a potentially armed and dangerous person. This, unsurprisingly, leads to Vee being concussed and having her arm broken. And immediately after she gets out of the hospital, she decides that they ought to go poking around and spy on the guy who they think attacked her to begin with.
Nora also proves herself to fit this trope. A prime example would be when she is stranded in Portland and accepts a ride home from Patch, even though he chased her through a parking lot and scared her not so long ago. She then just stands there while he arranges for them to spend the night in a motel together, and apparently thinks she can hold off Patch (who has repeatedly proven to be stronger than her) if he tries anything. She later is point-blank told by Patch that he has planned to murder her and knows that he can influence her thoughts and feelings and still thinks it's a good idea to date him!!!