Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Hey guys! I'm Jen from Jenuine Cupcakes and I'm here to tell you why Patch Cipriano from Becca Fitzpatrick's, "Hush Hush" series is totally crush worthy and deserves your vote!  ("Hush Hush", "Crescendo", "Silence" & "Finale" - coming in Oct.)
I'm really excited to be Patch's advocate because last year's crush tourney is where I *met* Patch and his Army. (Lemme tell you, I've never wanted to enlist so fast before in my life! *wink* *wink*) Patch has some amazing fans, many of whom are from around the world and it's been so much fun to hear what they love about our favorite fallen archangel!

Without further ado, I give you, Patch... 

(Cue theme song, "Back in Black" by AC/DC)   

WARNING: The following photos are not for the faint of heart and have been known to cause increased pulse, heart palpitations, excessive drooling, and occasional fainting spells.  Licking your computer screen is also NOT recommended.


"Angel boy", "Dream Guy" and "Hotsauce with Wings" are just a few names for our crush but if we asked him what name we should call him, he would say... 

"Call me Patch. I mean it. Call me."    

What's he look like?  Well... to say he's "easy on the eyes" is the understatement of the millennium, I mean, Patch is definitely not riding the ugly train that's for sure!  He's tall, dark and all kinds of wrong but in all the right ways. He's lean and hard with dark hair and eyes as black as a midnight ocean. Even Nora's BFF, Vee would say, "He's...hard-edged. Sexy." "rough-and-roguish".

He's an angel, so what, exactly, does he wear?  Being of angelic ethnicity, one would assume that he'd leave a trail of feathers wherever he went but when asked, Patch had this to say: “Hate to disappoint, but no feathers. I came to Earth stripped naked.”  *mental picture blushing*

I'm sorry, what was I saying? Oh right! Clothes... Patch isn't into trends but prefers the monochromatic bad boy look of black shirts and black jeans; the tighter the better. He also has a couple, um, shall we say, "distinguishing marks", which of course, only adds to his appeal. Nora gives us an idea of what those marks look like and having touched them, she can also attest to their appeal. (Don't be jealous. I'm sure Patch would let you touch them too if you asked nicely. *winks*)

"In my mind I switched back and forth between the painting of the angel's scars and Patch's scars. Both scars had healed to the color of black licorice, both ran from the shoulder blades to the kidneys, and both curved out as they traveled the length of his back."

Patch's scars are a constant reminder of the mistakes he's made. However, being able to find the good in a seemingly bad situation is an important crush worthy quality... 

“All this time I've hated myself for it. I thought I'd given it up for nothing. But if I hadn't fallen, I wouldn't have met you.”  

(Once you're finished staring at those scars and trying to think of ways to help "heal" them, continue reading because there's a lot more of Patch to crush over.) 

What about his personality? Patch possesses a witty sense of humor that's full of snark and he has the ability to turn any situation into an innuendo. (I bet if you looked up "Innuendo" in the dictionary, Patch's picture would be next to it.)  

“You smell good, too,” said Patch
It’s called a shower.” I was staring straight ahead. “Soap. Shampoo. Hot water.” 
"Naked. I know the drill.”  

“I’m going to grab a cheeseburger,” I told Patch. “Want anything?”
“Nothing on the menu.”

While Patch is rarely at a loss for words and he's fluent in sarcasm, helpfulness is another one of his crush worthy traits. And who doesn't love a guy that can cook?!  Am I right?

"Tacos?" I echoed.
This seemed to amuse him. "Tomatoes, lettuce, cheese."
"I know what a taco is!” 
"Come here. I'll teach you how to make tacos." 

"I could get you to smile like that, and without sales tax."  (See? Helpful AND frugal!) 

Patch won't call you a typical endearing pet name like, "Honey", "Sweetheart" or "Baby". Nah, he'll call you something more ethereal than that because that's how he is...
"Hang on, did you just call me Angel?" I asked.
"If I did?"
"I don't like it."
He grinned. "It stays, Angel.”  

What is his preferred method of transportation?  Patch would tell you, "I move in mysterious ways." and "I can fly."  While both of these are true, his usual ride is a sleek, black motorcycle.
Will he come to my aid, be knight in shining armor?  Who needs a knight in shining armor when you can have a guardian angel in tight black jeans on a motorcycle?  (Besides, all that cold hard armor just gets in the way when mouth to mouth resuscitation is needed. And from what Nora tells us, Patch has had a lot of practice with the whole mouth to mouth thing and is quite good at, incredible even.) 
Patch does have a knack for showing up just when he's needed and he doesn't mess around, especially where his girl is concerned.

“I didn’t break his jaw, but if he lays a hand on you, it will be the first of many things to break,” Patch said.”  

He's also honest about what he wants but isn't pushy.

“Is that a yes?" he asked, pushing his fingers through my hair, fanning it out around my shoulders and searching my face intently. "Please let it be yes," he said with a gravelly edge. "Stay with me tonight. Let me hold you, even if that's all it is. Let me keep you safe.”  

“Or, if you decide you want to sleep at my place, on opposite sides of my bedroom with a Do Not Cross line drawn down the middle, I'll do it. I won't like it, but I'll do it.” 

What about his softer side?  It's true that Patch is built to fight, protect and defend but he also has a softer side and doesn't hesitate to say what he feels. And trust me, he feels a LOT. 

“There's only one thing I know for certain anymore." He turned, his eyes a clear black. That I would do anything for you, even if it means going against my instincts or my very nature. I would lay down everything I possess, even my soul, for you. If that isn't love, it's the best I have.” 

Patch does tend to elicit ALL THE FEELS leaving one overwhelmed (revert back to photos above for clarification) but don't worry, follow the instructions below and you'll be just fine. 

PS - I asked Patch what his thoughts on the whole crush tourney were and he had this to say,"Vote for Patch. I mean it. Vote for Patch."



  1. Ha! You had me a Patch. No need for the rest of the post, but it was awesome all the same. And those quotes? Whoa! Reminds me why I love Patch in the first place ;)

  2. You're adorable. Also, this is my first year paying attention to the YA Crush Tourney (Team Adrian) and it's so much fun. Also... I need to catch up on this series, I remember loving Patch.

    1. Thank you! I met so many great book boys last through last year's tourney & there are so many I love in THIS years too. *sighs*

  3. I just wanted to say I can't wait until the final book comes out! Patch has been one of my favorite male characters since I first picked up Hush, Hush. :D

  4. Hi guys! As jenni said I can't wait until the final book comes out :) But if they make a movie for Hush Hush I think Steven Strait should act Patch. There are many videos on YouTube you can see him in many of them. Also you should watch the film called "The Covenant" Steven is staring and its awesome. Have a nice time ;)

  5. I really want to know the conclusion to the hush,hush saga!
    Patch Cipriano and Nora Grey.
    What a lovely and dangerous couple,ever!
    Love your article and Patch introduction.
    Thanks for what you've done.