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Love at first sight is a myth to aspiring journalist Melissa Williams, but when she meets Jason McAlister at a friend’s wedding, a Cinderella-like fantasy turns her no-nonsense world upside down. She sees in his penetrating blue eyes not just an evening, but a lifetime together that includes much more than a glass slipper and a kiss.

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Paperback, 264 pages
Published December 21st 2010 by Omnific Publishing (first published December 19th 2010)
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Gabriella *is awesome*



i mean what the hell ? the summery and the genes completely misled me !

the're was supposed to be a stalkers and murders..instead i get first dates and hearts & roses... :( im not saying it was bad just unexpected & defiantly not something i was looking for back at that time..

for once , i think my review is biased, this book probably deserves a few good stars....but sine i was in a mood for romance-suspence (i.e: 50% romance + 50% murder -galore ) and instad i got this...(i.e: 90 % chi
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Jennifer Lane
Whirlwind is a debut Romantic Suspense novel by Robin DeJarnett, featuring Melissa and Jason, two twenty-somethings who meet at a wedding. Sparks fly when they first touch, but romance isn’t the only focal point of the story, as later in the evening a woman is murdered. Turns out the murderer might now be after Melissa. The book summary includes a great line: “Cinderella lost a shoe—Melissa could lose both her handsome prince and her life”. Ha! This subtle humor pervaded the story and was one re ...more
Evie
Originally posted to: Evie@Bookish

Caution!!! Hotness Warning! Whirlwind is a steaming hot and amazingly sensual Romantic Mystery debut novel by talented new writer, Robin DeJarnett. This spicy, deliciously sexy, intriguing story will definitely make your cheeks burn!

Melissa Williams is a down to earth, no-nonsense young woman. She's a self-conscious aspiring writer, who is totally unaware of how attractive and alluring she really is. The story starts with Melissa's best friend, Mitch, getting m
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Lisa Sanchez
WoW! Debut author Robin DeJarnett hit a home run with this baby. Whirlwind, was just that... a whirlwind of romance, suspense, laughter and fabulous characters I couldn't get enough of.

I purchased the Kindle version of this book when it released on the 21st, but wasn't able to read it until two days ago. Once I started, I couldn't put it down. Melissa and Jason are thoroughly enjoyable characters whose attraction for each other sizzles off the page. I was drawn into their connection from the mom
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Victoria
I sat down with this book looking forward to reading a couple chapters before getting to work around the house, but I ended up reading the whole thing. I could not put this book down, that's how captivated I was. I loved the love at first sight between Melissa and Jason especially how they both saw their futures play out with each other the fist time they layed eyes on each other. Throw in a creeper who is on the hunt for his next victim and you've got quite a whirlwind week of love, romance, hu ...more
Britney
I was lucky enough to win a copy of Robin DeJarnett's Whirlwind through Goodreads and started reading it as soon as I got it in the mail. Robin was sweet enough to also send an adorable bookmark and signed my copy with a sweet note, as well.

I enjoy the random romance book but was really intrigued by the murder mystery that was intertwined in the story. And just from the synopsis, I felt like I could relate to Melissa (cynic on love but hopeless romantic). I ended up falling in love with Meliss
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Megan (magan bagan)
I won a copy of this novel from a contest that Robin held, and I'm so glad that I did! Thank you again. Whirlwind was definitely just that, a whirlwind of romance and suspense, leaving the readers wanting more!

For Melissa Williams, her best friend getting married means that she'll never get to see him again and she doesn't want to be a part of that. Even though she refuses to be in the wedding, she still goes to support Mitch McCallister and his new bride. What she doesn't expect is to find a go
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Ashley - The Bookish Brunette
Mel is an awesome character...she is sarcastic, funny, snarky- all my favorite things dude! Her 'thought process' is nothing short of hilarious, (she thinks to herself...)

"Yeah, keep up the excuses. Your nose is rivaling Pinocchio's"

A delightfully quick and entertaining read- Whirlwind describes itself perfectly with it's title!

The first 100 or so pages were like tortuously sensual, perfect foreplay between Jason and Mel. Yum. Jason is so hot like melted butter dripping off- Oh! TMI... I suppos
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Sonia
I enjoyed this book very much even though the concept of “love at first sight and forever” doesn’t fit well into me. This kind of love seems so unrealistic to my rational mind that I always have a hard time to believe it can happen. I know I’m a bit cynic but sometimes life teaches you not to expect too much and dreams like this seldom come true. Anyway, the story was a wonderful and enticing one and the author made me really believe in it. The main characters were so real and beautifully create ...more
Melissa
This book is a sweet contemporary romance with a bit of action thrown in for good measure. Melissa is a interesting character. In some ways quite strong, in others quite fragile. She can hold her own with the boys but does not think she is dating material, since none of the "boys" have ever asked her out. However, when she meets Jason, her best friend's brother, that view comes into question. Jason is smexy, sweet, and very romantic. Although they had fun on-line for a brief moment, it takes Mel ...more
Once Upon
Robin DeJarnett did a wonderful job with this book. She was able to incorporate romance with a murder mystery. How great it that? I fell in love with all the characters especially Jason - what a hottie!! He is every woman’s dream man. He was romantic, caring and great in the sleeping bag. (You have to read the book to get that…just a little inside joke) LOL

Melissa, a shy and quiet college student soon to be a reporter on her way to Mitch, her best friend’s wedding, and ends up falling in love wi
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Julie
Whirlwind is a big recommend from me for adult readers who like romance with an actual plot. Here’s what I thought:

Pros:

* The characters. I invested in the Melissa and Jason and enjoyed their interaction.

* The way the main characters met and finally meet later. It’s something I could have seen happening to me in college and thought it was a great story for their future kids if they stay together.

* Minor characters add to the story and show up at appropriate times and not just used as fillers. A
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Bia
This book was just what I need after crying so much reading “The Fault in Our Stars”. It has some fluffy, adventure, a hot guy, a crime and mystery.

We meet Melissa when she is on her way to her best friend’s wedding, Mitch McAlister who used to be part of the rodeo team from their college. Melissa is part of the college’s newspaper and has great problems with abandon. Her dad was a police officer and killed in action, so she has some really psychological issues about believing she is not worth a
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Lisa Langdale
Wow! What a great mix of humor, romance (hot tub, anyone?), suspense, and wit.

And Jason. Wow. Jason is . . . MINE! Back off ladies! I want to be his fork and I want my hand in his left pocket (You'll have to read to find out why!) Besides his sexiness, he is just an all around awesome guy who totally captured my heart!

Melissa is a fantastic character. Her personality jumped off the page and really drew me in. While I thought that her character was extremely well developed in the first half of t
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Nicole
Chick-lit meets murder mystery in Whirlwind, an accomplished novel by Robin DeJarnett that I was lucky enough to win a copy of on Goodreads. Easy to read and well crafted, this is ultimately a fairy-tale love story where protagonist Melissa, a pragmatic journalism student, can't quite believe she might have met her soulmate seconds after laying eyes on him.

While I agree with other reviewers that Melissa can be annoying at times, I think it fits with the character (and you find that out as the st
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Val
I absolutely fell in love with this book, consuming it at every moment of free time possible (in the car while in traffic, at the doctors, even at work...sssh! don't tell on me)! This sweet little tale of love at first sight had me sporting a smile the entire time. It is a perfect read to allow you hope that true love really does exist and happily ever afters are possible. Mrs. DeJarnett wove an excellent story with just enough excitement to get my heart racing, praying for the good guys to win. ...more
Jennifer
It was good to get this book and finally know the ending. Overall this was a fun read. The part that made me give it a 3 was after a bit I couldn't take Melissa's whinning anymore. She had the hot guy, so relax and enjoy the time you do have with him! No one knows what the next day will bring, so enjoy the time now.

I really enjoyed when the bad guy showed up. I wasn't expecting it and it sent chills through me when he spoke. I haven't had a book scare me in a long time.
Brenda
This is a fun,contemporary romance with a bit of danger. I loved the interaction between the bestfriend who's getting married, and Melissa, the main character. He's getting married and she's less than enthusiastic, which leads to emotional discoveries in friendship and love. This a fast paced, steamy, romantic read.
Southern  Fiction Review
I thought this story started off kinda slow, and the heroine's self deprecation went a little further than I thought believable. But I really enjoyed the love story after I got past both of those issues!

This book definitely ends much stronger than it begins and it is worth reading!!
Debra Anastasia
Melissa and Jason will make you stop what you are doing and read until you you are done. I love a book that transports you so thoroughly you forget to eat, sleep or breathe. Treat yourself and your kindle to this great book!
Donna
Dec 10, 2010 Donna marked it as to-read
Marked as a to-read and a want-to-win, it looks like a good read
Julie
cute chick lit book...jason is dreamy full review to come
Gils
Flounced. I couldn't even finish it.

Melissa is an aspiring journalist whose best friend Mitch, is getting married. She knows her life is about to change after Mitch's wedding. But she doesn't expect that change to be Mitch's own brother, Jason. Their chemistry is instant. And even though they've never met in person, they have shared some fun and surprisingly flirty emails.

This book had a lot of potential. I really think that the idea behind it was a good one, the execution, however, left much to
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Ana (Owl Always Be Reading)
Robin DeJarnett did a wonderful job with this book. She was able to incorporate romance with a murder mystery. How great it that? I fell in love with all the characters especially Jason - what a hottie!! He is every woman’s dream man. He was romantic, caring and great in the sleeping bag. (You have to read the book to get that…just a little inside joke) LOL

Melissa, a shy and quiet college student soon to be a reporter on her way to Mitch, her best friend’s wedding, and ends up falling in love wi
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Laura
Review:

Whirlwind is just that – a whirlwind of romance, mystery and fun. We get caught up in the events that take place as Melissa Williams is being stalked by a murderer, having fantasies of a happily ever after and learning to deal with the past.

As Melissa is wrapping up the end college of with her best friend Mitch’s wedding, where she discovers that love at first sight may not be a total myth. Sadden by the realization that Mitch will no longer be around and feeling sorry for herself she l
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Rhonda
I enjoyed watching Melissa meet Jason and watch them fall in love. Melissa came to her best friends Mitch's wedding. She was feeling depressed not only was Mitch now marrying Ann but he was moving away from college and starting a new job. Melissa had a lot of friends at the wedding, but she didn't know the handsome usher who seated her at the wedding untill she saw him seat Mitch's parents and realized it was Jason his younger brother that last fall they had flirted over the internet for a few w ...more
Steph
I stumbled across this book in my Amazon recommendations and it was an entertaining short read for me. A love at first sight story with a crazy serial killer mixed in!

Melissa shows up to her best friends Mitch’s wedding and is immediately drawn to the sexy guy who leads her to her place to sit. As soon as he touches her, she sees herself with him in the future. If the story kept on like this it would have been way too unbelievable but rest assured, this is not your every day average love at firs
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Felicia
Received for review
Overall Rating 3.50
Character Rating 3.75
Story Rating 3.25

Note: This was a very easy read that I enjoyed. I re-read it because I could not remember specifics so that changed my rating slightly. However, this is one of those good summer reads for a lazy afternoon.

What I Loved: Jason to me was everything a leading man is supposed to be: hot, smart, loving, and immediately attracted to Melissa. The romantic date that he takes her on is one right out of a dream sequence. The fact t
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Amanda
I really don't like writing bad reviews because the written word is an amazing thing and to be able to produce a book is a gift. With that being said, I really don't see what the hype is about. The plot was a good idea, but I feel it was lacking in execution. I fell in love with the characters, but felt that they were a bit two dimensional. I thought that there was too much of a need for a happy ending so things were a bit rushed and at some points a little unbelievable. Oh, there was also a lit ...more
Pyper (momof5)
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Originally from Arizona, Robin DeJarnett has lived most of her life in Northern California. A former engineer, computer administrator, and saleswoman, she draws on her experiences, as well as her love of travel and sports, to make her stories as realistic as possible.

When not writing, Robin is a cook, chauffeur, housekeeper, maid, life coach, travel consultant, psychologist, roadie, financial adv
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“Mom was silent for a moment. “I’m sorry, Melissa, but can you blame me for worrying? In less than an hour I found out you’re being stalked by a killer, sleeping with a stranger, and hiding with him in an empty apartment. You have to admit that sounds…unsettling.” 5 likes
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