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Monday, May 2, 2011

Whirlwind by Robin DeJarnett (review)



Genre:Mystery Romance
Publication Date  December 21st 2010 (Omnific Publishing)
Pages:264
Where to get:B&N, Amazon,
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Robin DeJarnett
Whirlwind - Goodreads





     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.

     Realizing she shared a few salacious emails with Jason months ago, a humiliated Melissa loses herself in the crowd, thankful he doesn’t know who she is. But he does know—and with a gentle touch and a steamy kiss, he soon picks up their flirtation right where it left off.

     As midnight strikes, Melissa succumbs to Jason’s sexy pull, unaware that a woman’s body has been discovered in the wake of the party. When evidence points to Melissa as the killer’s next target, the lines between fantasy and reality blur. She goes into hiding, charmed by one mysterious man and hunted by another.

     Cinderella lost a shoe—Melissa could lose both her handsome prince and her life.
(goodreads.com)



 "His eyes held mine until the last possible second. He barely touched his lips to mine, a tease... or a taste? My mouth opened slightly, and we shared a breath. Not really a kiss - but so sensual my head began to spin."



     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 married. We meet our heroine just when's she's about to enter the wedding ceremony. Melissa's happy for Mitch, but at the same time she founds herself really afraid of loosing him, she worries that she won't be able to see him again, that they'll grow apart and become strangers. Despite being overwhelmed by what seems to be an unavoidable separation from her best friend, she tries her best to show her support and share his happiness. Just when she thinks there's nothing that could possibly lift her mood, she runs into Jason McAlister, Mitch's younger brother. Jason is an absolutely gorgeous, insanely handsome, charming and sexy young man, every woman's (wet!) dream! He instantly sweeps Mel off her feet and there's really nothing she can do to resist him. Then she remembers the few salacious emails she exchanged with Jason months ago and, afraid of being humiliated, she decides to make her escape. Jason, however, has other plans for her and won't let her get away easily! The more time they spend together, the more drawn to each other they become and the temperature rises dangerously.
     And then something terrible happens.A girl is murdered during the wedding reception and her body is discovered the next morning. The worst part of it is Jason and Melissa believe they know who the murderer is, and they're sure that Mel is going to be the killer's next target.
     Will Jason be able to protect Mel or is she going to become the killer's next victim? Will the two of them find a way to be together or will their romance end just as abruptly as it flamed to life? To find out the answers to these burning questions you're going to have to read this book, and trust me, you will enjoy it a lot!

     I very much enjoyed Robin's smooth and captivating writing style. She obviously has a great talent. Her descriptions and the way she lead the story were superb. I often found myself blushing and smiling to myself. The sexiness just drips off the pages of this book, so if you're looking to read a good Romantic novel, I'd highly recommend Whirlwind. If you're looking for a Mystery, though, well, you might want to think twice about picking this book up. It did contain a murder case, but I wouldn't exactly call it a "mystery", because we know who the murderer is from the very first moments this character enters the plot. Also, I wish Robin would focused more on the murder case. From more than 260 pages, only around 10 pages are dedicated to the murder case, which is a pity, because those 10 pages were really great and I'm sure Robin could write an awesome Mystery novel, if she'd wanted to!
     Melissa's character was a tiny bit too winy for my taste, she was way to insecure and I found it mildly annoying that she was set on doing everything to deny and spoil her happiness.I do, however, understand why she was like that and where it was coming from, as it was well explained. Jason's character, on the other hand, was absolutely phenomenal. I think it's the hottest imaginary character I had the pleasure of reading about so far, and I would really love to read more about him and his life.

     Overall, I had really good time reading this book, it was a perfect Spring read: relaxing, engaging, exciting and sexy! It's one awesome debut novel and I'm very happy I had the pleasure to read and review it, I hope to read more novels by Robin DeJarnett in the near future!



 



21 comments:

Bookish Brunette said...

I'm part of a book blog tour and were featuring this one in June! I still haven't read it... ( I'm so lazy!) but I'm totally looking forward to it!

Dana said...

Also must say - love the cover!

BookGirl said...

Great review, this sounds like a book for me! Thank you for stopping by my blog and following me. I'm following you back!

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Jennifer Lane said...

I agree with what you said about Robin's writing--inherently readable and smooth. I think it was more of a suspense than a mystery, and knowing how creepy the murderer was upped the suspense factor for me. Great review!

April X said...

Great review! Will have to check this one out!

Books4Life said...

Evie, great review! I'd love to check this book out :) Thanks for sharing your thoughts, thanks to you I feel like I need to get a copy of this book!

Ronyka7 said...

Great review like thas is not a YA book and a mistery.

Diana said...

Great review! I love the Mystery and the Romance together.

Elleira said...

Really good review!
This sounds like a good read. :)
I love a mystery entwined in with my romance reads. Makes for a perfect plot :D

xx

Ronyka7 said...

i havent read and adult novela this one sound good.
thanks for the review

Ashley said...

Haven't heard of this author or this book. Thanks for sharing. Nice review! I'll have to check it out.

Jennifer said...

I've never heard of the category romantic mystery.

I checked out your review because i do like a good mystery. And the cover sort of intrigued me. It does sound interesting. Though not sure if it is for me.

hiba008 said...

WOW!!!! Just added the book to my reading list :) Great review!!

Erin said...

I haven't heard about the author.. but the book sounds interesting, I want to read it. The cover is so beautiful <3

JK17 said...

Haven't read this yet. Maybe I'll give it a try. But maybe I should just borrow it in the Library... I don't know.. Maybe..
I Like your review though! :)

Andra said...

I love the cover, It was a really good idea and fits with the book. I enjoyed reading it, but it wasn't life changing or any thing :( I'll have to actually step up and put up my review now...

aurora M. said...

This is one that I never heard of and I am glad for your review. Thanks. Looks like a good read.

Krystal said...

Sounds like an book whose author writes very well. I would enjoy this book.

Yvonne said...

Liked your review. Don't know whether this book is for me though...

Munnaza said...

First of all, I LOVE the cover of this book. I had no idea what it was before seeing it, but it automatically made me want to check it out. This book sounds riveting, sexy, and romantic, and I'm a sucker for any books that are all of these things AND well written. It's definitely going on my TBR list!

AgnesPink said...

Sounds like a sexy read!
I don't read much of adult books but when I feel like I'd pick this!
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