Partners in Crime
Indian Matchmaking meets Date Night in this fun, romantic adventure by Alisha Rai -- “One of the very brightest romance writers working right now.” (Entertainment Weekly)
Mira Patel’s got a solid accounting career, good friends, and a whole lot of distance between her and her dysfunctional family. All that’s missing is a stable romantic relationship. Armed with a spreadsheet and professional help, she sets out to find her partner in only legal activities, but much to her matchmaker’s dismay, no one is quite right.
Including Naveen Desai, the very first match she unceremoniously rejected.
Lately Naveen’s been too focused on keeping his sick grandfather’s law firm afloat to think about love, and he’s stunned when Mira walks back into his life to settle her aunt’s affairs. He’s determined to keep things professional…though it’s impossible not to be intrigued by all of the secrets piling up around Mira.
If getting back together with an ex is a bad idea, getting kidnapped with one is even worse.
Suddenly, Naveen and Mira find themselves in a mad dash through Las Vegas to escape jewel thieves, evade crime bosses, and follow the clues to untangle the mess her family left behind. As her past comes back to haunt her, Mira despairs of ever finding someone who might understand her…but maybe, over the course of one wild night, she’ll find that he’s right by her side.
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In this wild romantic comedy, you can choose your friends, but you can’t choose your crime-loving Las Vegas family. Mira has it all: a great social life, a sensible career as an accountant, and plenty of distance between herself and her mobbed-up parents. All she’s missing is an exciting love life—until a chance encounter with her ex Naveen somehow leads to a night of kidnapping, shoot-outs, high-stakes poker, an attempt to steal a priceless diamond necklace, and lots of heat. Alisha Rai kept us entertained with her heroine’s astonishing transformation from bored to badass, and we loved all of the hilarious banter and sizzling chemistry between Mira and Naveen. With unexpected twists and turns and plenty of steamy love scenes, Partners in Crime is a fun, wild ride.
Rai (First Comes Like) continues her hot streak with this delightful action-packed rom-com/caper mash-up full of jewel heists, sizzling hot sex scenes, and high-stakes backroom poker games. Mira Patel ran from her family's less-than-legal life in Las Vegas when she was 18. Now she's settled down in California and hires a matchmaker to find love—but she screens out anyone she thinks might reject her for not coming from a "good family," among them lawyer Naveen Desai. When Mira's aunt Rhea dies and leaves her a mysterious note and the key to a storage locker, she learns that her estranged father stole a $10 million necklace from the crime lord Cobra. Complicating things even further, the lawyer handling Rhea's estate is none other than Naveen, and when Cobra's henchmen come after Mira, he winds up kidnapped right alongside her. Now they must work together to escape. Escape-room-loving, emotionally intelligent Naveen makes a delightful hero, and Mira's progression from mild-mannered accountant to card-counting James Bond–style badass is by turns hilarious and thrilling. This is a must-read for romance lovers. Agent: Amy Moore-Benson, Meridian Artists.