Partners in Crime by Alisha Rai

Partners in Crime by Alisha RaiPartners in Crime by Alisha Rai
Published by Avon on October 18, 2022
Genres: Romance, Thriller
Pages: 400
Format: Paperback
Also by this author: Girl Gone Viral, First Comes Like

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

About Partners in Crime

Mira’s looking for a husband so she can settle down. But her current boyfriend has just dumped her and her Indian matchmaker has fired her as a client. So romance is looking like a bleak prospect. When Mira visits a lawyer to sort out a bequest from her recently deceased aunt, she’s shocked to discover that the lawyer is her sexy ex, Naveen. The gorgeous man whose bed she left and then broke it all off.

As Mira’s leaving Naveen’s office, she’s kidnapped by men looking for a diamond necklace that she doesn’t know anything about. Naveen sees what’s happening and tries to save her but also gets kidnapped. What follows Las Vegas caper craziness.

My thoughts about Partners in Crime

This is Indian Matchmaker meets Ocean’s Eleven hijinks. The story is fast and furious with Mira’s deceased, estranged father’s shady dealings coming back to haunt her as multiple people are convinced she knows about the stolen necklace.

And nothing makes unresolved romantic feelings bubble to the surface, like trying to escape kidnapper-killers. So while they’re trying to figure out where the necklace is, Mira and Naveen revisit their past as they can’t ignore the heat between them. 

The constant twists and turns in this adrenaline-fueled roller coaster ride are amped up with the intense heat between Mira and Naveen and just doesn’t let up. Excitement galore from start to finish!

You get:

  • Dual POV
  • Body positive
  • South Asian rep
  • So many family secrets
  • Estranged family 
  • Mysterious bequests
  • Shady pasts
  • Unresolved pasts
  • Hidden poker talents and high-stakes games
  • Second chance romance
  • Forced proximity
  • Only one bed
  • Las Vegas hijinks
  • Desi matchmaking
  • Steam

In closing

Heads up – if you’re expecting a sweet and steamy romance like Alisha Rai’s previous books, this is a departure but it’s an intensely fun one!

Thank you, Avon for the DRC!

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About Alisha Rai

Alisha Rai pens award-winning contemporary romances. Her novels have been featured on the IndieNext and the LibraryReads lists, and been named Best Books of the Year by Washington Post, NPR, New York Public Library, Amazon, Entertainment Weekly, Reader’s Digest, Kirkus, “O” the Oprah Magazine, and Cosmopolitan Magazine. When she’s not writing, Alisha is traveling or tweeting. To find out more about her books or to sign up for her newsletter, visit

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