A Review On Partners in Crime by Alisha Rai

After her aunt passes away, Mira Chaudhary is pushed to meet with her aunt’s attorney in discussion of her will, only to be met with her ex, Naveen Desai. Pushed into a shocking situation of kidnapping, heist doing, and tight situations facing each other’s reignited chemistry, Mira and Naveen are forced to confront their past together.

Book: Partners in Crime by Alisha Rai
Series: Standalone
Publication Date: October 17, 2022
(Thank you NetGalley for this e-ARC in exchange for an honest review)
**While this book has already been out I did receive it early so thank you again NetGalley!**
Tags: Adult, romance, Asian representation, some suspense, second chance romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Book DepositoryThrift Books | Abe Books
Read: November 10, 2022 to November 11, 2022


Indian Matchmaking meets Date Night in this fun, romantic adventure in which a match-made couple about to be engaged gets caught up in a caper that puts their future—and lives—in danger.

At thirty-five, with a stable job as an accountant, Mira Chaudhary wants nothing more than to find a boring man to spend the rest of her life with. Having had enough excitement in her younger days and desperately trying to escape her dysfunctional past, she turns to a matching app specializing in Indian American singles to help her find someone to settle down with.

Enter Naveen Desai. An English professor with an uneventful, normal, and—dare she say it, boring—life, Naveen is perfect.

But just when things are going well, Mira receives news that her aunt has died. Suddenly a trip to Las Vegas to settle her aunt’s affairs turns into a mad dash to escape kidnappers, evade art thieves, and consorting with hackers who can decipher just what it was Mira’s aunt was involved with. Mira just hopes that Naveen isn’t chased away by the very same life of “excitement” that she’s been trying to get away from. But maybe, over the course of one wild night, Mira and Naveen will find the love connection that neither expected.


Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Spoiler Free Review

After her aunt passes away, Mira Chaudhary is pushed to meet with her aunt’s attorney in discussion of her will, only to be met with her ex, Naveen Desai. Pushed into a shocking situation of kidnapping, heist doing, and tight situations facing each other’s reignited chemistry, Mira and Naveen are forced to confront their past together.

I gave Partners in Crime 3.5 stars, enjoying the second chance romance between Mira and Naveen. This is my first novel by Alisha Rai — and definitely not my last — and I found this fun to read. I think the kidnapping and the idea of Mira and Naveen having to work together after their past together in finding stolen jewelry was really interesting and I had fun reading about how these two, skills varying are forced to — under immense pressure — do things that they never thought would do.

I think that the plot line was really interesting in how Naveen and Mira were forced to do things and were kidnapped but I felt that it wasn’t as invigorating as I thought. I felt that the romance wasn’t as strong as I thought it would be. I would have liked the plot to have been more developed and a little more depth to the story and to Naveen and Mira’s relationship. I felt that I wanted to see them refall in love again even more than what we got because I just felt that there was not enough moments where we saw them find that spark and chemistry again. Even though they had to work together after being kidnapped, I felt that I didn’t feel the spark between them.

Partners in Crime was a cute read though and I enjoyed myself but there could have been more between Mira and Naveen and a little more depth to the kidnapping and to the whole conflict of the story.

Thank you again to NetGalley and Berkley Romance for the ARC in exchange for an honest review.

I hope you guys have a great day, please like and comment down below if you enjoyed this book as well or if you plan on reading it!

Loves,

Veronica Chen

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