RITA Reader Challenge Review

RITA Reader Challenge Review: Perfect Partners? By C.J. Carmichael

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Title: Perfect Partners?
Author: C.J. Carmichael
Publication Info: Harlequin 2010
ISBN: 9780373783564
Genre: Romantic Suspense

RITA®, and the RITA statuette are service marks of Romance Writers of America, Inc.Wylykat reviewed this novel for the RITA® Reader Challenge, but had a very difficult time outlining what she didn’t like about it without giving away what she thought were spoilers to the story. I’ve included them, so you can highlight to read if you’d like to do so.

Book CoverPlot Summary: Lindsay Fox and Nathan Fisher couldn’t be more different. In fact, she knew after her one-year stint with the NYPD, she’d driven her former partner as crazy as he’d driven her. He was even part of the reason she left the force, although she’d never admit that to him! So she’s more than a little surprised when Nathan answers her ad for a new investigator.

Working together now they discover a delicious chemistry beneath their differences. Could they actually become more than partners? Then they take on the challenge of an unusual case—one that reminds Lindsay of her own painful past. Her instinct is to push Nathan away. But can she take a bigger risk and let him in? 

And here’s Wylykat’s review:

What I liked:

The relationships (besides Fox and Fisher) between Nadine and both PIs, Fisher and his sister and nephew, Fox and her sister.

The scenes with Fisher and his sister and her son are wonderful.

Nadine provides some comic relief, enough that I have Receptionist Under Cover requested through my library’s interlibrary loan program.
What I didn’t like: Here be spoilers!

Lindsay has a drinking problem as in many drinks every night to get some sleep.  Her sister confronts her and she quits cold turkey.  No withdrawal symptoms beyond a headache.
When going to confront a potentially bad situation, involving a client that has been accused of shooting her husband, neither PI thinks to bring any weapons, not even a taser.

Lindsay does a background check on Nadine before hiring her; however she fails to realize that Nadine is using her cousin’s name and information.  So unless Lindsay didn’t check id or Nadine had a fake one it made me lose faith in her detective skills.


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    Jen G. says:

    I don’t think you hid all of the spoilers… (as if I wasn’t going to read them anyway—I can’t resist spoilers!).

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