To Have and To Heist


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Berkley (July 18, 2023)
ISBN-13: 9780593548509
ISBN-10: 0593548507

To Have and To Heist

To exonerate her best friend, one woman must mastermind a jewelry heist during the wedding of the season in this hilarious romantic-comedy caper from the author of The Dating Plan

Simi Chopra is on a bad-luck streak. She’s lost yet another job, her student loan debt won’t stop growing, her basement apartment is a certifiable flood zone, and now her best friend has been accused of stealing a multimillion-dollar diamond necklace. To put it lightly, she’s desperate for a break—that’s right when Jack waltzes out of the bushes and into her life.

Jack is just as charming as he is mysterious. When he offers to help her find the missing necklace and steal it back, Simi jumps at the chance to clear her friend’s name and collect the substantial reward. But every good heist needs a crew. All she needs to do is transform a ragtag group of strangers into an elite heist crew, infiltrate a high-society wedding and steal the necklace from a dangerous criminal before the happy couple say “I do.” Meanwhile the bride is keeping secrets, a detective with a slow-burn smile keeps showing up at her door, and the ultimate robbery might not be the wedding con, but the way Jack is stealing her heart.

Also Available in Audio

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Penguin Audio
July 18, 2023
Narrated by: Soneela Nankani
Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
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Praise for To Have and To Heist

To Have and to Heist by Sara Desai literally feels like you’re watching the perfect date-night romcom. This romance has a thriller edge with a jewelry heist that takes place during the wedding of the century.” —USA Today

Romance lovers will devour this un-put-downable treat, and even readers generally wary of the genre will be swept away.” —Publishers Weekly Starred Review

“This unputdownable novel will fly off shelves.” —Library Journal Starred Review and Summer Romance Pick of the Month

To Have and To Heist is the fun, heart-racing, summer romance adventure that we all deserve.” —Katie Garaby, Parnassus Books, Nashville TN

A jewel heist, an engaging heroine, a wedding, the pitch-perfect banter, and a mysterious guy — To Have and To Heist has it all! Grab this engaging and funny mix of a caper and a romance and get ready to be charmed.” —HelenKay Dimon, author of Moorewood Family Rules

“A wickedly fun and wildly engaging romp, led by a strong female protagonist whom readers can’t help but root for through all her schemes and hijinks.” —Kyla Zhao, author of The Fraud Squad

“Desai is masterful at character banter and will have readers laughing out loud.” —Sharon C. Cooper, USA Today bestselling author of In It to Win It

With breakneck pacing, antics that don’t let up, and a spunky heroine that just won’t quit, Desai’s To Have and to Heist will easily steal away your afternoon.” —Lillie Vale, author of The Decoy Girlfriend

Dripping with banter, this action-packed and hilarious romp will keep you at the edge of your seat.” —Farah Heron, Author of Jana Goes Wild

Sara Desai’s voice pulls you in from the first page in this fun caper with sizzling chemistry.” —Namrata Patel, author of The Candid Life of Meena Dave

Sara Desai

About Sara

Sara Desai has been a lawyer, radio DJ, marathon runner, historian, bouncer and librarian. She wrote her first novel when she was three years old and has greatly improved since then.

Sara Desai