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Saturday, August 21, 2021

Book Review: A Good Day for Chardonnay (Sunshine Vicram Series - Book 2) by Darynda Jones

A Good Day for Chardonnay (Sunshine Vicram Series - Book 2)
by Darynda Jones
July 27, 2021
Pages: 410
Running a small-town police force in the mountains of New Mexico should be a smooth, carefree kind of job. Sadly, full-time Sheriff—and even fuller-time coffee guzzler—Sunshine Vicram, didn’t get that memo.

All Sunshine really wants is one easy-going day. You know, the kind that starts with coffee and a donut (or three) and ends with take-out pizza and a glass of chardonnay (or seven). Turns out, that’s about as easy as switching to decaf. (What kind of people do that? And who hurt them?)

Before she can say iced mocha latte, Sunny’s got a bar fight gone bad, a teenage daughter hunting a serial killer and, oh yes, the still unresolved mystery of her own abduction years prior. All evidence points to a local distiller, a dangerous bad boy named Levi Ravinder, but Sun knows he’s not the villain of her story. Still, perhaps beneath it all, he possesses the keys to her disappearance. At the very least, beneath it all, he possesses a serious set of abs. She’s seen it. Once. Accidentally.

Between policing a town her hunky chief deputy calls four cents short of a nickel, that pesky crush she has on Levi which seems to grow exponentially every day, and an irascible raccoon that just doesn’t know when to quit, Sunny’s life is about to rocket to a whole new level of crazy.

Yep, definitely a good day for chardonnay.

The first thing I want to say is if you like to laugh, then this series is definitely for you. Jones's writing is witty and funny while still creating a world of mystery and mayhem. Every chapter has a saying that will leave you rolling, or at the very least, you’ll get sideways glances from those around you when you burst out laughing.

Sunshine is the sheriff of a small town in New Mexico, that she still questions the legitimacy of her election since she didn’t know she was running until she won. Her best friend Quincy is her Chief Deputy, and the rapport the two have is spectacular. Auri is Sunshine’s spitfire teenage daughter who takes after her mom in the department of stubbornness, running headlong into danger and pretty much everything. Where Sun and Levi are concerned, you can almost see the fireworks jumping off the pages when they are together.

The thing that I like most about Jones’s series is that she has multiple storylines going at the same time, but they do not get lost in the pages and keeps the story hopping. I really hope there’s another book in this fabulous series that made my day reading.

Review: A Bad Day for Sunshine (Sunshine Vicram Series - Book 1)

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About the Author:

NYTimes and USA Today Bestselling Author Darynda Jones has won numerous awards for her work, including a prestigious Golden Heart®, a Rebecca, two Hold Medallions, a RITA ®, and a Daphne du Maurier, and she has received stellar reviews from dozens of publications including starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly, Booklist, and the Library Journal. As a born storyteller, Darynda grew up spinning tales of dashing damsels and heroes in distress for any unfortunate soul who happened by, annoying man and beast alike, and she is ever so grateful for the opportunity to carry on that tradition. She currently has two series with St. Martin’s Press: The Charley Davidson Series and the Darklight Trilogy. She lives in the Land of Enchantment, also known as New Mexico, with her husband of almost 30 years and two beautiful sons, the Mighty, Mighty Jones Boys.

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