#BookReview- A Bad Day for Sunshine by Darynda Jones #Suspense @Darynda

New York Times bestselling author Darynda Jones is back with the first novel in the brand-new snarky, sassy, wickedly fun Sunshine Vicram seriesA Bad Day for Sunshine!

Sheriff Sunshine Vicram finds her cup o’ joe more than half full when the small village of Del Sol, New Mexico, becomes the center of national attention for a kidnapper on the loose.

Del Sol, New Mexico is known for three things: its fry-an-egg-on-the-cement summers, its strong cups of coffee—and a nationwide manhunt? Del Sol native Sunshine Vicram has returned to town as the elected sheriff—an election her adorably meddlesome parents entered her in—and she expects her biggest crime wave to involve an elderly flasher named Doug. But a teenage girl is missing, a kidnapper is on the loose, and all of it’s reminding Sunny why she left Del Sol in the first place. Add to that trouble at her daughter’s new school and a kidnapped prized rooster named Puff Daddy, and Sunshine has her hands full.

Enter sexy almost-old-flame Levi Ravinder and a hunky US Marshal, both elevens on a scale of one to blazing inferno, and the normally savvy sheriff is quickly in over her head. Now it’s up to Sunshine to juggle a few good hunky men, a not-so-nice kidnapping miscreant, and Doug the ever-pesky flasher. And they said coming home would be drama-free.

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NYTimes and USA Today Bestselling Author Darynda Jones has won numerous awards for her work, including a prestigious RITA, a Golden Heart, and a Daphne du Maurier, and her books have been translated into 18 languages. As a born storyteller, Darynda grew up spinning tales of dashing damsels and heroes in distress for any unfortunate soul who happened by, and she is ever so grateful for the opportunity to carry on that legacy. 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 and two beautiful sons, the Mighty, Mighty Jones Boys.

Click here to read one of the more popular short stories by Darynda called The Monster:

She can be found at http://www.daryndajones.com

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My Review

Fun and chaos in equal measure!

When Sunshine Vicram’s well-meaning parents get her elected as sheriff of small town Del Sol, she doesn’t expect her first day to include a child abduction, a runaway rooster, a car barreling into the sheriff’s station and almost running her down, and a run-in with her first crush, Levi Ravinder.

And the fun has just begun!

This is a fast-paced read with plenty of laugh-out-loud moments interspersed with touching scenes between Sunshine and her daughter, Auri.

Levi is swoon-worthy- the bad boy done good. Handsome as sin, moody as hell, and a soft touch when it comes to those he cares about.

This is my first Darynda Jones book and I loved it! I can’t wait for the next one in the series to come out now, lol.

I give A Bad Day for Sunshine 5+ lovely kisses- Unputdownable!

“I voluntarily read an ARC of this book which was provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.”

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  1. This sounds like a Christmas break read. Thanks, for sharing. Have a wonderful day.

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    1. Plenty of snarky humor and sweet mother-daughter moments, Mary. Well worth the read!

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      1. Sounds fun. I see it’s on pre-order.

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        1. Yes, I was lucky to receive an ARC through Netgalley 🙂


  2. Mae Clair says:

    I have a grin on my face after reading your review. The book sounds wonderful and loaded with fun!

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    1. It was so good, Mae! I’ll definitely be checking out more of Darynda’s books after this 🙂

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  3. D.L. Finn, Author says:

    Great review, Jacquie:) I was laughing at that first day minus the abduction. Yikes!

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    1. Imagine if all jobs started out that way, lol

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  4. Beware Of The Reader says:

    The bad boy done good he? LOL Wonderful review Jacquie!

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    1. Lol, thank you 🙂 Have you read any of her books, Sophie?


  5. A very nice, grasping review. Immediately the title captivates and reinforces into the isolated setting. What an entertaining farce!!☕️😎☕️👍

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    1. Agreed- I love that title!


  6. Fab review, Jacquie! I’m so excited to read this one and also her other series! It sounds like I’ll love them!

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    1. It was awesome, Jennifer! I’m so happy I gave it a chance 🙂


  7. carhicks says:

    I just read another review of this book and it was quite similar. It sounds like a lot of fun with the same snark as her other series.

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    2. It was terrific, Carla. I’m definitely giving her other books a try after this!

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  8. thebrowneyedbookworm says:

    I love how you summed it up with “Fun and chaos in equal measure!” I think that’s very apt. I struggled a bit to get into the book, but now I’m officially hooked and can’t wait to read the next book in this series.

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    1. Me, too! This was my first Darynda Jones book, have you read her before?

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      1. thebrowneyedbookworm says:

        I’ve only read a couple of her Charley Davidson’s books, but never finished the series. I stopped reading paranormal when I found her – at that point I already wasn’t that much into the genre anymore. The timing was bad.

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