Monday, April 6, 2020

Review: A Bad Day For Sunshine by Darynda Jones

Title: A Bad Day For Sunshine
Author: Darynda Jones
Series: Book One in the Sunshine Vicram Series
Genre: Contemporary Mystery/Paranormal
Published By: St. Martins (April 7, 2020)
Source: ARC Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
My Rating: 4.5 Stars!!


Book Description:
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 Marshall, 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.






A Bad Day For Sunshine is probably one of my most anticipated reads for 2020. I adore Jones's writing and was so excited to see a new series from her. One with a feisty snarky heroine that I just knew I was bound to fall in love with.

Told in alternating point of views from Sunshine and her daughter Auri, this was just so unexpected and yet so much fun. With all the witty one liners and charm that come from Jones' heroines, this did not disappoint. 

I am so excited for this new series and can't wait for more. This promises to be a series you don't want to miss and I predict, will quickly become a favorite. 








*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*

22 comments:

  1. I really enjoyed this one too, Ali. And liked the different povs and touch of paranormal woo-woo.

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    1. The paranormal woo hoo in her books is always an added bonus!

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    1. Seriously it was so much fun. I want the next book!

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  3. I still haven't finished the Charley Davidson series. Will have to get to that someday, but glad to hear the new series is good. She always makes me laugh! :)

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  4. love that cover and i enjoyed the book too
    sherry @ fundinmental

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  5. We all need a laugh right now. I can't wait to read it!

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  6. I love a witty, snarky, and feisty heroine! I just saw this one available at my cloud library. It looks like i need to download it!

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

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  7. This is the second time today I've seen this book, so clearly it's a sign. ;) I'm surprised I haven't heard of it before now, especially since I tend to read things RIGHT after you!

    It does sound like a really great book, though. I'm looking forward to it!

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear? 😷💬

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    1. LOL I know, I'm surprised as well! I hope you like it as much as I did!

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  8. I haven't read a good contemporary novel lately, I love the cover.

    Beena @ Beena Khan

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    1. I always love hers because they really are more contemporary with paranormal mixed in.

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  9. This was such a fun read. I also really loved how both the daughter and mom had their separate story lines. I hope the wait for book 2 won't be long!

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    1. Yes I agree and I can't wait for the next book. She usually writes pretty fast and even though I know she has another series she is writing as well, I am hoping this will still be a short wait.

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