A Good Day for Chardonnay by Darynda Jones @Darynda @StMartinsPress @NetGalley #fiction #mystery #bookreview #bookblogger

Kaceey’s Review:

Sunshine Vicram is the local sheriff for Del Sol New Mexico. A job she was elected for without the benefit of running for office. She is raising her teenage daughter Auri while supposedly fighting crime. Though the crimes tend to be raccoons on the loose and paper cut fiascos.  Until now…

I love Sunshine and her daughter. 

Their connection as mother and daughter is amazing and at the same time….fun! Oh, and did I mention Sunshine’s love interest Levi Ravinder?🔥🔥

There is romance and mystery. 

But it’s the humor that shines through this book. Careful if you are reading this book in public as you won’t be able to contain your laughter! Sunshine’s blind dates at the beginning of the book left me giggling remembering some of my own blind date disasters!😂

My only con was there seemed to be so much going on with different plot lines that I found myself lost at times.

Though book one of Darynda Jones’ series A Bad Day For Sunshine remains my favorite… this latest was a strong runner-up. Fingers crossed there will be a book three. Ummm…. Darynda? You are currently working on book three right!?

A buddy read with Susanne

Thank you to NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press for an ARC to read and review.

Susanne’s Review:

Sunshine & Auri Vicram are Back and that means it’s Time to Celebrate!

It’s also Time for Shenanigans, Sass, and Sweet Nothings!

In “A Good Day for Chardonnay” by Darynda Jones, Sheriff Sunshine Vicram has plenty to deal with, investigating crimes with her best friend and Chief Deputy Quincy.  Lately, the best and worst part for Sunshine is that both her past and her biggest case lead her back to one person: Levi Ravinder, the one man she can’t seem to forget. 

Auri wants to be just like her mom, and can’t help but get herself and a few of her friends into trouble when investigating what seems like a fairly straightforward case.  

For me, the best part about “A Good Day for Chardonnay” were the characters and their relationships.  I was rolling with laughter at the antics that ensued between these guys and loved the witty banter that was exchanged between Sunshine and her daughter Auri and Sunshine and her bestie, Quincy.  One scene between Sunshine and Quincy got me and got me good!  While I liked the romance between Sunshine and Levi, I was wholly unprepared for how quickly it transpired and found it to be a bit too steamy for my liking.  

All in all, I enjoyed this addition to the series, loved how it ended, and can’t wait for the next addition to the story.

A buddy read with Kaceey that we both enjoyed.

Thank you to NetGalley, St. Martin’s Press, and Darynda Jones for the arc.  

Review published on Goodreads, Netgalley, Twitter, and Instagram.

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