{epub pdf} A Bad Day for SunshineAuthor Darynda Jones – Carcier.co

Crazy Fun A Bad Day for Sunshine is part mystery, part family drama, and many parts wackadoodle The new sheriff of Del Sol, New Mexico, Sunshine Vicram, has her hands full her first day on the job a distraught woman drives her car into the police station, a prisoner has escaped from jail and is hiding out in Del Sol, and a 14 year old goes missing and leaves an eerie note behind detailing her demise To make things evenstressful, the Mayor is keeping an eye on Sunshine as her methods for Crazy Fun A Bad Day for Sunshine is part mystery, part family drama, and many parts wackadoodle The new sheriff of Del Sol, New Mexico, Sunshine Vicram, has her hands full her first day on the job a distraught woman drives her car into the police station, a prisoner has escaped from jail and is hiding out in Del Sol, and a 14 year old goes missing and leaves an eerie note behind detailing her demise To make things evenstressful, the Mayor is keeping an eye on Sunshine as her methods for winning the Sheriff s election were less than conventional.Sunshine is a single mom to 14 year old Auri The details surrounding Auri s creation are murky and become the secondary mystery of this story When Sunshine was in high school she was abducted and has no memory of the incident One of the reasons she moves back to Del Sol is to find and get revenge on the man who abducted her The narrative is split between Sunshine and Auri Auri s story revolves around the challenges of starting a new school, falling in love, as well as helping her mom solve the mystery behind the missing girl Her storyline has a bit of a YA feel While I am not a huge YA fan, Auri s character is endearing and made her narrative enjoyable to read Sunshine and Auri have a relationship I loved reading about They are both quick witted and intelligent Their interactions and banter reminded me of Lorelei and Rory Gil Girls but on crack Another thread involves Sunshine s attraction to reformed bad boy Levi these two have amazing chemistry and I can t wait to see how their relationship evolves in the next book.This is a fun, entertaining read that had me laughing out loud Similar to Jones Charley Davidson series, this book is filled with eccentric, sharp characters The difference is there are no paranormal elements at least not yet This book is quirky and strange It was a breath of fresh air It also has a lot of heart Sunshine and Auri s quick wit kept me on my toes, and the mystery behind Sunshine s abduction and subsequent pregnancy has me intrigued I absolutely adored this book and CANNOT wait to read the next book in the series I was lucky enough to win a copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway I was looking for a fast paced mystery, easy to listen to but with some interesting characters A Bad Day For Sunshine fit the bill.This is a lighter read for me but it was perfect as an audiobook Sunshine Vicram returns to Del Sol, New Mexico after her parents somehow got her elected sheriff Sunshine has a 14 y o daughter Auri and the book is told from Sunshine and Auri s point of view.Sunshine is a little unsure about her new job and her first day sure ends up to be an unexpected one She I was looking for a fast paced mystery, easy to listen to but with some interesting characters A Bad Day For Sunshine fit the bill.This is a lighter read for me but it was perfect as an audiobook Sunshine Vicram returns to Del Sol, New Mexico after her parents somehow got her elected sheriff Sunshine has a 14 y o daughter Auri and the book is told from Sunshine and Auri s point of view.Sunshine is a little unsure about her new job and her first day sure ends up to be an unexpected one She is just getting acquainted with her new staff which includes her long time best friend, Quincy, when some delicious muffins are delivered The staff is nervous, why Because something bad always seems to happen when they get muffins.Things quickly escalate as a distraught woman drives her car into the front window of the police office After settling down she admits that she is beside herself because her daughter is missing She also has a note that her daughter wrote predicting that she will die on her 15th birthday, which is just days away Sunshine and her team get on the case fast as there is little time to waste Before long we find that there are two teens missing and an escaped prisoner Wow this is one long day Along the way we have lots of romantic banter between Sunshine and an old flame that she left behind, Levi Ravinder The story does get a bit rom com for a while since it seems every man Sunshine meets is a sexy hunk, including the US Marshall who has come to help But behind the sometimes silly banter there is still a good mystery An unexpected snowstorm adds to the tension in the search for the missing teens They are now up against a timeline and a snowstorm in the mountains where they have to search.Auri has her own problems trying to fit in at her new school The banter between her and her mother kept me laughing many times In the end it is Auri who helps to solve the case.This isn t great literary fiction but it is fast paced, fun and quirky The characters are well developed and unique and I had a lot of fun with this book.I would recommend this if you are in the mood for an easy listen with mystery and fun thrown in This is one long laugh out loud blend of heady comic entertainment with crime fiction, the first in a new series by Darynda Jones set in Del Sol, New Mexico, a place that teems with the strange and the bizarre Sunshine Vicram has returned home with her beloved teenage daughter, Auri, after leaving a town where she experienced harrowing trauma She is not sure how this all happened, her parents are behind her election as sheriff, which means she will be working with her best childhood buddy, Dep This is one long laugh out loud blend of heady comic entertainment with crime fiction, the first in a new series by Darynda Jones set in Del Sol, New Mexico, a place that teems with the strange and the bizarre Sunshine Vicram has returned home with her beloved teenage daughter, Auri, after leaving a town where she experienced harrowing trauma She is not sure how this all happened, her parents are behind her election as sheriff, which means she will be working with her best childhood buddy, Deputy Quincy Cooper Her first day is one hell of an initiation, with a rooster, Puff Daddy, roaming free, resident local flasher Doug, a visit from Mayor Donna Lomas threatening to get to the bottom of her odd election as sheriff, an escaped fugitive at large, and a teenage girl, Sybil, has been abducted and the clock is ticking.Oh and Auri s first day at the local school is no piece of cake either as she is branded a narc and is the target of some mean teens, led by Lynelle, although there is the cool and edgy Cruz, who just can t keep his eyes off Auri Her hopes of meeting up with a girl, Sybil, she had met in the holidays crumbles to ashes when she becomes aware that Sybil has been kidnapped, and there is no way she is not going to investigate Sunny finds herself still carrying her childhood heart stopping attraction to Levi Ravinder, now running a successful corn whiskey distillery and the best tracker in town, skills needed when his autistic nephew, his sister Hailey s son, Jimmy, goes missing As Sunny finds family secrets spilling out, she turns to the Book Babes, a bookclub actually for gossip, socialising and drinking, for information, she finds herself surrounded by hot men, and puzzled why she cannot ever get hold of one Lieutenant Bobby Bo Britton This is my first read of Darynda Jones, and I had a whale of a time acquainting myself with Sunny, Auri and the entire town of Del Sol with its quirky eccentric residents This is a great novel to read if you are feeling even a hint of the blues and in need of a lift The mother daughter relationship of Sunny and Auri is a joy to behold, particularly as Sunny becomes aware of just how much Auri knows about her past All in all, this is kooky, fun and entertaining crime fiction and for sure I will be returning to this series Many thanks to St Martin s Press for an ARC 4.25 A positively refreshing read Just exactly what I needed Listen up partner, there s a new sheriff in town Sunshine Vicram has returned to her hometown, with her 14 year old daughter Auri in tow Somewhat stunned, Sunshine has just been elected the new Sheriff for Del Sol New Mexico She s clueless how this happened, given the fact she never actually entered the race It s her first day on the job, and thanks to some cursed blueberry muffins she has her first case A missing teen who warn 4.25 A positively refreshing read Just exactly what I needed Listen up partner, there s a new sheriff in town Sunshine Vicram has returned to her hometown, with her 14 year old daughter Auri in tow Somewhat stunned, Sunshine has just been elected the new Sheriff for Del Sol New Mexico She s clueless how this happened, given the fact she never actually entered the race It s her first day on the job, and thanks to some cursed blueberry muffins she has her first case A missing teen who warned everyone she ll die on her fifteenth birthday With only a few days left before the girls birthday, Sunshine has her back against the wall, with precious time ticking away Can she find her before it s too late Will this journey lead her to unlocking some of her own secrets from the past The witty banter between Sunshine and her daughter will keep a big grin on your face from cover to cover I was smiling and giggling throughout.This book was so much fun A thoroughly delightful read For those looking for a light mystery crime novel that will lift your spirits and keep you smiling, saddle up and follow along with Sheriff Sunshine I cannot wait to see what Ms Jones comes up with next I believe this is just the beginning to what will be an extraordinary new series A buddy read with Susanne that we both enjoyed and kept us laughing throughout Thank you to NetGalley, St Martin s Press and Darynda Jones for an ARC to read and review I was a big fan of this author s Charley Davidson series which was straight up urban fantasy Now she s begun a new one featuring gasp humans Yep, not a demon, ghoul or God in sight Turns out she can also write entertaining mysteries featuring normal people Wait.I may be using that term loosely.Del Sol, New Mexico has always attracted the artistic, odd eccentric It s the type of close knit community where everyone s on a first name basis, even with the resident flasher that would be Do I was a big fan of this author s Charley Davidson series which was straight up urban fantasy Now she s begun a new one featuring gasp humans Yep, not a demon, ghoul or God in sight Turns out she can also write entertaining mysteries featuring normal people Wait.I may be using that term loosely.Del Sol, New Mexico has always attracted the artistic, odd eccentric It s the type of close knit community where everyone s on a first name basis, even with the resident flasher that would be Doug It can be hard to keep a secret But there s one in particular that Sunshine Sunny Vicram would love to uncover.Sunny grew up here but left after a horrible event that changed her life Now she s back with 14 year old daughter Auri in tow She just got elected as the new sheriff which is great But also a little confusing as she never applied for the job Huh probably best to just go with it.Her first day reunites her with childhood BF Quincy, now her deputy he brings her up to speed on current cases Just the usual.they need to convince Doug to take a day off someone has kidnapped Puff Daddy, a much loved rooster.Meanwhile, Auri is trying to survive the hazing ritual that comes with being the new girl at school A pack of mean girls have her in their sights Then things go from bad to worse when the one friend she made during the summer disappears.So much for easing into the job Sunny her team have a serious case to crack And before it s over, she ll discover some startling information about the event that made her leave town.I ll come clean admit the first couple of chapters had me worried One of the things I ve always enjoyed about Jones writing is her snarky sense of humour but initially I found it laid on a bit thick If every second line is a zinger, it can be hard to find the story Fortunately, this soon settled down so I could appreciate the witty dialogue truly funny situations that are interspersed withdramatic scenes.From then on it became an entertaining fast paced read We learn Sunny s history the lingering effects of what she endured The search for the teenager triggers memories of a time when she was another missing girl But on the upside, her return also gives her a chance to reconnect with her parents, neighbours, Quincy one Levi Ravinder Oh, didn t I mentioned him He s a handsome, enigmatic guy who once knew Sunny well is it hot in here feels hot in here fans face All I ll say is I m definitely looking forward to seeing how that develops.The crimes, high school drama appearance of dangerous muffins ensures you ll keep turning the pages but it s the characters that hold it all together Quincy in particular is a hoot I loved the relationship between Sunny Auri You have to appreciate a mother who counsels her daughter to think WWLSD when faced with a tough situation These people may have their quirks but there is genuine warmth between them a sense they ll always have each other s back There are a couple of running gags that pop up at the strangest times that always made me laugh I really enjoyed this happily, the ending makes it clear there is muchto come While waiting for book 2, please join me in sending our thoughts prayers to Puff Daddy Love love love Full review Sunshine Vicram is the new sheriff in her hometown of Del Sol, only she didn t run for election Thank goodness she has a law enforcement background She has a teen daughter named Auri, with whom she engages in witty and just plain adorable banter throughout the book LOVE She also has a best friend named Quincy, who is a deputy under her and pretty adorable himself along with their banter There s another mysterious guy from her past, a rooster named Love love love Full review Sunshine Vicram is the new sheriff in her hometown of Del Sol, only she didn t run for election Thank goodness she has a law enforcement background She has a teen daughter named Auri, with whom she engages in witty and just plain adorable banter throughout the book LOVE She also has a best friend named Quincy, who is a deputy under her and pretty adorable himself along with their banter There s another mysterious guy from her past, a rooster named Puff Daddy, and several other townspeople you just have to meet and fall in love with, too In a nutshell, at its heart, the characters shine, including Sunshine herself.Then, there s the investigations two missing teenagers and an escaped prisoner as well as the stolen rooster, Puff Daddy, and Sunny s abduction from when she was a teenager You read that right She is now trying to solve the crime committed against her years ago There are some touches of humor, high readability so easy , incredibly lovable characters, and overall, this book is so uniquely its own I ve read nothing like it The best news of all It s a series, sowill be coming Darynda Jones is some kind of magic, and I ll be delving into her other books while I wait for 2 I received a gifted copy All opinions are my own Earlier review Oh my gosh Everyone has told me this, but I am late to the game Darynda Jones books are some kind of magic Easy to read, full of twists and turns, characters I completely adored from the start More thoughts to come, and I m so grateful she has a backlist with an entire series I can read while I wait for the next one of these to come out I received a gifted copy All opinions are my own.Many of my reviews can also be found on my blog www.jennifertarheelreader.com and instagram www.instagram.com tarheelreader 4.5 stars A Bad Day for Sunshine is a fun, slightly wacky mystery with a great set of characters I can t wait to see again Although it s the last thing she really wanted to do, Sunshine Vicram returns to her crazy hometown of Del Sol, New Mexico with her teenage daughter, Auri, in tow She didn t have much of a choice, really, because her parents somehow got her elected sheriff, which doesn t sit too well with the mayor or the incumbent she defeated, since Sunshine never actually expressed i 4.5 stars A Bad Day for Sunshine is a fun, slightly wacky mystery with a great set of characters I can t wait to see again Although it s the last thing she really wanted to do, Sunshine Vicram returns to her crazy hometown of Del Sol, New Mexico with her teenage daughter, Auri, in tow She didn t have much of a choice, really, because her parents somehow got her elected sheriff, which doesn t sit too well with the mayor or the incumbent she defeated, since Sunshine never actually expressed interest in being sheriff in the first place.She figures the sheriff gig can t be all that bad, so she ll stick around long enough to find those responsible for the reason she left town years ago And apart from two neighbors fighting over a rooster named Puff Daddy, all is calm for a few minutes Then a friend of her mother s sends over a basket of her famous muffins and all hell breaks loose This apparently happens every time Ruby sends muffins The next thing Sun knows, a teenage girl has been abducted, a fugitive is on the loose, a boy with autism is lost in the snowy mountains, and Auri is getting seriously bullied at her new high school.Sun is going to have to confront some painful memories, some truths will need to be revealed, and she ll come face to face with the boy who broke her heart who turned into a man who is as sexy as hell, whose family can t stand Sun, to put it mildly She s never quite been able to get him out of her system, family hatred or not Oh, and she has a bunch of crimes to solve I really enjoyed this book These characters were so much fun and there s still so much history between them that Darynda Jones hasn t even touched on, so I can t wait for what she ll put in a second book.At times the book got a tiny bit too silly for me there s humor and then there s farce One recurring joke, while it all revealed itself in the end to be for a purpose, annoyed me a bit But in the end, this is a fun book with a badass female character I loved and one I ll eagerly await the chance to see again.Check out my list of the best books I read in 2019 at Check out my list of the best books of the decade at all of my reviews at itseithersadnessoreuphoria.blogspot.com.Follow me on Instagram at Move over Charley Davidson there s a new sheriff in town and her name is Sunshine Wow this was fun Darynda Jones is the queen when it comes to spinning stories filled with Snark, humor, banter, quirky characters, and hot men I was a huge fan of the Charley Davidson series and sad to see it end, but I think I found a new favorite Sunshine Vicram has returned to small town Del Sol, New Mexico She is the newly elected Sheriff and that is slightly problematic seeing though she didn t even run Move over Charley Davidson there s a new sheriff in town and her name is Sunshine Wow this was fun Darynda Jones is the queen when it comes to spinning stories filled with Snark, humor, banter, quirky characters, and hot men I was a huge fan of the Charley Davidson series and sad to see it end, but I think I found a new favorite Sunshine Vicram has returned to small town Del Sol, New Mexico She is the newly elected Sheriff and that is slightly problematic seeing though she didn t even run for the position But Sunshine is a big girl now, it is time to face her past and what could possibly go wrong in this sleepy small town Loved Sunshine She was smart, strong, savvy, and sassy She is also a single mother to 14 year old Aury Aury was a tremendously likable character as well definitely her mother s daughter, but perhaps with a littlecommon sense and tact I loved how we got both of these characters perspectives, really giving the story a refreshing feel And ladies there are some men in this book that will give Reyes a run for his money Sunshine s BFF and new coworker Quincy as well as her long lost crush Levi Aury also gets her very own crush in a young sweet mysterious boy named Cruise A kidnapping, an escaped prisoner, missing pieces of the past, secrets, attraction, laughs, and heart And oh yeah, a cliffhanger that will leave you wantingMy only complaint the second book isnt already out.This book in emojis Big thank you to St Martin s Press for my gifted copy of this book All opinions are my own hours,minutes Sheriff Sunshine Vicram finds her cup o joe than half full when the small village of Del Sol, New Mexico, becomes the center of national attention for a kidnapper on the looseDel 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 This is another book that immediately grabbed me Like with the first paragraph Sunshine Vicram is the new sheriff of a town even the locals call The Psych Ward A town that heldsecrets than a politician s wife Oh, and that sheriff position She won, even though she never entered the race Meanwhile, Sun s daughter, Aurora, is not having an easy time adjusting to her new school The popular kids have it in for her This is a fairly lighthearted book There s great banter, wild escapa This is another book that immediately grabbed me Like with the first paragraph Sunshine Vicram is the new sheriff of a town even the locals call The Psych Ward A town that heldsecrets than a politician s wife Oh, and that sheriff position She won, even though she never entered the race Meanwhile, Sun s daughter, Aurora, is not having an easy time adjusting to her new school The popular kids have it in for her This is a fairly lighthearted book There s great banter, wild escapades, and hunky men of all ages There s a missing teenager and an escaped prisoner And the police blotter excerpts and signs at the beginning of each chapter are just spot on perfect This book is the perfect escape from these trying times It even manages to be a decent mystery Consider it a quirky cozy mystery It highlights the importance of good friends and loving family with lots of love to go around It ends with a hell of a cliff hanger, so there better be a book two My thanks to netgalley and St Martin s Press for an advance copy of this book