Wednesday 30 November 2022

A Good Day for Chardonnay - Book Review


A Good Day for Chardonnay (Sunshine Vicram #2)
by Darynda Jones

What is it about:
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.

What did I think of it:
I enjoyed the first book, so immediately ordered the second book after finishing A Bad Day for Sunshine, but it ended up a TBR Orphan if only by a few days before I picked it up.

And this is another very enjoyable read with the same problem as the first book: Levi.

I can't remember reading and finishing a book with a love interest as skeevy and annoying as Pervy Levi. If I didn't enjoy everything else so much I'd have tossed this book. (And don't let me get started on the retconning in this book of an infuriating scene from the first book.)

Levi aside this book was a fun and entertaining read. Even with my misgivings on how all this will turn out where the romance is concerned, I know I'll be getting the next book, because I want more on all the other characters in this series.

Why should you read it:
It's mostly fun and entertaining

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