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From the New York Times best-selling author Darynda Jones comes the second novel in her laugh-out-loud Sunshine Vicram mystery series, A Good Day for Chardonnay.

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 easygoing day. You know, the kind that starts with coffee and a donut (or three) and ends with takeout 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 that 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.

A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Press

©2021 Darynda Jones (P)2021 Macmillan Audio

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Loved!

A bar fight gone bad. A hunt for a killer. A pesky crush that Sunshinep just can't shake. A sneaky raccoon and tenacious teens. Dangerous Daughters. Darynda Jones has a way of luring you in and making you never want to leave. I can't wait to see what comes next

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Pornography is offensive!

I loved it, UNTIL a very graphic, descriptive sex scene was introduced towards the end of the book. I look for books to enjoy. I don't want to be given a visual of someone else's sexual encounters! I won't be ordering from this author again.

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Awesome

I love Darynda Jones books. I have all her first series in hard cover. This one has captured all the hilarity and joy of the first. Thx.

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Feel let down

Loved the book but feel empty by the ending. Ribbed from the very thing I was waiting for Levi’s reaction. Two books many months and I’m let down

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Totally Enjoyable!

This was a fun book! I really like Sheriff Sunshine. The non-stop action was very good. For such a smart child though it was annoying that Ari kept getting herself and her friends into trouble. Over and over!! Maybe its just the parent in me being judgemental. Lol. Terrific narration.

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Then the sex ruined the family setting why?

Then the sex ruined the family setting why?
It was already such a good story and then the description of so graphic.
Warning would of been good

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Spoiler Alert

love these characters. love the humor and the seriousness. but a cliffhanger, give me a completed book!!!!! VERY VERY disappointed in the ending!!!!!!!! Unless you've got the next book in the series at the publishers, complete the one that's printed.

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Sunshine is awesome!

omg i love Sunshine, and the whole wacky group! The ending just conformed what I thought!

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Every day is a great day for Darynda Jones!

once again.. books I cannot put down and am left needing so much more!

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Doesn’t Deliver

I really liked the first book and was looking forward to the second. Unfortunately this book does not deliver on the first book’s promise. The story continues with a new story and some of the mysteries of the first book but the whole thing becomes overblown. The new storyline gets resolved but the book continues for several more chapters. It starts to feel like 2 separate books.
SPOILER ALERT: First of all, one of the best characters who played a huge part in book number one is almost never mentioned in book number two. What happened to the deputy sniper? Secondly what was with the explicit sex scene? While there was fun sexual tension throughout the both books, having a graphic sex scene at the end of the book 2 really came out of nowhere. I like hot romance but it needs to fit the style of the book. This did not fit book 1 or book 2. Third there were to many convenient endings to several storylines. Characters who are built up as villains in both books suddenly had hearts of gold and were working to the good of the community behind the scenes. It was all a misunderstanding? What?
Bottom line, the story just became too long with too many extraneous characters and too many plot lines. Usually I don’t want books to end but this book felt like it would never end. Very disappointing.
(I also agree with several of the reviews regarding the daughter.)