Wednesday, December 21, 2022

#MacmillanAudio review of A Hard Day for a Hangover by Darynda Jones

Today I'm reviewing the (hopefully not) finale of Darynda Jones' Sunshine Vicram series, A Hard Day for a Hangover. A little bird told me it's the last one but the ending gives me hope for more. Whichever way it goes it was FANTASTIC!

Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Release Date: 12-06-2022
Length: 10hours & 32minutes
Sunshine Vicram #3
Source: Publisher for Review
Buy It: Audible/Chirpbooks



A Library Reads Pick

The blockbuster conclusion to the bestselling Sunshine Vicram trilogy

"Laugh-out-loud funny, intensely suspenseful, page-turning fun." ―New York Times bestselling author Allison Brennan

Some people greet the day with open arms. Sheriff Sunshine Vicram would rather give it a hearty shove and get back into bed, because there’s just too much going on right now. There’s a series of women going missing, and Sunny feels powerless to stop it. There’s her persistent and awesomely-rebellious daughter Auri, who’s out to singlehandedly become Del Sol’s youngest and fiercest investigator. And then there’s drama with Levi Ravinder―the guy she’s loved and lusted after for years. The guy who might just be her one and only. The guy who comes from a family of disingenuous vipers looking to oust him―and Sunshine―for good.

Like we said, the new day can take a hike.

Compulsively readable, laugh-out-loud funny, and brimming with big-hearted characters, A Hard Day for a Hangover will have readers cheering to the very last page."Fans will be delighted." -Publishers Weekly

My Macmillan Audio review:

A Hard Day for a Hangover
Sunshine Vicram #3
Darynda Jones


It’s hard to be sad for the finale of this series when the last book is just as good if not better than the first and there’s always re-reading the series, but gosh just when readers can’t get enough of Sunshine Vicram and her gutsy, quirky crew of characters it’s The End! But what an ending, readers will finally get closure into many of the previous mysteries in the series as well as being front and center for another totally new whodunit to solve as well. Then let’s talk about the drama, usually drama is a turnoff but in this case it’s an equal measure of eye-rolling, belly-laughing and OMGing that just so happens to be the life and times of Sunshine Vicram. Then there’s Sun’s teenaged/avenger daughter, Auri, who try as she might usually puts her foot in it before she turns it around and saves the day and will have readers nail-biting attention until the end. Then Sun’s parents have to be mentioned as well as the other totally unforgettable cast of costars like Sun’s bestie since childhood Quincy Cooper, and of course the eye candy who is Levi Ravinder. It’s hard to imagine that Darynda can outdo herself after this series, but then she’s done it before so Ms. Jones bring us the next best thing!

Lorelei King’s narration is the best way to experience this book and this series, she is the PERFECT Sunshine and gives a really good performance for all the other characters as well including the male voices. But what’s the best is her ability to put the right emotion in the right place making the listening audience either roll on the floor laughing, rolling their eyes or biting their nails. Brava!

Sunshine Vicram’s had some really bad days since she was roped into being sheriff of Del Sol, New Mexico but she’s about reached her limit. Not only is she facing some serious sheriff stuff with missing young women. Then her teenaged daughter Auri’s rebel with a cause phase where she’s trying to be SuperGirl but seems to fall out of the sky more often then not. But also there’s the little problem with Levi Ravinder the man she’s loved since she was a teen and who she just learned and confessed to him that he’s Auri’s dad and instead of embracing paternity he’s decided to ghost her. And if that’s not enough she’s got issues with the secret society that actually runs the town. No wonder she tried to drown her sorrows in a bottle, but now it’s daylight and she’s got to sober up and face her life, like it or not. Good thing her team in the Sheriff’s department including her bestie are all professionals; well sometimes.

About the author:
NYTimes and USA Today Bestselling Author Darynda Jones has won numerous awards for her work, including a prestigious RITA, a Golden Heart, and a Daphne du Maurier, and her books have been translated into 17 languages. As a born storyteller, Darynda grew up spinning tales of dashing damsels and heroes in distress for any unfortunate soul who happened by, certain they went away the better for it. She penned the international bestselling Charley Davidson series and is currently working on several beloved projects, most notably the Sunshine Vicram Mystery Series with St. Martin's Press and the Betwixt and Between Series of paranormal women's fiction. She lives in the Land of Enchantment, also known as New Mexico, with her husband and two beautiful sons, the Mighty, Mighty Jones Boys.

Click HERE to read one of the more popular short stories by Darynda called The Monster:


  1. Happy holidays. Regine

  2. I want it now! Loved the first two books. Can't get the paperback from the Book depository yet anyway and hasn't appeared on Audible. I think though when ( not if) I do a reread of this series it will be by auido.

    1. Oh it was so good Kathryn and i'm not a re-reader but I would these

  3. I loved this one, too. I'm holding out for some follow up novellas in the series like she did for the Charley Davidson series when it finished.

    1. ooh see I'm a new fan of hers so that is good to know Sophia Rose