A Hard Day for a Hangover by Darynda Jones

December 6th, 2022 Kimberly Review 19 Comments

6th Dec

A Hard Day for a Hangover by Darynda Jones is the third novel and conclusion of the Sunshine Vicram trilogy. Romance, humor, suspense and a mystery await you. It was bittersweet and even though I pine for more, Jones delivered a blockbuster conclusion with plenty of fireworks.

A Hard Day for a Hangover by Darynda Jones
A Hard Day for a Hangover
by Darynda Jones
Series: Sunshine Vicram #3
Genres: Mystery
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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.

The blockbuster conclusion to the bestselling Sunshine Vicram trilogy, A Hard Day for a Hangover will have readers laughing and cheering to the very last page.


The Sunshine Vicram trilogy was a blast from beginning to end. I am so sad to see it end. I loved getting to know Sunshine, her daughter, and Levi Ravinder. Secondary characters from her parents to townsfolk rounded out this trilogy and made me feel a part of the small town whose body count is a tad higher than one would prefer… LOL

Sunshine has her hands full. She is dealing with an unconscious girl, theft and an escaped prisoner. Not to mention worrying about Levi killing his uncle. Then there is the romance and telling Auri about her birth and father. Eep!

The perfectly paced suspense/mystery thread with plenty of twists as even Auri finds herself in the crosshairs of a shooter is perfectly paired with the family drama, side stores and swoony second chance romance.

While each book has a case to solve, I recommend reading/listening to the trilogy in the order of its release. The overall story arc, relationships and small-town antics will be lost reading out of order. Don’t cheat yourself. On the plus side, if you haven’t started, you are in for a treat and can binge from beginning to end.

Jones makes you want to pack up and move to Arizona. She’ll have you joining the local sheriff’s office despite the raccoons. I am hoping we revisit and get Auri and Quincy’s story one day. That girl is going places if she doesn’t give her family a heart attack first!

A wonderful, satisfying conclusion that closed threads and left me smiling. The possibility for more stories is there, and I’d be first in line to read them. Perfect for fans of romantic suspense, small-towns, and mysteries.

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About Darynda Jones

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. As a born storyteller, she grew up spinning tales of dashing damsels and heroes in distress for any unfortunate soul who happened by, annoying man and beast alike. She currently has two series with St. Martin's Press, the Charley Davidson Series and the Darklight Trilogy. Darynda lives in the Land of Enchantment, also known as New Mexico, with her husband of more than 25 years and two beautiful sons, the Mighty, Mighty Jones Boys.

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Kimberly is a coffee loving book addict who reads and listens to fictional stories in all genres. Whovian, Ravenclaw, Howler and proud Nonna. She owns and manages Caffeinated PR. The coffee is always on and she is ready to chat. Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

19 Responses to “A Hard Day for a Hangover by Darynda Jones”

  1. Carla

    I am sad to hear that this one ends a trilogy. I have enjoyed the first two and am glad the over reaching stories come to a satisfying conclusion. I need to get this in the queue. Wonderful review, Kimberly.

  2. Wendy

    I’ve heard fantastic things about this series. It’s on my TBR. It looks like I have to move this up!

  3. Sophia Rose

    I thought this trilogy ended on the highest of high notes. So much was going on and loose, but she tied it all off so well.