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Jackrabbit Junction Jitters (Jackrabbit Junction #2)

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  1,445 Ratings  ·  96 Reviews
The dusty pit-stop of Jackrabbit Junction, Arizona is rampant with jitters, and not just the pre-marital kind. Claire is back, blowing in with a monsoon storm on her heels and raining trouble throughout the cactus-filled valley. A burglar is on the loose and she wastes no time forming suspicions, but her usual suspects are temporarily off the hook when a treasure hunt side ...more
Nook, 386 pages
Published July 10th 2012 (first published July 3rd 2012)
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Jul 17, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: srp2014
The Great Jackalope Stampede is the third book in the Jackrabbit Junction series, and as a third book it ups the stakes in the mystery and expands the cast of characters.

If you’ve been following along, we have the series star Claire up to her regular hijinks. Claire is one of those women who has studied a lot, but doesn’t have much to show for it in terms of actual university degrees or gainful employment. What she does have is a varied skill set that is quite useful for the mysteries she finds
Oct 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arizona
Although Arizona has never been my home state, it is one of my favorite states to visit and the setting for Jackrabbit Junction Jitters the second book of this series. Claire is back and knee deep in a new mystery with the break-in, her Grandpa's upcoming wedding to Ruby and her acidic mother arriving to stir everyone up until her misery is spread to one and all.

Claire finds a stick figure and sandal she is sure is an artifact, plus a human hand in Joe's hidden safe. She finds a poem about treas
Jun 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. I love Ann Charles. I love the Deadwood series and the Jackrabbit Junction stories. There were only two problems I had with this book. First, the minor one, is that it took Claire and Joe til almost midway in the book to have a little satisfying interlude moments. And the bigger problem, this book ended.

I love the whole cast of zany characters. Claire's sister was fun from the moment we meet her and I'm sure all readers will be just as annoyed by "mom" Deborah as I was. This
Jul 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
Every one of her books is better than the last. I love the unforced humor, romance and the twists and turns. Keep them coming, Ann! I am saving the 5th star for your next book, because I know I will love it too. Can't wait to meet Ronnie,lol!
Jun 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow ,Fun fun fun

Wow , these stories are such fun reads and Clair and her family are like a train wreck of fun fun fun , along with mystery, murder and mayhem , and the writing is just fantastically great !!
Oct 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great read!

A family full of "drama" that just keeps you laughing. A mystery that unfolds later by later with twists and turns. So fun with a perfect reveal and resolution of all the layers!
Sandy Quinn
Feb 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Enjoyable, light reading. Too much descriptive sex for my taste, though.
PJ Lea
Feb 28, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Very funny story. The characters are all a bit crazy, though the descriptions of the heat explain why. Great mystery.
Diana Biggs
Oct 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Not deep literature, but a fun read. Enjoy the setting - I love Arizona & the old mines.
Lisa Caudill
Feb 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is engaging and enjoyable to say the least...the characters are warm and inviting and you quickly come to love them...I could not put this book down and finished in one was a keeper!
Douglas Cook
May 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
This second book in the series is twice the fun, as Claire's sister [and mother] come to visit the RV Park.

First paragraphs
Chapter One Wednesday, August 11th Jackrabbit Junction, Arizona Sometimes life tossed Claire Morgan a bone— other days it walloped her upside the head with it. Today was turning into a real knockout, the flat tire on the old Ford pickup the final bonk on her noggin. Claire dragged her ass out of the passenger side of the truck, joining   her grandfather who stood grimacing a
Cheryl Landmark
I’m not sure I enjoyed this second book as much as the first, but it still had enough humour, hijinks and mayhem to make reading it fun.

The characters were all zany, crazy and quirky, especially Manny and Chester, two over-sexed teenagers residing in seniors’ bodies, who boasted constantly of their sexual prowess and conquests. Like teenagers, I’m sure many of those conquests were just in their minds and not actual fact, but it was entertaining listening to the two old codgers nevertheless.

I’m n
Jun 16, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, srp2014
This 2nd book in the Jackrabbit Junction series is firing on all cylinders and expands the cast of characters. We have the same fun crowd as before with Claire, Harley and his besties (my favorite is Manny), Ruby, her daughter Jess, and Mac. Add to the mix Claire’s mother Deborah, her younger sister Kate and the very hot bar owner Butch, and things in the Junction just got jittery.

They mystery is less mysterious this time around, but that’s only because it relies again on the misdeeds of Ruby’s
Claire helps out at an RV ranch as her grandfather prepares to marry the proprietor, Ruby. An attempted robbery leads her on a treasure hunt. Such is exacerbated by the arrival of her boy-crazy sister and her overly critical mother (the latter of whom is convinced her future stepmother is a gold digger), Ruby's 15-year-old daughter who is intent on leaving Arizona for Ohio, some mysterious fellows, and questionable ownership of a mine. Although I liked this book okay, the pace in the beginning w ...more
Dotti Elrick
Aug 16, 2012 rated it liked it
This is book two in the Jackrabbit Junction Mystery series. Once again Claire is back in Jackrabbit Junction to watch the R.V. park while her grandfather, Harley goes on his honeymoon with the parks owner Ruby. Claire will be watching the park and the owners sassy 16 year old daughter Jess. Mac is slated to join her but Claire is not sure where she and Mac stand. They've been living together in Tuscon for four months now. And Mac has said the "L" word. And that has Claire freaking out and wantin ...more
Jun 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery, romance, humor
Ann Charles creates worlds that would be stressful and frustrating if not for looking through the prism of absurdity. How we see the constantly over-flowing toilet can either be awful or hilarious. With Ms. Charles charming eye for humor and playfulness we (the audience) are always laughing with her as hijinks ensue and more trouble in on the way. I love Ms. Charles' heroines, especially Claire. She is curious, capable, interested and interesting. She is in her 30's, she doesn't have a flawless ...more
Jan 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is the second book in the Jackrabbit Junction Mystery series by Ann Charles. This book is set several months after the first book, with Clair Morgan returning to the Dancing Winnebagos RV Park to stay while her grandfather, Harley and Ruby, the owner of the RV park are getting married and to run things while they are away on their honeymoon.

In this book we are introduced to Claire's mother, Deborah, and her sister Kate. The book changes POV between Claire, Kate & Mac, Claire's boyfrien
Linda Baker
Jul 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle
The second book in Ann Charles' Jackrabbit Junction Series is as much fun as the first, Dance of the Winnebagos. Claire is back in Jackrabbit Junction because her Gramps is marrying Ruby. It should be a happy time, but her mother, Deborah (Mommy Dearest), has come as well and is determined to stop the wedding at any cost. We get to meet Claire's sister Kate. Kate is a schoolteacher who has secretly quit her job, and under her polish is someone almost as zany as Claire. To add to the stress, comm ...more
Jan 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
Ann Charles keeps outdoing herself. She has created a cast of characters to rival her Deadwood series. And I love those guys! I enjoyed this book more than the first one in this series. I will not make the mistake of reading her series back-to-back. I was confusing the Deadwood characters with this cast thru the entire first book in the Jackrabbit series. I became too distracted and undoubtably missed many key elemants to the story. I became lost at times and didn't enjoy #1 as much as #2.
But I
Apr 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed the story. It may have been easier to jump in at the beginning if i would have read book 1 first. I loved Clair. She reminds me of myself at times. Deborah would have been run off from day 1 if it were my mother. What a nosy busy body she is. Jess is the typical pain in the back-side teen. She doesn't know when to listen or button the lips.
Even though it seems more and more of today's family's are like Claire's, constantly bickering, nagging or being a smart mouth, i feel it was a bit
Jan 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Rv parks can be fun

This story keeps you guessing from start to finish. Claire manages to get into more trouble in a few days than most people have in their whole lives. A Rv part in arizona that somehow seems to cater to the older crowd brings together a diverse group of people. We have a mom and a teenage daughter that own the Rv park, the geriatric bunch, a granddaughter and when Harley and Ruby get together the rest of their families just seem to come along. Claire manages to fall for Ruby's
Kristy McCaffrey
May 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
In this second installment of Claire and Mac's romance, we meet Claire's sister Kate and her mother, a well-meaning but obnoxious woman. All the well-loved characters from Book One are back as well. Claire is trying to juggle everyone's high emotions as her grandfather prepares to get married while also trying to solve a mystery surrounding a mine and a skeleton hand she discovers. As her sister pursues a romance with Butch -- the local bartender -- Claire attempts to quiet her own jitters over ...more
Jun 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, 2013
#2 is the Jackrabbit Juniction series is just as great as the first. Claire Morgan is back in Jackrabbit Junction for the wedding of her grandfather to the owner of the RV park, Ruby. Unfortunately, things aren't going all that well for Claire. Her relationship with Mac has hit a slippery slope (for her) and to make matters worse, her sister is coming to the wedding...and is bringing her mother! Add to that someone suing to take one of Ruby's mines, her sister's penchant for lying and getting in ...more
Harold Shaver
Jul 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance-mystery
Even for an old retired person like myself life has a way of cutting into my reading time or I would have finished this hilariously entertaining second installment of the Jackrabbit Junction series many days sooner. Claire, Mac, Harley et. al. are up to their eyebrows in still another mystery surrounding the nefarious Joe Martino's ill gotten gains. Joined this time around by Claire's sister Kate and their mother Deborah, who is determined to nix Harley's wedding to Ruby. The usual mayhem ensues ...more
P.A. Wilson
May 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I read the first book in the series and went looking for more. This is one of those series that follows a family through different romantic story lines. What makes this one different is that – at least so far – the first romance is still an ongoing story in the other books.

Well written and kookie.

I like this series and plan to read more of her books. If you like sassy heroines with crazy families, check this one out.
Tammy Kenney
Fun read. A bit long but well edited. I love the characters in this series although Jess is a brat and Claire's mother is a nightmare. Hopefully Jess isn't as annoying in the next one as she seems to be growing up a bit. Gramps & his 2 friends, Manny & Chester, make me laugh. I will continue to read these.
A.B. Shepherd
Jun 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is book 2 in the Jackrabbit Junction Mystery series and I found it more enjoyable than book 1.

We are now more familiar with the characters and they feel like they are part of our crazy family, not just Claire's.

Ann Charles lives up to her reputation of quirky characters, humor, steaminess, and tons of mystery with this one. Lots of fun here.
Aug 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Ann Charles is just too damn cute. I really enjoyed this book. I loved the witty quips and the developed twisting plot line. Again, finally a book where the author took her time to tell the story!! Thank you Ann!!! I think I liked this book more than the first in the series. It was a fun ride. I recommend it.
Aug 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Hilarious, chaotic, surprising. Jackrabbit Junction Jitters is all these things. I frequently found myself laughing out loud at the shenannigans, banter and characters. And the mystery kept me guessing. Loved the book and am on the lookout for the ebook version of Dance of the Winnebagos. Highly recommended as this book is not to be missed.
Jul 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
In this 2nd Jackrabbit Junction book, Ann Charles continues to entertain her readers with funny characters, great dialog, mystery and romance. I love the expressions she throws in and the silly situations Claire finds herself in. If you're tired of regular romance novels, give any of Ann's books a try, I think you'll be very happy you did.
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Nearly Departed in Deadwood, the 2010 Daphne du Maurier Award Winner and a 2011 RWA Golden Heart Award Winner.
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Jackrabbit Junction (5 books)
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