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(Constellation #1)

4.53  ·  Rating details ·  96 ratings  ·  54 reviews
She's intelligent, beautiful, and emotionally numb.
He's older, sophisticated, and harboring secrets.

Up-and-coming executive, Kathleen Brighton is ready to launch her family's firm into the next level of success. Polished and professional on the outside, Kathleen's personal life is a source of constant struggle and letdown. But after one night alone with Jack Evans, her sex
Paperback, 386 pages
Published October 20th 2016 by Enchanted Publications
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Ellen ✦ Book Bellas ✦
This book is a very engaging and emotional story that centers around Kathleen and Jack, co-workers who are romantically involved. The story starts off with a bang and launches right into the lives of these two and their families. If you are a fan of more mature romances, then this book is for you! Jack is a single dad, whose ex-wife moved across the country after their divorce. Kathleen works in her family's company along with Jack, and has some serious emotional baggage.

The author drew me righ
Aug 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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One of the most authentic and engaging books I've ever read. The tender moments are realistic and genuine, and the tension made me squirmy. It reads like dream and is so true, you'd swear it's autobiographical. (It isn't). Constellation is a strong and emotional story. I was blown away, (and cried for three chapters in a row). ...more
Oct 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
As I start reading, I feel a real connection to the female character. She is absorbed in her own world. I can relate.The questions in her mind, the anxiety, the fear of rejection, the uncertainty, acknowledgement, something she is still fighting for. The need to safely control her life. She’s been through some hard tests.

Until one Friday.

The power that was given to another person, in an instance, yet minutes ago was a lot more intimate and now, a doubt. A big wall of silence surrounded her. One
Dec 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
I can't wait to see, what's next for these two!!!


P.S. Have i ever told you how much i hate cliffhanger endings???
Oct 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Emotional Stars! Kathleen is divorced, with demons in her past and she is an executive in her family's business. Jack is recently divorced with a child who is now working in Kathleen's firm. Jack and Kathleen have an instant attraction and end up acting on it one evening. Then something devastating happens and this puts a strain on their relationship. Will this end her relationship or can they be what the other so desperately needs? I enjoyed this book and found myself engaged from the start ...more
Karen Komarinski
Oct 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Constellation is an amazing story, you are captivated with Jack and Kathleen when you read the first on the first page; you emotionally vested no turning back. I found myself talking back to Kathleen and Jack, telling them to communicate with one another and at times yelling at Kathleen to stop letting her mind and fear lead her astray. Their connection is strong and you will be rooting for them all the way. This is a romance story like you never read before and it's author is brilliant, very ho ...more
Nancee Cain
Oct 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book. Where to begin? It is the perfect story with characters so well developed I felt like I knew them personally. The plot kept me guessing and trying to figure out the characters kept me guessing. This book had all the feels and ended with me wanting more. Luckily, it's the first book in a trilogy. If I could give more than five stars, I would. This story will haunt me. It needs more than 5 stars. It needs the entire Milky Way! ...more
Dec 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I was immediately impressed with the descriptive qualities of the book, Jennifer goes into insane detail about the characters and the setting so that you feel like you are there. The book also starts out in an intriguing way, one that makes you wonder just where the story will take you.

Kathleen isn’t the warm and fuzzy type, which makes her a perfect match for the warm and fuzzy Jack, who is kinda perfect. Expect that he has a daughter, but at least his ex-wife lives on the other side of the cou
Louise White
Nov 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
Wow, what an emotionally charged story!

It took me a while to get into the storyline but once I did I was hooked. Kathleen has a traumatic past which has resulted in a difficult relationship with her father. After sleeping with a divorced colleague, her perception of family is transformed, forming a bond with Jack's daughter and seeing how a father-daughter relationship should be. Just as Kathleen thinks that her life is falling into place then disaster happens, she questions everything she know
Dec 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What a great read! Just when I think I had figured out the path it was going to take, I was mistaken. And delightfully so! I laughed and even shed a few tears. I love to be emotionally invested in the characters in books, this was most definitely one of them! Can't wait to read more!! ...more
Jan 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
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A cleverly written and captivating tale... I thoroughly enjoyed it & can't wait to read more... bravo Jenn loved it ...more
Oct 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Jack and Kathleen are beautiful, sexy and a bit raw emotionally. You will want to cheer them on.
Oct 19, 2016 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

This is beautifully written and I don't want to detract from that. I just felt like it was leading up to more that wasn't shared. Hopefully book 2 will reveal all.

Kathleen is getting ready to taker over her families marketing firm. She has issues with her past and with her father, But the new employee, Jack proves to be a welcome distraction. But because of her past she is determined to guard her heat.

Jack, too, has a troubled past, an ex-wife and daughter. But his attraction to Kathlee
Angie Cody
Oct 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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From the beginning Jennifer had me absolutely hooked. The very first scene we are put right in the middle of a situation and it just makes you think and wonder. Your brain feels like it might explode because you want to know what's happening. THAT makes for a great book, THAT makes you want to keep reading. She did such a good job of enticing her reader with this one. From the very beginning I was going to beg for more, I need to know what going on and where the story was going to take us.

Now I'
Oct 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
This ended up being a lot different then I originally thought it would be, but that isn't necessarily a bad thing because the story was interesting and I wanted to keep reading till I finished it. This is a more mature romance then I usually read, and I can appreciate that the characters have a sense of maturity that is often lacking in other romances. Kathleen and Jack are co-workers, and have recently connected romantically. There are definitely some steamy sex scenes and intense moments betwe ...more
Oct 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed reading about Jack and Kathleen because their romance and lives can be as real as the ones of a normal person. Their love story can grow up on you so easily and you will fall in love with them and their confessions. They build mutual trust and a big event happens in their lives that tests their union. But my dear Jennifer knows how to keep us waiting and the grace of her writing makes you feel the same that her main characters are feeling. Plus, she shows you how certain family dynamic ...more
Jamie  Zishka
Oct 19, 2016 rated it liked it
Constellation is the first book in the Constellation series. I would give this book a 3.5 stars and recommend to others. This story was written very well and had a great story line but I felt even though yes it is a the first book that it should have had something more at the end, not sure what but I felt like I was missing something to keep me hanging on until the next book comes out. I hope the next book in the series will give me all that I am hoping for. With that said this is the first book ...more
Feb 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
GAH I'm so not a cliffhanger girl...but this story grabbed me from the start and now and so desperately need to read more. Kathleen had been working in the family business for many years now and was doing well for herself. She got along with everyone, except the one person that she should have been. To say her and her father Robert had a rocky relationship would be an understatement, all she can remember that even growing up they were never close, of course she does know why but has never felt t ...more
Effie Kammenou
Jul 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
From the first chapter I was intrigued and engrossed in Constellation by Jennifer Locklear. Kathleen has just woken up from an unexpected night of passion with her newly divorced colleague. After an emotionally and sexually charged night, she was confused by Jack’s disturbing morning behavior. He completely ignored her, leaving her to wonder if she should stay or slink out quietly.

So what’s the big deal? Just another first chapter with a jerk, who only wanted a one night stand. But that wasn’t
Rumer Haven
Oct 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I was incredibly sucked into this story and tremendously moved by its characters. The author approaches heavy subjects with such maturity and delicacy, and I appreciate the realism. Kathleen's inner reflections ring so true to the insecurities one has when dating someone new, particularly someone who’s somewhat inaccessible. Jack’s already negotiating emotional baggage that he has to carry for both himself and his daughter, so throwing Kathleen into the mix certainly complicates things. Yet thou ...more
Feb 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I Finished another round with Constellation and am finally getting a chance to review. I have been stretching it and am in high anticipation for the ongoing tale in this trilogy Jennifer Locklear. Remembering when you teased the first 4 chapters to me years ago now and truly diving into writing it. Thank you for including Argyle and Iris in the acknowledgment. I Love You Doppelgänger!
The start was a mirror for me in style to our shared love of SR, and I was drawn into the story and mystery of i
Maria Vickers
Oct 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Let me first give you a warning about Constellation by Jennifer Locklear: CLIFFHANGER! Not only that, but you are left wanting more and I need the next book asap.

Kathleen's professional life is going great, and she is working to make her firm even bigger, but her personal life isn't as stellar. She is insecure and would rather not get involved than to get her heart broken. Jack changes everything.

Jack moved there believing he would be making a better life for his family, but his wife decided i
Steph's Romance Book Talk
I had to think about this review before writing and filming it because I was thrown a major curve ball with this story and I am still trying to work it out in my head.

The story starts with Kathleen waking up in Jack's bed....
Jack is a coworker who has a daughter...
Kathleen feels awkward and emotional...
Then enter Robert, whom I spent half of the book trying for figure out how he connected.....

So I will stop there and just finish by saying, I was all in by the middle then I was flipped on end
Dec 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This was my first read by Jennifer Locklear and I've got to say, she has blown me away!

Constellation was one of those books that I just couldn't put down! Sleep could wait, I needed all the words.

Kathleen Brighton is a successful, smart and sexy business woman who finds herself in tangles with her newest colleague, Jack Evans. Jack makes her feel things that she isn't sure she's ready to feel. He has her ready to strip herself and expose her soul.

Caught under the thumb of her jerk of a father,
Joyce Pennington
Oct 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What a fantastic and well written read by Author Jennifer Locklear. This story is so true to life and believable, these characters could easily be a neighbor or a family member that is how realistic Jennifer's story telling is. Her descriptive detailing is outstanding making this story flow with ease.
Jack Evans and Kathleen Brighton are determined to make this relationship between them strong and everlasting, however fate has thrown them a series of curveballs. Can their love survive a domineer
Amber - TBR Book Blog
Oct 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Kathleen is successful, smart, beautiful but her personal life is in shambles. And then she meets and has a relationship with Jack. Jack teaches Kathleen all about how a father and daughter should act, which is completely different than how Kathleen and her father do. But Jack has his own problems going on.

This book kept me guessing and just when I thought everything was going great, something would knock it sideways. This was an amazing story that does end on a bit of a cliffhanger. So I'm dyi
Dec 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
An excellent First Solo Novel for Jennifer. Complex characters and excellent story line.
I look forward to reading more form her.
5 ugly cried stars
(in a good way)
Things in our past reflect in our futures .
Andrea Davidson
Mar 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love to read, but it's been a long time since a story affected me so emotionally. I finished the book in tears....I felt really conected to the characters and can't wait for the next book! I really want to see them get their happily ever after. ...more
Michelle Veccia Klimovich
Nov 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
Dec 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
When I decided to read this book, I imagined I would be reading another contemporary romance as a bit of lightness. 
However, Constellation is so much more. From the very beginning I was hooked on the story of Jack and Kathleen. Why? Because the characters feel real. Like real people, in real life - Kathleen's insecurity when she first gets together with Jack, a mature man juggling life as a single father, with the complications of introducing a love interest to his daughter. 
Kathleen's relatio ...more
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Jennifer Locklear writes the “wildly erotic” Constellation series and lives on the beautiful Oregon Coast, with her high school sweetheart, husband and writing partner, Morgan Locklear.

Their debut novel, Exposure, is distributed by Simon & Schuster.

She is the mother of two children - a son and a daughter. She is also caregiver for her mother and the family’s 12-year-old cat. During the day, she wo

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