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The Guardian

(Mended Souls #1)

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  65 ratings  ·  39 reviews
Lucas Carmichael and Scott Anderson had it all, money, fame, and fortune. But one night's stupid mistake takes everything they thought they cherished and dumps it upside down. 
A car accident ends Lucas' life and leaves Scott injured and bitter. 
As the local ME, Tracy York, investigates the case, discrepancies begin to point to more than a simple drunk driving incident.
Kindle Edition, 226 pages
Published April 19th 2016
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May 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Guardian is the first book in a new paranormal series that grabbed my attention from the first page! The characters come to life and the plot is intriguing and keeps you turning the page. Ms. Biggar’s paranormal romance, featuring guardian angels has become an instant must read for me
Tracy York is a Cook County Medical examiner who is great at her job, but not so great with live relationships. She is assigned the case of a tragic auto accident that has killed a famous Hollywood bad boy, Lu
N.N. Light
I re-read this book and it's even more fabulous than when I first read it. Biggar has the uncanny ability to draw you into the story without you even realizing it. While it is paranormal, there is plenty of suspense, too. Brilliant and highly recommend!

My Rating: 5+ stars
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Robbie Cheadle
Dec 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I listened to the audio book of The Guardian: Mended Souls One. The reader, Daniel F. Purcell, has a pleasant voice and I enjoyed his reading of this story.

Tracy York, a medical examiner, is assigned to investigate the circumstances surrounding a horrific car accident in which three people have been killed.

The driver of one of the vehicles is a well-know celebrity, Lucas Carmichael, who has been enjoying a night out on the town with his best friend and fellow celebrity, Scott Anderson, and Scott
Bonnie Chiarillo
Oct 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Sad, sweet, inspiring book of hope, love, redemption maybe?
Becky Claxon
Jan 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I normally don’t read paranormal books, but this book was so good. It didn’t have a lot of paranormal, but enough to make it so interesting. I didn’t want to put the book down, because I wanted to see what happened next. It was interesting reading about Lucas and Mike in transition to heaven, their bitterness, and helping their loved ones still on earth. I loved that even though Scott was a movie star, he fell in love with the medical examiner Tracy. It got even more interesting when the acciden ...more
Jacqui Nelson
May 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The opening of this story is so gripping and heartbreaking that I couldn't stop reading. I had to find out what happened to Lucas, Scott and Natalya...and to Tracy, a Medical Examiner whose comfortable but bland workaholic life is never the same after fate brings a couple of super-famous movie stars to her morgue. Soon her life and her heart are in danger and so is everyone around her. Love the mix of paranormal and contemporary worlds where humans and angels, heroes and villains, friends and lo ...more
Lyn Ehley
May 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I saw the advertisement for Jacquie’s “first” foray in the paranormal genre and I wasn’t sure if I wanted to read it. But it intrigued me, so I bought the book and am so glad I did. Unlike her other books, this one involves life and death of celebrities and the people who are affected. The story is laced with mystery and murder and is one of those “couldn’t put it down” stories. The characters are from the hereafter and from the present as we know it. Murder, revenge, greed and grief all ring lo
Christine Hart
Apr 28, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Who wouldn't want to be swept off her feet by a movie star? And championed by a guardian angel? Sign me up! And like any great start to a series, the ending left me reaching for the next book. Highly recommended. ...more
Sheila Walker
Nov 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Scott Lucas & Scotts sister had it all fame and fortune until the car crash, Scott survived but Lucas Natalia and nearly all the family in the van they hit died. Tracy is the ME but she falls for the Hollywood star but doubts herself. Ray their manager got himself in a lot of trouble that only money could get him out of it, so he took matters into his own hands. This wasn't an accident it was murder. Lucas has a job to do now that he was an angel and it was hard God paired him with the man in th ...more
Gisela Crossley-zels
I listened to the audio and it was amazing. The story is compelling. It has your feelings going on a roller coaster from sadness through to happiness, with all the feelings in between. The author has with her clever writing the ability to draw you in to the story as if you were there to experience it all. I really recommend reading work from this author.
Vivian Byfield
Feb 12, 2017 rated it really liked it

I enjoyed this book, looking forward to reading the next in the series. It was enjoyable to appreciate a different slant on what happens when you die
3.5 stars - (review request submitted by the author for an honest critique)

They say the Lord works in mysterious ways and HE sure did in The Guardian. He partnered up Mike and Lucas who’s paths crossed one unfortunate night. A night filled with pain, heartache and lost lives.

When Mike visited his family and relived his final moments before the impact, I admit I cried. I pictured myself as Jules, chanting “I love you” to my family because I needed them to know, had to let them know, because t
Rebecca Austin
Jan 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: review-magic
Lucas Carmichael, Scott Anderson and Natalya Anderson are involved in a horrific car accident when Lucas ends up crashing into a family when he crosses over the center line. Scott is the only survivor from the car he is in and in the other car the driver and his wife's unborn baby do not survive.

As Lucas ends up in "transition" he is sent back as an angel to make something of his life and do right. Yet he is partnered up with a man bent on some vengeance. As Lucas struggles with doing the right
Apr 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ms Biggar has made a big splash here with her first paranormal romance. The book hooked me from the very start. Add some twists, turns, suspense and romance and you get one great read.

Lucas and Scott are lifelong friends that both make it big in world. They have it all, Good Looks, Money, Women, Fame yet sadly take life a little bit for granted. In one senseless accident, they lost it all. Lucas and Scott’s sister are killed and Scott end up in the hospital, hurt and alone trying to make sense o
Allyson Abu-Hajar
Sep 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received this book for free in exchange for a fair review.

Movie stars Lucas Carmichael and Scott Anderson are driving around taking Scott's baby sister, Natalya, showing her the sites. Suddenly, they are involved in a head-on collision with a family in a van. Next thing Lucas knows is he is waking up in the morgue, where Medical Examiner, Tracy York, and her co-worker are talking.

Lucas is having a flashback of the accident, and is drawn back to the present and upsets a tray of instruments, whe
Staci Troilo
Heart-Wrenching and Hopeful

I’ve read a handful of titles written by Jacquie Biggar in a few different genres, and one thing remains the same throughout—she doesn’t disappoint.

The Guardian absolutely doesn’t.

This novel plays the “what if” game and asks, “What if you’re the only survivor of a car crash that claims your sister and best friend—and your best friend comes back?”

No, this isn’t a weird Pet Sematary kind of thing. Lucas (the dead best friend) comes back in supernatural form. As an angel.
Sharon Grow
Apr 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Mystery with a touch of paranormal
I was VERY lucky to receive an advanced copy of The Guardian to review. I really enjoyed this first book in the “Mended Souls” series. There was a touch of paranormal, but just enough to add that little bit of extra interest to the book. Lucas Carmichael and Scott Anderson are longtime friends and Hollywood stars and are involved in a crash that kills Lucas and Scott’s sister Natalya. Scott survives the accident and is dealing with survivor’s guilt. He meets up with Cook County Medical Examiner ...more
Lucas and Scott are driving home from an afterparty to celebrate their latest movie release along with Scott's younger sister. The night ends in tragedy when their car drifts across the median, striking an oncoming vehicle head on. Lucas, Scott's sister, and the other driver are killed instantly.

Lucas wakes in the morgue only to discover he is dead. He meets God and is offered the opportunity to partner with an angry angel as penance for the fatal crash.

Meanwhile, Tracy, the local ME, starts rec
Jan 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Romace, suspence, heartache and nostalgia all rolled in one amazing book. Loved all the twists and different POVs included in this story, everything seemed to fit well and support the main plot. Lucas AKA angel in training, really got to me and I'm so looking forward to reading more about him.
After tragically loosing his best friend and sister in a car accident, Scott is left to pick up the pieces of his shattered life. Tracy's job as an ME has made her see things beyond ugly, but her current ca
Gina Smith
Apr 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An excellent book that will grab your attention from the opening page. Two young film stars and a sister are involved in a car accident. Lucas and Natalya, Scott's sister, were killed. Scott was left behind and is dealing with feelings of guilt. Tracy the medical examiner starts to be harassed. Why is someone trying to get to her? Meanwhile Lucas is stuck in the in between because it is his job to help lead Scott to figure out the truth behind what is going on. There is a bunch more going on in ...more
Isa LaCroqueuseDeLivres
***ARC kindly provided by the author, in exchange for an honest review***


Childhood friends enjoying the highs of fame and money…
One tragic car “accident”.
Lucas dies, Scott survives and deals with guilt and her sister death too…
A family is destroyed in the process…
Tracy is the medical examiner, and Scott and her fall in love.
Lucas is a guardian angel now, and soon we feel like there is more behind this car crash… and that someone is looking for revenge too…
And the ending… I don’t w
Apr 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: giveaways, reviews
This book is about Lucas, Scott, Nat and Tracy as the main characters with a few others thrown in. It is faced paced and keeps you wondering what the outcome is going to be. There is good and bad, happiness and sad moments and the writer does a good job of making you feel the characters emotions. There is some religion in the book but it didn't overpower the feeling of the story. The stories of love, family and what happens in the afterlife make you wonder.... Would like to read the next one to ...more
Susan Underbrink
Mar 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A big thanks to Jacquie for allowing me to read this in advance for an honest review.

This is actually my first book by Jacquie and its her first paranormal!! Great job..Starts off with a big bang and with twists and turns and even an angel or two involved. It is quite the read and ride. Tracy and Scott-its a fast connection and Tracy is probably rightly a bit paranoid as he is a famous star. Poor Lucas the angel-will he fall in the next book or prevail? Great read. Give it a try...

I really think
Gladys Mills
The Guardian. The Guardian. This book was interesting. I enjoyed the story of humans and angels interacting with the world. Scott and Tracey have a better connection with each other now that information has come forth about what happened at the accident. I can't wait to read more to find out what Mike plans to do with Natalya. Good read! I received a copy of the book from the author or publisher in exchange for my honest opinion or review of the book. ...more
Laverne Bellemare
Mar 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Lucas is one angel with attitude, he has no patience and if he doesn't watch his p's and q's the Lord will clip him upside the ear. His best friend Scott is dealing with his own losses when he comes to rescue of coroner Tracy. This story keeps you turning pages. I was given it as an arc, so glad as I thoroughly enjoyed it. ...more
Ethel Clow-Bowers
Omg!!!! I couldn't put this down!!!! But I need to know what does Mike have of his!!!!! This is going to drive me crazy. Extremely riviting read. The characters see. To come to life on the pages. I can feel what they feel. It's amazing how Jacquie is able to bring these characters to life.

I need to know when the next book will be here I have to know what Mike has!
Jan 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Lucas was dead and Scott hurt in a horrible road accident. Medical examiners targeted, a dog wounded, angels and a strong attraction between two of the protagonists added to this interesting and entertaining story where redemption was a must to move on. There were some emotional scenes, suspense, intrigue, violence, romance, sex and a not expected outcome that left me intrigued
Oct 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing

Oh my gosh. I can't decide whether to cry or laugh. This is a fantastic book that is both a tear jersey and a beautiful love story that makes you feel great. I would recommend it to anyone. I sure hope that Lucas gets his own story.
Nov 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc-s
Amazing story about fame, greed, love, forgiveness, redemption and apparently revenge as this book does end on a cliffhanger. Looking forward to seeing what happens between Luke and Mike in the next book.
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Jacquie Biggar is a USA Today bestselling author of romance who loves to write about tough, alpha males and strong, contemporary women willing to show their men that true power comes from love. She lives on Vancouver Island with her husband and loves to hear from readers all over the world!
In her own words:
“My name is Jacquie Biggar. When I'm not acting like a total klutz I am a wife, mother of on

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