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The Guardian (Mended Souls #1)

4.1  ·  Rating details ·  52 Ratings  ·  32 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
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
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
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.
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 i ...more
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 the
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
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
Yomari Suarez
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
Linda Levy
3.5. I want to say I enjoyed this but I hate cliffhangers.
I could not understand Mikes behaviour. It made me think he didn't deserve wings. I understand his anger but as a third party caused the crash what is his beef. He should have been angry at the one behind it all, not Lucas and definitely NOT Natalia.
I enjoyed the story between Scott and Tracy and little Dustin was so sweet.
Don't think I will be reading the next book.
N.N. Light
Lucas and Scott are childhood friends and mega-celebrities (think Matt Damon and Ben Affleck). They had everything in the world (money, fame, women, etc.) and yet in one act of stupidity, everything is stripped away. Lucas and Scott’s sister are dead while Scott is hospitalized and has never felt more alone.

Tracy York is your typical medical examiner and she shakes her head at the moronic behavior of the two Hollywood bad boys. Such a senseless act, innocent lives torn from loved ones, pressure
Mar 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
The premise is that a couple of free living movie stars have their lives changed forever when they are involved in a horrific car accident. One dies, Lucas Carmichael, and seeks redemption for his carelessness by vowing to help those he left behind.
Scott Anderson is lost and bitter without his best friend and blames himself for the accident. When the ME charged with investigating the case is harassed, Scott tries to help and finds himself caught up in a dangerous web of lies and deceit.
Cook Coun
Jeanie Jackson
The Guardian is an unexpected and fascinating beginning to what looks like it will be an awesome series. Although the romance seemed a little rushed, that may be because I rushed through the book to find out what happens. I was a little concerned going in knowing that at least one of the characters had died but Ms Biggar handled the death issue beautifully. This book was perfect for me because I am a fan of mystery, romance and a little paranormal and it is an awesome balance of all three. Buckl ...more
Candy Laine
Apr 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
Scott and Lucas had it all as Cine Stars, and then one fatal accident took it all away. Lucas is dead, Scott is badly injured and the Medical Examiner who is handling their case is being threatened. What is the secret that kills Tracy's ME partner? And if she discovers it, will she be the next to be hurt? Scott doesn't want anything happening to her, but there's a lot more at play. Including a Lucas with angel wings who's come back to protect him from danger. Then there is also the matter of the ...more
Wendy Barnes
Sep 16, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I got this book as a freebie from the author for a review.

I honestly think that this book was well written. I read it off and on in just a couple days. I enjoyed the characters and plot more than I thought I would as I typically don't read this type of book .
If you do like this genre then you will undoubtedly love it.
InD'tale Magazine

This is a fast-paced novel with a plethora of fascinating characters!

Read full review in the 2016 July/August issue of InD'tale Magazine.
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