Delighted to welcome another author to the Cafe & Bookstore. The recently published The Beast Within: Mended Souls – Book Two by USA Today Bestselling Author Jacquie Biggar. Can two displaced angels save a woman from the clutches of a vicious psychopath? The book is set on Vancouver Island the home of the author.
When Julie Crenshaw is offered a news reporter’s job on beautiful Vancouver Island she didn’t expect to land in the crosshairs of a serial killer.
Connor O’Rourke has seen his share of human depravities during his fourteen years as a homicide detective, but is still sickened by the murderer terrorizing his island shores.
And threatening his key witness.
As the stakes rise, can two people get a second chance at love?
Or will a killer become the winner?
The most recent review for the book.
I have been looking forward to reading and reviewing this second book in the Mended Souls series. THE BEAST WITHIN by Jacquie Biggar did not disappoint! These books are a great blend of contemporary romance with added suspense and the paranormal element of guardian angels that have ties to the main characters.
Julie Crenshaw has made the move to Vancouver from Chicago with her two boys to help move on after the deadly accident a year ago that killed her husband and unborn daughter. It has been a difficult adjustment for them all, but at times she feels Mike is there to help her get through her toughest days, and he is watching over them.
One morning as she is out jogging, she stumbles across a severed foot inside of a sneaker. She reports her find and meets Detective Connor O’ Rourke, who is working similar cases attributed to The ABC Killer. Julie cannot get the detective off her mind and is surprised that she is finally attracted sexually to a man besides her deceased husband, but that cannot interfere with her job as a reporter for the local news to look into the murders.
Detective Connor O’Rourke is struck by the strength and not just the beauty of Julie to survive her past trauma. He is also worried about her safety since her find on the beach and her continued investigation into the killings. Julie takes his advice and sends her boys to visit their grandparents in Chicago. The sexual tension comes to a head and both Julie and Connor have to decide if they can have more than just a sexual relationship and build a future together. What neither of them realize is that they both know the killer and he already has plans for Julie.
Interwoven between the main romance plot, guardian angels Lucas and Mike are still both working to watch over those they loved before they died. They also are still working towards the forgiveness necessary to move on instead of the hate, blame and suffering after the accident that killed them both.
I loved this book as much as the first in this series. Ms. Biggar’s characters come to life emotionally in scenes that move you in every way. The second chance at love, the letting go of previous love lost, forgiveness and understanding. Both plotlines intertwine into a moving read that has me anxiously awaiting the next book!
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Mended Souls Book 1 – The Guardian.
The Guardian is one of the strangest books I’ve ever read. It all begins with a wreck…or does it. One could say it began long before that. However, the wreck creates repercussions beyond imagination that will continue into book 2 as well.
Two vehicles crash, leaving a man dead in one, and a young woman and her older brother dead in the other. The now dead older brother has a funny sense of humor, even when he wakes up in the Medical Examiner’s room. Good news! There is an afterlife and Lucas gets some really large pigeon wings.
The reason why I’m so cheery about this, is because despite all the violence, the story is mostly about forgiveness and second chances at love…for those still living. That would be Scott and the female medical examiner, Tracy.
But there remains at the end of this story, two problems, one living, one dead, so be warned of a late night cliff hanger. Still, this story was properly wrapped up except for one strand that heads off to book two with you.
I enjoyed the story and give it a 4.5 rounding to 5
Also by Jacquie Biggar
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About Jacquie Biggar
Jacquie Biggar is a USA TODAY bestselling author of Romantic Suspense who loves to write about tough, alpha males who know what they want. That is until they’re gob-smacked by heroines who are strong, contemporary women willing to show them what they really need is love. She is the author of the popular Wounded Hearts series and has just started a new series in paranormal suspense, Mended Souls. She has also contributed to several successful anthologies.
She has been blessed with a long, happy marriage and enjoys writing romance novels that end with happily-ever-afters.
Jacquie lives in paradise along the west coast of Canada with her family and loves reading, writing, and flower gardening. She swears she can’t function without coffee, preferably at the beach with her sweetheart. 🙂
Free reads, excerpts, author news, and contests can be found on her web site: http://jacqbiggar.com
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Thanks for dropping in to meet Jacquie and it would be great if could share her work around the Internet..
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