Welcome to the Blog Tour and Giveaway for The Heart of a Hero by Susan May Warren, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
ABOUT THE BOOKTitle: The Heart of a Hero
Series: Global Search and Rescue #2
Author: Susan May Warren
Release Date: June 2, 2020
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Jake Silver may not be able to put the memories of his time as a sniper and Navy SEAL behind him, but at least he can put his skills to use as a part of the Jones Inc. rescue team. Saving the life of pediatric heart surgeon Dr. Aria Sinclair on Denali helped too. But now he can't get her out of his head. Aria has dedicated her life to helping children born with defective hearts. After all, she was one of those children. Driven to succeed, she lives a lonely, stressful life. One she would have lost on Denali if it hadn't been for Jake. Jake is exciting and handsome, but he's also dangerous, and she's already lost one person she loves. She can't bear it again.
It's not until she finds herself trapped in the middle of a Category 4 hurricane that she can admit she needs Jake desperately. With their very survival in the balance, can they hope for a second chance at life . . . and love?
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Review: Picking up just one week after the events of the previous book in the series, The Way of the Brave, The Heart of a Hero follows Jake and Aria as they are pushed to their limits and their skills challenged by the devastation of a Category 4 hurricane on a populated island.
I loved how this book digs deeper into who Jake and Aria are beneath all the layers, beyond who others perceive them as well as the pressures and standards that they hold for themselves. Jake has a reputation as something of a player, but under it all he is a courageous and honorable man, I admired how he was ready to jump into the fray and do what needed to be done. Aria is cautious, yet has been walking more on the wild side in recent years, I loved her passion for serving others.
I also liked how we get to see a different side of Ham, as he is faced with life changing revelations, we see a softer side of him. I am figuratively dying to read his story! We also meet Mimi and Yola who are fantastic friends to Aria and Jake, I loved Mimi's steady faith and words of encouragement.
This author never disappoints, I haven't ever read a book by her that I don't like, and this one is no exception. Jake and Aria are thrust into the heart of a natural disaster, and I liked how they come to trust one another and how they both grow over the course of the book. There is a lot going on, with one thing after another, making this book pretty much impossible to put down. A fast paced, tension fraught read, with fantastic protagonists that I couldn't help but cheer for all the way through. Would definitely recommend reading The Way of the Brave first as Jake and Aria's story starts there, and reading it before this one adds a lot more context. Highly recommend this series.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Susan May Warren is the USA Today bestselling, Christy and RITA award-winning novelist of over sixty-five novels. An eight-time Christy award finalist, a three-time RITA Finalist, she’s also a multi-winner of the Inspirational Readers Choice award, and the ACFW Carol Award.
A seasoned women’s events speaker, she’s a popular writing teacher at conferences around the nation and the author of the beginning writer’s workbook: The Story Equation. She is also the founder of MyBookTherapy.com, and Novel.Academy, a school for aspiring novelists.
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(1) winner will receive a $25 Barnes and Noble gift card and a heart-shaped hematite necklace!
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