The Heart of a Hero – Susan May Warren – Global Search and Rescue #2 – Revell – Published 2 June 2020




Rescuing Aria Sinclair is just what former SEAL Jake Silver needs in order to redeem his past mistakes. Keeping her distance from Jake is what Aria needs to protect her heart. As a hurricane turns paradise into peril, they must save themselves and others in this story of second chances and survival–and the cost of both.

My thoughts

Heart of a Hero is the second book in the Global Search and Rescue series. This book has one disaster after another, as the characters are pushed to their limits (again) and face the truth behind God’s sovereignty, accepting forgiveness and maybe even a romantic future.

We met Aria and Jake in book one of the series as they climbed, fell off and then were rescued off Mt Denali. Now, Aria has been forced to take a vacation by her boss, this time in Florida, and she’s pointedly ignoring what happened between her and Jake. Jake wants nothing more than to chase Aria down and convince her they could be together, but he’s not sure she should want him, especially knowing the secrets and bodies his past hides. When a category 5 hurricane bears down on Florida, Jake jumps on a plane to go and help Aria, but they will have to rescue each other many times over before the storm is done.

I think I’ve said in a review before that I love reading Susan May Warren’s books but I am rather glad I’m not one of her characters. They seem to have to face an endless stream of disasters where everything that could go wrong does. But it doesn’t feel overly dramatised. It kind of feels like real life at the moment. And if anyone could survive a tropical storm and everything that follows, it would be Jake (former SEAL and genuine good guy) and Aria (doctor, trauma and heart specialist). But the events of this book push them both to the edge and they have no choice but to rely on each other and God.

This book has so much to love about it. Jake and Aria’s story began in book one, so it’s best if you read the series in chronological order. And Ham’s story, which will feature in book three is started in this book with some dramatic circumstances and a jaw dropping ending.

With an enigmatic team of characters and some wonderful, heart-wrenching scenes of soul bearing, Heart of a Hero is a romantic and thrilling book.

The publishers provided an advanced readers copy of this book for reviewing purposes. All opinions are my own.

More information

Category: Adult fiction

Genre: Christian Suspense.

Themes: Romance, natural disasters, SEALS, military, heart transplants, Florida, hurricanes, doctors,

Published: 2 June 2020 by Revell.

Format: Hardcover, paperback, ebook. 368 pages.

ISBN: 9780800738709

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