The Heart of a Hero
Series: Global Search and Rescue #2
Published by Revell
Publication Date June 2, 2020
Genres: Christian Fiction, Suspense, Clean Romance
Setting: Florida Contemporary
Main Character Ages: 25-34
Written for: Adults
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?
I received a complimentary copy of this book. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.
Also in this series: The Way of the Brave, The Price of Valor
Aria lived her life in order to repay her twin sister’s gift to her – her heart. She always felt that Kia was the brave one, the one who lived big while she was the practical one who merely watched others live their lives. Whenever Aria showed bravery, she attributed it to Kia’s heart. . .
Jake had the heart of a hero – he couldn’t help but step in and rescue those in trouble. Yet he was certainly a wounded hero, suffering from guilt and nightmares for the things he saw and did in Afghanistan. He felt that he needed to atone for his mistakes.
Both Jake and Aria needed to understand grace. To realize that there is no way to earn it – by its very definition a gift is undeserved. Forgiveness freely given at the cost of sacrifice.
As these two weathered the hurricane called Lucy surrounded by those they had rescued, they fought multiple storms as Aria worked to save the lives of the people left on Key West medically while Jake attempted to keep everyone safe from those seeking to harm them. Susan May Warren described the hurricane vividly and realistically, making me feel as if I was there.
Other stories intertwined with Jake and Aria’s story as presented here. Characters and mysteries from not only the first book in the Global Search and Rescue series but also from The Montana Marshalls are woven throughout. There was one part in the story where a character was referenced and it seemed like I should have known his backstory. But I couldn’t remember who he was. It didn’t necessarily affect my understanding of what was happening but I was a little frustrated, feeling like there should have been at least a hint of who he was and how he tied in.
If you enjoy high adventure and suspense, Heart of a Hero is a book you won’t want to miss. The events in this story take place concurrently with those in The Montana Marshalls and I recommend reading those stories before these so you can better understand what is going on with the investigation Ham is doing here. And be ready for the conclusion to this series October, 2020!