Thursday, June 4, 2020

The Heart Of A Hero By Susan May Warren & Giveaway

The Heart of a Hero Blog + Review Tour 
Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for The Heart of a Hero by Susan May Warren, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! I received this book for review!


The Heart of a Hero by Susan May Warren Title: The Heart of a Hero
Series: Global Search and Rescue #2
Author: Susan May Warren
Publisher: Revell
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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My Review:

Is there anything Susan May Warren can't write about with incredible detail? The Heart of a Hero starts off right where The Way of the Brave ended. I was REALLY looking forward to book 2 throughout book 1. HA!

First, let's start with Jake. Do we, the readers, think it's possible for Jake to avoid near death experiences... ever? I mean, the story kicks off with one. lol For Pete's sake SMW, give the guy a break! This guy runs into danger without hesitation, which he sees as a bad thing, but he's the guy who has saved countless lives doing just that!

Then there's Aria. All she wants is a vacation. Well, doesn't want it, but agrees to it. But why should visiting the Florida Keys be any more more relaxing than Denali? Catastrophe seems to follow her everywhere, BUT she's got the skills people need right where she's at. Looks like she and Jake make an excellent pair.

This story invites us to meet Mimi who refuses to leave Key West along with her granddaughter Yola. Oh my gosh, Mimi is a hoot! Not just that, but she effuses wisdom. Yola is no nonsense and isn't leaving Mimi's side. We are also introduced to Angel who seems to be wandering aimlessly in life. You'll have to read the story to find out a few other characters who show up during the hurricane.

Meanwhile, when all of this is going on, we've got Ham scouring the globe to figure out what happened to Royal and any information about what happened to bring his daughter, Aggie into his life. This is a tormented guy who has no answers!

We also get a better glimpse into Jake's family and his sisters! There is a LOT going on with all of them and dare I hope they might get a spin off series? At least a couple? Selah and Ellie perhaps?! We also learn more about Jake's sister Hannah. I'm going to leave it at that because everything is explained in the story.

One of my favorite parts of Susan's stories is that she infuses Minnesota into them. Places I've been. She has a scene at the Mall of America. In a memory we visit the Minnesota State Fair (where you can get practically anything on a stick). The story starts out with Jake and Aggie on Lake Minnetonka and her description of steering and riding in a catamaran are so precise. I would swear that anything the author describes in any of her books, she has either gone above and beyond in her research or she has experienced them all and is an expert. Yes, her writing is that detailed that I feel like I'm getting a lesson on mountain climbing, sailing on a catamaran or weathering a hurricane.

Heck, even when Ham was in Russia I looked up the location on Google Maps just to see where he was! lol I didn't want to admit this, but I even wanted to search all of the places on Denali from The Way of the Brave because I became so fascinated by the story!

Oh, Susan May Warren, may you never stop writing and may I never stop reading your books! The relationships she creates in her stories leave me wanting more. The peril she imagines on the page leave my heart racing. And most importantly, the seamless way she infuses the truths of who God is and how the characters need Him in their lives make me reflect on my relationship with the Savior.

Impatiently waiting for book 3... and I can't wait to see where her next adventure takes us!


Susan May Warren 

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, and Novel.Academy, a school for aspiring novelists.

CONNECT WITH SUSAN: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram


(1) winner will receive a $25 Barnes and Noble gift card and a heart-shaped hematite necklace!

The Heart of a Hero JustRead Giveaway

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Anne Payne said...

Mimi, I enjoyed your review! The book is one I have on my wish list.

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