Thursday, June 4, 2020

Book Review & Giveaway: The Heart of a Hero by Susan May Warren

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!


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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The Heart of a Hero by Susan May Warren captured my interest immediately with the tension between Aria and Jake. As I read, I didn’t want to put the book down. The action, bravery, and romantic suspense combined to form a gripping storyline. Being from Florida and having lived through multiple hurricanes, I deeply identified with this book. I could visualize the author’s descriptions of the water, the sound, and the damage caused by the powerful storm.

I also enjoyed the characters in The Heart of a Hero. I admired how Aria struggled through her issues and came into her own as she embraced her talents, worth, and identity. Despite the external drama of a raging hurricane, plenty of introspective moments made for good character development. Jake had his own issues to work through and overcome, but Aria was the one I felt invested in as a reader. I absolutely loved Mimi and her wisdom.

The Heart of a Hero by Susan May Warren is a keeper for my bookshelf and I plan to binge-read the entire series in the future when all the books are published. The Heart of a Hero stands as the second installment in the Global Search and Rescue series. Although some background on Jake and Aria’s relationship is given, I do recommend reading the novels in order as their previous interactions critically affect their relationship in this novel.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I was provided a copy of this book by the author or publisher. All opinions in this review are my own.


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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  1. I'm looking forward to reading this whole series! They sound great!

    1. I totally want to do a binge-read on them all once they are all out!