Ever since finishing The Way of the Brave, the first book in Susan May Warren’s Global Search and Rescue series, I’ve been anxiously awaiting the second installment. The Heart of a Hero follows pediatric cardio surgeon Dr. Aria Sinclair to Key West, Florida on what should be a vacation. Away from the loss of a patient. Away from the trauma she faced in Alaska (in The Way of the Brave). And especially away from Jake Sinclair
Jake Sinclair can’t get Aria out of his head. He knows he messed up with how he left things with her in Alaska. So, when he learns a hurricane is headed for Key West and Aria is directly in its path, he boards the next plane to Miami. He’s a SEAL, a rescuer, and has no problem running straight into danger. Especially to save someone he cares about.
I love Susan May Warren’s writing! She has an amazing way of drawing the reader into the story. Of keeping the suspense high, not just with action, but with the tension between the two main characters. The Heart of a Hero is no different. And while the place between the middle and the ramp up to the ending uncharacteristically lulled a bit, I still desperately wanted to know how things would work out between Aria and Jake.
What also struck me most while reading The Heart of a Hero was how much it felt like I was weathering the hurricane with them. The building of the storm, the danger, the winds, the water. It was truly masterful writing. And, the characters have many layers to them, especially Jake.
I enjoyed The Heart of a Hero for so many reasons. The one downside is you should read The Way of the Brave before you read The Heart of a Hero or it will feel like your’re missing a chunk of the story (because you are). However, it’s not really a downside because The Way of the Brave is a phenomenal story, too! The trilogy concludes with Ham’s story (who you will especially get to know in The Heart of a Hero) and I can’t wait!
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