Hero of my Heart (The McRaes Series, Book 5 - Will) by Teresa Hill
(Warning: Amanda's story is not an easy one. It includes sexual violence and gun/school violence. Deciding to include those elements in her story was not easy for me. Amanda's a teacher, a brave one who finds herself in a terrible situation. Will is the kind of guy you want by your side when everything goes bad. I tell stories like this because I believe life is sometimes awful, and the important thing is how we survive and move past those things. That's what I hope you'll see in Amanda's story.)
Taken hostage while teaching abroad, Amanda Warren was convinced she was going to die until U.S. Navy SEAL Will Gerard charged in to rescue her. Now she wonders if she'll ever feel safe and whole again.
Her injuries left her with few memories of her ordeal, except the fear. Striving to heal, she's driven to find Will and ask him for help once again-and discovers there's something familiar and reassuring about him.
While Amanda considers him her hero, Will tells himself he was just doing his job-to save her, then forget about her. But he admires her courage, wants her to feel safe in his arms. It's up to Amanda to convince Will that he is her hero, the hero of her heart.
THE McRAES, in series order:
Edge of Heaven
Bed of Lies
Five Days Grace
Hero of My Heart
OTHER TITLES by Teresa Hill
Unbreak My Heart