Orbit Guard Assigned (Orbit Guard Romance Sci-Fi Series Book 2)
by F.E. Arliss on 2017-10-05
Orbit Guard Assigned
Johanna Van Heusen left South Africa, a supposedly apartheid-free South Africa, where prejudice still ignites hate crimes and women are still second-class citizens, in order to garner the respect she deserves, in the career she loves.
When the gregarious Major Bergstrom tries to approach her, she’d rather not give the gigantic bear of a man any room to enter her life. However, his ‘bigger than life’ personality and even bigger heart, complicate her ability to ignore him.
Plus, he’s got that very annoying trait of wanting to protect her from every little thing. Before she can even think about transferring onto another space cruiser, he’s made sure that she’s assigned as ‘acting engineer’ for his forward mission group, Tiger Guard.
She wants that job! And Major Bergstrom seems to want her!
Katyia Rustalov wants out of Moscow! She’s worked hard to escape her home town in Northwest Russia, where all the men smell like fish, machine grease, or are too drunk to see her for more than just a pretty face and a long set of shapely legs. In Moscow to train as a nurse, she finds things no better. Even working in a large, private hospital has her fighting off obnoxious men who think she’s for sale because it is her duty to care for them. Then there are the jealous wives and girlfriends, certain their men are eyeing her as their next conquest, they make her life a living hell.
Disgusted and in search of the respect she craves, Katyia signs a two-year contract to join Orbit Guard Command as one of the first woman medics in space. After her first forward mission and a harrowing hostage situation, she finds herself drawn to the enigmatic Major Donji. Could there really be such a thing as a trustworthy man?