Galactic Search and Rescue by Carol Van Natta
When an earthquake shakes up a nearby world, can two star-crossed rescuers save an entire community… and each other?
Experienced rescuer Subcaptain Taz Correa hides her wounded heart. A telekinetic tech-whiz recently transferred to the worst Galactic Search and Rescue unit in the galaxy, she’d hoped after her string of epically bad breakups she’d have a fresh start. But when she can’t fight her feelings for her new teammate, she’s terrified her secret affection will show and cost both their careers.
Subcaptain Rylando Dalroinn’s telepathic connection to animals used to be everything. But he has no idea how to admit his growing attraction to Taz, especially as it’s completely against the rules. And when they’re sent as a team of two to help a devastated town, he knows he can’t afford to let his heart’s desire distract him from their dangerous mission.
As Taz works with Rylando and his unusual squad of trained animal helpers to free a desperate group of citizens, she puts her life on the line to protect her partner’s beloved creatures. But when Rylando realizes the people he’s rescuing are more than just innocent victims, he’ll have to throw out the rulebook to save them both.
Can love—and a clever crew of animals—guide the couple out of the rubble and into a future together?
Action / Adventure Biopunk / Genetic Engineering Friends to Lovers Humans In Space M / F Military / Spies / Soldiers / Mercenaries / Assassins / Prison Slow Burn Space Opera Super Humans / Psi Powers / Shifters