HEARD (Breaking Free #3)
An Omegaverse Story
by A.M. Arthur
NOTE: This is a non-shifter Omegaverse story with alpha/omega/beta dynamics, heats, knotting, and mpreg. In this world, omegas are second-class citizens with few civil rights and almost no protections under the law. Trigger warnings for physical, emotional, and sexual abuse.
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4 of 5 Stars
Karter and Jax’s story was so unique. In this third book of the series, the Omegas have continued momentum to obtain equal rights in this Alpha’s world. Karter’s views on Omegas are changing as he find his mate. A twist, there is an unusual age difference (Omega’s usually mate very young) between them and Jax has been mates before.
As Jax is mute, they learn to communicate in different ways and it adds a level of intimacy because Karter quickly adapts to his mate’s way of communicating.
It was a sweet, wonderful story. Many of the series open issues were resolved in this book, but there is room for more stories. Love this world and would like to see Omegas gain equal rights formally.
The parallels between this “world”, male only, and the struggles we still see in our society – a patriarchal society where the “strongest” make the rules and those who give birth have less rights and value – is not subtle. We, as these Omegas, need to continue our course for full equality and respect for our differences.
A sweet, sweet story. Very romantic.
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About the Author
A.M. Arthur was born and raised in the same kind of small town that she likes to write about, a stone’s throw from both beach resorts and generational farmland. She’s been creating stories in her head since she was a child and scribbling them down nearly as long, in a losing battle to make the fictional voices stop. She credits an early fascination with male friendships (bromance hadn’t been coined yet back then) and “The Young Riders” with her later discovery of and subsequent love affair with m/m romance stories.
An avid reader of het romance, her first foray into reading published m/m romance (slash fanfic doesn’t count) is thanks to a Dear Author review of K.A. Mitchell’s CHASING SMOKE. After devouring K.A.’s existing backlist, she dove headfirst into other authors. While she prefers contemporary, she’ll occasionally sample an historical or SFF m/m romance.
A.M. wrote her first m/m stories in the guise of Kish fanfic (the Kyle/Fish romance from cancelled soap opera “One Life to Live.” As her stories were met with more and more positive feedback, A.M. was inspired to try her hand at creating original m/m romance. And the rest is history.
When not exorcising the voices in her head, she toils away in a retail job that tests her patience and gives her lots of story fodder. She can also be found in her kitchen, pretending she’s an amateur chef and trying to not poison herself or others with her cuisine experiments.
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