Monday, September 25, 2017

Saved by A.M. Arthur


He didn’t want an alpha to save him, but fate had other ideas…

Braun Etting was raised to know his place as an omega by his alpha father’s cruel words and fast fists, and he expects nothing but violence from the alpha who may one day mate him. His older brother Kell mated a cruel alpha who abuses him daily, and Braun is terrified of that seemingly inevitable future. When Braun’s father dies in a car crash, leaving Braun an orphan, he’s sent to a halfway house for omegas. But on his fourth night there, he witnesses a horrifying crime that sends him fleeing to the streets alone—and edging into his first heat.

Tarek Bloom is settled in his workaholic, single lifestyle, even if it is somewhat embarrassing to be a twenty-eight year-old unmated alpha. He enjoys his job as a constable, helping people and solving problems, so he isn’t prepared for his life to flip upside-down when he walks into his beta friend Dex’s apartment to help with “a problem.”

The problem turns out to be an unmated, nearly in-heat omega orphan who Dex and his husband rescued off the street last night. The even bigger problem is that Tarek feels the mating bond for this terrified omega immediately—and he’s pretty sure the omega feels it, too. But Braun hates alphas as a general rule, and no way is he giving in to the bond. All mating leads to is violence and suffering, so no thank you. But Tarek’s gentle kindness slips under Braun’s emotional shields, and Braun begins to want. To dream. All Braun has ever known is violent alphas, but Tarek is determined to make Braun trust him—and to trust in the idea of their happily ever after.

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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Book 1
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Avid Reader☆☆☆☆☆
4.5 stars
M/M Omega – Male Pregnancy Romance
Triggers: Click HERE to see Avid Reader’s review on Goodreads for trigger warnings.

Braun is an omega who has been told all of his life that he isn't worth anything. When he finds himself orphaned because of a car accident, he is even more scared. He knows that he is coming in to his first heat and knows that he is also very old to be coming in to his first heat. While he has an older, omega brother, Kell, he hasn't spoken or seen him in a while. Kell's mate is a cruel alpha who abuses Kell horribly. But due to the laws in their time, there is no recourse for Kell or Braun.

Tarek is a police officer who is also an alpha. He takes his job seriously, even though he works with other alphas who would rather spit on an omega than help save them. Tarek is of the belief that omegas should be cherished – that without omegas, their race would soon die out. When he meets Braun, he not only is drawn to him, but wants to do everything to protect him and love him.

The relationship is somewhat strained because Braun has a predisposition to dislike all alphas – given his history with his father and his brother's partner. Tarek has his work cut out for him.

I really liked how the story developed into a relationship built on trust and how Tarek and Braun will do whatever it takes to help Braun's brother, Kell. Despite some of the dialogue being quite YA-ish, I enjoyed the story a lot. I can't wait for book #2.



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) with her later discovery of and subsequent love affair with m/m romance stories. A.M. Arthur's work is available from Carina Press, Dreamspinner Press, SMP Swerve, and Briggs-King Books.

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.

Contact her at am_arthur@yahoo.com with your cooking tips (or book comments).

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Saved: An Omegaverse Story (Breaking Free #1) by A.M. Arthur to read and review.

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