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(Breaking Free #3)

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  642 ratings  ·  65 reviews
An Omegaverse Story

An omega who can’t speak meets an alpha who won’t listen….

Karter Jenks is a first-year constable who’s still trying to prove himself to his superiors, so he isn’t looking for a mate right now. Soon, sure, but he also knows he has work to do to change his alphahole tendencies around omega rights. The Kell Iverson trial opened his eyes to how cruelly som
ebook, 1st, 309 pages
Published November 12th 2017 by Briggs-King Books
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4.5 Stars

My favorite yet, if only for the character development & how this one really tackles what it means to be "Alpha" or "Omega." See, Jax is bigger and has had to fight for his life...but he's also given birth and is considered an Omega. Jenks is an Alpha, but is willing to learn from his mistakes, is open to changing his own outlook on gender, (view spoiler) (so hawt), apologizes when he's wrong, works to do better...gah, I wasn't all that fond of h
Reviewed for Sinfully.

4.5 stars

Each book I read in the series brings me a new favorite couple, so basically it means I love all the couples whose stories we’ve gotten so far and Constable Karter Jenks and Jax Orris are no exception. This story moves on from brothers Braun and Kell, but they are still here with their mates and friends, helping out and moving forward.

When Alpha Karter finds Omega Jax in an abandoned house with his baby, he also finds his mate. He is supposed to be arresting Jax fo
Jan 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: good-read
3.5 stars for me. I just felt this was more or less a one sided relationship. I understand Jax went through hell being held hostage and forced to do what he had to for him and his baby to survive but I just didn't feel the pull from him for his mate Karter until maybe the very end. It just seemed that their roles were reversed as well, Karter was always emotional and apologetic and wishy washy which was odd for an officer of the law (he was trying to be less of a dominate alpha) and Jax was not ...more
Fani *loves angst*
2.5 stars

-Likeable MCs who talked about their problems out and compromised
-Hero with a disability (Jax can't talk)
-Complex worldbuilding
-Interesting first half, when those two get to know each other

-Too many secondary characters (from previews books mostly) who stole way too much showtime
-A mystery subplot that was too detailed (we witness all the steps the police takes to solve the case), yet not intriguing as the bad guys are just names for the reader, not real people
-I understand
Emily Seelye
Nov 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.5 🌟

This is the third book and not a stand alone. It’s also my favorite.

Karter Jenks is younger than I expected (23), but is ready for a mate, especially seeing fellow constable Bloom so happy. He does not expect to find his mate when searching for a burglary suspect, or for him to have a kid.

I loved Karter! from the moment he met his mate, he was in protective mode. Jax couldn’t speak, so he was very patient with communicating with him. He also didn’t mind that he was older and already an om
Joyfully Jay
Nov 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: jay
A Joyfully Jay review.

4.25 stars

Heard is the third book in A.M. Arthur’s enjoyable omegaverse series Breaking Free. While the first two books are more directly linked as they follow brothers Braun and Kell, along with Kell’s trial for murdering his alpha, this one brings in a side character in Karter. We met Karter in the first books as a constable on the edges of the case against Kell. He starts off the series very conservative and with very clear ideas about omega roles, but being part of tha
Nov 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Hot men, lots of action, suspense and danger from the bad guys and lots of steamy intimate moments! Writing is beautiful and the characters are so well crafted that you can sense them in the room with you as you read their story.

Karter and Jax's story will keep you reading from first to the last page. A deeply meaningful story about hearing what another person is really saying, beyond words. Jax is mute, resulting from his abuse and this challenges everyone to learn to listen and communicate wi
Avid Reader
Nov 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Heard: An Omegaverse Story (Breaking Free #3) by A.M. Arthur
4 stars
M/M Paranormal Romance
Triggers: Torture, Kidnapping, Assault, Rape, Murder
I was given this book for an honest review by Wicked Reads.

This is the third book in this series and I would definitely read the previous books first. Otherwise you won't know who all of the characters are.

Karter is working hard to overcome his preconceived notions of Betas, Omegas and Alphas. He grew up with a father who was very absolute in how he perce
May 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I am truly loving this series. The writing and the way the author sets up the stories and POV usage is amazing. I liked seeing all the previous characters and getting a couple of their POVs, it really added to the story.

I was really happy for Karter Jenks to get his own story. His character development between the first book and now was also great. You saw the little changed in him between book one and two and it was nice for him to redeem himself from his alphahole behavior ;)

I really liked Ja
3.5 Stars ~ I had a sneaky suspicion that the author was going to write Constable Karter Jenks’ story. Karter has come a long way in his attitude regarding omega rights and I just knew he would make a wonderful alpha to a lost omega. And so I got Jax, and a bonus as he has a son, and they’re hiding for their lives. The trauma Jax has endured is pretty bad and it cycles back to the omega halfway house that Braun escaped from after witnessing alphas stealing an omega during the night.

There’s a lo
May 13, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: cop-pi-ff, disability

This book has potential, and it should have ticked so many boxes for me. Yet, I was left rather dissatisfied and bored by the end of it. There were just too many thing that didn't work for me. Like the switch of perspective into a supportive character. It didn't happen often thankfully, but when it did, it threw me off into loops.

Another thing is the nod-blink. I guess it's a clever little thing, but like.... Jax is not paralyses you know. He can just simply nod, or do a thumb up, or some
Missy Fern - BFD Book Blog
Nov 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
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 finds his mate. A twist, there is an unusual age difference (Omegas usually mate very young) between them and Jax has been mated 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
Nov 19, 2017 added it
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Reviewette for all 3 books

Fairly straight forward enjoyable A/B/O stories about corrupt alphas and abused omegas. My main problem was the lack of world building/explanations as to the AU setting

There are no females in this world.. but with no explanation as to why my mind just automatically substituted the child bearing omegas for women...
Katie Townsend
Nov 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Heard was such a amazing story I loved it so much

Karter and jax stole my heart from beginning to end of their journey

My emotions were everywhere with this story they were heartbreaking moments but also heartwarming moments too

I felt like I was there alongside karter and jax going through their ups and downs with them

I loved seeing the characters from previous books too it was such a bonus

I'm looking forward go seeing what's next from a m Arthur
Nov 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved It!

I just knew this book was going to be just, like the first two. But oh no. I get to 93% of the book and the tears kicked in. I hurt for Jax but most of all I loved his strength. Karter surprised me in the best way. Karter's father upset me but the man redeemed himself in the best way. Wow! I love this series and I'm looking forward to the next book.
This series just keeps getting better and better.

In this 3rd installment, the main couple is Jax Orris, a widowed omega who was previously mated and has a baby son from that marriage, and Karter Jenks, a young constable who had a supporting role in the previous books.

Karter has recently undergone a change of mind after witnessing Kell Iverson's trial (from book 2) and has opened his eyes to how badly many omegas are treated by alphaholes. He's slowly becoming woke and has started to rebel agains
Mar 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Gah this series has just gutted me, made me laugh, made me cry, and left me with the biggest book hangovers. And this book has just made this series even better. I absolutely loved it. When I first started this series, Jenks really got on my nerves because his way of thinking. But he's come a long way baby. Things he's seen and been a part of as far as arresting people and trials and such, have opened his eyes to a new line of thinking. And he finally gets his story along with an omega that in t ...more
**verified purchase Dec 2018**

This is book three in the Breaking Free series. While it stands more alone from books one, Saved and two, Seen, I would STRONGLY recommend you read those first. Not least because there is an on-going story arc, but because you need to know how Karter came to this point: you need to know just how much he has changed over the course of the last few months, dealing with everything about the missing and abducted omegas. Also, I mean, I said so, right?? Both are 5 star
Nov 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
You Hear Me

A series sometimes starts getting stale after the first couple books, but that is most certainly not the case with Arthur's Breaking Free series. It keeps getting more entertaining, making sure the reader wants more. Eagerly anticipating the next book. Wondering what the tale the author has spun this time.

Bringing us into the Omegaverse and not allowing us out until we are smiling. No easy feat because the author takes us on such a whirlwind journey that includes surprises, poignancy
Nov 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-from-author
Another fantastic book in A.M. Arthur's "Omegaverse."

I've been loving the Breaking Free series so much. Each of the books has had unique qualities and Heard is no exception. While the first two books are linked fairly closely together – because they are about two brothers – this one is about a character that we've seen grow from book to book.

Constable Karter Jenks came across as a typical alphahole in the first book but got better in the second and now in the third book he meets his omega and th
Aug 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it

After his mate dies in a work accident, Jax is sent to stay in an omega rescue. There his is sold to a pregnant omega fighting ring. After giving birth to his son he runs away from the fighting ring. While investigating break ins Karter starts to think an omega may be breaking into these homes and something is pulling at him to find the man. Eventually he tracks Jax down and discovers that not only is Jax his mate but was rendered mute by the men who ran the fighting ring. The two men a
Nov 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've been in a reading slump for weeks now and i've also been MIA in social media and pretty much everything else so I had no idea this book was released. Imagine by surprise when I saw it on of course I bought it then berated myself for not paying more attention to my surroundings. ANYWAY...this book brought me out of my reading slump. I love Jax and Karter. In the first books I wasn't a huge fan of Karter Jenks but in those books there was also some character growth. I wasn't quite ...more
Rainbow Readers
Jan 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a story of a widowed omega and his 6 week old infant coming into contact with Constabulary Jenks. Their meeting comes from Jax breaking the law to Karter scenting him as his mate. As usual, and in keeping with the other books in the series, this one references an omega who's been hit hard by the system of inequality omegas and even betas face. I like this series because it has a greater purpose than just delivering a good story. Each story allows us to face things about our own society t ...more
Oct 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
4 1/2 stars

I received a copy to read and review for Wicked Reads

I simply loved this book. I thought about it for days after I finished it and would go to pick it up to read and realize I was already done with it. I love Karter and Jax. They were so good together. Throw in Karson and it was just wonderful. I felt the love between Jax and Karter and just wanted nothing but happiness for them. We got to see the couples from the previous books which I loved because each of them brought more love to
Carolyn Elias
Jan 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Enslaved, will break your heart and lift you up!

This is a review of the series of books: Saved, Seen, and Heard, which should be read in order to savor this world. In this world being an omega is reminiscent of being a sexual trafficked person in our reality. You cannot help but fall in love with the omegas who are strong survivors and the men who save them. This series is about trying to change the world they live in and loving their omegas. I cried throughout this entire series for the horrifi
This series gets better & better

When karter jenks goes to arrest jax orris for burglary. He never expects the broken omega to be his mate. Escaping a violent gang with his 6 week old son, jax has survived as a vagrant, stealing what he needed to keep himself and his son alive. Karter vows to help jax to move on from his past as well as keep him and his son safe. Jax must learn to trust karter and the other constables to help him and save other Omega's from a bleak future. This story carries
Nov 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed, m-m
Omegaverse continues to expand

The 3rd book in the series continues to expand this interesting premise of a world populated only by men. All the characters from the previous books appear here to continue to flesh out their stories. I like the interaction between the 2 main characters. The omega is mute, the alpha a constable. Through a series of events they meet and realize they are meant to be together. Don't like spoilers so none here. If you want to read a good love story try this one and the
Dec 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: lots-of-angst, m-m
I love these Omegaverse stories by AM Arthur. This latest entry was just a enjoyable and Karter and Jax were a very engaging pair. I love that Jax was the atypical omega, larger and muscular with facial hair, and yet so sweetly protective with his baby boy. Karter who started out earlier in this series as a little bit of an alpha-jerk who turned out to be a teddy bear.
Love this story and the ongoing story arc in this series is sad, interesting and exciting.
Maureen Neil
Nov 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Better and better

This series is amazing. It gets better with every book.

This omegaverse is different in the way omega are treated and that treatment has nearly broken the omegas in the series. AM Arthur has pulled me heart out of my chest with every read.

I love Jax and I actually wanted to do physical harm to imaginary alphas while reading this story. I don't want to say too much and give away the story. You just have to read it. Bring tissues.
Nov 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I love this series but this was the best one yet. It's absolutely impossible not to fall in love with Karter and Jax. Karter's transformation is wonderful and it made my heart so happy to seem him become a good alpha. This story is a tear jerker and I found myself needing tissues throughout it... But it was so worth those emotions. Such an amazing omegaverse story. I wish I could give it more than five stars.
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