Book Reviews

See Me (Finding Free 2) by A.M. Arthur at Briggs-King Books

Genre Gay / Urban Fantasy / MPreg / Omegaverse / Romance
Reviewed by Christy Duke on 09-June-2022

Book Blurb

Unmated omega Karson Jenks has already had three heats, but he’s barely twenty and too busy at university to ponder finding a mate. But all thoughts of planning his own future flee when someone he loves gets a devastating medical diagnosis. Their close-knit family rallies to support each other, and the last thing Karson expects is to stumble across his bondmate in a public lobby.

Alpha Rebel Lee spent the first eighteen years of his life as an emotional and physical hostage to brutal men, and he did his very best to protect his two adopted brothers from the worst of the violence. Two years after their rescue—and intense, in-patient psychological therapy—Rebel is a free man, eager to reunite with his beloved brothers, and to rebuild his life. What he doesn’t need is the complication of scenting his bondmate. Rebel has no job, no real education, and he lives in cheap government housing. What on earth can he offer an omega mate?

Karson is thrilled to have discovered his bondmate but also intensely curious about the Lee siblings. They aren’t blood related, have no birth certificates, and didn’t even exist on paper until two years ago. When Karson’s constable sire investigates further, the secrets he discovers rock both families to their core. With someone Karson loves dearly fighting a losing battle and Rebel terrified to step up for his bondmate, both men must learn to rely on each other to get through the most devastating week of their lives.


Book Review

An alpha traumatized by his past and an omega who only wants to help him heal are the heart of this second book in A.M. Arthur’s ‘Finding Free’ series.

 

Karson Jenks is the biological child of Jax Jenks and his first mate, although Karter has been his dad from the moment Karter stumbled across Jax hiding in an abandoned building in ‘Heard’. Karson is an omega and much like the other “second generation” children from the initial series ‘Breaking Free’, he has grown up surrounded by love, a ton of found family, and a wide variety of genders and pairings. Karson is a prime example of the beginning changes to omega rights and a province’s mindset. There is still much work to be done but this story is far more about events that happened twenty years ago. Events that this extended family can’t seem to get away from.

 

Rebel Lee and his brothers, Symon and Hyatt, have no idea who their parents are. They only know that they’re around the same age, not biologically related, and were abandoned with a beta couple as babies. This couple kept them locked in the basement until Rebel was able to escape with his siblings. Unfortunately, none of them knew much about the world having been kept away from people, and they trusted the wrong man who swore he’d help them. Edgar turned out to be rotten to the core and he abused all three boys in some way, with Rebel the worst. Rebel is an alpha and for eight years he endured horrors no one should ever suffer through in an attempt to protect his brothers. When Rebel discovers Edgar having gone against their “agreement”, he kills him, freeing himself and his brothers from this horrific life. Rebel is convicted of involuntary manslaughter and sent to a psychiatric facility while Hyatt and Symon go to live at a shelter.

 

If you followed the first series, ‘Breaking Free’, then I’m sure it doesn’t take much to figure out who these boys are and how they’re related back to the fight ring that Jax helped to bust way back when. I’m not going to go into all of that except to say that when Senior Constable Lars-Higgs and Karter Jenks give Rebel, Symon, and Hyatt their DNA test results, it is a very tear-filled moment. And this world wouldn’t be what it is if it didn’t turn out that one of the brothers is related to someone in the extended family.

 

Because of Rebel’s life and what he has suffered through, it’s no wonder that when he meets Karson, he is wholly unprepared and truly believes he isn’t capable of being a mate. Karson sees all the good in this man who is fiercely protective of those he loves, and determined to make something of himself no matter what. Rebel is stunned by the generosity of Karson’s family—all of it—and struggles to understand why they accept him and his brothers so easily.

 

There is a lot going on in this story including an accident and diagnosis to one of their extended family members, the return of Jax’s cancer for the fourth time, a plot against one of the brothers, and, of course, the constant worry about Peyton and his Donal Syndrome genetic curse. The writing weaves it all fairly seamlessly together while keeping the pace flowing.

 

I can admit to being very biased about these characters, all of them, and desperate to see them get the happy ever afters they so deserve. The love story between Rebel and Karson is beautifully done, and I was beyond thrilled to watch it unfold. I will continue to devour these books and if you enjoy urban fantasy with alpha, beta, and omega genders plus mpreg then this is a series you might want to explore.

 

 

 

 

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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novel, 344 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 15-November-2019
Price $3.99 ebook
Buy Link https://www.amazon.com/See-Me-Omegaverse-Story-Finding-ebook/dp/B081BC7G74