3.5 stars Action/Adventure adult - 18+ Angst Level Book Bullying Contemporary Fated Mates Gay Gay Heat Index Homophobia m/m Mid level angst Mid level steam/heat Mild/low level heat Morgan mpreg Novel 140 pgs + (80K + words) Paranormal Part of a Series Purchased Race/Species Difference Shifter Standalone

Freedom for His Omega (The Outcast Chronicles #1) by Crista Crown, Harper B. Cole

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I want more than a chance. I want you. And I won’t take no for an answer.

Cats are always supposed to land on their feet, but omega shifter Jesse has done everything but. After escaping the mental institute he’s been held in most his life, he ends up stranded with a broken leg.

On the trail of an arsonist, alpha wolf Asher Lambert stumbles across a wounded omega guarded by a scarred grizzly shifter who says they were waiting for him. Asher takes them both home, figuring the least he can do is help Jesse get on his feet, literally and figuratively.

Can Asher break away from the known and risk starting a new pack with his mate, his ragtag group of friends, and the silent bear who just won’t leave?
Freedom For His Omega is the first book in The Outcast Chronicles. It is a 39k word book containing mpreg, and knotting.


I love mpreg stories, so I have a pretty high tolerance for some of the creativity that goes along with accepting shifters and male pregnancy. I love fated mates, too and when those are combined – booyah!

This was a fairly slow moving story that didn’t cover much ground but used a lot of words to get there.

On the one hand, the end result is very sweet and mostly satisfying. The characters are really well developed and the set up is as “realistic” as it can be given the parameters.

I liked seeing a more “pedestrian” pack made up of average joe’s who aren’t the head honcho and who have to defer to others and work for a living.

On the other hand there was so much description of every little move and thought that I found myself skimming to get to the action.

If you’re a fan of this subgenre, I’d give this a look. I’m planning on giving book 2 a try to see if book 1 was typical or not.

Overall, I enjoyed this, but didn’t adore it.

3.5 of 5 stars


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