Review: Escaped (Pierced #1.5) by J.C. Mells

July 26, 2013 Review 1

Review: Escaped (Pierced #1.5) by J.C. Mells

Oscar Alvarez de Sevilla was living the American dream. Attending a prestigious law school in New York City and madly in love with the girl downstairs, who he was pretty much going to marry as soon as he graduated. Everything was going as planned and life was good.

Twelve years later he is the centerpiece in a daring plan to help two young girls escape from the ruthless psychopath who has had them locked up for most of their lives. The same man for whom Oscar has been working for several years now.

His actions will guarantee he will be dead in less than a year, regardless of whether or not he and the girls are recaptured.

How did things go so wrong?

Title: Escaped
Author: J.C. Mells
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Pierced, Pinked, Perfect, Napoleon - a novella
Series: Pierced
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Pinked, Perfect, Napoleon - a novella
Published by Self
Source: Author
Published: May 20th 2013
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 127
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Stars: five-stars

Escaped is the novella follow up to Pierced which is an absolute must read. So much many linger questions from Pierced have been answered. This book centers around Oscar Alvarez de Sevilla, who we know helps Pierce and Mia, and his relationship with Reyes. The story is told in flashback from when Oscar and Reyes first meet and in present time as he helps Pierce. What the story lacks in length it makes up for in its contents. The richness in detail of provides us with a deeper understanding of Pierce as well as to experience her from a different point of view. The love, pain and relationships Oscar has in his past that carry on until his death brought me to tears.

J.C. Mells had me hooked at Pierce, but her follow-up novella, Escaped, has guaranteed me as a complete fan now. Word of warning, If you have not read the first book in the series, then hold off reading Escaped until you do. So much many questions are answer that it will spoil Pierced for you. However…both books are easily the best I have read this year. Counting the days until the next release!




One Response to “Review: Escaped (Pierced #1.5) by J.C. Mells”

  1. Mells

    I don’t know what the proper etiquette is for authors to comment on reviews made of their own books, lol, but I just had to quickly say that Jacque, you just made my day! I had no idea you were going to review this novella and I am so ecstatic you are enjoying the series thus far. I am *hoping* to have the next book finished in a few weeks. I was feeling a little blue due to an ailing pet and you just gave me the pep I needed to “get back in the saddle” I think they say…somewhere. Thank you so much for your support!