Review: Napoleon – a novella (Book 5 of the Pierced Series) by J.C. Mells

June 14, 2014 Review 0

Review: Napoleon – a novella (Book 5 of the Pierced Series) by J.C. Mells

NAPOLEON is a NA, M/M Paranormal Romance and novella (approx. 32K words) in the Pierced Series. It is a stand-alone book and can be enjoyed without having read the first four books in the series. 

Napoleon Charming-Balak has been crushing on the "exchange student" that's been staying with him for the last six months. 

The object of his crush: Sixten Dahl, a straight boy that seems to get his kicks from flirting with, then torturing, Napoleon in the cruelest of ways. Is it any wonder Nap, and his best friend Moused, are high-tailing it to New York City as fast as they possibly can? If there's one thing Napoleon is hoping for, it's that life in the Big Apple will be exactly what his self-esteem needs to get over the Swedish tease that has been tormenting him all summer long.

If he could only stop thinking about Sixten long enough to enjoy it

Title: Napoleon - a novella
Author: J.C. Mells
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Pierced, Escaped, Pinked, Perfect
Series: Pierced
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Escaped, Pinked, Perfect
Published by Self
Source: Author
Published: June 10th 2014
Genres: Male Male Romance
Pages: 113
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Stars: five-stars
Flames: one-half-flames

I LOVE NAP! Seriously, I liked his character from the beginning. I always thought he was a fun one. But now… Love. Him. There’s so much more than meets the eye. I got to commend the author. She writes each book from with a 1-person POV and she NAILED Nap. His thoughts and feelings all there exposed for me to experience – his personality shines through. His emotional roller coaster journey to NYC and planning his future had me between laughter and tears. Now on to Sixten. I’m not going to lie; I hated him. When I read M.O.N.0 (What’s a ‘M.O.N.0’ you say. Read the book!) I wanted to bash his face in for hurting and manipulating Nap. Nevertheless, somewhere along the line, probably somewhere around the time M.O.N.3 came rolling around, something changed. Something drew me in changing my hate to confusion. Going through their journey, with the help of Moused and a few other secondary characters I began to see the light. By the time the end of the book came rolling around my AHA moment struck. And what an ending! No spoilers here but I will say WTG NAP!!!


I have been a Pierced fan from the very beginning. It was the cover that initially drew me in. In the see of near-necked covers, the simplicity Ms. Mells caught my attention. What keeps me coming back for more is what is underneath said cover. Napoleon is no exception. Now I know the author says this book can be read and enjoyed as a stand-all, I beg to differ. I liked Nap’s character from his first introduction, but after finishing his story, I absolutely ADORE him. I don’t think I would have if I hadn’t been exposed to him before. Go ahead and read NAPOLEON, but if you want to come to the appreciation I have for them then you’ll read the whole series.


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