Book Review: It’s Not Unusual to be Loved by an Alien by Chloe Archer

It’s Not Unusual to be Loved by an Alien

Author: Chloe Archer
Series: Tentacular Tales, book 1
Publisher: Publisher (date)
Kindle edition, 358 pages
Romance, Paranormal romace
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Summary

A sexy alien living incognito on Earth meets a sci-fi loving nerd who wants to rock his universe. What could possibly go wrong? Besides the unexpected tentacles and the accidental Mating Courtship Ritual, that is….

RIVER SULLIVAN

As a bona fide sci-fi nerd and total X-phile—the truth is out there—I’ve always believed in aliens. Duh. But I never thought I’d actually find them on Earth–let alone right here in Las Vegas! Now I’ve stumbled onto a big freakin’ secret and found my very own hot AF alien. I’m head over heels, but he’s being a total grump and holding back. How do I make him realize a geeky sunshine guy like me is just what he needs in his life? Did I mention he also has tentacles?!?! #HolyHentaiFantasyBatman #SwoonworthyAlien #SignMeUpSugar #MakeItSo #VivaLasVegas

KAI GENARO

The last thing I need in my life is a chatterbox twink who’s determined to woo me and could expose the secret existence of aliens on Earth to all humankind. Everything about him annoys me, including his stupidly attractive halo of golden curls and his bright green ‘come hither’ eyes. To make matters worse, he’s been recruited to work for the alien Alliance on Earth, and I’m assigned to keep him out of trouble. I don’t care how attractive he is. I don’t date humans! Except, my tentacles may have accidentally started the Mating Courtship Ritual with him…

It’s Not Unusual To Be Loved by an Alien (Tentacular Tales #1) is a (102,000 words) M/M sci-fi rom com featuring an adorkable twink with unexpected secrets and a slight obsession with extraterrestrials, the reluctant alien he wants to make his boo, tentacles with a mind of their own, zany extraterrestrial shenanigans in Sin City, and enough humor to fill an entire spaceship. This is the first book in the series. There is no cheating, and this book ends with a HFN. Never fear, the series guarantees readers an HEA by the end!

Review

Rating: 5 out of 5.

I’m actually sort of offended at how much I liked this book, which I read as sort of a lark. I read it all in one go and now am grumpy that I have to wait for book two, lol.

This book is so silly and amazing. River is basically the ultimate nerdboy who believes in alien life, and he is pumped to find out he was right all along! And that alien life is HOT! At times the dialogue (especially River’s) is over the top, but it’s dorky in all the best ways and made me smile like a goon so I liked it a lot. And then next to River’s manic pixie dream boy self, you’ve got stoic, serious (and majorly hot) Kai, who is just trying to keep it together and do his dang job.

Their chemistry is amazing. Kai has some emotional scars because of a past relationship with a human and is reluctant to get close to another one, but River is nothing if not (annoyingly) persistent. There are plenty of very sexytimes moments, but this really is a romance novel in every way and Kai especially goes through some great emotional growth. (Okay yes, I did go into it expecting it to not have much plot, shut up.) I also saw the plot twist coming from about 3 miles away, but still loved every moment of it anyway.

This is the first book in the Tentacular Tales series. The main romance plot wraps up in this book, making it work as a stand-alone, but the adventures of River and Kai continue in book two, Can’t Help Falling in Love with an Alien. (Also, I need to find out about that fifth tentacle…)

I’m actually sort of offended at how much I liked this book, which I read as sort of a lark. I read it all in one go and now am grumpy that I have to wait for book two, lol.

This book is so silly and amazing. River is basically the ultimate nerdboy who believes in alien life, and he is pumped to find out he was right all along! And that alien life is HOT! At times the dialogue (especially River’s) is over the top, but it’s dorky in all the best ways and made me smile like a goon so I liked it a lot. And then next to River’s manic pixie dream boy self, you’ve got stoic, serious (and majorly hot) Kai, who is just trying to keep it together and do his dang job.

Their chemistry is amazing. Kai has some emotional scars because of a past relationship with a human and is reluctant to get close to another one, but River is nothing if not (annoyingly) persistent. There are plenty of very sexytimes moments, but this really is a romance novel in every way and Kai especially goes through some great emotional growth. (Okay yes, I did go into it expecting it to not have much plot, shut up.) I also saw the plot twist coming from about 3 miles away, but still loved every moment of it anyway.

This is the first book in the Tentacular Tales series. The main romance plot wraps up in this book, making it work as a stand-alone, but the adventures of River and Kai continue in book two, Can’t Help Falling in Love with an Alien. (Also, I need to find out about that fifth tentacle…)

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