Can't Help Falling in Love with an Alien, Tentacular Tales, Book 2 By: Chloe Archer Narrated by: Greg Boudreaux

Jacquie held out for the audio of Can't Help Falling in Love with an Alien and it didn't disappoint.

From the blurb:

A grumpy-sexy alien and his (mostly) human sunshiny mate find the road to happily ever after is paved with challenges, including a troublesome ex, alien refugees in need of help, unexpected mating instincts, and someone trying to expose alien existence on Earth. Tentacles and tarnation! Will they be able to handle everything in their way and finally get engaged?


Working for the Alliance is a sci-fi nerd’s dream–aka mine–come true. I’ve even won the heart of my grumpy-sexy alien boyfriend. Nothing can bring me down, baby. I’m walking on freaking sunshine! Except now one of Kai’s douchey AF exes decides to turn up like a bad case of crabs that he can’t get rid of. I don’t trust him one bit. But I’ve got even bigger problems to worry about. Like helping some awesome aliens in trouble, and maybe moving in with Kai, who’s totally going to propose any day now—right? Oh, and my shady relatives might be hiring an assassin to take me out. So, you know, a day in the life of River Sullivan. I’m sure everything’s going to be fine. Won’t it?


Just when we think we have a new lead on the drug dealer targeting extraterrestrials on Earth, we run into a major roadblock. And the longer this mess of an investigation drags on without answers, the less I like it. Outside of work though, things are going amazingly well with my adorable mate–dear galactic gods, how did that happen? But with an ex back in my life wanting to be friends again, and the threat of a potential assassin looming, things are getting a little complicated. I love River with both my hearts—and all five tentacles—but even I’m worried I might not be able to protect him from the dangers ahead. Also, I need to figure out how the heck I’m going to propose to him. River deserves something “epic,” and I don’t want to let him down. Am I going to be able to deliver?

Can’t Help Falling in Love with an Alien (Tentacular Tales #2) is a (116,000 words) M/M sci-fi rom com and the second book in the series. It should be listened to in chronological order. This installment features a pajama party date that will go down in infamy, inappropriate team t-shirts, a half-baked love poem, more Captain Starblade and Lord Vardox, drunken shenanigans courtesy of spaceship moonshine, unexpected mating instincts, plenty of new aliens with problems for River to solve, and tentacles galore. And possibly an epic proposal? This book has an HFN ending and no cheating. Never fear—there is a guaranteed HEA by the end of the series!

Jacquie's Review:

I waited for the audio to be released because of how fantastic Greg Boudreaux was narrating the first book of the series. Honestly, if it has Greg Boudreaux narrating, then I'm likely to enjoy it, and I did here.

This kicks off pretty soon after the last book ended with River and Kai getting pretty serious. Unfortunately, we have scheming exes and assassins to deal with.

More zany ideas from River that usually work out and plenty of steamy scenes. I particularly liked the fan mail emails.

Mal and Benji's story is set up nicely too!

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Lesetiger's Review:

I'm not usually a fan of books with aliens, but this series is a must listen for me. You could also read this book, but I think with Greg Boudreaux's fantastic performance, the audiobook is clearly the better choice. 

Events pick up where they ended in the last volume. Kai and River begin to solidify their relationship when Kai's ex-boyfriend shows up and tries to pick up where Kai left off as a friend. River is skeptical. It also gets exciting because there are assassins out to get River.  

I love River and Kai as well as Kai's family and I love the way Greg Boudreaux reads this book. He brings it to life with the many very different voices he gives to the protagonists. These voice are all very appropriately chosen in my opinion and it is a real pleasure to listen to the narrator. 

The story is also a lot of fun. It is entertaining with fantastic protagonists and funny ideas that made me smile more often. It's also exciting. Kai and River together are hot! 

I also loved the chapter beginnings with the fan emails. 

I highly recommend this series as an audiobook!

­čÄžAudiobook Review­čÄž
Overall: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Performance: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Story: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Can't Help Falling in Love with an Alien is available to buy from Audible and is Whispersynced.