Intrigued by tentacles, check out our review of Mandy and the Tentacle Monster by Bebe Harper, a sci fi alien romance with a fat heroine and a friends to lovers romance .
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I like to think that I can’t be seduced by a cover. Well, that’s a big fat lie. I picked up Mandy and the Tentacle Monster by Bebe Harper for two reasons:
- The cover. Pin up girl being cuddled by tentacles. Yes please!
- It’s called Mandy and the Tentacle Monster…of course I am gonna read it.
So, although seduced by the above I had fairly low expectations, we all know that I love alien books and the more alien the better. I’ve also enjoyed alien books involving tentacles before as well. However, there is a difference between the books I have enjoyed and straight up tentacle porn. The reason I enjoy books with characters that look so different is that I am a sucker for romances where the main characters fall for one another despite their differences, in both personality and appearance. And it doesn’t get more different than having tentacles instead of legs. I want them to fall in love and have a connection, not just shag about. Hence, my disinterest in tentacle porn.
Was this book more than just characters having slightly taboo sex? Yes. It was freaking adorable. Our alien hero was a complete cinnamon roll, who adored our heroine. And our heroine was a sassy human woman in a weird and tricky situation who grabs life by the tentacles and goes for it.
I cannot wait for the second book in this series which involves a stranded kraken alien on Earth. If you, like me, enjoy an alien romance I highly recommend giving this a try. If you are new to alien romances I am not sure this is the best place to start – the hero is a colour changing half man, half kraken after all, but if you can see past that, give it a go!
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