Release Day Review ~ Texting, Autocorrect, and a Prius by M.A. Church
Title: Texting, AutoCorrect, and a Prius
Author: M.A. Church
Release Date: June 28, 2017
Category: Contemporary, Humor
Pages: TBD (Novella)
Clay McDonald finds the perfect car on Craigslist and is quick to send the seller a text:
Is your penis still for sale?
AutoCorrect strikes again. Damn—he should’ve proofread. How embarrassing.
Luckily Darrell Anderson, a mechanic and the owner of the Prius, is more amused than offended, and the two men agree to meet. When they do, the attraction is instant, and a date is arranged. But a series of mishaps, misunderstandings, and misplaced assumptions sorely test the new relationship.
In a contemporary romantic comedy about the perils of technology and dating in the modern world, a text that went so wrong might just lead to something so right—but only if Clay can refrain from jumping to conclusions and give love the benefit of the doubt.
I know how often autocorrect screws me over, and not in a good way, so I was excited when I read the blurb for this book. It's a cute, and as far as I can tell, an original idea for a story and I couldn't wait to dive in. The story was just okay. It's a shorter story, but definitely long enough that I thought it could have been more fleshed out. I would have liked to see more of a getting to know you phase. The story had too many individual scenes and not enough featuring Clay and Darrell interacting together.
I liked Darrell, but Clay, well he rubbed me the wrong way. He was too concerned about topping, in my opinion, and he also made the stupidest assumption—that led to a misunderstanding before the relationship even started—that I've ever read in a story! I wanted to slap Clay in the face. What a twat!! This was a mostly light read with a little steam and humor, as well. All in all, it was enjoyable and recommendable.
*** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie by Dreamspinner Press for my reading pleasure, a review wasn't a requirement. ***