Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Release Day Review: Texting, Autocorrect, and a Prius by M.A. Church #Review #Giveaway

Author: M.A. Church
Book: Texting, Autocorrect, and a Prius
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Alexandria Corza
Publication date: June 28, 2017
Length: 110 pages

Reviewed by Meredith


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.

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We have all been a victim of autocorrect. Never in my life have I told someone to go duck themselves more than I have since autocorrect became a thing. In Clay's case, he turns Prius into penis and that leads to a very interesting story. I will say this story is sweet and it is very insta-lust. If insta-lust is your thing this is for you. I don't have so much an aversion to this I'm not a huge fan of insta-love but the author doesn't go there so I was comfortable with that.

What I loved about this story was the fact the author used older characters. It's just not that common these days. Sometimes it feels like once they hit thirty they no longer get love. But not here, folks. Darrell is in his forties and Clay is in his mid-thirties. I loved that. The only problem was neither acted their age even a little bit.

Communication? Oh yeah. But look at the title of this book. Did you really think it was going to go smoothly? If you thought there was not going to be issues then you may not have read the blurb or seen the title. Again, I didn't have an issue with miscommunication what I had an issue with was how these two handled it. Where acting like a seventeen-year-old when it came to the physical that is not how they should have acted when it came to talking it out and handling situations.

 One thing I'm not a fan of is when grown anyone runs away when things get tough and when dealing with a thirty-something-year-old and a forty- something- year- old I expected better from them. That was a disappointment for me. I'm in my late thirties and when someone texts me and I'm either confused by it, or I think he or she may have flubbed I ASK them. Because I'm not five and I have a rational mind. I would have liked to have seen these guys act more grown up on that front.

 Otherwise, it's a cute and sexy story with a possibility of a sequel and an HFN ending for these guys.


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  2. Wolf of the Northern Star by SJ Himes was the book I was most looking forward to in June