Texting, AutoCorrect, and a Prius (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: Texting, AutoCorrect, and a Prius
Author: M.A. Church
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: June 28th 2017
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 110 pages
Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 2.63 stars out of 5

Blurb:

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.


This book starts with a “meet-cute” brought about by autocorrecting which changes “Prius” to “Penis.” When Darrell and Clay meet to test drive said Prius there is an instant attraction and plenty of sexual innuendos. By the end of the day, the Prius is sold, Darrell and Clay have a date planned and they’ve sealed the deal a kiss … and a handjob.

The pace of this story feels too leisurely (all the action above takes 40% of the book) and the plot is filled with lots (and lots) of small insignificant details that didn’t advance the story. Add in a Huge Misunderstanding followed by Miscommunication, and unfortunately I have to say this book is not for me.

My rating is 2.63 stars (rounded down to 2.5) but if you don’t mind the slow pace and tangential details, and are looking for a quirky novella about two men who find one another, give it a try!

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Author

Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.  Frederick Douglas

I distinctly remember that day in school when, all of a sudden, those squiggles on the page made sense and I could read. It has changed my life in ways I still cannot comprehend.

My favorite M/M tropes are friends-to-lovers, murder/mysteries, amnesia, hurt/healing and historicals. Shifters, vampires, paranormal? Meh … not in my wheelhouse, but I’m a sucker for a well-written well-plotted book, no matter the genre.

Favorite authors includes Brandon Witt, Rick R. Reed, Abigail Roux, Jay Northcote, JL Merrow, KJ Charles, Lane Hayes, Marshall Thornton and so many more.

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