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

Title: Texting, Autocorrect and a Prius
Author: M.A. Church
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: June 28, 2017
Genre(s): Contemporary
Page Count: 110
Reviewed by: Kristin
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5


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’ll admit right up front – how could I pass up a book with a title like “Texting, AutoCorrect and a Prius”? If you’ve done ANY texting, you’ll totally relate.

This is a short, fast read and my review is going to be about the same. I liked the characters, I liked the texting “goof” that kicked of the relationship, and…that’s about it.

I was uncomfortable with how the fast the relationship progressed from a quick handjob in the garage when Clay and Darrell just met, to “I want to spend the rest of my life with you!” in about a week. And leaving someone laying nekkid on their back legs up in the air by the pool on a second date while running to get lube? Um…no. Unsettling weird.

The whole conundrum of who’s going to be dominant/submissive in the relationship was awkward for me – more so because Clay and Darrell had just met. Clay, later thinking he knew what Darrell was thinking emotionally about his aggressive come on because it happened to him? Again, um..no. Not when you just met someone for the first time – you have no way of knowing what they are thinking.

The Big Misunderstanding – didn’t work for me. At. All.

Ultimately, while I understand things need to move along in a 100 page short story, this relationship went right into warp drive, all engines go! A bit too much insta-love for my tastes, but I know it works for others.

If you’re looking for some light brain candy while commuting, hanging out in the airport or on vacay, this would be ideal.

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I have been a voracious reader from the time I learned how to read. My Motto: “Never leave home without a book (or two or three).” Though once I learned how to knit that became “Never leave home without a book (or two or three) AND a knitting project.”

A long-time fan of science fiction, I’ve since discovered mystery/suspense/thrillers and m/m romance. I love stories that span the universe, paranormal, urban fantasy, mystery, comedy; stories with veterinarian’s (yay! animals!) or a men in uniform, a splash of BDSM or a threesome can be fun, and of course, happy ever afters. IF that’s not a run-on sentence, I don’t know what is…

I’m not a fan of historical, horror, sports, plots with children, and New Adult/Young Adult.

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