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.
So… autocorrect. Technically speaking, autocorrect is a type of software program. It identifies misspelled words and uses algorithms to identify the words most likely to have been intended, and edits the text accordingly.
Now, isn’t that a recipe for trouble?
Autocorrect works well with common and straight-forward typos, such as “teh” for “the.” However, it’s far from infallible, in particular with smartphones, which are often more active as a means of facilitating typing on the devices’ small keyboards.
And this is where a good idea turned into something no one saw coming. Some of these mishaps are absolutely hysterical. Nowadays there are websites dedicated to autocorrect fails and FB memes all over the place.
It just so happens a FB meme was one what birthed the idea for this book
Damn, what a sweet ride. The Corvette caught Clay’s eye on the way into Milo’s. He had a thing for older vehicles, and that car was a beauty. The rich black paint gleamed under the parking lot lights. Sleek and predatory.
The guy inside wasn’t bad either. The owner of the vehicle was close enough that Clay could see the first bloom of youth had passed. Maybe early forties, if he had to guess, and ruggedly good-looking.
Unfortunately he wasn’t close enough to see much more than that. As he entered the restaurant, he couldn’t resist making his appreciation known by throwing the owner a quick grin and a thumbs-up.
“You’re such a car slut.”
Clay chuckled as he and his best friend, Sonny, waited to be seated. “I can’t help it. Did you see that car?”
“I did, yes. I’m pretty sure the owner saw your appreciation too. You were all but drooling.”
The car wasn’t the only thing he’d been drooling over. “I would’ve loved to see what was under the hood.” He’d have loved to see what the owner was packing too.
“Corvettes aren’t on the list if you’re looking to buy something you can afford, even on your salary,” Sonny reminded him.
This was a quick fun read for me! I’ve been a fan of Church’s Sci-fi books, but I thought that I’d give this one a chance and I’m glad that I did.
Everyone can relate to the “Autocorrect Nightmares” and so this story was really able to pull it off for me.
Clay and Darrell were both fun characters, but I do want to give Church props because this wasn’t just a “Oh these two got together because of the texts” book, they had actually been attracted to each other before hand. Which I do think added a lot to the story because it wasn’t just an insta-love thing.
This story was one that I did enjoy, and I would say that if your looking for a fun book, then you should check it out!
M.A. Church is a true Southern belle who spent many years in the elementary education sector. Now she spends her days lost in fantasy worlds, arguing with hardheaded aliens on far-off planets, herding her numerous shifters, or trying to tempt her country boys away from their fishing poles. It’s a full time job, but hey, someone’s gotta do it!
When not writing, she’s on the back porch tending to the demanding wildlife around the pond in the backyard. The ducks are very outspoken. She’s married to her high school sweetheart, and they have two grown children.
She is a member of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.
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