Thursday, February 3, 2011

Save as Draft by Cavanaugh Lee

Summary/Cover Image from Publisher's Website:

SAVE AS DRAFT @Readers A love triangle evolving over e-mails, texts, and Facebook messages that makes you wonder if the things we leave unsaid—or rather unsent—could change the story of our lives.
6:59 PM Feb. 14th via twitterfeed

Sent: Monday, February 14, 2011

From: Izabell

To: Reader

Subject: Save as Draft

Are we Facebook friends yet? I’m the wactress (waitress/actress) turned lawyer who lives her life online. (Don’t we all these days?)

Anyway, I’ve got this problem. . . . There’s this guy. His name’s Peter. He’s my best friend and co-worker, and we just started dating, which is potentially a huge mistake. But, that’s not all. There’s this other guy, Marty. I met him on eHarm, and he ran with the bulls in Spain. I can’t get him off my mind. What a mess. I’d love your advice if you can take a second out of your crazy, high-tech life. Shoot me an e-mail. Or text me. Or BB messenger me.

And friend me if you haven’t already! You can find me on Facebook under Save as Draft.


This book is one of the most frustrating books I've ever read, and after a long period of thought I've decided that that is both a good and bad thing, because while this is one book I wanted to yell at at times, it's also one book I couldn't put down, not even for a second. Better yet, the frustrating parts make Save as Draft memorable...very memorable, in my opinion. And memorable is what I'm looking for in book, especially when the said books is also quite witty.

Save as Draft tells the story of Izabell (aka Izzy to all her friends). She's a lawyer at an Atlanta law firm with nothing but an ample amount of time on her hands, and because of that and the fact that her love life is currently non-existent, she decides to sign up for eHarm. No, she's not desperate, just curious. With eHarm comes Marty, a guy whose sweet and as big as a film/music fan as her. She has to admit she does like Marty, but then there's Peter. Peter is her best male friend, and she's kind of had an off/on crush on him for years, so when he finally makes a move on her, she goes with and ends up as his girlfriend in the process. Marty or Peter? Peter or Marty? What's is a girl to do? Which guy is better for her? Or is the answer neither? Only time can tale in this fast paced read about on girl and the love triangle she somehow becomes a part of...

Lets start with the characters of Save as Draft. For one, I had a love/hate relationship with Izzy for most of the book, because while I found her to be lovable in an odd kind of way, I also wanted to yell at her sometimes for making really dumb decisions when it comes to Peter and Marty. And talking about those two, I yet again loved/hated how Cavanaugh constantly had me wondering who would be better for Izzy. as well as who (if anyone) she would end up with. The sweet and likable Marty? Or the funny, workaholic Peter? Both had their good and bad parts and both were great and horrible for Izzy in many ways.

Moving on, I loved the the way Izzy's story was told. I'm always a fan of books told in email/text message format, especially when the author manages to succeed in using that method, and luckily Cavanaugh did. She managed to do fantastic job in fleshing out the characters as well as all the drama that was occurring. Better yet, I loved how she constatly switched from present to past times with the different messages, because it gives you a better understanding of Izzy and the characters in the long run.

Furthermore, Save as Draft is a book about relationships overall, and I liked that a lot, because not only did Cavanaugh bring about many different questions and points within the book, but she did it a way that was memorable, as mentioned before. I liked how through her characters she had them question how well they truly knew someone in today's email obsessed world, and how far they would go and how much effort they would put into loving someone, even when that said person was breaking their heart into little tiny pieces. It was interesting to say the least.

In all, Cavanaugh Lee's has quite the book with Save as Draft. It's funny, frustrating, romantic, and yet oddly bittersweet. It's a book that will leave you not only laughing out loud but with tears in your eyes. Most importantly it's a book that I highly recommend you pick up, and that's that.

Grade: A-

Save as Draft is now out!

Source: Galley Grab


  1. Thanks for the review! I just got this book and I'm excited to read it now after reading this (:

  2. What a crazy-sounding book. But I love the cover--I'm a push over for any thing Mac related. Thanks for the review.

  3. This definitely sounds like my type of book! Your review makes me want to go search for it asap :) Thanks for sharing Lauren!

  4. Great review! I am excited for this book! I am actually waiting for my copy to come! She had a signing where I'm from Monday night, but I couldn't attend because of a family dinner. :(

  5. Wow, sounds fantastic. I haven't heard of this book before, but now I will add it to the list. ;) Great review!

  6. I looked at this book - it sounds interesting, but after reading Jemima J a while back and found it a little dated, I'm a little hesitant to try anything that uses the Internet as part of its storytelling.

    Your review gives me hope - and I will check it out! Thanks! :)

  7. I love the concept and am just going to see if it frustrates me! Great find... maybe?

  8. Ah, I SO can't wait to read this one! Very exciting! :)


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