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Book Review: Transcendence by Shay Savage


Transcendence by Shay Savage 
Series:  Transcendence, #1
Genre: Romance | Historical | Science Fiction
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: Paperback, 312 pages
Source: My Copy
Published on 14th 2014 by CreateSpace
Shay Savage: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

It’s said that women and men are from two different planets when it comes to communication, but how can they overcome the obstacles of prehistoric times when one of them simply doesn’t have the ability to comprehend language? Ehd’s a caveman living on his own in a harsh wilderness. He’s strong and intelligent, but completely alone. When he finds a beautiful young woman in his pit trap, it’s obvious to him that she is meant to be his mate. He doesn’t know where she came from; she’s wearing some pretty odd clothing, and she makes a lot of noises with her mouth that give him a headache. Still, he’s determined to fulfill his purpose in life – provide for her, protect her, and put a baby in her. Elizabeth doesn’t know where she is or exactly how she got there. She’s confused and distressed by her predicament, and there’s a caveman hauling her back to his cavehome. She’s not at all interested in Ehd’s primitive advances, and she just can’t seem to get him to listen. No matter what she tries, getting her point across to this primitive, but beautiful, man is a constant – and often hilarious – struggle. With only each other for company, they must rely on one another to fight the dangers of the wild and prepare for the winter months. As they struggle to coexist, theirs becomes a love story that transcends language and time.

I can no longer say that this is my favorite standalone since it actually got a sequel in the end of 2018. The sequel; Luffs is Transcendence told in Beth’s POV instead of Ehd’s. I decided to reread the story in Ehd’s POV instead of buying the new book which is only available as eBook.

Transcendence isn’t for everyone and I totally get why some people don’t like it, especially after the first pages. Some of Ehd’s thoughts can be disturbing.

The book isn’t historically accurate so if someone doesn’t like books that aren’t accurate this one isn’t for you. It is super cute but basically all the book is about Ehd (the caveman) wanting to mate with Elizabeth (Or Beh like Ehd calls her) and to put his babies into her. She’s different but he still thinks that it’s enticing and exiting.

Ehd was really sweet and I loved that he didn’t think that Elizabeth was perfect. Ehd could be insecure but he always puts Beth first. He didn’t like when she made him wash himself or when she opened her mouth and wouldn’t shut up. I actually had a little problem with this since most of the book he complained about her sounds and even put his hand on her mouth at times to shut her up.


4 stars


4 thoughts on “Book Review: Transcendence by Shay Savage

  1. I do like romance and time travel. so I might give this a go. Hopefully there won’t be too many haters that forget that back then women only being good for babies was the norm. The aim was to survive. I look forward to giving this one a go at some point in time (with my ever growing TBR pile!)


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