Transcendence by Shay Savage Book Review

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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.

Melanie’s 5-SURPRISING Star Review:

Transcendence by Shay Savage is nothing like I’ve ever read before. I’m sure just reading the blurb, you’d have to agree with me without even having to read the entire book. The premise alone had my curiosity piqued to another level. Surprisingly, I actually really enjoyed this book. I loved how Shay was able to relay a strong connection between the characters, Beh and Ehd without so much as a full sentence discussed between them. Their body language and the emotions that they felt towards one another I thought was so cleverly done and even better was how the author was able to show us how their relationship blossomed from initial fear and confusion to a deep seated love between two people who come from very different worlds. It shows us that love no matter the barriers that may exist—– language, era, interests aren’t enough to stifle love and that love transcends beyond all of these.

Though I snickered during some parts of this book because some things were just so out of the norm, there were a whole lot more squirming than snickering going on. OMG, the chemistry between Beh and Ehd were pretty dang hot. I never would have thought that I’d get my lady bits all hot and bothered over a caveman but oh man did they bow down to this adorable caveman. The innocence and the unsureness for some reason just made the hottie tottie scenes ever better. The way in which Beh showed Ehd how to please her and how delighted he was about it just took it up a notch for me and I sure as heck did not expect it to. I have to admit though that there were times I wished to have had actual conversations between Ehd and Beh if even through a glimpse from her perspective. With that, I still have to stand strong in re-iterating how unbelievably clever the author worked around it through body language and how their love and life together developed through seamless time lapses; it was almost like looking into a photo album and understanding just how meaningful that life meant to them.

This book has by far been the most out of the norm love story I’ve come across but it has to also be noted that sometimes different is even better. Transcendence should definitely be added on your to be read lists and when you’ve exhausted yourself with the “same ole, same ole” then I have to insist that you give this adorable caveman and his temptress of a mate a chance because I guarantee it will surprise you in the best way possible.

About the Author:


Shay Savage lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her family and a variety of household pets. She is an accomplished public speaker, and holds the rank of Distinguished Toastmaster from Toastmasters International. When not writing, she enjoys science fiction movies, masquerading as a zombie, is a HUGE Star Wars fan, and member of the 501st Legion of Stormtroopers. When the geek fun runs out, she also loves soccer in any and all forms – especially the Columbus Crew, Arsenal and Bayern Munich – and anxiously awaits the 2014 World Cup. Savage holds a degree in psychology, and she brings a lot of that knowledge into the characters within her stories.


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