Transcendence Book Review

June 27, 2014 / 8 comments

Transcendence Book ReviewTranscendence by Shay Savage
Published by Self-Published on February 13th 2014
Genres: Historical Romance
Format: ebook
Source: Borrowed
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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.


My Thoughts:

I typically avoid stories that involve any sort of history because they honestly put me to Zzzzzzzz – sleep. Yeah, I know I’m ridiculous, right?  But since I’ve  loved every single book written by Shay Savage so far  I thought it would give this one a try. Lo and behold, to my surprised  there was not a single boring thing about this unique story.

From the very first chapter I became fully vested in Ehd’s life. I wanted to know  where he came from, how he ended up all alone and his means of survival throughout the years. I thought that Ehd was interesting enough but when Beh was added into the equation her presence further piqued my curiosity.

Who wouldn’t be intrigued with a modern-day woman ending up in prehistoric times?  Wouldn’t you want to know how  she would survive in such a rudimentary world? As the story goes on, we observe  how Ehd and Beh’s basic instincts and preservation take hold and bring them together. We also become witnesses to their love, prosperity and even in their hardship.

“My life with Beh was beautiful, transcending everything that set us apart from each other.”

 The character building especially on Beh’s part was magnificent. I appreciated her strength, her resourcefulness and eventually how affectionate she became towards Ehd and the family.  I thought Ehd made a perfect match for Beh. He always thought that his “Luffs” was strange but that didn’t stop him  from loving, caring and protecting her by all means necessary.

Again, I was impressed with the way Shay Savage was able to tell this story in the males point of view. And while there is no actual conversations actually going on  throughout the entire book  (say what?) – that never deterred me from the overall story. In my opinion, these were the two major reasons that made this book  that exceptional.

Bottom line is I loved this book. I can’t  even describe how enraptured I was with these two dissimilar people. They  literally came from different worlds and to see them becoming one was just simply breathtaking.

Transcendence was truly  nothing like I have ever read before and I applaud Shay Savage for opening my eyes and providing me a great opportunity to appreciate a different sub-genre in romance.

The Verdict:




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About Shay Savage

Shay Savage lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her husband, two children, 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, and loves soccer in any and all forms. During the fall, she coaches her daughter’s soccer team. Though she currently works in the technology field, her school background is in psychology, and she brings a lot of that knowledge into the characters within her stories.

8 Responses to “Transcendence Book Review”

  1. kp

    I don’t typically read Historical Romance but am looking forward to this one!

  2. Maria Malaveci

    My favorite Historical Romance and favorite books ever are Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons ♥

  3. Erika

    I do sometimes! Dying to read this one! Love The Bronze Horseman series best! Thanks!

  4. Sonya McAlister

    It depends on what the historical romance is about. Thanks for the Give Away

  5. Desiree Griggs

    Not sure if I have read one, but I’d love to read this one! Thanks for the chance!!

  6. Anna Kidd

    Thanks for the giveaway! I don’t really read historical romance but this one looks really good! So here’s to hoping I win. 😉

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