Shay Savage – Transcendence

Transcendence by Shay Savage

Source: Personal Library
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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.

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It’s official: I’ve fallen in love with a caveman…

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

It’s hard to write a review when you’re absolutely blown away… and that is precisely what has happened with this book…

Before I started reading Transcendence, I believed the following:
I thought it was impossible to have a full length novel where there are less than six words of dialogue spoken between the characters.

IF you managed to write a novel after accomplishing such an unbelievable feat, I would have told you there was no way I would believe a love story could flourish between to characters who said less than half a dozen words to each other…

Or at least not a believable love story…

I would have been wrong.
So, so wrong…

Is there anything Shay Savage can’t do?
I can hardly believe that I have to add a CAVEMAN to my harem of Book Boyfriends, but I do…


In my mind, she is with me always and forever.

Ehd is a caveman – not the metaphorical Neanderthal alpha-male, he’s literally a caveman. He lives in a cave, forages, and hunts with a spear. He lost his tribe and now lives completely alone. The entire story is told from his perspective and his primitive understanding of situations is often humorous, and always entertaining. One day while hunting, he comes across a hysterical female…


She is so beautiful – her smooth hair and her deep eyes and her creamy, pale skin. I don’t like the noises she makes, but she looks to be able enough, even if she is small. I briefly wonder is she is fertile and if she would bear a child who looks like me.
I like this idea.
A lot.
Finally, after all this time alone, I have a mate.

We’re able to glean from Ehd’s limited understanding of the universe, that Elizabeth (“Beh” to Ehd’s primitive language skills) does not belong in this time period. She is a contemporary woman who suddenly appears in a caveman’s pit trap…

This book was un-put-down-able perfection and I loved every unique moment of it.
I laughed, I cried, I swooned… I wound up with a massive book hangover which could only be cured by peach margaritas.
Don’t judge 😉
This is the kind of book I can read over and over again…

Fun Fact: I had the opportunity to chat with Shay Savage at the 2014 louisville Author Event.

She’s not only a talented author, she’s also a fabulous person to talk to. Also… She & C.L. Parker got a bit drunk which was endlessly entertaining!

The Savage Trainer (Cover Model), Shurrn, & Shay Savage)

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This book has been awarded the following honors by The Smutsonian. Click the stars to see the full list of books who won awards in each category!

Best of 2014

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