Review ~ Transcendence by Shay Savage
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
As a whole, the romance was the biggest attraction for me in this book. Ehd and Beh, a caveman and a modern girl, had a love of a lifetime. I love the idea and the premise of the story. Modern girl goes back in time and meets a caveman. He’s alone and loves her instantly. He wants her as his mate, but she is resistant at first. Now, we only get this story from his POV, which can be a bit difficult, because he is a caveman and not very intelligent.
There were some things that I thought were lacking. I would have loved to know what he looked like. Was he a Neanderthal or Cro-Magnon? Why didn’t Ehd try to teach Beh his language or sign language, which would have been easier than him learning hers? There was barely any dialogue because of the lack of ability to communicate. This could have been worked out and fixed in so many ways. The story had so much more potential if it was detailed a bit more.
Don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t a bad story, it was kind of fun and entertaining. The love the two shared touched me greatly and how they overcame some of the obstacles of that time and because of their differences were what made it completely interesting. As a caveman, Ehd had sex on the mind all the time, and it was funny. He wanted to put a baby in her, every moment of the day. 🙂 So, there were quite a bit of sexy times in this story. Beh, a virgin, somehow was able to teach him how to please her and she pleased him. It was much different than the way Ehd was used to.
If you’re looking for a light easy read with a great love story and minimal conflict, then this is for you. 🙂
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.