By: Shay Savage
4 “Caveman Love” Stars
Genre: Time Travel
Price: $4.99 for Kindle
Quick Thoughts: The end makes the entire book.
What would you do if you found yourself transported unwittingly back before civilization. Would you have the skills necessary to make a life for yourself? To survive and thrive in a time before iPhones and grocery stores? I’ll me honest and say, I would probably have died. I hated the ONE time I have ever camped. Dirt and bugs don’t really do much for me, and even though I had prepackaged MREs (Meals Ready-To-Eat) and a tent, I was more than ready for that weekend to be over so I could go back to the real world of air-conditioning and Candy Crush.
Transcendence is a story in a prehistoric man named Ehd POV. Now before you go imagining the Geico cavemen, the autor’s note in the beginning said that in lieu of historical accuracies of the people living in such a time, Ms. Savage created her own man who lived during this time. A man who though not yet evolved to include speech, was able to invent and learn, and also closer to appearance to our modern day hotties. So less this:
Ehd finds a young oddly dressed girl in his pit trap one day. He knows she isn’t from the area and doesn’t understand what she is trying to communicate. Despite that, he saves her and brings her back to his cave in hopes that she would see how well of a provider he could be, and stay with him. He has been alone for a long time, and craves company to ward off the crushing loneliness that fills his day. Having someone to care for now gives him purpose, and he doesn’t want to lose her.
I will provide for her. I will protect her. I will give her everything that she wants.
This book is so interesting because as a reader, you are experiencing life as him, it is simple and hard but rewarding as well. He has short goals, and his happiness seemed pure because without the distractions that we as modern humans have, his was solely dependent on making her happy and keeping her fed and safe. Meanwhile, trying to “put a baby in her belly”. LOL
If you like “fish out of water” stories, or time travel romances, this isn’t one to pass up.