Librarian s note This is an Alternate Cover Edition for ASIN BIFVAXYIt 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 herElizabeth 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 struggleWith 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 5 Stars A book that will be forever in my heartWhat can I say about this mind reeling book I promised myself to only read the first chapter to get a feel for itYeah, right.Four and a half hours later, I had murdered this book, and myself in the meantime.Never have I had emotions pulled from me like I had with Transcendence.I am still speechless.It took me a little while to get used to the style of narration, but once I was in, I was IN As in completely invested and wanting to learn5 Stars A book that will be forever in my heartWhat can I say about this mind reeling book I promised myself to only read the first chapter to get a feel for itYeah, right.Four and a half hours later, I had murdered this book, and myself in the meantime.Never have I had emotions pulled from me like I had with Transcendence.I am still speechless.It took me a little while to get used to the style of narration, but once I was in, I was IN As in completely invested and wanting to learn , turning pages as quickly as I could.14% in, I had shed my first tears Tears which would be the first of many Don t misunderstand me This is a LOVE STORY About a committed couple who would do anything for one another The love they share is special in a way that is a so beautiful, it will bring you to tears.Annnnd i m crying again Damn you, Shay Savage You brilliant woman, you We get inside the mind of caveman, Ehd, who is a smart guy, although he has no way to express himself with words, he does a fine job with grunts, growls and actions We begin the story at the very depths of his depression, for he is lonely He has been alone for a long time He only wants a mate Companionship Someone to share his life with.Enter Elizabeth AKA Beh I m almost afraid to tell youabout this book It is honestly not something I can tell you about It is something you need to experience.I normally need a lot of dialogue between characters to enjoy a book This book doesn t have much dialogue and I ll be honestit didn t need it Not at all.Unlike any book I ve ever read.This book is now on my Top Five Favourite books EVER Get this book right now You will laugh, cry and melt You will fall in love with these characters and when they are in pain, you will feel it in your very soul.A love story to top all love stories ok I ve been reading the reviews for this and am getting a little disturbed reviewers are going on and on about how excited they are to read a romance that features a Neanderthal come on, ladies Neanderthals aren t even our own species well I suppose they are a subspecies of the homo sapien but still I bet there s not a single Neanderthal in Transcendence.now here is an example of a Neanderthal do you seriously want that Neanderthal all over you really or how about this fellow ok I ve been reading the reviews for this and am getting a little disturbed reviewers are going on and on about how excited they are to read a romance that features a Neanderthal come on, ladies Neanderthals aren t even our own species well I suppose they are a subspecies of the homo sapien but still I bet there s not a single Neanderthal in Transcendence.now here is an example of a Neanderthal do you seriously want that Neanderthal all over you really or how about this fellow sisters, what you are looking for is a CRO MAGNON man.here s a typical Cro Magnon hunk hubba hubba you know you want to get with that.even the professor below recognizes the charisma and sex appeal of the Cro Magnon stud so get it straight, please NO to Neanderthals YES to Cro Magnons there is a reason why Cro Magnons survived and Neanderthals went the way of the dinosaur it s cause those Cro Magnons were so darned cute, obviously I finally got around to reading this below is a review, with spoilersview spoiler my experience with romance novels is fairly minimal although I do have a bit of experience it is a genre I find fascinating , so I wasn t sure what to make of this one when I was reading it it just felt so unusual to me, and refreshing can something be refreshing if you haven t been burnt out on other things like it I dunno but this was a charming read and had me smiling throughout.I thought when I started trying out romance novels a bit ago that I would be attracted to the darker,fucked up romances, particularly since my favorite so far is the very morbid The Silver Devil but I loved the lightness and the warmth in this one it could also be that I ve been in a cheerful mood these days and the novel didn t take me away from that.I had some issues with Ehd s internal voice mainly the language he used and the way he described things didn t really seem to fit how a prehistoric type would think but that was easy to let go of and after a while it didn t bother me at all the repetitiousness of some of Ehd s commentary annoyed me in the beginning as well until it didn t it began to feel like the way a person like Ehd would actually think it became sorta cute too, with his constant focus on Beth s strangeness and his frequent desire to put a baby in her.so Ehd was adorable and so was Beh I actually liked her character just as much her excitement at being able to make useful things was a lot of fun.about halfway through I began to wonder if there would actually be a sex scene and then BOOM here comes the very graphic sex and there sure was a lot of it but it is hard for me to consider this an erotic novel, no matter how explicitly the sex was described I wasn t turned on I was charmed the sex scenes were sweet and even heartwarming, which kept me cheerful because these are two virginal kids just discovering sex I wish sex could be as positive an experience for all virgins.I loved the whole set up of the story it was interesting reading something that was about living in a prehistoric world on a day to day basis, the minutiae in the descriptions how to stay safe, how to stay warm, how to prepare for winter, etc I suppose some could find the repetitiveness of the storyline to be tedious but I found it to be absorbing there is also something fascinating to me about a story that is solely concerned with a man and a woman loving each other in this time period and with no interest in telling any other story but that one basic story being set in a prehistoric time made the love story intriguingly stark.I loved where the novel went, that sure was unexpected the story follows them until they die in each other s arms at a nicely old age it was so tender, so loving for a long time I was wondering where the title would come in, and hey there it is at the end, and it made perfect sense this is mainly a 3 star book for me and I like my 3 star books, it s not a bad rating but I was quite moved by its gentle ending.liked the minor science fiction rationale in the epilogue clever overall the book was original and highly enjoyable I d recommend it to Romance readers but I don t really know what Romance readers are generally into I hope they like this sort of romance hide spoiler 5 I Luffed this book Stars Transcendence was unlike any book I have ever read To be honest, after reading the blurb I wasn t too sure if it sounded like something I would like After hearing a few friends rave about it, I decided to give it a go I m so happy I did A beautiful, moving, and original story told in the pov of Edh, our caveman.Edh has been living alone for a long time After his tribe was destroyed many seasons ago, he was the only survivor Going at it alone isn t easy He l 5 I Luffed this book Stars Transcendence was unlike any book I have ever read To be honest, after reading the blurb I wasn t too sure if it sounded like something I would like After hearing a few friends rave about it, I decided to give it a go I m so happy I did A beautiful, moving, and original story told in the pov of Edh, our caveman.Edh has been living alone for a long time After his tribe was destroyed many seasons ago, he was the only survivor Going at it alone isn t easy He longs for companionship One day out of no where, Edh finds a girl in a trap he set She is dressed in clothing he s never seen and she s making strange noises, but it s okay He s just happy not to be alone any The girl gets out that her name is Beh Edh decides Beh will be his mate Beh doesn t seem like any of the women of his tribe, and he doesn t understand He wants to get her to like him, to show her that she will be safe and provided for with him, but he feels like he is failingI had thought getting her to like me would be fairly simple, but now that I have shown her everything I have, she seems bored, and I do not feel like a very good mate It takes some time, but slowly Beh starts to warm up to him After spendingtime with her, he realizes how happy he is not to be alone any He isn t so focused on mating He doesn t care that she s different, or that she doesn t seem to be able to communicate with him just yet He only wants her to be there with himShe may be strange she may not know how to make baskets, and she may be very noisy, but she is my mate, and I m thrilled she is here She s my mate, she s unusual, and she s mine It takes Beh some time to come around I m sure she is not used to Edh s ways, and she doesn t know whats going on at first Once she gets to see the real Edh, and see what kind of heart he has, she can t help but start to fall for him Edh was the sweetest, most kind and caring man I had the biggest smile on my face for a majority of the book Every time I heard him ask for a khzz or tell Beh he luffed her, I melted The chemistry between these two was smoking hot But it wasn t just sexual This book was filled with so many beautiful and tender moments between these two Some brought me to tears, one straight up had me crying view spoiler I wonder what I will do if she doesn t wake up, and I don t have an answer As I lie back down next to her and pull her into my arms, my stomach growls, and suddenly I know exactly what I will do If she doesn t wake up, then I will just lie with her until I don t wake up either hide spoiler Even though there is no real dialogue between these two, you can feel the love they share It is beautiful and moving to see how love can grow between to people so different, different times, different cultures, different languages It just proves that love is limitless Love grows through actions, not just words This book was so different and unique I never thought this concept would appeal to me, but I can honestly say that I loved every bit of this book Just a heads up, this book has little to no dialogue It is told from Edh s pov, so you mainly get his thoughts Being inside his head was a joy Transcendence was a truly beautiful romance and one that stayed on my mind for days after read I can already tell this is going to be on my favorites list for 2014 If you re looking for a fresh and unique romance, pick this one up Transcendence stand alone Ehd Beh s epic love story set in pre historic timesLove, she whispers Luffs I respond, and her smile brightens even Be still my beating heart Transcendence stand alone is an epic love saga in pre historic times Story opens up to caveman Ehd, separated from his tribe, finding a peculiar woman in his trap, Elizabeth, Beh His instinct is to protect her, his baser needs to put a baby in her, but his heart shows him how to Transcendence stand alone Ehd Beh s epic love story set in pre historic timesLove, she whispers Luffs I respond, and her smile brightens even Be still my beating heart Transcendence stand alone is an epic love saga in pre historic times Story opens up to caveman Ehd, separated from his tribe, finding a peculiar woman in his trap, Elizabeth, Beh His instinct is to protect her, his baser needs to put a baby in her, but his heart shows him how to love her and be a family.We get to follow Ehd and Beh through their out of times meeting, awkward courtship, brewing love and on through life s ups and downs Faced with the dangers of their era they fight to survive, learn to persevere and strive to progress set against the backdrop of Ehd s love for Beh.Four words to describe Ehd Protective, charming, noble and sweet.Four words to describe Elizabeth, Beh Brave, moody, nurturing and complacent.Transcendence, told from Ehd s POV, depicts a love so great it transcends time Their story ends full circle, bringing tears to my eyes.Spectacular Unforgettable Epic Thought provokingBeh loves EhdHero rating 5 stars Heroine rating 4 starsSexual tension rating 5 starsSex scenes rating 4 starsSex scenes frequency 4.5 starsPlot rating 4.5 starsDialogue rating 5 starsStorytelling rating 5 starsStory ending rating 5 stars Overall rating 5 starsWould I recommend this book Yes.Would I re read this book Yes.Would I read future books by this author Yes.Thank you to Liz for Buddy reading Signed paperback provided to me by author Shay Savage in exchange for an honest review, but I purchased my own Kindle copy.