• Take Me to the River

  • Mountain Men of Whiskey River, Book 1
  • By: Kaci Rose
  • Narrated by: Krys Janae, Javi Wilder
  • Length: 5 hrs and 24 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (39 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

What's a girl to do when she finds a sexy giant bathing in the river?

Emelie

Who leaves their girlfriend in the woods after a fight?

My now ex-boyfriend, that’s who. One fight—okay, a big fight—because I found out he was cheating on me while we were camping, and poof! He left me in the woods. 

So, I start walking to town, only I get turned around and end up at the river, where I meet Axel. This guy is huge.

With a storm rolling in, I don’t have much choice but to trust him and take shelter in his cabin, since I’ve been walking for hours away from town. 

Several days of rain wash out the road and it looks like I’m stuck here with my giant. Only he’s nothing like I thought he’d be. He’s quiet, watchful, smart, and funny.

Axel

I’ve lived alone for years, and I’ve been okay with that—until one day she finds me bathing at the river. 

She is small, cute, and talks a lot. I find I don’t mind it. 

When the storm washes out the only road into town and she is stranded with me a while longer, I am grateful for more time with her. 

I like her in my space. I like showing her what I do, and how I survive out here. I like her in my bed. 

After years of living alone, I find little appeal in it anymore. 

When her ex-boyfriend shows up at my door, can I convince her to stay?

Can I ask her to give up a life in town for one out here in the mountains with me?

This is a steamy, gentle giant, mountain man romance. No cliff-hangers. As always, there is a satisfying happily ever after. 

If you love steamy romances with hot love scenes, mountains, rivers, and mountain men, then this one is for you.

©2021 Kaci Rose / Five Little Roses Publishing (P)2022 Kaci Rose / Five Little Roses Publishing

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Definitely a great start to a new series!

I actually loved this mountain romance. My only gripe was it wasn't long enough so I could enjoy more heat. Please someone take me to the mountains & just leave me with Axel & I wouldn't complain one bit! Can't wait for the rest of this series to continue! This one added to my favorites!

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This story wasn't very long but had a lot packed in and I loved every minute. These 2 were made for each other and it makes me excited to read the other stories.

This book had next to no drama in the sense where it was like will she/he or won't she/he because of the inner monologues and I really liked that. But the lead up to when they actually sleep together was so freaking 🔥, and when they actually did. It was unbelievable. Can't wait for the next in the series.


As far as narration, the male narrator was great, his female narrative was great as well. As far as the female narrator goes, she made him sound robotic and sometimes she did as well but I didn't cringe listening to her.

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the petite beauty and the gentle giant

First off, this cover is Mountain Man goals! Axel is the definition of a gentle giant, and this cover matches him perfectly. The cover definitely draws you in. Emelie's jerk face boyfriend not only cheats on her, but ditches her in a forest. Rude! She gets lost trying to find her way out, and instead finds the smeggsy, gentle giant Axel. He's immediately drawn to how cute, sweet, and petite Emelie is. She's the first woman to see past his scarred, giant stature. She sees him for the loyal, honest, humble, and caring man that he is. And of course, his dirty talk helps! (Bites lip) He's a true alpha male. Huge, protective, and strong. Emelie takes to the mountain life like she was always meant for it. Their connection was immediate and heart felt. If you like insta-love and mountain men, this is the [audio]book for you! Krys Janae and Javi Wilder were perfectly cast for their roles. Their timing, pitch, pace, and tones were great. The story is told from both POVs, and their characterizations were perfect for that. Their narration made this journey so enjoyable. Thank you to PFP for gifting me this exciting audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

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Shorter but nice characters

While this is a shorter story it really is filled with wonderful characters. This is a insta-love close proximity story with a gentle giant. Axel is just the best and she was lucky to stumble across him. He has a softer side that he shows Emelie but then there is that jealous side that pops out too. Overall he is a lucky guy who happens to be in the right place at the right time.

I did listen to this on audio. The two narrators both new to me. They each did a nice job on this story filled with sexy times, danger and a nasty ex.

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hot and steamy romance

I absolutely loved this book. I can hardly wait to read the rest of the series!!

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Steamy!

This was my first Kacy Rose' book. This is the first book in the Mountain Men of Whiskey River series. Axel and Emelie's story is steamy, and fast-paced. Axel, a mountain man, is alpha, possessive, and protective. Emelie, a city girl, is beautiful, strong, and smart. They are opposites attract, and they share an instant attraction, and a sizzling chemistry. The supporting characters are intriguing. The storyline is interesting. Krys Janae and Javi Wilder did a great job with the narration. Looking forward for more in the series. #TheFlock

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So enjoyed this audiobook!

Being new to Ms.Rose's work i've been wanting to pick up her books for quite some time now. As soon as i found out about this audiobook i knew i had listen to it! I started listening to it as soon as i could and got right into the Mountain Men of Whiskey River world. I so enjoyed this listen!

Being new to both Krys Janae and Javi Wilder i couldn't wait to listen to their narration! These two captured my attention so quickly with their voices. I got so into this story and their narration. They were both so good! I really enjoyed what Krys and Javi brought to the story as Emelie and Axel!

Emelie and Axel's journey pulled me in! These two are brought into each other's lives when Emelie's ex leaves her stranded in the woods and she meets Axel at the river. I couldn't wait to see how everything would play out for these two!

I really liked the way these two were brought together and getting to dig into both of their minds. The chemistry between these two was heat filled and great! I wasn't sure what all to expect in their story and that got me even more into this audiobook! I felt many things throughout listening as well!

With Take Me To The River, Ms.Rose has created such a good story that will grab your attention and make you blush! I can't wait to pick up more of her work, especially the Mountain Men of Whiskey River books! I am so looking forward to listening to more of Krys's and Javi's narration in the future as well!

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A Mountain Man Romance

Take Me To The River by Kaci Rose is a mountain man romance that I listened to on audio narrated by Krys Janae and Javi Wilder. This is the first book in the Mountain Men Of Whiskey River series and can be read as a standalone.

I liked the relationship between Emelie and Axel. Their relationship moves quickly but they bring out the best in each other. I really enjoyed getting both of their points of view throughout the book.

Krys and Javi did a great job on the narration. I look forward to listening to more of their work in the future.

I would recommend this book if you like instant connection romances, mountain man romances, or contemporary romance.


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A great start to a new series

I've listened to several audiobooks by Kaci Rose. I really enjoyed this shorter listen. Axel was "a giant" living in the wilderness glad to be away from the city. Emelie stumbled upon him after she was abandoned by her boyfriend...no, ex-boyfriend...to find her way out. It was an insta-love romance and made me smile as well as my heart squeeze. I look forward to the next books. These are standalone books. We did get a glimpse of the next book at the end.

Javi Wilder and Krys Janae are excellent narrators. Their performances made the book roll like a movie in my head. Well done!

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Take Me to the River

This is the first book in the Mountain Men of Whiskey River series. This book starts off when Emily was on a camping trip with her boyfriend, when she finds out that he has been cheating on her for over a year. She goes for a hike to clear her thoughts. She comes back to find that her boyfriend has cleared the campsite and left her stranded. She tries to find her way to the road but takes the wrong turn. She stumbles upon Axel in the river. He gives her shelter from the storm. This is a stranded in small area trope. I love the connection between Emily and Axel. I can’t wait for the next book in the series. Krys Janae and Javi Wilder did a fantastic job narrating this book.

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  • Erin
  • 06-17-22

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This was a a quick listen, it was sweet & spicy. The narration for both characters was really good!

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  • 06-05-22

Good Listen

Emelie dumps her boyfriend and he leaves her stranded in the woods. She walks up on a stranger and he rescues her. Now she must show him that size does not matter and he is everything that she wants and loves his way of living.
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  • 05-20-22

A Mountain Man Romance

Take Me To The River by Kaci Rose is a mountain man romance that I listened to on audio narrated by Krys Janae and Javi Wilder. This is the first book in the Mountain Men Of Whiskey River series and can be read as a standalone.

I liked the relationship between Emelie and Axel. Their relationship moves quickly but they bring out the best in each other. I really enjoyed getting both of their points of view throughout the book.

Krys and Javi did a great job on the narration. I look forward to listening to more of their work in the future.

I would recommend this book if you like instant connection romances, mountain man romances, or contemporary romance.


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  • Gillek2
  • 05-19-22

Emelie & Axel!

It started out as a romantic camping adventure that would allow Emelie to spend some time with her boyfriend, but their trip took a turn as not only had he betrayed her but her left alone with no supplies. She knows she needs to find her way home but that is easier said than done until she comes across a sexy mountain man who comes to her rescue.

Axel may be large in stature, but his heart is even bigger. He is enchanted by Emelie from their first meeting and when a storm has them spending time together at his cabin those feelings only become stronger, but will he be able to convince her that when the storm leaves, she doesn’t have to?

Emelie is a gift that Axel never thought he would receive while Axel shows Emilie what love truly is and seeing the romance between them is everything you could ask for and more. The narrators were a great choice for the characters as they brought out both the sensitive and strong sides of Axel as well as the independent side of Emelie. 🎧Audiobook Obsession

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  • PATRICIA
  • 05-18-22

Easy to fall in love!

Take Me to the River. Yes, please do! This is my first Kaci Rose book, and definitely won't be my last. Mountain man meets city girl, and I am totally in love. Emelie Owen is out in the wilderness, camping with her boyfriends. Things go awry, she storms off and he leaves her there! Right there, I was thinking good riddance. But what will become of this girl left in the woods. Lost, no car, no place to sleep. But the man coming out of the river, he knows what to do with her. Axel has been off the grid for years. Loving his solitude, he is a true mountain man. He lives off the land, makes things to sell, and now has found Emelie. With bad weather coming, things are looking grim, but with these two, there is a lot to do! Adventurous, exciting, fun and sensual, this story has all the things I love to listen to. Emelie is a woman coming into her own, figuring out her wants and needs, and I applaud her! Axel, a little caveman like, he is protective and attentive, and if that cover tells you anything, it's he's quite the man. It's a great listen, lets us meet some interesting people and leaves us wanting the next book in this series! I can't wait!

Krys Janae and Javi Wilder bring the gem to life. They are a fantastic team, each understanding their character and giving the nuances needed to create their personalities. Janae as Emelie keeps her real. She has a lot going on, a lot of emotion and finds the best voice for her. Axel is the alpha male, and Wilder knows how to play him. Strong, sensual and protective, we can feel Axel's love grow. It's an amazing pairing for this story and an enjoyable listen.