• Honey from the Lion: A Love Across Time Story

  • Love Across Time, Book 2
  • By: Jackie North
  • Narrated by: Greg Boudreaux
  • Series: Love Across Time, Book 2
  • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Romance
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (45 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Soulmates across time. A love that was meant to be. 

In present day, Laurie, tired of corporate life, takes a much-needed vacation at Farthingdale Dude Ranch.

The very first night, a freak blizzard combined with a powerful meteor shower takes Laurie back to the year 1891. When he wakes up in a snowbank, his only refuge is an isolated cabin inhabited by the gruff, grouchy John Henton, who only wants to be left alone. His sense of duty prevails, however, and he takes Laurie under his care, teaching him how to survive on the wild frontier.

As winter approaches, Laurie's normally fun-loving manner makes it difficult for him to connect with John, but in spite of John's old-fashioned ways, the chemistry between them grows. 

Sparks fly as the blizzard rages outside the cabin. Can two men from different worlds and different times find happiness together? 

A male/male time travel romance, complete with hurt/comfort, true confessions, a shared bed, fireplace kisses, the angst of separation, and true love across time.

©2018 Jackie North (P)2021 Jackie North

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Sweet

This was a really sweet book but it made me sad too because the whole time I was sad for what I knew would happen. I’m a huge soft when it comes to certain things and this book definitely checked that box. It was a really good book but it tugged at my heart strings.

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Only ok *some small spoilers *

The narrator was excellent. But the story bogged down and got sort of boring and predictable. I always have trouble with time travel stories where a modern person chooses to stay in the past. I could never give up modern conveniences like antibiotics and civil rights… and Netflix.

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Sign me up? NOT!

The book was beautifully done by the author and vocally rendered perfectly by Greg Boudreaux however I just found the idea of giving up modern life as an overworked software engineer for closeted love 132 years ago in the backside of nowhere unattractive. Even assuming the couple took up small western hotel management life after the book ended, the utter boredom not to mention the lack of modern medicine makes that future in that past time repugnant. The idea of running away to a simpler time has some merit provided you can return at will. One calls that vacation not love. Given the prospect in living in the age of Coved 19 and the cholera epidemic or plagues of the past please give me the present rather than the past. If I wanted a simple life living under a rock I chose a modern rock with hot running water then haling it cold from the well or stream.

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Classic for all time

I love this series and this one in particular. The kindle version is great but listening makes it so much better. I will admit I did use the .9 speed version to slow it down little bit as to savor it more. Just my opinion.

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Stunning Romance, Boudreaux is Fantastic!

Honey From the Lion, the second book in Jackie North’s standalone Love Across Time series, is now available in audio, beautifully performed by Greg Boudreaux. Jackie North captures every bit of romance between these two desperately lonely souls, and slowly, tenderly, lets them fall in love. If the thought of being snowed in with a gorgeous (but completely unrefined) bear of a man, and all the amenities of 1891, strikes up a note of romance in your heart, then this is the story for you! 

I love historicals, and Jackie North squeezes all kinds of fascinating tid-bits about the late 1800s into Honey From the Lion. Balancing the romanticism of cozy evenings by the fire, with the hardship of living in an uninsulated cabin, what struck me most about their daily life is the welcome absence of 21st Century issues.

Told completely from Laurie’s point of view, we know from the start how unhappy and unfulfilled he’s feeling with his life. As a last-minute escape from his anxiety and stress, Laurie figures a complete change is what’s needed to shake up his routine. It’s clear what this sweet, somewhat shy guy needs are the right circumstances (and the right man) to help him bloom.

It’s impressive how Jackie North expresses Laurie’s wonder and confusion as he tries to make sense of his situation. As he stumbles upon the rustic cabin, he reasons that John must be a reenactment actor, and struggles to play along with the 19th Century living conditions. Plus, just let me say, the scene where Laurie realizes he’s going to have to actually use an outhouse is completely priceless!

This is an absolutely fantastic slow-burn romance, and the pace of the courtship is perfect. Laurie proceeds with caution, mindful of John’s inexperience, as well as the stigma of being sexual with another man in the 19th Century. Carefully introducing John to one sensation after the other, giving John the time he needs to get comfortable, and gradually accept what’s happening between them. And when John finally embraces his love for Laurie, it’s absolutely glorious.

Greg Boudreaux delivers an amazing performance in the audio version of Honey From the Lion. With a real talent for expressing emotion, Mr. Boudreaux makes the most of the highs and lows in this story. All of Laurie's experiences feel so intimate, and the tremendous angst of the romance between these two lost souls is heartbreakingly beautiful.

Laurie is a complex character, a real mixture of innocence and confidence, and Greg Boudreaux captures it all. His childlike delight in building a snowman, his wee temper tantrums, and eventual sulking when he doesn’t get his way. Laurie’s emotional journey comes through loud and clear. And I love the warm and mellow voice Greg Boudreaux uses for John. It is so sexy! Gruff and unrefined, we gradually discover that John is a lion with the most tender heart. Laurie has to pull out all the stops to get some honey from this wounded warrior, but it is one hundred percent worth the effort!

I’ve quickly become a fan of Jackie North, and these Love Across Time romances are addictive. Each novel has a very different flavor, and I’m looking forward to each of them (hopefully in audio!). Honey From the Lion is an unforgettable and heartbreakingly beautiful love story, and one for the top of my re-listen pile.

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Great Story Great Performance

Jackie has a great story, Greg Bourdeaux has a great voice, what a perfect combination.
I read the book and listening to this made the story came alive.
Honey from the Lion has already my favorite story from Jackie North list.
Couldn't recommended this enough if you're looking for time travel story that breaks your heart and heartwarming at the same time.
And of course a perfect HEA!

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Loved!!

Seriously loved John and Laurie! Loved the romance of the story! John was a grumpy curmudgeon and Laurie was perfect for him! The narrator did a fantastic job! His voice was perfect for the characters!

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Great Listen

I love this book and the narrator. Hearing the characters come to life brings it to a new level. I absolutely love this and can’t wait for the next one.

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Love John and Little Red

I love Greg Boudreux’s voice and he did yet another wonderful job bringing John and Little Red (Laurie) to life. This audio was released just after Jackie North’s newest book (The Foreman and the Drifter) and it took me back to Farthingdale Ranch. It was so nice having a blast from the past and putting all the threads together between what was mentioned in that novel and this audiobook.

Laurie is transported back to 1891 after he books some R&R at a dude ranch in Wyoming. He disappears from Farthingdale Ranch in present day and lands in the past right in the middle of a freezing snowstorm. He finds shelter with John Henton in his lone cabin in the middle of a snowstorm, and both men grow closer together.

The past and the future seem to blur together as Laurie slowly falls in love with John and has to decide which time to pursue his happiness in. What a wonderful journey back to 1891 with John and his Little Red in the middle of the Wyoming winter. I fell in love with the rustic warmth of John’s cabin, the woods, sweet romantic moments, and Laurie’s good humor and sarcastic city slicker ways :) Another brilliant audiobook by the fabulous Greg and one of my favorite books by Jackie North!

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Enjoyed It a Lot

I enjoyed this beautiful love story where character had to travel in time and make lots of adjustments to find his one and only. Though I am not a huge fan of slow burn stories, this book had a good pacing and it felt right that it took time for John and Laurie to develop their relationship. This was my first book by the author and I will check out her other stories. Narrator did a great job with story and voices and made this a perfect listening experience. I am looking forward to more of Love Across Time stories.

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  • Rudi
  • 05-08-21

John and his little red fox

Laurie needs a break from his life and decides on a holiday on a dude ranch. He's nothing like a cowboy, but for some reason he's drawn to Farthingdale and its ranch. On his first night they all try to connect with each other around the fire and listening to stories told by Bill, the old ranch hand who knows lots of them. His voice lulls Laurie to sleep, but when he wakes up, he's no longer on the ranch, but almost buried in deep snow. He walks and finds a wooden cabin and a very stern man, John. But what creeps him out the most is that it doesn't seem to be the present, but the past. Over hundred years ago, when John was a frontier and mapping out the country for the railroad company and trying to stay a life in the rough country. But as it was in those days, the two men need to learn to rely on each other in order to survive. But what will happen when relying turns into something more, something that could have you killed. When I read this story for the first time, it took me a couple of days before grabbing a new book. It was such an amazing and emotional journey. The voice of Greg Boudreaux gives me shivers and enhances this story of Old Joe and his little red one. Definitely worth the 5 starts if not more.

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  • Ronald Betts
  • 04-16-21

An emotional roller coaster

I think this is a real emotional story love comes to two men across time and at one point can give you watery eyes, its truly a beautiful story and well narrated. I had to listen to the last three chapters a second time and I'm sure I will come back to it and listen again.

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  • Rebekah
  • 04-11-21

Brill

This is a brilliant story that shows how love can blossom. I loved how Laurie and John spend time together and their chemistry blossoms.
Greg did a brill job in bringing the characters to life.

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  • Mandy ryder
  • 04-08-21

Beautiful story

There is absolutely nothing about this audiobook I didn’t like. Such a beautiful story. I was so captivated I listened to the whole book in one day. As always the narration is top quality. I can’t recommend this enough.

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  • Lydia Devlin
  • 04-05-21

Beautiful!

I absolutely loved this audiobook and I am more than happy to recommend it!
Beautifully written, and beautifully performed by Greg Boudreaux,who, effortlessly brings Jackie North's characters and their story to life.
I don't want to give spoilers for this audiobook,I want to urge listeners to immerse themselves in this absolutely gorgeous time travel romance.

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  • Vania
  • 04-02-21

Beautiful time travel love!

This book has a slow feel to it that matches perfectly the time and place setting. A cabin in Wyoming in the winter of 1891, time passes slowly and unhurriedly, and this is how this beautiful story flows, too. It deserves to be read curled up in a blanket wrap in front of a fireplace!

Laurie and John are forced to stay together in the cabin by Laurie’s time travel, and their love evolves slowly but surely over the time.
I love how John seems to relax and grow more comfortable with Laurie and with himself with the passing of the days, and how he cares for his Little Red.

This second book in the Love Across Time series is a beautiful addition, and I’m so glad to know that there will be two more!

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  • RjS
  • 03-31-21

Lovely story - beautifully told

I loved this story when I first read it but Greg’s narration took it to a new level. His voices are perfect for John and Laurie. This will become a new comfort listen for me. I loved it! ❤️