Since this book was published over two decades ago, there are a lot of cultural references that are dated and cell phones just didn't exist then. But one look at Caroline, and Tucker realizes that she is unlike any other woman he's met. She never rushes a scene, either. Caroline Waverly has fled to Innocence Missisippi to escape the burdens of her high stress career as a famous violinist and the pressure her mother imposes on her. In this case, it all came down to nature.
Narrator was good, but I didn't care for it. I loved how Tucker and Caroline seemed to bring out the best and worst in each other. His last woman has just confronted him. Absolutely amazingly deep, sexy voice. The unabridged version is almost 18 hrs. This was not a favorite of mine. With her career as a the leading concert violist, she sorely needs the peace and sense of place she remembers from her childhood visits.
Except for watching young Cy overcome his fears and find refuge in Tucker, there wasn't much to lighten the heart. Caroline should have told Tucker what really happened, and should have explained the past history. I totally fell into the story and in love with Tucker. Just ignore them and enjoy a fantastic, vintage Nora Roberts book. He was good at the making the characters sound distinctive as well as the emotion that is needed. The romance that grew between Tucker and Caroline absolutely made me swoon.
Addy-Lou, Bobby T, Billy Lee, Lulu, Della, Darlene, Earlene, Christy, Sissy, etc. Tucker's new neighbor, retired concert violinist Caroline Waverly, initially mistrusts him, having just moved in to her recently deceased grandma's house, but soon appreciates his charms and generosity, even to Austin's abused boy Cy, and becomes his lover. There are a number of suspense plots probably too many for my taste if I had been reading that, when added to some well written characters, make this unabridged audio version into pure entertainment. I was engaged all the way through. I was engaged all the way through. But there is more going on in Innocence than meets the eye.
With her descriptions of the town, the people, the main characters and the tidbits of history, I had a crystal clear impression of the world this story took place in. The Heroine Carolyn Waverly is a world famous violinist. There are several plots and subplots swirling around the small southern town of Innocence where gossip is the primary form of communication and it is hot and sticky. I figured out who was the murderer before the denouement, but even I was a bit shocked. Also, far too much religious profanity -- it's on every other page. Tom Stechschulte this audiobook narrator did a wonderful southern accent.
Felt even older than 1991. I like heartwarming romances with a dangerous, suspen Narrator was good, but I didn't care for it. And I'm talking about her books written in the early to mid 90s. All that was missing was a trailer park with a tire hanging from a rope tied to a tree. I didn't laugh once, and rarely smiled.
And he was soooo sexy as Tucker. Roots that are based on a very short visit as a young girl to her grandparents. I kept changing my mind. I'm going to attribute it to the fact that it was originally written almost 20 years ago. But her descriptions aren't fillers only there to increase word count. Nora Roberts, bestselling author of The Reef and Genuine Lies, mixes scorching passion with icy suspense in her classic novel of murder and infatuation in a southern town now available in hardcover for the first time. I'm rating this only a 3.
She meets Tucker Longstreet, who seems to be a lazy, well off guy who doesn't do much except womanize. She meets Tucker Longstreet, I can so picture Paul Newman in his prime playing this role. He is in charge of the many businesses his family has interest in. Recommended if you can find it. Almost didn't finish it, but wanted to see if I had the villain pegged yes. Too many sluts screwing everything in sight, married or single — I'm talking about Josie, especially, but also Eddy-Lou and Darlene. We've got lust, cheating on spouses, revenge, and so much more.
I think she proved that with atleast the main characters in the book. Since this book was published over two decades ago, there are a lot of cultural references that are dated and cell phones just didn't exist then. I'd heard him once on a Christine Feehan series which he also narrates but Carnal Innocence shows off his skills a lot more. I especially enjoyed hearing the actors slip in and out of their bogus, Honey Chile southern accents. Caroline Waverly has fled to Innocence Missisippi to escape the burdens of her high stress career as a famous violinist and the pressure her mother imposes on her. A world-famous violinist has escaped to Innocence to find herself and her roots.