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Sam: I can read women better than any blueprint. I understand their secret desires and insecurities, and I know how to get rid of them once I get off. But all bets are off when Tiel Desai slams into my life. I can't read the gorgeous conservatory-trained violinist, but she's the only one keeping me from shattering by small degrees, and I can't let her go.

Tiel: My past - and New Jersey - are far behind me, and now my life is blissfully full of music: playing, teaching, and lecturing and scouring Boston's underground scene with an annoyingly beautiful, troubled, tattooed architect. I'm defenseless against his rooftop kisses and his deep, demanding voice. I have Sam Walsh stuck in my head like a song on repeat, and I'm happy pretending that history won't catch up with me.

©2015 Kate Canterbary (P)2016 Tantor

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I am in love with these audiobooks 😍

These audiobooks just keep getting better.
The narrators are both superb.
I love these books 💜

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  • Jay Michelle
  • 24-03-17

Emotionally Charged, Funny and Uber Sexy!

So far, this is my favorite book in the series. Something about Sam's story and his health issues resonated with me. Sam, the misunderstood playboy meets his other half in Teil in an unlikely place. Both of them.him similar barriers and work to heal each other. At least on the surface.

What I loved most about this story was that I felt the ache in my heart during the climax. I knew it was coming, but the development and the unraveling of their journey gave me tears. Of course there is an HEA, but getting there was the best part.

What can I say about the performance? Lucy Rivers always gives me the feels with. her delivery, pacing and tone and Christian Fox's voice is like melted chocolate. This is one duo I can listen to all day!

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  • Jaime Wilhite
  • 21-09-16

I LOVE this series!!!

I love how real this series is. I feel like these characters would be amazing to hang out with in real life. it really doesn't seem like they are fictional, they feel like real people. I love Sam and Tiel, while not my absolute favorites, they are great in their own right. I have read all the current books in the series so it's nice to be able to listen to them while I work or cook now.

if you haven't given this series a chance, please do. Kate is an amazing author and these are great characters with real substance. I don't think you'll be disappointed.

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  • Michelle
  • 02-08-16

My First Audible and I Loved

What made the experience of listening to Necessary Restorations the most enjoyable?

Christian Fox's voice was swoon worthy. I loved Lucy Rivers voice as well, but oh the feels Christian gave me. I could listen to him read the phone book.

What other book might you compare Necessary Restorations to and why?

None, since this was my first venture into Audibles.

What about Christian Fox and Lucy Rivers ’s performance did you like?

Their story telling was beautiful to hear. Even when they would change their voice from male to female and vice versa it flowed and worked.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

I don't know, but I could get back to you on this.

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  • Liv
  • 24-07-16

I was completely charmed!

Would you listen to Necessary Restorations again? Why?

Yes, the two narrators were excellent, and I really enjoyed the story's pacing and the character development for both Tiel and Sam. I have nothing but praise for the audio production and the well executed plot.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Sam. I have a soft spot for OCD and germaphobic characters because I can identify with them 100%.

Which character – as performed by Christian Fox and Lucy Rivers – was your favorite?

Sam. Again because both narrators had great voices for each character but for Sam in particular and also because I liked the way Sam's mind worked.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Embrace your perviness!

Any additional comments?

This was my first novel by Kate Canterbary, and it certainly won't be my last. Now I'm also incredibly curious about Sam's other siblings. Consequently, a complete series read is a must. I'm also putting narrators Christian Fox and Lucy Rivers on my list of MUST-LISTEN narrators.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-10-20

Necessary Restorations

Bravo 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏. Loved Tiel and Sam. Great story. I’m going to be so sad when Audible escape is gone...let’s see if I stay a member.😪

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  • CHRISTINE Y.
  • 10-08-20

Sam & Tiel

When the story first started, I wanted to hate Sam. He was so selfish in his attitude toward sex and women I couldn't help rolling my eyes each time he reflected on the women and hook ups he preferred either in his thoughts or his convo's with Tiel. As the story progressed and he opened himself up more to Tiel, it became clear how he was using those hook ups to insulate himself from caring for anyone so he could keep his vulnerabilities hidden. Tiel refused to let him hide, though, and he learned to reveal the man who just wanted someone to see him, not his health issues and idiosyncrasies. Their relationship builds from an unlikely friendship to something neither of them were looking for or ever thought they'd find. By the end of the book, Sam had become my favorite of the Walsh boys. Tiel is so quirky and funny, she's just who Sam needs to bring him out of his structured, orderly shell. Her family is freaking awful to her which makes her suspicious and distrusting of Sam's family. It's a good thing the interactions between her and the Walshes were told through her POV so we heard her internal thoughts or she would have come off as a cold-hearted b*tch. Even still those moments were hard to hear. I'm glad the Walshes didn't hold it against her. So many highs and lows with this book but a great story in the series.

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  • Jennifer
  • 15-07-20

I'm conflicted

I really enjoyed Sam and Tiels relationship and its development. HOWEVER Tiels insta-hate for his family and friends was incomplete and irrational. her behavior at dinner was beyond rude and never addressed and even when the sister offered an olive branch she was rude. I dont know that part of their story annoyed me but I loved the other parts of their story. overall good read

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  • Kelsey G.
  • 23-04-20

wonderful!

This story was great- as the whole series has been so far! Sam and Tiel were intriguing characters and Lucy Rivers and Christian Fox did amazing jobs at bringing them to life!

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  • Jen - Audible Addict
  • 30-03-20

Flawed perfection!

These characters are flawed and messy in so many ways, especially Sam! I love how they meet, how they evolve into something special, and even how they inevitably fall apart so they can grow and heal from their many wounds. Tiel is quirky and adorable, a great representation how even someone outwardly energetic & happy can be hiding damage. Loving this series! Lucy and Christian are excellent narrators, bringing depth, emotion, excitement, and heat to their performances so you experience the story in a way not possible by any other means. #NarratorMotivated!

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  • Reflections of a Swede
  • 10-03-20

Loved it! Loved the narrators!

Love the story love the narrators! I love this story, It has it all the feels and steam too. I've listened to the entire series several times