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
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.
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.
None, since this was my first venture into Audibles.
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.
I don't know, but I could get back to you on this.
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.
Sam. I have a soft spot for OCD and germaphobic characters because I can identify with them 100%.
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.
Embrace your perviness!
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.
I may be addicted to audiobooks. I love my husband and my kids but I get a chance to escape with the books and be someone else for a while
This is one of the best new authors and I would highly recommend every one of her books. I've listened to all of them and they keep getting better and better.
Good Books Don't Promote Violence
While the writing and narration was excellent, the sexual violence in Necessary Restorations was totally unnecessary and misogynistic.
The story started with such promise; two sad and lonely people meet in an elevator and bring out the best in each other. There were some great moments as Sam and Tiel slowly opened up and become friends, despite the fact that they had both been emotionally and/or physically abused by their parents.
Unfortunately, the moment they start having sex, Sam turns into a violent asshole who got sexually excited by hitting and degrading Tiel. Perversely, Tiel lost her strong & sassy personality as she allowed the domestic abuse to confirm her worse fear: that she was not lovable or valuable to anyone she loved.
The most ironic scene in the book: when Sam counseled Tiel to confront her family about the way they mistreat her. Of course, Sam gave this advice right after he beat and battered Tiel's body, evidently not appreciating the absurdity of his words vs. his actions. After suffering severe abuse from his father, it make no sense that Sam would enjoy hurting someone else.
Kate Canterbary did an exemplary job of romanticizing domestic violence, sneaking bits of abuse into an otherwise entertaining novel. Hopefully in the future, Kate will write stories about non-violent men who actually like & admire women and confident females who don't take shit from anyone.
"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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