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Necessary Restorations

The Walshes, Book 3
Narrated by: Christian Fox, Lucy Rivers
Series: Walshes, Book 3
Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (365 ratings)
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This Story Is Seductive

Publisher's Summary

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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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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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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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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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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Let's hear it for the roommates

This was a decent story, but by the end it was rather hard to like Tiel. The true heroes of the story actually were the main characters roommates - dropping everything to come to the aid of the whiney heroine and giving solid yet unheeded advice and saving the life of the hero. The lack of appreciation the roommate got from the main characters was sad. Other than that, good narration, entertaining listen overall

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So like

So like theses series of books. Strong women
Getting their life together then fall in love wow.

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Sam and Tiel’s story.

To me, Sam is the self destructive sibling. He has numerous one night stands, is a diabetic and self conscious of his insulin pump, tubing etc - so much so that he doesn’t remove his shirt with his one night stands. Odd, but Sam couldn’t give a care.
It appear that he takes his diabetic state seriously though as there are several times thru out the story that checking his blood sugar levels are woven into the plot line. He is a germaphobe, afraid of being shut in small spaces, a workaholic but, it seems that is a common trait among the Walsh siblings who survived the horrific abuse inflicted by their father. On the plus side is the care he takes with his diet.
But it appears that Sam, even more than his sister Erin, has held childhood demons at bay and has a lot of issues that he has put on the back burner. When another “crazy” of their father’s pops up, who thank heavens died, another layer of their childhood nightmare is peeled back.
Sam’s claustrophobia is fore front when the elevator he and the “h” are in gets stuck. As the walls seem to close in, the young woman named Tiel, gets Sam’s attention by distracting him with her quirky banter.
His one night stands keep intimacy at bay. Her brief (three months) but failed marriage leaves her with a mountain of trust issue. So they carry those two problems into the beginning of their relationship.
While this is Sam and Tiel’s story the listener gets more pieces of the youngest sibling, Riley. Also, the last few chapters begins to set up the scenario for the next book in this series.
Kate Canterbary really does a good job in tying all the books together. There are no big gaps, just a smooth continuous move.
The narrators are once again awesome. Just as in the other books, Sam’s voice is distinguishable from the other male characters- thank you Christian Fox.
I am not aware of to many narrators that can deliver 6 recognizable male voices within a series of books.
As an avid listener, I can’t begin to say how much I appreciate being able to distinguish what male character is speaking since I don’t have the Kindle book in front of me to follow along.
I am looking forward to listening to the next audible book.

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Still in love with the Walshes

After reading and listening to Matt and Lauren's story in book 1, I was intrigued by Sam. I am so glad that he was the third story. I really loved his character. He's so beautiful and broken and such a perfect amalgamation of his horrific and love-filled childhood. Christian Fox was wonderful, once again in bringing one of the enigmatic Walsh brothers to life.
Some of my favorite books are those that run through a family, group of friends, or neighborhood - where you get to see recurring characters like old friends throughout the series. These books deliver all I could want in that respect. The Walsh siblings have such a bond (even Erin - can't wait for her to come back!), and I am so pleased to watch their family grow.

Though Lucy Rivers was incredible as always, Tiel was a little frustrating for me. Maybe because I related to her, and wasn't a fan of the mirror of insecurities I felt like I was looking into. There were so many instances when I just wanted to shake her and yell "JUST TALK TO HIM! BE HONEST! He knows you're a f@#$ed-up ball of insecurity, but he loves you! Stop pushing him away! Recognize how INCREDIBLY awesome you are!" And then I stopped, took a breath and thought, "yeah, I totally get that reaction. Sounds like something I would have done (probably did do) 25+ years ago at the beginning of my relationship with my other half. " So I get it, I get her, and I appreciate the accuracy with which Kate was able to portray this incredibly gifted, giving woman who had been so damaged by other people's carelessness.

My biggest grumble, and it's really just the first-world problem of an entitled audiobook lover, is that I would LOVE these stories a million times more if they were duet narrated. There is so much phenomenal dialogue between the characters that I feel would be so much more phenomenal-ier if the characters were speaking in their own voices. For example, without giving too much away, there was a scene towards the end, one of Tiel's chapters, where she was reading something Sam had written for her. It was stunning, and beautiful, and poignant. . . but hearing Lucy Rivers' Sam voice reading it made me sad. I wanted to hear Christian Fox reading these touching, emotion-filled words Sam had written, to hear the depth of his emotions.
Anyway, that's my only complaint, and like I said, it's a small thing. I'm off to the next one. Thank you Kate, for putting these in the RP!

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LOVE Sam and Tiel!

This is the 3rd in the series and so far Sam and Tiel are my favorite. While you don't need to listen to the previous 2, I do recommend it. Each book is a standalone, but you will gain much knowledge of the characters and the back story if you read them in order. Plus, they are all fantastic! Both Sam and Tiel are flawed and broken but completely lovable and PERFECT. They are REAL. Like all in the series, this book will take you on a roller coaster of emotions in the best possible way. I fall in love with Sam and Tiel a little more each time I read or listen to this book. In the effort of full disclosure, this series is the ONLY series I have read MULTIPLE times. They are all that good and my love for all the Walshes is that deep, Kate Canterbary is on my very short "always buy" list.

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Christian Fox yumminess

This has been my favorite so far simply because it was primarily Sam’s voice and therefore Christian Fox. Lucy’s male voice is almost too annoying to stick with but the Walsh’s make it worth it. Good balance of steamy yet character driven.

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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 💜