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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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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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  • 07-24-16

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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outstanding<br />I am in love with Ms. Canterbary

I am in love with Ms. Canterbary' s writings. I have listened to the first 3 books and have purchased the entire Walsh series (which h I can't wait to get to)primarily because of the way she developes her characters and the way she uses the English language in turning a phrase in pop culture and history needless to say well researched. All the characters you get a sense of wanting to be in their family or at least a friend like Nick, so again , I am getting ready with a glass of wine and listening to the nezt. I think it's Spiral. Narration perfect with Lucy and so so sexy voice of Christian. THANK YOU KATE!!

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Oh Sam

I’m hooked on this series and love Sam and Teil. Of course the narration was fantastic! I think these are my favorite couple yet, but have some more to read. I can’t wait to continue reading the Walsh family men and women, can’t go wrong with these books. Kate Canterbury writes great stuff.

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A solid follow up in the series. Great narration

The story is mostly about being able to accept ones self as you are and understanding that your quirks makes you who you are. There is much to balance these characters and I think this was writen very well. I loved how the friendship factor was developed and again the family dynamic aspect of this series makes it an even greater experience. Loved the narration!!

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My Favorite in the Series so far!

I'm already officially a Walsh fan, but this couple is my favorite so far. Yes, this complicated, caring family are so authentic but these two are the quirkiest of the bunch. And I love that they aren't at all perfect. Thier story is as unique as them, with laugh aloud moments and crazy sad times. I recommend listening to this book. It's so good as an audiobook with two strong narrators.

I review for the Guilty Indulgence Review Site.

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True love from the start!

I loved Sam & Tiel’s story. More smart, sexy writing from Ms. Canterbary! There is so much emotion packed into this book, but there are also so many funny, hot, and swoony moments too.

Christian & Lucy do a wonderful job as narrators. A 5-star audio of a 5-star book!

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Sam &amp; Tiel.... so perfect for each other

What does Christian Fox and Lucy Rivers bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Christian does a fantastic job bringing to life Sam in all his uniqueness. Sam is the playboy, man-whore but really he is also this loving softie of a man who just needs someone to show him some love. Lucy gives life to Tiel. She is just looking to live her life without judgment and find someone to love her for who she is, not who others think she should be.

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  • 09-16-16

I am in love with these audiobooks 😍

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