Frisky Friday Book Recommendation: Necessary Restorations by Kate Canterbary

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“Necessary Restorations” {The Walshes, #3} by Kate Canterbary


They liked to call me names. Manwhore. Slut. Player. But I make wrong look so right…

He’s a flawed perfectionist…
I can read women better than any blueprint. I understand their thoughts and feelings, 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. She redefines what it means to be friends, and she makes it sound like the filthiest thing I’ve ever heard.

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.

She’s wildly independent…
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, our nearly naked dance parties, the snuggletimes that turn into sexytimes, and his deep, demanding voice.

I have Sam Walsh stuck in my head like a song on repeat, and I’m happy pretending history won’t catch up with me.

The one thing they have in common is a rock-solid disregard for the rules.
They find more in each other than they ever realized they were missing, but they might have to fall apart before they can come together.

It’s the wrongs that make the rights come to life.

My Thoughts:

Necessary Restorations is without question one of the best books I have read this year. I was so honored to receive an ARC from Kate. A fabulous friends-to-lovers story via the most unimaginable not so “meet cute” way. Kate Canterbary’s writing style is fresh, witty and gloriously dynamic. She has a knack for creating interesting characters with rich back-stories, well developed layered personalities and careers that are not so typical of most romance novels, at least none that I’ve read. Ultimately she gives you no choice but to fall in love with, root for and truly care about these amazing characters. Sam and Tiel are so fantastic together. I loved every scene, every delectable pervy thing that came out of Sam’s mouth and every light-hearted hilarious response that Tiel dished out!

Tiel isn’t your typical heroine, she is a bold, fun loving, free spirit, not to mention Musical Prodigy! Her carefree zest for life, passion for music, and the kids that she helps through music therapy makes her quite unique. Her life lacks a certain kind of order that would drive someone with OCD or with slight neurosis crazy, aka Sam {our Hero} – but actually it does the opposite. She is a refreshing kind of leading lady, and the perfect easy-going match for uptight perfectionist Sam.

Sam, oh Sam. Not your average Manwhore Player (trust me, just trust me on this). Here is a guy whose pain runs deep, extremely deep. He is a neurotic, anxious, insecure mess, but he’s managed to cover up the “flaws” with a stylish charming exterior. Tiel sees those cracks and begins to help restore the broken pieces of Sam’s world. Make no mistake Sam helps Tiel just as much, especially where the issue of trust and family comes in to play.

I know you are thinking this is just another free-spirited girl meets manwhore and changes his life story – WRONG! The relationship that develops between these two is completely beautiful. Necessary Restorations takes meeting someone by chance to a completely new level. Oh and the sex scenes – WOW!

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When it comes to brilliant writing and romantic story-telling, Kate Canterbary throws out “the rules” and gives us something raw, real and beautifully inspired.


You can find Author, Kate Canterbary on Facebook and Twitter. Purchase “Necessary Restorations” on Amazon and B&N. Visit her website for updates and teasers.

Christy Pastore

Author of Fifteen Weekends and Amazon Best-Selling unScripted (Romantic Erotica, Erotica Fiction and Holiday Romance.) Founder of FWU, Wife, Friend, Handbag Addict, Accent Slut, #RonanMaker Adores run on sentences, men in suits & wine. You can read about me here:

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