KU Sunday Spotlight by KUBR + OCA

Welcome back to the KU Sunday Spotlight, brought to you by KU Book Reviews + the One-Click Addict Support Group. I’m kicking off 2018 by doing something I’ve never done before—reviewing re-read. So, settle in and get that one-click finger ready. Oh, and, as always, enjoy!


. . . there were no words. They’d been plucked from the air around us and all that remained was a gaze hot enough to engulf my house in flame.

First things first, I read and reviewed this book upon release, for Panda & Boodle. However, Kate Canterbary’s Coastal Elite is newly available in KU—for the first time, as a matter of fact—which seemed a good excuse to read it again. Please note: I did not re-read my original review, so if there’s some crossover, it’s because the feelings this book invoked were the same/similar. Got it?


Coastal Elite_WPNow that’s out of the way, let’s get to the real reason we are here: to talk about how amazing this book was. And it was—so amazing. I loved it even more this time around, despite {or perhaps because of} my knowledge of the major plot points. I was able to get deeper—immerse myself in the story and the characters—because I knew the basics. And yet, every word, every page, still felt as fresh and as new and as engaging and rewarding as the first time.

Because this book is all the things. Truly, here you’ll find the swoony—

The evening had been warm, with the sea breeze offering only mild relief, and she’d asked me who I wanted to be when I grew up.
“Yours,” had been the only answer.

—in equal measure with the humorous; Will’s nicknames being the prime example of this. {I could tell you, but then you’d have to kill me for ruining the fun.}

You’ll also find the sexy—

“I can be good,” I said. I reached up beneath her shirt and bra, and circled her nipple with my thumb. She released a small pant as her skin tightened under my touch. Then I pinched, and was rewarded with a sharp gasp. “I can be bad, too.”

—along with the suspenseful. Because that’s what this book deals with—shades of grey. Jordan + April are as unexpected and enjoyable as ever, their connection one which belies the brief time span of their relationship, and it’s damn near impossible to put this book down.

Which, I suppose, makes the length of Coastal Elite one of its greatest assets. After all, if you’re reading at midnight and don’t want to stop, having a two hour read in your hands is helpful. But that’s not to say you don’t get a full story here. You do. Absolutely. No question.

It’s one of the gifts of Ms. Canterbary: the ability to make every word work hard for its meaning, every interaction hold weight. A story is never just a story, but an adventure and fairytale and a relationship all rolled into one.

Which brings me back to how amazing this book is, and why I wanted to read it again. I knew I’d love it, and I knew I’d be able to enjoy every moment on a different level. And I knew that this book was one I wanted to share with all of you—to encourage you to read it or re-read it . . . but only after you BUY IT, of course.

“It is possible to look at someone and think, I want a piece of that fine ass, but then also think, You’re going down, motherfucker.”
“That’s pretty much how you scored me.”

As of 01.07.2018, Coastal Elite is available with Kindle Unlimited.

If you’d like to get bonus content and exclusive excerpts from Kate Canterbary, make sure to follow her at Book+Main: https://bookandmainbites.com/katecanterbary

About Beth Cranford | KUBR

Book Reviewer. Wife. Mother. Crazy Person. Australian.

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