Book Review – Hot Stuff Surfing Love

As a little Christmas gift to the authors, I’m sharing my review on Hot Stuff Surfing Love, a collection of short stories by 4 Australian authors, 2 of which happened to already be on my go-to author list!

Hot Stuff Surfing Love

Hot Stuff-Surfing Love Cover imageA collection of novels written by Carla Caruso, Maria Lewis, Alli Sinclair & Tess Woods

About the book:

Hot sun, warm bodies, tight skin, electricity on the air … four top romance authors give you their take on summer.

From Carla Caruso – A chance meeting with a pro-surfer on an island getaway …
From Maria Lewis – The world of women’s surfing throws two recent bedmates together …
From Alli Sinclair – A world-famous performer finds her heart and a way to fight her demons in Rio de Janeiro …
From Tess Woods – A Cornish beach retreat proves a full reawakening …

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Book Links: iBooks | Amazon | Amazon Aus | Amazon UK | Google | Kobo

My Review

My thoughts on the collection of stories overall:

Hot Stuff Surfing Love is filled with four stories by fantastic Aussie authors, filled with sexy surfers, strong female leads and a lot of tropical fun! They were all dripping with sex-appeal to bring a quick, fun, sexy romance story. I would love to see all four of them continued into a full length novel, but thoroughly enjoyed the shorts as they were.
5 stars for this fun tropical beachy read. Pass me a piña colada!

Six-Star weekend by Carla Caruso

Carla Caruso delivered a fun sexy tropical romance story. Would make for a great full length novel, and hopefully that’s exactly what it is!

The Bluff by Maria Lewis

A fun, fast paced story about three female pro-surfers taking on the world. It was fun on it’s own, but could be a great beginning to a full length novel.

Song of the Sea by Alli Sinclair

A fun short story about learning to move on. Sometimes failure can be exactly what we need to propel us forward and inspire us to do better. Don’t let past failures hold you back. Nicely wrapped up on it’s own, but could lead into a great full length novel.

Destiny in a Day by Tess Woods

Life is short, therefore we should live it to the fullest. Don’t let your past hold you back from what you want and keep you from enjoying your life now. Short, quick and fun, yet well-written; another fabulous story from Tess Woods.
Not sure if this is the book for you? Check out my interviews with Carla Caruso and Tess Woods to find out more about the authors and check out my reviews on the previous works of Carla and Tess.

Carla Caruso

Interview with the Author

Review – Starcrossed

Review of the Astonvale Series – #1 A Pretty Mess #2 Pretty Shore #3 Pretty Famous

Review of her novellas – Unlucky for Some and Secret Santo

Tess Woods

Interview with the Author

Review – Love at First Flight

About the Authors of Hot Stuff Surfing Love

Carla Caruso

Author Links: Website | Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Goodreads

Carla Caruso, author pic, HarperCollinsAuthor Bio: Carla Caruso was born in Adelaide, grew up amid a boisterous extended Italian family – yet somehow managed to become a bookworm…

Carla always wanted to be a novelist, annoying the kindergarten teachers by dictating long, detailed stories to them. It just took her a while to realise her childhood dream – journalism seemed a more practical course. Her media career has included stints as a newspaper and magazine journalist, government PR and fashion stylist. These days, she works as a freelance journalist and copywriter. She began seriously writing fiction three years ago when she went freelance full-time.
The romance genre appeals as she is a sucker for rom-coms (especially if Channing Tatum is in the mix) and likes to think her Italian ancestry means she lives with passion. Hobbies include watching trashy TV shows, fashion (her mum named her after Carla Zampatti!), astrology and running.

Maria Lewis

No author information available.


Alli Sinclair

Author Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

Alli SinclairAuthor Bio: Alli Sinclair is Australian born but considers herself a citizen of the world. She spent her early adult years traveling the globe, intent on becoming an Indiana Jones in heels. She scaled mountains in Nepal, Argentina, and Peru, rafted the Ganges, and rode a camel in the Sahara. Argentina and Peru became her home for a while and when she wasn’t working as a mountain or tour guide, Alli could be found in the dance halls dancing the tango, salsa, merengue, and samba.

All of these adventures made for fun storytelling and this is when she discovered her love of writing. Alli’s stories combine her passion for exotic destinations, the quirks of human nature, and the belief that everyone can dance, even if it’s to their own beat.

Tess Woods

Author Links: Website | Newsletter Facebook | Goodreads 

tess woodsAuthor Bio: Tess Woods is a health professional who lives in Perth, Australiawith one husband, two children, one dog and one cat who rules over all of them. Love at First Flight is her first novel for HarperCollins. When she isn’t working or being a personal assistant to her kids, Tess enjoys reading and all kinds of grannyish pleasures like knitting, baking, drinking tea, watching Downton Abbey and tending to the veggie patch.


2 thoughts on “Book Review – Hot Stuff Surfing Love

  1. Great review and fantastic book. I loved it too. If you liked the sexy accents in Alli’s short story, check out her full length novels too. She has a new one coming next year. I discovered Maria through this collection and I’m looking forward to more strong female leads in her werewolf book coming out in a few weeks. You already know and love Tess and Carla, so i don’t need to rave about them to you (though I could for hours). Merry Christmas 🙂

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