Warren turns up the heat in her latest anthology, delivering a trio of sensual stories centered around the sun, surf and sand of Australia.

In "Sizzling in Sydney," sexy, macho Cameron Crane needs San Francisco marketing guru Jennifer to launch his surf and boogie board business into the American market. But when he lays eyes on her, he discovers that's not all he needs her for.

Lise is thrilled to be handling the ad campaign for Crane Surf and Boogie Boards. Only product spokesman Steve is no typical "Surfer Boy." He's a muscular, take-me-as-I-am guy who enjoys partying and bedding women. If Lise has her way, the only woman he'll be bedding is her.

Bronwyn has her work cut out for her in "The Great Barrier." She has the hots for Mark, whose fiancée just dumped him. Now Mark's gone down under to sow some wild oats. And Bronwyn is just the girl to help him get started.

Warren is great at interconnecting characters and plots, and the pacing doesn't slow as she moves into a new story. Witty, fun and sexy, this is the perfect summer afternoon escape. (Jul., 320 pp., $14.00)
Reviewed by: 
Tanya Kacik