Eden Burning Book Summary and Study Guide

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Volcanic Scientist Chase Wilcox decides to move to Hawaii in order to study the volcanos, live with his daughter, and prevent his brother's marriage from being destroyed by a gold-digger. Chase is very cynical about women due to his ex-wife, who married him for his money and then abandoned him and their daughter. He believes that all women are liars and sluts, with the exception of his brother's wife. When his brother begins to talk constantly about a beautiful dancer, Nicole, Chase decides that he must prove to his brother that she's just another slut. He bets him that he can get her into bed within the month.
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Nicole Ballard, however, is far from being a slut. She was sexually abused by her former husband and has remained celibate for 3 years. But she finds herself drawn to Chase, and believes that he has genuine feelings for her. She decides that he's the perfect man to help her get over her past betrayals. Unfortunately, Chase is too hard-headed to figure out what a wonderful person she is.

They sleep together, and when Nicole learns just what her Knight in Shining Armor believes her to be, she breaksdown and shuts everyone out. After seeing her again, Chase finally figures out that he was all wrong about Nichole's character. She is, in fact, his dream woman. But because of what he's done she has closed herself off to men in general, and him in particular. He must find a way to get past her barriers and heal her wounds if he is ever to be a part of her life again.

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Inner struggle subplot    -   Yes Struggle with...    -   angst over past traitorous lover If one lover chases another...    -   he chases after her

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   scientist Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   confused    -   angry    -   guilty

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   entertainer


Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes Mountains:    -   climbing on trails Island?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death What % of story is romance related?    -   nearly 100% How explicit is the sex?    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   licking    -   actual description of sex    -   Boob talk    -   Vagia talk    -   Weiner talk Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much sexing?    -   3-4 sex acts

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