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Eden Parrish is the head of the guidance department at Lonsdale High School in Rhode Island. Eden is living a comfortable existence, dating steady and dependable Cal Scanlon. When Eden's old flame Nick shows up in town, her entire world is turned upside down. When Eden was a college student at Boston University she fell head over heels for Nick, the handsome hockey star with a bright sports career ahead of him. Tragically, Nick sustained a knee injury that ended his NHL hopes and dreams, leaving Nick a bitter and jaded young man. Despite the fact that Eden loved Nick desperately, Nick broke Eden's heart and walked away to lick his wounds by himself. Now, Nick has returned to Rhode Island in order to carve out a career as a hockey coach. When Eden and Nick come face to face it is clear that neither one has forgotten the love that they shared. Complicating matters is the fact that Nick and Cal are brothers, both of whom are in love with the same woman. Nick and Cal have always had a sibling rivalry, one that rises to new levels as both men fight to win Eden's love.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Love Triangles/Polygons    -   Yes What kind:    -   one women--two brothers Searching/Rekindling love?    -   Yes Lost Lover:    -   rekindling love after long time Struggling with whom?    -   Brother If one lover chases another...    -   he chases after her

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   sports figure Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   confident    -   sensitive

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   teacher Effect of sexing    -   blissful


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death What % of story is romance related?    -   nearly 100% How explicit is the sex?    -   vague references only    -   touching of anatomy    -   actual description of sex    -   Boob talk    -   Vagia talk    -   Weiner talk Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog How much sexing?    -   1-2 sex acts

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