Kate Moran moves to Eden, CA, where she becomes engaged to a young bachelor. She's thinks she's never met her fiance's brother, Nick, but when she sees him she knows she's mistaken--Kate and Nick had a steamy anonymous one-night stand five years earlier!
After burying his wife and newborn child, Nick Blackthorne flees his hometown of Eden, California in a futile effort to escape his ghosts. He travels cross country and settles in new York City as a stock broker. Five years later, an old friend calls Nick, asking him to return home to help sell his house. Reluctantly, Nick knows that it is time to truly bury the past and return to his home town.
Kate Moran believes that she has finally attained everything she wants out of life. She runs a local nursery and is engaged to marry Nick's dependable brother Gareth. Gareth is the ideal person as far as Kate is concerned because, unlike her wandering dad, he wants to stay in one place and raise a family. Everything seems perfect until Nick arrives. Neither want to hurt Gareth, but both are strongly attracted to each other. No matter the outcome, someone will be hurt though no one truly deserves the pain.
Through several intriguing sub-plots, Dallas Schulze pumps oxygen into what could have been a trite story line, falling in love with your fiancee's sibling. The characters making up the triangle are all believable and nice, causing some difficulty for readers because it is easier to hate the guy who loses the girl. With no villains to deserve what they get, the story itself seems truer to life and a bit different than readers normally find with this plot device. Reminiscent of the Doris Day-Rock Hudson-Tony Randall triangles of the fifties, HOME TO EDEN is a well written contemporary romance that should thrill fans of Ms. Schulze.