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In Name Only [Kindle Edition]

Carol Kilgore
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

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Book Description

No home. No family. No place to hide. For Summer Newcombe, that's only the beginning.

The night Summer escapes from a burning Padre Island eatery and discovers the arsonist is stalking her, is the same night she meets Fire Captain Gabriel Duran. As much as she's attracted to Gabe, five years in the Federal Witness Security Program because of her father’s testimony against a mob boss have taught her the importance of being alone and invisible.

No matter how much she yearns for a real home, Summer relinquished that option the night she killed the man who murdered her father. But Gabe breaks down her guard and places both of them in danger. Summer has vowed never to kill again, but she's frantic she'll cost Gabe his life unless she stops running and fights for the future she wants with the man she loves.

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  • File Size: 831 KB
  • Print Length: 320 pages
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  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008FC8OG2
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Well crafted novel. July 10, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Author Carol Kilgore's debut novel is a well-crafted work of fiction.

Strong character development and a tightly woven plot work well with the attraction Summer feels for Fire Captain, Gabe Duran.

The book moves at a good pace until it's gritty evening finale.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Read Like a Good Old-Fashioned Thriller July 30, 2012
This story had a fabulous pace, a tightly woven plot, and well developed characters that kept pulling me back to reading, even when I was supposed to be doing other things.

Summer Newcombe is having to start over. Again. She does that a lot as someone in the witness protection program, but when she finds herself on Padre Island in the Gulf there are several things that make her wish she could finally just settle down and stay somewhere. Unfortunately, her past is still right on her tail.

I really think this is a fabulous debut and look forward to more from the author.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Hot Read! July 16, 2012
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What a hot ride!

From chapter one, Carol Kilgore pulls you into an adventure. Summer Newcombe, a woman hiding on Padre Island, notices a fire in the restaurant where she works and saves not only all the patrons but the money as well. Who started the fire? Will she have to move again?

And, above all, how can she get the name of that hunky fire captain, Gabe Duran?

Summer is in the Witness Protection Program because her father testified against the mob and even though her parents are not around anymore, she is still hunted. The character is strong. She is capable of solving her own mysteries but it does provide the book with tension and creates quite a thrill ride.

One thing I really liked about the book was the setting. I've been to Padre Island and I felt I was taken back again. The beach, the heat, the customs and even the language brought you into the story and the place.

From the book: "What anyone saw in this godforsaken hellhole was beyond him. Itchy, gritty, and hotter than a naked nun in a hot tub."

Pick up this debut novel today!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Page Turner - Couldn't Put It Down! July 15, 2012
By Lacydot
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I actually read the entire book - I am not much of a reader - it was so good I just kept turning the pages... I loved it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sizzling, seductive and suspension all in one July 14, 2012
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Summer Newcombe and Gabe Duran are two great characters. From the very first page you care about Summer and only a few pages later the reader is as infatuated with Gabe as Summer is.

It gets better. The supporting characters are just as developed and the ones that were likable were completely endearing to this reader. The unlikable ones weren't cardboard bad guys. While their flaws were many, a tiny bit of humanity came through. Not enough to make them likable since they wanted to harm Summer.

The story grabbed me on page one and didn't let me go. The plot was thought out and flowed smoothly. Just when I thought I couldn't endure one more second of suspense a touch of humor was thrown in to ease me back into my chair.

The attraction between Summer and Gabe sizzles. The way they look at each other seduces us to where we dare to believe in happy endings in an impossible situation. But the suspense will keep you on the edge of your seat.

I hope to see more from this author. I wouldn't be upset to see more of these characters. Summer, Gabe, Charlie, Maxie and the rest of the gang grew on me and I'd love to see what my new friends are up to in the future.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Almost perfect May 4, 2014
By Kazzy
Format:Kindle Edition
*** SPOILERS ***

** spoiler alert ** I couldn't put this book down from the second I started reading it! Carol Kilgore is wonderful! The characters are so real, you feel like you could step inside the story and just hang out with them. I absolutely loved Maxie!

I am almost hesitant to say this, but one of my biggest issues with books are the endings. I wasn't crazy about the enormous, bizarre twist that came when Summer met Heinrich. It was too big a coincidence for me to really enjoy it. It would have been five stars if things had tied up differently.

Even so, my enjoyment of the rest of the story was so high that the ending didn't ruin it. I can't wait to read anything else Carol Kilgore publishes!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great short story May 27, 2013
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Required reading as the prequel to In Name Only. Easy read Gives characters real life Short enough to read in just a few minutes
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4.0 out of 5 stars Life on the Lam January 2, 2013
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Kilgore does a fabulous job balancing mystery, suspence, and romance. She calls her writing "crime fiction with a kiss," and that's a perfect description. A heroine with an assumed identity, on the run and hiding from something or someone, is rescued from a hot fire by an even hotter fireman, making her long to stop running and put down roots. With that hunky fireman and all the other new friends she's made. But at what cost? At what peril? Sorry, I'm not gonna tell you. Guess you'll just have to read the book.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars It's a good travel read
In Name Only by Carol Kilgore

It's a fast light read but it keeps you engages and provides some thought for an issue many of us don't think about, the Witness Protection... Read more
Published 7 days ago by Scooter
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book
Loved this book and sure wish I'd found that she has written more! An excellent first book with good characters, good plot and good humor besides. I look forward to her next!
Published 23 days ago by LHG
3.0 out of 5 stars Good story for an easy read
Nice description of padre island housing and Laguna. Pervert was pathetic and a distraction real villain didn't seem capable of his reputation. Nice side characters. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Barney Considine
4.0 out of 5 stars SECRETS, MYSTERY, & SERENDIPITY
For many years before she landed on Padre Island, Summer Newcombe lived several lives and numerous identities as part of the Witness Protection Program. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Laurel-Rain Snow
4.0 out of 5 stars Great read
Great debut by author Carol Kilgore! This book has a wonderful mix of mystery, action, and romance. Looking forward to more books by her. :-)
Published 23 months ago by Jennifer Shirk
5.0 out of 5 stars A Terrific Debut
A terrific debut from Carol Kilgore!

Due to time constraints, I read this novel over a few weeks. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Marsha Moore
5.0 out of 5 stars Suspense Spiced with Romance
A wonderful setting and unique premise for this suspense novel pull you in and keep you reading until The End. Read more
Published 24 months ago by J. Christensen
5.0 out of 5 stars great romantic suspense
Summer is always restarting her life in a new location. She's in the witness protection program. Her father had some info against a mobster and he was killed. Read more
Published on August 28, 2012 by Sharif
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read
This is a great read about a summer beach town on Padre Island, Texas. (I have never been there but this book brought me there!) Summer is a very intriguing character. Read more
Published on August 20, 2012 by Eileen W. Sateriale
5.0 out of 5 stars In Name Only is an awesome book
In Name Only was a well written book that I couldn't put down! A lot of research went into this book, and you were hooked after a few pages!
Published on August 12, 2012 by Paula
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More About the Author

Carol writes grocery lists, texts to her family, new lyrics to old songs for her dogs, love notes to her husband, and novels for herself. And for you. In between, she blogs weekly at Under the Tiki Hut and is active on Facebook and Twitter.

She sees mystery and subterfuge everywhere, and she's a sucker for a good love story--especially ones with humor and mystery. Crime Fiction with a Kiss gives her the latitude to mix and match throughout the broad mystery and romance genres. Having flexibility makes her heart happy.

Although Carol has deep Texas roots, she's lived up and down the eastern seaboard and in other locations across the U.S. as a Coast Guard wife. She and her husband now happily call San Antonio home, and she loves setting her tales in her home state, especially the intriguing Coastal Bend.

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