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In Name Only [Kindle Edition]

Carol Kilgore
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 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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  • 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
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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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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
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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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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4.0 out of 5 stars SECRETS, MYSTERY, & SERENDIPITY December 15, 2012
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For many years before she landed on Padre Island, Summer Newcombe lived several lives and numerous identities as part of the Witness Protection Program. But finding herself in this particular restaurant when a fire broke out that threatened lives and almost took her own could have been a fluke.

But Summer doesn't really believe in accidents...or coincidences.

However, meeting the hunky firefighter who rescues her after she has risked her life for others is just another in a series of moments that will change her mind about serendipity.

Gabe Duran turns out to be the son of Summer's landlord....and the serendipitous moments just keep happening.

How does the wise old woman named Maxie, who lives in the adjacent condo, figure into the mysterious connections adding up to create a whole new kind of life? Are they part of her mysterious past, or is something else going on?

But not all things coming together in this new place are good things. What is driving the perverted stalker who lives nearby? How will his plot to steal secrets about a life-changing invention somehow connect him to Summer? And who is the man who keeps showing up to supposedly "help" Summer? What is his agenda?

In Name Only is a story about secrets, mysterious mobsters, and how life can sometimes dish up more surprises than anticipated. Romantic moments fit themselves into this scenario as if they are unexpected treats. Some of the surprises toward the end were almost too perfect, but I did enjoy them. Who knew what unexpected connections might form, and seemingly out of nowhere? An enjoyable, somewhat predictable, four star read.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
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 13 months ago by Barney Considine
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 19 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 19 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 19 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 20 months ago by Medeia 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 20 months ago 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 20 months ago by Paula
5.0 out of 5 stars Heartwarming and Fun!
Recipe for the prefect heartwarming yet fun Tex-Mex mystery novel.

Start with one heroine in the witness protection program on the run from the mob who knows how to... Read more
Published 20 months ago by Linda K.
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Debut Novel
This was a page turner. I loved it! I love murder mysteries, and this not only has murder and suspense, but also romance. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Ann Carbine Best
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More About the Author

Carol Kilgore is an award-winning author with several short stories, essays, and articles to her credit. Her two novels, SOLOMON'S COMPASS and IN NAME ONLY, are a blend of mystery, suspense, and romance she calls Crime Fiction with a Kiss.

She and her Coast Guard husband live in San Antonio, Texas, where Carol is hard at work on her third novel. They share their home with two herding dogs whose mission is to keep them safe from all danger, real or imagined.

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