Wednesday, July 18, 2012

In Name Only by Carol Kilgore

In Name Only coverSometimes running from something can cause you to run smack dab into the most unexpected turn of events.

Summer Newcombe is a hardworking woman, minds her own business, and is quick to react to dire situations. When a fire breaks out in the restaurant where she’s working, Summer helps rescue customers and even saves the cash register.

But Summer has dark secrets that keep her looking over her shoulder and unable to get close to anyone for fear they’ll be killed.

Fire Captain Gabriel Duran is a dedicated fireman who is drawn to Summer. He has his share of problems, including his dad - Summer’s boss.

Overcoming Summer’s past, her current enrollment in the Federal Witness Security Program, and the fact someone is stalking her has its ups and downs. But Summer and Gabe can’t resist their attraction as the sparks between them ignite.

Author Carol Kilgore has created a strong and feisty protagonist in Summer with a trace of vulnerability. Meanwhile, Gabe has all the qualities of a hero while still being the ‘boy next door.’ The main characters, as well as the secondary, are well defined, realistic and very likable each with their own unique quirks.

Kilgore’s vivid description of the setting places the reader there with the characters to experience what they do. She brings the sights, sounds and smells to life through her dialogue and descriptions adding another layer to the story.

The story moves at a good pace with twists and turns along the way to keep you guessing what will happen next. The ebb and flow of the tension holds you spellbound from the opening paragraph until the dramatic conclusion. The steamy interaction between Summer and Gabe will leave you breathless and the outcome speechless.

IN NAME ONLY is a well balanced mix of mystery, intrigue, romance, and humor that will stay with you long after you’ve read the last sentence.

Author Carol Kilgore’s website is 

In Name Only by Carol Kilgore, CreateSpace, @2012, ISBN: 978-1477492239, Paperback, 320 Pages, eBook version 831 KB, ASIN: B008FC80G2 

FTC Full Disclosure - This eBook was sent to me by the author in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. 

Do you enjoy books that keep you in suspense about the protagonist’s past as it draws you in with pieces of information along the way? Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great day and remember to share a book with a friend.


  1. Hi Mason .. Carol's book sounds a very good read - once I get myself back and organised a Kindle is on the cards or an iPad so I can get to read ebooks ...

    Looking forward to reading "In Name Only" - and I love that cover ..cheers Hilary

  2. Mason - Now that's a very interesting premise for a book. How does a person in the Witness Protection Program manage to actually have a life? Especially if someone finds out about her past life? I'm glad you enjoyed this one.

  3. Sounds like a terrific book - off to check it out...

  4. Nice review, Mason. I've been wanting to read this one.

    I do like books that keep some mystery about the protagonist in a suspense story.


  5. It's a terrific book! This is an awesome review.

  6. I'm a regular follower of Carol's blog so I'd already discovered In Name Only but this is a lovely review.


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