2008 Heart of Denver Aspen Gold Finalist
Running for the wrong reason can still get you killed.
Kelli Carpenter has changed her name, her appearance—her life—to avoid being connected to a crime she committed in self defense years ago. But just when she thinks she has nothing to fear, handsome stranger Blake Windsor shows up.
He claims to be the handyman her boss sent to help complete the project she’s working on—Camp Getaway—a place where inner city kids will get respite from concrete and drive-bys. Being a loner has kept her alive, and Kelli’s instincts tell her to leave. But without Blake’s help, the refuge for inner city children won’t be completed on time. Against her instincts, she accepts his help.
Blake Windsor, a corporate executive, accepted his boss’s request to find out if Kelli Carpenter is really a woman his boss thinks he knew years before. He begrudgingly returns to the blue-collar construction lifestyle he vowed to leave behind, hoping doing this favor will advance his career. The woman he meets bears little resemblance to the woman he’s supposed to find, but something about her mystifies him, and he decides to continue with his deception to learn more about her.
When someone makes an attempt on Kelli’s life, she runs—but she takes Blake with her. Keep your friends close but your enemies closer is her philosophy. And Kelli is convinced Blake knows something that will link her to her former lover’s death, ending her life as she knows it.
What’s in a Name? is full of twists and turns as Blake and Kelli try to keep one step ahead of whoever is following them—while they try to figure out why.
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