Book Review - Wife In Name Only by Hayson Manning
Trapped in a loveless marriage, Zoe Hughes escaped to make a new life for herself on the tiny island of Tonga. Now she runs a successful boutique honeymoon resort. Selling true love is easy. No one needs to know she's married in name only. At least until America’s premier honeymoon magazine wants to publish a feature on her perfect marriage. Now she must convince her estranged husband to rip himself away from plotting corporate takeovers in LA to save her island paradise.
Rory agrees to come for forty-eight hours, but only because he needs the positive PR. To his surprise, the wife he finds in Tonga isn’t the same woman he married. Now she’s so much more…
When a storm strands Rory in Tonga, will he win back his wife or leave paradise empty-handed?
In Wife In Name Only we follow Zoe and Rory Hughes , I loved both of these characters ! It was wonderful getting to know more about them , the things that motivated them , there flaws , strengths ,there good times & there bad time together .When you find out more about there marriage and why it fell apart it felt very realistic . There were seriously times in the book where I would think omg how are they going work through there problems!! they are perfect for each other!! but the obstacles!! lol .Watching Zoe and Rory reconnect and seeing there relationship change from beginning to end of this story was wonderful.
I loved that the setting of this story was the island that the honeymoon resort was located on . The description alone gave you a vivid picture of what the place looked like (and let me tell you it was beautiful) . You also got see a little of what life on this island was like , we a got know about the locals , the traditions , the festivities and that was all such fun to read about Tonga. Seeing Zoe and Rory go around taking pictures for the honey moon resort brochure was so cute . Also you got to meet the Zoe's adorable dog Cinderella . I wanted to reach into the book and cuddle her when I read about the abuse that poor dog went through with her previous owner. (I also wanted to punch the previous owner )
This book was so good . It was funny, romantic , emotional , steamy and just a pleasure to read from begging to end and if you love all of these things in your books I suggest you pick up a copy.