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Marriage on Madison Avenue

(Central Park Pact #3)

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  5,871 ratings  ·  839 reviews
“The word charm is pretty much synonymous with Lauren Layne.” —Hypable

From New York Times bestselling author Lauren Layne, the “queen of witty dialogue” (Rachel Van Dyken, New York Times bestselling author), comes the final installment of the Central Park Pact series, a heartfelt and laugh-out-loud romantic comedy that’s perfect for fans of Sally Thorne and Christina Laure
Paperback, 288 pages
Published January 28th 2020 by Gallery Books
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Nilufer Ozmekik
Oct 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Glamorous spotlight of towering skyscrapers and notorious, entertaining, shiny, individual, fast, cruel, exhausting life of NYC plans intercepted with the third book Central Park Pact. It’s swoony, funny, romantic, passionate, soft, sweet reading, kind of book well fitted with your cookie dough ice cream or chilled refreshing glass of Rose (all those Valentine day images made me change my drink selection)! Eat, pray to the publishers for ARC COPY and love every page of it!

So let’s say 3.5 rounde
Jan 29, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I cursed for a good 5 minutes after finishing this book and you wanna know why?

Because, because.....ugh, Layne did a fade to black.

A fucking fade to black! Who tf does that after making us wade through 2 books with the absolutely undeniable sexual tension between Clarke and Audrey?

Really, I despair. What is the world coming to when you can't even get good ol' fashioned smut in a romance book?

Chelsea Humphrey
Sep 23, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Chelsea by: Jamie Rosenblit
This was SUCH a fun read! I honestly didn't expect that have such a good time jumping into the third and final book of a series, but the great thing is that these books truly do read as stand-alone novels with character crossovers. Marriage on Madison Avenue was such a respite from a crazy hectic week that I'm ecstatic thinking about going back to the beginning and reading books 1 & 2. Lucky for me, I won the first book in an Instagram giveaway, so I can start right away! Highly recommended for ...more
Feb 22, 2020 rated it liked it
Marriage on Madison Avenue focuses on best friends Audrey and Clarke. They've loved each other since they were children, but strictly in a platonic way. When meddling parents and gossipmongers go a step too far, they decide the best way to get back at them is to pretend they're engaged. But as their charade continues, they begin to realize that the only ones they're fooling may be themselves.

This story is oh so charming and cotton-candy sweet, perhaps even more so than the other two books in thi
While I haven't read the first two books in this series, I was so excited when Gallery books sent a copy of this book my way. A few of my friends on Instagram love this series and I couldn't wait to read this friends to lovers romance!

When I first started this book, I loved how Clarke and Audrey were truly best friends who wanted the best for one another. They had never looked at each other in a romantic way and decided to put each other first and pretend to be engaged. Only when they had to pre
Lacey (laceybooklovers)
I started this last night and ended up finishing it in just a few hours. I love this series! Audrey & Clarke have been much anticipated and LL didn’t let me down. Marriage on Madison Avenue was fun and flirty, with a friends-to-lovers trope well done. Throw in a fake engagement and a fabulous wrap-up to this girl-power centered series, how could I not enjoy it?
MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Oct 10, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs
4.5 Stars!
(ARC provided by Gallery Books)

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Audrey Tate is a 29 yr. old New York socialite often referred to as the Madison Avenue princess. She’s a lifestyle blogger and social media influencer with over a million people following her every move. She loves her job, but hasn’t had much success in romance. What she did have was great friends. This includes her best friend since childhood. She couldn’t remember a time when Clarke West hadn’t been her person. He was her fiercest defender, and most
Oct 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Oh Central Park Pact series.... how much of a surprise that I would love you so much and how SAD I am to have to say goodbye!!

First, we had Naomi and Oliver, then we had Claire and Scott (which was my absolute favorite).. and now we had Audrey and Clarke. Ok.... my favorite story out of the three was Claire and Scott BUT doesn't mean I didn't love the other two as much!!!

I was SOOO ecstatic to get this galley on my hands and within the same week knew I had to read it! If you've read the first tw
Larry H
3.5 stars.

Marriage on Madison Avenue was the sweet, romantic end to a fun trilogy.

"Audrey still believed in happy endings. She believed in them with her whole heart. She believed that a man and a woman could get married and live happily ever after as long as someone else didn't come along and ruin that happiness."

Audrey and Clarke have been best friends since childhood. She knows he’s a womanizer; he knows she has been nursing a broken heart for a while now after discovering her boyfriend wa
shirley ♡

“Marry me, Audrey. Marry me today, marry me next week, a year from now, ten years from now. I don’t care, just promise me someday. I need you, Dree. I need you with every fiber of my being. I’ve needed you from that very first day on the playground. I know the way you tell the story is that I saved you from a bully, but the truth is you save me from myself every damn day. Marry me because I love you, not in the way a boy loves a girl, not in the way a friend loves his friend, but the wa
I had so much fun with this book! 4.5 might need to round it up!
Kristy K
The last in a trilogy of stand-alones, this friends-to-lovers romance featured Audrey and her best friend since childhood, Clarke. While not my favorite trope, I did enjoy Layne’s spin on two best friends slowly figuring out they were in love. There were both funny and sweet moments and I thought this book ended the trilogy well. My favorite moments out of all three books were the positive female friendship it showed between Audrey, Claire, and Naomi.

I received an advanced copy from the publish
Jul 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Lauren Layne Fans, Romance
4 Friends Can Be Lovers Stars
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The Central Park Pact has been a strong Lauren Layne series. It had everything I love about Layne's work. Lots of Manhattan locations and touchstones. Characters who are accomplished but still have their quirks and need to work them out and most of all, strong female friendships.

Layne has made a career in creating women who are there for each other. They are not catty or cruel. They are supportive and will talk "the hard talk" when
Elle's Book Blog
Release Date: January 28, 2019
Actual Rating: 4 stars

Fake Relationship Romance | Marriage of Convenience | Friends to Lovers

It looks like Marriage of Convenience romances are going to be a "thing" in 2020 as I have already read 3 or 4 books within the trope! I'm not mad about it either. I'm really enjoying the ones I have read already! If that trope is your cup of tea you won't want to miss Marriage on Madison Avenue by Lauren Layne! This is an interconnected standalone in the series. Eac
Robin Loves Reading
Romance novels often use familiar tropes, and as Lauren Layne closes out this trilogy, she definitely did an entertaining job with friends to lovers. In the Central Park Pact series, three women met at a funeral only to discover they were all involved with the same man. They have become the best of friends and in this third and final book of the series.

So, what is Audrey Tate's story? Well, she has been best friends with Clarke West for years. Platonic yet they loved each other deeply. When Cla
Sep 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-books
This series took me by surprise at how much I fell in love with it and have fallen in love with NYC all over again, and I am beyond excited for this story...

ARC galley kindly provided by Gallery Books, in exchange for an honest review coming closer to release date...

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Sher❤ The Fabulous BookLover
I should like this book. I really should. I like the characters, the storyline, the setting. I just think this was such a one dimensional, on the surface read and I needed more. So I stopped at 30%🤷🏽‍♀️
the best book in the series by far
I really didn't care about the first two books and wasn't planning of reading this, then I saw it on Scribd and thought oh well what the hell.. and I am glad I did...
it is a cute book! but what is up with one sexy scene and fade to black thing... definitely PG 13 read!
I am not a fan of friends to lovers but this one was done well...if that is your jam pick this one up....
I still don't care about this friends group at all and no one can convince me otherwise!!!
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i'm going to kill myself now because i'll never read another romance book as good as this one
Bookgasms Book Blog
Oct 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: shelly, ratula
OMGGG. I have been dying for Audrey and Clark's book since Love on Lexington Avenue as I legit die for the fake fiance trope. And after reading, I can say this is my favorite in the series as their chemistry coupled with Lauren Layne's ability to incorporate witty charm had me grinning from ear to ear.

I really enjoyed this story. It was surprisingly emotional and full of moments that had me loving this couple. I enjoyed the fact that both Audrey and Clark didn't know what was right in front of t
Feb 15, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
3.5 Stars

This was a light, and fun friends-to-more romance. I do love the thought of long-time best friends having the light bulb turn on and finally see they've had "the one" right in front of them forever.

I was a little frustrated how long it took for these two to finally clue in all the way. It was a gradual progression, but I though it dragged on a bit too long. Plus, I think they're could've been more heat between these two, even with blacking out the bedroom scenes.

A copy was kindly prov
Deanna❤Pink Lady❤️
4 “Swoony” Stars

Every time I read a Lauren Layne’s book I know I’m in for a treat. Marriage on Madison Avenue is a fun, flirty, friends to lovers story that kept a smile on my face. Best friends who decide to fake an engagement for just “a little while” because they always have each other’s back. It should be simple, pretend to be together and then pretend to break up. But being best friends and caring for each other complicates things. What if “the one” was always right before your eyes but you
☆ sana ☆
Aug 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Even though I absolutely loved the first two books in this series, this was easily my favorite. If I could give this book more than 5 stars I would because there is not a part of it I didn’t enjoy. In short period of time Lauren Layne has become one of my favorite romance authors. Her books always seem to have that magical vibe from the 2000s romcom movies and Marriage on Madison Avenue had it in abundance. The best part of this entire series for me remains the friendship of Naomi, Claire, and A ...more
Lana لانا  (Bibliomedico)
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Thanks For the Publisher and the Author for providing me with an advanced Reading Copy (ARC) and giving me the chance to read this book . 
" Patient ... Love is Patient , Love is Clarke , However I can have him .."

Lauren Layne has an incredible ability in writing the conclusion of a series . 

I've read all of her books " Multiple times
Camilla Isley
This book had two of my favorite tropes rolled into one, a friends to lovers story and a fake engagement. I’ve enjoyed all this series with its upper east side setting, strong female friendship, and amazing couples.
I only gave it four star because my love for book one will be unending, Passion on Park Avenue is an all time favorite for me so that was hard to beat.
Robin (Bridge Four)
This review was originally posted on Books of My Heart

Review copy was received from NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

3.5 Stars

Marriage on Madison Avenue is the story of the two best friends that everyone knew were in love, well everyone except for them. Audrey and Clarke have been best friends since they were kids, they’ve been with each other through everything and just skipped the part where they ever got physically close. So when Clarke tells
Chris  C - A Midlife Wife
Sweet fairytale ending.
I can’t decide if this was my favorite story or not. They’ve all been great so it is hard to choose just one. This work is a spin on the classic fake fiancé and best friends turn lovers trope and it proved to be a winner too!

Layne created a delightful matchup with Clarke and Audrey and their friendship that has been so tight for so many years. I can understand the problem they are up against; when you cross that line you can ruin a great friendship. Or
konstantina avouri
i heard that this book is being considered for an oscar nomination next year

I read this book 3 times this year in case y'all are wondering if i love this trope or not
Jacob Proffitt
Mar 26, 2020 marked it as unfinished  ·  review of another edition
This is third in a series and the characters from the other books are friends and active in this story. I recommend reading these in order.

I made it halfway through this story before deciding I just didn't care to continue. I've loved Audrey from the start of the series and hoped Clarke had more to him than the obvious playboy. In service of giving Clarke more weight, Layne loads him up with an ex who he had a year-long relationship with (which is news to me that he'd ever done relationships at
Caitlin Da Silva
I flew through this one in one reading session 🙌😂 I’ve been waiting for Audrey and Clarke’s story since book one....was not disappointed! Loved the dynamic between these two—the humour and the building tension was excellent. As a whole, this entire series is great not only because of the romantic relationships, but also the friendship between the three main ladies 😍
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Lauren Layne is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen novels, including Hot Asset, Hard Sell, and Huge Deal in her 21 Wall Street series, as well as her Central Park Pact series. Her books have sold more than a million copies in nine languages. Lauren’s work has been featured in Publishers Weekly, Glamour, the Wall Street Journal, and Inside Edition. She is bas ...more

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