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Marriage on Madison Avenue

(Central Park Pact #3)

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  1,707 ratings  ·  433 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
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
Chelsea Humphrey
Oct 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Chelsea by: Jamie beauty_andthebook_
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 ...more
Jan 29, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  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?

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
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
Lacey (Booklovers For Life)
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?
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
Jan 27, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, 2020
I had so much fun with this book! 4.5 might need to round it up!
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

“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 way a
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
Cristina | CristiinaReads
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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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.
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
☆ sana ☆
Aug 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
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 ...more
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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 "
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
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
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 ...more
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
By now, all of you know that Lauren Layne is an auto-read author for me. Even when her books don't entirely work for me, I find myself being entertained. The Central Park Pact books, in my opinion, are not as strong in the romance department as her other series, but they still have a decent romantic arc. If you're going to read this series, I say read it for the amazing female friendships. With Marriage on Madison Avenue, Lauren Layne ends this series on a very good note. In fact, I'd say this ...more
Lien *semi-hiatus*
I'm telling you all, Lauren Layne has a gift. I'm not a big fan of friends-to-lovers stories; the easiness and familiarity between the main characters usually bore me to tears because I always need that extra spice for me to feel excited but Lauren Layne... how does she make the banter, even between long-time friends, so much fun?
I was also positively surprised to see that both Audrey and Clarke were "genuine" friends who've never EVER thought about hooking up before. In childhood
Robin (Bridge Four)
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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
Wendy ⏃: ✦Cheeky Chicks Blogger✦
4.5 STARS!

Marriage on Madison Avenue by Lauren Layne is the final installment in the Central Park Pact series. Here, we follow Audrey and Clarke's story, two best friends who later realize they're in love.

Audrey Tate is the fun-loving one amongst the three women. She blames herself for Brayden's actions thinking she ruined Claire's happiness, so she begins to believe she doesn't deserve her own happily ever after.

Clarke West is your typical single man living in the social light of the Upper East
When I started reading MARRIAGE ON MADISON AVENUE I didn't know what to expect, then I began the most delightful romantic comedy I've read in a while! I believe this novel is going to be loved by females everywhere. I highly recommend this novel!
Jen ♥Star-Crossed Book Blog♥
Marriage on Madison Avenue was the perfect ending to this series. I fell madly in love with the fake fiancée story-line...oh my heart, it was so much fun! And I loved Audrey, Clarke, and their group of friends. I found myself laughing, crying and even gasping out loud while reading, this book was such a huge win! So if you're a fan of swoon worthy romance, a fabulous group of friends and the fake boyfriend trope, you definitely have to pick this one up!
Clarke’s fingers dug slightly into her
Dec 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 Stars!!

Marriage on Madison Avenue is the third book in the Central Park Pack Series and it follows the story of Audrey and Clarke. Audrey and Clarke have been best friends for as long as they can remember. Friends is as far as it has ever gone between the two of them, and both of them know they can count on the other, no matter what. So, when Clarke comes up with a wild idea to throw his mom off his trail, he knows without a doubt, that Audrey will have his back….It started off as a simple
Tracy  C
Oct 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
I was really looking forward to Audrey and Clarke's story. While I did enjoy it, I was a tiny bit disappointed. These two seemed to remain clueless until almost the end. I would have loved more time with them as a real couple. Also, I have no issue with the "closed door" love scenes, I think the reader would have benefitted from seeing a more romantic situation with Audrey and Clarke. Then it would have felt like a more natural progression of their relationship.
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