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Marriage on Madison Avenue

(Central Park Pact #3)

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4.24  ·  Rating details ·  55 ratings  ·  39 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 Lauren.

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Paperback, 288 pages
Expected publication: January 28th 2020 by Gallery Books
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i'm going to kill myself now because i'll never read another romance book as good as this one
Cristina | CristiinaReads
Sep 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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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...



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☆ sana ☆
Aug 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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 most vital and enjoyable part of this entire series for me remains the friendship of ...more
Chelsea Humphrey
Oct 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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 fa ...more
Stephanie
Sep 26, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved, loved, loved this! Few things make me happier than a cute Lauren Layne book and Marriage on Madison Avenue is one of her best yet. Full review to come.
konstantina
Aug 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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i heard that this book is being considered for an oscar nomination next year
Wendy'sThoughts
Jul 29, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Lauren Layne Fans, Romance
We have been waiting...
Audrey and Clark...
Friends to Lovers, please...

Audrey has always been there for Clark...
And He for Her...

So when Clark needs Audrey to save him from his Matchmaking Mom...
Of course, Audrey would be happy to be part of the plan...

But what starts out as Pretend Kisses...
Start to curl toes and stir up Feelings...
As they march toward the Wedding Aisle...

Will Audrey and Clark say I Do...
For real with a...


Marriage on Madison Avenue (Central Park Pact, #3)-January 28, 2020


We have been waiting...
Audrey and Clark...
Friends to Lovers, please...

Audrey has always been there for Clark...
And He for Her...

So when Clark needs Audrey to save him from his Matchmaking Mom...
Of course, Audrey would be happy to be part of the plan...

But what starts out as Pretend Kisses...
Start to curl toes and stir up Feelings...
As they march toward the Wedding Aisle...

Will Audrey and Clark say I Do...
For real with a...


Marriage on Madison Avenue (Central Park Pact, #3)-January 28, 2020


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tai
Such an amazing ending to an even more amazing series. Ever since Passion on Park Avenue, I have been dying to see audrey and clarke finally realize that what they have goes beyond friendship, and this was everything I wanted for them and more. I loved watching them fall in love with each other, and their interactions were just so fun to read.

the highlight of this series for me are the friendships. Naomi, Claire and Audrey turned a situation that most people would have a negative reaction abo
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Jamie beauty_andthebook_
Oh, Central Park Pact series, how I loathe to say goodbye to you!!!!

First, we had Naomi and Oliver and I thought no other couple would compare. Then, I met Claire and Scott and said okay no way can Audrey's story be as good as the first two. Within minutes of Marriage of Madison Avenue making it's way into my hands, I was enamored with Audrey and Clark's story. If you've read the first two novels in this series, you know that Audrey and Clark are long time best friends - and doesn't
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abire
Aug 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“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.”


MY EMOTIONS!!! M Y EMOOOTIONSS!!!!
THESE CHARACTERS!!! THESE STORIES!!!!
MY EMOTIOOOOOOONSSSS!!!!!!!

RTC CLOSER TO THE RELEASE DATE IM GONNA GO CRY BECAUSE THIS TRILOGY IS OVER NOW
Sandra Berryman
Oct 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
The premise of this book has been done before with varying degrees of success. So, I wasn't sure I would be able to get into this book, especially as I didn't read the first two in the series. I have to say that most contemporary romance novels I have stopped reading as I prefer the romantic suspense genre. Not I have to go back and read the first two books in this series as this book was as good as any book I have read recently. Strong characters and a solid plot line remind me of one of my fav ...more
Jill Atkins
Oct 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Central Pact series is back in a cloud of Tiffany blue boxes and champagne bubbles!

Marriage on Madison Avenue is the perfect inclusion into the series, following Lauren Layne's popular books, Passion on Park Avenue and Love on Lexington Avenue. This story follows Audrey Tate, an Instagram influencer who finds herself in the thick of a romantic tragedy...again. She thought it was bad enough when she learned that her boyfriend, Braydon was married...after he died tragically, but sh
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Lauren Olson
Oct 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Audrey finds herself in an unusual and heartbreaking situation, running away from her boyfriend's funeral and bumping into Claire and Naomi, his wife and another mistress. Feeling devastated she makes a vow with her new friends to protect each other from men like Brayden Hayes. It's been one and a half years, Claire and Naomi have both found love and Audrey's content living her life as an Instagram influencer and spending time with her best friend Clarke. Lately, the rumors about Audrey and her ...more
Bobbie Kirkland
Oct 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Through NetGalley, I received a free copy of Marriage on Madison Avenue (Central Park Pact Book 3) by Lauren Layne in exchange for an honest review. Audrey Tate and Clarke West have been best friends since they were children. As adults, both have successful careers; Audrey is a popular social influencer, and Clarke is set to take over his father’s media company after using his computer science degree to bring the business up-to-date. Occasionally, Audrey finds out she’s been engaged to Clarke; C ...more
Dianne
Oct 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: galleys-arcs, 2019
I'm sorry to see this trilogy go. I really loved it and the women Naomi, Claire and of course Audrey.

And if this is the first book in this trilogy that you picked up...don't worry there is enough back-story to get you up to snuff. (almost too much back-story for the person who has read the first two books-almost!) I would actually love to see a book about Elizabeth who was a secondary character in this book, I think she deserves love!


At any rate, this book is steamy but clean
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Wendy
Oct 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I feel bittersweet writing this review because this means it's the end of one of my favorite contemporary romance series EVER. When I read Passion on Park Avenue and Love on Lexington Ave last month, I seriously couldn't wait to read Audrey's story and I was stalking netgalley for the ARC. Well, I am so thankful Galley approved my request because this was seriously a great ending to the series.

Audrey Tate and Clarke West have been best friends since childhood and have been there for each other
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Dali
Lauren Layne brings her Central Park Pact series to a conclusion with Marriage on Madison Avenue, a light and fun friends-to-lovers, fake-marriage, rom-com.

Audrey Tate and Clarke West have been best friends since they were kids. They’ve always been able to count on each other for everything from TV binge watching to last minute dates, and especially warding off unwanted attention from the opposite sex or meddling mothers. But Clarke uses her as her fake-fiancée, Audrey wants to use take advanta
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Kendall
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
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Jane
Oct 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Marriage on Madison Avenue. Fans of Lauren Layne already know her books never disappoint. They are clever, flirty, emotional, dialogue driven and don’t drown readers in angst. This book is the last in Ms. Layne’s series about the three women who had been involved with Brayden Hayes: Claire, the wife, Naomi, the mistress, and Audrey, the girlfriend. The three had bonded on a park bench the day of the cheater’s funeral, vowing to always protect each other from future scumbags. This is Audrey’s sto ...more
Lindsey Collins
Oct 14, 2019 rated it liked it
This is the third and final book in Layne's Central Park Pact series. I have not read the other two but was able to easily get into Audrey and Clarke's story without feeling like I was missing anything essential.
Audrey, Naomi, and Claire met at the funeral of Claire's husband and Audrey and Naomi's boyfriend. Feeling like they will never trust a man again they make a pact to protect each other from heartbreak and the bad guys on the dating scene in NYC. Audrey is the last to find love, and her
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Alexa
Oct 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
I love Lauren Layne's books! She really knows how to write fun, upbeat, romcoms! I loved Love on Lexington Ave, and when this one came out I knew I'd love it just as much. I love Friends to Lovers Tropes, I think a lot of readers can relate to that type of love story because most people who fall in love, fall for their best friend. I was hoping Audrey would get her HEA! She definitely deserved it! And I love how Audrey and Clarke's relationship felt like a friendship, and how they really knew ea ...more
Becky S
Oct 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Delightful. Lauren Layne excels at bringing relationships to life- both the romance and the friendships. The third book in a trilogy, I think this one was my favorite. Weaved throughout the other two books you caught glimpses of what was holding Audrey back, and it all came to fruition perfectly as her story unfolded. I wouldn't be sad if she decided to extend this series and we could revisit them now that all three ladies have their men. I suggest reading these in order, and then line her other ...more
Dani B.
Oct 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another LL book? Don't think twice about picking up the third installment (& final!) Of this series. Audrey and Clarkes friendship to lovers is one of the BEST I've read to date. This is my favorite trope and I swear, no one does it better than LL. Her writing is like no other and I'm constantly comparing other books to her! I loved how Clarke and Audrey didnt realize how much they actually meant to one another and it was so fun wathing it unfold. My favorite author, my favorite series. Pick ...more
Melanie Jo
Oct 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Omg....im so glad I got to read this book early. I absolutely love this series and Lauren. Each of these books are funny, witty, romantic and fun. I'm glad Audrey got her book. If your looking for a steamy romance, this is not your book. If you're looking for a fun and entertaining book, then don't pass this up. I definitely recommend this series as each book is amazing.

Thank you Netgalley, the author and publisher for the ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Sharlene
Oct 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was lucky enough to receive an advanced copy of this book, which did not affect my review at all! I had recently read the first 2 books in the series, so this was a great time to get this one. I love a good friends to lovers story and have been waiting for and hoping that Audrey and Clarke would get together. However, what an emotional up and down, with an engagement of convenience in the mix. I finished in a day - had to! Loved it!
Christy
Sep 30, 2019 rated it liked it
Lovely ending for a charming series.

I always enjoy a Lauren Layne book. She is the queen of the NYC contemporary romance.

The friendships she creates and the sparkling dialogue she writes are always a joy to read.

P.S. I go back and forth on my opinion of illustrated covers, but the ones for this series have been delightful.

Thank you to NetGalley and Gallery Books for the ARC
Jamie
Aug 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This might be - wait, it definitely is - my favorite of these three books. There is a lot of "if you just said the words, there wouldn't be conflict" here, which is one of my least favorite tropes, and yet it's the most believable of the love stories. Some stuff is definitely dropped (what the hell is the deal with the male Gossip Girl analog?) but it's a solid ending.
Ivelisse Davila
Oct 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Ellen
Oct 05, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thank you to the publisher for an advanced copy of this book.

Definately my favorite of the series. Romance with a NYC backdrop is always a great combination. Would be beautiful on the big screen.
Casey
I received an e-ARC copy of Marriage on Madison Avenue from the publisher and Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.
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Other books in the series

Central Park Pact (3 books)
  • Passion on Park Avenue (Central Park Pact, #1)
  • Love on Lexington Avenue