Book Reviews

REVIEW : Marriage on Madison Avenue by Lauren Layne


Can guys and girls ever be just friends? According to Audrey Tate and Clarke West, absolutely. After all, they’ve been best friends since childhood without a single romantic entanglement. Clarke is the charming playboy Audrey can always count on, and he knows that the ever-loyal Audrey will never not play along with his strategy for dodging his matchmaking mother—announcing he’s already engaged…to Audrey.

But what starts out as a playful game between two best friends turns into something infinitely more complicated, as just-for-show kisses begin to stir up forbidden feelings. As the faux wedding date looms closer, Audrey and Clarke realize that they can never go back to the way things were, but deep down, do they really want to?

Those three men smoked cigars and watched as the three women they loved snuck a few bottles of champagne into Central Park, sat on a bench, and made a pact. To friendship. To new beginnings. And to the healing power of love.


Marriage on Madison Avenue was more most anticipated story of this series. From the first moment we met Audrey and Clarke I was dying for more and their story does not disappoint.

Audrey and Clarke have amazing chemistry and a great friendship, so what happens when you add in a fake engagement? Well, you’ll have to read this one to find out. This story is a great friends to lovers romance that is fun, sweet, flirty. There is so much to love about this story.

Audrey and Clarke have been friends forever and you can feel their connection jump off the pages. Their banter was great and everything just felt so easy and effortless between them. Though, I did get a little frustrated that it took them so long to realize their true feelings for each other. I get that Audrey had some insecurities though because of the whole Brayden situation.

If you’ve read the previous books in the series you know that Audrey, Claire and Naomi formed an amazing friendship and with each story their bond continued to grow. I am sad to say goodbye to these women.

Marriage on Madison Avenue isn’t full of steamy scenes, but honestly, this story doesn’t need it. There is so much love and romance throughout that it will leave your heart full and you won’t miss anything. This is another amazing book by Lauren Layne.

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