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review 2020-03-16 03:56
Sizzling
Yours In Scandal - Lauren Layne

Robert is just ending his term of being the Mayor of New York City.  There must be a party to celebrate his good work.  Doesn't hurt that he is thinking of running for Governor too.  The people seem to like him and he is good at this job.

 

Adeline, trying to make the party for Robert, is fighting the feelings she is starting to feel for him.  It is a madhouse to go back into the slippery slope that is politics.  When he finds out who her father is this whole scenario will be worse.  Since he is the first man to make her feel in years should she take a chance?

 

I absolutely loved the story.  Fast paced, with corners of darkness shadowing the light, I loved the characters and their weaknesses that were showing.  There was banter, and sexual innuendo and frustration at first.  All the more titillating and the sparks were humming as we read the first half.  The second half, however, is where the real scandal lies.  I give this great read a 4/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

 

 

***This early copy was given in exchange for an honest review by Netgalley and its publishers. 

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review 2020-03-03 19:46
Passion on Park Avenue (Central Park Pact #1) - Lauren Layne

I love this book! I always expect cheesy and predictable storylines when I read romance but, although still fairly predictable (come on, we read these books because we do want a happy ending), I wasn't bored one bit as I read this. I found myself smiling along a lot, which is always a good thing. As a protagonist, Naomi is a good blend of strong and vulnerable, something I don't find in a lot of books in the same genre. I'm definitely filing the next books in the series in my TBR folder.

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text 2020-02-09 00:28
Just starting
To Have and to Hold (Wedding Belles) - Lauren Layne

Chick lit -- for a book club here on booklikes at Series Book Club.

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review 2020-01-30 02:38
Review: Marriage on Madison Avenue by Lauren Layne
Marriage on Madison Avenue (Central Park Pact, #3) - Lauren Layne

Reviewed for Wit and Sin

 

Marriage on Madison Avenue is a sweet confection of a book. I’ve been excited to read Audrey and Clarke’s story ever since I first saw them together in Passion on Park Avenue and Lauren Layne did not disappoint. Marriage on Madison Avenue is the literary equivalent of sunshine and rainbows – it made me incredibly happy while I was reading it and I hated having to look away from the book for even a minute.

Audrey is simply one of the most loveable heroines you’ll ever meet. She may have grown up a pampered Upper East Side princess and her job as an Instagram influencer is not one many take seriously, but she works hard at her job and is so genuinely sweet and charming that you cannot help but love her. Her best friend since childhood, Clarke, has always been there for her and they seriously have the best friendship. I’ve adored their interactions all throughout the Central Park Pact series and I love how they’re always there for each other, no matter what. Clarke may look like a hunk and have a playboy image, but he also works hard at his father’s company and there’s far more to him than others see.

Clarke and Audrey have faked an engagement before to get out of a situation, but this time something’s different. This time the two of them are starting to see what is crystal clear to everyone they know: that Clarke and Audrey are made for each other. They know they love each other and that is never in question throughout the book (another thing I loved), but what they can’t see is that they’re also in love with one another. Both of them are wary of risking their hearts. For Audrey having found out that her boyfriend was married shook her to the core and Clarke has a past of his own that makes him want to guard his heart. A fake relationship with their best friend is easy for both of them. Until new and uncomfortable feelings start to arise. Feelings that make their fake engagement feel all-too-real. How things play out, I won’t reveal. Suffice it to say Ms. Layne takes readers on a wonderful journey in one of the best friends-to-lovers stories I’ve ever read. Everything about Audrey and Clarke’s journey worked for me and I think it’s in part because Ms. Layne make the core love and friendship at the base of the relationship so strong and that strength shines. It’s the little moments Ms. Layne includes throughout the story that just bring everything in Audrey and Clarke’s relationship together. Their slide into love feels fated and though it’s not a smooth path to happily ever after, I was cheering them on every step of the way.

Audrey and Clarke are the heart of Marriage on Madison Avenue but the friendship between Audrey, Claire, and Naomi is vital to the tale as well. Their friendship had had an unusual beginning, but these three strong, independent, very different women are a treat to read about. Their support, rapport, and genuine caring are what makes me love the Central Park Pact series. Though you don’t have to have read Passion on Park Avenue or Love on Lexington Avenue in order to enjoy this book, you’d be missing out on two charming stories of love and friendship. Marriage on Madison Avenue was the perfect ending to a wonderfully entertaining trilogy. It’s bright, endearing, and hits all the right notes.


FTC Disclosure: I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

 

Source: witandsin.blogspot.com/2020/01/review-marriage-on-madison-avenue-by.html
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review 2020-01-26 23:56
Marriage on Madison Avenue (Central Park Pact, #3) by: Lauren Layne
Marriage on Madison Avenue (Central Park Pact, #3) - Lauren Layne

 

 

 

Audrey and Clarke helped me find my smile. Layne charms with chaos. Marriage on Madison Avenue proves that love doesn't need to be perfect. When it comes to the heart it just needs to feel right. Although I'm sad to see the Central Park Pact series come to an end, I can honestly say the characters I've met and fell for, as well as the dreamer that brought them to life, has lit up my soul with this heartwarming, laugh out loud, irresistible series.

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