One of O, The Oprah Magazine’s “22 Romance Novels That Are Set to Be the Best of 2020” and one of Goodreads’s “28 of the Hottest Romances of 2020”
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.
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?
Lauren Layne is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of more than three dozen romantic comedies. Her books have sold over a million copies worldwide. Lauren’s work has been featured in Publishers Weekly, Glamour, The Wall Street Journal, and Inside Edition. She is based in New York City.
"Narrators Kelsey Navarro and Kyle Tait voice Audrey and Clark in the Central Park Pact conclusion. Clark, a playboy turned corporate heir, announces an engagement to Audrey to avoid his mother's controlling ways. The arrangement allows Audrey to shake rumors of being unlucky in love. Forever friends, the two discover that the fake engagement becomes a catalyst for real emotions. Where do they go from here? Navarro is exuberant as Audrey, squealing with excitement over frilly wedding details and striking a self-assured, flirty tone as an Instagram influencer. Tait brings a steady pace to Clark, with a mix of flippant defiance and sweeter, softer tones. For Audrey's two friends, Navarro provides distinctly different tones, showcasing the female trio's different personalities."