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Meet Ashley Whitaker, a twenty-six-year-old advertising associate, who considers herself a modern-day Mary Tyler Moore. Filled with moxie and a contradicting wealth of insecurities, Ashley uses all her coping mechanisms to deal with the minefield of dating.

After being dumped via text message, Ashley decides to focus her energies on her aspiring advertising career, becoming
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Kindle Edition, 300 pages
Published August 7th 2020
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Linda Ferbert
Jul 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This novel was a delightful read. It was everything you want in a book. Characters you love and can relate to and an engaging plot. I highly recommend this book. Perfect for reading on the beach or anywhere. If you are looking for a fun book that will entertain people of all ages, The Marinara Theory is perfect.
Anne
Jul 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Love this book! Hard to put it down! I highly recommend it!
Shauna
Aug 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Oh my goodness, do you ever just want a book that is fun to read? Not all the drama and angst and suspense that are so important to a lot of stories – just plain old fun? Then the Marinara Theory is your next read! Honestly, this book was just a delight to read. It was funny, heartwarming, sweet, relatable, and just a blast. You are all going to identify with Ashley, who has so many irons in the fire that we aren’t always sure if she’s coming or going, and who now has to add finding a new man to ...more
Ashleigh
Aug 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Great characters that will keep your interest extremely well.
I'm not going to go into detail, no spoilers, just read the book if you are even mildly intrigued by the blurb. You'll thank me later!

The chemistry, sweetness, and twists in plot kept things interesting. Add in drama and passion and you have a good read.

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Anonymous 5
Aug 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was an absolutely delightful book! I have not read anything by this author before, but after reading this I now know who to go to if I'm in the mood for a fun, feel-good story. It was charming, heartwarming, and funny and I had such a great time reading it. It's the perfect lighthearted read to relax with after a long tiring day. Not a lot of drama just good old laugh-out-loud moments that we all need once in a while. The characters were wonderful, with realistic and relatable qualities and ...more
Jodi Browne
Aug 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
Delightful Summer read!

Such a fun, heartwarming novel! The Marinara Theory is hard to put down and makes you want to go back in time armed with the wise advice of being yourself.
Spunky N Sassy
Aug 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
Spunky N Sassy Rating: 4.0

~~~~~~~~~~Lindsey's ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Review~~~~~~~~~~

Great Book
This book is absolutely worth the read. I was hooked from the beginning and I couldn’t put it down.
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Chris
Aug 18, 2020 marked it as read-e-books
The perfect book for the beach!

P.S. I LOVE the cover!
Krystal  (Nerdy_book_lover_1987)
Feb 18, 2021 rated it really liked it
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This was such a cute fun rom com. I loved Logan! He is an absolute sweetheart and love the slow burn but with a nice quick pace. Definitely recommend.
Sarah_Loves_Reading_Romance
Aug 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
A new and exciting romance read, though I use the term ‘romance’ loosely as there was a lot going on in this book, finding love and romance wasn’t the main focus at the heart of it for a change, which made me love it even more.

A very different story to those I am used to, I absolutely adored how Ashley was focused on herself after being dumped by text message, she decides it’s time to improve her job opportunities, her social life, her friendships and her hobbies, finding love is just a bonus t
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Kimberly
Aug 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
The book is a good romantic comedy read. The story has a good story line. The characters are good, and they have good chemistry.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Tessa Sollway
Jul 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely LOVED reading this book!!! I recommend it to any book lovers in search of something timeless, funny, honest, and riveting.

O'Ferrall truly understands the everyday comedy AND tragedy of being a female in our current society. Such a wonderfully relatable and hilarious read. I'd say more, but I don't want to spoil the plot.

I recommend The Marinara Theory to any and all readers, male or female! You won't be disappointed.
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Kathy
Oct 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What a great story from a wonderful storyteller, As another reviewer mentioned, these characters and situations are completely relatable. My dating years and early career steps are decades behind me, but the story is timeless...young people trying to figure out who likes who as a friend or as a potential life partner....best friends liking/not liking the person you're dating....even waitressing for extra cash for an extravagance.... ticked all the boxes for me. I also think the main premise of t ...more
Lisa
Aug 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was a refreshing, fun and humorous read. In a world full of drama, this was without drama and just a feel good read.

When Ashley is dumped by text and trying to find another date turns out to be fruitless, she decides to focus on her career and herself. Being comfortable in herself and focusing on herself brings massive benefits in her life. It brings a renewed confidence and opportunities and I loved the fact that her happiness didn't depend on her love life.

If you are looking for a read wh
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Tina Meyers
Dec 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A delightful story about young love, careers, and friendship trials and successes with a twist and a lot of marinara. The Marinara is positive and magical. Laugh out loud funny. The ending is warm and surprising. Kristin is a new to me author and I look forward to reading her upcoming release which she will be telling us about in the 12 Days of Christmas
Linda Martin
Nov 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Thanks for the opportunity to read this book. It’s was so much fun to read because I can relate to a lot of what Ashley experienced lol. Dating is a hard thing and finding your true love is priceless. I found my true love on a carnival cruise and we are now married 28 years 😊
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Kristin O’Ferrall is a creative at heart who has incorporated writing throughout her career as a grant writer, marketer, blogger, and author. Her first writing job was at eleven years old when Kristin was regularly commissioned by her mother to write pithy words of inspiration for her sales newsletters. Today, Kristin continues to use her writing to inspire and entertain with the underlying messag ...more

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