Published by Self-pub on July 13th 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary Fiction, New Adult, Romance
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Yara Phillips is a wandering muse.
She dates men who need her, but always moves on to something new, never staying in one place for very long.
David Lisey is in need of a muse.
A talented musician lacking lyrical inspiration. When he first sees her, he knows he's found what he's been looking for.
Yara believes she can give David exactly what he needs to reach his full potential:
A broken heart.
David’s religion is love.
Yara’s religion is heartache.
Neither is willing to surrender, but religion always requires sacrifice.
I wasn’t exactly sure what I was getting myself into plotwise when I started Atheists Who Kneel and Pray. The summary is a little on the vague side but there is something about Tarryn Fisher’s novels that make me crave them. I think it’s that they are very different and she has a unique writing style. She has this talent of creating these characters that aren’t necessarily easy to like or connect with but at the same time makes them completely fascinating and intriguing. Yara fits that category completely.
Yara is someone who is very closed off with very few friends and a huge shield surrounding her heart. When she meets musician David in the bar one night she immediately denies his pursuit but he was relentless in a way that made me smile, and Yara smile as well, until eventually she couldn’t deny her attraction any longer. And even though she set the terms on their relationship, it was obvious they were both in love. But things get messy, mistakes are made, people get hurt, and time goes by. And I loved all the messy parts! That’s when the story really picked up for me and I was hooked, not wanting to stop so I could find out what would happen next. As the story unwound there were a few moments that made me shake my head and moments of swoony awe! By the end I was so happy with the journey I was taken on with the characters, flaws and all.
Since the summary is so vague I don’t want to give away much more but this is one to check out if you like a messy romance and character growth!
Come back to me. Come back. Come.