Review: Atheists Who Kneel and Pray by Tarryn Fisher

August 11, 2017 Adult, Book Review, New Adult 2 ★★★★

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Atheists Who Kneel and PrayAtheists Who Kneel and Pray by Tarryn Fisher
Published by Self-pub on July 13th 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary Fiction, New Adult, Romance
Format: eBook
Source: Bought
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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.


About Tarryn Fisher

I would like to write a novel that every, single person loves, but not even J.K. Rowling could do that. Instead, I try to write stories that pull on people’s emotions. I believe that sadness is the most powerful emotion, and swirled with regret the two become a dominating force. I love villains. Three of my favorites are Mother Gothel, Gaston and the Evil Queen who all suffered from a pretty wicked case of vanity (like me). I like to make these personality types the center of my stories.
I love rain, Coke, Starbucks and sarcasm. I hate bad adjectives and the word “smolder”. If you read my book-I love you. If you hate my book-I still love you, but please don’t be mean to me; I’m half badass, half cry baby.

Sara @ Forever 17 Books

2 Responses to “Review: Atheists Who Kneel and Pray by Tarryn Fisher”

  1. Tori Valenzuela

    Ive been wrestling with the same issue on this book I love Tarryns books but the blurb is so vague it makes me iffy on getting this!

  2. Tonyalee

    Her books are also SO messy! I am addicted to that kind of messy, though. I am so sure getting this one 🙂

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