REVIEW: Atheists Who Kneel and Pray by Tarryn Fisher

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“Because you’re so beautiful you make my eyes hurt.”

Back of the book blurb:

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.

Chase’s thoughts:

Publication Date: July 14, 2017
Publisher: Tarryn Fisher
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781548739478

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My rating:

“Beauty was deceiving in the same way credit cards were. It felt like it was free, but there was high interest with little return.”

            Atheists Who Kneel and Pray is one of the best books I have ever read… hands down. I hadn’t ever read anything by Tarryn Fisher besides the novels she co-wrote with Colleen Hoover, Never Never. I should have known that Tarryn Fisher would ruin my entire life… especially since she’s friends with Colleen Hoover who has been known, on occasion, to also ruin my life.

            Atheists starts out in a bar with our protagonist, Yara, who meets David as she is bartending. He pretty much proposes to her on the spot, but we learn that Yara tends to be a muse for musicians. They fall in love with her, come up with some of their best work, and then she ditches. It’s her thing. And I love her for it.

            It’s so rare to find emotionally unavailable women in novels and I’m glad that Tarryn Fisher was the one to write this book because she wrote it so eloquently.

“Enough with this guy, enough with all guys. You could order a dildo right to your mailbox. Men needed to learn how dire that situation was for them.”

            Yara Phillips, everyone. Her dry wit and self-deprecating humor resonated with me on a spiritual level. I can definitely understand her insecurity every time she questioned whether she was good enough for David or if he would get bored of her and leave her.

            And even if she would piss me off and make horrible decisions, the best characters are the ones with flaws that you’re still rooting for. And damn would she piss me off. But, I didn’t want to stop reading. I could’ve read about Yara making the shittiest decisions for weeks. Months even.

“I was angry that other men had touched you before me. I was trying not to lose my shit.”

            David Lisey… oh, what can I say about David Lisey? What a man, what a man, what a man, what a mighty good man. He is honestly the dreamboat. Like The One. I’m obsessed with him. The way he knew right out the gate that Yara was his. That she was his person.

“I was in the middle of an existential crisis and he was making me his person. How could he afford to be that honest?”

            That’s the thing about David: he was completely and utterly authentic. There was not a dishonest bone in his body. He never lied about his love for Yara and he never lied about how much he cared for her. It was incredible.

“’I came because I love you,’ he says. ‘Still, after all these years.’”

            Basically, everyone needs to read Atheists Who Kneel and Pray. And I will definitely be checking out more Tarryn Fisher.

Happy Reading!
The Wandereader

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