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Atheists Who Kneel And Pray by Tarryn Fisher

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.


Tarryn Fisher is a genius, the way she can write and create these masterpieces never ceases to amaze me, I fell in love with her books last year and I’ve been savouring them ever since, this was the last one currently published that I read and I was just as enthralled by it.

The story focuses on Yara, a girl who is unable to stay in one place for too long. She dying have the best childhood, which affects her in many way. One day she decides she’s going to leave England and travel to America to find a life she craves. When she gets to America she moves from city to city looking for whatever it is she needs. She travels from New York, to Miami, to Chicago, and then eventually Seattle where things start to change for her.

Yara takes up work behind bars whether she goes, while working in a trendy bar in a new city, Seattle, in walks David. I live the way these two meet, the initial interactions, the way David reacts to Yara, like that pull was immediately there, I just loved that.

David is a musician, playing in a local band that he continually inviting Yara to watch. David immediately sees Yara as his ‘muse’ which I’m not sure how she feels about it.

The chemistry between David and Yara is great, their connection is passionate and I could literally feel their spark through the pages.

I do think that David had a solid understanding of Yara, the way she ticks, what she does and why, David is honestly one of the most patient characters I’ve ever read about.

Yara runs her whole life, it’s something she has always done, and even David couldn’t quell that.

I don’t want to give too much away about the story, I went in completely blind like I do with most books, and I’m so glad. The story has so many twists and turns, there are so many moments I was practically screaming at the pages.

This book is real and raw, the way Tarryn writes about love and life is just so unapologetically realistic, people are messed up, love stories aren’t always like the fairytales. Honest love is painful at times, feel so strongly for another is kind of scary. But it can be so, so worth it. Tarryn isn’t afraid to write honestly about love.

If your a fan of great romance, with a bit more depth than your average romantic read then I highly recommend picking this one up. My review most likely didn’t do this amazing book justice, like always!


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