February 21, 2024

Atheists Who Kneel And Pray – Tarryn Fisher

 

Book – Atheists Who Kneel And Pray
Author – Tarryn Fisher
Genre – Romance
Personal Rating – 3/5

David needs a muse. He needs someone to teach him the language of love and break his heart. All because he needs the inspiration to compose music.

So when he sees Yara, a bartender in her mid-20s, David knows he has found his muse.

Yara finds it difficult to stay in one place for a long time. She finds it even more difficult to stay in a relationship for long. So she does what does best: move from place to place and relationship to relationship before she can get attached to any of these/them.

So when David approaches her, telling her exactly what he needs, Yara knows they are on the same page. It will all be temporary and she just needs to inspire David to write songs and then break his heart.

David and Yara find faith and religion in their new but temporary attachment. And they kneel and pray only before it. What could possibly go wrong, right?

The book starts with an email that David sends Yara to meet him, making it clear they are not together…. So what happened to their religion of love?

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First of all, what kind of cover is that? My brain gets a headache just by looking at it.

Anyway, it would be a lie if I said I was bored with this book. Well, the first half did make me want to give up on it. But the second half was good enough to make me finish it in one go.

It is a bit tough to explain what I liked and didn’t like without giving a spoiler. But here are a few things.

Yara’s character is a bit narcissistic. She also acts on impulse doing random things that barely make sense. I found much of her behaviour pretty immature and didn’t like it.

And while people might dislike her narcissistic side where she mostly focuses on herself or the side that turns away before getting closure to someone, I found it completely natural.

Not everyone can be bold when it comes to relationships or commitment. And there is nothing wrong with that.

And I don’t know what to think of David. I liked him… disliked him. I don’t know. Sometimes I felt bad for him. Nothing more.

I found this book recommendation regarding Colleen Hoover’s books because someone said they give a similar vibe. But that’s a big NO. I would reread CoHo books any day. But not this one. Yet I’m ready to give this author a few more tries.

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