Atheists Who Kneel and Pray by Tarryn Fisher – 4 Stars
You know why I liked this book?
There was so much yearning. And I eat that shit up.
Even though the heroine was a complete narcissist and I wanted to put her and the hero in a choke hold at times, I still really enjoyed this.
I didn’t completely understand Yara. I didn’t get why she did half of the things she did.
But what I did know?
When I had to put this down, I wanted to pick it back up. I wanted to see where this was all going. I speed-read through the last half because I NEEDED to see how everything would turn out. And despite their flaws, I loved David and Yara together. Their banter and flirting was comical and sweet and towards the end they really made hurt and feel for them both.
And I don’t know why but this part:
“I’m back. Find me.”
…just killed me. I had the biggest fucking smile on my face. (I know those 4 words won’t make much sense to those who haven’t read this, but those who did know exactly what part I am referring to.)
So because of all of this, this one was a winner.
Some of my fav quotes:
“I’d stared up at the sky and thought about how I didn’t believe anymore—not in God or his creation. Definitely not in love. She’d come as a thief in the night and taken it all away. How could a person do that? How could they have so much power?”
“So tell me, David Lisey, what’s the meaning of love? Enlighten me.” For a moment I think he’s not going to answer me. He stares down into his drink thoughtfully and when he looks up, his eyes are soft, sincere. “I’ve thought a lot about that, actually. It’s when you can’t get someone out. They crawl inside you and they just live there for the rest of your life.”
“How can you still love me after what I did?” I ask him. His chin is dipped down to his chest and he seems to be in deep thought after having confessed that to me. “I never loved you for what you did or didn’t do,” he says. “That’s not what love is.”
“I’m just a simple man who fell in love with a complex woman.”