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The Reckless Oath We Made

The Reckless Oath We Made by Bryn Greenwood

Book Summary:

A provocative love story between a tough Kansas woman on a crooked path to redemption and the unlikeliest of champions, from the New York Times bestselling author of All the Ugly and Wonderful Things.

Zee is nobody’s fairy tale princess. Almost six-foot, with a redhead’s temper and a shattered hip, she has a long list of worries: never-ending bills, her beautiful, gullible sister, her five-year-old nephew, her housebound mother, and her drug-dealing boss.

Zee may not be a princess, but Gentry is an actual knight, complete with sword, armor, and a code of honor. Two years ago the voices he hears called him to be Zee’s champion. Both shy and autistic, he’s barely spoken to her since, but he has kept watch, ready to come to her aid.

When an abduction tears Zee’s family apart, she turns to the last person she ever imagined–Gentry–and sets in motion a chain of events that will not only change both of their lives, but bind them to one another forever.

Publication Date:

August 20th, 2019


Contemporary Fiction

My Rating:


My Review:

Bryn Greenwood is an amazing writer who writes detailed plotlines and multifaceted characters. All The Ugly and Wonderful Things was not an easy read but I connected so much with her storytelling. The Reckless Oath We Made was definitely a highly anticipated book for me as a reader.

Unfortunately, I had a hard time connecting with these characters and the general pacing of this storyline. I also really struggled with some of the dialogue and the medieval vibe that the character Gentry used. I found that it distracted me more than helping me relate to the characters and events.

I think I am definitely in the minority with my feelings about this book so it just might not have been a great fit for me as a reader. I do appreciate that Greenwood never shies away from difficult topics and that her characters are real and raw.

Thank you to NetGalley and Putnam for an advanced copy of this book

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