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The Reckless Oath We Made’s Back-of-Book Description
A provocative love story between a tough Kansas woman on a crooked path to redemption and her unlikeliest of champions, from the New York Times bestselling author of All the Ugly and Wonderful Things.
Many things can bind two people: love, a common enemy, a dangerous promise.
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 in one of the most moving and complicated love stories of our time. The Reckless Oath We Made redefines what it means to be heroic, revealing the strength, honor, and power that lie at the heart of love.
You guys, I love Bryn Greenwood – and no, no relation to me. But I imagine she’s very cool because how can you have our last name and not be?!
Anyways, you may remember I read her book All The Ugly and Wonderful Things a while back. If that doesn’t ring any bells, you’d better click on that title and check out my review of it. But spoiler alert – I loved it; it was amazing. And ever since then I followed her on social media. Because of that, I was aware that she had another book coming out…
Well a few months ago I was perusing the options for my Book Of The Month when I saw that The Reckless Oath We Made was available and I think I literally squealed with excitement! Easiest choice I ever made – how could I not read this?!
Life happens and I got kinda busy for a while, but a couple of weekends ago I finally picked it up and I just kept on reading for hours! It grabbed me and once I started reading it I didn’t want to put it down.
Sure there were some strange things, like one of the main characters is autistic and talks only in Middle English. That was hard to get used to. But once I did I thought it was kinda neat. And the other main character has a weird name – maybe it’s just me, but I kind of hate it when I’m not sure how to pronounce a character’s name!
But other than those two things, The Reckless Oath We Made was extremely enjoyable. It wasn’t exactly what I expected from her, but I feel like I was pleasantly surprised. For instance, in All The Ugly and Wonderful Things she wrote with such emotion about something so raw and taboo. I mean you could really feel the characters feelings. In this one however, I feel like it’s more about how the situation makes you as the reader feel. For example, there was a moment in this book where I was very upset with the main character and the choices she was making.
Speaking of character choices, I felt like all the characters included were well developed and very real feeling. Even some of the side characters with brief appearances felt well rounded.
The dialogue was easy and natural, as well. And I had no trouble at all picturing each setting that was described. Sure some of the situations felt a little far fetched, but for the most part I could completely imagine people ending up in those scenarios and behaving the way they did.
Her writing is just so good, guys.
Favorite Quotes From The Book
“Money always decides whether things get better or worse. They never stay the same.”
“Sure maybe he was driving me out into the country to murder me, but his family was nice, and getting murdered would solve a lot of my problems.”
“Somewhere between contempt and curiosity with a side of maybe.”
“Girls like me, though, girls actually like me, we weren’t master manipulators. We were garbage fires of failure.”
I absolutely loved The Reckless Oath We Made! . It was wonderful and I really felt that ‘can’t put it down’ feeling I’ve been missing. So it’s 4.5 stars from me.
Whether you’re already a fan of Bryn Greenwood’s (like myself) or you’ve never heard of her, I strongly encourage you to give this book a shot. She introduces a lot of issues that are thought provoking and relatable. And her writing is just so enjoyable! Honestly, I can’t wait to see what she’ll come up with next!
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