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Author: Bryn Greenwood
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons
Published: August 20, 2019
Book Description: 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 code of honor. Two years ago the voices he hears called him to be Zee’s champion. 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.
Rating: 5 Huge Stars
Review: The Reckless Oath We Made is by far the best book I have read this year and Bryn Greenwood takes the crown as my new favorite author. When I first read All the Ugly and Wonderful Things I was taken aback about how good this was, and there was no sophomore slump for this book.
This story is about Zee and Gentry, and their very unlikely love story. Zee is almost six-feet tall with flaming red hair. She is in Physical Therapy due to a bad motorcycle accident. There she meets Gentry who is in PT. Gentry is on the spectrum and also suffers from schizophrenia, by the way he also talk like a mid evil knight. Gentry has also sworn his allegiance to protect Zee. Quickly Zee’s sister is kidnapped, which put’s her in a precarious position especially with Gentry. Because of this oath, Gentry will do anything to help Zee, and they wind up on adventure that does not end well.
Watching Zee and Gentry’s relationship grow throughout this story, all the love and questions and the perspectives from both of them are brilliantly written. Greenwood does very well to write this blossoming romance even with all of Gentry’s quirks. I know people are going to think romance and think nope, I don’t want to read this, but the story has adventure, mystery and is literary on top of all that.
If you have not read Greenwood yet, take a chance. She is gritty and fabulous, and I will read anything she writes going forward.
Thank you NetGalley and G.P. Putnam’s Sons for an Advanced Reader’s Copy of this book for an honest review.