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The Reckless Oath We Made

Bryn Greenwood

ISBN: 978-0525541844

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons

Publication Date: 8/20/19

Format: Hardcover

My Rating: TBR 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.



“Leave it to Bryn Greenwood to find loyalty and love in a world that seems devoid of both....Captivating, complex, and relentless, the story of Zee and Gentry is the reason we read, the chance to take a journey we’d never dare in real life, one that changes our perspective forever.” —Brunonia Barry, author of The Lace Reader “Unforgettable...Greenwood depicts an unconventional romance with honesty and tenderness. [This] upside-down contemporary fairy tale captivates with its wonderfully inventive storytelling and its compassionately drawn, flawed characters.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“The inventiveness of the plot is nicely matched by the richness of the characters, as the unlikely duo of Zee and Gentry prepares for the battle of their lives.” —Booklist

"A gorgeously-written hypnotic novel....Greenwood is an enormously talented writer, whose stunning prose and uniquely gritty and sympathetic characters completely captivated me.” —Jillian Cantor, author of Margot “A love story about two total misfits that will challenge you. Perfect for book clubs.” —PopSugar

“For an unconventional love story, read: The Reckless Oath We Made.” —Refinery29

“An improbable alliance and an unlikely hero will capture your heart...[as] several captivating narratives push and pull at one another, stretching loyalties to the brink of destruction. You won’t be able to put down this mesmerizing novel.” —Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke, bestselling authors of The Good Widow

“A rough-around-the-edges Kansas woman and a true-to-life knight meet in unexpected circumstances, sparking an unusual story of love and companionship.” —Palm Beach Post “This novel is one to reread and treasure. I loved every word.” —Barbara Claypole White, author of The Perfect Son “A truly unforgettable tale that redefines what it means to be heroic. Your inner phoenix will roar!” —Therese Walsh, author of The Moon Sisters


About the Author

Bryn Greenwood

BRYN GREENWOOD is a fourth-generation Kansan, one of seven sisters, and the daughter of a mostly reformed drug dealer.

She earned a MA in Creative Writing from Kansas State University and continues to work in academia as an administrator.

She is the author of the novels All the Ugly and Wonderful Things, Last Will, and Lie Lay Lain. She lives in Lawrence, Kansas. Read More






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