The Reckless Oath We Made by Bryn Greenwood

The Reckless Oath We Made

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-deal...

Details The Reckless Oath We Made

TitleThe Reckless Oath We Made
Release DateAug 20th, 2019
PublisherG.P. Putnam's Sons
GenreFiction, Romance, Contemporary

Reviews The Reckless Oath We Made

  • Emily May
    “My lady. If thou wilt allow me to help thee,” he said. When I didn’t answer, he got down on one knee, like he meant to propose to me. “’Tis my honor to carry thee whither thou desirest.” It has taken me so long to organise my thoughts on this book. You know when you're just so sure you're going to love a book? When you start reading and it doesn't immediately grab you, but there's time, and you read some more, and it's just not every...
  • Val ⚓️ Shameless, Skanky & Bitchy ⚓️
    Before I get started, I just want to say how fortunate I feel to have been contacted by Bryn Greenwood herself and offered an ARC for this book earlier in the year. I truly loved and adored All the Ugly and Wonderful Things. So much, in fact, that I recommended it to my grandmother...who had just recently started the switch to audio books after experiencing failing eyesight...and who scolded me like a child afterward for not warning her about som...
  • karen
    NOW AVAILABLE!!i gave this one four stars because i didn’t like it quite as much as All the Ugly and Wonderful Things, but that’s a pretty hard book to top. my 1-5 ratings are starbitrary, but my words are all encouraging you to read this book. this is literary fiction that has put one fist in the romance barrel and one fist in the crime fiction barrel, grabbed the most interesting bits and made a whole new thing outta them. i do not like rom...
  • Liz
    All the Ugly and Wonderful Things was an amazing book. While I forget most books just weeks after I read them, that one really stuck with me. So I was thrilled to get an early look at Brynwood’s latest work.Brynwood doesn’t pick easy topics or easy characters. Among other jobs, Zee is a drug mule. As the story opens, she’s bringing two suitcases of weed to her drug dealing boss. She’s traveling with her six year old nephew, because her si...
  • Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
    After reading All the Ugly and Wonderful Things I knew when I heard that Bryn Greenwood was about to release another book my face started doing this right here......... I loved that book. Hard. But now? I'm having a hard time choosing a favorite between that book and this one.I have a problem though. I can rant for hours when I hate a book...but when I love it? I turn into a big old hot mess and can't word for nothing. Here goes my rambling thou...
  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    Find all of my reviews at: DAY TODAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY (8/20)4.5 StarsWaaaaaaaaay back in 2016 I scored a NetGalley ARC of a little book by an unknown author. (Basically, the mere mention of the word “meth” gets me all grabby hands.) To say All the Ugly and Wonderful Things blew my socks off is probably the understatement of the decade. I barfed my feelings out all over the intertubes about the sl...
  • Dorie - Traveling Sister :)
    DNF at 40%No, no, no I can't take another sentence of Middle English that I have to translate in my brain before I can continue the story. This is a DNF for me at 40% Example: “My lady. If thou wilt allow me to help thee,” he said. When I didn’t answer, he got down on one knee, like he meant to propose to me. “’Tis my honor to carry thee whither thou desirest.”and on and on an on.This is such a disappointment for me. I know that there...
  • Cheri
    !! NOW AVAILABLE !!Zhorzha Trego’s life has never been easy - not as long as she remembers, anyway. Her father Marcus went to prison when she was just a child, and died there, leaving her mother to fill the holes in her heart with objects and food. Her mother’s grief affected both her and her older sister, LaReigne, who volunteers at the local prison, leaving her with the burden of financial support for the family - on a waitress income. To a...
  • Barbara White
    I finished this late last night--or rather, early this morning--and THE RECKLESS OATH WE MADE is, without doubt, one of the best books I've ever read. A glorious epic with unforgettable characters who live outside the lines, it's about pain and poverty, mental illness and medieval chivalry, love and redemption. Zee and Sir Gentry are mismatched in every way except for their sense of loyalty. She’s a wise-ass, hot-tempered, drug-dealing waitress...
  • CC
    Zhorzha “Zee” Trego hasn’t had an easy life, but she’s learned to adapt considering the circumstances. After her sister is taken hostage during a prison break, Zhorzha is burdened with added responsibility. Yet, there is one person who seems to be watching over her. “She wore her anger like a cloak of fire that burned none but herself.” Gentry Frank is a unique man of many talents and enigmatic layers. With his chivalrous nature, Gen...
  • Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
    ❤4 STARS❤This was a unique story, I did't loved it as much as All The Ugly and wonderfull things but still it was captivating and original.It started really well, but I find myself struggling a little bit at some points, but while I continue reading it I loved it even more!Gentry is mostly the reason I loved this one!Zee and Gentry were intresting and unique!It was a little bit difficult to used to Gentry's POV because he use Middle English.T...
  • warhawke
    Genre: General Fiction Type: StandalonePOV: First Person – Multiple Rating: Life had never been easy for Zhorzha (Zee) Trego. When a crisis hit her already barely hanging family, salvation came in the form of Gentry Frank - a literal knight in shining armor. Together, they embarked on a dangerous task that would challenge their freedom and loyalty and consequently changed the course of their lives. Gentry was one of the most unique heroes I’...
  • Amy | Foxy Blogs
    THE RECKLESS OATH WE MADE is an unlikely love story about a woman whose family has a criminal background and an autistic man who speaks only in Middle English and believes himself to be a knight. ”People talk about having an angel on one shoulder and a devil on the other. I had a pair of imaginary bill collectors, so no matter which way I turned, there was somebody to remind me I needed money. That’s how I ended up on a train at four o’clo...
  • Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books.I loved this book! I was completely mesmerized by the story and found myself thinking about even when I was wasn't reading it. I was a little hesitant to pick up this book because I didn't love the author's first book, All the Ugly and Wonderful Things, like so many did. I had nothing to worry about because this book worked for me on almost every level. I am so glad that I gave this b...
  • Diane S ☔
    Since I've been reading so many non fiction books I've had a hard time with fiction. Except for my mysteries, which I seem to be doing okay with. You're both going to be surprised but i loved this. Yes, it was over the top, unrealistic but to me it's a modern day adult fairy tale. Z. Coming from a family of crime, relatives and friends with the KKK has as a defender,Sir Gentry. I fell hard for Gentry. Anyway, I think this is a clever book, and i ...
  • Zoe
    Heart-tugging, unconventional, and gritty!The Reckless Oath We Made is an incredibly raw, moving novel about life in small-town Kansas where making ends meet is hard, responsibility weighs heavy, and loyalty, innocence, and love comes in many different forms.The writing style is unique, with the narration being a mixture of contemporary and Middle English. The characters are tormented, fragile, and opportunistic. And the plot takes us on an emoti...
  • *~* Susie
    5+++ starsReview copy provided by publisher via NetGalley. Thank you!Ok, where to start???First, I’ll say that ATUAWT is outstanding and one of my very favorite books. I’ve read it many times. Very controversial, but a must read, in my opinion. I see some reviewers comparing these two books (both by the same author)….I won’t be doing that. I loved them both for different reasons.Zhorzha (Zee), was difficult for me to like at times. She wa...
  • Emily
    Bryn Greenwood is a goddamn treasure and we don't deserve her.
  • TeriLyn
    **The Reckless Oath We Made generously provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.**4 "My family was smalller. Again." StarsBryn Greenwood excites my readers heart so differently. Expect the unexpected when it comes to this book. Greenwood pushes boundaries and pushes readers out of preconceived comfort zones so effortlessly. Her writers voice is so unique and so purely honest. I became a fan of hers from her last pu...
  • Maria
    4.5 starsWoo hoo!! I just won a copy of this book from the author. This is my first Goodreads win and I can't believe my luck considering All the Ugly and Wonderful Things is one of my favorite books.
  • Corina
    The Reckless Oath We Made was equally unique, and thought provoking but also very different to the success novel from 2016.The story not only covers topics like hoarding, which honestly fascinates but also creeps me out. It also includes an autistic main character, and no, it's nothing like anything that has ever been done before. And it also touches on rocky family dynamics. Love is not always a solution for everything. And sometimes love is jus...
  • Angela M
    2.5 stars. A little too quirky, way over the top and a bit convoluted. The fairy tale nature of the story with an autistic man who thinks he’s a knight, mixed with drugs, a prison breakouts, the KKK, a plan gone wrong to free a character believed to be kidnapped, and a slew of other real life issues had me struggling to get through it, even with a bit of skimming which I freely admit to. Gentry’s Middle English drove me crazy after while, but...
  • Caidyn (SEMI-HIATUS; BW Reviews; he/him/his)
    This review can also be found on my blog!Thank you Netgalley for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review!CW: drug use, drug dealing, car accident, kidnapping, mental illness, hoarding, and deathI’m a big fan of Bryn Greenwood. Her first book, All the Ugly and Wonderful Things, blew me away. It was a fantastic book and I’ve been waiting not-so-patiently for her next book. When I saw it on Netgalley, I clicked that button so f...
  • Ali Edwards
    I have all kinds of feelings about this book and it’s hard for me to get all those thoughts/feelings in order. At its core, this is a love story. One of the main characters is autistic (Gentry). It’s raw and real and touching and hard and hopeful and human and deals with all kinds of family/relationship issues, especially loyalty and honor and love. It’s told from different characters perspectives (loved that) and Gentry’s version of the ...