Review: The Reckless Oath We Made by Bryn Greenwood

Review: The Reckless Oath We Made by Bryn GreenwoodThe Reckless Oath We Made on August 20, 2019
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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 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.

I was over the top excited to read another Bryn Greenwood novel. I loved All the Ugly and Wonderful Things. Unfortunately for me, The Reckless Oath We Made was over the top border lining on ridiculous. Things go from bad to worse and throughout it all felt disjointed. The lack of cohesion for me is in large part due to the fact that the hero only speaks in Middle English. Yet this novel is not set in the past. I felt no draw to these unlikely lovers. I was not invested in the story at all and it was a struggle to finish.

I would consider adding some disclaimers or more information to the synopsis prior to release so that this novel may find the audience looking for such a book.

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.

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