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.
In Greenwood's lyrical yet gritty latest (after 2016's All the Ugly and Wonderful Things) LaReigne Trego-Gill has possibly been abducted by two escapees from the prison where she volunteers. Now, her sister, the brash and outspoken Zhorzha "Zee," in near constant pain from a motorcycle accident, must juggle LaReigne's son, Marcus; her hoarder mother; and a litany of money woes. Her family never recovered after Zee's father died in prison while serving a sentence for armed robbery, and distrust of the police leads Zee to take LaReigne's rescue into her own hands. Help comes in the form of self-declared knight Gentry Frank, 24, who is on the autism spectrum, hears voices, only speaks in Middle English, spars with real swords, and is building a castle in the woods. Gentry declared himself Zee's champion after meeting her at physical therapy, and Zee feels a sense of belonging with his kind adoptive family. Their tentative friendship blossoms into much more, and the loyal Gentry refuses to let his Lady Zhorzha go into battle alone. Greenwood is an exquisite storyteller, using multiple narratives to effortlessly bring to life characters that are complex, flawed, generous, and utterly human, and Gentry and Zee's tender, unusual romance is drawn in sweetly delicate strokes. Readers will be enchanted by this compassionate, winning novel.