Wednesday, November 10, 2021

#BookReview: Getting Clean With Stevie Green by @swanhuntley

Synopsis: The author of the “sparkling dark romance” (RedbookWe Could Be Beautiful brings her “wit and verve” (The New York Times Book Review) to this quirky, feel-good novel about one woman’s messy journey from self-delusion to self-acceptance.

At thirty-seven, Stevie Green has had it with binge drinking and sleeping with strange men. She’s confused about her sexuality and her purpose in life. When her mother asks her to return to her hometown of La Jolla to help her move into a new house, she’s desperate enough to say yes. The move goes so well that Stevie decides to start her own decluttering business. She stops drinking. She hires her formerly estranged sister, Bonnie, to be her business partner. She rekindles a romance with her high school sweetheart, Brad. Things are better than ever—except for the complicated past that Stevie can’t seem to outrun.

Who was responsible for the high school scandal that caused her life to take a nosedive twenty years earlier? Why is she so secretive about the circumstances of her father’s death? Why are her feelings for her ex-friend, Chris, so mystifying? If she’s done drinking, then why can’t she seem to declutter the mini wine bottles from her car?

A winsome, fast-paced read, Getting Clean With Stevie Green is about coming to terms with who you are, resolving the pain of your past, and accepting the truth of your life in all its messy glory.

This title will be released on January 25, 2022.


Rating: 4 Stars
My Review: This was a cute rom-com that I read cover to cover in two days.  I love these feel good stories that just make you laugh uncontrollably and just make you have fun.  This one is perfect for the upcoming spring months, while you sit on your porch and enjoy the upcoming flowers and more. 


 "Swan Huntley has captured the essence of the disaster queer, and the long curved journey to finding out who you truly are.  --Gaby Dunn, New York Times bestselliing co-author of I Hate Everyone But You

"There is no one, and I mean no one, like Swan Huntley. The fact that we get to consume this “can’t put it down” gem of a novel is the greatest gift I can think of during what often feels like the end of times. Getting Clean with Stevie Green will have you asking, “How does she know I feel that way too?” There’s no category for Swan Huntley so don’t even try. Just find her and never let her go.  --Jennifer Pastiloff, bestelling author of On Being Human

“The woman at the center of Swan Huntley’s delicious new novel specializes in helping her clients make their houses feel more like homes—so it’s maybe no surprise I found myself wanting to live inside the book. Getting Clean with Stevie Green is funny, sweet, sexy, and wise—as irresistible as Stevie herself. By the end of the first page I was already rooting for her to clean up her mess of a life. By the end of the book I was ready to hire her to clean up mine!” -- Robin Wasserman, author of Girls on Fire



About the Author

Swan Huntley is the author of Getting Clean With Stevie GreenThe Goddesses, and We Could Be Beautiful. She earned her MFA at Columbia University and has received fellowships from MacDowell and Yaddo. Her writings have appeared on SalonThe Rumpus, and McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, among several others. She lives in Los Angeles.

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