Velma has always been self-conscious about her weight. Russ Harrington is just the motivation she needs to cut back on calories. So Velma embarks on a vigorous lifestyle change designed to throw him for a loop, but Russ is anything but turned off by her bodacious body. Her lack of self-esteem, however, could quickly douse his fire. How can he make her see that she's perfect as she is?

This sequel to Once in a Lifetime reunites readers with the Harrington family. Despite Velma's lack of confidence, she still comes across as an admirable heroine. Watching her garner inner strength was a treat, as was Russ' nonjudgmental support. (Feb., 316 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
T.L. Burton