Emma Taylor, the charming, small-breasted heroine of 32AA (RT's Best Chick Lit choice for 2003), returns in this funny sequel. The list-making, Led Zeppelin-loving Emma is now dealing with her boyfriend Jack's intimacy issues. (Does he or doesn't he want her to move in with him/marry him?) Added to the mix is Claire, clueless Jack's devious, man-eating boss; Emma's friends; an old enemy; and an unwanted career change. Emma also needs to figure out what to do in order to receive an inheritance from her late aunt.
Emma remains an endearing chick lit protagonist. Humor, realistic relationship angst and an adorable dog named Betty (quite possibly the best supporting character in the book) round out this enjoyable followup. (Aug., 320 pp. $10.95)
Samantha J. Gust