A Summer to Remember (Bedwyn Prequels, #2) - Mary Balogh More like a 3+. An emotional read. It took a little while to warm up to Lauren, who was a prim and proper emotional iceberg of a lady initially. Even by the end, I didn't "bond" with her character, but I recognize the strength of Balogh's characterization and the character's motivation in cultivating this rigid gentility for so long. A good story and an ultimately fulfilling read, even if it's a bit slow to get off the ground.

On a side note, I maintain my first impression of the Bedwyns as unpleasant characters. Lady Freyja just angered me every time she came on the scene. Maybe Ralf's and the duke's stories would be worth pursuing, but overall I'm persuaded that I need not hunt down the Bedwyns family series.