Another great installment in the Konigsburg, Texas series, this time featuring the eldest and most troubled of the Toleffson brothers, Erik. I loved the way that Erik and Morgan’s relationship was allowed to develop gradually. No big misunderstanding, just two adults, attracted to one another and making the transition from friends to lovers. Their ease with one another made their difficulties dealing with their respective families seem even more fraught. Watching Morgan deal with her parents and Ciro and Carmen was painfully realistic–anyone who has dealt with well meaning but condescending parents can relate. And Erik’s continued awkwardness with his brothers was heartbreaking. Erik and Morgan’s relationship became (for me, at least) a comfort zone and I loved them together. Knowing some of Erik Toleffson’s background from the previous books in this series, I knew his book would be a bit darker than the others. And it was, but Benjamin’s usual humor and charm made for some laugh out loud moments to complement the darker tones. I especially loved Morgan’s ill-tempered cat, Arthur and his quest to clear every flat surface in Erik’s apartment. I have heard rumors that there may be more Konigsburg books in the future. I sincerely hope it’s true. I’d hate to think I’d seen the last of Konigsburg and the Toleffson clan. I guess I’ll have to wait and see.