When I put down Suzuka 2 after reading it, I was more than a little worried. The characters were starting to degenerate into the same old same old stereotypes that moan about the lack of love in their life, and why nothing ever goes their way, and other things along those lines that make me want to pluck out my eyes and use them for racketball. But in Suzuka 3 the reason for Suzuka running hot and cold was revealed, and while not the deepest rationale, it is one that is believeable. And Yamato has decided to do something about his love rather than just mope about it, to become worthy of Suzuka's attention. Maybe it isn't the smartest or best decision he could have made, but at least it was a decision and showed that he had a little bit of spine.
Suzuka vol. 2 and vol. 3 are both available from Right Stuf, Intl., an online retailer specializing in anime and manga.