Ex-major Charles Tyrone only wants to build bridges and develop his fledgling engineering company, but an urgent summons to his ancestral home finds him embroiled in a maddening mélange of murder, mishap and misunderstanding. The old Earl of Wyverne is stricken to his bed, his son dead, his grandson deep in a coma, his ward—the lovely Lady Vanessa Rayne—beset on all sides by grief and sadness, and Charles is heir apparent to it all. Vanessa is determined that this interloper not usurp privileges above himself, but slowly she finds that the Major is a force to be reckoned with—and just may be the man of her dreams. The very talented Blair Bancroft has added another diamond to the Regency treasure chest with the tightly plotted and delightfully executed THE MAJOR MEETS HIS MATCH (4.5). (Aug., 240 pp., $4.99)

Reviewed by: 
Teresa Roebuck