As usual, I jumped at the chance to read another offering from Decadent Publishing’s 1Night Stand series. They never disappoint, and Haste Ye Back is no exception. It’s the story of Bryn Wallace, a woman who’s been dumped by her boyfriend, just weeks before a trip to Edinburgh that she’s fantasised about all her life. It’s all booked and paid for, and there’s no way she’s going to waste the money, so she goes alone, determined to have a good time. However, she quickly discovers that exploring Scotland by herself is a little dull, so she signs up with the 1Night Stand service, hoping that Madame Eve will be able to hook her up — and quickly.
As luck would have it, divorcee Ian McCallum has also signed up to the service, on the suggestion of an old schoolfriend. Madame Eve’s expert intuition tells her that the pair would be perfect together, and so they’re matched. What neither of them realise, however, is that their pairing has actually been centuries in the making.
This was a really enjoyable story. It has a fascinating blend of contemporary and ancient elements, making for a fun read which was mysterious in places. I really liked each of the characters and found myself rooting for them, and, boy, was the sex hot! I don’t want to give anything else away, but I’ll just say this is a well-written, hot, fun story with parts that will really make you think — and hope there’s a sequel!