- File Size: 1454 KB
- Print Length: 149 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: July 18, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B008N0DRO0
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #686,752 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
|Print List Price:||$7.99|
Save $5.00 (63%)
Back To Basics Kindle Edition
|Length: 149 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
|Page Flip: Enabled||
Matchbook Price: $0.00
For thousands of qualifying books, your past, present, and future print-edition purchases now lets you buy the Kindle edition for $2.99 or less. (Textbooks available for $9.99 or less.)
This month's Book With Buzz: "The Lying Game" by Ruth Ware
From the instant New York Times bestselling author of blockbuster thrillers "In a Dark, Dark Wood" and "The Woman in Cabin 10" comes Ruth Ware’s chilling new novel. See more
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Customers who bought this item also bought
Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
Top customer reviews
BACK TO THE BASICS is a story about Angel, an ostensibly jilted bride on the hunt for her runaway fiance. The truth turns out that Angel wants to marry her fiance to get money, not for love. In college, her and her friends pooled their money and swore to give it all to the last man (or woman) standing on the wedding aisle. When Angel searches for her MIA fiance, she stumbles across a bear in the woods. Being a city girl in heels and a white dress, Steve came to the rescue ... with some hilarious results. Steve, as a park ranger, is instantly attracted to Angel, but is on-guard about her somewhat suspicious motives. As he finds out the truth about why she wants the money, he warms up.
There were some cute moments in this book: the repeated coitus interruptus, wacky family antics, and Steve's fear of his coworker. The miscommunications and fears that Steve and Angel faced were realistic and well executed, for the most part. This was a nice light read.
The storyline was full trumped up events that made me roll my eyes. Angel's father has serious money, yet she's willing to marry for money. (Women coming from money, unfortunately, is a pattern in McCarthy books.) The cutsey way that Angel keeps blundering about in the woods got repetitive and predictable. (How many times can one woman get chased, bit, scared by wild animals in a single weekend?) One thing I like about McCarthy is that she usually has good comic timing and creativity, but not so much here.
Not bad if you want a quick, light, and a bit steamy read. If you want something a bit more credible, try her other books. McCarthy's strength is that she usually doesn't rely on ridiculous plot devices, but this time ... she does.
After Brian leaves Angel at the alter she decides to go in search of him. she is mad and a very determined woman She is being told the reason Brian did not show up for the wedding is because he married a strip on his last night out drinking before the wedding. Needless to say Angel is pissed. Angel starts out looking for him at the cabin that Brian rented for the honeymoon. Angel runs in to many snags along the way of just getting to the cabin. The first thing she does is get lost getting there so she stops of at a park area and is waking down a trail when guess what happens she meets a bear. OMG . She is terrified and doesn't know what to do. This is where our new friend and my most favorite character Ranger Rick comes into play. He here is screaming and he comes running what he doesn't expect to see is a woman in a wedding dress and a big bear. He eventually get the bear to go away but not before some crazy things happen to both of them. You learn that Rick and Angel kind of have an instant attraction.
I so loved this book it had me laughing at time by the crazy klutzy things that were happening to Angel. And also sad at times for angel and rick and the many things that they had to go through to get where they are now. This was a fun and easy read. This was little different from other books i have currently read by Erin McCarthy but makes me interested to ready many more
I encourage you to read this book. You will not want to put it down. Have fun reading.
I give this book five stars because i just couldn't put it down. I am also hoping there is more books to come. I love some of the other characters in the book.
I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.