Twenty-four year-old, Abby Benson has dreams of owning her own wedding cake shop. An inheritance from her aunt gives her the ability to make those dreams come true. She hires Dane, a handsome contractor, to help her get the bakery up and running and soon they’re moving toward their own happy ending.
Unsure what to charge for her cakes, Abby has a crazy idea to let the customer decide what they think their cake is worth. This plan has its ups and downs, but the novelty of the idea makes her a local celebrity. When she is interviewed on television about the unusual idea, business booms and Abby has cake adventures she never dreamed possible. But as her fame grows, Abby is swept up in a whirlwind that threatens everything she values. With the challenges that face her, will she be able to determine what is worth the most?
Overall, I truly enjoyed For What It's Worth! It was a cute, light adult contemporary clean romance, that dealt with the confusion of love.
Things I enjoyed:
I loved how the main character, Abby, made lists! I do this ALL the time! I make lists of books I need to read, and I also happen to have a journal of lists! In my journal I make different lists of everything I do through out a year. The lists include: goals for the year, goals for my life, what books I read, what books I buy, what DVDs I add to my collection, what movies I saw in theaters, facts about that year, places I went, etc. I enjoy adding to these lists everyday!
I thought the payment method that Abby used, where she lets the customers decide what they think their cake is worth, was pretty awesome, and very gutsy!
I also LOVED some of those recipes before the beginning of each chapter! It made me want to get up and start making some of them right away! In fact, I think I might go back and write some of them down!
-To be honest, I wasn't a huge fan of how unrealistic a lot of it was. Everything seemed to come extremely easy for the main character, Abby. The fact that she got FOURTEEN paying customers, who ordered a wedding cake on her opening day was one of those points for me. Especially, taking into account the fact that Abby had only passed around a few flyers before hand. The story took place in Seattle, Washington, which I know is a pretty big city, but out of all the people there (which according to Google is 620,778 people), FOURTEEN of those people decided to go into Abby's Wedding Cake Shop on her opening day and decide to ORDER their cakes right there on the spot? I don't know, maybe it was just me, but that was a bit unrealistic to me. Maybe if Abby had opened an overall bakery, selling everything, then that would have been very realistic, but just the fact that she sells only wedding cakes...
-The story was pretty predictable.
-And Abby and Dane should have handled the "Rough spot" situation a bit better! What bothered me the most about the conflict, was that Abby didn't call Dane! But Dane would call and she wouldn't answer, yet she wanted him to call and she wanted to get back together. I wanted shake Abby a bit at that point and yell, "CALL HIM!! You don't want to lose him, you ARE PERFECT TOGETHER!!!"
Overall, thought it was a cute easy reader! Abby had a lot of faith in herself, which worked out for the best for her.
I could actually really see this book becoming one of those ABC Family Romantic Comedies, the ones that are pretty cheesy, but overall most girls love watching them, even though they are a total guilty pleasure! That's how this book was for me...a guilty pleasure! :)
Anyway, my overall rating:
The Romance Bookie :)
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