For What It's Worth
by Karey White
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 customers 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?
For What It’s Worth is the first book I’ve read by Karey White. I really, really liked the premise of this book and wanted to love it. I didn’t love it, but I did like it!
Abby Benson has just been given the opportunity of a lifetime. Her Aunt leaves her a building that would be perfect for the cake shop that she’s always dreamed of opening. She’s also been giving a bit of money to tide her over for the remodel and start up. There is nothing to stop her, but her own fear. She hires a contractor to help with the remodel and decides to go for it. When faced with the decision of what to charge for her cakes Abby comes up with a most unconventional idea. She will make the cakes and her customers can pay her what they think the cake is worth. This is a huge risk, but pays off in a big way. Abby becomes a small town celebrity because of her amazing creations and the unique way she runs her business. She finds herself so overwhelmed. She loves what she is doing, but she’s neglecting those she loves.
Dane Reynolds has waited so long for a woman to make him feel the way that Abby makes him feel. What a blessing to have met such a sweet, loving woman that shares the faith that he is so dedicated to. However, being in love with her won’t make him settle for less than all he’s ever wanted. He wants children and a true partnership, not a wife that is too busy to be that for him and their family. All he can do is pray that she chooses him and the future he knows they would be happy with.
“I think the most important thing is to put each other first. That tells you what you’re worth to each other.”
My big hang up with this book was Abby and how she never voiced her concerns or questions in her relationship with Dane. I know he felt neglected because of her new business and how it took up so much of her time, but he didn’t mention it to her until he was ready to “take a break”. Then, she never felt comfortable asking him where they stood or if they had a future, etc. For 2 people that are so in love and really wanted a forever after with one another I didn’t get that they were so uncomfortable with having a heart to heart with one another.
“If you want to find the right one, you have to be the right one.”
This book was really sweet and had a very nice premise. It really made you think about so many things in your life. What is its worth? Imagine if you chose the worth of all that you got. Would you pay as much as it costs? Would you give up your time or energy for that particular activity? Is it worth the sacrifice?
I would like to thank NetGalley.com for the loan of this book for my honest review.
1 out of 5