What this book is about: (from Amazon)
The devastation of a ruined summer.
The gift of a second chance.
Can Josie learn the lessons she needs in order to discover her true self?
After a humiliating event and overwhelming peer pressure, 16-year-old Josie flees her home to spend the summer with her Aunt on a South Carolina island. Her fresh start turns into the summer of her dreams as friendships grow, romance blossoms, and a series of thefts surround her with excitement. However, when tragedy strikes someone close to her, Josie realizes there are more important things than her reputation. As she sets out to solve the mystery she has become entangled in, she not only realizes the importance of relying on her faith but along the way also discovers who God wants her to be.
I did enjoy the plot of this book, especially when it did take a twist that I was not expecting, since I had most of it figured out. I did like how the characters were flawed and interesting, but for me, I did have trouble with Josie’s personality. I personally just didn’t care for her and it is harder for me to enjoy books when I don’t like the main character. I found her to be immature, self-absorbed and very rude where I did not understand how Ryan was so nice to her. Josie’s character does grow and realizes many things by the end of the book, which is great, it just didn’t make for super enjoyable reading for me until the very end. So other than the personality clash, this book really is fun and a great teen book. It does have a great message and has a fun setting.
I give An Unexpected Role 3.5 stars. The publisher did provide me with a complimentary copy of the book through BookCrash. All opinions are my own.
About the author: Leslea Wahl lives in beautiful Colorado with her husband and three children. Their own life of adventure includes traveling, skiing, and scuba diving. Leslea strives to write fiction that will inspire readers to sue their own talents and gifts to glorify God. Visit Leslea’s website at http://www.LesleaWahl.com
You can purchase a copy of this book here. https://www.amazon.com/Unexpected-Role-Leslea-Wahl-ebook/dp/B01M22KC1J/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1523762297&sr=8-1&keywords=an+unexpected+role+leslea+wahl