Leaving Scarlet | Review

Title: Leaving Scarlet
Series: Dillon Creek #3
Author: J. Lynn Bailey
Pages: 306 pages
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Release date: 7 December 2021
Rating: ★★★.5


When Cash Atwood is sent home from his full-time gig at Bullfighters One because of reasons he’s not ready to reconcile, going home to Dillon Creek is his only choice. The Atwood Ranch is the last place he wants to be. Short-fused, full of anger, and out of options, Cash’s only outlet is women, and he uses them to his advantage. But when Scarlet returns to Dillon Creek to take care of her late grandmother’s affairs, Cash is completely taken aback. He’s spent years agonizing over why she left town that night and never looked back.

Scarlet Brockmeyer is a leader, a dealmaker, and a divorcĂ©e with a tough exterior. Although her career was most likely responsible for the loss of her marriage, this real estate mogul from the East Coast isn’t looking for another husband. She’s not in quaint little Dillon Creek to make friends. She is here to take care of the house, put it on the market, and sell it. The house is full of good childhood memories, ones she’d rather not feel. But in the process of going through her grandmother’s house, she uncovers town secrets, lost loves, and a once-unbreakable bond with a boy she used to love.

A twist, the nail in the coffin, pushes Cash and Scarlet separate ways, and they both know there’s no turning back. One night.
One decision leads to the train wreck they don’t see coming.

Will they be able to resolve their pasts together and see their young love for what it really is, or will the people they’ve become destroy something that never really had a chance to begin?


This book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you J. Lynn Bailey!

Leaving Scarlet is the third book in the Dillon Creek series and tells the story of Scarlet and Cash.

Leaving Scarlet is another beautiful and messy read written by J. Lynn Bailey. J. Lynn Bailey has a way of creating Romance stories filled with beautiful and sad moments. This book was really touching because it's not just a Romance book but also a book about death, about a mother that's never there, about cancer, and so much more. This book made me feel a lot of emotion and I'm happy that I read this story.

Scarlet has been through a lot, she has a mother that doesn't really care for her, her grandparents died, and so many other bad things. I think she's a strong character because she's still going. Cash has been through a lot too. But one thing they have in common is their love for each other. I liked seeing them grow towards each other again, even though it was a rocky road.

I liked reading Leaving Scarlet, but it wasn't my favourite book of the series. I still think that this story was really beautiful and emotional, and I recommend this book if you're looking for a not so easy Romance story. I’m looking forward to reading the next book in the Dillon Creek series, Loving Camilla.