Loving Camilla | Review

Title: Loving Camilla
Series: Dillon Creek #4
Author: J. Lynn Bailey
Pages: 298 pages
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Release date: 12 July 2022
Rating: ★★★★


Calder Atwood picked up the pieces of his family after the tragedy that shook his parents, brothers, and the town of Dillon Creek. Now, the oldest brother, he’ll stop at nothing to protect the ones he loves.

A real-life cowboy who keeps his cards close to his chest, he uses work as a distraction from the one thing that’s always been missing, the only woman to share his future with.

It was the first time Calder laid eyes on Camilla Crane years ago, he knew that she was different from most women, and he couldn’t help but fall in love with her.

And when Joe died, Calder made a commitment to himself and Joe, to watch over Camilla and her son, Malik, even if it meant putting his own life on the line.

Calder is trying like hell not to fall in love with Camilla, and he knows by doing so, he could be risking losing her and Malik forever.

Camilla Crane is as stubborn as they come. A widow, single mother, quiet, but tough. She fell in love with a man who died an untimely death, a death she’s never been able to fully recover from. Now, years later, Joe’s past comes back to haunt her.

With Calder Atwood helping her with odd jobs on the ranch, and her heart still committed to her dead husband, somehow Camilla needs to navigate through her feelings for Calder and make sure her only focus is her son Malik.

But when Camilla starts to receive death threats because of her secrets, she leans into the cowboy more than she should.

Will Camilla run again, or will she fight to survive?


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

Loving Camilla is the fourth and final book in the Dillon Creek series and tells the story of Camilla and Calder.

Loving Camilla is one of my favourite books in the Dillon Creek series. This story is heartbreaking yet beautiful, and I think J. Lynn Bailey did such a good job writing this story. J. Lynn Bailey’s writing makes you feel for the characters and what they’ve been through. You really want to know what’s going to happen to the characters and if they’re going to get a happy ending. Please keep in mind that this book talks about drugs, abuse and murder. If that’s not something for you, than I suggest not picking up this book (there’s no trigger warning).

Loving Camilla is about Camilla and Calder. They’ve been friends for a really long time but they kind of felt something for each other for a long time too. When something’s wrong, Camilla can always count on Calder because he’s always there for her. I really liked seeing them grow more towards each other, and I loved reading about Camilla’s bravery. She’s such a strong woman!

J. Lynn Bailey has this way of writing stories with a more difficult theme or about something that makes you really think and feel. I really like that about her books, and I think she did such a good job with Loving Camilla. This story was really interesting, fast-paced and well-written. I’m so happy that this series is over because all the Atwood brothers finally got their happy ending!