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Arrested by Love

(Long Valley #2)

4.20  ·  Rating details ·  513 ratings  ·  85 reviews
He’s a fighter, not a lover…
Two years ago, Wyatt Miller lost his family to a drunk driver. His heart broken, he slowly put the pieces of his shattered life back together. Running his thousand-acre ranch from dawn till dusk helps him forget about his broken heart. When he stops a drunk from getting behind the wheel one night, he ends up in a bloody fight…and then behind
Kindle Edition, 334 pages
Published July 31st 2017 by Wright's Reads
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May 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Slow burn

3.5 stars for this slow burn romance. I didn’t really feel the chemistry between Wyatt and Abby. The first half was interesting but it didn’t hold its pace and I felt like something was missing. Nevertheless it was an enjoyable read.
Apr 29, 2020 marked it as to-read
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Aug 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
The story of the oldest brother Wyatt, who was not so pleasant in the other book gets his story. Wyatt is a loner especially after a tragic incident, he has a chip on his shoulder, is rude, doesn't smile, has an attitude and anger issues. When he beats a drunk driver he gets thrown into jail where Abby works as a police officer. While spending his time in there for many many weeks, he starts to see Abby in a new light and starts to have feelings for her. Abby always thought that Wyatt was the se ...more
Aug 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Absolutely wonderful! Strong characters, small town setting - a touching love story!

Just the right amount of drama - family feuds, misunderstandings and a biased judge sets the stage for this (almost forbidden) love story.

Wyatt Miller is at the Long Valley Jail awaiting his trial in Boise after stopping a drunk driver from getting behind the wheel, a drunk who happens to be his former brother-in-law and son of a local judge who has denied bail when Wyatt's lawyer asks for a change of venue due
Jul 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review. I love the way that Erin Wright makes you really love her main characters and feel what they are feeling. And Wyatt, the bad boy lead in Arresting is hard to love at first. He has had a tough time but he seems to solve his problems with his fist, which lands him in jail under deputy Abby's supervision. It turns out that jail is the best things for him and you start to really root for his transformation. The b ...more
Margaret Watkins
Aug 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wyatt is a hurting man, and like any dangerous animal, he settles differences with his fists and asks questions later. In a small town run by authoritarians who have no liking for him, Wyatt is an outcast and unpopular. It took me time to warm up to him as a hero, but as he is brought to a place where he has nothing else to do other than think about how he reached that state of affairs, he starts to acknowledge that perhaps there are other ways to deal with conflict. Abby is the police officer w ...more
Margaret Watkins
Aug 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Wyatt is a hurting man, and like any dangerous animal, he settles differences with his fists and asks questions later. In a small town run by authoritarians who have no liking for him, Wyatt is an outcast and unpopular. It took me time to warm up to him as a hero, but as he is brought to a place where he has nothing else to do other than think about how he reached that state of affairs, he starts to acknowledge that perhaps there are other ways to deal with conflict. Abby is the police officer w ...more
Becky Claxon
Aug 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wyatt Miller lost his wife and daughter three years ago when a drunk driver ran into his wife's car. His father-in-law blamed him (Wyatt blamed himself some) as he was tired after working on the farm all day and told his wife she had to go out with their daughter to get the needed milk. While out getting the milk was when she was hit by the drunk driver. He is not a happy person now and has taken his anger out by hitting people. He was out at the convenience store when his ex-brother-in-law drov ...more
Aug 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received an Advanced Reader Copy from Brooksprout, and I am leaving a voluntarily review.

I have never read a book by author, Erin Wright. However, I have always been a fan of romantic westerns, and good ones are hard to find. Ms. Wright books sounded interesting, so I decided to try one. I am happy to say that I was not disappointed.

First of all, this is a modern western, and it takes place in the small town of Love Valley. This is a series of books that take place in this very small town wher
Anabeth Grey
Aug 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
5 Stars++. I was so excited to read this book! I have been anticipating this book for so long and it did NOT disappoint!! No worries about spoilers, there aren't any in here.
This book is about Wyatt, the oldest brother of the Miller family, it is a continuation, if you will, of book one, Accounting for Love about Wyatt's youngest brother Stetson but you don't have to read that book to fully enjoy this book.
Keryth Belvin
Aug 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Erin Wright At Her Best

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

Erin is a superb author that gets better with each book she writes and her first was amazing! She puts so much passion and a wealth of emotions into her books that draws you in and keeps you spellbound to the very end. Each book in the Long Valley series is connected yet it's own standalone story. Those are some of my favorite kinds of books. I love getting to spend time catching up with
Teresa  Christianson
Jul 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC and am voluntarily reviewing.

This is another awesome book in this series. I LOVE Wyatt even with all of his anger issues. He was angry at his parents for giving his youngest brother the family farm in stead of him. He was also angry that his wife and child were killed by a drunk driver but he also carried guilt because he sent them out instead of going himself that night. It is great to see how he changes after he starts counseling and working with the kids and with Abby being
Jul 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Once again Erin Wright has written a captivating western romantic novel with engaging characters. Wyatt Miller lost his wife and child to a drunk driver and hasn't been the same since. When he sees his ex-brother-law attempting to drive drunk he loses his cool and beats him up and send him to the hospital. Arrested for assault and battery Wyatt is incarcerated in the local jail. Unable to get bail and waiting for his trial in a different jurisdiction Wyatt has plenty of time to appreciate his ve ...more
May 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.75 Stars. I liked the originality of the plot, as having a jailer fall in love with her prisoner and visa-versa is not the typical theme for a romance novel.
The leading man, Wyatt, was an angry man that thought with his fist. His life was destroyed when he lost his wife and little daughter to a drunk driver. He hasn’t had a reason to smile in years. That changed when a spunky, cute deputy become part of his daily life. For over a month, Wyatt was stuck in the local jail waiting for his court
Aquamarine 1951
Jul 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
In my opinion this story rates 10 stars. It is contemporary western romance that I found to be a fantastic read and I loved it. Wyatt and Abby’s love story is emotionally intense and kept my interest. Both were dealing with personal and emotional issues and how they resolve these issues makes for an excellent and believable story. After the tragic death of his wife and daughter, Wyatt’s life spiraled out of control and anger took over. After a childhood accident, Abby felt inadequate as a woman. ...more
Jul 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

I received an ARC in exchange for a honest review.

I absolutely loved this book about Wyatt & Abby. Wyatt has been misunderstood his whole life. After losing his wife & daughter in a tragic accident involving a drunk driver he retreats to his own private hell. When Wyatt assaults the local judge's son Richard who also happened to be his brother-in-law after seeing Richard buy more beer after drunk driving Wyatt
Cali Jewel
Aug 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Highly entertaining, sweetly sexy, engagingly charming and emotionally thrilling romantic adventure for one lonely farmer and equally lonely deputy both with interesting pasts that intertwine.

Wyatt Miller is the oldest, broody, distant and uses his fists to teach what he feels are needed lessons. He is so angry at life that romance is the not even on his radar. (except that he misses having a family, and longs for a wife and child) Abby Connelly is the sweet, sassy daughter of the local sheriff
Ellen White
Jul 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
ARRESTED BY LOVE. Long..Valley # 3. By Erin Wright. Wyatt was single his dinners came from the convenience store. Life in small town, when open late meant nine o'clock. Sheriff and deputy were father and daughter. They knew Wyatt was back in town, when news came of the fight, outside store.
He winds up in jail for stopping the judge's son from driving drunk. It seems this town has little patience, and big grudges. He hasn't touched alcohol since, but the fights do continue. With a repeat of landi
Margaret McGovern
Excellent contemporary romance with a western theme. Wyatt grew up on a farm and eventually became a farmer himself. He lost his wife and daughter not long ago to a drunk driver. Now Wyatt tends to act first with his fists than talking which ends to a fight and he ends up in jail. The town is full of gossipers so all secrets are quickly in the open. Abby is the deputy sheriff that takes him into custody. Unfortunately her dad, the town sheriff, hates Wyatt. The judge presiding over his case orde ...more
Aug 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the third book in the Long Valley Series and features heartbroken rancher Wyatt Miller. He lost his family to a drunk driver and has been mourning ever since. He has no interest in anything other than his ranch. He has a tendency to solve his problems and take out his frustrations by fighting. The latest fight ended him in jail where he meets Abby who works there. Abby just happens to be the daughter of his families long time rival. In small towns they take family feuds seriously. This b ...more
May 08, 2020 rated it liked it
Tingles of something missing

Spoiler alert. Nagging unreality disturbed my slipping into sleep last night. I felt good because of the happily ever after, but it took me a while to realize why I felt uncomfortable. The ending seemed rushed, trying to set the stage for the happily ever after. It seemed to me that the hero announced three big life decisions, unilaterally, without considering the heroine's wishes or weighing financial consequences. Since he had been perched on edge of bankruptcy and
Jul 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
After receiving an ARC, I purchased a copy. I just love Ms. Wright.

This is a fantastic book. I love the series. It is hard to believe but they get better and better with each one. The characters are so believable and the plot so interesting. The books just flow so easy, that I just get lost in the story. Before I know it, it is ending. I feel like I'm losing my best friends. But never fear, they always reappear in another book and I get to fall in love with another couple.

I highly recommend this
Marichus Real
Aug 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Wyatt lost his wife and daughter in an accident and since that day he has been unhappy, lonely and sad, just focus on running his ranch.
Abby just thinks of doing her job well to make her father happy.
A story about how people can change the life of a person just spreading some ill words. Once you are accused of something, it is very difficult to change that thought from people’s mind but not impossible.
I liked how Abby is able to see what the rest of the people can’t.
Well-written and well-develop
Vivian Chrisman
Aug 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

After reading the first books in this series I wasn't sure Wyatt could be redeemed. He was such a condescending jerk. But, with this story Ms Wright pulled it off. You find out what is actually going on in Wyatt's head and it makes him seem more human. Although I still wanted to punch him after his reaction when Abby told him her secret. Abby probably deserves a medal for putting up with not only Wyatt but her
Aug 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This story touched me, I really felt for Wyatt to loose everyone you love and have to go on is hard. To be imprisoned because you tried to stop it happening to someone else, well.... This book made me feel so many emotions, I wanted to laugh, to cry to shout in places I was also very angry in places too. All signs of a good author in my opinion the pictures she paints with her words are so moving.

The story was well written and the characters were totally believable I read this book from beginnin
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Good book, there is some heartbreak Wyatt lost his family to a drunk driver and ever since then he can not seem to stay out of fights. He loves to throw his fists and when he sees his brother in law driving drunk he handles it by beating him up. Abby is a police officer she has some hardships of her own. She works for her dad and is 33 and single. She is put in charge with taking care of Wyatt whom her father can't stand.

While Wyatt is in jail these two find themselves attracted to each other.
Rebecca A. Bamford
Dec 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Amazing story

I was so moved by Wyatts story. I lost my husband and young daughter in a car accident as well. I know the pain. The author touched in it beautifully without being to hard on the subject. A tragedy like that shapes the person you are, or at least the person you become. I lived Abbey. How she ultimately became a light in Wyatt's life. I enjoyed the interaction between Wyatt and Abby and how her kindness towards him is a healing balm to his broken soul, bringing change in its wake.
Baca Buku
May 02, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
There was an interesting at storyline here and I liked the fact that the first part of the book had Wyatt incarcerated. I felt it might have been a good time for he and Abby to get to know each other, but the reader was simply told this later.
Which brings me to the storytelling, which was quite monotonous. There was too much inner monologue, and in cliche. As to the MCs, they were either oversharing or they weren't communicating enough.
I was prepared to give this book two stars and then got to t
May 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
Wyatt Miller has been a loose cannon for years and has become worse since his wife and daughter were killed by a drunk driver. When he attacks his former brother-in-law for driving drunk, he is sentenced to jail and remanded over the Christmas holidays. Deputy Abby Connelly, the Sheriff's daughter, sees the pain beneath Wyatt's sneer and is attracted to him regardless. Their road is difficult but there is some light coming. Wyatt meets a young boy in foster care and feels for him. He feels for A ...more
Barbara Cuyler
May 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a heartwarming story of a bitter man who gradually comes to see his life and those around him differently, thus enabling him to fall in love again and find happiness. I really enjoyed watching Wyatt change and the growing relationship between him and Abby. The author doesn't sugar coat Wyatt. We see all his flaws yet still have empathy for him. Although there were a few sex scenes in the book, they weren't in every other scene throughout the book, which has been the norm in a lot of book ...more
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USA Today Bestselling author Erin Wright has worked every job under the sun, including library director, barista, teacher, website designer, and ranch hand helping brand cattle, before settling into the career she’s always dreamed about: Author.

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