Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Two Hearts by James Eric Richey

Book Details:

Book Title: Two Hearts: When I Said I Do, I Meant Forever by James Eric Richey
Category:  Adult Fiction, 426 pages
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Publisher: JER Books
Release date: December 2014
Available for review in: print and ebook (mobi for Kindle)
Will send books: Internationally
Tour dates: July 6 to 31
Content Rating: PG* (scroll below for rating definition)

Book Description:

Jaxon Tagget is a cattle-rancher's son, born and raised on the Double T, just outside of Dillon, Montana. In love with his high-school sweetheart, Annie, Jaxon proposes on graduation night, presenting her with a wedding ring made from gold he mined himself. Annie accepts immediately, to the horror of her bitter, man-hating mother.

Jaxon's a wonderful husband, but the warnings of Annie's mother linger in the young bride's ears. And it doesn't help that women continue to fall all over the markedly handsome Jaxon.

Unaware of his wife's persistent doubts, Jaxon is struggling with his own troubles when he finds out his dad is sorely in need of money to save the ranch. But hope glimmers gold when he rediscovers the old mine on the Double T.

While Jaxon travels to verify the mine's productivity, Annie grows increasingly suspicious. Is Jaxon's absence what it seems, or does he have another, less faithful reason for his travels? When Annie sees a picture of the beautiful laboratory owner whom Jaxon is visiting, she's sure the only gold he's interested in is long, blond hair. Is Annie right, or will it be her doubts that forever sever their Two Hearts?

Author's Bio:

James Eric Richey was born and raised in California. He attended Brigham Young University, studying English with an emphasis in Literature. After graduating from BYU he returned home to California to further his education by attending law school. After passing the bar, James practiced in California for several years, but he quickly learned that he did not have a passion for the law.

In 1998 James obtained his real estate appraiser license, which has given him a flexible work schedule and allowed him to pursue his true passion, writing books. Besides his writing, he also enjoys reading, running, and sailing. James currently lives in Cheyenne, Wyoming, with his wife, Heather, and their two daughters.

Connect with the author:   Website  ~   Twitter  ~    Facebook

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Interview with James Eric Richey

Q: Do you have another profession besides writing?
A: I currently work as a real estate appraiser. I have been appraising residential properties for the past seventeen years. I’ve appraised properties in Utah and in Wyoming.

Q: Do you ever get writer’s block? What helps you overcome it?
A: Yes, I do get writer’s block. At some point, all writers get writer’s block. What I have done in the past to overcome writer’s block is to go back to my outline and see where I am heading with my story. I also reread what I have just written, which also helps stay focused on where the story is going. Sometimes, when I am really stuck, I will go do something else to refresh my mind. Sometimes I will go for a run. Even if I’m not sitting at my computer, I’m still thinking about the story and what issue I’m trying to resolve. Several times while I’ve been running I will get a clearer picture of the story plot and the direction I need to go. With a clear and fresh mind my writer’s block usually will pass.

Q: What is your next project?
A: That is a great question. I’ve started writing another romantic suspense story. This one is dealing with a relationship with a father and a son. Two very different and strong personalities that, like many father son relationships, clash at times. This project deals with forgiveness. This new project is also a love story where the son falls in love with the right girl at the right time. The woman helps the protagonist (the son) understand forgiveness and love. It is a powerful story, filled with emotion.

Q: What genre do you write and why?
A: Right now I am writing romantic suspense stories. I love to read John Grisham legal thrillers and I also love to read Lee Childs, Jack Reacher novels. I want to write a thriller story someday. But, for right now, I’m developing the romantic suspense stories.

Q: Do you write every day?
A: No, I don’t write every day. After I have written a thorough outline, after I’ve written a full personal history of each character, and after I have research the location of my story, I then start to write. Once I have started writing, I usually try to write five to six days a week, Monday through Saturday.

Q: What is your writing schedule?
A; I have a full time job that is very time consuming. When I am writing, I try to stop my day job sometime between four and five in the evening. I then take a dinner break from five to six and then I will write from six to ten at night. When I am deep into my writing, I try to follow this routine with little variation, but things come up. I only write five to six days a week, Monday through Saturday.

Q: Favorite travel spot?
A: My family’s favorite travel spot is Cancun, Mexico. We love the ruins, the beaches, and the food.

Q: Favorite dessert?
A: Breyer’s Rocky Road Ice Cream.

My Review: 
Two of hearts is a romance novel written by a MAN!! It is one of the better romance novels I have read lately also.  James Eric Richey has written a great story as far as I am concerned. The book is about Jaxson and Annie. Jaxson and Annie are high school sweethearts who are from different backgrounds in a small Montana town. 
 Jaxson's family is a very loving, caring, close nit, ranch family.  Annie is from a house of divorce. Jaxson is going to ask Annie to marry him, but first he must find gold in the old mine on his families property to make her a ring. No store bought ring will do. He wants to give her a piece of himself not just a piece of metal. Yep I am in love with this man already.  Jaxson find the gold, makes the ring and asks  Annie to marry him, who immediately says yes. 
  Annie's mother is not happy about the impending marriage. Growing up a child of divorce and her own failed marriages, she plants a seed in Annie's head that there is no happily ever after. As hard as Annie tries she cannot get this doubt out of her head, and cannot truly trust Jaxson. 
It also doesn't help that women fall all over themselves over her stunning husband. 
  As time goes the 2 finish college and move away to start their own lives when Jaxson finds out his family is in desperate need of money so he decides to find the old mine again. This is when the true trouble in their lives begin. The seed Annie's mother planted now grows into a full bush of distrust. You will just have to read the book to find out if they get past these problems or if they loose each other.


Prize: ​ 
 Win one of 10 copies of “Two Hearts”. Two winners will also each get a $20 Amazon Gift Card (open to USA & Canada) Ends Aug 8


  1. I really enjoyed the book. Best of luck with it.

  2. I'm glad you enjoyed the book, Teresa. Thank you for allowing me to be part of your blog; answering your interview questions was fun for me. It gave me a chance to share my background and my journey so far as an author. Thank you for hosting me and for your honest review of Two Hearts.