Publication date: May 12th 2017
Genres: Adult, Psychological Thriller
There’s a secret.
A woman is heard whimpering in a parking garage.
A dark side to the powerfully rich is exposed.
And Alex Gantry is at the center of it all.
After several frightening events that shook Alex’s world, things have settled down.
So it seems…
Elite life coach, Alex Gantry, is enjoying her new life in the Washington, D.C. Beltway.
T.J. Gale, who’s part greenpreneur, part leader of a quick-strike unit of former military and intelligence professionals, has set her heart aflame.
Alex and T.J. are in love.
Enter Jett Spence, a man who once was part of T.J.’s world but who is now an unknown, because no one can tell whose side he’s on.
Two thousand miles away in Hollywood, Alex’s old haunts, the powerful producer Brian Marks is falling apart because he’s lost her. The woman he never thought would leave him is now in the bed of a younger man.
In New York City, T.J.’s ex-wife, Lisa, is looking to get even with the woman she thinks destroyed her marriage. Her vengeful father Davin Dalaney is eager to help because T.J. is no longer willing to ignore his criminal profits.
Brian is intent on getting Alex back.
Lisa wants to make her pay.
And T.J. is attempting to keep her safe.
Alex believes she can take care of herself, but being with T.J. has taught her it’s not always that simple.
From the Washington, D.C. Beltway to Los Angeles, California, the stakes couldn’t be higher.
BELTWAY BETRAYERS ©
By Taylor Marsh
COPYRIGHT, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
A DIVISION OF TAYLOR MARSH, LLC
Alex Gantry was in the office all day – which was still a foreign experience for her after working on her own for so long, but she liked it. Her partnership with her best friend Berkley Banks was clicking, and, for the first time in forever, they both had interesting men in their lives.
But there was one thing Alex couldn’t shake.
She had come home recently to find her front door locked from the inside. An intruder had invaded her Beltway abode.
The incident had mentally jettisoned her back to Hollywood and the day she learned that life coaching could be dangerous. A client’s ex-boyfriend had taken a restraining order personally and had decided to punish Alex for being an advisor to his woman. He broke into her Los Angeles home and beat her unconscious. She had often had security posted at her clients’ homes, but retaliation at her own front door had never occurred before this incident.
After this most recent break-in, Alex’s ex-boyfriend, Brian Marks, had shown up in the Beltway to comfort her and had arranged to have a security system installed in her new home. The familiarity of Brian’s presence had seduced her into feeling safe, because it was exactly what he’d done the first time, when Alex’s home in Los Angeles had been invaded.
Few knew who had broken into Alex’s Washington, D.C., home. She couldn’t figure it out, although her current boyfriend, T.J. Gale, seemed to have his suspicions about who had been behind the break-in. What T.J. knew, however, he wasn’t telling anyone, not even Alex. It was a well-kept secret that lingered like a thinly veiled threat.
Soon after the second break-in, Alex was emotionally destroyed when Berkley was nearly killed in an automobile accident. She’d taken her best friend’s BMW out for a test drive. T.J.’s ex-father-in-law, Davin Dalaney, had targeted Alex in his quest to send a threatening message to T.J. Davin’s plan had been to hit Alex as she drove her car, but he had mistakenly struck Berkley, who had been behind the wheel of the BMW that night. Berkley had recovered physically, but she still couldn’t drive past a truck on the freeway without flinching.
Despite the reappearance of Brian Marks in Alex’s life, nothing had changed her growing relationship with T.J. Gale. Each time she and T.J. saw each other, they got closer – the hold of their hearts going deeper as their connection strengthened. They talked daily, with weeknight sleepovers replacing the drought of workdays. The practicality of living without the target of their lust between weekends had worn out. They liked sleeping together. T.J. needed to lie next to her. He protected Alex. Being with him made her feel safe.
Alex was happier than she’d ever been.
She had never experienced anything like it. She had loved men before but none measured up to what she was feeling now. What she was receiving from T.J. was indescribable.
Everything was new.
Taylor Marsh writes smart, arousing romance while deciphering world events. She lives in the Beltway area of Washington D.C.
“Beltway Betrayers,” Book 2 of The Beltway Series, will be out in May 2017 and Book 3 of this series will be out in the fall.
She is a former Broadway performer and beauty queen who was the Relationship Consultant for LA WEEKLY, then the nation’s top alternative newsweekly. Taylor is the author of two traditionally published non-fiction books, “The Hillary Effect,” and her memoir, “The Sexual Education of a Beauty Queen.”
Taylor was profiled in The Washington Post and The New Republic for her coverage of Hillary Clinton during the 2008 Democratic primary season. She became a contributor to The Huffington Post in 2006, and has written for Washington, D.C.’s The Hill, as well as for U.S. News & World Report and for Zócalo Public Square in Los Angeles, among others. As a seasoned entertainer, communicator and speaker, Taylor has also been interviewed by The Los Angeles Times, Al Jazeera Media Network, The New York Times, BBC, CNN, MSNBC, and C-SPAN’s Washington Journal, among other outlets.
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