Meet Scott Andrews

the Deceiver in The Deception

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They’re out there. The liars. The cheaters. The scumbags. The players. The married men who put themselves out as single men, and like the predators they are, they like to prey on unsuspecting single women, looking for lasting relationships.

Scott Andrews, the antagonist in my contemporary romance novel, The Deception, is one of those players. Handsome and charming, Scott passes himself off as a single man. For him, it’s a game. Scott has become bored with his marriage, but he’s unwilling to pay child support. His solution is to have girlfriends on the side. They have no idea he’s married, and once he’s had his fill, he goes running home to his unsuspecting wife.

A mutual friend has introduced Scott to Carrie, a down on her luck photographer. Not only has Scott fooled Carrie, he’s also fooled their mutual friend, Allison. Carrie will innocently mention that she’s recovering from an earlier breakup, and Scott will take full advantage of her vulnerability. Carrie, however, will soon realize things aren’t adding up, but by then it will too late. Carrie will left to deal with life shattering and potentially deadly consequences.

The inspiration for Scott comes from stories friends have told me about meeting men they thought were single, but weren’t. This experience is not only emotionally shattering, and it can often leave them with significant trust issues. Scott may be a fictitious character, but there are, unfortunately, too many real life Scotts out there. Stay safe, ladies.

Marina Martindale

The Deception is available on Amazon and Barnesandnoble.com.