Visiting her Fort Worth family for Christmas , Meg Bourland discovers someone is blackmailing her father . When he rebuffs her offer to help , the Atlanta SWAT team member enlists her LA police officer brother and his former partner to help uncover the truth . She fights her immediate attraction for Scott fearing the negative impact on his and her brother ’ s friendship when the ultimate break up hits . Distance limits their long-term prospects .
Scott McClaine , medically retired , came to Fort Worth to recuperate from life-threatening bullet wounds he received saving the life of Meg ’ s brother , David Bourland . Hard enough to accept his new physical limitations , but they make him unacceptable for a woman as strong as Meg . Will Meg and Scott find their way through the maze of family secretes ? Will they find the strength to make the sacrifices required for real love before the blackmailer kills someone ?
Meg Bourland jerked to a stop before she reached the bottom of the stairs in her parents ’ house . Her fingers tightened on the banister . The spit in her mouth dried up like the Texas fields in August . A figure in a long overcoat skulked through the study doorway . Meg reached toward her waist . Damn .
Her weapon lay in the lock box in her Atlanta condominium . Packing it in her bags with the clear marking on the outside , begged someone to steal it . Too great a risk for a flight to Fort Worth for Christmas with her family . Hindsight was everything . Meg sucked in a deep breath before she eased her head around the study door . Relief buckled her knees , and she staggered back into the hall . She whooshed out the breath she ’ d held . “ Stupid . Stupid . Stupid .” Not as fine as she claimed , or she wouldn ’ t have over-reacted .
***** Review By : Jo-Ann Carson : “ Truth be Told is a roller coaster story filled with love and suspense …. Once again West writes about family life so vividly you feel like you ’ re in the room with them . It ’ s a story of hearth and home , of hopes and dreams , and most of all--of love .”