Gwen Meyer may be a full-fledged pediatrician now, but when Hollywood plastic surgeon Trevor Kendall comes back to small-town Brook Haven to critique her care of his five-year-old niece, she reverts emotionally to that nerdy girl in high school who used her acerbic wit to keep Trevor from getting too close to her. Unfortunately, the attraction she'd felt for him then is just as strong now, some fourteen years later. And even more unfortunately, she feels no more equipped to handle him now than she did when they were teenagers. Trevor Kendall may have been voted "Most Likely to Succeed" when he was a student at Brook Haven High, but he hadn't been able to break through the hard shell Gwen Meyer wrapped around herself to keep him at arm's length. Now, when he returns to Brook Haven at the frantic request of his sister to check on his little niece, he's both surprised and pleased to discover that five-year-old Abby's pediatrician is none other than his old nemesis from high school. Gwen doesn't appear to like him any more now than she did then, but he's determined to crack through her shell and see what makes her tick. Problem is, what he discovers under that shell may very well turn his world upside down. Can these two strong-willed individuals with career paths that have taken them in opposite directions ever find common ground to deal with their feelings from the past and more importantly their hopes for the future?
Used availability for Carolynn Carey's Prognosis for Happiness
February 2012 : USA Paperback
January 2012 : Canada, UK Kindle edition