This is a very cute book! “Life, Love, and a Polar Bear Tattoo” by Heather Wardell is about Candice and her marriage that is hanging on by a thread. Her in-laws died in a car accident eight months ago, and after that her husband stopped being the charming self he used to be. She understood his pain but was beginning to wonder how long it would be before he touched her again, or even made eye contact. Ian, her husband, goes on a month-long trip overseas to build houses. While he’s over there, Candice works the design of a restaurant, only too soon find out that the restaurant is owned by her first love.
This book was a little slow for me at the start. At first, I only got this book because it was free, but then I started reading it and feel in love with the characters. Candice is like a real person. She has real person problems and has to go through something that, I’m sure a lot of people have had to go through. She gets a second chance at being with her first love and comes dangerously close to leaving her husband. It seriously had me guessing the whole way. And I was rooting for Kegan, the first love, to win her heart, but she went with the morally correct choice and stayed with her husband.
There are so many twists and turns in this book that it really keeps you interested the whole way. Even somewhat boring parts, like when she is curled up on the couch hating life, you have to read it because you get a good inside look to her thoughts and that is what really kept me captivated. Wardell did a fabulous job of capturing young love’s first glow and how it can be brought back to life. She’s a great writer and I hope that this isn’t the last I read of her.