Ian leaves for a month-long contract overseas, and Candice plans to use the time apart to decide whether her marriage can be saved. When her ex walks back into her life as the new client at work, ten years more attractive yet saddened by his own recent loss, she's left wondering what she really wants from life and love.

Author's Note

"Life, Love, and a Polar Bear Tattoo" is my first novel, and the start of my "Toronto Series" of loosely interconnected novels. As of September 2012 there are nine books in the series, and if you'd like to read them all in order you are starting in the right place!

The "Also By Heather Wardell" link in the Table of Contents will give you the information you need to keep going after this book, and it also gives you access to the "Toronto Collection Volume One" which contains the next four books at a bargain price.

Happy reading!



Monday, August 1st

I studied Ian, the husband I'd vowed to love, the man I could barely talk to any more. He held my gaze, his jaw set and his eyes distant as if he'd retreated somewhere inside, somewhere I couldn't follow, somewhere safe from me. The urge to knock his luggage aside and throw myself into his arms flooded me, but I resisted. We weren't like that any more.

"Well, I should get in there," he said. "The security check will take ages."

I nodded. "You're sure you have everything?"

"I hope so." He paused as if considering what he had to bring, then said, "I'll miss you, Candice."

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