This book has already been amply reviewed, so I’ll make it short.It took me 1/3 of the book to connect to the story and I still disconnected from time to time after that.The parts outside Tony/Mac’s bubble were sometimes a little mechanical, or convoluted and simplistic at the same time Was all the drama of Mai’s life really necessary? Brenda is the only one who can take care of Anna and she’s not only a bigot but also a religious fanatic, Shirley is an alcoholic. I’m guessing that the two men will probably have to fight for the kids in the future but it was a little bit too much, or overlooked Tony’s grief after Marty’s death, Mac’s sudden change of mind regarding having a relationship. Now, The sturdy closeted cop and seemingly weaker sidekick obviously work well for me and I did connect inside the bubble! I enjoyed the chemistry between the two and I felt for Mac who had to hide his feelings in moments when he was out of his mind with fear and then relief.All in all, Life lessons was a pleasant read despite a few flaws and I’m curious to see how Tony and Mac will cope with their secret relationship.