Book Reviews

Home Work (Life Lessons 3) by Kaje Harper

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Law Enforcement / Romance
Reviewed by Christy Duke on 06-January-2022

Book Blurb

Murder, trauma, and raising children - who said love was easy?

Mac and Tony thought the hard part was over. They’re together openly as a couple, sharing a home and building a life with their two kids. It’s what they dreamed of.

But daughter Anna struggles with the changes, Ben is haunted by old secrets, Mac’s job in Homicide still demands too much of his time, and Tony is caught in the middle. It’ll take everything these men can give to create a viable balance between home and work. Especially when life refuses to give them a break.



First edition published by MLR Press, October 2012.


Book Review

I really loved this third book in Ms Harper's 'Life Lessons' series. It dealt with what happens when the relationship isn't new anymore, you've moved in together, and you're creating a family with children. So, basically, now it's the really hard work. Because, let's face it, finding someone to date and making it through the first year is hard, but committing to forever, raising kids, merging schedules, and parenting is the really tough part of a family.

I loved how Tony and Mac worked through the issues that cropped up and especially how they each were willing to make compromises so that it would work. Their parenting of Ben and Anna was great and they totally admitted they had no clue what they were doing! The kids have a lot of challenges facing them, also, and working through it takes time and patience. Ben is still struggling with the loss of his mom, being with Tony full time, and the addition of Mac and Anna. Anna has a very difficult time without the female role model she's had all of her life. It's not that the four of them created the perfect family. It's that the family they're creating is perfect for them!

As usual with this author there's a strong murder mystery plot with many twists, turns and subtle intricacies. It's a very exciting one and Mac is pretty much "the Man" with his hunches paying off! Of course, there's some serious drama with catching the killers but that makes it even more exciting.

I'm now sad because I've finished this book and I have to wait for another installment. I'm not a very patient wait-er…





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novel, 423 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 06-January-2022
Price $4.99 ebook
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