Title: Doing the Dean
Author: Mia Watts
Publisher: Resplendence Publishing
Release Date:September 5, 2012
Length: 79 Pages
When Griffin Sizemore transferred to Claybourne College, his goal was to finish his doctorate and get out of school. He never expected to fall for his best friend’s sexy dad, especially when that dad turns out to be the Dean of Students. A little daring perseverance shows him that the Dean doesn’t seem so unapproachable. So since when did getting in the Dean’s pants suddenly become a quest to win his heart?
I am a huge fan of m/m stories and of author Mia Watts. I loved reading her latest book, Doing the Dean where she created lovable characters that captured my attention right from the beginning. I really enjoyed the relationship between Griffin and Julian and watching as they struggled to begin and maintain a "forbidden" relationship and the ramifications if they were discovered. They are two consenting adults but their position at Claybourne College makes dating in public rather difficult. Griffin is a graduate student as well as a RA and best friend to Julian's son, Tony while Julian is the Dean of Students. I really enjoyed the interaction and friendship between Griffin and Tony. Their conversations and banter were so much fun and had me smiling throughout the book. I could so picture their scenes in my head as I was reading. I thought it was sweet of Tony trying to set up his dad and best friend, knowing they took an instant liking to each other and hoping the two people he loved most could have a future together. Tony has a great, loving relationship with his dad and it showed in his actions in this story. It's always heart-warming to see the love between father and son prominently portrayed. Julian and Griffin had amazing chemistry together and the sex was so hot that I could not get enough! I rooted for them to work things out when their relationship was accidentally discovered during a weak moment and lapse in judgment on both their parts. Tough decision had to be made by one of them and would the sacrifice made be worth it in the end? I'm so glad this is just the beginning of a new series and I'm looking forward to the next book in the near future.