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Papa's Boy (Morning Report #3)

4.05  ·  Rating Details ·  354 Ratings  ·  42 Reviews
When Ray Sloane tires of the men in his usual club, he finds himself in the Pink Palm, an inauspiciously named spit-and-sawdust dive, not the sort of place an elementary school teacher and pastor’s assistant should be seen in. On the other hand, Ray needs a fresh face. But what he gets is a closeted, desperately unhappy divorcé named Zeke.

Losing his teaching job and his k
ebook, 274 pages
Published November 16th 2012 by Dreamspinner Press (first published November 15th 2012)
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This third book in the series finally gets to the underlying trigger of Pastor Jackson's crusade against the Lost Cow ranch. There is more heartbreak and angst in this book than the first three, but it is still a story of love, acceptance and family.

The relationship between Noah's assistant Ray and Zeke is a minefield that has the potential to affect everyone around them, but Ray is determined to make Zeke a part of their community. Zeke has issues that would bring anyone to their knees, and wa
I enjoyed this third book in the series. As with the previous book, I was worried that the religious element had the potential to drag the story down a bit but once again the author managed to share the message without detracting from the story.

In this book, Ray meets Zeke at a bar and recognises someone who needs help (of course he is also madly attracted to the man!). :It was ironic that in a room full of gay men, Ray was attracted to the one man so deep in the closet he was choking on the mot
Trisha Harrington
Nov 22, 2012 Trisha Harrington rated it really liked it
Shelves: cowboys
I am a really big fan of this series and this book was a great addition to it. Ray and Zeke were a nice couple, it was easy to take to them straight away. My favourite couple though will always be Luke and Simon, but they were still in it and so were Tommy and Noah. Another think I have to say and I don't know if I've ever said it was, I love mamma. She is a great character and I love her. Really a must read series :)
Nov 16, 2012 Juliana rated it it was amazing
So pleased with this! I'm glad Ray got a happy ending. Poor Zeke really needed some love. I was happy to see all the boys again! Thanks to Sue for the copy I won!
Jun 14, 2016 Donna rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m-read
The thing I came away with from this story was... Religion is for EVERYONE! Not my idea of religion, or your idea of religion... but the idea of religion itself! Everyone needs a place to put their faith and have a "safe" place to lay their troubles and woes. They need the "family" that religion offers them and they need to know that no matter what that religion will always be there for them! I know this sounds a little preachy... and I am sure it is... but, if more people would spread the love ...more
Caroline Brand

4.5 Stars Story
4.5 Stars Narration

Back at The Lost Cow Ranch once again and thinks are moving forward. Noah and Ray have moved the church to a barn on the ranch after Pastor Jackson made his bigotry personal and had Noah removed from St. Marks. Ray spends his time around loving couples and starts to yearn for some love of his own. Instead he heads into town to get laid at one of the roughest bars around.

The Pink Palm is as rough as they come but it is also anonymo
Becky Condit
Nov 12, 2012 Becky Condit rated it really liked it
4 1/2 sweet peas!

PAPA’S BOY is written as a plea to everyone to accept the similarities and differences of other people and put aside unfounded hate, based on sexual preference, skin color, or any reason to judge people other than what kind of person they are. The reader is bludgeoned repeatedly by the hypocritical behavior of people. I couldn’t put the story down. The final fate of several of the most dreadful bullies happens awfully fast. I felt like there could have been a bit more of the sto
Ms. Nikki
This story never did come alive.
Maybe because it was so contrived.
A pastor who preached,
what you wanted to hear.
But got all freaky when the coast was clear.
A 40 year old man tried to slit his wrist,
instead of controlling his life and getting pissed.
A gay man got bashed again.
When can they ever win?
I'd like it if we could get past the sin
and see these people for who they are right then.

by Nikki

I didn't care for Noah in the last one and to have him so involved in this one really detracted from the
Nov 28, 2012 Joanne rated it it was amazing
Papa's Boy is a wonderful third book in the Morning Report series. This time we get to see how Ray, Paster Noah's church assistant, gets and meets his own man. So much happens in this story its hard to know what to say, the action and angst never let's up. Papa's Boy starts off immediately following Complete Faith, with Noah trying to build his church at the Lost Cow Ranch. With this series its important to read them in order as so many things from the two previous books carry on, and we do see ...more
Apr 23, 2014 Jess rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle-editions, m-m
Loved this one! I think it was the best of them!!
Barb ~rede-2-read~
I just realized I never posted this review. The audiobook version was "read" in September, 2014:

Note: This audiobook was provided to me by the publisher through Hearts on Fire Reviews in exchange for an impartial review.

Wow! I don’t know if I enjoyed this story more for the book itself, or for the voice of Aaron Pickering whose narration of both characters was sexy as hell. More on that later.

Ray Sloane is the assistant to Pastor Noah (Complete Faith) at the newly formed Mustard Seed Church w
Love Bytes Reviews
Jan 14, 2015 Love Bytes Reviews rated it it was amazing
5 star review by Dan

In Book 3, in addition to our same cast of characters from the previous books, we add the story of Ray Sloane, Noah’s deputy at the church, and the mysterious stranger Zeke that Ray meets at a rough and tumble gay bar that Ray visits.

Everyone tries to talk Ray out of visiting the Pink Palm because of the rough reputation the bar holds, but when Ray ignores them he stumbles onto a place he really feels comfortable. The Pink Palm is more of a cowboy bar than the city folk bar t
Hearts On Fire Reviews
Reviewer: Barb
Genre: M/M Cowboy
4.5 Hearts

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Wow! I don’t know if I enjoyed this story more for the book itself, or for the voice of Aaron Pickering whose narration of both characters was sexy as hell. More on that later.

Ray Sloane is the assistant to Pastor Noah (Complete Faith) at the newly formed Mustard Seed Church which is being built on the Lost Cow, the farm owned and operated by Luke and Simo
Jul 11, 2014 AmberLane rated it liked it
I'm not sure how I feel about this book. Ray was a bit of a drama queen who needed to be brought down a peg or two. He talked about how he didn't want to push Zeke and all he did, through out the whole book was push the poor guy. He pushed him to met Luke, he pushed him to move and he pushed him to see his father. Ray was kind of an ass.

There was also a hell of a lot of cussing for a bunch of people who claim to be religious. I know Noah said it's because sex is supposed to be dirty and nasty bu
Fernanda Parente
I love Sue Brown's books. I'm a huge fan and this book is so sweet. I loved the way Ray deals with all the work he has never letting anyone alone. A must-read
Nov 25, 2014 Ilona rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m, romance
This was, yet again, an excellently written complex story that gives the reader plenty to think about and manages to bring to an end the story arc started in Morning Report. Ms. Brown manages to give the reader an excellent romance between two men who couldn't have been more different in their approach to being gay. I liked that as in the previous book the religious aspects didn't bog the story down, nor was it ignored as it played such an important role in the lives of everyone involved. I must ...more
Apr 25, 2015 K rated it really liked it
Shelves: uk-authors
re-read 22.4.15 - 25.4.15
Feb 09, 2013 R.J. rated it it was amazing
4.5... loved book 3... loved
Mandie *Foxylutely Books!*
This is the third book in the Morning Report series and it does not disappoint. I have loved this series and do not want it to end. I like how each book continues to keep you updated with the lives of Luke and Simon and Noah and Tommy.

Ray is the assistant of Pastor Noah and has been happy to see how Noah’s relationship with Tommy has blossomed. However it has left him feeling lonely – a little “all work and no play”, hence he finds himself at the Pink Palm – a local dive with a reputation but on
Chris Jeffreys
Jun 17, 2013 Chris Jeffreys rated it liked it
Ray is a lonely ranch hand at the lazy cow ranch -- he is also the assistant of Pastor Noah, the head of a small church that had come under a vicious attack in the last book in this series.

It appears from he beginning of this third book in the "Lazy Cow Ranch" series that Ray is going to be a main character, and he is looking for his special someone. Ray goes to a seedy gay bar, in the hopes of meeting someone to take away pent up frustration, and he ends up reaching a very "damaged" man named Z
Marinieves Cordero
Nov 29, 2013 Marinieves Cordero rated it it was amazing
Book 3 of the series. Ray and Zeke's story. Ray is a school teacher and Pastor Noah's assistant. Ray is out with his sexuality but very careful about it at school. It is no secret to various people there. Zeke is a ranch hand , divorce with kids who lost everything after being found with another man by his wife. Still deep in denial. Ray meets him at a bar that Zeke has being escaping to weekly. Zeke becomes a priority to Ray, schoking secrets that Zeke reveals. Fears and death threats to the co ...more
Jan 19, 2015 Eve rated it it was amazing
Oh what a great one! Poor Zeke! So lost, so bitter, so confused. And in comes Ray, ready to save him! Ray who gives the Pink Palm a chance and takes the motto of never judging a book by its cover to heart. I love this series and this was one more great story in this town of some pretty crappy people. The boys at the ranch are great to see here and especially some of the newer characters. Great one!
Nov 03, 2015 Tammy rated it really liked it
I am loving this series! This book is about Ray and Zeke. They have a lot of baggage as Zeke is deep in the closet and Ray isn't. This is due to who Zeke's father is. The care and compassion that Ray show him is well written. Some of the drama in previous books is cleared up in this book. Loved it!
♥J ♥
Feb 04, 2015 ♥J ♥ rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mm
Didn't really get to know Ray very well in the previous books so I wasn't too sure what to expect from him, but I shouldn't have worried. I loved him. He was such a caring man.
In this book we get to see what was behind Pastor Jackson's hatred which explained some things but definitely wasn't an excuse. I think it was handled well here.
I loved Zeke's story and how things turned around for him. Lee's story had me tied up in knots, and not in a good way. I was hoping there would be more to this ser
Book 3 from "The Lost Cow Ranch" this is Ray's story and we meet Zeke! Zeke has his own story & history the gang at the lost cow wants to help Zeke - but can Zeke get over his own hang ups and fears? Excellent story!
Sep 11, 2014 Jason rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014
This was my favourite book of the series. Still don't like Noah. I'm glad everything was resolved, and especially so that Lee didn't die. I'd like to read his story, even Jeb and Zack's story.
Wendell Hennan
Mar 21, 2014 Wendell Hennan rated it it was ok
A bit of a dark tale as any story about a young gay man being assaulted is bound to be, however, the author certainly hit on many other issues faced by a gay father. Extremely critical of religious zealots, but not unrealistically so.
Jan 20, 2016 EmeArsh rated it liked it
It was ok, given that half of the problems were miraciously solved, other half were conviniently forgotten.
HR readsNstuff
The second book is still hands down my fav in this series. But this one was sweet in it's own way too...

One thing though, Momma/Pamela annoys me no end, i seriously want someone to tell her to shove her busy bodying right up where the sun don't shine. I'm sure that she's supposed to be endearing but i don't see it.

Was it just me? or was there another loose end that didn't get tied up? Did we ever hear what happened with the Sunday School teacher? I must admit that i was distracted when i was rea
Oct 19, 2015 Kobie rated it it was ok
Shelves: dnf
not for me. DNF at 24%.
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