Trouble in Rio

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  • Hardcover
  • 389 pages
  • Trouble in Rio
  • Carl Weber
  • English
  • 02 September 2019
  • 1432859293

About the Author: Carl Weber

Carl Weber is a New York Times and 1 Essence bestselling novelist.In addition to his writing, Weber is the founder and publisher of Urban Books and in 2005, he was named Blackboard s Publisher of the Year He is the owner of the Urban Knowledge chain of book stores and a past recipient of Blackboard s Bookseller of the Year award.Weber graduated from Virginia State University and holds an MBA in marketing from the University of Virginia.


Trouble in RioRio Duncan Is One Of The Youngest Children Of The Duncan Clan With No Solid Position In The Family Business Like His Other Siblings, He Has Been Feeling Out Of Place And Decides To Disappear Rio Leaves His Duncan Identity Behind And Goes On A Search For Friends And Family Who Can Relate To Him His Destination Is Balti, And He Is Sure To Find What He Is Looking For In The City With A Community Like No Other There, He Also Finds Unexpected TroubleCorey Grant Is Making A Name For Himself In Balti With An Inherited Drug Empire And A Complicated Relationship With His Right Hand Man With Plenty On His Plate, Corey Has Almost No Time For The Romance He Wants With Dre, And He Feels Like They Are Growing Apart That Brings About A Jealousy And Insecurity That He Doesn T Know How To ControlDiana Black Is Corey S Girlfriend For Hire, And She Has A Taste For Bad Boys She Is Loyal To Corey S Cause, But How Long Will That Last Rio S Personality And Flair Instantly Gains Him Entrance Into Corey S Circle Rio Says He S Looking For Friends, But Corey Is Sure That Other Motives Are On The Table When Rio Has A Change Of Heart About His Newfound Crew, He Needs An Escape Plan There Is One Problem His Family Doesn T Know Where He Is Did He Inherit Any Of The Ruthless Traits He Observed In His Father And Brothers Can The Most Colorful Duncan Son Get Out Of Balti And Back Home Safe And Sound Now That He S On His Own

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10 thoughts on “Trouble in Rio

  1. Sparklin says:

    So out of the Duncans Rio and Paris are by far my two favorite characters So glad Carl gave Rio the crazy diva fun going Duncan his own story Loved reading about Rio and all his fun while taking a min vaca to help improve his self worth again.

  2. Ka’leneReads says:

    GoodRead..Not quite a 5 read but my favorite in the entire series So for that I give it the final .

  3. Jeanne says:

    Another installment of the Family Business saga, featuring youngest son Rio I enjoy that the author takes the characters and spotlights them in adventures of their own There are great supporting characters in Diana, Corey and Pierre, whom he encounters in Balti If you like the Duncans, read this one 6 out of 10.

  4. Kingtchalla83 says:

    Trouble in Rio is a spin off from The Family Business series that follows the Duncan family If you ve read the series you know how the Duncans get down.This book follows Rio the most underdeveloped character in the series Rio feels unloved and alienated from his family due to sexuality He believes the disconnect between him and his father and brothers can t be breached Consequently, Rio decides to take off and finds plenty of trouble in the process.Now I found the book lackluster until about Trouble in Rio is a spin off from The Family Business series that follows the Duncan family If you ve read the series you know how the Duncans get down.This book follows Rio the most underdeveloped character in the series Rio feels unloved and alienated from his family due to sexuality He believes the disconnect between him and his father and brothers can t be breached Consequently, Rio decides to take off and finds plenty of trouble in the process.Now I found the book lackluster until about 60% into the novel Rio s characterization emphasized every gay stereotype a sassy, flamboyant, and well dressed man I was shocked he didn t stop to style someone s hair in the middle of the book The novel s conflict cleverly introduced in the beginning fell to the wayside for club hopping and shoe shopping However, once real tension is brought back into the text and Rio begins to be portrayed asthan his sexuality things get interesting He displayed competency never shown before in the past I had no clue he possessed the insight to analyze people Rio proved to be an unlikely that will hopefully be developed further beyond the sassy gay brother.Overall I found the ending satisfying with a mad crazy twist Surprisingly, Rio learns a valuable lesson about family

  5. Norman LaVelle says:

    Weber is one of my favorite authors I have read all of the Family Business Novels and this installment in the series is one of the best I have read so far It focuses in on Rio the gay son who seems to not really have a significant place in the family s real true business After going through some things at home, Rio decides he needs a break from the norms of his life and takes an impromptu trip to Balti to unwind and have a little fun What he finds when he gets there is everything he was Weber is one of my favorite authors I have read all of the Family Business Novels and this installment in the series is one of the best I have read so far It focuses in on Rio the gay son who seems to not really have a significant place in the family s real true business After going through some things at home, Rio decides he needs a break from the norms of his life and takes an impromptu trip to Balti to unwind and have a little fun What he finds when he gets there is everything he was looking for andHe finds a new friend, a new love interest, a new place to shop and few couple new places to party What he didn t mean to find was himself in the middle of a power struggle within a local drug organization This book was fun to read and would probably make an excellent movie If you are a fan of Weber or not I recommend this book to be added to your reading list

  6. Millie Jones says:

    Rio Duncan feeling unappreciated decides to go on vacation for himself not telling his family he s going to Balti At first when he arrives, everything goes smoothly like a vacation supposed to Rio staying in a fancy hotel, clubbing, shopping and making friends Yet, the vacation turns to a business opportunity that goes awry in so many ways and not just for Rio Weber never disappoints when it comes to the Family Business series and his characters are always amazing This is one is no diff Rio Duncan feeling unappreciated decides to go on vacation for himself not telling his family he s going to Balti At first when he arrives, everything goes smoothly like a vacation supposed to Rio staying in a fancy hotel, clubbing, shopping and making friends Yet, the vacation turns to a business opportunity that goes awry in so many ways and not just for Rio Weber never disappoints when it comes to the Family Business series and his characters are always amazing This is one is no different The action, thrill, and the hint of erotic scenes make it hard to put it down It doesn t matter what a person s race, sexuality or gender, this is relatable for anyone and everyone to enjoy.The reason why I gave it 4 5 because I felt like there was a few things left out in the end to complete it for me Still loved it though

  7. Wanda says:

    This one was drier as compared to the other books in The Family Business franchise Glad they threw Rio a bone and gave him a book, but nothing he s got going on is as interesting or explicitly crazy as his siblings As far as I m concerned, he s a very unnecessary character.

  8. KayBee& says:

    Finally, the youngest Duncan gets the spotlight Rio travels out of town to get away from the overwhelming burden of being a Duncan So off to Balti, he goes where he makes fast friends with Diana and Pierre and unknowingly makes an enemy or two Corey, the head of the drug organization his father left to him, is attempting to make his mark in the drug game while keeping his secret life secret He has gone as far as to have a girlfriend for hire, Diana His righthand man, Dre, who is also hi Finally, the youngest Duncan gets the spotlight Rio travels out of town to get away from the overwhelming burden of being a Duncan So off to Balti, he goes where he makes fast friends with Diana and Pierre and unknowingly makes an enemy or two Corey, the head of the drug organization his father left to him, is attempting to make his mark in the drug game while keeping his secret life secret He has gone as far as to have a girlfriend for hire, Diana His righthand man, Dre, who is also his best friend is revealed to have a secret connection to Corey s father and Rio Rio with his usual flair is able to make fast friends with members of Corey s team Corey and Dre believe he has ulterior motives, which someone uses to their advantage to take down Corey s team one by one Now, Rio has to clear his name all on his own because his family does not know where he is exactly As the story unfolds, we get to see a new love interest for Rio, the demise of a secret relationship and the demise of a parent child relationship The authors took their time building the story by focusing on character development as opposed to story development This approached did nothing to pull me into the story It took me a few weeks to finally get into it the audio I think the story could have done without the extra attention on a few characters or storylines that added nothing to the story i.e Ashton When the story reached its climax and ultimately became interesting, it wrapped up quickly The last 30 minutes of the almost 7 hour listen was fantastic There were moments when the story could have pulled me into it and breathed life back into the story Rio s character while not given the same respect as the other characters when it came to presenting his romance, he did find that his family did care for him I will say that the narrators Ace Bentley, Dylan Ford, Morae Brehon chosen for the audiobook did a good job I do hope that with the ending and Rio s traveling companion returning home with him that their romance receives the same respect as the others and is not relegated to the background as he has been for the majority of the series All in all, this was a decent addition that could have been so muchwith the colorful character that was the focus

  9. Sky Blue says:

    Enter Rio Duncan one of the youngest in the Duncan clan along with his twin sister Paris Rio is the son that is often overlooked and cast aside compared to his brothers Junior, Vegas and Orlando Rio is pretty much in a rut and wants a getaway no drama no family just fun or so he thought well this book waslaid back than the other Family Business side stories To me, Rio should have hadflare and excitement but the story line did not set the scene for him to be Rio in full characte Enter Rio Duncan one of the youngest in the Duncan clan along with his twin sister Paris Rio is the son that is often overlooked and cast aside compared to his brothers Junior, Vegas and Orlando Rio is pretty much in a rut and wants a getaway no drama no family just fun or so he thought well this book waslaid back than the other Family Business side stories To me, Rio should have hadflare and excitement but the story line did not set the scene for him to be Rio in full character We do see into Rio s life and his personality which we could have exploredinto for his story Going into the characters, Corey seemed very rushed and there could have beeninsight to him not being out yet or maybe for dramatization someone could have clocked him and outed him It was good that they did not really do this I think they did okay without going overboard I wanted a bitfrom Corey Diana aka Di was a bit much for me it is very typical to have a character who is the finest one in town and she could ve been a regular girl that just had it like that lol The side characters Dre, Mona, and Ashton sigh Dre was very telling early on, Mona was annoying and Ashton was unnecessary HIGHLY unnecessary I do not understand his purpose really Paris did not have to make an appearance in the book at all Rio is supposed to stand alone and not have his siblings run in to save the day, however, it was alright when they showed him support when the time came but Paris was not needed it was a little funny though One thing that did not happen was correcting Diana on the nickname she gave for gay men and that should have been done to make it realistic You could also tell that not one actual LGBTQ person was involved in the writing because all of the descriptions sounded extremely tacky and nothing of what someone like Rio would wear even Diana s descriptions did not sound very fashionable All in all, I would like to see Rio in the next installment and show some growth in the Duncan family treating him like he is a member of the family and not an outsider The brief words of LC in the end did show some kind of closeness It was a quick and fun read for the most part definitely could have usedexcitement

  10. Monique says:

    This was a solid three stars It only received that many because it was a Duncan family book I wanted to knowabout Rio but this book was all over the place The storyline and quality of writing didn t match up to the previous books.Rio Duncan is the flamboyantly gay twin to Paris and I was ready to learnabout him Rio was feeling undervalued and unappreciated by his family He decides to go to Balti and have some fun This where the story takes this weird turn Rio meets Diana w This was a solid three stars It only received that many because it was a Duncan family book I wanted to knowabout Rio but this book was all over the place The storyline and quality of writing didn t match up to the previous books.Rio Duncan is the flamboyantly gay twin to Paris and I was ready to learnabout him Rio was feeling undervalued and unappreciated by his family He decides to go to Balti and have some fun This where the story takes this weird turn Rio meets Diana while shopping in a boutique called Chic World They hit it off Chic World is a front for Diana s boss Corey and his partner Dre to launder money and drugs Diana and Rio decide to party together Through this association, Rio becomes involved with Pierre a gay bar owner who does business with Corey and then gets mixed up in a drug war We get this back story with Diana, her white friend s with benefits Ashton and her naive sister Mona I have so many questions Ashton became a stalker and showed up during a shoot out at Pierre s club but that was NEVER addressed Corey and Dre had a strange relationship and to prevent spoilers I won t say .This book seemed rushed and did not deliver I was disappointed in this one In my opinion, don t waste your time Rio Duncan deserved a much better story