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Dangerous Relations

(Baby Protectors #6)

4.48  ·  Rating details ·  58 ratings  ·  35 reviews
He’ll do anything to save his niece…

In this The Baby Protectors novel

When her sister’s murdered, navy man Ryan McConnell insists on protecting Shelby Adair and their niece—especially after someone tries to kidnap little Chloe. But can Shelby trust the child’s uncle? After all, she’s convinced his family’s behind the attacks. But the longer Ryan shields them, th
Paperback, 224 pages
Published September 3rd 2019 by Love Inspired Suspense
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Aug 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I'm a huge fan of Carol J. Post's Love Inspired Suspense stories, so I jumped at the chance to read this one. The cover is adorable and I love how the story revolves around a little girl.

The suspense was great. I had a hunch early on who the "bad guy" was and so when the reveal happened I wasn't surprised at all...but that didn't bother me. There were enough moments of danger and suspense to keep me interested.

The ending was intense -- I actually didn't know how things would turn out, but I'm
Oct 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love Carol J. Post! Just putting that out there right from the start. Love the balance between romance and suspense punctuated by thrills of action and danger. Kept me riveted right to the very last page. I had my own suspicions on the bad guy early on in the story but still delighted in the fast-paced plot as I waited to find out if I was right. (I was!) And the romance -- Phew! Sparks fly from their adversarial first meet through to a whoosh-release-your-pent-up-breath-in-relief conclusion. ...more
Dangerous Relations was a great action-packed novel! The author did a good job of crafting two likable main characters, Shelby and Ryan, who had complicated back stories. These two already had trust issues, and suddenly they had to learn to trust each other in order to keep their niece safe.

Although, I had my suspicions about the identity of the villain, the nonstop threats that kept coming had me anxiously turning pages to see how things would work out. This novel was definitely pac
Dangerous Relations grabs attention right away and the action does not stop until the story ends. Shelby arrives at her sister's apartment for dinner with her and her toddler daughter Chloe only to discover that Mia has been murdered. Ryan, brother to Chloe's jailed father, arrives about the same time. After a little heated discussion, it was decided that Shelby should take over care of Chloe, with Addy's help, until it can be decided by the courts, but with a promise to Ryan that he can visit w ...more
Joni Fisher
For readers seeking romantic suspense, this story has accelerating action; suspense that builds and builds, and romance to boot. The characters are believable and relatable and oh, so human. Carol Post is my favorite author in the Love Inspired Suspense imprint!
Aug 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have reviewed several books for this author, and she is a large contributing factor in me getting hooked on the Love Inspired Suspense novels, which I have entirely too many of now. :)

This is the sixth book in a series titled Baby Protectors, all written by different authors. I have read all of them, and enjoy the premise of people protecting babies. Plus there is the fact I have enjoyed all of this author's books I have reviewed.

Dangerous Relations had likabl
Mayhem, murder, drive by shooting,
attempted kidnapping, threatening
notes, arson, suspense and intrigue
combine together for an edge of the
seat thriller!!!
Who murdered Shelby’s sister? Who is
try to kill Shelby? Who wants to kidnap
Baby Chloe?
Shelby Adair moved North Bend to live
with her Aunt when she was dying She
helped her run her diner. When her Aunt
died, Shelby inherited the diner and
apartment above it.
Shelby travels to have dinner with her
sister, Mia and Mia’s baby
Valri Western
Aug 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book hits the mark for me! There is a lot of action and second guessing as to who is really after baby Chloe AND Shelby Adair, the aunt! Shelby's sister is murdered in the beginning of the book and the reader is kept in suspense as to the motive! There are lots of possibilities but the real motive isn't revealed until the end and it isn't what I thought it would be at all! The uncle, Ryan, is trying to protect Shelby and Chloe but Shelby is constantly on guard with him because she thinks hi ...more
Conny Reviews
Aug 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“She’d neglected her niece, ignored her sister and fought him for Chloe. But there was no way he’d leave her at the mercy of a ruthless killer,” Ryan determined in Carol J. Post’s novel, Dangerous Relations.

~ What ~
Part of the Love Inspired Suspense series, this The Baby Protectors novel is two-hundred-and-twenty-four-page pocket-sized paperback targets those who enjoy inspirational suspense while dealing with dysfunctional families, caring loved ones, and dying. With no profan
Julie D.
Sep 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have had the privilege of reading many of Carol's books and I've enjoyed every one of them. This book is no exception! I read this book in one sitting and just couldn't put it down!

Shelby is a young woman who has had a difficult childhood and had responsibilities that a girl shouldn't have to have. She's responsible but has left some family relationships behind that she is now trying to restore. One of those is her younger sister, Mia and her niece, Chloe. Unfortunately, one night
Glenda Parker
Sep 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My review today is on the Love Inspired Suspense, Dangerous Relations. This is a Baby Protector's novel. Carol always writes a great suspense and this is an excellent example of her work. This story is well written, action packed, and full of faith. I know you are going to love it.

Shelby Adair is estranged from her sister She calls her and make arrangements to have dinner with her sister to get to know her niece. When she arrives she finds police everywhere and her sister murdered. T
Aug 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
~~ "You're willing to risk your diner. What about your life?" ~~

Shelby, the middle sister, had been left to raise her younger sister Mia. Having always been the drama queen, Shelby didn't take much notice when Mia had told her that her life could be in danger. Shelby's time recently had been consumed with her Aunt Bea's diner due to Aunt Bea being sick. Now Aunt Bea has passed on and determined to be a good aunt to Chloe, Mia's 15 month old daughter, Shelby is heading to visit her. I
Dangerous Relations starts off with a bang when Shelby Adair arrives at her sister’s apartment for dinner only to find that she has been murdered. After much disagreement about who should take the sister’s baby, the father’s brother and the child’s nanny reluctantly agree to let Shelby take her home only to have someone shoot at her as she goes to her car.

A number of suspects are revealed as the story progresses, each with legitimate reasons to want custody of Shelby’s niece Chloe an
Yvonne Cruz
Aug 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This clean Christian suspense with some romance is about two individuals whose childhood was less than ideal, and who had to overcome many obstacles to become the individuals they are today.
Ryan McConnell’s father is a man with shady businesses who disowned his son when he chose to be a soldier. and turned his back to his father’s businesses. Shelby was the one everyone depended on, but no one appreciated.
When Shelby’s sister , Mia, is murdered and leaves her daughter without a mom,
Becky Dempsey
Sep 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Dangerous Relations" is a "Baby Protectors" novel. I looked and there seems to be at least five other books in that series by several different authors, but they don't seem to be connected to each other, except the fact that they have the common theme of protecting babies/young children. From the moment that Ryan walked up and Chloe reached for him, I liked him. He was steady and reliable and protective. Shelby was also a relatable and likable character. I was kept wondering what was going to h ...more
Jaquelyn Scroggie
I loved every minute of this book! Post took me on an adventure and I had a blast trying to guess who could possibly be after Shelby. I would have easily read a book by Post that was way longer than this one, she totally had me hooked. I enjoyed watching the characters as they got to know each other, and how first impressions can be so wrong. Ryan being a navy man, was the perfect hero. Seeing his love for his niece was so sweet, and I loved his protective side. I couldn’t possibly guess what wa ...more
Aug 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hooeee ... this book was good. I always enjoy Carol Post's books -- and "Dangerous Relations" doesn't disappoint!!! (In fact, it's a hard one to read at night -- not only because it's intense at times, but because I had to keep reading and find out what happened, lol!)

I've been to North Bend (where much of the book is set) multiple times, and thought Post did a great job at bringing the town to life. Having the entire book set in Washington just made my little heart squee all the tim
Edward Arrington
Are there truly people in this world who think they can buy whatever they want? When Chloe’s mother was murdered, the baby’s aunt was ready to provide her a home. Others, including the brother of the father, the nanny, and the parents of the father, had similar ideas. The grandfather is determined that they are going to get the baby. He thinks his money can buy everything. Although he seems ready to get the baby any way he can, I never figured out why an unscrupulous criminal, who had been a ter ...more
Connie Carpenter
Whew! What a wild ride with this book. I love how this author writes stories that are action and suspenseful. In this book - we meet two people with broken pasts from their childhood. Shelby and Ryan - they both have trust issues - and need to work together to keep their niece safe. Ms. Post has written real feeling characters, she has written an original jaw dropping storyline and she has done a good job of trying to throw you off track. Will they figure out who killed Chloe's mom before they a ...more
Dangerous Relations quickly grabbed my interest and held on to it through the last page. I love the well-developed main characters, Shelby and Ryan. Their 15 month old niece, Chloe, beside being a central part of the plot, is just adorable. The plot has twists and turns and moves at a fast pace. There is a perfect HEA for this story. I highly recommend this to readers of clean romantic suspense and to Christian romantic suspense readers. I would read more by this author and feel very comfortable ...more
Toth Jo-Ann
Sep 14, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2019
I love this series. I love reading Shelby and Ryan's story. There is so much action and mystery that it will be having you turning the pages. Carol also introduces that family isn't always blood. I love how she draws Shelby and Ryan close over time. Its not over a week anymore. Which makes it more real. What makes it interesting is that as the story unfolds you get to see who are the bad guys. But what is surprising is who murdered Shelby's sister and why. Its a great book and worth a read. Well ...more
Patty Royal
Sep 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Romance and mystery rolled into a well-paced story. The exciting set up at the beginning flows into an action-packed ride, as the main characters feel their way through a tangled web of fear and deceit which threatens their lives, challenges all thoughts of romance, and collides with their faith. I very much enjoyed the book; one of the most tumultuous openings I’ve read in this genre.

I loved the message of hope, that one can overcome one's past, including scars that weren't your fau
J.E. Grace
Sep 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Dangerous Relations is full of mystery, and suspense. The characters. are down-to-earth and I found myself admiring both of the main characters. There were tender scenes of love, moments of faith, and times when I held my breath not knowing what was coming next. Lots of twists and turns.

Another great story from, Carol. She never fails to get my heart pumping with excitement. Can't wait to read the next one.

I received and ARC from the author and willingly chose to review i
Hazel Robinson
A struggle

This was a struggle, it took me a week to read this book it dragged on and on and on. Normally I can finish one of the Inspired Suspense book in about two days if the suspense and action us fast pace. This wasn't. I figured out who the bad guys were by the second or third chapter. Happy for Ryan and Shelby they both came from dysfunctional families but they found their HEA with each other and baby Chloe.
Jul 31, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I normally shy away from the typical inspirational romantic fiction from Love Inspired, but I never turn down the chance to read a novel by Carol J. Post. Her stories out a fresh spin on typical romance.

Her heroes are always strong, yet flawed. Her heroines are strong, feisty women. And her stories always have a 'didn't see it coming' twist. Very skillfully written.

I received an advance copy from the publisher, and all opinions expressed are my own.
Carlien Peens
Sep 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
O my soul! Be prepared to miss some sleep. I decided to start reading just before bedtime. Just to stay awake untill after 1 o'clock as I just HAD to finish the book!! Wow!! The suspense and intrigue keeps you spell-bound! Page after page you keep reading because you want to see what happens next. This is deffinitely a book that you don't want to miss!!
Evonne Hutton
Sep 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Her sister Mia was murdered and she was adamant that she will raise Mia's child.
Unfortunately the child's paternal uncle was just as adamant that he would!
However it gets even worse when the grandparents get in on the act!
In between dodging bullets, bombs and a fire there is time for a measure of romance.
A romantic suspense that will thrill you.
Elaine Applebury
Shelby and Ryan are going to fight one another for custody of their niece. They decide to join forces to keep his family from raising her. This book was full of action and suspense, with a few surprises thrown in along the way! I had my suspicions of who the bad guy was, but kept turning page after page to see what would happen next!
Anne Rightler
Aug 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: celebratelit
Dangerous Relations by Carol J. Post is a Love Inspired Suspense novel that keeps the reader on the edge of the seat. Readers are drawn immediately into the story when diner owner, Shelby finds that her sister has been murdered--just when Shelby wanted to reconnect. Why? Who? Can the handsome Navy man, Ryan, keep her safe? And who is trying to kidnap, Chloe, Shelby's year-old niece? Can the killer be stopped before there are other deaths? This is a fast-moving story with several action-packed sc ...more
Brenda C. McAllister

This is a really good book. A lot of mystery and intrique. And romance and faith in God. I was really surprised at the identity of the killer. The author did a good job hiding that detail.
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From medical secretary to court reporter to property manager to owner of a special events decorating company, Carol's résumé reads as if she doesn't know what she wants to be when she grows up. But one thing that has remained constant through the years is her love for writing. She started as a child writing poetry for family and friends, then graduated to articles and finally novels.

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Baby Protectors (6 books)
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