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Sexy Drug (Losing My Heart Book 1) by Melody Calder – Review by Lyndsey Fairley

Sexy Drug (Losing My Heart #1)Sexy Drug by Melody Calder
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

As a new author to me I never know what to expect going in or if it will take a bit to get into their writing style. Well I was captivated from the first page and i was immersed into this story the more I read.
Katie, well she seemed from the outside to be superficial and a daddy’s girl, but we learn the truth pretty quickly through the eyes of Ramone and also getting her points of view throughout as well.
This book had me holding on for all the ups and downs and the gut punches it held.
I still have many questions left at the end of this one so I cannot wait to dive in to book 2 as I really need to know what happens .

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Sexy Drug (Losing My Heart Book 1) by Melody Calder – Review by Alexandria Richard

Sexy Drug (Losing My Heart #1)Sexy Drug by Melody Calder
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I do love me a forbidden romance set in the world of the mafia/cartel.
This novel starts off with a bang (literally) and doesn’t stop! So many twists and turns. Katie is supposedly a spoiled brat, daughter of Cartel leader Carl. Once people know Katie though they realize she’s really a selfless woman who is trying to live under her father’s tyrannical hand. After an attempt on Katie’s life Ramone is ordered to protect her life with his, and to make sure no one touches her, as an arranged marriage is being worked out. Of course, when you’re ordered not to touch what happens but you begin to want that person.
I enjoyed seeing the true personalities of Katie and Ramone emerge throughout the story. No on is who or what they seem at first. Plus the lust, and later love, that develops between the two is palpable. I did appreciate the slow build up of desire for one another. First the reluctant sexual thought here or there, then the blatant attraction.
While overall I thoroughly enjoyed the story, there were times I was lost as to who the internal monologue belonged. Sometimes it seemed that there was a third person narrator giving us more information, or foreshadowing things, and then it would switch to either Ramone or Katie’s thoughts, but in third person format. I think in the beginning I would have been able to follow better, and been more emotionally attached, if the narrator switched between Katie and Ramone in first person.
I was excited to read the chapters here and there where we got insight into the mind of the hired assassin. It was interesting to see his perspective of the job and him seeking out his target, compared to us seeing what’s happening to Katie and Ramone. I also enjoyed the mini mysteries that popped up along the way: what happened to Katie’s mother; and who exactly is Ramone?
Warning, there are some gruesome and gory bits as this is set in the world of the cartel. (Note, I shall never look at a soccer ball the same way.) Also trigger warning for human trafficking of women.
Takeaway: if you like dark romance, you’ll enjoy this one.

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Sexy Drug (Losing My Heart book 1) by Melody Calder-Review by Amanda Kimble

Sexy Drug (Losing My Heart #1)Sexy Drug by Melody Calder
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5/5 Stars

Sexy Drug (Losing My Heart Book 1) by Melody Calder

This is the first book I’ve read by Calder. I will definitely be coming back for more. Sexy Drug is the first book in the Losing My Heart Series.

Katie is the only daughter of a known drug dealer. She is shot and watches her best friend die in front of her eyes. Then she finds herself attracted to her new body guard. Although she knows she shouldn’t, she ends up falling for him. The quote I chose for Katie is: “I know there’s a back way. I just don’t want the staff to see this either. They talk and I can’t handle any more rumors. Not with being stuck here until I’m sold to the highest bidder.”

Ramone is on a job and doesn’t want to put up with what he calls a selfish brat. Once he gets to know Katie and understands why she acts the way she does he starts falling. He shouldn’t feel this way since she is the boss’s daughter and off limits to him. The quote I chose for Ramone is: “As you know, your father wants us to join him for breakfast. You have fifteen minutes before we have to leave, if we are to make it on time. If there’s nothing else you need, I’ll be in my chair.”

Highly recommended for Romantic Suspense lovers.

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Sexy Drug (Losing My Heart Book 1) by Melody Calder – Review by Shelly Kittell

Sexy Drug (Losing My Heart #1)Sexy Drug by Melody Calder
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Ramone finds himself bodyguard to spoiled socialite Katie after she is shot. Katie is not truly spoiled. She really is a selfless person that helps those in need but with a criminal drug lord for a father most people assume the worse. As the two get to know each other, they find things changing not for the better. Katie’s being forced to marry a criminal because her dad “owns” her. Can Ramone help her? Will Katie be able to break free? Oh my goodness, this book left me holding my breath in anticipation of what came next. From the beginning scene of the shooting to Katie being sent to meet her groom, the action never stopped. Ramone seemed like an undercover agent? That was a question that I’m looking forward to seeing answered. Katie came into her strength as the book came along. I don’t know if I could have stood up to my crime lord dad. I can’t wait for the next book to come out.

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Sexy Drug (Losing My Heart Book 1) by Melody Calder – Review by Felicia Bates

Sexy Drug (Losing My Heart #1)Sexy Drug by Melody Calder
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Sexy Drug, (Losing my Heart book 1) is the first book I have read by Melody Calder and I am so happy it is part of a series because it will not be my last! I loved that the storyline was fast paced from the first to last page and it had everything I look for in a romantic read- suspense, excitement and an element of danger. I had really hoped to connect with Katie as the story progressed but I much preferred Ramone. Admittedly, I don’t like many main female characters in the “romance” genre BUT there is something lovable about a tough guy with a soft spot. Overall, I think the best part of Sexy Drug was Melody Cader’s attention to detail, from the very first page I was impressed with the way she could describe something like pavement with such detail without making the storyline feel heavy or bogged down. I would give this book 4 out of 5 stars.

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Sexy Drug (Losing My Heart Book 1) by Melody Calder – Review by Lorralei Hoerner

Sexy Drug (Losing My Heart #1)Sexy Drug by Melody Calder
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Fantastic! This book is mystery, dark and dangerous, but I loved it. I couldn’t imagine being watched like Katie was everyday since your the daughter of a drug lord. Ramone is trying to protect Katie, per her father’s instructions from the hired hit-man, but who is responsible? I loved the romance/suspense in this book and it was hard to put down!

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Sexy Drug (Losing My Heart Book 1) By Melody Calder-Review by Tausha Treadway

Sexy Drug (Losing My Heart #1)Sexy Drug by Melody Calder
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Sexy Drug by Melody Calder. I really enjoyed this book. Its the first book I’ve read by Ms. Calder but it won’t be my last. It’s the story of Katie Rosemond who is the daughter of the worst drug lord in the US. There is someone that has been hired to kill Katie because of her dad. Ramone is one of Katie’s dad’s men. He has worked hard and proven himself to be a huge asset to the drug king. He knows he is on his way up but he has been put to the task of watching out for Katie. He knows she’s a spoiled loud mouth brat and he’s not about to let her screw up his career. What he doesn’t factor into the situation is catching feelings for the brat. He also doesn’t factor in that her dad will save himself and his business no matter the cost including his daughters life. Will Ramone be able to keep her safe??? Read Sexy Drug to find out.

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Sexy Drug (Losing My Heart Book 1) by Melody Calder- Review by Micalah Weatherholtz

Sexy Drug (Losing My Heart #1)Sexy Drug by Melody Calder
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Sexy Drug is a quickly paced, slow burn romance novel that will keep you on the edge of your seat from page 1 until the very last. I enjoyed getting to learn about 2 of the main characters backgrounds and how they got to where they are in life. It wasn’t just insta-love. Katie has been kept away from the ruthlessness, and sadistic tendencies of all the men around her including her father who treats her like she is just another piece of property. Her father has arranged for her to marry someone so much worse than even himself. Ramone has been through so much himself but there is still so much more to be seen about him. They portrayed cool indifference to cover what was growing between them but they were so different behind closed doors even while Katie’s life is in danger. I honestly cannot wait to read more in this series.

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Sexy Drug (Losing My Heart Book 1) by Melody Calder – Review by Tracy Manderson

Sexy Drug (Losing My Heart #1)Sexy Drug by Melody Calder
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Sexy Drug (Losing My Heart book 1) by Melody Calder
5 out of 5 stars

Sexy Drug (Losing My Heart Book 1) written by Melody Calder is a dark read, fast moving with lots of drama and danger, she also throws in drugs and love, with some action, and suspense thrown in. The characters are well written and the way they plat off each other is great.
Katie Rosemond is the daughter of the most powerful drug lord in North America. And she has a price on her head when a hired gun is on the loose and he has his sights set on her. She just barely escapes with her life, and now, her future is in the hands of a ruthless man who would do anything to protect his asset her father.
Ramone has worked his way up from being a simple drug mule to the inner circle of the Boss, and now Ramone becomes one of his most trusted men. Now he is in-charge of Katie’s safety and he is going to use it to his advantage because he will not let a spoiled brat ruin his plans.
Who is the hired gun? Who paid him to kill Katie? Can Ramone keep Katie safe or will she give him trouble all the way? Will Katie make it out alive? You will need to read this book to find out…
Tracy Manderson
@tracym

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Sexy Drug (Losing My Heart Book 1) by Melody Calder – Review by Tara Johnson Barnes

Sexy Drug (Losing My Heart #1)Sexy Drug by Melody Calder
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Sexy Drug is book 1 in the Losing My Heart Trilogy by Melody Calder. It is a powerful blend of love, deceit, crime, lust, and betrayal all beautifully woven together in a story that will keep you riveted. Callous, cold hearted bodyguard Ramone is ordered to be personal bodyguard for his boss’ spoiled, obnoxious daughter Katie. A girl that he has always despised and wanted nothing to do with. All that changes when he is assigned to be her personal bodyguard after she survives an attempt on her life by a sniper. As much as each tries to deny it, they forge a bond and find a growing attraction between them. Each must deny their attraction for the other or risk being killed by her overbearing, controlling father who is a powerful drug lord.

Sexy Drug was beautifully written and had a nice flow from chapter to chapter. It starts off strong and keeps you hooked from the first few pages and compels you to keep reading. Full of descriptive writing Melody Calder draws the reader into each scene making you feel as though you are there in that place and in that moment. The tension between characters intrigued me and compelled me to keep reading to see what would happen next. I found the book hard to put down as I was drawn into the world of Ramone and Katie. This is a book that I know I will want to read more than once, from cover to cover, with no interruptions. I highly recommend this book!

Reviewed by@ TaraJohnsonBarnes

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