Like It Rough by Sam Crescent

Heat Level 3
SKU 978-0-3695-0884-3

Create Wishlist

On her wedding day, Chloe discovers the man she thought she was marrying was not Roman Smith, but Roman Sidorov, a member of the Zaitsev Bratva. The people responsible for killing her parents and her brother. Even though she hates him for lying to her, Chloe can't deny that she loves him. They're married now. There's no turning back.

Roman was sent to kill her. He had every intention of following through, but each day he went back, he couldn’t bring himself to do it. So, he made her fall in love with him instead. He doesn’t know what love is. All he knows is that he has to keep Chloe.

When Zaitsev makes a decision, Chloe’s life is on the line. Roman has to make a choice, save his woman, or finish the order he’d been given.

Be Warned: anal sex


Roman Sidorov was not known for doing things the easy way. In fact, he was used to doing things the very hard way. He had no problem getting his hands dirty when the occasion called for it.

He had a lot of kills under his belt, and he was loyal to the Zaitsev Bratva. After the street war that broke out two years ago, he had learned of the casualties, including civilians. Roman didn’t mourn people. He simply had no feelings about them, but he did work to a code. People who didn’t get in the way were free to live their lives.

Now, the people in the car had lost their lives due to sloppiness.

He had already killed the men who’d attacked without thinking, causing a scene, and costing a lot of money to deal with, through different avenues of the law. The Zaitsev Bratva had legal and illegal businesses. He was one of the men responsible for making money, but keeping problems at bay. Roman knew he was the master of it. Whenever there was a problem within the Bratva, something needing to be cleaned up and dealt with, he was the one to call, in every situation and scenario.

Then a year after the incident, he got a call from a cop on their payroll about a young woman, Chloe Baker. She was attempting to give information to help incarcerate the Zaitsev Bratva. At first, he was intrigued, until he listened to everything she had—recordings, photographs—all of them coming from their own bar, Hugh’s.

Hugh’s wasn’t a bar he frequented. The women who danced there were often desperate for a taste of the good life, and he just didn’t like that level of desperation, unless he was the one doing the torture. He had gone to the bar, intent on finding out who Chloe Baker was. He had his orders to handle the problem, from Zaitsev himself.

The easy option would be to kill her. Only, Chloe had intrigued him from the moment he walked into the bar. First, she had given him a drink without a word. No conversation or even flirting. She didn’t attempt to press her tits together to gain his attention, and she was dressed as most barmen, long black pants and a shirt. Obviously, she wore the female versions that did amazing things for her figure. There was another little detail he liked. Roman loved a woman with curves. He loved big tits, a nice, juicy ass, thick thighs, all of which Chloe possessed.

She never flirted with him. He had to initiate conversation, and again, this was new to him. Over the years, he had gotten used to women throwing themselves at him, practically drooling at the title.

Rather than kill Chloe, he’d decided to enjoy her. It had taken him ten months to get her into his bed, and much to his surprise, she had been a virgin, even though he had a hunch she was. In all his forty years, he’d never had a virgin. Chloe had become a pure addiction to him. One taste hadn’t been enough, so for the last two months, he’d been enjoying her every chance he got.

Marrying her was the only solution. As his wife, she wouldn’t be able to get into too much trouble, at least that was what he told himself. He never planned for her to learn the truth, not so soon anyway.

“You’re sick!”

“Are you telling me your pussy isn’t wet for me right now?” he asked.

In response, she let out a whimper.

Chloe liked it when he talked dirty. He’d never been much of a talker, and when it came to sex, he liked to fuck. With Chloe, he was learning a whole lot more that he enjoyed.

She had been a virgin, his special virgin.


Product Reviews

Score: 5 out of 5 (based on 40 ratings)
leave a review
Written by MrsKissmas on 29th Feb 2024

Like It Rough by Sam Crescent Sam Crescent has done it again, Chloe Baker is an absolute sweetheart! She fell in love with Roman Smith and now finds herself married to Roman Sidorov who is part of the Zaitsev Bratva, an organisation she vowed to take down after the death of her family. Roman is a wonderful book boyfriend and definitely on my list! The chemistry between these two leading characters is undeniable and absolutely scorching hot in the very best of ways! The way the characters grew together, the forgiveness for the lies, the bond that blossomed was beautiful between Roman and Chloe. The way they heat up the pages is beautiful with moments of tenderness to melt the coldest of hearts, an unexpected twist and humour that you cannot help but smile about. The moment Roman realised what love was is written to perfection and I loved every word. I didn't want this story to end as always, this journey to this couple's happily ever after was one I did not want to finish but will definitely be reading again! Happy Reading! Please note that I was given an arc of this book for my honest review which is exactly what I have given. 5 out of 5

Great Book
Written by Jeanne R on 27th Oct 2023

I've read a lot of books written by Sam Cresent; she is one of my favorite authors. I can’t wait to read more of her books. She has written another good book. The story is about Chloe & Roman; they are about to be married when she finds out he’s not who she thought he was; he’s actually responsible for her brother and parents death. I received a free copy of this book via booksprout and I’m voluntarily leaving a review.

Loved it so much!!!
Written by Brooke T on 27th Oct 2023

I thought Like It Rough was such an amazing book. I love Sam Crescent’s writing style. The world she created is gritty, written in vivid detail, and draws me in every time. The storyline is original and filled with drama, action, suspense, angst and steamy hot spice. The characters are complex and has amazing chemistry. This is a dark mafia romance and has some dark themes. Chloe was a total baddy!!! I loved her stubbornness and determination. She was not a doormat and had a steel backbone. Roman was dark and broody. I loved his loyalty and possessiveness. Their chemistry and push and pull were addicting and wanted more of this couple.

Roman and Chloe!
Written by Jen9731 on 27th Oct 2023

Like it Rough is a steamy, OTT, age-gap, opposites-attract, Bratva, curvy girl gets her man romance. Roman is a ruthless, hunky 40 year old member of the Bratva. Chloe is a 25 year old curvy girl whose family was killed by the Bratva. When she meets Roman at the bar where she works, she doesn't know he is a member of the Bratva, not until her wedding day. She is devastated but still in love with him when she finds out. Can they make this marriage work? Roman was ruthless but a big old sexy teddy bear when it came to Chloe. He had a traumatic childhood and didn't know if he could love. Can he prove to Chloe he does? The chemistry between these two was enough to burn down a town...holy hotness ?. I just loved them together. There is violence and drama, but we get an amazing HEA in the end. This was a great steamy mafia read.

Loved it
Written by hgrainger88 on 27th Oct 2023

Wow to find out who he really is after they marry. The each fall in love. The have a strong chemistry. He was sent to kill her but fell in love instead, I loved the chemistry, suspense. a wonderful read

Chloe and Roman
Written by Jamee h on 27th Oct 2023

This is another great book by Sam Crescent. I was so glad to see that the they were able to get a second chance even if it was Rocky for a while. This is such a good story, and I would highly recommend it

Like It Rough by Sam Crescent
Written by TracyaH1976 on 27th Oct 2023

Like It Rough by Sam Crescent The story and characters were wonderfully written and developed. I enjoyed the drama, chemistry and journey. Nice read.

So sweet
Written by Courtney B on 27th Oct 2023

Ok so the way this story started was not at all the way it ended up!! What we thought was a hard, cruel man incapable of love turned out to be a man who had just never experienced love to be able to recognize it. Meeting his woman, who was basically a fluffy ball of goodness and light, put him on a collision course with that emotion and the crash was perfect.

Written by Kimmijane on 2nd Oct 2023

This book was really good. It has a more unique story line than a lot of mafia romances I’ve read!!

Written by Steacyn on 2nd Oct 2023

One of the best books I have read in a few weeks. Had me captivated from the beginning on what will happen with this women being in a marriage to the scariest ppl around. Will they love each other or will she resent him forever. Read and find out

Great Auteur
Written by Danee on 2nd Oct 2023

The author's books and stories are great, I am happy every time I see that he has published a new book. This is a great Bratva story about enemies becoming lovers words. Chloe is about to marry a man who is not what she thought he was. It turns out to be Rowan from the Bratva who is behind the death of her parents and brother. She wants to find evidence to give to the police through a job at a bar owned by the Bratva. But what happens when she falls in love with him and he has to kill her so she can't hand anything over to the police? I recommend this book, it is worth it!!!

A bit sour, a bit sweet
Written by RahiaLeight on 28th Sep 2023

This is one tough chick. It would be hard to go through with a wedding after finding out that everything was a lie. Of course, knowing where his ties lay helped keep her walking down the aisle and speaking the wedding vows. They definitely walk a tight rope for a bit, but it does have a happy ending. Very enjoyable tale!

Surprisingly sweet
Written by RaeWoodland on 28th Sep 2023

This story seemed like it would be a dark romance but it is a pretty light romance with the main couple with the mafia in the background. This couple has a story already well in motion but you can tell they live in a world all of their own with each others loyalty

Written by Alexis H on 28th Sep 2023

Entering into a Sam Crescent read, you are garanteed. A love story with a spin that you can't put down. Chloe and Roman's story will fill you with interest and a HEA.

Written by Sua on 28th Sep 2023

The hot and cold relationship that Chloe had with Roman was loads of drama and left me wanting more out of their relationship. I love reading about these two and the way Chloe starts to warm her way towards Roman as he is willing to break down barriers between them.

Like it Rough by Sam Crescent
Written by Spender of Money on 28th Sep 2023

On her wedding day, Chloe is devastated to finds out her beloved Roman isn’t who she thought… who he said he was. Everything she thought she new, was a lie. She had fallen in love with a lie. And how could everything she had thought she knew and understood about her relationship not be in question? How he acted, her place in his life, how important she was to him. The book hits the floor running, and I was hooked by the end if page one. I went into it with the expectation of a HEA, because of the author, but how long will this loom? Will there be a good grovel? Will we, as the reader, find out enough about Roman to forgive him with Chloe? Before she does? What a lovely, page turning ride. I really enjoyed this book. Another hit for Sam Crescent, IMO.

Written by Lynn on 28th Sep 2023

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book. Roman was tasked to find and take care of Chloe as she was trying to have his Bratva brought up on charges. Since he found her he got to know her. She had no clue who he really was and after dating for almost a year he marries her. She finds out who he really is on the fateful day.

So good!
Written by Mistie Best on 28th Sep 2023

I loved Chloe and Roman! Roman misled Chloe and convinced her to marry him under false pretenses, but Chloe couldn't just switch off her feelings for him. These two had so much chemistry between them, even though Roman didn't think he knew how to love. I really enjoyed this one!

Good Storyline
Written by Jilllovesbooks on 28th Sep 2023

I felt this had a really good storyline. It was very understandable Chloe's feelings toward Roman at the beginning. However, I thought she took the news of his identity pretty well considering who he was and being part of a bratva. I think it would of been nice to have more of their story prior to them getting married at the beginning of the book. Overall I enjoyed their story.

Written by Debs48 on 28th Sep 2023

I’ve started enjoying reading this authors books only read a couple so far. She was married to a man she met and thought she loved turns out on her wedding day he was part of the bravta who killed her parents it had all been a lie or had it

Loved It!!
Written by Amy J on 28th Sep 2023

WOW!! Loved reading Like it Rough. I found myself glued to this book because it was so good and the chemistry between Chloe and Roman was sizzling HOT. Loved, Loved the ending!!!

Written by Jedi on 28th Sep 2023

Chloe hated the Zaitsev Bratva for the part they played in the death of her parents. What she didn’t expect was the love of her life Roman Smith to be part of that Bratva and being sent to keep her quiet. Good book with lots of steamy scenes. The kidnapping chapter with Zaitsev was confusing, didn’t add any real value to the story.

Bratva Love
Written by T.Ell on 28th Sep 2023

Another great book by Sam Crescent. This book grabbed my attention from the first page and did not let go. I want more. Roman is a bratva man who dates then marries Chloe to keep her quiet. These two have to navigate the fallout from Romans deception. This story has a little suspense, action, heat and emotional depth. Definitely a must read.

Like it rough
Written by Tanya k on 28th Sep 2023

Omg this book I couldn't stop reading this book it was a first for this author but ist will not be the last

Author crushes it!! Amazing read--intense--LOVED IT!!
Written by Andrea R on 28th Sep 2023

This book was intense but easy and quick to read--couldn't put it down. LOVE THIS author so very much--she never ever disappoints me!!

Roman was more romantic then he thought
Written by Bookbunny on 28th Sep 2023

Roman Sidorov didn’t tell Chloe who he truly was. On her wedding day, she finds out that he is not Roman Smith but a member of the Zaitsev Bratva. They caused the death of her family. How can she trust him. And the man she thought she knew said he loved her but now, was that all a lie? You aren’t too sure what to expect from Roman. Yes, he lied to her and didn’t say who he truly was. But he also was tasked to killer her. Instead, he took her as his bride. I love that he was always protective of her. He kept her close. He was learning that loving her was not a weakness as well. But he just needed to get her to believe that. And Chloe, she had already given him her heart. Now she had to start all over again. But boy was he tempting. I love his dirty talk. Who doesn’t love a man that can talk dirty. And there was more to what happened to her family. Roman definitely grabbed my heart. I loved it.

I really liked it!
Written by Mreads90 on 28th Sep 2023

This one was super good I loved both main characters! I loved the story line and kept my attention till the very end. This is a solid five star read.

Fun quick hot and rough
Written by JudyCh on 28th Sep 2023

She found out on her wedding day she was married to someone who helped kill her family and it completely rocked her world. Who knew love could blossom and she would find her HEA.

Good but not a favorite
Written by RhondaVB on 28th Sep 2023

Chloe thought she was marrying one Roman but the Roman she married was actually sent to kill her. Her family was responsible for deaths in his family but when he sees her, he instantly wants her. To be honest, it took me most of the book to even warm up to Roman. I didn't like the way he lied to her about who he was and how he said if she kept him "satisfied" , he wouldn't have to find another woman. It still ended up being a good story but definitely not one of my favorites from Ms. Crescent! I'm sure others will totally love it though!

Must read
Written by Deanna S on 28th Sep 2023

Oh man does this author rock. Can make your bed catch on fire. This book was sooo gooood. I can't get over it.

Never disappoints
Written by Mary S on 28th Sep 2023

Love read every single story this author’s has written she never disappoints. Roman and Chloe story was one of the saddest and happy stories I have read from this author and even as short as I felt this one was I love it so much.

Worth the Read
Written by Jeaniegayle on 28th Sep 2023

I sincerely enjoyed this book. The main characters both were damaged and by chance found each other. I love it!

Romance in the bratva.
Written by Diana A on 28th Sep 2023

I love all what a man can do in the name of love, even without knowing he was in love. I don't justify all the lies, but I guess without those there was no love sotry there.

Written by Anotherdayinparadise on 28th Sep 2023

Chloe wants to take down the family that killed hers, but ends up married into it. This was well written and attention keeping. The characters kept you invested in the outcome. Another solid story.

Chloe and Roman
Written by POmoto on 28th Sep 2023

After losing her family and her home, Chloe was set on getting revenge on the Zaitsev Bratva and Roman was tasked to stop her. Instead of killing her, he ended up marrying her and on their wedding day, Chloe found out his true motives, breaking her heart. Throughout, Chloe is determined to fall out of love while Roman is determined to keep her. It was a pretty adorable well written novella.

A steamy, hot, enjoyable Bratva read
Written by EPM on 28th Sep 2023

Another hot Bratva read by Sam Crescent. Innocent Chloe's family was killed by the Zaitsev Bratva, she find herself working in a bar Owned by them and presented with an opportunity, she decides to try to take them down by informing to the Police and Roman is tasked with dealing with the Chloe. However, rather than kill Chloe, like he is expecred to, Roman seduces, then marries her. She finds out on her wedding day that the man she married isn't a regular business man, but a member of the Bratva that killed her family. It was interesting how the starting point of this book was from the wedding, so the 1 year of "courtship" takes place before the book begins, however, because Chloe didn't know who Roman truly is, they still navigate their feelings for each other while getting to know each other further. Chloe is torn due to the connection to the death of her family and the lies Roman has told, while Roman doesn't believe he can love a woman.

Great story
Written by PHOENIX96 on 28th Sep 2023

Chloe fell in love with Roman Smith only she married Roman Sidorov, they are the same man but Sidorov has links to the bratva that had killed her family, the one she wanted to bring down. Roman was sent on a hit, he never thought he would feel deeply for anyone let alone his next target and instead of taking her out, he made her fall in love with him. But now Roman faces a choice of loyalties to his boss and the woman he married that should hate him, well written steamy, desires, deception, and more.

Like It Rough
Written by Karen99 on 28th Sep 2023

He had been sent to kill her! He’s lied to her about who he was, she’d fell in love with a lie, now married she wanted out but he wouldn’t let her! Roman had been sent to kill her but the moment he saw her for some reason he changed his mind. He became obsessed with her, he didn’t love her, he didn’t know how to love but he would never let her go! Another hot, steamy read from this wonderful author, wonderful characters who’s personalities shine through and a guaranteed HEA.

Written by JustMe83 on 28th Sep 2023

This was really good!! A fast read with enough action to keep you glued. I read it in one sitting because I couldn't put it down. I loved the characters chemistry and I didn't even mind his lie. He kinda held out longer than I wish he would have but hey, what can ya do! lol In the end I still loved it! I absolutely loved the little twist at the end and it just made the book even better. So good!

Some bratva drama
Written by OdinsValkyrja❤️ on 28th Sep 2023

This is a good book and I genuinely enjoyed reading it. The only reason it's 4 stars instead 5 is because it would have been better with more about Roman and Chloe in the beginning. Yes it was mentioned throughout the book, but even just one chapter in the beginning dedicated to them meeting and what happened before they were married would have went a long way. I had to double to make sure that it is as indeed a standalone and not a part 2 in a series. It jumps immediately into after the wedding. I just feel like, even with it being classes as a novella, it needed that extra chapter in the beginning. It's a good read regardless!