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Rough Stuff

(Dirty Bad Things #3)

4.16  ·  Rating details ·  476 ratings  ·  92 reviews
We were supposed to be strangers. It was supposed to be a one-time thing.
Now the mob wants me to be her bodyguard, and make sure no one touches her.

The Marines taught me to fight and to be a man. But life as an enforcer for the mob taught me to get my hands dirty. There’s no job too rough for me. That is, until I meet the new assignment.

Fiery red hair, sweet curves
Published June 4th 2018 (first published June 1st 2018)
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Sarah Toussaint
May 23, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: meh
I read the dirty bad things series together and all the stories and the sex scenes bled into each other.

Out of the 3 books, this one was my favorite. I have a thing for bodyguard love stories, i guess. Lol.

The only thing I did not like, and this is a spoiler,

The heroine's husband is gay...

So there is no romantic threat. Just death threats because he is a mafia king and he doesn't want people to know he's gay so he married the heroine as a cover.

I would have preferred if the villain/husband was
Sofia´s Beddable Reads


Oh, this one was so freaking hot. I think it's my favorite out of all three; "Pretty Dirty" is a really close second, though.

This is Quinn and Roman's story.
Quinn is in this sort of predicament with this...husband. She also craves something more, something different,somethingg rougher. Roman is the man to help her with all of it.
And it is hot. Oh my, is it hot.
Some of the lines and scenes in this book are enough to make your panties go up in flames.

This is book 3 in the series and each book c
Dee's Reading Zone

This is most definitely a must read if you like a romantic suspense tale with a strong but dirty talking alpha who goes after what he wants regardless of who is boss is! Don't let the blurb fool ya' because there is more to this story that meets the eye. Bodyguard and hero, Roman and sassy heroine, Quinn had just met in an alley the night before but neither thought they would meet again. Wrong thought! What's "done in the dark does come to the light" in
Romance Readers Retreat
Jun 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

I start by saying I'm not sure how I come to review this book as I haven't read the previous two in the series, however the book held it's own as a standalone without too much confusion.

This was a fairly quick read that was well paced and packed with hot scenes and plenty of drama. Roman is a bodyguard assigned to watch his mob bosses wife, Quinn, only trouble is they have history and their attraction soon comes back to the fore.

However, not everything is at it seems as things come to a
♥️Fantasy Land  Book Reviewer♥️
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I have been waiting on this third story of from the Dirty Bad Things series and when I got the book I was so excited. I was not disappointed! Quinn is in a tough spot. She is taken by a mafia kingpin because her father stole from him.

Roman is hired as Quinn's bodyguard but before he knows whom he is entrusted to watch he has a wonderful one night stand with a beautiful woman outside a sex club. So when he goes to the mob bosses house and finds out that he slept with his wife things go sidew
Ruby Ap.
Jun 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Ruby by: Been reading author's work since the beginning
I've read many stories by author, Madison Faye and I liked all of them and she didn't disappoint with this new one either :)
Quinn has been married for two years to a cruel and very much older, like being your grandfather older man, eww by the way, but it wasn't her choice. She was payment by her despicable father to Gino.

Quinn meets the love of her life, Roman; at the time she didn't expect one night thing to turn into forever but as I was saying, she meets Roman in the most unexpected places y
Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
5 Stars!

Dirty. Sexy. Sweet. Naughty. Safe. Those are the five words I would use to describe Madison Faye and the books she writes. She never disappoints and always delivers the naughtiest bedtime stories that leave me squirming in my sheets and reaching for my lucky husband.

Rough Stuff is her newest standalone novella and what a book this was. Vying for my very favorite of all time, Madison amped up the heat and gave me two very irresistible, unforgettable characters. The feelings were very real
Jun 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Quinn Moretti is a bird stuck in a gilded cage, more like prison. Her father stole from Gino Moretti, and as repayment, Gino "gave" Quinn two choices: be his bride or be responsible for her family's death. She agrees and for two years she's been his arm candy/prisoner. She thinks the will be her life forever, until she meets her new bodyguard...
Roman and his friends wanted to get far away from Vegas and the mob as possible. They joined the Marines, but after their enlistment, they found themselv
Vivian Chrisman
Jun 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Finally!!! I have been waiting for Roman and Quinn's story since book 1 in this series.What do you get when you put an "anti-prince charming" and "the mob not-really-a-princess" together? Some really HOT scenes! You just knew that this one was going to be very dirty and bad{the series title gives that much away!} and it did not disappoint. I so did not see the twist that enabled these two to get a HEA. I also loved how Ms. Faye was able to link this series to the "Blackthorn Mountain Men" series ...more
Stephanie Ditmore
Jun 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Reader copy of this book. Yikes! OMG! This book was soooo good, Quinn and Roman, we’ve been waiting so patiently for their story and the wait was worth it. They are explosive together, sexy, steamy deliciously hot! Quinn is married to the mob and without a guard she’s able to get away for a bit, but gets herself in a pickle and is saved by Roman. She’s in need of a new bodyguard and as it turns out Roman is the guard. How will these two be able to keep their ha ...more
Sharon Noble
Jun 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was given this book for an honest review!
This is the last book in this series & what a book! Roman works for a crime family in Law Vegas & his new job is being the bodyguard for the wife of the crime falls boss. Quien is the wife!
This is Madison Faye at her best!
Ryan - Sweet Red Reader
Jun 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-love
I've been waiting for Roman and Quinn's story since they were introduced in Hard Core a while back and I'm happy to say it was worth the wait! Rough Stuff starts out with a bang and the sizzle keeps coming throughout the book. I loved that the series (and this book in particular) gave a touch of Mafia romance vibes without it being overwhelming. I also like that it wrapped up the series in a nice big bow with all three couples getting an HEA. As always, I look forward to seeing what Madison Faye ...more
April Symes
Rough Stuff by Madison Faye is book Three in the Dirty Bad Things series. This is the story of Quinn and Roman. This has a lot of action, angst, drama, lies, betrayal, passion , dark and steamy feels, mob activities and in the end, love. Quinn is married to a sleazy mob guy but it’s just really all for show. one night she goes to this sex club and is extremely disappointed by the show, she leaves. As she is leaving, she is attacked and is saved by this big, sexy yet intense man and they end up h ...more
Jessica Ramsey
Jun 04, 2018 rated it really liked it

♡♡I voluntarily read an advanced reader copy of this book.♡♡

Hero, Roman = 4/5
Heroine, Quinn = 4/5
Secondary Characters = 4/5
Chemistry = 4/5
Sex = 5/5
Plot = 4/5
Mystery = 2/5
Action =  3/5
Darkness = 2/5
Humor = 1/5
Stars =  4 ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Would I recommend this book = Yes
Would I read future books by this author = Yes

This is the third novella in the Dirty Bad Things series. All of which can be read as standalones.

This novella follows Roman and Quinn. Roman is one of Gino's (mob boss) right hand man. He is se
Jun 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Rough Stuff is the third book in the Dirty Bad Things Series by Ms. Faye and while it seemed to take a while to release, it was totally worth the wait! Quinn is a miserable living life in her guilted cage when her new bodyguard walks in. But he’s not just any hired mob man, but a man she had a one night stand with. Roman knows immediately that Quinn is his, even though she’s technically married to his boss, but he would move the world in order to keep her safe and happy. When their world starts ...more
Enticed by Romance
Jun 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
My Readultery Life Review

Rough Stuff is the newest standalone novella from Madison Faye. Although it is the third book in the Dirty Bad Things Series, it can be read as a standalone like most off her novellas.

I had so much fun reading this book. Like most of the Madison’s stories it was dirty, sweet, sexy and very naughty! She has never disappointed me with her style of writing, the insta-love and intense passion can often be found in her stories, which make for a quick fun read.

Quinn is misera
Jun 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
OMG!!! Madison Faye- what have you done to me?? I may never be the same after finally having Roman and Quinn’s book. It’s SO good, just deliciously so.
I thought I’d had the best with Dylan and Rose- or with Gray and Zoe- but Roman and Quinn are in a world above. It could’ve been the whole forbidden element to the relationship- the constant threat of being discovered that made their interludes so hot and steamy. But I think it was just the natural chemistry between them. They just had everything
Darlene I read WAY to many books
Quinn mever wanted this life.. she never wanted to he trapped in a MARRAIGE or owed anythingfrom her father.. but she was sold to pay off a debt.. now shes married to the mob.. after her last bodyguard is gone (dead) Quinn sneaks out and has some fun in a sex club.. but she attracts some unwanted people she is saved by Roman the spark and heat is hottttt!!

They sleep together and he shows up at her house as her new bodyguard!! He can't keep his hands off her she can't either but they have to try
Elysian Fields
Jun 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oh yeah! I loved a bodyguard/ward story and this one fulfilled all my expectations! I also love a good mafia read and this one was that and more. If you are just discovering this author you are in for a ride but if you know and lover her then this story will ignite your passion for her stories all over again!

Roman is an enforcer for the mafia and tasked with watching over Quinn. She is a strong and sassy women who I couldn't help but what to be friends with. As with all of this authors reads, it
SBee Reviews
Jun 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Review Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars

“Another utterly delicious addition to this series!”

I received an Advance Reader Copy for ROUGH STUFF (Dirty Bad Things, Book #3) written by Madison Faye and voluntarily reviewed this book. One steamy-hot and unforgettable illicit encounter in the alley of a sex club together suddenly becomes a gateway to more of the same…because the insane attraction between Quinn Moretti, the queen of the Vegas mob family and her bodyguard Roman Ford cannot and will not be de
Meghann Alford
Jun 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
FINALLY!!! Man I have been WAITING for this final book in the Dirty Bad Things series. I wanted to know about Roman and Quinn especially after all the hints dropped during the first two books in the series. So glad the wait is over. I absolutely loved it. Dirty Bad Things is so absolutely correct. Roman and Quinn and two people that should definitely never be together. But they just can't help it. Roman is a god and so completely filthy and Quinn can't help but love every single thing about him. ...more
Jenny Harris
Jun 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received this book with the understanding that I could leave a voluntary and honest review.

In this book we meet Roman and Quinn. Roman was put in charge to watch over and protect Quinn. Quinn is in a tight spot she was sold to her husband when her father couldn't pay his gambling debts. Now she is a mob bosses wife and she can't stand one moment of it. When they first met it was only supposed to be a night of no holds barred fun. Now however they wonder will they find a way to have their own
Jun 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Madison Faye gives us another alluring installment in the Dirty Bad Things series. In this book we get Roman and Quinn's story. Quinn is married to the head of a crime family. She is lonely and has needs to fulfill, so she heads to a sex club. What happens when she decides to hook up with a sexy stranger that helped her out of a bind? Roman is the bodyguard assigned by her husband to protect her. He also happens to be the stranger she hooked up with. Can Roman protect Quinn from her crazy husban ...more
Rose Howse
Jun 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this story of Roman and Quinn. Roman is assigned to be the bodyguard to Quinn, the wife of Mob leader, Gino, a hard man with secrets that must be kept secret. There are quite a few secrets among most of the characters in this book. We get to see many of the characters we've met in the other Dirty Bad Things books and they play a few key roles in this one too! Without giving spoilers, know that Quinn met Roman before he became her bodyguard and it was the beginning of some steaming hot ...more
Shelly Celli
Jun 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
This series is so intense. Gray, Dylan and Roman have all been through a lot between the marines and this mob stuff they’ve gotten caught up in. They all find their HEA very unexpectedly though. Roman and Quinn meet when he saves her from a unsavory fellow trying to force her into something she wasn’t wanting...from him anyway. They fall hard and quick for one another, but her husband is the boss and wants them both dead. The ending to these tragic stories are fantastic and leaves no question to ...more
Jun 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
We finally get the next story in this series and it’s a hot and steamy one as usual Madison Faye never lets you down! Quinn is trapped in a marriage to a mob boss. Roman is her new bodyguard and the stranger from the night she escaped her prison and hooked up with. When they meet again there one night becomes more but Quinn is tied to Gino the psycho mob boss but with some nice twists they will get their HEA.

Loved it and while each could be read alone would definitely recommend reading all the
Mindy Chase-selder
Rough Stuff!!

For Rough Stuff we finally get Quinn and Roman’s story. When Quinn sneaks away from what feels like her prison cell she goes out looking for something that she needs. What she finds turns out to be someone that will change her future! When officially meets Roman she never expected him to be her new bodyguard or that she would still have this pull to him. The chemistry between these two is off the charts and Roman will do whatever it takes to claim what is his! Loved the connection b
May 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
If quick an dirty is what your looking for then look no further!
Rough Stuff is off the charts hot with the added element of danger making it even better. Bodyguard an mob boss' wife, sounds like a recipe for disaster but totally worth it.
I read this over the course of an afternoon, rarely putting it down. It's my second book by the author and judging by this I'm definitely going to read more.
Rough Stuff starts fast and doesn't slow down, while it's a fast read it doesn't lack in plot, flows well
Sissy's Romance Book Review
Rough Stuff by Madison Faye is book Three in the Dirty Bad Things series. This is the story of Quinn and Roman.
Quinn was forced to marry an older man by her father. The man she married about 2 years ago is a powerful man but she is just for show really so they aren't married in the true sense of the word. Roman is asked by the 'boss man' to guard his wife, Quinn. When Roman first meets her he didn't know who she was and they had a quick hot encounter...he is surprised that it is her...but he st
Jun 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A hot and steamy, edge of your seat romance. The attraction and chemistry between Roman and Quinn is off the charts and totally forbidden and dangerous. A random, one time, stranger hookup leads to so much more, when these two come face to face the very next day. Now, both of them are experiencing emotions they never expected and a desire that can't be denied or satisfied, regardless of the danger it puts them both in. If you love mafia themed stories and dark romances filled with intense scenes ...more
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