Ava has decided that she’s going to join into all the Hard ‘n Dirty fun too. And I say yay! Drilled is hard, dirty, and fun. It’s nice to get the blue collar hero when we get a lot of rich heroes. Frankly, as long as the hero is fucking hawt, I really don’t care, but it’s still a nice change.
Today we’re down in TX. Iris Tremaine is the apple of her father Roger’s eye, at least whenever someone is paying attention to them or he wants to impress someone. The rest of the time, she’s just a piece on his chess board. And I’m not talking about the queen either, because we all know that the queen is the most powerful piece on the board. No, we’re talking pawn. When Roger barks at her to jump, Iris doesn’t even ask how high, she just starts jumping and hopes he leaves her alone. This time, his version of jump is to hire her to be the new press spokesperson for his oil company. They’ve had some problems with safety, and Roger figures that a pretty, young Junior Miss Texas runner-up who has done modeling and just graduated with a communications degree will make the company look good. In fact, he thinks that so much that instead of staying with the discreet press release that she sent out stating that she would now be working for him, he sent out one with modeling shots and all her history. Way to take away all of her credibility there, man. I don’t like Roger. He’s bombastic, racist, misogynistic, and a whole lot of other unpleasant -tics, and rants about how the media is lying about him and his business.
Then we have Cal Beaumont, half Mexican, half Creole. He had to leave Louisiana after his mother died and his ex told him that she needed to be with someone who was going somewhere, and she just didn’t see him going anywhere. So he ended up in BFE, TX so that he could work as a roustabout for Tremaine Oil. One night, while hanging out at the bar, one of the foremen was talking about how there wasn’t enough safety equipment, which Tremaine is supposed to be paying fines for. But, it just seems like it’s a bunch of talk, nothing going nowhere.
Iris and Cal first met because her tire went flat when she was at the field and she went to the motor pool to get it fixed, and Cal was the guy to do it. He figured that she was Daddy’s Spoiled Little Princess without a thought in her head other than how to spend Daddy’s money, but she has a perfect ass. She thinks he’s pretty hot, because, well, he is.
I know that Ava probably didn’t mean to make me think of someone who is pretty bombastic and is in the news a lot who also complains about the press. I’m sure that is just me though.
I like Iris. She’s smart. She’s in a hard place though. It’s one thing to know that your father is shitty in an abstract way, but he has to shove it in her face and show her exactly how shitty he is. I like Cal too. He’s all alpha without being over the top about it. He’s concerned about doing the right thing and about making sure that Iris is taken care of. He’s definitely a good guy.
I won’t admit to any wish fulfillment when Roger had a heart attack, but I also won’t deny that I was pretty happy about it. Yeah, I’m petty af sometimes.
OK, that’s all I have to say about this one today. Go check it out! Happy reading! And I can say that about this one.