When they also do things that make me root for those who would normally be considered the “bad guys” – then it surprises and delights me.
Put together a drug lord, an assassin and a blonde bimbo and tell me honestly how I’m going to care about the outcome of two of those main characters.
Well, the drug lord is truly a scumbag with no redeeming qualities. The Assassin has his own unique code as his hits are those who are far, far worse human beings than he is. And the blonde is not dumb at all, in fact she probably has as much, if not more, smarts than both the men.
Drea Rousseau was a self created woman. Perhaps self-centered could also be said of Drea. Born poor and abused, she had recreated herself using the talents she naturally possessed beauty, willingness and charm – along with a serious dash of cunning, intelligence and a determination to never go back to being Andie Butts ever again. She’d been poor, rich was so much better even if her choice of being mistress to Rafael Salinas was perhaps not the wisest long term.
Drea’s world turns upside down with one request from Rafael’s paid assassin. While Rafael offered the assassin a bonus of one hundred thousand dollars for a successful assignment, the only bonus the assassin wanted was “One time with her.”