21 August 2014

Dair Review

Dair - The Wild Side #3
by R.K. Lilley

What they say: DAIR (THE WILD SIDE #3)


I’d started writing everything about her down. I didn’t want to forget.
The color of her hair. The depth of her eyes. The stubborn shape of her jaw. The way her lips shaped words with such expression. The way her voice made my chest ache. The way she gave advice beyond her years. 
The way she listened like she cared about every word. 
The way she made me feel—Alive. 
Every curve and hollow of her body was recorded, in my mind, and now my hard drive. 
There was a bit of truth in every lie, and even if it had only been fed to me in the smallest increments, I wanted, needed to remember the real Iris. 
Because in the end, there was one irrefutable thing that I couldn’t deny.
Hostage or hustler, sinner or saint, whatever she was or wasn’t, whether she lied to my face or taunted me with hints of the truth, all of this seemed always to defer to the more pertinent fact at hand. 
She was mine. 

After yet another shocking discovery, followed by a disturbing letter, Dair is almost certain Iris has left his life for good. He tries his best to move on. 
Easier said than done, and when an unexpected and dangerous opportunity arises for him to find out what happened to her, he doesn’t hesitate to take it. 
As usual, with Iris, the answer leaves him more lost than the question. 
Every revelation is shrouded in mystery, and every disclosure leaves Dair more in the dark than ever. 
And when finally, the messy truth is revealed in its entirety, will he be ready for it?

This is the final installment in Iris and Dair’s story.

This book is intended for readers 18 and up.

What I say: Dair was by far my favourite book in the series because SO MUCH happens!! We get our answers (mostly) and get to meet some intriguing characters - I really enjoyed it!

Picking up from the cliffy seen in Iris, Dair is struggling to cope with her absence again. I was pretty annoyed that she kept coming and going because I felt that she really left him hanging - this just didn't seem fair to him. BUT when I found out about Iris, everything seemed to make more sense. 

On to the revelations...I'm not entirely sure how I feel about certain events/reveals (some were a bit creepy) but the thing I've liked about the series from the off, is the connection between Dair and Iris - they're pretty obsessed with each other. I was glad to see it wasn't one-sided!

If I thought the first two books were sexy, then they have nothing on the naughty scenes in Dair. I was actually blushing at certain points! A lot of the story involves sex or the characters thinking about it, but it works for the series. The were some interesting moments of jealousy which actually made me smile.

Iris has always been something of an enigma but we finally get to learn about her past and see why she disappears all the time. I actually thought Dair was really accepting and took everything fairly well (way better than I would have).

I would have liked to have had Iris's POV too because I'd love to know what she was thinking at certain points, but I guess this would have given too much away. I'm not the biggest fan of novella serials (it often ends up costing more and breaks up the drama/tension too much) but I didn't mind too with this series. It was mainly just my impatience! I met R.K. Lilley at a signing in Dublin before Dair was released, but unfortunately didn't manage to get any secrets from her.

The ending made me smile, after it made me really angry. I wasn't convinced by a certain person's explanation (I clearly hold on to a grudge more than I thought). BUT I loved the epilogue, which was full of some great moments along with a few really funny ones! I was uber happy to get an explanation as to the theme for the covers and loved those scenes.

4 Stars in my Sky!

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