Backlash - Geneva Lee


By Geneva Lee

  • Release Date: 2020-09-22
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
From 103 Ratings


I thought my life was hell until the devil walked through my door. Sterling isn’t the boy who stole my heart anymore. He’s cunning, manipulative, and dangerous—so why does my body ache for his touch?

I trusted him. I should have known better. He’s broken my heart twice. Now there’s nothing left to break. Because I’m not the girl he fell for or the woman he used. He thought he could play me. He thought he could hurt me. But I’m a survivor, and while I might respond to every stolen kiss, every forbidden moment, there’s one piece of me he’ll never touch. I sold my soul to protect it, and no one can ever learn the truth—not even Sterling Ford. 
I never thought I’d find myself begging for Adair’s forgiveness. But she belongs to me. She always has and she always will. No matter how hard she tries to rewrite history.

It’s too late to change who we’ve become. Maybe nothing can save us now. Maybe nothing ever could. I built my fortune with blood, fueled by lies, and soon my past will catch up with both of us. I can’t protect her from the man I’ve become, and no one can save me from the storm that’s coming—not even Adair MacLaine.


  • Backlash

    By MindRoh
    I thoroughly enjoyed the first book in this story, but, WOWZERS!!! Geneva Lee really ignited the fire between Sterling and Adair in this installment and MANY secrets were unleashed. The depth of this book was awesome and I was deeply involved and invested for the entire story. I am absolutely frothing at the mouth waiting for the next book in the series! I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
  • Can love conquer all?

    By Joypatsc
    Sexy and romantic. Strong characters and a great second round in this series. Can’t wait for book three.
  • Amazing

    By Christine stalker
    Adair is on strong amazing woman.Sterling is one sexy complicated compassionate man. They make for one interesting complicated couple. They have always had amazing chemistry. Could not wait to see where the story goes. Loved that they were able to get back to each other. Need the next book. Need to see where they end up.
  • Backlash never sounded so good...

    By RoyalLove92
    Geneva Lee, bestselling author of the…Rivals! Heck yes! The rollercoaster ride continues for Adair and Sterling. We make stops along the way in both the past and present just as before, but this time with so much more feeling, intrigue, questions and answers, and yes, there is enough steam, that you will need a tall glass of water to make it through! For all the readers that were left suspended, upside-down, at the end of Blacklist, don’t worry there was a perfectly good explanation! The story continues the twist and twine of both past and present, so beautifully that I am amazed at the intricacy of the writing. The Rivals would be nothing without the backstory. When it comes to secrets, there is always backlash that will ensue. During this installment, both of Adair and Sterling’s past, start emerging in Nashville. Can they find their way back to the love that they shared five years ago? Can they come clean and accept each other’s past? And the age-old question, can love conquer all? Take a trip to Nashville and fall under the spell of Adair and Sterling. You will be flipping the pages to find out what happens next… This is a series and needs be read in order: Blacklist, Backlash, and Bombshell.
  • Absorbed by this backlash!

    By starstacy
    I was so absorbed by this book from the first page until the end! At the beginning of this book, Adair’s heart was breaking and so was mine. Sterling will have to fight for her after what happened at the end of book one, and I was riveted to the pages to see if he could do it. There were still so many answers I needed, and I was reading as fast as I could to see if I received them! We still have scenes from their past, because it affects their now. Adair has always felt like the odd one out, and I could relate to that. She felt stuck and wants to move forward which I also understood, but I did get frustrated with her a few times. Sterling may have to rethink his original plans, but can he convince her that what they have is real? I didn’t think Sterling could ever make me swoon, but he did! The first book was not as steamy as I prefer, but this book made up for it! Their spark and connection was real and undeniable. But can he give her what she decided she really wants - the truth? Read this absorbing book and find out, then anxiously await the next book with me because of that cliffhanger ending! I received an advanced copy of this ebook for my honest review that I am voluntarily leaving. 4.5 stars rounding up to 5
  • Steamy Tangled Web of Secrets

    By Embell0830
    Oh the tangled web this author weaves! Backlash reveals only some of the answers to the questions of Black List, and provides a new batch of questions and secrets. I was pulled into this book and didn’t want to put it down. The jumping between past and present continues through this story, but there isn’t the slow burn of the prior book. The steam factor is amped up, but it’s still a roller coaster ride that’s just as thrilling, and that cliffhanger... I’m going to need that third book STAT!