The Return of Lady Jane (The Scandal Sheet, #1)

The Return of Lady Jane (The Scandal Sheet, #1)

by Jess Michaels

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A new series from USA Today Bestseller Jess Michaels!!!

After a surprisingly passionate wedding day, Viscount Colin Wharton begins to believe he could overcome a painful betrayal in his past and truly make a future with his new wife Jane. But a shocking betrayal crushes his heart. He sends her away, determined to forget her.

Viscountess Jane Wharton has no idea what hardened her husband's heart to her, but she is trying to make the best of her banishment. When she returns to London, she hopes to simply avoid Colin. But that is not to be. As the couple reunites in a clash of harsh words and heated passions, both begin to wonder if they could overcome the past.

Only a secret lurks that is darker than anything either could have imagined. And they will have to fight to survive, as well as fight for the love they both deserve. 

Novella Length

Product Details

BN ID: 2940156350643
Publisher: The Passionate Pen
Publication date: 01/08/2019
Series: The Scandal Sheet
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 24,444
File size: 2 MB

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The Return of Lady Jane (The Scandal Sheet, #1) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pokeybooboo More than 1 year ago
I loved the last book I read by Jess Michaels, so I was so happy to be allowed to read an ARC of this one, the first of a new series. This was a novella instead of a full length book. I normally don't care for novellas; I often feel cheated, like I was missing a full story or character development. That's not a problem here. Ms. Michaels masterfully crafts a full-bodied story without leaving anything out. Viscount Colin Wharton marries the beautiful Jane. It's an arranged match, but passion and caring are obviously there. Until, immediately after the wedding, Colin spies Jane in what he is led to believe is betrayal. He banishes Jane to his country estate without any explanation whatsoever. For six months Jane writes to Colin, never receiving an answer. She returns to London to see her sister, and Colin learns about it in the scandal sheet. He goes to see her.... This is a steamy, heartbreaking and heartfelt story. It's apparent right from the start who the villain is, but that in no way ruined the story for me. I found Colin to be a weak hero, easily led to believe the worst about his wife. However, when he begins to write letters to Jane, my heart thawed toward him. I spent the last quarter of this book battling tears. Jane is the strong character who drives the entire story. You can't help but admire her. Can't wait for the next book! I received as ARC of this book courtesy of NetGalley. I received no compensation for my review, and all thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.
stanhope3234 More than 1 year ago
4.5* I love that Jess Michaels can write a novella and you miss nothing and feel as if it is a full great story. Viscount Colin Wharton allowed his insecurity and mistrust to ruin what should of been the happiest day of his life, his wedding day. When the day is shattered he summons his new wife Lady Jane Wharton and banishes her to a country estate. Six months later Jane returned to London to see her sister and her new baby and starts the tons rumor mill a blaze. Colin will not allow Jane to make a fool of him and demands she stay with him until she returns to the country. Only problem he’s underestimated his true feelings for his wife. He soon sees Jane for the girl he found smart, charming and beautiful and irresistible. Jane, no matter how Colin hurt her she is in lone with him and want to win him back but can she forgive him when the truth is revealed or will she give him the freedom he once wanted. Guaranteed tears, laughter and suspense will continue to bring me back to Jess Michaels books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I’m a huge fan but I did not love this story
georgia1 More than 1 year ago
A story that captured my heart from the start and would not let me go until the end. An arranged marriage that began with the groom, Colin, trying to still heal from a prior betrayal, believes his new wife has cheated on him! Are you serious? Well the wounded heart can only see what it wants, so he sends her to the country for six months. She corresponds with Colin but never receives a word. But when her sister is to give birth, she travels to London to be with her. Word gets out she is in town by the Scandal Sheets who wonder where she has been! Of course Colin sees it and comes to see her and insist she stay in town at his house. Can they be happy now? They are so sizzling together but it seems there are people pushing them apart. Full of surprises, angst and romance, I could not wait to see what would happen! This was such a well written novella that Jess Michaels excels at with her eloquent words that paint a wonderful picture in your head. I cannot wait to read more in this series and recommend it to all lovers of historical romance. Lori Dykes
Sunshine1006 More than 1 year ago
Lady Jane married Colin, Lord Wharton. It was the happiest day of her life, until he sent her away right after the wedding. Why would he do that? What did she do to deserve being sent away without any explanation? When she comes back to London for the birth of her sister's child, he finds out and comes to see her. When he demands that she come to his home to stay, the sparks fly between them. He can't trust her and won't tell her why. Jane hopes to save her marriage but Colin is still unreachable. Secrets and betrayals are revealed. Can love conquer all? Will this marriage be saved? I loved this story, but I admit to being irritated with Colin much of the time. I received this book from Net Galley and The Passionate Pen for a honest review. The opinions expressed are my own.
CathyGeha More than 1 year ago
The Return of Lady Jane by Jess Michaels The Scandal Sheets #1 Ms Michaels has stepped out into a new series that begins with a marriage of convenience gone awry. Viscount Colin Wharton has trouble with trust and something he sees the evening he has said his marriage vows has him sending his new bride, Lady Jane, away to the country. How the two manage to achieve their HEA is what this story is about and it takes them a fair bit of time and some honest communication before they manage to the love they both so richly deserve. Thank you to NetGalley and The Passionate Pen for the ARC – This is my honest review. 3-4 Stars
Lindsey_Gray11 More than 1 year ago
After tremendous heartbreak, Colin agrees to an arranged marriage to the lovely Jane. Leading up to their wedding day, the couple fall in love and can’t even wait until the wedding breakfast to consummate their marriage. After a manipulation by a third party, old wounds are ripped apart and Colin sends his new bride to his country estate, far away from his heart. After months of lost chances, Jane returns to London to be with her sister after the birth of her nephew. Once Colin and Jane meet face to face, even the months of hurt can’t keep them apart. Michaels starts her new novella series off with a bang. The Scandal Sheet series begins with a story published in a London newspaper about the reappearance of Jane, Viscountess Wharton. This story isn’t told like a typical novella. Once the major misunderstanding is resolved, Michaels goes on to tell the tale of healing between this unusual pair. Colin comes to learn how to trust after so many years of pain, while Jane takes her heartache and learns to love Colin in a new way. One down, five to go! If this novella is anything like what is to come, Michaels has another hit series on her hands. I can’t wait to read what these women have in store for us. I received The Return of Lady Jane for free. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Historical_Romance_Lover More than 1 year ago
I loved Colin and Jane's story! They are married, but something sent Colin running away on their wedding night and banishing her to the country. Having been separated for months, Jane is not about to miss the birth of her sister's child. She returns to London and of course runs into her husband. Can these two work out their issues to find their HEA? I loved watching these two come back together and I'm so excited for this new series! I can't wait to see what Michaels come up with next!
lcdolphin More than 1 year ago
A spectacular beginning to a new series. Colin Wharton has been hurt before and when his new bride appears to betray him as well, he has had enough. Lady Jane can't understand the change in her new husband, but fears there is nothing she can do. You don't want to miss this roller coaster ride. Can love save the day, or will this couple have to accept they are never meant to be together. Can't wait for the next in the series.