A Class Act by January James

A Class Act
A Class Act by January James

Square Mile Book 1

Romance, Office Romance

Steam Level: Turning the Heat Up


Rating: 2.5 out of 5.


Lottie Matheson has everything going for her: wealth and privilege, single-minded ambition and a brand new graduate job in the thick of London’s thrilling start-up scene.

But Lottie Matheson isn’t who she seems. Hiding behind a false identity to distance herself from a troubled background, Lottie becomes embroiled in an affair with her brilliant and charismatic but famously attached CEO Marcus Armstrong. But, as their relationship intensifies, their colleagues become suspicious and before long, the secrets are out. All of them.

With everything broken – her heart, her reputation, her spirit – will Lottie ever find the strength to start again?



I have mixed feelings about this book.  I liked the idea of it, but there were a lot of things I didn’t love.  For example, Charlotte knew Marcus had a girlfriend while they were together.  

I like Charlotte; she was smart and driven. She completely goes after what she wants.   Charlotte’s character also shows how thoroughly this book was researched.  Marcus, on the other hand, was not my favorite. He was a jerk, and I felt like he used Charlotte.  This book was written in the third person who made sense for the story, but I think I would have liked Marcus a lot more if I had had some insight into his thoughts.  

A Class Act is a romance, so when you really dislike one of the characters in that romance, it is hard to get on board.  Not that Charlotte was perfect, but her characters flaws were much more understandable, and this book seemed to be a lot more about her growth than Marcus’s.  I really wanted to like this book, but I just couldn’t.   



A Class Act

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