It didn’t. I believe that great writing begins in the first few pages of a story. In the first few pages of this story, I was just bored. I wasn’t looking forward to continuing to read the rest of the novella. The beginning was a bit original, a model who hires a bodyguard for protection, but after that beginning the story kind of went downhill. There was no spark between the two main characters. I was waiting for something to happen but nothing really did. The writing overall lacked something. If the book didn’t have sex scenes in it I would assume the target audience was younger. The descriptions seemed to target a younger crowd. I think that it could have been better if expanded. Maybe if the story was longer, and the characters were more developed, the plot could have gotten better. I didn’t feel a conflict to the story. There was no incentive for me to finish other than I had started. I give this book Three Leaves. It could be better. But as is, I don’t recommend it.