I was drawn into this rather quickly. I had no idea what was going to happen in this, only that something life-changing happens.(show spoiler)
That first interaction we see between West and Jules, you can see that there is a connection there, but since Jules is already with someone else I was interested to see how everything would play out between them.
It wasn't a very long book but it all plays out at a nice pace and I liked how their relationship evolved. I know it's in three parts and I'm interested in continuing the series at some point.