As a short story, it was an okay read for me. Of course, it started pretty much in the 'middle' as the blurb implied. Riley and Landon are already together for 8 months. Readers pretty much got their story, as well as Riley's earlier conflict with his ex-partner Dyami -- which results in current threats from her -- from conversations or references. We didn't exactly have flashbacks to "see" those events.
So it was fine, I could still follow everything. But to be fair, this was not a short story that is very memorable for me in the future.