I have to be honest with you and say that I don't find this portrait particularly attractive. The lighting is flat. The eyes look underexposed and lack good catch lights. She's got kind of a weird smirk on her face, and it looks like she's being squeezed too tightly by that thing she's wearing.
Well it's good to hear that there are those for whom it doesn't work.
For myself I don't like big shiny catchlights anyway, they can too easily detract from the overall image and are a bit of a cliché. I think the faintest hint of under exposure works well here, she is a warm hearted and intelligent lady rather than a glam model, so overall I think she is captured well.