Most of the time, when reading romance novels, we read most of the story from the heroine’s perspective. In Total Surrender started from our hero’s perspective and stayed with him for quite a while. It was a nice change for me and Andreas makes a great hero. He’s rough around the edges and hides his true self from others, but when reading the story from his perspective, we get unlimited access to the “real” Andreas, and he’s quite wonderful, in a bad boy sort of way.
Do you ever read romances where the heroine is described as smart or clever and then she proceeds to make the most ridiculous decisions which result in the need for rescuing? Phoebe isn’t like that at all. In fact, I do believe she is the one doing the rescuing in this romance.