Rescue Me by Shara Azod is a contemporary, interracial romance featuring a German born businessman and a black woman born and raised to become an exotic trophy to some wealthy European man. The story goes right into the meat of things and there is no lag from page one onwards. It is amazing to imagine that human trafficking is not made up for the entertainment value of this story, but unfortunately this practice is very real. Dieter has to sully his hand to save Deja, but it is completely justified based on the character of the men he eliminates. I enjoyed this book because while Dieter is no saint, he’s not irredeemable either.
Shara Azod books are always unique and offer stories with unusual and very appealing plots and characters. Claus is Dieter’s right hand man, and he features heavily in the story. Something seems to be brewing between Claus and Deja’s mother and they seem to find love as well. Overall this is a great story, with a winning plot that readers will have fun sinking into.
Dieter von Blucher climbs his way from unbelievable poverty to unimaginable power. He uses women for personal pleasure and while he’s never abused a woman, he’s also never surrendered his heart to one either. Dieter maintains his power by being aware of what’s happening in the streets and on one excursion, a frightened young woman crashes into him. Deja can’t believe her luck at escaping her captors but running into Dieter might be exchanging one guilded cage for another. Dieter has never met a woman like Deja. The African American beauty appeals to him on an elemental level that thrills yet scares him. Initially Dieter wanted a temporary relationship but as he spends time with Deja he knows he will never get her out of his system. The men who raised Deja for servitude want her back and will stop at nothing. Unfortunately, Dieter is a formidable enemy and anyone who tries to take her is the enemy. Dieter promises to secure Deja’s safety and freedom even if it means freedom from him too. Dieter has trouble expressing his love but Deja knows he loves her. There’s nowhere she’d rather be than with him.