The Heart of a Painter by Shani Haim is live!

I need a man in my life like I need dark room to paint in.
Not in the slightest.
Not if I want to keep from getting hurt again.
Unfortunately for me, life doesn't work that way.

Because my new boss, the celebrity painter turned professor, is dead set on making my TA gig a nightmare.
So what if he's the most stunning combination of a tall, bearded, golden eyed male?
So what if I see a better person through his mask of an asshole he painted on himself?
I. Don't. Need. A. Man.

I fled Boston when I was 18 and never looked back. Never wanted to look back. It was too painful.
While I made a fortune painting portraits of Russian Oligarchs, I lost the one that matters most--my creativity. The thing I left behind in Boston.
The thing I'm going to find by connecting to young artists who still have that spark.

Like the one my assistant has.
My stubborn, relentless, opinionated assistant.
The woman I'm starting to like, even though we don't make sense.
Even though she doesn't want a relationship.
Even though needing her might hurt me all over again.
I. Still. Want. Her.

The Heart of a Painter, book 1 in the As I Am series, is an angsty, steamy and emotional contemporary romance that can be read as a standalone. It features a heroine who is stronger than she ever realized, and the grumpy artist hero who wins her well-guarded heart. Happily ever after guaranteed. Download today and get ready to fall in love with your next favorite book boyfriend.

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Rating ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Shani Haim's writing style is a breath of fresh air. I was hooked on this story from the first chapter and it kept my interest with a plot that was well thought out.

Erin and Thomas make such an amazing couple. They start off as enemies but the chemistry between them burns hot from the first minute. And the way their relationship developed melted my heart. They are two pieces of a puzzle that fit together perfectly. She's a strong, kind-hearted and resilient woman. And Thomas, the grumpy but ohhhh so sexy artist, with a past that haunts him, conquered my heart irrevocably. His inner turmoil was heartbreaking, and Erin was the perfect balm for his bleeding heart. She is sweet and caring towards him even when he is a stubborn beefcake. I liked her determination and the fact that even in the most vulnerable moments she kept a leveled head.

The story is fast-paced, told from dual POV, peppered with angsty moments, a bit o suspense and a lot of tension between the protagonists. I loved the banter between the protagonists; it made their interactions so much more intense and the sexy scenes were extremely hot. Also, the secondary characters were relatable and well contoured and I'm excited for them to get their own stories written. The book ends with a HEA and the epilogue was perfect to conclude this lovely story.

A wonderful debut novel that I highly recommend!

Meet Shani Haim

Shani Haim has been a romantic at heart for as long as she can remember.
One of her greatest passions has always been reading, and she devoured anything that swept her away to faraway places.
From reading she made the transition to writing, falling in love with her flawed, broken and full of soul characters one happily-ever-after at a time.
When she's not swooning over book boyfriends, she's practicing yoga, drinking unhealthy amount of coffee, or watching Netflix with her husband in their Tel Aviv home.
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