Contemporary Romance

Contemporary Romance

When you’re looking to download free and discounted contemporary romance ebooks, this is the place to go. Satisfy your inner passion for bestselling romance in this category, and never pay more than what you should. We routinely feature the best authors of contemporary romance ebooks, and they always promote their ebooks to you--for free or for a discount.

 

Definition of "Contemporary Romance": While technically a subgenre of the Romance category, that category is much too large to not be broken down. Contemporary Romance, by definition, is set in the time in which it was written.  The ebooks in this category are largely focused on the relationship and romantic love shared by two people.  Typically, ebooks in this category reward characters that are good people, punish those that are bad, and end with an upbeat, positive conclusion.  But, that "formula" is always being altered by excellent authors--which is why we read their ebooks, right?

 

Some examples of the best Contemporary Romance ebooks past and present include Nicholas Sparks (The Longest Ride), Tracy Brogan (Crazy Little Thing), Jojo Moyes (Me Before You), Nicholas Sparks (The Notebook), Lisa Kleypas (Blue-Eyed Devil).

Romancing the Summer: 10 Sweet Summer Reads

by Taylor Danae Colbert


Ten gorgeous summer-themed romances from award-winning authors all around the world. Warm and witty, diverse and dramatic, and every one outrageously romantic. Curl up with a cool drink and your favorite treats to enjoy these ten great reads. 
* Only 99 cents US, or free on Kindle Unlimited *

From Annie Seaton - Love at first sight…
From Susanne Bellamy - Taking a chance on love.
From Kris Pearson - Tropical Maui weaves its romantic spell.
From Sofia Grey - The language of love couldn’t be more complicated.
From Anne Kemp - Friends, fireworks and a surprise romance.
From Ebony Jean - Fake fiance turns into real love.
From Shirley Wine - Romanced and scammed - who can she trust?
From Gudrun Frerichs - The war is over, but the fight is just beginning.
From Nicki Edwards - An adventure of the heart in the Canadian wilderness.
From Taylor Danae Colbert - Home is where his heart is.

 
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Always: A Sweet Small Town Romance (The Protectors Book 3)

by Leeanna Morgan


Fans of Robyn Carr's Virgin River series will love this feel-good, small-town romance.

Mallory Fraser is a U.S. figure skating champion. After a tragic accident she moves to Montana, determined to put her past behind her and protect the people she loves. When the mystery surrounding her accident follows her to Bozeman, she needs help to find the truth.

After living most of his life in one battleground after another, Grant Byers craves normal. He's a Search and Rescue volunteer, cattle rancher, and a former Navy SEAL. He's not looking for trouble, but when he meets Mallory, he knows trouble has found him.

With nothing left to lose, Grant and Mallory walk head first into something neither of them expected, but everything they need.

ALWAYS is the third book in The Protectors series and can easily be read as a stand alone. Each of Leeanna's series are linked so that you can find out what happens to your favorite characters in different books. Happy reading!

Praise for Leeanna Morgan's books:

"I am addicted to Leeanna Morgan's books! The only problem with them is that I hate coming to the end of one, and can't wait for the next good read. I love how she weaves the characters together, and draws you right into their lives. If you haven't discovered her, please do give her books a try. You won't be disappointed, except for not having found her sooner!"

"I thoroughly enjoyed this book! I couldn't put it down. I purchased it today and finished it just now. Captivating story from beginning to end. Definitely a five star book."

 
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Hopelessly Perfect (Perfectly Imperfect Love Series Book 2)

by S.E. Rose


Falling in love is one thing that you can’t control.


Lanie Moore likes her life to be perfect. Perfect job. Perfect house. Perfect everything. She doesn’t have time for a love life.

Brixton Crane flies by the seat of his pants. Permanent plans aren’t his thing. This world traveler just planted some roots near his childhood home.

When a sick child needs their help, the careful Lanie and the free-wheeling Brixton agree to work together.

But neither expected that their perfect match might just be their polar opposite.

And if they’re brave enough to tear down their walls, the perfect love might be the one once deemed imperfect.

 
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Whiskey and Gunpowder: An Addison Holmes Mystery (Addison Holmes Mysteries Book 7)

by Liliana Hart


Something old,

Something new,
Something borrowed,
Something…bedazzled?

In twenty-four hours, Addison Holmes will be a married woman. Maybe.

A week to plan a wedding in the south is not for the fainthearted, but Addison (along with the help of her neurotic mother, unreliable sister, and unpredictable Aunt Scarlet) are determined to pull it off.
There’s just one problem. Okay…two problems.

Problem #1: The preacher is missing.
This seems like a bad omen to Addison, and all the best investigators she knows are taking part in the pre-wedding festivities (that’s code for drunk).

That leaves one man for the task: FBI Special Agent Matt Savage. But Addison isn’t sure he’s the man for the job. She and Savage have a complicated history, and Savage could make the preacher disappear forever if it served his own agenda.

Problem #2: Rosemarie Valentine is in charge of booking the bridal party for a spa day. Enough said.

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Lionheart (The Billionaire's Lust Collection Book 4)

by Scarlett Grey


Sweet, small town girl Olive.

Blessed with an angelic voice. 

She's way too good for a hardened and rugged manme.

 

But I'm a selfish bastard. So I want her regardless.

It's safer for everyone that way.

 

She was only suppose to be a one time thing.

But I've had a taste of her sweetness…

And I can't get her out of my mind.

 

I’ve got a dark past - it’s quite sinful and cold.

But am I’m willing to take the risk.

 

Will she get dragged down into the dark with me?

Are these secrets worth giving up for her warm gentle touch?

Let’s see what I’m made of.

 

Lionheart is part of the Billionaire Lust Collection and is a steamy Insta-Billionaire story that will get you hot and keep you on your toes. No Cliff-hangers, No Cheating and a Guaranteed Happily Ever After!Each book can be read as a standalone. Transport yourself into vibrant and magical town where the hottest spot is: Club LUST, as we follow six bad boy, possessive and alphalicious Billionaire's in their quests to navigate round unchartered territory, love.

 

 
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Confessions of an Abandoned Wife: A contemporary Romance

by Michal Hartstein


What would you do if your husband was married to his job?

Sharon Moskovitz is living the dream. She is a lawyer, mother of two beautiful daughters and happily married to a high-ranking electronics engineer. Yet, something is missing from her life. Her happiness does not feel real, and her peaceful life in an affluent Tel Aviv suburb feels like an illusion. Her search for new thrills leads her to an unbridled online addiction she cannot control.

She goes on a crazy emotional journey of self-discovery, during which she is torn between her love for her husband and her desperation to fulfill her secret desires.

And then something new comes up, and totally changes her life: true love.

 
 
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The Magnolia Inn: A Sweet, Small Town Story (The Red Stiletto Book Club Series 1)

by Anne-Marie Meyer


A story about new friendships, a forgotten Book Club, and finding what you didn't know you needed. 

 

Welcome to Magnolia

 

Maggie is thirty-six, recently divorced and embarrassingly unemployed. With a bank account nearing zero she does the only thing she can think of: make a business proposition to her gorgeous and successful estranged mother. 

To Maggie’s utter surprise, her mother agrees. Any funds she can create off the sale of the dilapidated family inn on the island of Magnolia would be hers to invest. 

So Maggie packs her few belongings and heads off to Rhode Island to make her dreams come true. 

Clementine has been stuck in Magnolia her whole life. The moment her father was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s she knew she could never leave. And it was unrealistic for her to rely on her older brother, Archer, who can't seem to outrun the ghosts of his past. 

So when Maggie blows into town, both Clementine and Archer find themselves intrigued by the new move-in.

When they stumble upon an old photograph of Maggie’s grandmother buried up in the attic, Maggie can’t help but be drawn to a woman she’s never met. In an attempt to feel closer to a family she never knew, a book club is revitalized.  

The Red Stilettos Book Club. 

What starts out as an act of desperation, soon becomes exactly what the women of Magnolia island were looking for, a sisterhood. 

The Magnolia Inn will capture you from page one. It is a story chock full of friendship, laughter, and swoon-worthy romance.

Don’t pass up this wonderful story. Grab your copy TODAY!

 
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Once Upon a Rake

by Samantha Holt


Ellie Browning had a few simple goals in mind. Marry someone respectable, be a dutiful wife, have children…if it happened to be with Lucian, that would make her all the more happy.


She never counted on the man she adored so much ruining her, however. Especially when it meant her being married off to a man old enough to be her father.

But after years of travelling by her husband’s side, she is back. And she is different. The widowed countess is determined to make her mark on the world by taking control of her late-husband’s business. She did not count on it bringing her back into Lucian’s path, though.

Ellie isn’t the only one who has changed. After a devastating accident, Lucian is no longer the rake she used to know, and he has little time for women playing at business. Even if he does find this Countess Eleanor distracting indeed…

If you love a tale of ugly ducklings, reformed rakes, a little suspense and lots of heat, snatch up this Victorian read today.

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My Dragon Lord (Broken Souls 1)

by Alisa Woods


She’s stumbled into a lair of desperate dragons—and she’s just the thing they need.

I really messed this up.
Pinned to the floor by a billionaire playboy, caught stealing files from his computer.
“I’m trying to decide whether to kiss you or lock you up,” he says.
“Kiss me, and there will be blood. Not mine, either.”
He just smiles. Rich, powerful, probably used to getting anything he wants.

I’m just here to find my sister—I suspect he and his band of playboys have trafficked her and who knows how many others. I’m here for them too. Eventually.

But now I’m shackled to the wall in his dungeon—a literal dungeon in a literal castle tucked in one of the Thousand Islands at the border of Canada.

I really messed this up.

Ember’s a hot-shot reporter. Niko’s the sexy Lord of the Lair determined to find his soul mate… and he’ll do whatever it takes to save his people from extinction.


My Dragon Lord is a steamy dragon shifter romance that’ll heat up the sheets with love and warm your heart with dragonfire.

 
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Soul of a Highlander: A Scottish Time Travel Romance (Arch Through Time Book 13)

by Katy Baker


A modern woman trying to discover her past. A Highland warrior on a desperate mission. Only together can they safeguard the future.

Sophie MacCullough feels like she doesn’t belong.
 Having grown up in the care system, she’s spent her life wondering why her parents abandoned her and who she really is. So, when a strange old woman appears out of nowhere and tells her the answers might lie in the Highlands of Scotland, she decides to follow the trail.

But when she stumbles through an archway in an abandoned graveyard Sophie finds herself catapulted into the fifteenth century – and onto a collision course with a brooding Highland warrior and a centuries old struggle that might hold the key to unlocking her past.

Callum Sutherland’s duty weighs heavily on him. As the head of an order that has vowed to protect the dark secrets of the Fae, he knows enemies are closing in on all sides. So, when a beautiful woman claiming to be from the future is suddenly thrown into his path, he doesn’t know whether she is friend or foe. But he’s sure of one thing: he must protect her with his life. The fate of all the Highlands – and Callum’s heart – depends on it.

Soul of a Highlander is the thirteenth book in the Arch Through Time romance series and can be read as a standalone novel. If you love sexy highlanders, feisty heroines and sizzling passion you’ll love this tale of danger, passion and true love in the Highlands of Scotland. Grab a copy now!

 
 
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CRIMINAL INTENTIONS: Season One, Episode One: THE CARDIGANS

by Cole McCade


ABOUT THIS EPISODE

When a string of young queer men turn up dead in grisly murders, all signs point to the ex-boyfriend—but what should be an open-and-shut case is fraught with tension when BPD homicide detective Malcolm Khalaji joins up with a partner he never wanted. Rigid, ice-cold, and a stickler for the rules, Seong-Jae Yoon is a watchful presence whose obstinacy and unpredictability constantly remind Malcolm why he prefers to work alone. Seong-Jae may be stunningly attractive, a man who moves like a graceful, lethal bird of prey...but he's as impossible to decipher as this case.

And if Malcolm doesn't find the key to unravel both in time, another vulnerable young victim may end up dead.

ABOUT THE SERIES

Baltimore homicide detective Malcolm Khalaji has his own way of doing things: quiet, methodical, logical, effective, not always particularly legal. He’s used to working alone—and the last thing he needs is a new partner ten years his junior.

Especially one like Seong-Jae Yoon.

Icy. Willful. Detached. Stubborn. Seong-Jae is all that and more, impossible to work with and headstrong enough to get them both killed…if they don’t kill each other first. Foxlike and sullen, Seong-Jae’s disdainful beauty conceals a smoldering and ferocious temper, and as he and Malcolm clash the sparks between them build until neither can tell the difference between loathing and desire.

But as bodies pile up at their feet a string of strange, seemingly unrelated murders takes a bizarre turn, leading them deeper and deeper into Baltimore’s criminal underworld. Every death carries a dangerous message, another in a trail of breadcrumbs that can only end in blood.

Malcolm and Seong-Jae must combine their wits against an unseen killer and trace the unsettling murders to their source. Together, they’ll descend the darkest pathways of a twisted mind—and discover just how deep the rabbit hole goes. And if they can’t learn to trust each other?

Neither will make it out alive.

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The Pawn

by Skye Warren


The price of survival...

Gabriel Miller swept into my life like a storm. He tore down my father with cold retribution, leaving him penniless in a hospital bed. I quit my private all-girl's college to take care of the only family I have left.

There's one way to save our house, one thing I have left of value.

My virginity.

A forbidden auction...

Gabriel appears at every turn. He seems to take pleasure in watching me fall. Other times he's the only kindness in a brutal underworld.

Except he's playing a deeper game than I know. Every move brings us together, every secret rips us apart. And when the final piece is played, only one of us can be left standing.

THE PAWN is a full-length contemporary novel from New York Times bestselling author Skye Warren about revenge and seduction in the game of love.

 
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The Pretending Plot (Caught Up In Love Book 1)

by Lauren Blakely


A delicious and all new reimagining of Lauren Blakely's original fake fiancé romance!

I don't mean to just blurt it out. "Why, yes I'm engaged!"


But once I say it to a potential client, there's only one logical thing to do -- cast the role of my fake fiancé.

Easy enough. As a casting director, my job is to find the most talented players for every part, so I choose dreamy, edgy, sexy, sarcastic Reeve.And I sign him up for one week in the role of mine.
It's not as if I'll fall for him in five nights even if we get a little cozy one night at theater. It's not as if I'll want more even after a scorching afternoon in the stacks of the New York Public Library.

I can't let myself fall because on Friday at midnight the curtain drops on our fake romance . . .

The Pretending Plot is a reimagining of the 2013 story Pretending He's Mine (no longer available for sale). The Pretending Plot has been rewritten in first person and expanded from a novella to novel length!

In this swoony, new reboot of the contemporary romance series, "Caught in
Love," dive into four interconnected standalones that will make your heart
happy, starting with The Pretending Plot, Lauren Blakely's original fake
fiancé romance!

1: The Pretending Plot (previously called Pretending He’s Mine)
2: The Dating Proposal
3: The Second Chance Plan (previously called Caught Up In Us)
4: The Private Rehearsal (previously called Playing With Her Heart)

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Through His Touch (Mind's Eye Book 2)

by Deborah Camp


Sexy, suspenseful #2 novel of the Mind's Eye Series finds psychic detectives Levi Wolfe and Trudy Tucker facing a murderous, unknown foe who is determined to destroy everything beautiful in Levi's life -- including Trudy. Will Levi's love claim her or kill her?

 
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Photographing Kate: A Moonshire Bay Small Town Romance Book 3

by Elle Sweet


Welcome to Moonshire Bay - the small town lakeside community that has love in the air ♥

After Kate’s husband of over twenty years is sentenced for embezzling and fraud, she loses everything and needs to start over. She decides to visit Moonshire Bay to regroup at the urging of her friend, Claire, who owns the diner there.

Knowing she needs a way to support herself, she rekindles her passion for photography and starts to think maybe staying in Moonshire Bay is her best chance at happiness.

Zach is the town attorney and a confirmed bachelor. After a scarring experience with love and almost marriage in his younger days, he vowed never to get any closer to a woman than a casual relationship.

When Zach meets Kate, the wounded look that lingers behind her smile grabs him and he wants to know her better, but Kate was burned by her lawyer ex-husband. Even if she wanted a relationship it wouldn’t be with a member of that profession.

Zach tricks Kate in order to get to know her better. When she finds out, will she understand and forgive him or will it push her father away?

 
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A Merry MacNaughton Mishap: An Historical Romance Novella (MacNaughton Castle Romance)

by Aubrey Wynne


Two feuding clans, one accidental encounter, a wee bit of holiday enchantment…

Peigi Craigg has tended to her family without complaint since her mother’s death. But now they ask too much. The English landlord has offered her uncle, the Craigg chieftain, an escape from debt and starvation. The price: Peigi must become the earl’s mistress. If she refuses, the remainder of their clan must leave the Highlands. If she agrees, her hope of a husband and family of her own are lost.

Calum MacNaughton rescues a man from an icy drowning, only to find he’s a member of the rival Craigg clan. The man swears to repay Calum for saving his life and broaches the possibility of peace between the clans. Months later, the Craigg reappears with his most precious possession, hoping to settle his debt before the new year.

Now Calum has until Twelfth Night to convince her to stay.

Read free in kindle Unlimited!

A MacNaughton Castle Romance
Novella - A Merry MacNaughton Mishap
Book 1 – Deception and Desire
Book 2 - An Allusive Love
Book 3 - A Bonny Pretender

(Note: This story was first published as part of the Bestselling Boxed set Stars are Brightly Shining, November 2019)

 
 
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Head Over Heels: A Fake Boyfriend Romantic Comedy (Love in the Pacific Northwest Book 1)

by Cindy Procter-King


A girl. A guy. A tiny white lie. What could go wrong? (A lot). Sweet and sexy, sassy romantic comedy from RWA Golden Heart finalist Cindy Procter-King.

“Warm, witty characters, a little hijinx and some great sexy times make for my idea of a perfect read. Head Over Heels ticks all the boxes.” Dani Collins, USA Today Bestselling Author.

Magee Sinclair has had it with the recent blunders pushing her family's advertising agency to the brink. How can she accept the promotion her father plans when she keeps making costly mistakes? She needs to bring in more business however she can. So when new client Justin Kane asks her to act as his girlfriend for a weekend in exchange for a lucrative campaign, she jumps at the chance.

Justin's goal to expand his chain of bike stores hinges on a distribution deal with a manufacturer. First, he needs to impress the man at a mountain resort while they bike trails with their significant others. But Justin's girlfriend dumps him, forcing him to find a quick replacement. Magee—pretty, clever, and a skilled cyclist—is the perfect choice.

Or so Justin thinks.

Because Magee is in major trouble. She knows no more about mountain biking than Justin does about demi-bras. Before long, an irate ex pops up, fake identities abound, and a whole lot of doors slam in the middle of the night. Yet, through the chaos, Magee and Justin discover what it really means to fall head over heels...

LOVE IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST is a series of stand-alone romantic comedies set in British Columbia, Washington, and Oregon. Fun, sassy, madcap...and a little sexy, the books in LOVE IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST can be read in any order.

HEAD OVER HEELS (Book 1) - Vancouver, BC
BORROWING ALEX (Book 2) - Seattle, WA
GETTING OVER BRETT (Book 3) - Portland, OR

If you like love and laughter, and flirty, feel-good happy-ever-afters, you'll adore Head Over Heels. Grab this sassy romcom today!

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Beautiful Scars: A Dark Romance (Cruel Heroes Book 1)

by Logan Fox


Kill
She is a means to an end.

Half my size and and ten times as innocent.

The job is simple. Ruin Meisie. Destroy her mother. Keep my business.

It’s the target who is complicated.

She’s broken. Scarred. Away with the fairies.

And everything I never knew I needed.

She wants to go home?

I'll make sure she never leaves.

Meisie
He’s a nightmare parading as a dream.

He lured me in with the promise of a one-night-mistake.

If only I could have stayed that naive.

Cillian Hendry is a dangerous man, and I’d do my best to never forget that.

So why have I told him my darkest secrets?

Why am I walking down an aisle towards him?

I thought being abducted by the man they call Kill was a death sentence.

Turns out I’m wrong. Loving him will kill me.

And he’ll be there, like always, to twist the knife.

Beautiful Scars is a dark captive romance with mafia themes.
This book is intended for mature audiences only as some scenes may be triggering.
This is the second book in the Cruel Heroes, but can be read as a standalone.

 
 
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Dear Boss: A Single Dad Office Romance (Forbidden First Times Book 3)

by Sofia T Summers


I swore I’d never fall in love again.
And especially not with my new employee.


What am I even thinking?
I remember what happened last time.
My ex-wife cheated on me.
Women have seduced me for my bank account.
This time can’t be any different.
Billie comes from a small town.
Her curves beg for me to take her.
But she doesn’t know what she wants.
She’s young, innocent and sassy.
And I’m drawn to her like a magnet.
Even though I know what the future holds.
I see scandal as clear as day.
This story could only end in one of two ways.
Heartbreak.
Or an extremely unexpected happily ever after.

 
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Three Last First Dates: A romantic comedy of love, friendship and even more cake

by Kate O'Keeffe


★ ★ ★ ★ ★"Kate O'Keeffe does it again with another sweet romantic read of friendship and first dates." - 
Holly Kerr, author 

When it comes to men, Marissa Jones is totally committed to not being committed. One major heartbreak is enough for her. 

Against her better judgment, Marissa agrees to a pact with her friends to marry the next guy she dates. But she isn't going to take any chances. For her, it's a numbers game, and one last first date just isn't enough. So, she ups the ante--three first dates with three very different guys, all in one day. 

But can any of these men live up to her high standards? 

Despite a few bumps in the road, from the three, she chooses The One. That is until the motorcycle-riding ex she never got over turns up, changing everything. 

In the end, do you choose love or does love choose you? 


Escape to New Zealand in this fun, feel-good chick lit story. Three Last First Dates is Book 3 in the Cozy Cottage Café series but is a full-length novel that can be read as a standalone.

Readers LOVE Three Last First Dates!

"This entire series is so funny, romantic, well written, and needs to be turned into a romcom immediately!" - Goodreads reviewer 

★ ★ ★ ★ ★"Kate O'Keeffe is fast becoming one of my favourite authors of all time. Three Last First Dates continues the amazing Cozy Cottage Café series, this time focusing on Marissa's journey to find 'the one'. With the same loveable characters from the first two books, I feel like I'm catching up with old friends - almost as if I'm part of the gang. If you haven't already discovered Cassie, Paige, Marissa and Bailey's world, do it now!" - Kirsty McManus, author of Perfume Therapy 

★ ★ ★ ★ ★"Kate O'Keeffe does it again with another sweet romantic read of friendship and first dates." - Holly Kerr, author of The Secret Life of Charlotte Dodd 

★ ★ ★ ★ ★"A fun romantic comedy to read lounging on a couch by the fire!" - Book Lover in Florida 

★ ★ ★ ★ ★"Dare I say it? I think "Three Last First Dates" was my favorite book of this series." - Diane Michaels, author of Ellen the Harpist 

★ ★ ★ ★ ★"Brilliantly written, sweet, romantic comedy" - Amazon reviewer

 
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