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).

The Bully's Dare: A MMF Ménage New Adult Romance (Truth or Dare Duet Book 1)

by Adora Crooks


Jason King is the worst.



Cocky. Frat boy. And the biggest bully around.

His family is richer than God and he thinks that makes him the king of Hannsett Island.

But he's not the only player on the board...

We've got our Knight-in-shining-leather, Donovan. My best friend and a loner with a heart of gold. 

And then there's me...the Queen, obviously. Checkmate. 

Except the chemistry between the three of us changes the rules in a BIG way...

Your move, Jason...

Truth or dare?

Author's note: This is a steamy bisexual romance will the following ingredients: (1) virgin curvy heroine, (1) queer brooding punk, (1) rich bully with a big...heart. And a healthy heaping of sexual tension between all three of them. This is part one of a two-part duet and ends with a cliffhanger. 

 
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What's Left Untold

by Sherri Leimkuhler


"What's Left Untold is a heartfelt and surprising examination of friendship, honesty, and whether 'love is love.'" Cara Sue Achterberg, national bestselling author of 
Girls' Weekend

"I stayed up half the night reading this book, nearly one-more-chaptering myself to death!" Suanne Schafer, author of Hunting the Devil

Every secret has its price.

Anna Clark and Lia Clay were unlikely best friends in high school, but their yin-and-yang personalities drew them together in a sister-like bond. Then during college, Lia inexplicably walked out on their friendship and disappeared, leaving Anna hurt, confused, and disillusioned.

Twenty years later, Anna discovers a letter Lia wrote the summer after high school—a letter that contains a cryptic postscript concealing a devastating truth. With her twenty-year high school reunion approaching, Anna moves closer to uncovering the secret in Lia’s letter and the heartbreaking consequences it set in motion.

As the layers of deceit and betrayal begin to unravel, Anna is forced to question everything she believes and come to terms with what it means to forgive the one person who hurt her in the worst way imaginable.

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My Darling Duke (The Sinful Wallflowers Book 1)

by Stacy Reid


“Lush, beautifully written, and deeply romantic, My Darling Duke will sweep you off your feet. My heart was lost to this couple from the very start.” —Amalie Howard, author of The Beast of Beswick

Miss Katherine Danvers has always been a wallflower. But now, with her family on the brink of financial ruin, she finds herself a desperate wallflower. To save her family, she’ll do anything. Luckily, she has the perfect plan...

She’ll impress the ton by simply announcing she is engaged to the reclusive and mysterious Duke of Thornton, Alexander Masters, and secure strong matches for her sisters. No one has heard from the duke in years. Surely he’ll never find out before her sisters’ weddings, and she can go back to her own quiet life.

Soon, though, everything is out of control. At first, it’s just a few new ball gowns on the duke’s accounts. Then, it’s interviews with reporters eager for gossip. Before she knows it, Katherine has transformed herself into Kitty Danvers, charming and clever belle of the ton—with everyone eager to meet her thankfully absent fiancé.

But when the enigmatic Alexander Masters suddenly arrives in the city, dashing and oh so angry, he demands retribution. Except not in the way Katherine expected…

Each book in the Sinful Wallflowers series is STANDALONE:
* My Darling Duke
* Her Wicked Marquess

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The Carneys Collection: A Boston Irish Dark Mafia Romance

by Sophie Austin


Get lost in the dark, dangerous, and delicious world of The Carneys. Join Boston's richest crime family as they build the glittering Trinity casino and destroy their enemies along the way. The Carney men aren't afraid to get their hands dirty as they claim the women they desire.  Finn, Patrick and Giovanni will leave you aching for more.

The Carney Collection includes over 200,000 words introducing you to the delectable Carney family and their unforgettable, steamy adventures. This collection includes THREE complete books (books 1 - 3) in a six-book series.

The collection features:

Rake
Finn will stop at nothing to protect his family, and that includes taking down naive-yet-determined union organizer Sasha. But when this innocent beauty brings Boston's smartest playboy to his knees, can this enemies-to-lovers pair find their way to lasting redemption? 

Grift
After a scandal forces tough guy Patrick into an arranged marriage with Jessica, a senator's daughter, he's determined to protect her at any cost. But as he unravels the mystery behind the scandal and commits to destroying anyone who has caused his bride pain, one question remains: How will he ever be able to let her go? 


Wild Card
Mafia princess Catriona is beauty, defiance, and sass incarnate. When a rival mafia family kidnaps her to punish the Carneys, they'll stop at nothing to get what they want. Yet Giovanni DeLuca finds his loyalties tested against the wild Irish beauty's charms. Can an enduring love rise from the ashes of their families' hatred? 

Enjoy the The Carney's Collection. Click buy now to escape into their world today. 

 
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Just My Roommate Crush: A Second Chance Secret Romance (Sterling Place Series Book 2)

by L.A. Pepper


She was my sister’s best friend, and I’d been in love with her forever, but, aside from one perfect night where we lost our v-card together.. she never saw me like that.

She’s only ever seen me as a shoulder to cry on.

Because of my divorce and a twist of fate, I ended up living with her. Roommates.

The temptation drove me mad.

I had to forget her, but how when she’s the star of every single one of my fantasies.

My friends tried to get me to look for a distraction, but dating just for fun doesn’t work when your entire life is falling apart and the woman you love is the only person who fulfills you.

She broke my heart once, I can’t let it happen again.

What happens when two star-crossed soul-mates make a life’s worth of wrong decisions until they are finally forced to face the truth?


This second chance romance will keep you turning the pages all night long! No cheating or cliffhangers, and of course, a HEA!

 
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Entwined Hearts: A Friends to Lovers Romance

by Dakota Davies


He almost ruined me once. And now, he’s back to try again.  

I’ve suffered through hell and back to keep the life I’ve built. Every single challenge, overcome. Every mountain, climbed. Being at the top of my game means not taking time to look back. There’s no time for regret.

At least, until an old flame returns, threatening to bring my life crashing down. His smile is almost as lethal as the way he crushed my heart into dust. No way am I letting him get close to me again, but he breaks down my barriers one by one, rekindling old feelings that never died.

Little do I know that he’s hiding a secret that has the power to ruin me once and for all. Will I find out what he’s keeping from me before I fall too far?

If you like the heat of Alessandra Torre and the heart of Abbi Glines, you will adore Dakota Davies’ steamy new trilogy.

Download this addictive second-chance romance today!

♥ Entwined Hearts is a slow-burn, intense romance wrapped up in a suspenseful, beautiful love story. It’s the first book in a new series and should be read first. ♥

 

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Dragon Riders MC Series: Books 1-5

by Savannah Rylan


Motorcycle Romance best selling author, Savannah Rylan, brings you another series full of delicious biker boys and the sassy women who win their hearts.

Murder and kidnapping all while fighting a rival gang.
Life ain't easy being a Dragon Rider.
But fire destroys everything in its path.
And these boys know how to burn.

Link

She follows the law.
I break it.


Joanna is a damsel in distress.
And hell, if I ain't her knight.
She's a lawyer, and I'm deep in the MC life.
We're complete opposites,
But the way her hips sway?
They don't know the difference.
Her body calls to me, and I'm not saying no.
She knows I'm no good for her.
But when her sister is in trouble, and she needs my help?
Suddenly we're on the same team.
Rules are meant to be broken.
And we're breaking all of them.

Bowser

She's off-limits.
Definitely.


So why can't I get Hope out of my mind?
Joanna's little sister means trouble for me.
Link told me to keep an eye on her.
And I like what I see.
But in order to keep her,
I have to end Skeleton.
Forever.
The Red Pythons will help out.
We'll destroy him from the inside.
And then Hope can be mine.
Right?

Ash

No one will touch her.

Hannah is feisty AF.
She's sassy and got a fire in her,
That sets my sheets ablaze.
But she's got a past.
Hell, we all do.
Her's involves an asshole ex,
I'm going to have to deal with.
She's not willing to take any risks with him around.
And my girl can't feel like that.
So I'll end him.
Simple.
Except nothing's simple in the club life.

Knuckles

Ride or die.

That's what they say right?
Well right now, I don't know which to do.
When Melanie shows up I know I'm in trouble.
She was my foster sibling once.
Off-limits.
And now she's on her own.
No family.
Nobody to care for her.
Except me.
I always knew there was something more to us.
But I didn't know she'd be mine forever.

Sly
I'm not supposed to love her.
I didn't even try.
When I met Tara I didn't know she was Chains' little sister.
The cop who's investigating our club.
She's not involved in any of this.
She's the Juliet to my Romeo.
And I'd do anything for her.
But when the club decides to take down Skeleton once and for all,
I know I can't put this innocent beauty in harm's way.
Once he's dead?
She's mine.
 

 
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Lessons In Love: A Student Teacher Romance (Study Abroad Book 1)

by Jessica Peterson


Studying abroad just got a whole lot sexier...

On my first outing in Madrid, I never thought I’d end up spending the hottest night of my life in the arms of a gorgeous Spaniard. Rafael Montoya is everything study abroad dreams are made of: sexy, sophisticated, and really good with his hands. As the sun comes up over the city, he gives me the kiss to end all kisses.

And then he disappears.

I’m crushed. But it wouldn’t be the first time a guy has ghosted me.

I really need to focus on my studies while I’m here in Madrid anyway. My Spanish is practically nonexistent, and my grades show it.

My program assigns me a new tutor. But when I walk into the room to find none other than Rafa waiting for me, I almost have a heart attack.

Even crazier? I find out I gave him the wrong number. He wants to take me out. Show me his beloved Madrid. More than that, he wants to extend our classroom lessons into the bedroom, too.

I should keep my distance. I’m heading back to the states at the end of the semester. Why fall for someone if it will inevitably end in heartbreak?

But this Spaniard wants me. And he’ll stop at nothing until I’m his.

LESSONS IN LOVE is a STANDALONE romance in the STUDY ABROAD series. The books in this series are complete standalones with interconnected characters, and can be read in any order.

 
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Evers & Afters (Dare With Me Series Book 2)

by J.H. Croix


A swoon-worthy romance from USA Today Bestselling Author J.H. Croix!

A broody ex-military pilot and a sunshiney barista take opposites attract to the next level.

Elias is not the kind of guy who’d fall for me. He’s grumpy, and he’s need-a-fan hot. I totally have a thing for him.

My romance radar is broken, and I’m still smarting from my last epic disaster in dating. I’m better off giving up any hope of romance.

Except I want it all: happily-ever-after and a family to boot. My stupid biological clock is ticking. Loudly.

In a turn of events I did not expect, Elias saves me from a porcupine burglar and kisses me. No one is this small town is as surprised as me. Even more shocking, he wants more. And more.

Elias & Cammi’s story is perfect for readers who love small town romance and opposites attract stories with grumpy/broody heroes who fall for smart, sassy heroines.


*A full-length, standalone romance.

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Wynter: A Fun, Quirky, Silver Springs Romance (Silver Skates Book 1)

by Silver Springs Library


When a pair of magical skates helps me find my fated mates, the last thing I expect is to get rejected, betrayed, and framed for a crime I didn't commit.

I moved to Silver Springs to escape my past. Fell in love with the small supernatural town. Made friends with its quirky residents. Even got my dream job.

But just when life's finally looking up, disaster strikes. The cleaning company I work for falls under threat, and I'm framed for a crime I didn't commit.

Then, I find my fated mates:

  • A shifter hockey player who knows how to handle his stick.
  • A sweet journalist who shifts into a block of ice but is oh so hot.
  • And a mage detective who already broke my heart once.

 

This should be the happiest time in my life, but my mates reject me, one by one.

As the new life I built starts to crumble around me, can I work things out with my mates and catch whoever framed me? Or will I end up broken-hearted, alone, and behind bars? Because I may be the best magical maid in town, but my life is one mess no spells in the world can fix.

If you like sassy witches, wonky magic, panty-melting fated mates, and intriguing mysteries, you'll love this steamy, laugh-out-loud paranormal romantic comedy with all the feels!

Wynter is a standalone in the Silver Springs shared universe and comes complete with a happily-ever-after. Scroll up to read this fun, quirky romance today.

 

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Donati Bloodlines: Part One

by Bethany-Kris


They’re not star-crossed—they’re impossible.


Bought and soon-to-be delivered, Emma Sorrento will be the next wife of a New York Don decades her senior. Not by choice, but as a mafia princess—was there ever one?

But the soul-black eyes of the man tasked with ensuring her safe arrival to the wedding of her nightmares tempts her like no other. In the worst possible way.

Calisto Donati. He’s entirely forbidden. The nephew of the man she’s supposed to marry. And just a touch from him could get her killed.

Is it worth it?

Now Emma has two problems. Saving herself from a marriage to a man she doesn’t want, and not falling in love with the one she does.

NOTE: The Donati Bloodlines trilogy includes THREE parts that should be read in order—part one and two end on a cliffhanger, and part three is a HEA.

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Billionaire Undercover: The Billionaire's Obsession ~ Hudson

by J. S. Scott


One geology intern who desperately needs to be rescued from a hostage situation. One billionaire who has the capability to save her life. Two people who are inexplicably drawn to each other even though they have almost nothing in common.

Although this story is part of The Billionaire's Obsession series, it is the first book of the California Billionaires and can easily be enjoyed as a standalone billionaire romance.

Taylor

Just when I thought I was destined to die in a foreign country after being kidnapped while doing a geological exploration, a mysterious rescuer shows up just in time to save my life.

Unfortunately, my liberator also happens to be the co-CEO of Montgomery Mining, my employer, and a billionaire with an attitude.

At first glance, Hudson Montgomery seems like the quintessential gorgeous billionaire with plenty of money to burn, and no concern for anyone but himself.

The arrogant billionaire I could handle, but I wasn't quite so sure how to deal with the amazing guy I discovered once I looked past the superficial exterior. The one who stayed by my side as I recovered mentally and physically from the trauma of being a hostage.

There was so much more to Hudson than just billions of dollars, a prestigious last
name and a very handsome face.

When the white-hot chemistry between the two of us finally explodes, do I trust the man I've come to know, or do I accept that Hudson Montgomery is the same guy the rest of the world sees?

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Love in the City: Limited Edition Romantic Comedy Box Set

by Kirsty Greenwood


Get ready for thirteen heart pounding and laugh out loud rom-coms from thirteen bestselling and award winning authors, including Amazon chart toppers and 
USA Today bestsellers. Filled with mystery, second chances, soulmates, brother's best friends, bad boys, nobility, and the cute guy in the cubicle next to you, these stories will captivate you and leave you wishing for more.
 
Download this limited edition box set while you can and indulge in these sweet and sexy leading men and strong and beautiful heroines while they fall in love in cities around the world.
 
Sariah Wilson - All's Fair in Love and War 
Becky Monson -The Love Potion 
Jennifer Peel - Love the One You're With 
Kirsty Greenwood - Love Will Save the Day
Whitney Dineen - Love for Sale 
Aven Ellis - Love, the Viscount, & Me
Shari L. Tapscott - Little Lost Love Letter
Lucy McConnell - Can't Forget a Love Like That
Kate O'Keeffe - A Very English Love Story
Erin Huss - Love, Lies, and Limo Rides
Melissa Baldwin - Thanks for the Love
Stephanie Fowers - Love at the Masquerade
Kathryn R. Biel - Vision of Love

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Push the Envelope (Blythe College Book 1)

by Rochelle Paige


Looking for an alpha male in your new adult romance read?

 You just found one.

 
"I love alpha males.... Yes I know Alpha males are the in thing but they need to be done right and in this book Drake is perfect." -Aurora Rose Reynolds, New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of the Until Series

Alexa is just your average college junior, attending classes and piloting Mile High Club charter flights. Boys haven't been on her radar for a couple years after a disastrous breakup with her high school sweetheart. Her plans to focus on school hit a bit of a snag when she meets bad-boy Drake Bennett and he sets his sights on making her his own.    

Drake transferred to Blythe College for the rugby team, not for a new assortment of college girls. He's sexy and cocky, and he attracts women like moths to a flame. When he meets Alexa, Drake knows he's met his match. She tries to resist him, but Drake isn't used to taking no for an answer. 

This is the first book in the Blythe College series. Push the Envelope does not have a cliffhanger.

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Edge of Eighteen: A Slow Burn Summer Camp Love Story

by Melinda Hazen


At first, Devin was just an innocent summer crush. But then my feelings for him began to deepen. And I realized he was showing interest in me, too. Except Devin isn’t allowed to like me.

My best friend Lauren and I were away at Camp Pines by the Lake before starting college in the fall.

It was exciting when I met Luke on day one, and he was definitely into me. Camp last year wasn’t enjoyable. So, spending the summer with Luke seemed like it could be fun.

Then just like that, who I wanted changed.

You know that moment when you see a guy’s face for the first time and he’s just so beautiful that it takes your breath away? Or what about when your fingers brush against each other’s and you feel tingles? That was all happening to me every time I saw the guy with the longish surfer hair and crystal blue eyes. His name tag finally revealed his name: Devin.

I managed to get some intriguing information about Devin from my cabin counselor. After that, all I’d hoped for were some chances to be around him—so he might get to know me.

It was completely unexpected, yet thrilling, when we got to talk during a terrible rainstorm that’d left us completely alone together. I ended up sharing my feelings about being an adoptee and wanting to find my birth mom. And eventually, I learned of his own troubled past.

The problem is now I like Devin more than I should. And an even bigger issue is that my birthday isn’t until the end of July, which means I’m still seventeen.

*** Edge of Eighteen is a standalone New Adult/YA contemporary romance novel. It is recommended for ages 17+ ***

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Safe Haven: A Sweet Small Town Romance (The Protectors Book 1)

by Leeanna Morgan


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

Hayley Elliott will do anything to keep her mom safe. Her sister has found a cure for Alzheimer’s and their mom is living proof that the supplement works. Hiding from the people looking for the supplement’s formula is impossible. When the threat to their lives becomes deadly, she has no option but to trust a man who’s living with a secret more dangerous than her own. 

Tank has spent his life protecting people. He works for one of the most successful security companies in the world, makes more money than most people see in a lifetime, and has a past that no one can ever know about. 

With more at stake than their own lives, Tank and Hayley have to decide what is more important—protecting the past or risking everything for love.

SAFE HAVEN is the first book in The Protectors series and can easily be read as a standalone. All of my series are linked so you can find out what happens to your favorite characters in other 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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Darcy Does Dallas (Poor Little Billionaires Book 3)

by Andrea Dalling


Does a spark still burn beneath the ashes?

CEO Will Darcy is in Dallas to close a merger, not to rekindle an old flame. Yet one glance at Geo, his childhood friend and ex-lover, turns Will's orderly world into chaos. The buried pain of regret rushes to the surface, and his whole body screams mine. Never mind that Geo broke his heart ten years ago. Looking into that Caribbean blue gaze, Will can't escape the old passion when they're together.

Corporate lawyer Geo has no idea of the secret merger planned between his company and Pemberley Industries. Not until a last-minute reassignment brings Geo onto the transition team. Without warning, he's in face-to-face negotiations with the only man he ever loved. Forgiveness is impossible after what he did a decade ago. But he still aches for the broad-shouldered CEO with the soulful dark eyes.

Desire in the boardroom soon leads to the bedroom. Is it just a fling? Or can Geo prove he's a better man, and gain Will's trust for good?

Will and Geo steam up the pages of this gay Pride and Prejudice variation. This story of forgiveness and redemption will warm your heart.

 
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ANN: irresistible spirit

by Ken Ross


A deeply moving tale of love, sex, motherhood, separation, ghosts of the past, and friendship. Spanning fifty years from the 1960s to modern times, the narrative records the development of a relationship between two young people who are neighbors on the back streets of Harehills in Leeds. Their love blossoms in passionate scenes of teenage lust and develops during marriage and parenthood before a hapless decision leads to their separation. Ultimately the relationship becomes an unbreakable friendship that the couple's children find difficult to understand. Perhaps it is only with the story's conclusion that the family comprehends what a truly unique bond survives through so many troubling circumstances. The story is loosely based on real-life events and is another gripping read from the author of A Cross Of Crocuses.

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Mine to Protect

by Sarah J. Brooks

She came into my life and brought her secrets with her.
But I have my own secret. She's not leaving without me.


My billions have a way of getting me in trouble.
Women throw themselves at me. Men try and take what's mine.
But I don't give in to threats. I make them.
Gwen's different. She doesn't treat me like a sugar daddy.
I thought it would be a one night stand, but I can't get her out of my head.
Her every inch brought me pleasure.
If her ex hurts her or her baby, I'll give him nothing but pain.
Gwen has to trust me. I protect what's mine.
She can run, but she can't hide. Not from me.

He's her past. I'm her future. There can be only one winner.

"Mine to Protect" is a full length standalone romance with no cheating and no cliffhangers, but with plenty of a steam and a HEA. I've also included exclusive bonus content for you - only available through this ebook! - Sarah J. Brooks (USA Today Bestselling Author)

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Home is Where the Heart Is: A Small Town Sweet Romance (Three Creeks, Montana Book 5)

by Merri Maywether


Liz remembers the day Dirk Mullins appeared on her doorstep. Her family’s life has never been the same. His congenial personality and tenacious temperament make it hard to resist doing whatever it is he suggests. Even if he is five years younger than her.


Now Dirk is a man and he has his eyes set on one thing. The muse to his shenanigans, Liz Harper. When he forms an alliance with Liz’s brother and ten-year-old son, getting her to buy into his greatest idea ever should be a piece of cake.

Then again, even the best-laid plans have their hidden pitfalls.


 
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