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).

Meridian File: a romantic suspense thriller (The Rider Files Book 1)

by CB Samet


She dominates the court. He defends all in need of protection. Will they ace their path to a future forever?


Aurora Meridian refuses to be beaten again. Held back by an ankle injury and fighting to return to the top of the circuit, the tennis superstar finally has her eyes set on a major win. And she isn’t about to let death threats stand in her way, especially when her security detail comes in the form of a super-sexy hunk.

Mason Stone won’t get his fingers burned twice. After his last client falsely accused him of unwanted advances, the former Navy Seal keeps a strictly hands-off relationship. But it’s borderline torture when sparks start to fly with his new assignment and all he can do is bury the feelings.

Frustrated not to be making any headway with her scorching-hot bodyguard, Aurora is getting seriously unnerved by the still-flowing string of hate. But when Mason’s charge is physically attacked, nothing will stop him from bringing down the hammer of justice and wrapping his muscly arms around his beloved.

Can they survive the mysterious menace and take game, set, and match with a happily ever after?


Meridian File is the captivating first book in The Rider Files romantic suspense series. If you like engaging characters, sizzling tension, and a dash of sporting passion, then you’ll adore CB Samet’s saucy rally.

Buy 
Meridian File for a volley of love today!

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"There is plenty of romance intrigue and drama in this book to keep the paged turning” —Booksprout Reviewer

“a super plot” —Booksprout Reviewer

"The storytelling keeps you on the edge of your seat .... I love strong women .... Great read!” — Voracious Readers Reviewer

"This novel is witty, highly engaging and full of realistic characters." — Voracious Readers Reviewer

"This has an awesome heroine and hero! So strong and so brave"— Voracious Readers Reviewer

"There is no genre that I love more than well-written romantic suspense."— Voracious Readers Reviewer

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One True Mate Series Bundle, Books 1-4

by Lisa Ladew


One True Mate Series: An all wolf-shifter police force has been the only thing between humans and an unknown evil for centuries, but the pack is in danger of dying if they don't find their promised mates soon.


This Bundle Contains Four Full Novels:

One True Mate 1

Trevor has lived his entire life believing he was a fraud, but angling for a chance to prove he’s not, itching for an actual fight against the demon he’s prophesied to defeat. Nightly, he dreams about the One True Mates. Do they exist, do they not? He’s drawn to a female, but she doesn’t seem to fit the prophecy, until she leads him right into the home of the demon himself.

One True Mate 2

The dragon came to Serenity to fight the demon and it’s the last thing he hopes to do in his too-long life, but then he meets her, the only woman in the world who may be able to handle his love.

One True Mate 3

Crew is a powerful, yet tortured, wolf shifter who is convinced he has to live out the visions he sees in his head... true love lost before it has a chance to begin. Crew is about to discover how powerful love really is.

One True Mate 4

Cerise is a mystery, and something about her scrambles Beckett’s brain cells. He must figure out who she is to him, and why he’s willing to drop everything to help her.

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My Forbidden Billionaire: Enemies To Lovers Romance (Blue Sky Empire Book 2)

by Charmaine Ross


Tristan Booker. Playboy. Reprobate.


I’m society’s favorite bachelor. A different woman is on my arm every night.
Women are more in love with my bank balance than what is inside me.
Their eager, hungry faces blur.
Good thing they don’t expect anything else of me.
That’s until Lily refuses to take what every other woman wants.
Astute, unreachable, tempting Lily.
This time I’m the one left wanting. Yearning.
She’s my kryptonite. My downfall.
Mine.



Lily Williams. Ice-queen. Untouchable.

I won’t let my mother’s legacy fail.
Backed into a corner, bankruptcy isn’t a term anyone wants to hear.
I have no choice but to accept help from Tristan Booker. Of all people.
But his help comes with conditions.
Pretend to be his girlfriend and keep his society mother happy, and bankruptcy will be a thing of the past.
I need to make sure the fake dating ends at the door.
I can’t end up in his bed. Sex and business don’t mix.
I can’t mess up. If everyone doesn’t believe we’re together, he’ll take away his funding.
But when I find out he’s the reason for my financial situation, all bets are off.

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Suddenly Broken: A Decker Family Novel (Unexpected Everlasting Book 1)

by Claudia Burgoa


USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR Claudia Burgoa creates an emotional romance duet full of angst and secret pain.


I’m music royalty.

Part of Hollywood’s elite.

It’s a perk of being the only daughter of Gabe Colt and Chris Decker.

Except, no one knows my fathers are together.

They kept their marriage private along with their children.

They hid us–and their love for each other–for years.

I grew up sheltered from the celebrity world.

But I was exposed to so many lies…

All I’ve ever wanted is a normal life.

Friends.

Love.

Sure, I have my brothers and the handsome, geeky Mason Bradley, but that’s not enough.

I want more.

I want romantic love.

Instead of finding it—him–I fell for Porter Kendrick.

I thought he loved me.

He only loved that I worshiped him.

After a loss that rocks my world, I find myself relying on the only friend I’ve ever had.

The first book in the Unexpected Everlasting duet will invoke tears and heartbreak in a gut-wrenching love story. This book ends on a cliffhanger that’ll change everything…

The Unexpected Everlasting Duet is based on Ainsley Decker and Mason Bradley’s story. Part of this duet was released as Unsurprisingly Complicated

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The Flower Cottage: A Sweet Small Town Romance (The Cottages on Anchor Lane Book 1)

by Leeanna Morgan


Fans of Pamela Kelley and Robyn Carr will love this small-town, feel-good romance!

Paris Haynes has spent most of her life running from one bad relationship to the next. Three years ago, determined to put her past behind her, she moved to Sapphire Bay and began to rebuild her life.

Working with Kylie in the flower shop has given her a sense of purpose, a reason to live the kind of life she’s always dreamed about. When she hears about the cottages that are being remodeled on Anchor Lane, she can hardly contain her excitement. She proposes a plan so outrageous, so out of her comfort zone, that she’s sure it will fail before it begins.

Richard Dawkins lost his leg in Afghanistan and nearly lost his son. Moving to Sapphire Bay has given him more than a place to call home. He has new friends, a steady job, and a state-of-the-art prosthetic leg that’s transformed his life.

Helping to turn the cottages on Anchor Lane into small, thriving businesses will be his way of giving back to the community. But when he discovers Paris has been given the keys to the first cottage, he knows he’s in trouble. With her over-the-top positivity, she's everything he doesn't need, and the only person who could change his life forever.

THE FLOWER COTTAGE is the first book in The Cottages on Anchor Lane series and can easily be read as a stand-alone. All of Leeanna’s series are linked. If you find a character you like, they could be in another novel. Happy reading!

 

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Dirty: A Dark Mafia Romance Series (The Micheli Mafia Collection): Micheli Mafia

by Zoe Beth Geller


When you are in the dark, you crave light. Meet the Micheli Mafia Family from Florence. This is a spicy ollection of dominant men and mafia tropes; captive, forced marriage, arranged marriage, auction, kidnapping, and a femme fatal. The family is filled with brotherly love but they are shrouded in a suspense-filled saga. Each book reveals more intrigue and a new romance with a HEA.

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The Lighthouse Cafe (Gulf Coast Getaway Book 1)

by Bebe Reed


"I didn’t want to put it down." ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
"I love this book." ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
"I can’t wait for the next!" ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


At the reading of her late husband’s will, Ginny Rigby discovers two things—he had a secret family, and that family now owns her beloved house.

Grief-stricken and homeless, Ginny arrives in a charming town nestled in Florida’s Gulf Coast. There, she stumbles into an auction—an historical lighthouse is up for grabs.

Using every last penny in her checking account, she buys the place and decides to transform the lighthouse into a beachside café.

The only problem is, how will Ginny tell her grown daughters the shameful truth about their father?

Reece Rigby has a secret—she’s failing medical school. So she jumps at the chance to help her mother start a café, and hopes to keep Ginny from discovering her secret.

Chandler Rigby’s successful career as a New York jewelry designer is finished. Her muse has left, and she feels lost. Maybe a trip to the beach will help Chandler reclaim her art.

Together, these three women will search for purpose. They will discover heartache and love, inspiration, and healing.

But will the secrets they’re keeping from one another destroy their bonds, or bring these women closer together?


This is the first book I’ve read by this author, but it won’t be the last. Goodreads reviewer, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

The Lighthouse Cafe completely swept me up in the life of Ginny and her daughters. Goodreads reviewer, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I can’t wait for more. Goodreads reviewer, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️

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Captive Star (Stars of Mithra Book 2)

by Nora Roberts


​Find out what happens next in the fan-favorite Stars of Mithra trilogy from #1 
New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts!

M.J. O’Leary is used to punching first and asking questions later. So when bounty hunter Jack Dakota tries to arrest her for bail jumping, she doesn’t go down easily. Little does Jack know, getting involved with M.J. will land him in a world of trouble. On the run from hired killers, M.J. refuses to talk about who’s after her…or why she has a massive blue diamond hidden in her purse. M.J. and Jack are drawn to each other, despite their better judgment, but can Jack learn to trust M.J. when she has so many secrets?

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The Bequest: (Regency Romance)

by Danielle Dabbs


A regency romance with a ticking time clock…


Joseph Harwood has a problem: he has seven days to find a bride. If he does, he inherits his deceased uncle’s estate. If he doesn’t, he faces financial ruin and social ridicule. He has his eyes on Lady Rebecca, but his heart longs for her cousin Gwen, who’s out of his reach.

Claude also has a problem: he has seven days to prevent his cousin Harwood’s marriage and receive the inheritance he believed would be his. Without the inheritance, he can’t pay off his insurmountable debt and will face servitude or death. His plan is to kidnap Lady Rebecca. What he doesn’t know is that he’ll fall in love with her when he does so.

Unbeknownst to both cousins, Claude’s creditor wants the estate for himself and will stop at nothing to get it.

Desperate men do desperate deeds, but who will win out at the end of the week when the terms of the will and the dust have settled?


If you like clean, fast-paced historical romances filled with charm and witty banter, you will love The Bequest. Featuring multiple storylines that humorously combine, it’s a story of love, ruin, and redemption set in 1809 England. Who will come out on top: proud, self-made Harwood or his scoundrel cousin? Read now to find out!

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Owned by the Bratva: An Age Gap, Forced Marriage Romance (Bratva Billionaires Series)

by K.C. Crowne


"Let's get this over with."
His voice rumbling through the chapel like thunder.

 
 

NOW AN AMAZON TOP 45 BESTSELLER
 

No wedding bells.
No blushing bride.

I have no idea who this stranger before me is.
Towering over me, a foot and a half taller...
All I know about this intimidating man is a family history of cold-hearted criminals.

My plan: find any possible way out of my cage of horrors.


But a plot twist stops me in my tracks.
Now the man I've been running from becomes my only possible hope of freedom.

And when he finds out I'm pregnant with his baby,
He becomes something completely new:
A husband who'll turn the whole world into ash before he lets his own family burn.



This is Pyotr Antonov's story and a fully standalone romance in the Bratva Billionaire Series. Follow the Antonov brothers as they rule their city and the hearts of their woman. If you enjoy billionaire, boss, Bratva romance suspense with unexpected twists and turns you're sure to love the Antonov brothers.

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Best Friend's Brothers: A Why Choose Romance

by Natasha L. Black


After escaping an abusive relationship, all I wanted was to focus on my career.
The last thing I needed was to get involved with another man—
Let alone three of them!


Just when I thought nothing could be more enticing—or more forbidden—
I encountered Rory Beckett, the irresistible firefighter and my best friend's older brother.
Fate brought me back into his life, along with his equally captivating brothers, Darren and Jeremy, at a cozy barbecue.

Determined to stand on my own, I tried to resist their charm.
But when my vengeful ex turned stalking into his new obsession,
The Beckett brothers insisted on keeping me safe within their shared home.

As I found myself living with all three of them, our chemistry became undeniable,
And they assured me that I didn't need to choose just one.


Happiness and satisfaction were finally within my reach,
But when a fire set by my ex jeopardized my life and newfound love,
I might never get the chance to reveal my true feelings,
Or share the news of the precious miracle we've created together.

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Along Came You (Paradise Bay Billionaire Brothers Book 3)

by Claudia Burgoa


From USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR Claudia Burgoa comes this billionaire workplace accidental pregnancy romance that’ll leave readers laughing and swooning!

What happens when you break the cardinal rule?

I’m good at following rules.

Like, don’t sleep with your hot employees. That’s a good rule.

At least I was until that night. I blame the champagne and the tuxedo he wore.

There are several reasons why I shouldn’t be attracted to Elliot McPhee.

  1. He’s emotionally unavailable.
  2. He’s in his mid-forties—too old for me.
  3. He’s my employee.
  4. He’s jaded after a disastrous divorce.
  5. He’s leaving soon.

But he has gray eyes, and a deep velvety voice…did I mention he looks like Joshua Jackson?

I can’t resist.

It’s just a one-night stand before he leaves.

Except, things get complicated.

We’re talking two bright pink lines complicated.

Did I mention he has no desire to commit?

So, we agree not to try.

Except, we can’t keep our hands off each other.

Then I find out he’s not who I thought.

He’s so wrong for me. So why do I still want to create a family with him?

 

Along Came You is a forbidden age gap romance involving a secret billionaire and an accidental baby. Get ready to laugh, swoon, and be seduced by sexy billionaires willing to please their women!

 

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Falling for Mindy: A Taboo Older Man Romance

by Annie J. Rose


He's undeniably handsome and intelligent.
But he's strictly off limits.
And I can't resist my attraction to him.


I’m going to take notes, pass his class and quit fantasizing about my professor.
It's just an innocent crush, nothing else.

Or so I thought...

Until circumstances bring us closer together.
He’s the new advisor for my internship.
Professor Quinn isn’t just in my dirty thoughts anymore.


Now, he's my mentor and confidante,
And our undeniable chemistry is impossible to ignore.
As our connection deepens, will we be able to keep our feelings in check?

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A Love Divided: A Scottish Historical Romance (Mary's Ladies Book 1)

by Belle McInnes


He's a Scottish laird, she's an English heiress. In the time of Mary Queen of Scots, that makes them enemies.

Alexandra Graham is a feisty English heiress who rides and fights as well as any man. Caught stealing back her treasured horse, she ends up in the dungeons of Scotland's most forbidding castle, prisoner of the notorious Earl of Bothwell, and treated like a common criminal.

Responsible for keeping the law on the Queen's borderland, Michael Cranstoun is a Scottish laird with a reputation for fair-mindedness and the looks of a Viking warrior. But when he meets the beguiling Alexandra, both his life and his honour are at risk - not to mention his heart...

:: Set in 16th century Scotland, 
A Love Divided is book 1 in the Mary's Ladies true history series, which tells Mary Queen of Scots' story through the lives and loves of the lairds and ladies in her court. Pick up your copy today!

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The Playboy Prince and the Nanny (The Princes of Marazur Book 1)

by Donna Alward


The bad-boy prince returns...


When the future queen of Marazur is killed in a car accident, Prince Diego Navarro knows it’s time to step up and leave his playboy past behind. His brother, the crown prince, needs him, and so do his niece and nephew, who are now left motherless and afraid. His first task is to hire a new nanny for the children; someone who can give them the love, attention, and gentle support needed after such a traumatic time. Rose Walters is the perfect candidate. Her references are impeccable, her manners firm, but kind. She’s just what’s needed at the castle… Diego will just ignore his surprising attraction to her. He’ll be gone back to his own life soon enough.

Rose isn’t intimidated by celebrity or the opulence of the island palace. She is, however, thrown off her stride by the playboy prince with the racy reputation. It isn’t long before she realizes that beneath the charm lies a heart of gold and a man who would do anything for his family. But he’s royalty and she’s staff. He’s constantly in the tabloids and she’s a wallflower, keen to avoid any sort of scandal. And neither of them stands a chance when two adorable children decide to play matchmaker...

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The Matchmaker and the Cowboy (Windsong Book 2)

by Robin Bielman


Callie Carmichael has a gift for making bridesmaid dresses—some even call them 
magical. Somehow, every person who’s worn one of her dresses has found love. Real love. And as long as that happily-ever-after is for someone else, Callie is happy. Because she’s fully over getting her heart broken…which is why her new roommate is definitely going to be a problem.

After being overseas for six months, Callie’s only choice is to stay with her best friend’s ridiculously hot brother, Hunter Owens. Cowboy, troublemaker, and right now, the town’s most coveted bachelor. Only, Hunter isn’t 
quite the player she thought. And if it weren’t for her whole “no more love” thing, their setup could get confusing really fast.

Now, Hunter wants Callie to make him a best man suit—a “lucky for love” kind of suit. But what happens if she makes the suit and he finds true love…and it isn't her?

Each book in the Windsong series is STANDALONE:
* The Wedding Crasher and the Cowboy
* The Matchmaker and the Cowboy

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Watcher Untethered: Dark Angels Paranormal Romance (Watcher of the Gray Book 1)

by JL Madore


An 8-Book Dark Angels Completed Series.

Duty. Honor. His brothers. That's all he has.

Wounded in battle, Zander wakes in a daemon feeding ground, bound to a human female. The origins of the restraints are unknown and the woman, a risk for Otherworld exposure. In the midst of the violence of his world, and with relationships punishable by death, Austin tempts a part of him he fought to lock down his entire, miserable existence.

Kidnapped and handcuffed to a dangerously sexy man, Austin is helpless to fight the attraction to her savior. The darkness of his world terrifies her, yet the rich timbre of his voice triggers a bizarre form of synesthesia. After a decade of being blind, what Austin sees when she's with Zander, threatens to destroy them both...

The Watchers of the Gray Series by JL Madore, joins the gritty, dark paranormal romance traditions of JR Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, and IT Lucas.

Devour this page-turner and join the secret world of the Watchers of the Gray!

 

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Let's Face the Music and Dance (The Unsuitable Brides Book 2)

by Merry Farmer


The Marquess of Vegas made a deal with the devil, and now his sons must pay the price.


In order to restore the family fortune he lost, Lord Vegas has ordered his sons to marry money, and to marry it fast. But the four of them are determined to strike back at their father by marrying the most unsuitable brides they can find….

As the second-youngest son of the Marquess of Vegas, no one has ever expected much from Dean Rathborne-Paxton, including himself. Dean has been content to spend his days flexing his artistic muscles by painting scenery for the Concord Theater. The theater is the perfect place for him to be close to the famous and scandalous actress, Nanette D’Argent. Dean has admired Nanette from afar, but when his brothers hatch their scheme to marry unsuitable women, he takes a leap and proposes.

Nan Silvers has built a life and a fortune on pretending to be someone she isn’t. She has deliberately built her image and then sold it to the highest bidders. Her image can be found endorsing everything from chocolate to soap, and the fortune she’s earned from her commercial ventures is enough to make her the envy of London. But nothing she has ever done is enough for the family she left behind to pursue her acting dreams.

So when the son of the Marquess of Vegas proposes to her out of the blue, Nan jumps at the chance to become Dean’s wife. Surely, she will be respected when she marries into the aristocracy, right?

What Nan and Dean actually get is a whirlwind courtship, a case of mistaken identity, a disastrous trip to the country, an opening night comedy of errors, and more interference from colorful family members than either of them expected. Oh, and love. Unexpectedly, paradoxically, and forever.



Please Be Advised: Heat Level – Super Steaming Hot!

The Unsuitable Brides consists of:

THAT’S WHY THE LADY IS A TRAMP
LET’S FACE THE MUSIC AND DANCE
SOME ENCHANGED EVENING
LUCK BE A LADY TONIGHT

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The Tyrant's Secret Safe House: A Bad Boy, Billionaire, Enemies to Lovers Romance (Secrets Book 1)

by Rachel K Stone


I didn't know being fired from my Grumpy Boss would include a three-month severance package and a surprise pregnancy. FML


I never planned on working for grumpy, billionaire boss Matthew Cohen for more than eight months.
Matthew is a tyrant of a boss, rude, angry, cruel, and just a grump with the capital "G."

We used to be friends, but that was a long time ago.
In my defense, I thought our past would make a difference.
I thought all those stories of people he fired wouldn't happen to me.

I thought wrong.
Now the building is under an emergency threat.
I am under lockdown with him.

I should be afraid, angry, and distressed.
But all I can feel are my inhibitions reacting to his calm, controlling demeanor.
Oh, how I wish there were warning signs for times like these.

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BURNED: A Cowboys of Cade Ranch Novel (The Cade Ranch Series Book 1)

by Greta Rose West


From Internationally Bestselling Small-town Western Romance author, Greta Rose West...


Jack Cade already has enough on his shoulders with his four brothers, his struggling Wyoming horse ranch, and his adopted mama going through chemo again. He doesn’t have time for a woman, and he doesn’t trust them. But when Everlea Donovan falls into his life—literally—he can’t stop fantasizing about her.


Wanting her.

But Everlea’s hiding something, always looking over her shoulder, ready to run at any moment. She can’t risk putting Jack and his family in danger, but she’s never wanted anything—anyone—the way she wants him.

When she starts feeling at home at Cade Ranch with its wide open meadows and breathtaking mountain views, she begins to let down her guard—to both her heart and her safety—and that’s just asking for trouble…

The first book in the Cade Ranch series, BURNED, is a steamy romance about learning to trust and letting love guide you home…




Trigger Warning: This book contains subjects of a mature nature and language. Issues of parental loss, abduction, and burn victims may be triggered. But there is a guaranteed Happily Ever After and lots of good ol' down home sexy fun.

The Cade Ranch Series in order:
Burned
Broken
Busted
Braved
Blinded

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