✍🏻 Totally Folked, Penny Reid’s newest book, is LIVE. Jackson James’s story is EVERYTHING! ✍🏻

One unforgettable night leads to an unlikely shared connection, and unlikely connections never go unnoticed by the good folks in Green Valley, Tennessee. . .

Totally Folked, an all-new small town romantic comedy filled with humor and heart from New York Times bestselling author Penny Reid, is available now!

Jackson James follows the rules. He has to. He’s a sheriff’s deputy in a super small town with a super big personality. However, strict adherence to the law during the day has been enjoyably balanced by rakish rules at night. Jackson, typically happy to protect and serve (and serve, and serve), starts questioning the value of wayward evenings when they begin to feel more like being waylaid rather than getting laid. Could it be that Green Valley’s most eligible—and notorious—bachelor longs for something (and someone) real?

Mega movie star Raquel Ezra follows only one rule: always leave them wanting more. Strict adherence to this single rule has served her well. Studio execs, reporters, audiences, fans, lovers—no one can get enough of the smart, savvy, and sexy bombshell. But when “generous offers” begin to feel more like excessive demands, years of always leaving has the elusive starlet longing for something (and perhaps someone) lasting.

When Raquel abruptly returns to the quirky Tennessee hamlet, her path crosses with the delectable deputy with whom she spent one unforgettable night. Unfortunately, scandal and intrigue soon follow. Raquel and Jackson must decide which is more important: following their rules? Or, at long last, finding something real.

TOTALLY FOLKED is a standalone, contemporary romantic comedy novel and book #1 in the Good Folk: Modern Folktales series.

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✍🏻 What’s not to love about a British hero? Check out the cover for Penelope Ward’s The Aristocrat. You can preorder it NOW. ✍🏻

Title: The Aristocrat
Author: Penelope Ward
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Letitia Hasser, RBA Designs
Photo: Alejandro Brito
Model: Kacey Carrig
Release Date: August 30, 2021
From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward, comes a new standalone novel.
The one that got away. Every girl has one, right?
Mine was a charming, British aristocrat who turned my world upside down one summer.
From the moment I first spotted Leo in the distance through my binoculars, I’d been captivated. I certainly never expected to find a man showering outside of the property across the bay in his birthday suit.
Then I noticed his housemate staring back at me with binoculars of his own—watching me watching Leo.
That made for an interesting conversation starter when I inevitably ran into them.
Turned out, the handsome Brits were only renting that house for the summer in my seaside town.
Leo and I formed an instant connection, even though we were technically opposites by all appearances. I taught him how to dig for clams, and he taught me that not all wealthy and powerful guys are pretentious.
Despite knowing he was totally wrong for me, I couldn’t seem to stay away.
It was a wild and crazy few months. And before I knew it, we’d fallen in love.
We both had one wish: more time together.
But Leo had obligations back home. He lived a life I’d never fit into. And I was going to law school. So, we decided to end it and never look back.
A part of me always felt like I’d let my soulmate walk away.
I believed our story was over.
Until five years later when he sent me a letter that shook me to my core.
I’d thought my world was turned upside down that first summer?
Well, I knew nothing yet.
Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling
author of contemporary romance.
She grew up
in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a
television news anchor. Penelope resides in Rhode Island with her husband, son,
and beautiful daughter with autism.
With over two
million books sold, she is a 21-time New York Times bestseller and the author
of over twenty novels. Her books have been translated into over a dozen
languages and can be found in bookstores around the world.



✍🏻 Professor Romance’s 4.5⭐️ Review: Tia Louise’s Trouble ✍🏻

Overall Grade: 4.5 ⭐️

The title for Tia Louise’s Trouble is bantered around in its story. However, while there is “trouble” for her hero and heroine, Spencer and Jocelyn, and while they are “trouble” to each other, the real trouble comes for the reader…a heart kind of trouble. Louise’s newest book is everything you love about romance: a hero whose emotional walls are firmly intact that they earn him the moniker, Mr. Freeze, for his imperious, cold demeanor, a heroine who is a bit messy but able to melt the freeze of the hero, a threat to the heroine and her friend who causes the hero to become his best self, protective, and so much steam that you almost need the hero and heroine to spend all their time in the bedroom. All of these qualities conspire to create a story that pulls at your heart in Tia Louise’s newest book. 

The story follows Jocelyn, the cousin of the heroine in Louise’s more recent story, Twist of Fate. Believing her boyfriend will put a ring on her finger, she finds out quickly that his intent is the opposite, as she catches him cheating with his secretary. Without a home (he had asked her to move in with him), a stronger list of massage clients, and a ring, Jocelyn moves in with her friend, Courtney. Before the day she catches her boyfriend in the act, her cousin is married to Scout, the hero of Twist of Fate, and she engages in a steamy encounter with Daisy’s former boss, Spencer, a curt, proper, stoic man. They are drawn to each other, but her sense of obligation to her boyfriend stops them before they can go “all the way.” 

Needing money after the drama with her now ex-boyfriend, Jocelyn is pulled into helping Spencer and his business partner, Miles, with their gala. Spencer and Jocelyn are drawn to each other; however, Spencer has learned to hide any vulnerability and insists on any connection to be entirely physical and temporary. However, Spencer can’t seem to “shed” his interest in Jocelyn. 

What this does is lead to a tether between Jocelyn and Spencer with Spencer fighting his growing connection to Jocelyn in ways that seem mean-spirited and hurtful while needing to be close to her. As her friend’s life becomes more and more endangered that it begins to threaten Jocelyn’s life, Spencer steps in to protect them all. However, maintaining his emotional walls grows more precarious as Jocelyn shows him that he can be more and want more from life and relationships. 

Heroes such as Spencer are my favorite type of romantic heroes. They are damaged by their pasts, and they need the love of their heroine to “save” them from themselves. As the story progresses, Tia Louise slowly lowers Spencer’s emotional walls, kneading him into the type of hero that makes readers like me cry. His past is horrible, but Jocelyn believes he can be more, and this binds them more with each turn of the page of this book. For me, Spencer’s journey/evolution is the best part of Trouble

As a heroine, Jocelyn is everything you love. She’s independent even when she struggles with the consequences of her love life. She has the capacity to punch through Spencer’s emotional walls, and her tenacity is her best trait. I think the thing I love the most about her story arc is her willingness to embrace setting boundaries with Spencer once she realizes he needs more from his life. In many romances, the heroine “can’t help herself” and she continually moves her boundaries, undermining the tension of the story. Tia Louise holds fast to setting Jocelyn’s emotional boundaries. The one time that Jocelyn changes them Louise creates this emotional moment for both Spencer and Jocelyn that breaks your heart, and it reminds you that you must hold fast to protecting your personal boundaries. 

In fact, that is the essence of Tia Louise’s Trouble: the importance of vulnerability to a healthy relationship. This quote from her book says it best: “[t]he real lesson I learned from this man is love must be shared with something that can be lost. Giving it to possessions only diminishes its value. Love becomes priceless when you have to earn the right to keep it. True love takes risk. It takes vulnerability. Only then have you found something irreplaceable.” By casting her story in Spencer’s world of antiquities, a world predicated on owning “things” that seem intangible, Tia Louise shows us that the true intangibility of life is loving with vulnerability. Yes, this story has steam. Yes, her characters’ journeys are profound. Yet, it’s this overall idea that makes Trouble an important read. Life’s trouble lies in our inability to give love freely to others so that we can gain it in return. 

In love and romance, 

Professor A

✍🏻 Oh, Spencer, heart-wounded, grumpy heroes make for some serious romantic catnip, and you steal hearts. Grab Tia Louise’s Trouble now. It is serious trouble for your heart. ✍🏻

A super-hot, enemies-to-lovers, billionaire romance 
from USA Today bestselling author Tia Louise.

Legend has it, the man you kiss at a wedding is the man you’ll marry.
In my case, it’s nothing but trouble.

Spencer Carrollton is a dark-haired, hazel-eyed beast.
When I collided with him at my cousin’s wedding, I wasn’t looking for love.
But his naughty eyes flashed, his full lips curled into a knowing smile, and I should have run.
I didn’t.
I kissed him instead.

Then he gave me a job when I needed it the most.
I never get involved with clients, but Spencer Carrollton is wickedly handsome in a bespoke suit.
He’s devastatingly sexy out of it.
He’s possessive, demanding, and the best night I’ve ever had.

He’s an arrogant billionaire, who thinks I’ll fall at his feet, but I’m not going down that road again.
Then he pulls me out of danger and insists I move in with him until it’s safe.
As the nights pass and we grow closer, I know I’m losing this fight.
Spencer Carrollton always gets what he wants.
The trouble is, he wants me.

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Tia Louise is the USA TODAY best-selling, award-winning author of super-hot and sexy romances. All her heroes are alphas with hearts of gold, and all her heroines are the smart, sassy ladies who love them.

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✍🏻 Professor Romance’s 4.5 ⭐️ Review: Max Monroe’s The Bet ✍🏻

Dear Max Monroe,

Overall grade: 4.5 ⭐️

Just when I think you’ll give us more of your delicious brand of rom-com, you twist it and bring us something a bit edgier and a whole lot steamier. Your book, The Bet, feels different from your recent fare, Oops I’ve Fallen and Grumpy Cowboy. Now, don’t get me wrong. I love a funny story that tickles my funny bone. However, there is something almost silly in their manifestation. And I loved them because you always offer what I need at the moment. But The Bet…whew, The Bet. Well, that is something altogether different. Yes, you had Thatch make a cameo again for your beloved readers who adore that rapscallion of a character. You also proffered up brief cameos of Kline, Georgia, and Cassie; granted, they had one line, but you reminded us of this universe of rom-comness that you two have created. But this book is, by my estimation, your steamiest to date. When you say in your introduction that there are a lot of Os in this book, ummm…well, you were not lying, and I think your long-time fans will love your foray into steamier fare away from that slow burn that you’ve been touting in recent books. 

I will say, though. I wasn’t a fan of Jude for a large portion of this story, which might surprise other readers. He eventually gets with the program and acts as I would hope a romantic hero should act, but there were times when I was yelling at Sophie to run. You even gave her a therapist who encourages her to “have fun” with him, when I wanted to say “get away from the manw*ore.” Yet, that created the tension of this story. It gave it an edge that feels different from the last several stories you’ve written. The Bet felt a little like your Jerk duet with a light shade of 4th and Girl, the story that brought me to you and your quirky universe of beloved characters. And I’m HERE for this direction. 

If I have one criticism of The Bet, it would lie with the last few chapters where you prepare for Remy, Ty, and Flynn’s books. I get that you need to set up the rest of the series, but I thought it was a little too obvious and interrupted Jude and Sophie’s story in a way that felt tangential. However, you set up the series, and I’m now incredibly excited for their stories as much as I loved Jude and Soph’s. 

But let’s be honest. You two are still the masters of rom-coms, so there is plenty of funny here. It just tends to be usurped by all of the steam of this book. I mean a Girl Scout-inspired badge system? And that place that Jude takes Sophie…consider me shocked and titillated by your dark, $exy sides. 

All in all, The Bet continues to remind me that your storytelling draws me in and makes me feel like I’ve found a home in each book. I’m ready, though, for the rest of those Winslow brothers. Based on Remy and Flynn’s responses to Jude being in love, they all need to fall…and FAST.

In love and romance,

Professor A

✍🏻 I’d say to run and grab The Bet for a “good laugh” this weekend, BUTTT Max Monroe have written a story that, seriously, has more steam than laughs. If you love a hero who’s a player yet is brought to his knees by the heroine, then grab this one NOW! ✍🏻

When it comes to life’s fun and games, always know:
The rules.
What’s at stake.
When to quit.

The Bet, an all new laugh out loud rom com from New York Times bestselling author Max Monroe is available now!

Wise words from…well…my fortune cookie. But wise words, nonetheless.

I just wish the Fortune Cookie People had considered how hard the whole “knowing when to quit” would be to carry out when a woman like me is gambling with her feelings.

Heart-palpitating, vageen-tingling, butterflies-in-my-belly feelings for a noncommittal, hot-as-sin player by the name of Jude Winslow.

After a crazy night where we were both pretending to be someone else, I’ve found myself immersed in the fun of the fling.
The thrill.
The irresistible charm.
The pleasure of being with a man like him.

Problem is, I’m positive he’s the exact opposite of husband material, and that is a serious issue for someone who is fixated on finding her happily ever after.

I know the rules and I know the stakes, oh wise Fortune Cookie.

Now I’d just like to know how close to self-destruction I have to get before I find the will to quit Jude Winslow.

Goodness knows, when your heart is on the line, you can’t ante up your bet with an IOU.

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A duo of romance authors team up under the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling pseudonym Max Monroe to bring you sexy, laugh-out-loud reads.

Max Monroe is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of more than ten contemporary romance titles. Favorite writing partners and long time friends, Max and Monroe strive to live and write all the fun, sexy swoon so often missing from their Facebook newsfeed. Sarcastic by nature, their two writing souls feel like they’ve found their other half. This is their most favorite adventure thus far.

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✍🏻 With The Rookie releasing next week, Kendall Ryan’s next Looking to Score story is coming September 14th. The cover for The Rebound is HERE. You can preorder it and add it to your TBR today. ✍🏻

Title: The Rebound

Series: Looking to Score

By Kendall Ryan

Release Day: September 14, 2021

About the Book

The last thing my newly single—and pregnant—neighbor Kinley needs is a fling. So, I make it my job to protect her from guys like me.

Which is the perfect distraction, because I’m suddenly in a whole bunch of hot water.

My coach hates me. And with our team captain now watching my every move, I need to start taking things more seriously.

Forced to walk the straight and narrow or face serious consequences, I’m willing to try something new—being a good guy. But the part of this that’s not an act? Helping out Kinley.

There’s just one problem. The girl I’m falling for? She’s the team captain’s sister. 

Kinley is funny and sweet and she’s . . . um, very pregnant.

And even though my spot on this team depends on it . . . I can’t let her go.

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Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than 100 times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine.

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✍🏻 Blog Tour: Kylie Scott’s Pause – Grab this one for your weekend reading ✍🏻

Pause, an all new emotional friends-to-lovers romance from New York Times bestselling author Kylie Scott is available now!

Read my review HERE.

An unpauseable new romance from New York Times bestselling, Audie Award winning author Kylie Scott!

When Anna wakes up from a coma after a car crash, she discovers life has gone on without her. Her husband has been unfaithful—with her best friend—and she’s been long since replaced at work. While her old life is a distant memory, her new life feels like an empty shell. Then she meets the stranger who saved her life during the crash, and he changes everything.

Leif Larsen—tattooist, joker, and player—has his own scars thanks to the crash that put Anna in a coma. Helping her move on from her failed marriage, and create a new life, sounds like a perfect distraction. So when he needs a new roommate, he invites Anna to begin her new life with him.

Although their lives may have been put on pause, together they just might find a way to heal.

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Leif Larsen lives in a big old brown brick building with a sprawling dogwood out front in a cool urban neighborhood. No one answers when I press the buzzer. But according to the details on the scrap of paper the nurse gave me, I’ve got the right place. 

What to do? 

The rational response would be to give up and go home. Because hiding out in my childhood bedroom has worked out great so far (and this would be sarcasm). It’s been months since I left the house for anything other than a medical appointment. Weeks since I’ve heard from any friends. Right on cue, my cell buzzes inside my tan Coach purse. I don’t bother to look. Mom requests proof of life every hour on the hour. Not even dinner at the country club can distract her, apparently. Her parental concern for me is well past claustrophobic.

My hand clenches the iron railing against a gust of unseasonably warm evening wind. It’s been a while since I stopped using a mobility aid, but things can still feel tricky. The whole damn world does, if I’m being honest. So many things I took for granted have now been turned upside down. 

This is the problem with living the supposed dream. With having an airtight plan for your life. Meet Prince Charming and marry him. Find the perfect job. Only problem is, if something goes wrong, when reality smacks you upside the head and sends you reeling, then there’s no system for putting the pieces back together. There’s no Plan B because it never occurred to you that you’d need one. A lack of imagination on my part, perhaps.

A motorcycle pulls up to the curb and it’s like everything happens in slow motion. Something about this long, lean man just makes time want to stand still. A denim-clad leg is swung over the back of the iron beast. A helmet is removed and shoulder-length hair tumbles free. High cheekbones and perfect lips are framed by stubble and all I can do is stare.

I don’t know if I’m intimidated or turned on or what.

“Can I help y . . .” he begins. There’s the faintest spark of recognition in his eyes.

I continue to stand there frozen.

“Fuck me,” he mutters, stalking closer. His gaze slides over me from top to toe, lingering on the small scars on my left cheek from the glass. There’s no attempt made to hide his curiosity. “It’s really you.”

Nichelle the nurse described him as being a nice young man. Nothing more. Certainly nothing that would prepare me for this. And I dispute “nice.” Ripped denim, battered leather, and a Harley-Davidson motorbike are not nice.

“Never seen you conscious before,” he says, getting even closer.

I just blink.

From beneath the collar and cuffs of his leather jacket emerge colorful tattoos. Lots of them. Blue waves and black letters. Red flames and white flowers. The man is a walking, talking piece of art. My parents would be horrified. Ryan too, for that matter. Not that any of their opinions matter. I need to forge my own path. Go my own way.

“How did you find me?” he asks with a faint frown.

“Oh. Ah.” I smooth down the front of my pale blue midi-length linen summer dress. My dark hair is slicked back in a low ponytail and my makeup is simple but perfect. It’s nice having some things I can control. “One of the nurses from the ICU told me about you and I wanted to come say thank you. But maybe an apology would be more in order?”

For a moment he pauses, then he asks, “Do you want to come in?”

Good question. The fact is, I don’t know. Nor do I know how to do this. Something made obvious when my mouth opens, but nothing comes out. So much nothing for such a length of time that it’s beyond embarrassing. Dammit. Whatever it is I came here looking for, it wasn’t this. Him. Whatever.

“We’ve never properly met, have we?” He holds out his big hand. “Hi, I’m Leif.”


While I’m tentative, he shows no such reserve. Strong, warm fingers enfold my own stiff and cold ones. There’s no attempt at a dominating handshake or groping. He gives my hand a squeeze, just the one gentle squeeze, before setting me free. 

“I’d say it’s nice to meet you, but that would be weird.” He grins conspiratorially and oh my God. Everything low in my stomach wakes up and takes notice. Shame on my lady parts, but the chemical pull of the man is ridiculous. It takes me a minute to remember that I’m a married woman. Mostly. Well, somewhat anyway. I certainly have no business smiling at him like I am. My life is messed up enough without adding a crush. Perhaps it’s in reaction to me, I don’t know, but the mirth disappears and his gaze becomes serious. A little bleak even. “I still have nightmares about that day, you know?”

“I’m sorry.”

“Not your fault.”

“I shouldn’t have come.”

“Don’t, Anna. Don’t look like that. I didn’t tell you to hurt you or make you uncomfortable. I was just . . . sharing.” His expression changes again, a more subdued smile taking the place of the brief hint of trauma. Then he suddenly winks at me all flirty like. I don’t know how to react. I can barely keep up. The man is a whirlwind. “Want to come in and have a beer with me?”

“Are you sure?”


“I just . . . I don’t want to remind you of things you’d rather—”

“I want you to come inside. I wouldn’t have asked otherwise.”

A drink with a pretty wild man that I have a strange sort of history with or a swift return to safety and boredom? I don’t overthink it. I don’t even hesitate. “Then yes, Leif. I’d love to.”

About Kylie Scott
Kylie is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. She was voted Australian Romance Writer of the year, 2013, 2014 & 2018, by the Australian Romance Writer’s Association and her books have been translated into eleven different languages. She is a long time fan of romance, rock music, and B-grade horror films. Based in Queensland, Australia with her two children and husband, she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet.

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✍🏻 Professor Romance’s 5 ⭐️ Review: Willa Nash’s The Brazen ✍🏻

Overall Grade: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

It wasn’t a hardship reading Devney Perry aka Willa Nash’s The Brazen. Not. In. The. Least. Why? Well, for one, she is a go-to author for me for small-town romance. If she writes a book, I’m devouring it in a single sitting, and The Brazen is no exception. Secondly, this newest book in her Calamity Montana series is my favoritest of favorite tropes: enemies-to-lovers. 

We’ve met her heroine in the earlier books of this series, The Bribe and The Bluff: Kerrigan Hale. This character is everything you LOVE in a woman: independent, tenacious, industrious, and creative. She takes life and makes it her b*tch. In The Brazen, she encounters Pierce, the grandson of her mentor, Gabriel. A tragedy has befallen his family, and he’s in Calamity to call on the loan his grandfather offered Kerrigan for her enterprise. From the first moment these two meet, it is an explosion of hate and attraction. For the first third of the book, maybe even the half, these two can’t help wanting to be around each other while also wanting to strangle the other. And that is manna to this romance reader’s soul. I could eat of that over and over again. Why? Because the deeper the initial hate, the greater the fall into love and lust. This is the entire case with The Brazen. Kerrigan and Pierce are fated, and their journey is fraught with lots of obstacles: past secrets, future landmines, and Kerrigan’s unsupportive family. However, what makes The Brazen an absolute must-read is the evolving romance between these two. If you’ve read enemies-to-lovers, then you know the hero falls HARD. With that in mind, you will want to read this story. 

I inhaled this book. It’s a quick read because Willa Nash aka Devney’s style is fluid and accessible. The story breezes over the page, and Kerrigan and Pierce’s love story pulls you through their book. Interestingly enough, the characters of the first two books of the series only have brief cameos; however, we meet the Hale family in full force. Maybe…there might be stories in Kerrigan’s siblings’ futures. Who knows? If you’re hoping for more of Lucy and Everly, there isn’t much. Instead, you’re treated to the next couple in the Calamity Montana series, Nellie and Cal. If you think Kerrigan and Pierce are fireworks, I think Devney is saving the best for the last. 

The Brazen is a stunning story about letting go of the past through embracing the vessel of love. It’s a tale that is exciting, emotional, and engaging, and it will tug at your heart while titillating your soul. It’s another piece of evidence for why Devney Perry/Willa Nash is an instant one-click for my Kindle. 

In love and romance,

Professor A

✍🏻 Xavier Neal’s Bulletproof is coming on July 22nd. You can PREORDER right now! ✍🏻

BULLETPROOF by Xavier Neal

Release Date: July 22nd


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The assignment is simple.

Don’t let the client die.

Don’t let her get kidnapped.

Don’t sleep with her.

It’s the last part that unexpectedly complicates things for me after I’m introduced to the most beautiful and brilliant woman I could’ve ever envisioned.

And it only gets worse when we have to stash ourselves away in a small town where our calculated cover is to be a recently engaged couple.

My new mission is now significantly harder.

Don’t let her hate what’s for dinner.

Don’t let anyone else make her laugh more than I do.

And, most importantly, don’t let myself actually fall for someone again.

After all, my job isn’t to love my boss’s sister.

It’s to stop an unidentified threat from taking her – or die trying.

About the Author:

Xavier Neal is a best-selling romance author who enjoys hopping from sub genre to sub genre like a game of Hopscotch she can’t resist.

In between writing, she loves to read (everything from romance to self improvement books), watch movies (old and new), eat too much Tex-Mex (her Chuy’s t-shirt collection is out of control), and watch AHL hockey games LIVE (preferably against the glass whenever possible).

She currently resides happily in Texas with her bearded husband “Lumberjack” and their two fur babies.


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