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Roadside Assistance

(Body Shop Bad Boys #2)

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3.96  ·  Rating details ·  869 ratings  ·  143 reviews
Underneath the axle grease and tats
He's a gentleman


Foley Sanders figured he'll always be content with a life of cars and casual hookups. Until a run-in with Cyn, a statuesque firecracker with a hate-on for men, leaves him bewitched and intrigued-much to her annoyance.

Maybe Cynthia Nichols was a little hard on Foley, that muscular, tattooed, super-hot mechanic next door. Bu
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Mass Market Paperback, 362 pages
Published September 6th 2016 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
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Annette Dahl "Old Vicarious Reader" My POV is t was both. Foley was a bit awkward in his statement after their dinner. And, yes Cyn was sensitive to his statement because of her abuse…moreMy POV is t was both. Foley was a bit awkward in his statement after their dinner. And, yes Cyn was sensitive to his statement because of her abuse from her mother.(less)

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Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)


I don’t know how I’m going to be able to write thing review without gushing or jumping with excitement. As you probably know, Marie Harte has been an author whose work I’ve been loving recently. ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE is the second book of the Bad Boys Body Shop series and it’s probably one of my top books by her. Not only if the hero of the book, Foley Sanders, an absolute dream but this book is funny, charming, witty and downright hotter than hell too! It literally has all the things I love in
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The Romance Book Disciple (Samantha)
good. full review to come!
Perry ★TBBSisterhood Blog★
3.5 stars

Roadside Assistance is my first book by Marie Harte and the second book in the Body Shop Bad Boys series. The minute I read the summary of this book, I knew I had to read it. I'd been wanting to read a romance about a mechanic hero that was total badass but knew how to treat a women both in and out of bed. There's just something about a blue collar guy, someone that performs manual labor and isn't a billionaire or a rock star or a privileged man. A guy that is highly skilled with his ha
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Maria Rose

This review also appears at All About Romance: http://allaboutromance.com/book-revie...

Marie Harte is a romance author who has been around since the mid 2000’s, publishing a wide variety of romance books in the paranormal, erotic and contemporary sub-genres. With over one hundred titles released, she clearly has a winning formula that draws readers to her time and time again. Roadside Assistance is the second story in the Body Shop Bad Boys series, a spin-off of her sexy and fun McCauley Brother
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☕ Kimberly
Jun 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Coffee Dates with Roadside Assistance

First Date:Foley Sanders is in charge of Webster’s Garage while the boss is away, and when a tall redheaded firecracker comes in and gives him the what for about the shops cars you just know we are going to have some fun. Cynthia Nicolas is single, successful,and confident. That is until she is around her mother. Then she feels like an overweight eleven year old who can do no right. She has some self-esteem issues and after a bitter breakup, she has sworn o
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⚜️Trea
DISCLAIMER: I RECEIVED AN E-ARC FROM THE PUBLISHER THROUGH NET GALLEY IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW. RECEIPT OF THIS BOOK IN THIS MANNER DOES NOT AFFECT MY OPINION OF THE BOOK OR THE CONTENT OF MY REVIEW!

I loved this book! As always, it was good to see the McCauley/Webster's crew in action, but this book dealt with a couple of deeper issues: emotional abuse at the hands of a parent as well as body image issues.

Foley was an unlikely hero, and yet I couldn't imagine anyone else for Cyn! I loved
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Bea  Charmed
I liked this one. Foley was a neat guy; rough around the edges but sweet, thoughtful smart, and sexy. I loved his relationship with his mother. Cyn was smart, beautiful, a smartass, and awesome. I related to her body image issues and her difficult relationship with her mother. I was glad that her issues didn't magically clear up but were handled realistically. I also loved the humor.
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Slick's review posted at Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

It is hard to put into words how much I loved Marie Harte's Roadside Assistance; the hero is on the crude side but has a heart of gold, the heroine is successful and sassy but even in her 30's is dealing with her mother's verbal abuse, the feelings that developed between them surprised them both, and the secondary characters added so much fun, some colorful commentary and a bit of tension. All of these things rolled together made Roadside Ass
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Brianna
Nov 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was a great place to start with Marie Harte. I usually don't read out of order, but this book's plot just appealed to me too much. I mean, a heroine who isn't super-thin mixed with a regular mechanic? And add in some steamy scenes? SOLD!

And it turned out to be really good, too. I liked Cyn and Foley, the main couple, together. Cyn was super-confident and relatable, but had issues when it came to dealing with her verbally abusive mom. Foley was protective and sweet, even though his looks di
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Sunny
I like the characters, but the heroine's insecurities are overwhelming and redundant. I had to put it down for a week before returning to finish it. I hope to have more success with the next book.
Priyanka
Feb 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Before talking about this, I just wanted to say that I am going to write about each book I read this year, I don't write a full-length review for all the books I read and that's no fun. So I've decided to write at least a little something about each book I read.
I read McCauley Brothers series first by Marie Harte, I absolutely loved it and I am very happy to say that I am loving this spin off series too.
Foley is one of the badass bros, Sam being the other one, works in Liam and Del's garage. He
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Originally posted at Smexybooks-http://smexybooks.com/2016/09/review-...

Grade: B+

Favorite Quote:
“Come on, guys. I’ll show you where real men work. And none of us have unicorn tattoos.”
“What about butterflies?”
“Now you’re just being ridiculous.”

Roadside Assistance is the second installment in Marie Harte’s Body Shop Bad Boys; a spin-off of her McCauley brothers series. This series focuses on Webster’s Garage and the four gorgeous, sexy, commitment phobic mechanics who work there. Even though ther
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Shannon   The Romance Addict!
3.5 stars. I was so close to DNF-ing this for the first few chapters. I wasn't feeling it AT ALL! But it picked up and turned out ok. I liked it more then the first one.
Jonel Boyko
Aug 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
What a fun novel! Harte had me laughing so hard I was in tears throughout this novel. She showed life at its finest, while also hinting at the dark undertones that can run through it. At the same time, there were also some real tear jerker moments. The banter between the characters is so real. I love how it brought not only the characters, but the entire story to life.

I love how Harte brought all of the different characters’ emotions to life throughout the story. It really made Foley seem larger
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Sandy S
Aug 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
3.75 stars---

About the book: Release Date September 6, 2016

Underneath the axle grease and tats he's a gentleman.
Foley Sanders figured he'll always be content with a life of cars and casual hookups. Until a run-in with Cyn, a statuesque firecracker with a hate-on for men, leaves him bewitched and intrigued-much to her annoyance.

Maybe Cynthia Nichols was a little hard on Foley, that muscular, tattooed, super-hot mechanic next door. But she's tired of feeling defensive about her size and has sworn
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Sheyla ✎
Jun 14, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley, 2016


This is book two in the Body Shop Bad Boys. I didn't read Test Drive but after finishing Roadside Assistance, I really want to read it.

Cynthia Nichols is a successful woman in her thirties. She co-owns a business with her brother Matt and sister-in-law Nina. At the beginning of the book, Cyn is fiery mad. The Body Shop next door has overtaken her parking lot and she made sure the one in charge of the body shop at that time, Foley, knows about it. She was having a bad day and she kind of went o
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Quinn's Book Nook
Sep 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: adult-romance
There is nothing quite like attempting to write a review for a book you read almost a month ago, which is what I am trying to do right now. Forgive me if the details are a little sparse, but I definitely want to talk about this book. Roadside Assistance is the first book that I've read by Marie Harte, but it definitely won't be my last.

Roadside Assistance is about sexy and sweet mechanic Foley Sanders and gorgeous (and sometimes a bit cranky) coffee shop owner and businesswoman Cynthia Nichols.
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Danielle
Jun 23, 2016 rated it liked it
Review originally posted at http://www.joyfullyreviewed.net/revie...

Every time I go into a Marie Harte book I know two things; one it’s going to be hot and steamy and two, the characters are going to be different each and every time. Roadside Assistance is the second installment in Harte’s new series, Body Shop Bad Boys and I have to say there were things that just stood out on this one.
 
Have you ever read a story were the heroine is almost completely perfect and put together not only in persona
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♆ BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
A gentle giant who should be known as the angry woman whisperer entices a human porcupine. The latest book in this series is another winner. Ms. Harte writes seductive love stories filled with real people in her contemporary romances. Foley Sanders is a mechanic who just likes to do his job. He tries to be patient with customers and co-workers alike. He lives a good life. He has a good job and a great boss. The other guys at the shop are friends. He shares an apartment with a guy he's known fore ...more
Witchy
Jan 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Ramblings:
Reading about the mechanics at Webster’s Garage was a fun way to pass the time, but now what? Now, I’m going to read the Doonigans series. From mechanics to marines. “Ooh-rah!”

Summary:
Cynthia (Cyn) Nichols endured years of her mother’s thinly-veiled criticisms and the resulting blows to her self-esteem. She’s also sworn off men: forever! They assume she’ll stop being curvy and simply change into some thinner version of herself. Well, here’s a newsflash: she rather be a celibate cat lad
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Tifferz
Jun 16, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 Stars, 3 Flames
Foley Sanders is used to being bigger than life. He and his best friend are known as the Badass Bros around the garage they work at. Everyone thinks he’s a thug due to his size and tats while very few will stand up to him and put him in his place. That soon changes when Cyn Nichols walks through the garage. She’s all kinds of fiery and Foley just cannot stay away.

Book 2 in the Body Shop Bad Boys and I really, really wanted to like this one. We met Foley in the first book, Tes
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Jamila
Aug 15, 2018 rated it it was ok

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Annette  Dahl "Old Vicarious Reader"

I decided to start this series with Foley and Cyn. The Hero was a very confident big hunky guy. Saw what he wanted and went after it (her). Our Heroine was a confident entrepreneur. Her only problem was a verbal abusive mother who made her feel like a fat undesirable women. By the end of the book I was confused if Cyn was a BBW, or had just suffered from verbal abusive. Oh, well this HEA was perfect just like her and Foley as a couple.

The narration was done by Laura Jennings, and she did a pret
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Kathy
Jun 14, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Roadside Assistance is a scorching hot addition to Marie Harte's marvelous Body Shop Bad Boys series. In this outing, tattooed bad boy mechanic Foley Sanders meets the woman of his dreams, Cynthia "Cyn" Nichols, when she storms into Webster's Garage and lets him know in no uncertain terms that she is VERY unhappy about a parking issue.

Although he has a bit of a checkered past, Foley has not been in any type of trouble for years. He loves working at Webster's Garage and he considers his boss and
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Misty (Reds Romance Reviews)
Sep 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
One look at Foley Sanders and Cynthia Nichols knows he is the epitome of trouble... bad boy good looks, tattoos, and a smile she is sure has charmed many woman right out of the clothes. But as much as she realizes he isn't what she needs in her life, she can't seem to ignore his bad boy charm, and it irks her to no end. She hasn't had the best of luck with men, and the last one to come into her life left her scarred and filled with self doubt, and she struggles everyday to overcome the damaged t ...more
Janhvi
Jul 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: review-book
This is not my first read by Marie Harte. I have, in fact read and enjoyed her McCauley Brothers series and that was the reason I decided to start with this series. Roadside Assistance is the second book in the Body Shop Bad Boys series but each book can be read as a standalone as each book is of a different couple. But the characters do overlap and you can read Test Drive before this for a richer experience. But getting back to Roadside Assistance, I quite enjoyed the book.

Let's start with our
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Mary Mooney
Aug 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads, so here is my review.

Just looking at Foley Sanders and you will want to run away until you look closer. He is a mechanic and is covered in tattoos and looks the part of a bad boy. But under all of that, he has a big heart and is looking for the right girl. He just doesn't know it yet. He is loyal to his friends and will protect those he loves.
Cyn Nichols has moved back home to help her brother Matt with the coffee shop and
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Laura
Aug 28, 2016 rated it liked it
***ARC Provided by the Publisher and NetGalley***

Foley and Cynthia never quite worked as a couple for me. I could see the attraction, and maybe why they would hook up. But they spend so much of the book focused on how different they were that I never completely believed in a relationship between them that was ever focused on the things they had in common.

I liked the they were both real people, that they were not perfect. I liked that Cyn was not the perfect size 0, although I thought the storyli
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Romance Readers Retreat
Jun 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is the second book in the Body Shop Bad Boys series. Although book two is mentioned in Roadside Assistance, it's not necessary to have read it first, although it's a great book and I'm sure you'll love Johnny, so it's worth reading.

In book #2 we get to know Foley a little better. Huge, tattooed and hanging with the other beasts at Webster's, he is certainly intimidating.....but not to Cyn.

Cyn has a temper to match her fiery hair. Although successful in business, she still has her issues and
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Irene
3.5 stars

I really enjoyed reading Roadside Assistance, it was one of those books you didn't want to put down.
The writing is well done, the characters Cynthia and Foley were likable, entertaining and the chemistry between was smoking!

Roadside Assistance was a great addition to the Body Shop Bad Boys series and I'm looking forward to the next book, Zero to Sixty coming out Feb, 2017.

Thank you to the publisher Sourcebooks Casablanca for the advance copy.
Isha Coleman
Aug 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Cyn is not your average cookie cutter besotted optimist. She's a real woman. Not a size 0 waiting to be rescued, but a ball buster with a sassy attitude, foibles that are easy to relate to and a need for acceptance that she protects fearlessly behind her bigger than life personality. Foley is the yin to her yang. He sees behind the shield and doesn't judge or tear down but helps her see the beauty she hides within. Roadside Assistance left me completely tongue - tied. Marie Harte gives the ultim ...more
Isabel
Jul 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
4.5*
Me ha encantado la relación de Cyn y Foley (que es un encanto). Deseando leer la historia de Sam.
Heather andrews
Jun 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Foley sure knows how to woo a woman, "his slow grin worked its way past her insecurities. “Nah. I keep remembering you coming and sucking the life out of me. That’s got me seriously excited to see you again.” Foley is not a bashful man with some of his actions, “yeah, yeah.” She shooed him away. “If you want cheesecake, stop distracting me.” He didn’t even bother to hide the fact that he adjusted himself. “Jeez, Foley.” I liked this book I loved Foley, he was loyal, loving, protective and great ...more
Under the Covers Book Blog
Sep 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing

I don’t know how I’m going to be able to write thing review without gushing or jumping with excitement. As you probably know, Marie Harte has been an author whose work I’ve been loving recently. ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE is the second book of the Bad Boys Body Shop series and it’s probably one of my top books by her. Not only if the hero of the book, Foley Sanders, an absolute dream but this book is funny, charming, witty and downright hotter than hell too! It literally has all the things I love in a

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K.E. Hamilton

Cynthia Nichols is that unconventional romance heroine they warned you about. She’s in her mid-thirties, independent, running her business and at 6 feet tall and size 24 doesn’t have the body of your typical coquettish romance heroine. She’s dealing with a traditional Italian mother who wants her to start a family and "blue collar badass" Foley isn’t exactly what her mother has in mind. I thought it was great how Harte doesn't play the I Want Grankids lightly, it shines a light on how Cyn's moth
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Gloriamarie
Read this as part of the on-going project to help a friend compile a booklist for members of her group of adult children of parents with PTSD. In this case the PTSD is caused by the mother's PTSD over her sister's suicide which mom handles by abusing her daughter about her weight because Cyn (short for Cynthia) is built on the same lines as the deceased sister who never married and abusive mom is convinced her sister never married because she was too fat to appeal to any man. So she harasses Cyn ...more
Nate Brightman
Apr 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Honestly if I could give Roadside Assistance ten stars I would. I liked the book that much. Foley Sanders and Cyn Nichols are tremendous main characters and along with Foley’s co-workers/friends at Webster’s Garage and Foley’s mom, Cyn’s brother, sister-in-law and nephews were great secondary support characters.
Foley Sanders hunky bad boy and big time man whore knows the minute Cyn Nichols, the tall, curvy redhead with attitude walks into Webster’s Garage gunning for a fight he’s met the future
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Stephanie  Mae
Feb 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I seriously love this series. I may love it more than I loved the Mccauley's. So far the guys are all super alpha badasses. They're not playing or good boys during the day and bad boys at night. They're simply badasses. Foley is no different.

Foley is amazing. He is 100% committed and sure of himself. I adore him. From how he is with his mom, to his dirty talking including finally finding out about his past there is nothing I don't love about him.

There's a certain character I'm still kind of ma
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Catherine (The Sassy Bookster)
4.5 Stars

I enjoyed Test Drive a lot but Roadside Assistance is an absolute delight. It's funny, it's endearing, the characters are charming and refreshing and it's also very steamy.

Foley Sanders is proof that you can't judge a book by its cover. A tatted grease monkey who is an absolute sweetheart and easygoing once you get to know him, Foley enjoys the little pleasures life offers, enjoys his friendship with his colleagues at his job and adores his mom. All it takes for him to want more is one
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Marsha Spohn
Reviewed at Keeper Bookshelf

Body shaming has been in the news lately. Of course, that action has been around for centuries, yet with social media it’s much easier to rear it’s ugly head as one prominent case is currently showing us. Roadside Assistance addresses this issue in a positive feedback way as the hero and heroine both deal with the consequences of her being body shamed by her mother for most of her life. It’s sad when the one unconditional love that we should be able to depend upon, t
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Leone (She Reads too Much Romance)
Since I have read the first novel in author's Marie Harte "Body Shop Bad Boys," I have been feeling the series is based more on modern day issues rather than in romance. Having finished, "Roadside Assistance" I still have the exact same feeling and I didn't really find the squeal novel to be as gripping as I did the previous book.

Do not get me wrong I enjoy authors who are bold enough to claim the issues that we all face in the world today and apply those dilemmas to their characters. However at
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Pam
Aug 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Foley had all he needed in life, his mom, Sam and his work at the garage, an occasional hookup, everything was good. Until a run in with Cyn, a fiery red head with a hate on for men and the confidence to go with it, or so it seems. Now he can’t stop thinking about her.

Cynthia Nichols is a intelligent business woman who has had her fair share of problems with relationships and has decided she does not need a man in her life. Cyn has always had issues with
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Arelys
Aug 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: series, favorites
I LOVE the men from Webster's Garage. I needed to say this. First it was Johnny and Lara. Now it's Foley and Cyn. Cynthia Nichols is co-owner of a coffee shop just a few doors down from Webster's Garage. Due to a misunderstanding she is reading the riot act to Foley Sanders, who is in charge of the garage while the owners are away. Foley is captivated by the tall and fiery redhead with a body of a pinup girl making it his mission to pursue her. Cyn is done with dating and is surprised by Foley's ...more
Sharon Tyler
Aug 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
Roadside Assistance by Marie Harte is the second book in the Bad Boys and is currently scheduled for release on September 6 2016. You do not need to red the first book, Test Drive, to enjoy this one. However Test Drive was an equally good read, so you will only benefit from reading it first.

Underneath the axle grease and tats Foley Sanders is a gentleman. He always figured he would be content with a life of cars and casual hookups. Until a run-in with Cyn, a statuesque firecracker with a hate-on
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Misty
Jul 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
Loved Foley and Cyn's story. Cyn is an ambitious business woman who has been able to invest in companies all over the country and help them to get established. She is currently working at a coffee shop she co-owns with her brother and sister-in-law. Cyn and Foley first meet when she visits Webster's Garage and tells Foley they need to move their cars. Foley is immediately enamored.

I loved the relationship between Cyn and Foley, but more than that I loved Cyn's strength and her attitude. She is
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Kim
Sep 21, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2016
I'm not sure how I feel about this. I read through it quickly, so it kept my interest. I liked Cyn and Foley. I liked the banter between them. I liked Foley's persistence and dedication. I liked that Cyn had body issues and while she dwelled on it so much it became tiring in a way, that is the kind of thing that never really goes away, so it seemed real. I didn't like that their relationship happened SO quickly. I didn't like that Foley seemed to withhold a good bit of information about his past ...more
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