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    I really can’t stay (but baby, it’s cold outside)
    I’ve got to go away (but baby, it’s cold outside)

    This evening has been (been hoping that you’d drop in)
    So very nice (i’ll hold your hands, they’re just like ice)

    My mother will start to worry (beautiful what’s your hurry?)
    My father will be pacing the floor (listen to the fireplace roar)

    So really I’d better scurry (beautiful please don’t hurry)
    But maybe just a half a drink more (put some records on while I pour)

    The neighbors might think (baby, it’s bad out there)
    Say what’s in this drink? (no cabs to be had out there)

    I wish I knew how (your eyes are like starlight now)
    To break this spell (i’ll take your hat, your hair looks swell)

    I ought to say, no, no, no sir (mind if I move in closer?)
    At least I’m gonna say that I tried (what’s the sense in hurtin’ my pride?)

    I really can’t stay (oh baby don’t hold out)
    But baby, it’s cold outside

    I simply must go (but baby, it’s cold outside)
    The answer is no (but baby, it’s cold outside)

    Your welcome has been(how lucky that you dropped in)
    So nice and warm (look out the window at this dawn)

    My sister will be suspicious (gosh your lips look delicious)
    My brother will be there at the door (waves upon the tropical shore)

    My maiden aunts mind is vicious (gosh your lips are delicious)
    But maybe just a cigarette more (never such a blizzard before)

    I’ve gotta get home(but baby, you’d freeze out there)
    Say lend me a coat(it’s up to your knees out there)

    You’ve really been grand (i thrill when you touch my hand)
    But don’t you see? (how can you do this thing to me?)

    There’s bound to be talk tomorrow (think of my lifelong sorrow)
    At least there will be plenty implied (if you got pnuemonia and died)

    I really can’t stay (get over that old out)
    Baby, it’s cold
    Baby, it’s cold outside

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    Merry and Bright – Joanna Chambers

    Three seasonal love stories from Joanna Chambers


    Quin Flint is unimpressed when his gorgeous colleague, Rob Paget, asks for extra time off at Christmas. As far as Quin is concerned, Christmas is a giant waste of time. Quin’s on the fast track to partnership, and the season of goodwill is just getting in the way of his next big project. But when Quin’s boss, Marley, confiscates his phone and makes him take an unscheduled day off, Quin finds himself being forced to confront his regrets, past and present, and think about the sort of future he really wants…and who he wants it with.

    Mr Perfect’s Christmas

    Sam Warren’s new job hasn’t been going so well so the last thing he’s in the mood for is the obligatory office Christmas party, particularly since Nick Foster’s going to be there. Nick–the guy whose shoes Sam has been trying to fill–seems to take very opportunity to point out where Sam’s going wrong. But when Sam receives an unexpected Secret Santa gift at the party, he’s forced to question his assumptions about his rival. Could it be that he’s been misinterpreting Nick’s actions all along? And is it possible that his reluctant attraction to Nick is reciprocated?

    Rest and Be Thankful

    Things haven’t been going well for Cam McMorrow since he moved to Inverbechie. His business is failing, his cottage is falling apart and following his very public argument with café owner Rob Armstrong, he’s become a social outcast. Cam needs to get away from his troubles and when his sister buys him a ticket to the biggest Hogmanay party in Glasgow, he can’t leave Inverbechie quick enough. But when events conspire to strand him in the middle of nowhere in a snowstorm, not only is he liable to miss the party, he’ll also have to ask his nemesis, Rob, for help.

    Three seasonal love stories that were sweet and fluffy. Joanna Chambers writes great short stories. They are usually well-written, fully fleshed out and resolved satisfactorily. Insta-attraction is the scourge of romance short stories and the author works around that by having the characters crush on each other for a long time without the other realizing then she brings them together and BAM! The FEELS.

    Humbug: posted here

    Mr. Perfect: What was supposedly Sam’s Kris Kringle nightmare turned out to be a sweet revelation. Nick be like, notice me, kohai! This one’s a win.

    Rest and Be Thankful: Rob and Cam did their best but it wasn’t working. Sorry guys! You’re good people. It’s just that, the story is boring. I feel bad giving you low ratings.

    Humbug – 4 Stars
    Mr. Perfect – 4 Stars
    Rest and Be Thankful – 2.5 Stars

    Overall: 4 Stars – minor quibbles but I loved it to bits

    Soundtrack: Baby, It’s Cold Outside
    Artist: Rufus Wainwright & Sharon van Etten
    Album: Holidays Rule

    (source: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36554036-merry-bright)

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    Soundtrack to Merry and Bright by Joanna Chambers