I hate April Fools jokes.
But occasionally, I can appreciate a funny or creative joke when it isn't mean spirited.
Smart Bitches, Trashy Books is one of my favorite review sites for romance reviews and a healthy dose of fandom sarcasm. Every year they do something for April Fools. This year's joke was funny, but nothing beats what they did in 2008 for BDB fans.
In 2008, Smart Bitches pretended they were acquired in a hostile takeover by Dear Author. The best part of this joke? A review of a J.R. Ward novel titled Lover Saved. Doesn't sound familiar? That's because it's the untold love affair of Butch and Vishous...
"The book starts with Marissa and Jane perishing in a tragic assassination plot stemming from the Omega; the Omega figures that killing the women will completely incapacitate two of the best warriors in the Brotherhood. And he's right. The deaths rock the Brotherhood's foundation to the core. But what the Omega doesn't plan on is the fact that Vishous and Butch, united by their grief, set out to avenge the deaths of their loved ones with a single-minded fury (and with Phury). And what the Omega definitely didn't plan on was how Vishous and Butch, finally free to pursue their own love, find comfort in each other, and eventually each other's arms."
Oh, I know it's not real, but if only it could be! To read the full faux-review, click here. It's at the bottom of the page.