Pranks and romantic quandaries abound in this lighthearted April Fools'themed anthology.

On a dare, cautious Lena asks her sexy co-worker Andre on a wild and wacky date. But when their hilarious evening turns passionate, they realize that maybe they're not just "Fooling Around." Thompson serves up a hefty dose of humor along with warm, feisty characters.

Practical joker Eric intends to play the ultimate April Fools' joke on his straight-laced boss, Kate. He invents a secret admirer to rattle her icy demeanor, yet when his plan backfires Eric realizes Kate is "Nobody's Fool." Bond's charming and diverse hero and heroine prove that opposites really do attract!

Victims of an April Fools' prank, Mark and Claire find themselves "engaged"— even though they've never met! The harder they work to convince everyone a walk down the aisle is not in their future, the more tempting the idea becomes. Arnold delivers a hilarious couple with sizzling chemistry in "Fools Rush In." (Mar., 384 pp., $6.50)

Reviewed by: 
Susan Mitchell