Maxine 'Max' Mayberry, an ad executive with writing ambitions, is holed up in a friend's apartment after discovering her long-term boyfriend in bed with another woman. If that wasn't bad enough, Max has recently been diagnosed with a brain tumour.
Enter Johnny: a cheeky yet charming Tinder pen pal and the perfect distraction. Together, Max and Johnny flirt and cook their way through The Laurent Family Cookbook (a recipe book from Max's ex-boyfriend's pretentious French family) without ever meeting in person.
The 'Fork Him' project starts as a joke, but soon transforms into something more meaningful as Max undergoes brain surgery, travels to Paris for a fresh start, and decides whether she believes in herself enough to chase the life - and the man - she really wants.
LONGLISTED FOR THE INDIE BOOK AWARDS DEBUT FICTION 2024
PRAISE FOR DUCK À L'ORANGE FOR BREAKFAST
'Everything I want in a romance novel' Rachael Johns
'A wholly satisfying, perfectly seasoned love story' Jessica Dettmann
'Sweet, sexy and slyly funny ... Karina May's writing is a delicious escape' Clare Fletcher
'Charming, perceptive, utterly delicious' Ali Berg & Michelle Kalus