I'll Have What He's Having

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By Adib Khorram

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A smart, sexy "perfect romance" about mistaken identities, a no-strings fling, and the way one night—and one person—can change your life forever from the bestselling author of Darius the Great Is Not Okay (Julie Murphy & Sierra Simone, bestselling co-authors of A Merry Little Meet Cute)

When it comes to love, substitute teacher Farzan Alavi is a disaster. Newly heartbroken—again—he’s drowning his sorrows at Kansas City’s newest wine bar. Only instead of being crowded between strangers, he’s escorted to a VIP table for one. There, the hot sommelier does more than treat him to the meal of his life. The way he flirts with Farzan ignites instant sparks. 
There’s just one problem: David Curtis thinks Farzan is Kansas City’s most influential food critic. The truth only comes out after the two spend an unforgettably hot night together. Good news—both think the mix-up is hilarious. Bad news—David is studying to become a master sommelier and has no interest in a relationship. 
Neither expects their paths to cross again . . . until Farzan inherits his family’s bistro. The two agree to a friends-sans-benefits exchange: David will share his industry knowledge, and Farzan will help David study. Only business turns to pleasure when neither can ignore the attraction still sizzling between them. But with David set on moving cross-country after his test, and Farzan committed to his family’s restaurant, how can their relationship last past the expiration date? 

  • “Gorgeously sensual and gorgeously real, Adib Khorram writes the perfect romance: one that you want to gulp down all at once...and also savor for as long as you can.  An absolutely unmissable read for anyone who loves spicy stories, happily ever afters, and swoons that will make your toes curl with delight. Five stars!”
    Julie Murphy & Sierra Simone, bestselling co-authors of A Merry Little Meet Cute
  • Clever, sexy, and charming,I'll Have What He's Having is the refreshingly relatable queer romance of my dreams! Khorram’s balance of uncorked humor and delicious spiciness is the perfect pairing. Be prepared to fall hard for this one.”
    Julian Winters, bestselling author of Right Where I Left You
  • "Adib Khorram brings all the heart and cultural specificity he's rightly celebrated for, and adds just the right amount of romantic heat to his literary recipe. David and Farzan will warm your heart, make you laugh, and leave you hungry for more.”
    Abdi Nazemian, Stonewall Award-winning author of Like a Love Story
  • “From first sip to last drop, I’LL HAVE WHAT HE’S HAVING is a richly characterized, sensual romance that celebrates gay men who, like the finest wines, only get better with age. Farzan and David’s sparkling connection will quench even the thirstiest of readers!”
    Timothy Janovsky, author of You Had Me at Happy Hour
  • "This warm, spicy romance is a love letter to Persian food, good wine, and queer community. . . . [the romance is] both incredibly sweet and scorching hot while embracing natural awkwardness, making the story all the more realistic and human. A sensuous and immensely satisfying queer love story."
    Kirkus, Starred Review

On Sale
Aug 27, 2024
Page Count
384 pages

Adib Khorram

About the Author

ADIB KHORRAM is the author of Darius the Great Is Not Okay, which earned the William C. Morris Debut Award, the Asian/Pacific American Award for Young Adult Literature, and a Boston Globe–Horn Book Honor, as well as a multitude of other honors and accolades. His follow-up, Darius the Great Deserves Better, received three starred reviews, was an Indie Bestseller, and received a Stonewall Honor. He also is the author of Kiss & Tell and the picture book Seven Special Somethings: A Nowruz Story.

When he isn’t writing, you can find him learning to do a Lutz jump, practicing his handstands, or steeping a cup of oolong. He lives in Kansas City, Missouri, where people don’t usually talk about themselves in the third person.

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