Does He Know? | Kaylee Ryan
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NYT and USA Today Bestselling author Kaylee Ryan brings you a new standalone series surrounding five best friends who co-own a tattoo studio.
It’s not like I planned to fall for my older brother’s best friend.
It just happened. With a perfect body covered in tattoos, and a dirty mouth, Roman is the kind of guy women notice—and believe me, I noticed. Even when I tried not to.
When he finally gives in to temptation, there’s no going back. At least for me. Too bad Roman doesn’t see it that way.
He thinks he needs to protect me and my relationship with my brother, but I don’t need him to fight my battles. I just need him.
My name whispered from Emerson’s perfect pink lips is all it takes for me to betray my best friend.
Before that night, I kept the green-eyed beauty at arm’s length. Watched her from afar and told myself that the chemistry between us was one-sided.
I pretended that I didn’t want her more than my next breath. Which is what’s on the line if her brother ever finds out we’ve been sneaking around behind his back.
But I can’t stay away. Especially after knowing what it’s like to have her and lose her.
Now, I’m given a second chance, and I have every intention of making her mine—consequences be damned.
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As a part of Kaylee’s Crew, I was so excited for this book! She polled the group, mixing in top-voted aspects for the characters, location, etc. It makes this book extra special for me!
Emerson had a rough childhood but knew she could always count on her brother. He also comes with a group of friends who are his ride-or-☠️ – the very ones who own Everlasting Ink. I absolutely love the dynamics between the group and how they interact with Emerson and Monroe. They’re protective, yet flirty enough to aggravate Forrest. Roman does his best to keep her on a “little sister” level, but when they’re given the chance to spend more time together, his heart begins to beat out his will.
The slow burn makes the agony worth every second! I love how they take their time together, ensuring that it’s not a flame that is going to burn so hot and quick that it goes out as fast as it began. Rome is patient, thoughtful, and incredibly sweet in how he is head over heels for Emerson.
Emerson and Rome both go through some growth in this book that is subtle, yet leaves an imprint when you’re finished reading. Kaylee Ryan proved that intimacy between a couple is far more than physical with this book. There was a lot of healing for each character and between characters. I loved how Forrest has been a father-figure to Emerson and how he has to come to terms that he’s also still her brother. It makes the dynamic interesting once he opens his eyes and sees how good Roman really is for Emerson.
This series is set to rise to the top of my all-time favorites – especially from Kaylee. Excited for more!
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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Kaylee Ryan has been crowned the Queen of Swoon by her readers. With nearly fifty romance books under her belt, she’s known for penning happily ever afters with heart. When she’s not writing, you can find her with a book in her hand or hanging out with her family where she resides in her home state of Ohio.