Release Blitz With Review: Does He Know by Kaylee Ryan

November 14, 2023


Title: Does He Know?
Series: Everlasting Ink #1
Author: Kaylee Ryan
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Tropes: Age Gap/Best Friend's Brother
Release Date: November 14, 2023


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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Does He Know? Is a forbidden age gap romance that had me wanting to embrace these characters from the very first moment.

Emerson has the next chapter of her life rolled out and despite having an older brother and his friends being protective, she knows that she's in good hands. But there's one particular person that she wishes would see her as something more. Too bad he's not only off limits, he's her brother's friend.

Being ten years older than a woman you've constantly thought about is not a fun reminder. Add in the fact that she's your best friend's little sister will have anyone feeling off kilter and that's no different for Roman.Emerson has been a part of his life for so long that he doesn't remember what life was like before. Now that she's back home for the summer and working with him and her brother at their tattoo shop,seeing her everyday is going to be difficult.

I really liked the attraction between Roman and Emerson. You felt it looming and when they were in a room together, it was game over. I also loved the family dynamic and the side characters because they played such an important role in the main characters' lives. They were a tight knit group and they celebrated each other's victories and leaned on each other when times were tough.

My issue with this one was that it was a bit repetitive and dragged out. I needed more from them as a couple and certain things felt anti climatic. Towards the end also felt rushed to me and I would've loved to see certain things play out a bit more. Aside from that, I think if you're a fan of brother's best friend romance, you might enjoy this one more.


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.



  1. Sorry it wasn't better for you, Sonya! XO
    That cover though...

    1. Girl.... that cover HAD.ME😍😍 Thank you so much Nat❤️