Wallflower Book Recommendation and Review A gardener. Named Emilio. Need we say more? A long time ago, when I read Harlequin novels, I recall reading about gardeners. It's been a while. Yard crews come to my house. None of the guys cutting the grass in my yard come close to deserving a name like "Emilio." So, let's just say, I like this premise. Tessa lost her Mom, a successful erotic romance writer in a freak accident. Her Mom kept journals. Detailed journals. Journals that are the backbone of her mother's literary success. Emilio enters the picture and she starts to live life again (ahm, who wouldn't?!). When she resumes living, she starts exploring her mother's journals. And she starts to realize there might be more to her mother's death than an accident. Some pages are missing. With her first book, Krista Gold weaves an erotic romance with mystery. First and foremost, it's a love story. A love story with hot sex. And twists and turns. I'll be looking for more of Gold's books in the future. She's an indie author with a lot of promise.