This HP was hanging in there with a 3 star rating until the last few chapters. Her deep, dark secret was her first love, Angelo, who supposedly killed himself when she left him to marry her father's wealthy boss. Of course she had been blackmailed into the marriage to save her father from jail. Angelo's cousin tracks her down in revenge against both her and her husband. The husband conveniently dies leaving only Elise as a target for Vincente's revenge. After the usual HP happenings, we find out in the last chapters that Angelo was no angel. Her reverred love was a drug dealer who was killed by drug dealer competition. So I guess that takes care of that...no more need to feel guilty about her first love. I did not care for the convenient wrap up at the end.