'Bachelorette' Recap: Desiree Hartsock Loves a Man Who Might Not Want Her

Desiree Hartsock Brooks ForesterI'm not even going to bother beating around the bush, here -- Bachelorette Desiree Hartsock's hometown dates all went way better than they should have. I mean, pretty much all four families embraced her with open arms and think she's all that and a bucket of chicken -- to the point where none of them would be upset if she wound up being a permanent part of their crew. (What the heck? Usually there's that one family who thinks the Bachelorette is the anti-Christ.)

But let's go ahead and state the obvious -- Desiree's mind is already made up. Duh, the girl is head over heels for Brooks. She's even admitted that she loves him more than once, and even went so far as to tell Chris Harrison she's hoping he'll propose at the end.

Which means that's it, right? The show is over?


Well, not quite. Because even though he's sort of starting to warm up to her, Brooks doesn't seem like he's quite ready to put a ring on her finger just yet. (Even with his beloved mama's approval.)

But Zak sure was. OMG. The poor dude. I felt so bad for him when his name wasn't called at that rose ceremony, but boy -- did he handle being dumped like a total class act or what? (I smell an offer from ABC to be the next Bachelor. He's a shoo-in after the little sob story he gave in the limo.)

And Chris and Drew are all smitten with her too, which is sort of embarrassing considering they found out tonight (after watching the episode) that the only dude Des admits being in love with is the one who isn't sure he wants her. Go figure.

That brings us back to Brooks, who Des has clearly fallen for, but who as of yet isn't willing to confirm his feelings for her or whether or not he has any intention of getting down on one knee at the end of this thing.

You know what they say -- women want what they know they can't have. And as of now, Des may love Brooks, but she doesn't have him yet.

And based on the previews for her final three overnight dates in Antigua, it definitely looks like she's in for another dose of heartache -- judging from her sobbing and telling Chris she "just wants to go home." (What's that all about?)

Damn. Wouldn't it be a crazy twist of fate for Des to have made up her mind this early only to wind up alone, without Brooks, and with no ring on her finger? (That would really suck.)

Do you think Brooks is in love with Desiree?


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