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TV Recap: Bachelor in Paradise

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If you watch any of ABC’s Bachelor franchise shows, you probably know that “Bachelor in Paradise” Season 3 is off to the dramatic start we expect from grown adults attempting to find love in a pre-selected pool of people on national television. If you aren’t a member of Bachelor Nation, you might have become aware of it through tabloids in the check-out line at the grocery store or magazines at the library. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, consider yourself blissfully unaware.

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Three episodes have aired so far, bringing contestants from previous Bachelor and Bachelorette seasons back for another chance at love in front of a camera. We began with Jared, Emily and Haley (take note: they’re twins), Leah, Lace, Amanda, Jubilee, Sarah, Carly, Izzy, Chad, Daniel, Evan, Grant, Nick, and Vinny. Let’s recap!

Season premiere: Chad was eliminated by the production team after drinking heavily, insulting Lace and Sarah, and passing out on the beach. Clearly, this is not the way to find true love.

Episode 2: Leah and Josh arrived. Evan kissed Carly. Great for Evan, but decidedly less so for Carly, who threw up afterwards. At the Rose Ceremony, Leah and Jubilee were sent home.

Episode 3: Christian and Brandon arrived. Brandon asked out Haley (Twin #1) and boldly claimed he could tell her and Emily (Twin #2) apart. The twins pulled a Parent Trap mid-date to see if Brandon could truly tell the difference. He couldn’t.

Craving more romantic drama before the next episodes air on Monday and Tuesday? Try these books available at the library!

book cover for Girls in White Dresses by Jennifer Close featuring a girl holding flowers over her face

 

 

Girls in White Dresses by Jennifer Close

While attending a series of bridal showers, three bridesmaids struggle with private challenges.

 

 

 

 

book cover for Wedding Night by Sophie Kinsella featuring a man and woman holding hands and running

 

 

Wedding Night by Sophie Kinsella

When Ben reminds her of their pact to get married if they were still single at thirty, Lottie says yes.

 

 

 

 

book cover of LoveHampton by Sherri Rifkin featuring towels hanging from a fence on a beach

 

 

LoveHampton by Sherri Rifkin

After a break-up, Tori decides to get a life by staying at a Hamptons summer share house.

 

 

 

 

book cover for Chasing Harry Winston by Lauren Weisberger featuring a woman window shopping against the New York skyline

 

 

Chasing Harry Winston by Lauren Weisberger

Three best friends agree to change their lives in the most dramatic way possible within one year.

 

 

 

 

book cover for Sweet Talk by Julie Garwood featuring a man in a business suit standing in front of a city skyline

 

 

Sweet Talk by Julie Garwood

When FBI agent Grayson Kincaid first encounters Olivia MacKenzie, she makes quite an impression. But after she asks questions of the wrong people, her life is suddenly endangered.