Brenda Bartolomeo is back to discuss The Bachelorette

This week, Brenda Bartolomeo from Betting Brenda pays us a visit to discuss The Bachelorette.

JB: Brenda, I’m glad you could stop by.

Brenda: Thanks for having me. I love talking about The Bachelorette.

JB: It’s been about a year since you’ve joined us. What have you been up to?

Brenda: Last time I was here, the new restaurant in Las Vegas had just opened. I’m happy to report that it has been a huge success and I’m looking at opening another location in Vegas.

JB: That’s fantastic news.

Brenda: Thank you.

JB: Now, let’s turn to The Bachelorette. What do you think of the season so far?

Brenda: JoJo has a lot of good guys to choose from, but it’s been interesting to watch Chad’s outrageous behavior. He’s made this an unforgettable season.

JB: I’ve also been watching because of the drama. Tonight’s episode should be interesting with Chad’s return to the house.

Brenda: Chad is definitely looking for trouble. I’m curious to see what happens. I’d like to know why he bothers going back to the house after JoJo let him go.

JB: What are your thoughts on the dates so far?

Brenda: The fireman training date was fun to watch, but I felt bad for Wells. He struggled quite a bit. I was glad JoJo gave him the rose. I love sports so SportsNation also was great, despite Chad’s attitude. But my favorite date of the season is the football date, even though Jordan had an edge because he used to be a pro.

JB: If you had to pick one guy for JoJo, who would it be?

Brenda: I like Luke. He seems like a sweet guy and he stays out of everyone’s business. He doesn’t get involved in a lot of the drama.

JB: Jordan and JoJo have quite the connection.

Brenda: They do and he’s a charmer, but I think Luke is a better pick.

JB: Thanks for coming by and chatting.

Brenda: Thanks for having me.

JB: Don’t forget, you can check out Brenda’s story in Betting Brenda. Who do you think JoJo should pick?


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Brenda Bartolomeo Makes Her Bachelorette Prediction

This week, Brenda Bartolomeo from Betting Brenda is back to discuss The Bachelorette and make her prediction.

JB: Brenda, thanks for joining me again. Last time you were here was right after the premiere. I asked you at that point who you would pick for Desiree and you said Drew. Now that you’ve watched the rest of the season, would you still pick Drew?

Brenda: No. He’s cute and seems very sincere, but Drew isn’t the right guy for Desiree. In fact, I feel bad for both Drew and Chris. She’s been stringing the two of them along even though she’s been in love with Brooks the whole time.

JB: What do you think of Brooks?

Brenda: He’s a very confused man and he doesn’t know how to break up with a woman. He kept rambling on and on and hugging Desiree. I think if he truly didn’t love her, he wouldn’t have hugged her.

JB: You think it’s love?

Brenda: Yes, it’s definitely love.

JB: Brooks was driving off in the limo at the end of the episode, but it sounds like you think Desiree and Brooks aren’t done yet.

Brenda: They are far from done. Brooks was crying and saying he didn’t want to leave her before he got in the limo.

JB: Do you think Brooks will leave Antigua?

Brenda: No. My prediction is that Brooks is going to realize he’s made a terrible mistake and go running back to her.

JB: The rumors floating around the Internet indicate that Desiree is engaged to Brooks so you might be right. This is definitely the most emotional and dramatic finale in The Bachelorette history. I’m looking forward to it.

Brenda: I wouldn’t miss this one. I think it’s going to be quite romantic.

JB: Thanks for stopping by.

Brenda: Thanks for inviting me back.

JB: Make sure to check out Brenda’s story in Betting Brenda and, in a couple of weeks, I’ll be back with another post in my martial arts series.

Brenda Bartolomeo Talks About the Bachelorette Premiere

This week I’ve invited Brenda Bartolomeo from Betting Brenda, my upcoming novel, to tell us what she thought about The Bachelorette premiere.

JB: Brenda, thanks for taking the time to sit down with me. I know you’ve been busy since Man of Your Dreams.

Brenda: It’s been a whirlwind, but as you know, I love dating shows and Desiree is my favorite from Sean’s season. I’m so glad she was picked for The Bachelorette. She deserves her happy ending.

JB: Unfortunately, it looks like Desiree isn’t going to have many guys to choose from. What did you think of the guys?

Brenda: There were too many gimmicks. Couldn’t they have introduced themselves and left it at that?

JB: Which gimmick did you like the least?

Brenda: That’s an easy one. There were two that I really didn’t like. The fantasy suite guy was awful. I can’t believe he gave Desiree a room key and then kept trying to get her to go to his fantasy suite. He was creepy. I love the fact that she let him go before the rose ceremony. She showed him and all of the other guys exactly how she expects to be treated. The other one was Zak W. showing up shirtless. Desiree seemed to like it, but he came across as conceited to me. Did you see his video introduction?

JB: I did.

Brenda: It was ridiculous. I can’t believe he had the nerve to appear naked on camera.

JB: You mentioned my favorite moment of the show, which was when the fantasy suite guy was sent packing. What was your favorite moment?

Brenda: Brody. He was so adorable. My heart melted just like Desiree’s. I don’t know how real his father is and, from the preview of the rest of the season, it looks like he might not be as nice as he initially seemed, but I loved Brody.

JB: Speaking of the preview, did anything surprise you?

Brenda: The number of clips showing the men crying. I didn’t expect to see so many man tears.

JB: What about the fighting?

Brenda: I think that’s pretty typical. In fact, I’d be surprised if the guys didn’t fight. It makes the show more exciting to watch.

JB: Based on what you saw, who would you pick for Desiree?

Brenda: Hmmm…that’s a hard one because it’s so early in the season. Maybe Drew because he’s cute and seems so sweet.

JB: I can see that. I’d love to have you back later in the season to get your pick then.

Brenda: I’ll definitely come back.

JB: Great. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Brenda: Thanks for having me.

JB: Check out Brenda’s story in Betting Brenda, coming soon.