Bachelorette Desiree Hartsock soaked up the LA sun in a teal Voda Swim bikini on Monday. During her laid-back beach day, the 27-year-old bridal stylist relaxed on the sand and dove into a little Summer reading with Little Bee by Chris Cleave.
After being sent home by Bachelor Sean Lowe last season, Des — a fan favorite — now holds the roses as a pool of bachelors vie for her heart. Season nine of The Bachelorette premiered on Memorial Day, and based on the first two episodes, the men seem willing to do anything to find love with Des. This week, she and the guys were part of a Soulja Boy rap video, and although the season previews show plenty of drama, she's told fans that she has faith. In her first blog post, Des wrote, "As I stood in front of the Bachelor mansion in my shiny silver dress, I was filled with hope and eagerness to see what kind of men would come strutting out of those limos." Take a look at Desiree's LA beach day, and keep up with her love life by tuning in to our weekly Bachelorette recaps!