The Bennet Women is billed as a modern take on Pride and Prejudice. EJ, Jaime and Tessa are college girls living in a women’s dorm at a prestigious college. EJ is an ambitious Black engineer who is more focused on her future than love. Tessa is a newly transitioned woman who is navigating the day to day of her new reality and what it means for her love life. The two end up dating friends, queue the drama.
This story was a like not a love for me. One, other than the naming within, there were not enough allusions to Pride and Prejudice for me. Two, contemporary romance needs to have amazing banter or some other deep emotional revelations to really grab me. Three, there were a lot of characters with impressive back stories and potential for starring stories but it was mainly EJ and Will that we followed from start to finish. Don’t get me wrong, their story was cute and the most like Elizabeth and Darcy but the secondary characters here were so interesting. There was a ton of representation though and that was all done really well.
I did this one on audio and the narrator was fabulous.
I had myself a #SelfCareSunday with this one. My favorite self-care routine is sheet masks, they make you look like a serial killer but also make you feel great, what is yours?