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Review of Jerome Gold’s book Sex, A Love Story.

  1. Glimpse on the Story
  2. There Is Much More to Growing Up
  3. No It’s Not a Porno nor Erotica
  4. About the Author
  5. Review of Jerome Gold’s Sex, A Love Story in Summary
  6. Further Book Reviews


Disclosure: Ad. The book is a sample I received from Ascot Media Group for review. The opinions on the book are my own and 100% honest.

Glimpse on the Story

On first view, the story seems like teenagers discovering adulthood by sex. They elope and their marriage breaks because they evolve different interests as they mature. You think the usual American thing. The first marriage is to have sex. The second to have kids and the third to have a partner, company, comfort, security. But that’s not it. Even though there is a three stage cycle.

There Is Much More to Growing Up

Sex and love aren’t the same thing. It may go hand in hand. Or better, sex is the addition to love. But when it’s just sex, what do you do the other 22 hours a day? These 22 hours may lead partners in different directions that over time go farther and farther away like an open pair of scissors. And that’s the End?! Not really! The author succeeds in well growing and developing the characters and their changing identity.

The Setting Gives a Glimpse Its Time

Think post-war middle-class kids in Orange County. The parents’ trauma of the depression and war. The teenagers’ angst of making a life, finding a job. The book throws a nice historic glimpse on the time and the worries of its young generation as well as the societal and political changes.

No It’s Not a Porno nor Erotica

The author describes the sex in a rather clinic way. Like in a biology book. It’s almost like those in Goethe‘s The Sorrows of Young Werther. More your own fanatasy than the written words.

About the Author

The book was written by Dr. Jerome Gold, who received his doctoral degree in anthropology from the University of Washington. He performed field work in Montana and Samoa. Today, he works as a rehabilitation counselor in a children prison in Washington State. Gold is the author of 16 books.


Review of Jerome Gold’s Sex, A Love Story in Summary

This book published by Black Heron Press is interesting to read due to its multi-layers of societal influences and growing characters. It will be released on April 23, 2021 on Read it!


Further Book Reviews

You might also like to read my review of Christina Chiu’s novel Beauty  or my review of Patricia Gucci’s book In the Name of Gucci that also are about love stories.


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