Red Lettering by Barbara Geiger

MLR Press Presents:


Colin’s boyfriend Ren was flamboyant and fabulous, in or out of drag. Colin has been mourning him for seven years. When Colin walks into the local diner, he doesn’t expect to see Peter the flirty waiter dressed as a waitress. Colin wants to let Peter go, but somehow just can’t do it. It’s Halloween, the veil between the living and the dead is at its thinnest, and Ren still has a lot to say. Peter’s been hurt before, and Colin has truths of his own to face, but with Ren’s help, maybe they’ll have a shot at more than a one night stand.


This book took me several tries and in the end I just couldn’t get into it. The writing style is difficult to follow at times. The overall story is complex and flitting back and forth between current time and memories.

I won’t give it a rating as I admit I stopped reading at the 30% mark due to confusion and frustration with the writing style.