I was planning on posting something entirely different today, but this post suddenly appeared and demanded discussion. See, I'm currently reading Keeping Promise Rock (Amy Lane). It's an amazing book IMO - the two main characters, Deacon & Carrick (Crick), are...so clear it's like they are sitting right next to me. They feel real...human - who they are, the situations they get themselves into. And as a consequence of this fantastic writing I've become incredibly invested in them...in their HEA. And that's the problem. I'm just over halfway through the book and...I'm not entirely convinced that they will have a HEA. I keep thinking something terrible is going to happen to either Deacon or Crick...or both! So...confession time. I'm very tempted to peak at the end of the book just to reassure myself that everything will be OK...that there will be a HEA. (And those of you on GoodReads will have noticed my plea this morning for confirmation of a HEA.)
I don't usually peek ahead in a book. If I do, it's usually because I'm bored with the current scene (the characters and/or the plot - there's nothing worse that reading a book with an ensemble of characters and only being interested in some of them IMO, but that's a whole different kettle of fish), not because I'm so invested (read petrified) in the characters.
So, I'm wondering if I'm the only person who is tempted to peek. Have you been tempted to peek? Do you peek? And, if so, why?