Jace tells Clary what she means to him, CITY OF GLASS (The Mortal Instruments #3) by Cassandra Clare
The past couple months have been epically awkward for Clary Fray and Jace Lightwood. After meaning as complete strangers, the two fall for each other hard… and then they’re told that they’re actually brother and sister. Filled with shock and some disgust, they do everything they can to fight their feelings for each other. All the while, they’re working together to defeat their villainous father, Valentine, and becoming closer than ever. Thankfully, it turns out that Clary and Jace are not siblings at all– Valentine took in Jace as a boy, but they share no blood relation.
After the painstaking task of defeating Valentine in the third book of the series, City of Glass, Clary’s real brother Jonathan, and a horde of demons, the two are forced to once again confront their feelings. This time, however, they know that they’re not siblings and the possibility of a real, powerful relationship looms in front of them.
“And now I’m looking at you,” he said, “and you’re asking me if I still want you, as if I could stop loving you. As if I would want to give up the thing that makes me stronger than anything else ever has. I never dared give much of myself to anyone before—bits of myself to the Lightwoods, to Isabelle and Alec, but it took years to do it—but Clary, since the first time I saw you, I have belonged to you completely. I still do. If you want me.”
For a split second longer she stood motionless. Then somehow, she had caught at the front of his shirt and pulled him toward her. His arms went around her, lifting her almost out of her sandals, and then he was kissing her—or she was kissing him, she wasn’t sure, and it didn’t matter.