Context: In The Elite, the second of The Selection Trilogy, America's (the main character) little sister asks one of her maids,
“What’s it like to be in love?” May asked.
Part of me ached. Why hadn’t she ever asked me? Then I remembered, as far as May knew, I’d never been in love.
Lucy’s smile was sad. “It’s the most wonderful and terrible thing that can ever happen to you,” she said simply . “ You know that you’ve found something amazing, and you want to hold on to it forever; and every second after you have it, you fear the moment you might lose it.”
I sighed softly. She was absolutely right.
Love is beautiful fear.
Cass, Kiera (2013-04-23). The Elite (Selection) (pp. 61-62). HarperCollins. Kindle Edition.