Swoon Worthy Saturday #6 || Étienne St. Clair

swoonworthy saturday

Saturday is a day for swooning. Swoon Worthy Saturday is a weekly meme where in we present a fictional boy who has swept us off our feet, given us butterflies, made our heart do acrobatics and driven us absolutely crazy! (Join the fun here.)

This lovely saturday, I shall introduce to you Étienne St. Clair from Stephanie Perkins’ Anna and the French Kiss!!!!

The Gist of Étienne St. Clair:

One sex-god boyfriend coming right up!

1. English French American Boy Masterpiece

2. Short stature, lovely teeth, dark brown beautiful musician hair

3. His “head is always in history books the size of dictionaries” (A history nerd? How cute is he?)

4. He’s “the kind of person who radiates a natural magnetic field, who everyone is drawn to, who everyone is dazzled by”

5. He’s smart, funny, polite, good-natured and all in all- a great person to be with

6. I repeat- gorgeous + accent + perfect hair… are you seriously not in love yet?

Étienne’s Swoon Worthy Moments slash Quotables:

“If you ask me to kiss you, I will,” he says.
His fingers stroke the inside of my wrists, and I burst into flames.
“Kiss me,” I say.
He does.


“You’re the most incredible girl I’ve ever known. You’re gorgeous and smart, and you make me laugh like no one else can. And I can talk to you. And I know after all this I don’t deserve you, but what I’m trying to say is that I love you, Anna. Very much.”


“Say my name again,” he whispers.
I close my eyes and lean forward. “Étienne.”
He takes my hands into his.Those perfect hands, that fit mine just so. “Anna?”
Our foreheads touch. “Yes?”
“Will you please tell me you love me? I’m dying here.”


“Most people would run.”
“I’m not most people.”
I smile. “I know. But you still have to promise.”
His eyes lock on mine. “Anna, I promise that I will never leave you.”
My heart pounds in response. And Étienne knows it, because he takes my hand and holds it against his chest, to show me how hard his heart is pounding, too.


Do I even need to say anything? Étienne is perfection!!!!!!! Have you read Anna and the French Kiss yet? Did you love it too? Did you love Étienne as much as I did? Any gorgeous trait of his that I forgot to mention? Do share!

Who’s had you swooning lately?

Leave your link at the comment section! 

Hazel @ Stay Bookish

Hazel Ureta is an advocate of stories. She is the blogger and Editor-In-Chief of Stay Bookish because she loves talking about books. She enjoys reading Young Adult novels the most and writes them too.
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  1. Lucy @ Queen of Contemporary on August 17, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    Etienne! Etienne! Etienne! Etienne! *dies because of the perfection* I totally get why you chose Etienne because I LOVE HIM AS MUCH AS YOU DO! Also, he’s from England and most of the guys I know are eewwww. But there are also a few cute ones…I’m just rambling now!

    Great choice, Hazel! <3

    • Hazel @ staybookish on August 17, 2013 at 10:36 pm

      I’m so happy to hear that!!!!! Really? Just a few? I still wish I lived in England though.

      Thanks, Lucy! :)

  2. *the* Kyle Patrick (@feelgoodKYLE) on August 17, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    I posted my review of Anna and the French Kiss (http://selkiereadsstories.blogspot.com/2013/08/your-dream-french-kiss-anna-and-french.html) right when you posted this Swoon Worthy
    Saturday post! And almost exactly the same time! Now isn’t that what you call magic? :))
    Congrats on making this feature a meme, btw, Hazel! :D

    • Hazel @ staybookish on August 17, 2013 at 9:15 pm

      Yup there’s definitely some magic going on here.. Or maybe we have unconscious telepathic powers that allow us to coordinate posts! Haha! Thanks, Kyle! :D

  3. Lisa on August 18, 2013 at 3:11 am

    I loooove Anna and the French Kiss and Étienne is a huge reason why. He’s super dreamy. *swoon* (Also, that GIF fits him and this post so well, I think.)

    • Hazel @ staybookish on August 19, 2013 at 1:56 pm

      He is dreamy, isn’t he? Everytime I look at that GIF, I melt <3

  4. Jen on August 18, 2013 at 7:23 am

    EEEEP. I will surely come back and visit this post when I’m in need of some swoon and I don’t have time to reread the book. I FREAKING LOVE ETIENNE OHMYLAWDY. Loved this post, Hazel!

  5. TheBookishOwl on August 18, 2013 at 10:21 am

    I haven’t read this yet and I MUST BECAUSE ETIENNE SOUNDS LIKE BOOK BOYFRIEND NO. 49320!!!!

  6. tabithasbookblog on August 18, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    I DIE! I was just coming over to your blog to comment on your book haul for the week, and then I saw this!! Officially my favorite person of the week, and I’m so glad that you love St. Clair!

    I’m lame for saying this, but I really don’t care. NEW FOLLOWER!!!

  7. Nuzaifa @ Say It with Books on August 18, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    Damn. Am I only the person who’s missing out on awesome-ess of Anna and the French Kiss??
    Those quotes *swoooon*

  8. Francoise on August 18, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    This is a really smart meme. I sooooo want to read this book now. Is it just me or did it get hot and heavy in here?

  9. Melanie (YA Midnight Reads) on August 18, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    Sweet post, hon! I haven’t read this series as the cover and title put me off but you have me so damn tempted!

    Thanks for sharing, chick! <33

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