|'The Xander Years'
by Keith R.A. DeCandido
"This is new territory for me. My valentines are usually met with heartfelt restraining orders."
Unfulfilled crushes. Awkward first conversations. A date who wants you...dead.
Having a Y-chromosome in Sunnydale is never easy. But Buffy the Vampire Slayer's friend Xander Harris seems to find more than his share of trouble with the opposite sex.
At first Xander is happy being the teacher's pet -- until his schoolboy crush brings out her true animal instincts. Then his whirlwind romance with the exotic foreign exchange student falters when she demands the ultimate sacrifice.
Some members of the Slaying squad might say that dating Cordelia Chase could kill a guy. But Xander's relationship with the high-maintenance Cordy actually seems to be working out -- until she decides he's seriously harming her social standing. His crafty plan to win her back may earn him more love than one guy can handle.
Now, collected for the first time, are three stories from the hit TV series chronicling Xander's search for love on the Hellmouth.
*Featuring Buffy, Joyce, Giles, Xander, Angel, Cordelia, Willow, and Oz
*Published by Pocket Books