BEST FRIENDS...FOREVER Twenty years ago, Nicole Baxter left the only home she knew - and the boy who shared all her secrets. Now she's back in Tawnee Valley to figure out her next move and cry on her old friend Sam Ward's shoulder. When Nikki moved away, Sam lost his best friend. The beautiful, elegant woman who returns is worlds away from the tomboy with pigtails and skinned knees she'd once been. And he's no longer a kid who believes in happy endings. But seeing Nikki again convinces him that they still share the same dream: a future together...