Nalini Singh wrote to me asking for help finding a book she read a long time ago:
I'm pretty sure it's a Western novella that was published some time back. The heroine is the daughter of a rich landowner, and Evil Guy tries to forcibly compromise her at a party so that she'll be forced to marry him. Except she's saved by young Heroic Cowboy, but then there's a problem because Evil Guy *did* manage to ruin her in some fashion, so she has to marry him.
Clearly, she doesn't want to, but if she doesn't marry, then her life will be over.
In steps Heroic Cowboy – who has been in love with her forever – and says he'll marry her instead. He's not rich, but the heroine and her parents both like him better than smarmy Evil Guy, so everyone agrees. Hero and heroine move out to Heroic Cowboy's remote cabin, and the majority of the story takes place there, and from what I recall that story is ADORABLE!
The hero doesn't think he's good enough to touch the heroine (he's as young as she is), and the heroine has no idea how to seduce her husband, even though she really wants to. Ensue the adorableness.
I have Googled the heck out of this without success. Now I throw myself on the resources of the Bitchery, because I really, really want to reread the story.
Do you recall this book? I totally want to read this, too.