Off the Barbary Coast in May, 1818, Lord Garrick Asquith-Wolf had just won a hand-to-hand combat with Tully St. Clair, one of the most feared pirates on the seas. Tully escaped. Garrick died only seconds later when he was struck by lightning. To keep his soul from going to Hell, Garrick's Heavenly Guidance Counselor gave him the task of guarding Miss Lucy Hartford. However, he had to remain chaste. The vow was a test. Even so little as a kiss would cut down his time to complete his assigned task.
Lucy was determined to prove that Tom was the Earl's long lost son. The Earl's new wife had wanted Tom killed so her own child could be heir. Garrick, Lucy, Tom, and Aunt Cornelia were off to find proof. Lucy's accident-prone tendencies kept causing havoc to the investigation. Her very presence was causing havoc to Garrick's senses! Now throw in a dull fianc for Lucy, Tully returning, and the [bad guy] deciding to complicate things for the Garrick!
This one is funny with all the accidents Lucy causes! Full of adventure, travel, and fights between good and [bad]. The ending is delightful!