Unexpected Magic is the fifth book of The Merged Worlds.
Pepper Paull, the good witch, and her small coven of three are weary from dealing with those they rescued from magical captivity, though they have yet to break all the magical containments. Carol Grayson, the wolf-witch, and Amelia Rutledge, lawyer, coven sisters, agree that a little vacation is just what they need.
They don't count on Zymnos, dragon-in-disguise, showing up with an alternate destination and traveling plans. He asks the coven to pick up a package he had set aside a thousand year ago.
Why doesn't he do it himself?
Ah, he won't really say.
Why just now?
Well, it's a safe time to fetch it.
Things don't go as easily as the coven would like and surprises abound. How did Mike get pulled into the trip? Pepper doesn't mind, as she realizes a few things about the newly freed witch.
Is it love? Seems like. But why is the Quetzalcoatl jealous?
They find new friends, new enemies and deal again with some old ones.
Ryan, Amelia's stalker elf, is still around and they don't know why. Even the Unnamed Man shows up with needs.
In the midst of conspiracies and planning for a coming war, Pepper and Mike realize that what they have is love and a wedding transforms the mansion for a few days.
Carol and Amelia continue with business as usual, while the honeymooners head to the islands.
Life gets even more interesting when Pepper realizes she's pregnant.
That doesn't mean that the bad guys are giving up… someone they mostly forgot about sends a wedding gift that changes the game and no one likes what comes of it.