Wolf Rebel is the story of SWAT Officer Rachel Bennett and the vicious attack that turned her into a werewolf and left her with nightmares, not to mention the crazy sensation of constantly being watched.
And who might be watching her? That would be former Navy SEAL Knox Lawson, the werewolf hunter who showed up at the SWAT compound trying to kill Rachel and her pack mates, then got turned into a werewolf himself. Whoops, that’s going to be difficult to explain at the SWAT Christmas party!
But since everyone knows the best way to make friends with a pack of hangry werewolves is to feed them, let’s help Knox figure out what holiday goodies he needs to bring to the party. If he gets it right, they’ll probably forgive him. If not…well…it could get ugly fast.
The first thing Knox needs to know is that the alpha werewolves of Dallas SWAT (Special Wolf Alpha Team, by the way) love two things when it comes to food—quantity and grilling.
Fortunately, the holidays are all about eating yourself into a food coma, so nobody at the grocery store will bat an eye when Knox buys a truckload of turkeys, hams, and all the fixings, including about fifty pounds of potatoes and an unhealthy collection of cakes, pies, and cookies.
Grilling a turkey can be challenging, so let’s hope Knox is up to it. The secret is to keep the heat (charcoal preferably) even throughout the entire cooking process.
He might even want to use a big cooking pot that you can get right down into the grill, and surround it on all sides with briquettes. Oh, and he needs to avoid the temptation of opening the top all the time to check. That will ruin everything.
With an entire pack to feed, he’s going to need at least half a dozen grills. More if he plans on cooking the hams at the same time. The hams are actually easier. Just get a good spicy rub on the outside and smoke them low and slow until they’re falling apart.
Once the protein is cooking, Knox is going to have to get to work on the sides, especially because he’s going to need to peel about a hundred potatoes—regular white and sweet potatoes. It’s not a holiday dinner without both. Rachel and the other members of the Pack can certainly help, but Knox is going to have to prove himself if he wants to be accepted.
Once the main courses and sides are done, it’s on to desserts! Because no holiday feast is complete without the good stuff! Again, calories really aren’t a problem for werewolves, so there needs to be a good collection of cakes, cookies, and pies.
At the end of the party, the full and happy werewolves of the Dallas PD SWAT team come together and decide maybe Knox isn’t as bad as they thought. Then again, if Rachel is vouching for him, they should have known that already. But at least they got a free dinner out of it.
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