This is an interesting take on Beauty and the Beast with a heavy storyline of BDSM, or at least what I would define as BDSM. What I discovered while reading the story is that I don't articluarly enjoy reading about this type of "play". It's written in a manner that didn't make me uncormfortable so much I just couldn't get into the characters. For me personally it highlighted that I prefer submission/dominance stories that are less, for lack of a better word, overt or at least where both parties appear to be willing participants.
Aramantha is more of an unwilling participant who unwittingly enjoys this type of sexual play.