Illusion of the Heart is an urban romantic story crafted from deep intuitive thoughts. It follows the story of two roommates, Tamara and Imani, who move to the Big Apple and the plight they discover within their lives as they juggle love, sex, secrets and heartache.
Tamara, is a voluptuous model who is an independent woman that doesn’t hide how she’s feeling. She moves to New York City from Atlanta to fulfil her dreams of being on the runway. Her steady world is turned upside down by a mysterious suitor. His name is Damien and though Tamara lets him into her life he won’t let her into his leaving Tamara to make a tough decision: follow her heart or walk away.
Imani is a busy woman, a columnist for the gossip magazine, Magnum. Her company, in the middle of aggressive expansion, will do what it takes to get to the top. Imani, willing to do help in anyway is flabbergasted when she is assigned an impossible story. Upset and vulnerable she hashes out her anger with her boss, Lawrence, but the conversation ends with a tryst on her desk leaving more questions than answers. The story she was assigned going nowhere, how does Imani keep her boss happy while rekindling her romance with him?
Tamara’s older brother Leon has had to take care of not only himself but his sister and mother in the four years since his father passed away. A protective older brother and caring son, he lives a humble life home in Atlanta. His life is changed forever when, completely by chance, he meets and begins a tremulous relationship that cannot be spoken aloud. Struggling to come to terms with his feelings about the fact that his relationship must be kept secret he travels to the Big Apple. In a moment of weakness he struggles to cope with his situation by returning to his old habits of drinking away his pain. Will Leon overcome the trials and tribulations of a new relationship or will he succumb to the love found at the bottom of an empty bottle?